Wednesday, April 23, 2014

April 29th Newsletter

This Week's Speaker:

This week we are privileged to hear from a Mom Panel of 3 experienced Mom's.  They will be answering your questions and sharing their wisdom from real life experiences.

Joanne Lundberg: She has been married to her husband Dan for 38 years,  has 3 children, homeschooled 2 of them, 2 grandchildren, on staff in Children’s Ministry at New Hope Church for 20 years, loves the Lord, loves studying and teaching about the Bible and enjoys downhill skiing.




Chrissy Platek: She is married to John Platek, who is the new Pastor at Maple Grove Evangelical Free Church.  Together they have 3 children: Christian (10), Gavin (8), and London (5).  They recently moved from Akron, OH and are adjusting to life in COLD Minnesota!







Tammy Hobbs:  She is married to Jim Hobbs who is the current Acting Executive Pastor at Maple Grove Evangelical Free Church.  Together they have 3 children: Allie who is a sophomore in college, Amara who is a junior in high school and Erin who is in 5th grade.





This Week's Reminders:

  • RWC Collections: We are collecting crib sheets, pacifiers and baby bottles for Robbinsdale Women's Center this month.  Also gift cards to Target and WalMart are also always appreciated.
  • Don't forget your MOPPETS appreciation as discussed with your tables.
  •  MOPS registration for next year is open.  See Meg Vomhoff for the necessary forms and payment options to secure your spot for next year.
  • Been thinking about serving on our steering team??  Open positions are as follows: Hospitality- Events, Hospitality- Meetings, DGL (Discussion group leader) coordinator, DGL's for tables, and Finance.  Also, feel free to browse the ABOUT section of this blog for other positions that we have on our steering team.  If you are feeling led to act in any of these roles please talk to either Kelly Thomas at kiki3979@gmail.com or Jen Heupel at jenheupel@gmail.com or pick up an application at MOPS.

This Week's MOPPETS:

  
Hi, Moms! Thank you so much for blessing all of our child care workers with your gifts. They are so thankful and appreciative! We have the BEST people working with your children. They are loving and kind and count it a blessing to serve Christ in this way. Thank you for honoring them and recognizing their service.



We may be going outside for the next two sessions, weather depending, so PLEASE remember to send a jacket or sweater with your child as needed.



Class pictures! We are going to try again to get everyone’s class photo this Tuesday. Hope everyone can make it



BOZ TREEHOUSE TIME! ‘A Carnival of Counting’



BOZ Buzz! Counting God’s blessings is the next theme for BOZ Treehouse Time! at MOPPETS. To introduce this topic, please look for ways to practice counting (spoons at the dinner table, hangers in the closet, toys to clean up!) with your child.



  • Memory Verse: God gives me many good things. (from 2 Corinthians 9:15)
  • Biblical Concept: God gives us many blessings.
  • Concept in Action: I can count!
  • Snack: Goldfish
  • Craft: Crowns



Visit BozTheBear.com for more information about our curriculum. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me.



–Lori Andreen 612.802.1550



Save the Date:

  •  Mom's night out: We will be going to see the movie "Mom's Night Out" on May 10th at the Icon Theater in St. Louis Park. Cost is $10.75. Please bring your money to MOPS to get your advanced ticket and secure a spot.  Any ladies that have not purchased tickets ahead of time are not guaranteed a seat.  See Laura Gjenvick to pay for your ticket.
  • Great Date Night 2:  Want a date night with free babysitting?! Mark your calendars for Friday, May 2nd. The Great Date Night is happening again at Maple Grove Evangelical Free Church. Come with your whole family at 5:30pm and be served pizza for $5 and then hear a great speaker about marriage from 6:30-8:30pm while enjoying dessert and coffee kid-free Register online http://mgefc.org/697618.ihtml
  • Robbinsdale Women's Center "Walk for Life": 
    MGEFC MOPS are walking together Saturday, May 17th, rain or shine, for the Robbinsdale Women’s Center’s Annual "Walk for Life“. Help RWC raise $25,000 to reach more abortion-vulnerable women by sharing the truth of life and the mercy of Christ. This beautiful two-mile Walk is for all ages will start at the French Park Visitor Center, pass along scenic Medicine Lake, and feature face painting, balloon twist-art, and a visit from the Plymouth Fire Department’s fire truck for your children. Event starts at 9 am at 
    Clifton E. French Park Visitor Center - by the playground 12605 Rockford Road Plymouth, MN 55441
     

Monday, April 21, 2014

April 22nd Newsletter

This Week's Speaker

Ruth Buezis: "How to love your husband"

Ruth is married to Jim and has 4 daughters ages 18-24.  She leads a Bible Study at Plymouth Covenant Church on loving your husband.

This Week's Reminders:

  • We have steering team openings for next year.  Please prayerfully consider if this is a way in which you can serve. You can contact Kelly Thomas at kiki3979@gmail.com or Rachel Seifert at rach.seifert@gmail.com for more information.  
  • Registration for next year will be opening shortly.  Most years there is a slight discount for early-bird registration so keep this in mind.  Our theme for next year will be "Be You, Bravely".  We are excited for this theme and know that it will be another great year!
  •   MomCon 2014 is in Louisville, KY this October. Any mom can come and be refreshed, rejuvenated, and re-energizedby this 3 days MOPS conference.  If you aree interested contact Kelly Thomas for more information at kiki3979@gmail.com

This Week's MOPPETS

We will be taking pictures of each class on Tuesday, April 22nd. Hopefully everyone can make 
it! And, depending on the weather, the children might be going outside to play so please bring 
a sweater or jacket as needed. Thank you! 

BOZ TREEHOUSE TIME! Lesson 8: ‘Look In A Book!’ – part 2. 
Just for you! We will continue concentrating on the important story of Easter. For preschoolers, the 
message can be explained simply: Because of Easter, Jesus is alive! Young children who learn that the 
Bible tells God’s story have a building block for their faith journey. 

Memory Verse: The Bible is God’s Word (from 2 Timothy 3:16) 
Biblical Concept: God has given us many sources of wisdom, but the Bible is the greatest 
source of knowledge. 
Concept in Action: I can learn from books, especially the Bible. 
Snack: Rice Krispy Treats


Save the Date:

  • RWC Walk for Life: May 17th is the Robbinsdale Women's Center charity walk to raise money for this crisis pregnancy center.  This is a family friendly activity so bring the kids along for a fun morning.  The walk starts at 9 am and stay after for fun games and activities for the kids.
  •  Mom's night out: We will be going to see the movie "Mom's Night Out" on May 10th at the Icon Theater in St. Louis Park.  Be watching your email for an evite as the event gets closer for more details on cost and time.
  •  Great Date Night 2:  Want a date night with free babysitting?! Mark your calendars for Friday, May 2nd. The Great Date Night is happening again at Maple Grove Evangelical Free Church. Come with your whole family at 5:30pm and be served pizza for $5 and then hear a great speaker about marriage from 6:30-8:30pm while enjoying dessert and coffee kid-free Register online www.mgefc.org.

Monday, April 7, 2014

April 8th Newsletter

Day of Pampering:

 
Prepare to be pampered…Day of Pampering is finally here! Our MOPS morning will begin as usual with finding your table for prayer and announcements. After that it’s up to you!

The following complimentary services will be provided: back massage, hand massage, skin mapping, eyebrow waxing, eye treatments, makeup, satin hands by Mary Kay and hand waxing. Take a look around and keep an eye on the lines for the services you're interested in receiving. Each station will be on a first come first serve basis. Yummy brunch will be provided as usual. Feel free to take this opportunity to sit by women you ordinarily wouldn’t have the chance to.

To add to the relaxed feeling of the day feel free to come in whatever clothes you find to be most comfortable. Let’s get our kiddos in on the fun too…no need to get them dressed in the morning bring them in their jammies. If you’re planning on taking advantage of eye brow waxing, eye treatments or makeup services remember to skip your makeup routing in the morning. Leaving rings and bracelets at home would also be a good idea if you plan to take advantage of satin hands or hand waxing.

Our hope is that this day will leaves you feeling refreshed and maybe just a little spoiled!

* Also, Melissa will be here from It Works Global.  She will be donating one body wrap for our Day of Pampering and will have a lot more wraps for sale for $25.  You can even choose to wrap during our Day of Pampering.  She will assist with wrapping and unwrapping as well as explain more about her products.  If 10 people wrap during the morning, Melissa will donate an additional box of wraps to be given away in our group.  For more information about these products, head over to www.wrapwithmiss.com .

This Week's Reminders:

  • Robbinsdale Women's Center donations: This month we have been asked for donations of crib sheets, pacifiers, and baby bottles.  Also gift cards to WalMart or Target would also be a great help.  
  • We are starting for MOPS for next fall.  We have some openings on our Steering Team that we need to fill.  If you are feeling led to be a part of this ministry please contact  Kelly Thomas at kiki3979@gmail.com or Rachel Seifert at rach.seifert@gmail.com
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 This Week's MOPPETS:


BOZ TREEHOUSE TIME! April Topic: Look In A Book!’ 
 
BOZ Buzz! Exploring the wonderful world of books is the next theme for BOZ Treehouse 
Time! at MOPPETS! The Bible is, of course, the BEST BOOK, but we’ll also talk about other 
books. To introduce this topic, please read your child’s favorite Bible story and any other 
favorite books with your child. Have fun reading! 
 
Memory Verse: The Bible is God’s Word (from 2 Timothy 3:16) 
Biblical Concept: God has given us many sources of wisdom, but the Bible is the greatest 
source of knowledge. 
Concept in Action: I can learn from books, especially the Bible. 
Snack:  
April 8th: Easter Cross: Graham cracker dip sticks, cream cheese, and cranberries. 
     

Save the Date:

  • RWC Walk for Life: May 17th is the Robbinsdale Women's Center charity walk to raise money for this crisis pregnancy center.  This is a family friendly activity so bring the kids along for a fun morning.  The walk starts at 9 am and stay after for fun games and activities for the kids.
  •  Mom's night out: We will be going to see the movie "Mom's Night Out" on May 10th at the Icon Theater in St. Louis Park.  Be watching your email for an evite as the event gets closer for more details on cost and time.