Sunday, March 24, 2013

March 26th Newsletter

This Week's Guest Speaker
Danielle Allen
Personal Testimony

Danielle is the Director of Adult Ministry at Maple Grove Evangelical Free Church.  She earned her B.A. from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio and her M.A. in Theological Studies from Bethel Seminary.  She has experience working as the 5th & 6th grade coordinator at her previous church, as well as experience in Sunday morning toddler nurseries, kids' AWANA programs, and Jr. & Sr. High programs.  Danielle lives with her Yorkie-Maltese dog named Moose.  Her desire is to help others grow in their faith so they can make a difference in their world.


This Week's Reminders


Handy Tips
  • Find ways to let your kids help you with spring cleaning this year!  Little ones can help wash windows, dust, or even stack all those miscellaneous tupperware to make more space in your cupboard!
  • As the snow melts and gets "sticky" enough to make snowmen, try making a headless snowman!  Leave off the head and let your kids play the role of Frosty!

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!

Thursday, March 7, 2013

March 12th Newsletter

This Week's Guest Speaker
Samantha Sawyer
"Ugh...I Hate Playing.  Ways To Share The Fun."

Samantha is a Nationally Certified and Licensed Speech Language Pathologist and Certified Parent Coach.  She has worked as a language pathologist in home, school, and hospital settings, and currently owns her own business called Brightening Connections.  She loves teaching caregivers and parents fun and easy ways to advance their child's development through play in the home environment.  She seeks to give parents strategies that will empower them to be the expert and reveal their child's natural skills.  She says, "Setting a child and family up for success brings out everyone's best potential and allows for a greater experience of joy."

This Week's Reminders

  • Brunch is provided by Chicks Ahoy!  Please remember to email your recipes to maplegrovemops@gmail.com to be shared with the rest of the group on our blog!

Baby News!
Congratulations to Rachel S. on the birth of baby Hayden, and to Laura G. on the birth of baby Cooper! We are excited to welcome these new little boys to the MOPS family!

Request for Prayer
Please remember to pray for the gals in our group who are battling illnesses (either themselves or in their families), tough pregnancies, and many other difficult situations.
"The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and produces wonderful results."  James 5:16 (NLT)

Handy Tips
  • Looking for a creative way to share the Gospel with your kids this Easter?  Check out this fun poem that uses M&M's to teach your child about what Jesus did for them on the cross!
  • Kids love splashing and stomping in puddles and melting snow almost as much as moms despise the soaking, sopping mess that results.  Alternative?  Try making Rainbow Puddles!



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!