We are excited to announce that we have started up a MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) group at Community Reformed Church!

You are welcome to join our 2010-2011 program at anytime of the year. We meet every 1st and 3rd Friday from 9:30-11:00 a.m. (schedule above). You can register right on site at the meeting.

If you are not familiar with MOPS please click on any of the links above or visit http://www.mops.org/ for more information. We are excited to begin this adventure with you and other moms of the community as we learn and share our adventures of motherhood!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Halloween Fun!

If you will be out and about this weekend with your kiddos we would love to see your pictures of your litte lady bugs, lions, etc.! Please email your picture to communitymops@gmail.com and we will post your pictures of your little ones (no names will be posted). Here's my little guy from last year. He was sick so we didn't get the greatest ones but still a cute monster!
So go ahead, brag about your kids and show them off!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Importance of Prayer & Devotions

Just wanted to share some take-away advice that our speaker Dawn shared with us this morning regarding prayer and devotions with your kids in case you wanted a review or missed the meeting.

You can use the 'PAST' idea for remembering things to pray for:





Try to set aside a time to pray as a family; whether it be in the mornings before school, before or after dinner or before bed. Choose what works best for you. Some kids need pictures of things to help them with knowing what to pray for; some kids need to sing their prayers; or some may need to toss a ball during prayer like a popcorn prayer...every kid is different; decide what works best for you and your family.

Dawn also talked about devotions and shared some props from her "Bag of Success" for family devotions:

INVOLVE your kids with doing devotions.
CALENDAR>Write down when you are going to have devotions or take turns.
FORGIVE yourself if you forget a day.
SIMPLE>Keep them simple and easy.
TIMER>Set a timer on how long you want to spend doing devotions.
FUN>Have fun with it and make sure your kids have fun too so they want to do devotions together.

If you have any advice on what works for you please share it in the comments so we can all benefit from it!

Next meeting is November 5 (Oct. has an extra week so we have an extra week off). See you all then!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Door Prize!

We are excited for our 2nd meeting tomorrow. We have a great speaker coming and also will be giving away this door prize! Each meeting when you check in you will get a ticket to win a door prize....there will be different giveaways each time! The picture above is what will be given away tomorrow....lots of great stuff! Just a reminder that you may begin dropping your kiddos off at 9:15. You can either check in with us first or you may drop off your kids first...whatever is easiest for you. We look forward to seeing you all again tomorrow! Oh and remember if you are at the 'Aunt' table you are assigned to bring breakfast! :)

Friday, October 1, 2010

Moms meet moms at MOPS!

Wow, what a great first meeting together! We hope you all enjoyed the fellowship today as much as we did. It was a great time just to get to know each other and know what to expect for the next meeting. There were a couple moms that asked about the upcoming schedule...just click on the schedule above to see what is planned for our next meeting on October 15. Looked like the 2-5 year olds had a great time in MOPPETS and we are going to look for a few more helpers for the 0-1 year olds in nursery....what a crew we had! :) If you missed today you are always welcome at anytime so no worries! Just a reminder that the 'Aunt' table is on deck to provide breakfast for the next meeting. As we get playdates and 'moms night out' dates set we will post them here.

If you had any questions after today feel free to leave us a comment or email us at communitymops@gmail.com.