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!

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!

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