Wednesday, October 7, 2015

October 13th Meeting

We hope everyone had a wonderful first meeting and you are looking forward to our meeting next week, Tuesday, October 13th, 9:30-11:30.  A handful reminders as we look forward to our meeting.

Everyone is encouraged to come early. We know this is so often easier said than done, but the earlier you arrive the more time you will have to check in your kids. Make sure to ask the greeters to help direct you of where to check in.

Speaker Information

Our speaker next week is Anna Braasch from Connected Families.
Anna Braasch is the Director of Community Engagement at Connected Families. She is passionate about encouraging parents who are struggling in their parenting journey. Her desire is for parents to leave workshops feeling strengthened and with a strong desire to connect well with their children. 
Anna has been married for 16 years and has two beautiful children, both born in Ethiopia. She brings her "in the trenches" personal experience to her speaking: infertility, adoption, attachment and parenting struggles, and loads of grace and healing.

Payment Information
Please remember to bring your MOPS payment next week. If you need more information about your registration please check with your DGL or Peggy (pgoshaw@yahoo.com). 

Pictures
A reminder to send your family pictures into your DGL.  Even one from an IPhone works! If you have any questions about how to do this please contact Heather (hhosfield@gmail.com). 

Noticing Goodness Board
Don’t forgot to add to the Noticing Goodness board this week! The board is an important way for us to celebrate the gifts God has given us!

Brunch
A reminder that the green table has brunch for the 13th meeting.

Mom’s Night Out
Join us for our first Mom's Night Out!  Bring your favorite group game so we can have some options.  Also, feel free to bring a dessert or appetizer to share.  It doesn't have to be anything fancy, but food is always welcome! :)   We will have hot chocolate, decaf coffee and water available.  Hope to see you all there!
Location: Mindy’s House- 15463 Elm Road Osseo, MN 55311
Time: Friday, October 9th at 7:00 PM

Playdate
Bring your kids and lets celebrate the beginning of fall!  We will meet at church and have the outdoor playground open for the kiddos. There will also be indoor activities like we had at the kickoff (basketballs, coloring pages, blocks, etc.)  We will also have coffee and hot chocolate to go around!  Hope to see you all there!
Location: Maple Grove Evangelical Church
Time: Tuesday, October 20th at 9:30-11:30 AM
Click here for the Evite Information

MOPPET Lesson Plan
Click here to view the MOPPET lesson plan for the week.

Preview of the October 27th meeting
Craft
We will have our first craft of the year at the October 27th meeting! It will be a beautiful leaf mason jar candle holder. Materials will be supplied, come with your creativity.
Speaker Information
Dave Sibley, a Maple Grove Evangelical Free Church member. He will be discussing communication differences between men and women. 
Brunch
A reminder that the orange table has brunch for the 27th meeting.
Costumes
Remember, your kids can come in their costumes to the 27th meeting!

As always if you have any questions or concerns please email us: MapleGroveMOPS@gmail.com. 

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