Friday, October 24, 2014

October 28th Newsletter

This Week's Speaker:

Pete Larson: Love Often, Laugh Much: Making Marriage All it Can Be
Pete grew up in Minneapolis, Minnesota as the 9th of 14 children. After graduating from St. John’s University in Collegeville, MN, Pete began working with youth and families at St. Patrick’s Church in Edina, MN. Following ten years of youth and family ministry, Pete began working at Youth Frontiers, where he led over 600 retreats, speaking to over 100,000 kids in grades 5-12. He was also a host on The Wishing Well T.V. show at the Minneapolis & St. Paul Children’s Hospitals. Pete is the co-founder and Executive Director of Family Fest Ministries, Inc., which seeks to strengthen families in the Christian Faith through weeklong and weekend retreats for families and couples. Pete often speaks at church youth groups, conferences, and retreats. Pete also writes blogs for myfaithradio.com and 1st Corinthians 13 Parenting. He lives in Bloomington, Minnesota with his wife, Lynn, and their two children, Dan and Tim.

  This Week's Reminders:

  • Our Facebook Group is up and running.  If you haven't been added to this group yet, please let your DGL know and they will be sure to get you added.
  •  Next MOPS meeting (Nov. 11) will be a baby shower for Robbinsdale Women's Center.  Your table will be discussing how each will contribute.
  • If you would like, your child can wear his/her costume to MOPPETS this week.  Another opportunity to play dress up!
  • We could still use a few more ladies to join our Day Of Pampering committee.  Joining would mean making a few, simple phone calls to gather donations and helping set up the night prior to the Day of Pampering. This is a great opportunity to meet other mom's and also serve our group. 
  • Do you have a blog that you'd like to appear on our blog list? Send an email with your URL to us at maplegrovemops@gmail.com!
    *Please remember that we only want to connect with blogs that are honoring to Jesus and to one another, and that will not be a stumbling block to anyone who "stumbles" upon this blog.

This week's MOPPETS:

 
MOPPETS! RescueMan to the Rescue.

For October 28th: If you would like, have your child dress up in his or her costumes for MOPPETS. Another opportunity to play dress-up!

BOZ Buzz! Helping others is the next theme for BOZ Treehouse Time! at MOPPETS. We will talk about ways we can help, especially during autumn. As your child participates in daily activities at home, affirm pro-social behaviors like sharing toys and showing kindness. As you know, young children must repeat these behaviors again and again before they become completely integrated into their character. It’s worth the effort, though!

  • Biblical Concept: Love others as much as you love yourself.
  • Concept in Action: I can care and I can share.
  • Memory Verse: I care about people (from Matthew 22:39 The Message (MSG) 37-40 Jesus said, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your passion and prayer and intelligence.’ This is the most important, the first on any list. But there is a second to set alongside it: ‘Love others as well as you love yourself.’ These two commands are pegs; everything in God’s Law and the Prophets hangs from them.”
  • Snack: Fruit Kabobs: Blueberries and mini-marshmallows with goldfish.

Upcoming Events:
  • November 25th: We will be taking classroom pictures to share with you and your family only. Be sure to have your child here so they can be included in the class picture with their MOPPETS buddies!
If you would like more information about the BOZ curriculum, please visit BozTheBear.com. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me. I look forward to getting to know you all!

Have a blessed year with MOPS and MOPPETS!

Lori Andreen 612.802.1550

 

Save the Date:

  • Mom's Night Out: Mark your calendar's for Friday, November 14th at 7pm. Actual event to still be determined, but watch for an evite for more details.
       

Sunday, October 12, 2014

October 14th Meeting

This Week's Speaker:

Caroline Mandich: Jesus in your Mothering

My husband, Danny and I are both from Canada. I graduated from the University of Western, Ontario. Danny graduated from Ohio State and played hockey for the Minnesota North Stars from 1982 to 1986. when he retired due to an injury, we stayed because we loved the lakes, the people and the way they celebrated family and the seasons. We have been married for over 30 years and have 3 children; Danielle 27, Josh 26 and Grace 21. We are empty nesters (Boo hoo) and are just learning to cook for two again. I love Jesus, great conversations, the outdoors, making family memories and hope to someday have all my photos out of containers and into frames and albums.

This Week's Reminders:

  • You have until Monday night to subscribe to the blog to be entered in to our drawing for Jen Hatmaker's revised edition of "Interrupted".  
  • If you still have not paid your MOPS dues for the semester or year, please do so at this Tuesday's meeting.  You can pay Peggy or email her at pgoshaw@yahoo.com with questions or concerns.
  •  We are still looking for someone/company who does nails for our Day of Pampering in February.  If you have a contact for this, please contact Melanie at melanieghaddon@gmail.com
  • We will be taking group pictures of each table for our MOPS directory this Tuesday. 
  • Check out our group on Facebook!  We are using this group to connect throughout the week with each other, to remind you of upcoming events, and to share useful information.  Feel free to post info, pics, whatever!  
  

This Week's MOPPETS:

  
Welcome to our second week of MOPPETS!

The theme for our next BOZ session will again be talking about healthy food choices with ‘Double Preppy Pizza’.
BOZ Buzz! Choosing healthy foods is the first theme for BOZ Treehouse Time! this year at MOPPETS. To introduce this topic, invite your child to identify fruits and vegetables in the refrigerator or on the kitchen counter. In the grocery store, see how many items your child can name in the produce department. Perhaps your child can even help you choose healthy options to create a tasty rainbow for supper this week!

  • Memory Verse: God gives me food (Psalm 111:5: He provides food for those who fear him; he remembers his covenant forever.)
  • Biblical Concept: God cares for His people
  • Concept in Action: I can enjoy the food God gives me.
  • Snack: October 14th: Fruit pizza: children will create with sugar free jelly, whipped cream cheese, and graham crackers. Younger children will get graham crackers or cheerios.
  • Craft: Veggie printing: cut veggies dipped in colored paint.
Upcoming Events:
  • October 28th: If you would like, have your child dress up in his or her costumes for MOPPETS. Another opportunity to play dress-up!
  • November 25th: We will be taking classroom pictures to share with you and your family only. Be sure to have your child here so they can be included in the class picture with their MOPPETS buddies!
If you would like more information about the BOZ curriculum, please visit BozTheBear.com. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me. I look forward to getting to know you all!

Have a blessed year with MOPS and MOPPETS!

Lori Andreen 612.802.1550


Save the Date:

  • Guardianship meeting: October 21st at 7pm with Chuck Roulette. This is an informative meeting for you and/or your husband to get information on wills and important legal information that many of us have neglected to put into place for our families.  He also speaks on not only the legal side, but also on leaving a legacy for your family. Childcare is available for $5 per family with signup.  Reply to email to register/sign up.