Upcoming Meeting – March 20th

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UPCOMING MEETING: Friday, March 20th at 9:30am

Join us as we learn more about the courage to be honest!

Purple and Black tables are responsible for the food. Can’t wait!

Remember to bring candy (or stickers, small toys, etc.) by this Friday so that we can stuff the eggs for the Easter egg hunt on April 3rd – details below.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Spirit Night at Summergrove Partners Pizza: March 24th 4-9pm

You can dine in or carry out (770-253-9221) and a percentage of the purchase price will support MOPS! Please save the date and remember to tell your friends. We’ll have mini flyers at your tables on Friday which you can take and hand to friends and family or print the Partners Pizza Flyer or attach the image below on your FB page, in emails, etc.

MOPS Partners Pizza Flyer

MOPS Egg Hunt: April 3rd – 9:30am Carl Miller Park

We will be having our annual MOPS Easter Egg Hunt at Carl Miller Park on April 3rd. We will meet at 9:30 at Pavillion 1 (look for the colorful balloons!) and start the hunts at 10am. Feel free to bring husbands, grandparents, etc. and BYOSnD (Bring Your Own Snacks and Drinks).

Item Swap: April 17th 

Back after popular demand, our Spring item swap will be April 17th! So save up those unused and unwanted items at home and bring them to MOPS for a morning of free shopping! All left over items will be taken to a local charity.

MOPS and Pops Year End Banquet: May 1st 6-8pm

Tickets for our MOPS and Pops Year End Banquet go on sale this Friday. For $10 a person, you will get a delicious catered dinner, child care, and lots of fun. Please come even if your husband can’t make it!

DEVOTIONAL:

Have you tried teaching your child to memorize scripture? Click here for some verses and below are 12 helpful tips to get you started:

1. Take one phrase at a time and repeat it over and over with your child. Once he has mastered that phrase, move on to the next one, building on each one until he can say the entire verse.

2. Put a dry-erase board (or chalk board) in a high traffic area of your home and write the verse of the week on it. This will serve as a reminder to you and your child to keep reviewing it. Have the board within view of your dining room table so you can talk about it during meals.

3. Use a dry-erase marker to write the verse on your child’s mirror.

4. Write the verse on an index card and keep it in your car. Start the verse by saying the first word, then take turns with your child, each of you saying a word from the verse until you have said the whole verse.

5. Scramble the words of the verse on a piece of paper and have your child unscramble them, putting them in the correct order.

6. Put the words of the verse to a simple tune. Sing this tune each day and during bedtime routines.

7. Use small rewards when your child can recite the verse for you without any help.

8. Bounce a ball to your child saying one word of the verse and have her bounce it back, saying the next word, and so on.

9. Use sign language or make up motions to go with the words. Have your child sign with you.

10. Have an older child write the verse in a journal, maybe even using colored pencils and color-coding certain words.

11. Use websites or smartphone apps to assist your child in memorizing the verse.

12. Most importantly, discuss the verse with your child. Talk about how he can incorporate it into his daily activities, and have him brainstorm ways to apply it.

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upcoming MOPS events and meetings.

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Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.
Isaiah 43:18-19 (NIV)

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