Sunday, October 6, 2013

October 8 Newsletter

This Week's Speaker:

Alisa Palmer-- "Training your Children to Work"

Picture"I am a writer and speaker who is passionate about intentional parenting. I believe we don't have to wait until our children are "of age" to train character, relationship skills and life skills. It is the ins and outs of the "daily grind" where we forge the character and skills in our children. I fully believe that training kids doesn't have to be like pulling teeth but should be injected with lavish amounts of creativity.  I believe that great parenting is 1 part creativity, 2 part consistency and 3 parts wisdom."

This Week's Reminders

  • We will be taking table pictures at this meeting for a MOPS directory.  
  • We are collecting both Newborn and Size 1 diapers to donate to Robbinsdale Women's Center.  Please bring donations to our next MOPS meeting. 
  • Friendly reminder, if you haven't already paid please bring your membership payment to the next MOPS meeting on 10/8. Year Total or Fall Semester Total payments are due. You can either turn them in to Meg Vomhof or your table's DGL during the next meeting. If paying by check, please make it out to Maple Grove E-Free Church (or MGEFC) and write "MOPS Dues" in the memo line. For payment information please refer to 2013-14 MOPS Membership Dues and Payment Information email from Meg Vomhof, or feel free to contact her at

This Week's MOPPETS:

MOPPETS for October 8th and 22nd 
We are falling in love with your children! And we hope that your children are falling in love with Boz the 
Bear! Have you found Boz’s video in your MOPPETS/MOPS Welcome Packet? We hope that you 
will also get to know Boz and his friends. Each month, the Boz Treehouse Time! curriculum will 
generally be repeated as children learn through repetition. We will vary their crafts, activities, and snacks 
so that each day is special.  
Weather permitting, the children in Barnyard through Kids Zone classrooms may go outside for 15 
minutes or so. With our changing weather, please have them wear appropriate jackets/clothing. 
BOZ Treehouse Time! encourages young children to discover God’s world through play-based, 
faith-focused activities. The interactive learning experiences will help children know and love 
BOZ TREEHOUSE TIME! October Topic: ‘What If?’ 
Celebrating God’s gift of imagination is the next theme for BOZ Treehouse Time! at 
MOPPETS. We will explore the world of creative thought with your child who is just learning to 
distinguish between what is real and what is pretend. This might already be a timely topic for your 
family, as fantasy-based costumes and seasonal decorations become more obvious this month.  
Lesson Overview: Just for you! 
Watching children use God’s gift of creative thinking is one of the great joys of working with toddlers 
and preschoolers. Limited only by their own imagination, children can turn the most boring day into 
hours exploding with possibilities for smiles and laughter. Of course, this ‘free thinking’ can also create 
scary thoughts and frightening images for children, possibly triggered by the sights and sounds of the 
season. If children express fear of monsters, scary costumes or gory masks, respect their feelings and 
say, “They are pretend. They aren’t real.” Young children may need to hear this message many times 
and have countless non-scary experiences before they differentiate for themselves what is real and what 
is not. 
Memory Verse: God created everything. (1 Corinthians 8:6) 
Biblical Concept: We are made in the image and likeness of God, the Creator. 
Concept in Action: I can be creative 
Snack: (October 8th) Puffs (soft cheetos) or popcorn 
Snack: (October 22nd) Homemade Cinnamon  Chex cereal mix with candy corn 
Visit for more information about our curriculum. If you have any questions or 
concerns, please contact me.  
–Lori Andreen 612.802.1550

Save the Date:

Craft Night: Please join us Oct 25th for a night of crafting.  We encourage you to bring your own project as well as work on organized crafts that MOPS will provide to sell at our bake sale.  
Bake Sale:  We are still looking for a few good women to sign up for our bake sale committee.  Please also be thinking about what you would like to bake and/or a craft you could make to sell.  All proceeds go toward funding our MOPS program!  Bake Sale dates are set for November 23rd and 24th.   

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