Thursday, October 20, 2016

October 25th Meeting

We hope everyone had a wonderful first meeting and that you are looking forward to our meeting next week, Tuesday, October 25th, 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 will be Mary Dieter!
Mary Dieter is the 3rd of 7 children raised in an Irish Catholic family on the Iron Range in the mining town of Chisholm, MN.
What started out as a personal study for her and her 5 children expanded into public speaking engagements throughout the state of Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Nebraska. She has been a frequent lecturer at school (ECFC), educational seminars (Gifting), workshops, women’s retreats, youth conferences, and numerous civic gatherings.
As a graduate of Minnesota School of Women’s Ministries she served on the State Leadership Team representing the Red River Valley. She has come alongside women for over 30 years through Bible Studies, Prayer Retreats, Mentoring, along with starting and sustaining women’s ministries in various churches.
Mary has ministered in Guatemala with her husband in vision care and with her sister churches in Ukraine. She served with Emergency Medical Services for 16 years… with she feels was a ‘”call within the CALL.”
When asked to do or serve she filters through her mission statement for life and for work, “I desire to educate, encourage and excite others to become whole and holy.
She is married to Dr. Michael Dieter, an optometrist, and together raised 5 children. Like all married couples at times they have come “toe to toe” but by God’s grace they have for 43 years been able to see “eye to eye” They pray TOGETHER…OUT LOUD…EVERYDAY… for their personal lives, the lives of those in the family of God, their children and their 13 grandchildren.

MOPPETS Dress up
Reminder next meeting is dress up day for all children in MOPPETS!

Favorite Things
Please bring 2-3 of your favorite things to share with your table.  (Examples: favorite recipe, accessory, phone app, Bible verse, book, picture, music, make up, jewelry, snack, date night idea, drink, etc.)

Fall Frolic Family Fun
Friday, October 28 | 6:00-9:00pm | Maple Grove Evangelical Free Church
Games, prizes, inflatables, food, dunk tank! Grab a handful of invitations outside every kids’ room and invite your neighbors and friends to join you for a night of fun for all ages!
You can help us out by dropping off fun-sized candy beforehand and signing up to help too!

Brunch
The Orion table has brunch for the 25th meeting. Please remember that Mentor moms will be at the front door only until 9:20 to help you with your food.

DATE CHANGE!
We are switching our Tuesday, November 8th MOPS meeting to Tuesday, November 15th.  Tuesday, November 8th will be our November play date instead.
To Clarify:
Tuesday, November 8th will be our November play date (TBD)
Tuesday, November 15th is our first November MOPS meeting
Tuesday, November 22nd is our second November MOPS meeting

Mom’s Night Out
We are meeting at Kristi's house (17112 62nd Ave N. Maple Grove) this Friday, Oct. 21, at 7pm.
From 494 and Bass Lake Rd:
Go west about 3 miles to and take a left on Lawndale Lane (same as Dunkirk). Her house at the end of the culd-a-sac.
Please bring a dish to share and dress appropriately as we are planning a bonfire outside.

Facebook Group
Maple Grove MOPS has its own Facebook group! To join, please follow this link and ask to join the group! https://www.facebook.com/groups/513094448793618/

Next MOPPETS Childcare
For Steering meeting on Tuesday, November 1st is the Milky Way table

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

Psalm 139:12 “Even the darkness is not dark to You, and the night is as bright as the day. Darkness and light are alike to You.”

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