Please plan to join us Friday, Nov. 21, for our next MOPS meeting. Vanessa will lead us in making adorable advent calendars, as we prepare for the holiday season. Table 1 has breakfast.
We are so very excited to invite you to join the Our Father Lutheran Church MOPS group for 2014-2015 year. We meet on the 1st and 3rd Fridays of each month in the Community Room (lower level of the church). Our first meeting is this Friday, September 5th, with check-in and childcare drop off beginning at 9:15 AM.
It seems that we spend all of our time doing two things, living and waiting to live. We are often held back by things that require us to find the courage to act … conversations we need to have, risks that we have been avoiding, and taking the steps toward goals we want to accomplish. This year’s theme, “Be You, Bravely” will nudge us out of our ruts and routines so that we can focus on making choices that will inspire us to step into healthy risk and become more our true selves. And, we’ll do this all in the context of a community where we will cheer each other on.
Some of our planned topics for this year include: Courage to be Strong, Courage to be Intentional, Courage to be Significant, Courage to be Grateful, and Courage to be Passionate. We also have monthly creative projects during our meetings, as well as special events that include Mom’s Night Out gatherings and fun outings with our kids!
The link to our pamphlet is: http://www.ourfatherlutheran.net/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=L1bUea%2fWpH4%3d&tabid=256.
The registration fee is $90 per semester or $15 per meeting. Remember, your first meeting is free and we have tuition assistance for those who need it.
You can register online from this website or at our first meeting. Please plan on joining us, and feel free to pass this e-mail to any mom friends you may have. We can’t wait to see you!!
Melissa Trujillo and Jeri Hucke, 2014-2015 Co-Coordinators
We are excited to announce our lineup* of speakers and crafts for 2014/15!
We are looking forward to hearing from the following speakers:
- Shawna Fisch: Courage to be Strong–Learning self-defense to protect our children and us
- Debbie Maynard: Courage to be Grateful–Opening our hearts to what God gives even as bad things happen
- Stephanie Price: Courage to be Significant–Combating societal pressures to become disciples in the world
- Dianne Daniels: Courage to be a Brave Parent–Mothering like the Father
A variety of fabulous crafts have also been planned. For the “non-crafty”, don’t be deterred! Everything is easy to make, yet will still impress your friends 🙂
- Dream catchers
- Placemat bags
- Card/tea/picture wreaths
- Dream boards
- Charm bracelets and rings
- T-shirt scarves
- Photo blocks
Remember that our first meeting is coming up on September 5th from 9:30-11:30 a.m. We hope to see you there!
*Subject to change
My fridge and pantry are a mess!
For our next meeting, dietician Susan Drake wants to know: What are your top 3 nutrition questions? Do you wonder about the new gluten-free trend? Are you worried your kids are getting enough fruits or vegetables? Are you searching for that perfect plan to help you loss a few pounds? Reply to firstname.lastname@example.org by Tuesday and we’ll pass our questions on to Susan.
And now for the meeting details:
_ Our next meeting is Friday, April 4, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Childcare begins at 9:15 a.m.
_ Table 1 has breakfast.
_ Are you interested in doing a devotional? We could use another member’s voice! E-mail Melissa at email@example.com if you’re interested. Any story, scripture or reading will work.
Hi wonderful moms!
This month, let’s put our crafting hands away and pull out our thumbs (green or otherwise). During our next meeting, Friday, March 21, we’ll be planting succulent gardens.
MOPS will provide the soil and plants, but you’re responsible for your own pot. Make it roughly 4 inches wide and 4 inches deep with drainage holes. We’ll have a few extras should someone forget.
Now for the usual details:
_ Table 3 has breakfast.
_ We meet from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., with childcare starting at 9:15.
_ We know some of you have kiddos who’ll be on spring break during the next two meetings. You are welcome to bring them to MOPPETS if needed! Just shoot us an e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) beforehand so we can be prepared.
See you Friday!
Melissa and Amy.
Can you feel it? There may still be snow on the ground and in the forecast, but spring is just around the corner. If your yard needs some TLC, this Friday’s meeting is for you.
Our speaker is master gardener Tammy Jansen, who’ll talk to us about getting our little ones involved in the garden. So bring your questions and your thumbs, as Tammy surely will help turn them green!
As usual, we meet beginning at 9:30 a.m. On Friday at Our Father. Childcare is provided, beginning at 9:15 a.m. Table 2 has breakfast.