Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Meeting Recap: MOPS Meeting, February 12, 2015

MOPS Meeting, February 12, 2015










Announcements:

Mom Con registration is underway! Sept 17-19 in Indianapolis, IN. Early Registration costs $199 and lasts through March 16th!

Mentoring Moms “Mom Wise” is Friday, February 27, 6:30-8pm at the home of Nancy Ryalls, 2482 Milton Hills Dr. Subject is “healthy Boundaries.”

March 26th Spa day!

New Bible study starting at First Baptist Church on the book of Ruth. Going on during AWANA at  5-6:30 pm on Sunday evenings. AWANA is for scripture memory for kids beginning age 3-6th grade. 

The theme was decidedly Valentine's as we welcomed our hubbys to our meeting! We began with a HUGE feast (that was mostly gone by the end-- thank you to Steering and Mentor Moms for providing the extras!) and then played two games. We did our best collecting Conversation Hearts with chopsticks, then playing a "Newly Wed" game of sorts with a few brave couples who volunteered to answer questions about each other, backs facing each other. Quite entertaining! Then, Laurie Burke's husband, John, shared on forgiveness. 

Hope everyone had a happy Valentine's Day and is staying warm during this snow day!

Friday, February 13, 2015

The February 2015 Newsletter is Now Available!

Click here to view and download the February 2015 newsletter. A very special kudos goes to Becky Venteicher for writing the lead article this month, while she was nine months pregnant! She delivered her baby the day before the newsletter was distributed. What a wonderful blessing you are to us, brave mama!

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Meeting Recap MOPS Meeting, January 29, 2015

MOPS Meeting, January 29, 2015

Announcements

February 12th Next meeting- Bring your husband to MOPS day! 
Purple and pink provide breakfast next week, as well as Steering and Mentoring moms

Bring sausage, donuts, pigs in a blanket – manly food for their hungry appetites!

Laurie Burke’s husband will be speaking, so it won't all be girly, girly!

March 26th Spa day!

Mom Con registration opened February 2nd! It will be held Sept 17-19 in Indianapolis, IN. JOIN!

IF Gathering is February 6-7th, Friday 6-10 pm
Held at Meadows Presbyterian
9am-6pm on Saturday Come for as much as you can!

Mentoring Moms “Mom Wise” is Friday, February 27, 6:30-8pm at the home of Nancy Ryalls, 2482 Milton Hills Dr.
Subject is “healthy Boundaries”


Shoe drive is underway! Collecting gently used shoes to benefit Young Lives in Charlottesville. Would like to collect 1,000 pairs of shoes that will be distributed throughout the world! Bring your shoes! Bring to next meeting! Wrap each pair of shoes with a rubber band – Men’s, Women’s, Children’s – ALL shoes!

Lori Woods shared a wonderful, heartfelt testimony about God's faithfulness and His provision. Thank you, Lori!





Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Meeting Recap, January 15, 2015


Welcome back, everyone! We are looking forward to a great Spring 2015 together! Let's keep this short and sweet with announcements and upcoming events...

Announcements

1. Danielle Schaeber will be taking over in the Finance/Registration department. Thank you, Danielle!
2. If you are interested in serving as the Creative Activities chair (crafts), please contact Laurie Burke!
3. Service Chair, Jennifer Coon, announced that we will be participating in a "shoe drive" in the coming weeks. If you have shoes are you looking to get rid of, set them aside and stay tuned for more info!
4. If you want to be a Secret Sister this semester, you can! Talk to Amy Vesser about signing up.

Upcoming meetings

February 12th - BRING YOUR HUSBAND TO MOPS DAY! Save the date and let your husband know he can join you at MOPS on February 12th from 9:30-11:30 am if he is able!

March 26th - Spa Day! Woohoo!

End of May - We will host a Family Picnic /BBQ to celebrate the end of the MOPS year

March - Early registration opens for MomCon (held in mid-September). Keynote speaker is author Jen Hatmaker. It would be great to have some MOPS moms go together from Cville!

Welcome to our newest baby girls born to Jenny Street, Sarah Edens, and Alisa Hansen! Congratulations!


Thursday, January 15, 2015

The January 2015 Newsletter is Now Online!

Click here to download and read the January 2015 newsletter. This month's newsletter features an article about New Year's Resolutions, an introduction to our new Finance/Registration chair Danielle Schaeber, a handout on praying for your children, and fun craft for those days you're stuck in the house with little ones. Enjoy!

Also, the "31 Days of Prayer" handout is available in the full-page printable version HERE.

Friday, December 12, 2014

The December 2014 Newsletter is now Online!

Click here to download and read the December 2014 newsletter. This month's newsletter features a great article by Shelley Roten about surviving the terrible twos during her husband's deployment, ideas for fun and crafty teacher gifts, and quick and easy meal ideas from our Mentoring Moms.

Enjoy!

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Meeting Recap - November 20, 2014

It's hard to believe that we are already at this point in the year and that we only have ONE more meeting for the year! Our next meeting is December 11th and we will be having our annual ornament exchange to celebrate Christmas. Please bring a wrapped ornament for the ornament exchange. Also, please bring small gifts for Moppetts workers as a thank you for taking care of our babies. You will be able to put those in a bag at the beginning of our next meeting.


We have two MOPS moms who have needed to step down from Steering Committee due to personal reasons. Please be praying about who God has to fill these two positions, and pray about if that person is you! :) If you are interested, please let your table leader or Laurie Burke know. We need the following positions:

  • Creative position (craft) – in charge of creative activities and crafts (3 more remain for the year in MOPS)
  • Registration and Finance (contact table leader or Laurie Burke) – mainly a Fall position due to managing the waiting list and registration
Also, please pray for Amber Young going through a hard time and needs support in prayer. She faithfully prays for MOPS moms and keeps new moms fed after babies are born, so let's lift her up in her time of need!

The directory is now available for pick-up. Thank you to Sarah Edens for that serious labor of love.

Nancy Ryalls shared from Ephesians about what it means to be brave - dying to self so that Christ's life can come up from within us. She encouraged us to be brave by quoting scripture and putting our names in the verse: Ephesians 2:8-9 "For by grace you (MOPS Mama) have been saved through faith: and that not of yourselves (MOPS mamas), it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, that no one should boast."

Our amazing speaker, Lynsie of DinnerDivide, is a chef, blogger, and not to mention busy mother of five! She taught us how to cut our grocery bills in half by learning to shop sales, buy in bulk/freeze, and plan ahead. By using her tips, she took her grocery bill from $1200/month to $600/month!
Her plan is based on buying whole, clean foods and not processed foods. She only put things that were on sale in her cart (she shops at Harris Teeter) – she bought $500 worth of groceries for $250. You can find her at http://dinnerdivide.com. 

Classes – minimum of 5 people, can come to your house - $25/class per person.