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We've also head from some helpful speakers about couponing and educational choices, and swapped stuff for our kids and ourselves!
December 10, 2012
November 27, 2012
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October 08, 2012
Get ready mamas.....it's starting to feel like fall (FINALLY!), and our next MOPS meeting will eventually result in the wonderful aroma of apple pie wafting through our homes! Bring your apron and prepare to get your hands a little messy, because we will be slicing apples and assembling our very own apple pies. Contact your table leaders if you have any questions!
ALSO - check out the new "NEWSLETTERS" link on our page - if you miss a MOPS meeting and want to be in-the-know, you can catch up and read through the fun information in our monthly publication.
September 11, 2012
So many new faces and familiar faces! We enjoyed a superb breakfast spread (seriously, will anyone else be hitting up Stephanie for her lemon-blueberry scone recipe?), made sparkly new name tags, met the leadership crew, saw a MOPS-inspired Veggie Tales promo video, and engaged in lively conversation with our table groups! If you missed it, you are welcome to join in the fun ANYTIME!
Don't forget to put all of the upcoming events in your calendar!
THIS FRIDAY night (Sept. 14th) at Starbucks on Madison/Dewey at 7:30 pm - have a cup of whatever and get to know some ladies from our group.
ALSO - if I didn't snap your photo on your way out today, please remember to send me (Jodi - firstname.lastname@example.org) a recent headshot to use for our photo directory. Thanks!
Have a blessed week, and see you soon!
August 12, 2012
We DO rule - and it's not just because we have the toughest job in the world, but also because we are constantly seeking ways to improve our game plan! Come hang out with some AMAZING moms and see what a little encouragement and fun can add to your life!
Our FIRST MOPS meeting is coming up soon, so mark your calendars!
TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 11TH AT 9:30AM (MOPPETS @9:15)
There are quite a few events (playdates, mom's nights, etc...) between now and then, so check out the new Events page on the side bar.
Be there, or be......just be there. See you soon!
January 18, 2012
On January 24th., get ready for The Me Project by Kathi Lipp! This is an event we're opening to ALL women, not just mothers of preschoolers. Please come! If you're going to need child care, please let us know beforehand.
When: January 24th, 2012
Time: 9:30 - 11:30 am
Price: $5 at the door.
If you're wondering what The Me Project is, check out my review. I hope you can join us!
November 04, 2011
Yes, it's that time of the year again! We're raising money to reach more moms and to sustain our group. Please help! The pasta is fun, especially around Thanksgiving and Christmas and makes a great gift.
Consider buying some!
September 15, 2011
September 13, 2011
September 12, 2011
August 26, 2011
Here is what she had when I asked her what she had to say about her new role.
How long have you been with MOPS?
7 years, 5 as just a mom and 2 on steering team with Creative role.
How long in leadership?
Leadership is a life long gift, I've been in leadership since I can remember, it's been fun participating in Mops leadership the past 2 years.
What did you love about MOPS?
The friendships that were available if I made the effort and the others did, I've made a few life long friends and some life stage friends that I'll never forget.
What are your hobbies/interests?
Children's Ministry, Pampered Chef, Sewing, Puzzles, Scrap-booking, Bowling, Choir, Pottery, Organization, I'm simply scattered these days, in this stage of life I'm taking my hobbies/interests very lightly... you can only do so much as a mom of young ones so I just do what is fun at the moment if it fits the schedule.
What are you looking forward to most about this role at MOPPETS?
Blessing the Moms with everything I've recieved in the past 7 years, at some point I just realized I was "all grown up" so to speak, and needed more then anything to step back and serve others. Plus, I get to use my early childhood education on all the kiddos, I'm finally getting to use my brain again!
What scares you the most regarding this role?
Failure, we all fear failure, I will need constant reminders that "I can do all things through Christ, who strengthens me." and to remember that fear is not from the Lord.
Anything else you want to add?
I'm so excited, please share my excitement with those around you so they will want to serve our kids too!
You can visit Clarissa's Pampered Chef website by copy-pasting this address into your browser window: http://www.pamperedchef.biz/pamperissa
August 07, 2011
August 01, 2011
Personal Characteristics would include:
- a growing personal relationship with Jesus Christ
- a sensitivity to the needs of young mothers
- a dedication to meeting the needs of children while understanding their eternal worth to God
- an understanding of quality child care to a group of small children
- an ability to think creatively about finding and involving people in projects.
Position Responsibilities include:
- working with CCC and MOPS to establish policies and procedures for the MOPPETS program
- recruiting MOPPETS workers
- training and encouraging MOPPETS workers
- communicating with MOPS moms who leave children in her care
- attending MOPS steering meetings as required
- selecting appropriate materials, developing programs and lessons for each class
- encouraging other team members to grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ.
If you know anyone who may be interested in filling this position and feels equipped and called, please let Katie Scott know at email@example.com
July 31, 2011
We are working on a way to register online! We hope to have a downloadable registration form soon - then you can print it and fill it out. You can email it to Courtney Phelps (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have access to a scanner. If not, please bring it with you to the registration table!
May 09, 2011
The best part? You pick a partner - or two or three - and keep one another accountable. You share what's easy, what's hard and what really is impossible. It's fun, ladies. Join us. There's a bonus challenge (everyday, I think) for extra fun.
If you want to do this with us (from today May 9th through June 6th) send me a message on Facebook. I'll add you on!
April 14, 2011
MOPS exists to encourage, equip and develop every mother of preschoolers to realize her potential as a woman, mother and leader. The Great Moms Walk is a fundraising event for MOPS groups across the country to raise community awareness of MOPS, raise funds for their group and to grow MOPS groups worldwide. MOPS is making better moms for a better world and you can help by donating to your local Great Moms Walk today! Just click the "Donate" button on the upper right hand corner of this blog.
MOPS is a non-profit organization, so all donations are 100% tax deductible! (tax ID #94-2497077)
We view this as a mighty cause in which to invest and partake. We need your support! Please consider making a donation and make a difference in the lives of families-both locally and nationwide. Your donation will support our local charter at Christ Community Church in Carmichael.
The Great Moms Walk will take place at 10am at Old Fair Oaks during the Fair Oaks Spring Parade. We will be there with our mops! ;)
April 12, 2011
Our annual Tea and Treasures went supremely well today. Thank you to all who prayed for us. Thank you also to the extra volunteers - for MOPPETS as well as servers for your heart and hands. Most of the seventy-odd moms we love and cherish were able to attend - some were in labor. That's right - two of our MOPS moms had little MOPPETS today! The Lord was fully present as testimonies declared His Name and the work He continues to do in our lives.
What a blessed day!
April 10, 2011
Please keep our MOPS group in your prayers.
August 04, 2010
Mothering is part art, part science and always a work in progress! Backed by more than thirty years of research-based ministry at MOPS International, Momology is designed to help you be the unique mother God created you to be - because better moms make a better world.
Our new semester starts this Fall - and we're so excited to explore "Momology" together. If you're returning, we look forward to seeing you again soon, and if you have yet to join us for a meeting, we sincerly look forward to meeting you. If you would simply like to inquire about our program, we welcome you to contact us with questions or even sit in on a meeting to see what it's all about!
FIRST MEETING: Tuesday, September 14th!
MOPS meets on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays each month, at 9:15am. Childcare is available!
Contact Melanie Tiner with questions: 916-607-9985
February 08, 2010
Click here to join!
State your name when you request to join, because it is a closed group to just current CCC MOPS Members.
January 19, 2010
December 29, 2009
On January 26th, 2010 we have the honor of Speaker Kathi Lipp speaking at our MOPS meeting on The Husband Project! Her book is only $10 at the meeting and we will have some on hand that day. Are you ready to take the 21 day challenge?
December 28, 2009
MOPS wishes you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Our next MOPS meeting will kick-off the new semester at MOPS and you won't want to miss out. We'll have some breakfast, some fun, utilize our creativity and leave with a spectacular stationary kit! Bring a packet of cards or two to share with your table mates (most tables have 8 people, some have 10). These could be birthday cards, blank cards, thank you cards etc...a variety will be fun!
January MOPS Meetings:
Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010 9:15am-11:30am
Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2010 9:15am-11:30am
If you're new and thinking about joining us, email us to let us know to be prepared for you and your little ones in MOPPETS!
Looking forward to a great year and a wonderful time at MOPS this semester!
MOPS fees are $50 for the Spring semester ( 5 months/10 meetings!) or just pay $10 a month.
December 02, 2009
October 11, 2009
October 07, 2009
October 01, 2009
Got shoe boxes? We are collecting regular sized shoe boxes for our shoe box packing party - Operation Christmas Child - MOPS meeting on November 10th. Bring them to the next two MOPS meetings. They must have removable lids, like the picture above. If you have wrapping paper to spare, please bring that too!
Are you unfamiliar with Operation Christmas Child? Read more about it here
We'll be signing up to bring items to fill these shoe boxes at our meeting on Tuesday, October 13th.
Special thanks to Alice McKinley, Mentor Mom, for allowing us to borrow her books, and to everyone else who contributes books to our MOPS Library.
9:15 check in MOPPETS
9:30 - 11:30 am
Doesn't that look delicious!? Be sure to join us for our MOPS Meeting on Tuesday, October 13th for our annual Apple Pie making meeting! Everyone will be able to go home with their own yummy pie to enjoy with their families and we'll even make some extras to give to our fabulous MOPPETS volunteers. See you there!
9:15 check in MOPPETS
9:30 - 11:30 am
Boxes & Toxins - check your cupboards!
This is confirmed on Snopes: http://www.snopes.com/medical/toxins/pancake.asp
A student at HBHS (high school) had pancakes this week and it almost became fatal. His Mom (registered nurse) made him pancakes, dropped him off at school and headed to play tennis. She never takes her cell phone on the court but did this time and her son called to say he was having trouble breathing. She told him to go to the nurse immediately and proceeded to call school and alert the nurse. The nurse called the paramedics and they were there in 3 minutes and worked on the boy all the way to the hospital. He came so close to dying. Evidently this is more common then I ever knew. Check the expiration dates on packages like pancakes and cake mixes that have yeast which over time develop spores. Apparently, the mold that forms in old mixes can be toxic! Throw away ALL OUTDATED pancake mix, brownie mixes, Bisquick, cake & cookie mixes, etc., you have in your home.
P.S. Tell this to your children, grandchildren, nephews, nieces and anyone else who keeps these types of mixes in the cupboard.
The following Infant & Children's Tylenol products are being recalled due to a possible contamination with the bacteria, Burkholderia cepacia (B. cepacia). This bacteria can cause pneumonia in weakened immune systems. Check your cabinets and call 1-800-962-5357 to receive a replacement bottle.
* Children’s TYLENOL Plus Cold MS Suspension 4 oz. Grape
* Children’s TYLENOL Suspension 4oz. Grape
* Children’s TYLENOL Suspension 4oz. Strawberry
* Children’s TYLENOL Suspension 4oz. Bubble Gum
* Infants’ TYLENOL Suspension 1/2oz. Cherry
* Infants’ TYLENOL Grape Suspension Drops 1/4oz.
* Children’s TYLENOL Dye Free Suspension 4oz. Cherry
* Children’s TYLENOL Suspension 4oz. Cherry
* Children’s TYLENOL Plus Cough & Runny Nose 4oz. Cherry
* Infants’ TYLENOL Suspension Drops 1/2oz. Grape
* Children’s TYLENOL Plus Flu 4oz. Bubble Gum
* Children’s TYLENOL Plus Cold Suspension 4oz. Grape
* Children’s TYLENOL Plus Cough/ST Suspension 4oz. Cherry
* Infants’ TYLENOL Suspension Drops 1oz. Grape
* Infants’ TYLENOL Dye Free Suspension 1oz. Cherry
* Children’s TYLENOL Pediatric Suspension 1oz. Cherry
* Infants’ TYLENOL Suspension Drops 1oz. Cherry
* Children’s TYLENOL Plus Cold/Allergy 4oz. Bubble Gum
* Infants’ TYLENOL Grape Suspension Drops H/G 1/2oz.
* Infants’ TYLENOL Drops 1oz. Grape
* Children’s TYLENOL Suspension 4oz. Cherry, Hospital Govt.
For more information read this notice on the Tylenol website.
Our theme for the year, 2009-2010, is "Together on Planet Mom"! Join us this year as we explore together the Planet that we have all landed on and embrace the uniqueness of this season of our lives. To see what we have planned this year, check out our 2009-2010 Meeting Schedule!
* Life-enriching speakers
* Opportunity for uninterrupted discussion
* Socializing and nurturing friendships
* Creative activities and crafts
* Coffee and refreshments
Enjoy moms' night out, play-dates and much more!
* $5/meeting ($10/month) for meeting fees includes everything above plus childcare.
* There is an annual Registration Fee of $25.
* Partial scholarships* are available.
*Requests are strictly confidential, email Kerstin Peppers for more information.
The $25 MOPS International Registration Fee includes:
* One year subscription to MOMSense magazine
* A weekly Mom-Email
* A gift package from MOPS International
* A MOPS-to-Mom Connection membership card that entitles you to special discounts
* A full-year MOPS International membership, even if you move!
Click here to view MOPS International Membership Benefits in full!