Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Summer Play Date Schedule

June 11th
French Park Playground
12605 Rockford Road
Plymouth, MN 55441
Admission:  Free
**Don't forget swimsuits if you would like to swim

June 25th
Maple Maze
12951 Weaver Lake Road
Maple Grove, MN 55369
Resident Admission:  $4.50/child
Non-resident Admission:  $5.50/child
Children under age 1:  Free
**Wear socks

July 9th
Elm Creek Swim Pond
12400 James Deane Parkway
Maple Grove, MN 55369
Admission:  $3/person
Season pass:  $10/person
Children under age 1:  Free

July 23rd
Como Zoo
1225 Estabrook Drive
St. Paul, MN 55103
Admission:  Donations
**Meet at the main entrance by the Conservatory

August 13th
Elm Creek Park
12400 James Deane Parkway
Maple Grove, MN 55369
Admission:  Free

August 27th
Lakeside Commons Park Splash Pad
3020 Lake Parkway
Blaine, MN 55449
Parking Permit:  $5/day
**Note the time difference

Sunday, May 12, 2013

May 14th Newsletter

This Week's Guest Speaker
Paula Gilbert

Paula Gilbert serves as the backbone to our MOPS Ministry.  She directs and coordinates all the big stuff.  She also has a deep passion to connect with young moms and to minister to them on a personal level.

This Week's Reminders

  • This week is our Spring Tea!  Please remember to bring your favorite tea cup with you.
  • Brunch is provided by S.S. Mommies.
  • This week is our Secret Sister Reveal...don't forget to bring a special surprise for your sister!
  • When you arrive at our meeting, we will have tables set up with Thank You cards for our Moppets (childcare) workers.  Please take a moment to sign the cards for any workers that have been involved with your child this year! 
  • If you are interested in contributing to the RWC Walk for Life (information below), donation baskets will be available at our meeting on Tuesday.  Checks can be made out to "RWC".

MOPS Couples' Bowling Night
We look forward to seeing you all and meeting your husbands for Couples' Bowling!  We'll be meeting at Sundance bowling center in Dayton, MN on May 19th at 6:00p.m.  The cost is $14.50/person, which includes 2 games of bowling, shoe rental, pizza, and pop.

Walk for Life (Robbinsdale Women's Center)
The Walk for Life will take place on May 18th, beginning at 9:00a.m. at French Park in Plymouth, MN.  There are many ways you can participate in this event:

  • Bring a donation to our meeting on Tuesday (or give online)
  • Sign up online OR talk to Lori Andreen if you'd like to walk and raise donations
  • Bring your kids for face painting, balloons, and to walk and show your support even if you're not registered

"Great Date Night"!
Put the spark back into date nights with your husband!  On May 31st (6-10p.m.), young couples have the unique opportunity to learn how to develop a meaningful dating relationship with their spouses.  The evening will consist of a message from Pastor Russ Berg (of MGEFC) about dating your spouse, time for you and your hubby to enjoy a nice dinner together on your own, and finally a dessert back at church along with a Q&A time with Pastor Russ.  So book your favorite babysitter, pass the word to your married friends (neighbors, co-workers, etc.) and get ready for a great night with your husband!  Click here for more information and to register for this unique event.

Registration for 2013/2014 MOPS
Plans are already underway for our 2013-2014 MOPS program!  Please register early to ensure a spot for you and your children next year!  Register before May 31st to receive a $2 discount on your fee.  Please contact Meg Vomhof with any questions.

Steering Team
Our steering team has done a great job of planning our year together.  Thanks to everyone who has been involved!
Did you know that there are many different ways to serve on our MOPS Steering Team?  Do you love to lead discussions?  Are you creative and crafty?  Do you love Facebook and blogging?  If you'd like to use your talents and interests to bless other mommies, send us an email!  We'd love to give you more information or answer questions you might have about the following open positions:
  • Coordinator, Co/Assistant Coordinator
  • Co-MOPPETS Coordinator
  • Publicity Director
  • Creative Activities Director
  • Fundraising Director
  • Discussion Group Leaders

MOPS Convention
There is still time to register for the MOPS International Convention in Kansas City!  Please contact Paula Gilbert if you are planning to attend.

Guest Speakers
This year, we have had some wonderful guest speakers.  Did you miss one that you were really hoping to hear?  Catch up on the blog!  Click on the 'Media' tab at the top for links to the videos from all of our meetings!

Summer Events
During the summer months before our next MOPS season, keep building on the friendships you've already begun this year!  See the Calendar of Upcoming Events (below) and watch your email, Facebook, and this blog for more information about "Moms Only" nights, couples' date nights, and playdates with the kids!

Calendar of Upcoming Events
May 18th - Robbinsdale Women's Center "Walk for Life"
May 19th - Couples' Bowling Night
May 31st - "Great Date Night" (Couples)
May 31st - Deadline for early registration ($2 off fee) for the 2013-2014 MOPS year
June 11th - Playdate at French Park Playground
June 25th - Playdate at Maple Maze
July 9th - Playdate at Elm Creek Swim Pond
July 16th - "Wine & Canvas" (Moms Only)
July 23rd - Playdate at Como Zoo
August 13th - Playdate at Elm Creek Park
August 16th - "Moms Night IN" (Moms Only)
August 27th - Playdate at Lakeside Commons Park Splash Pad
October 17-19 - MOPS International Convention