Sunday, February 24, 2013

February 26th Newsletter

This Week's Guest Speaker
Margaret Lindborg
"Doing Your Best With What God Has Given You"

Margaret has been married to her husband John for 30 years.  She has been through the pre-school phase with 5 children, having stayed at home with them and home-schooled for 12 years.  She graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1978, and is currently an active member of New Hope Church.  She loves gardening and planning parties, which came in handy as she helped plan two of her children's weddings that took place last summer.  Margaret asks for your prayers as she speaks to us this week, as public speaking stretches her out of her comfort zone.  We are so excited to learn from her wealth of experience in marriage and motherhood!

This Week's Reminders

  • Brunch is provided by Barnacle Babes.  Please email your recipes to maplegrovemops@gmail.com to share them on our blog.
  • Please bring an empty egg carton with you for our "Resurrection Eggs" craft!

Handy Tips
  • By popular demand, here is the recipe for the delicious Coffee Punch that Kelly T. provided for our Day of Pampering (thanks, Kelly!):
    • Boil 1 gallon of water.  Add 1/2 c + 3 T instant coffee and 1 c sugar.  Chill.  Add 1 T vanilla, 1 quart milk, and 1/2 gallon ice cream.  Enjoy!
  • As the snow starts to melt, get out those galoshes and go puddle-stomping with your kids!  If you'd rather avoid the spring mess and make the days of "ice skating" last a little longer, try cutting out pieces of wax paper big enough for your child to stand on and let them "skate"/slide around on the carpet indoors!


Save the Dates

Friday, March 29th @ 7:00p.m.--Join us at MGEFC for our Good Friday service!

October 17-19, 2013 -- MOPS International Convention featuring Beth Moore!  Details will be available at our MOPS meetings or by clicking here.  Registration is currently open, and this event is expected to sell out quickly!

Sunday, February 10, 2013

February 12th Newsletter


DAY OF PAMPERING!
We all marked our calendars back in September for this...and it's finally here!  Get ready to relax with the girls and finally have a morning that's all about you!


This Week's Reminders:

  • Please arrive a little early (kids can be checked in as early as 9:15a.m.) to make sure you don't miss your hairstyle/massage appointment.  Appointments begin promptly at 9:30.
  • When you arrive in the Community Room (our usual meeting place), please pick up your name tag and appointment card.
  • Brunch is provided by The Original Pancake House and Cafe Donuts!
  • If you are unable to attend, please let us know so we can keep an accurate appointment schedule.

Pampering Stations:
  • Chair Massages (by appointment only)
  • Hairstyles (by appointment only)
  • eyebrow waxing
  • skin mapping
  • chiropractic consultations
  • paraffin waxing
  • Pilates
  • make your own sugar scrub
  • brunch at your leisure
  • DIY nails
  • lounge areas to chat and catch up on celeb gossip
  • PRIZES, PRIZES, PRIZES!!!

Save the Date

October 17-19, 2013 -- MOPS International Convention featuring Beth Moore!  Details will be available at our MOPS meetings or by clicking here.  Registration is currently open, and this event is expected to sell out quickly!