Happy Tuesday Mamas! My gosh it feels like forever since we have all been in the same room together. Not sure about you but I am ready to have an uninterrupted cup of hot coffee! This Friday we have a fantastic opportunity to hear from three professionals in the health field.
We will have Dr. Popple from White Oak Pediatric Dentistry, Dr. Justice from Just Us Kids Pediatrics and Cassie Jackson, certified fitness instructor. Ever wonder exactly when to bring your child in for their first teeth cleaning? Or what supplements, if any, should I be giving my toddler? Time to stop Googling and ask the real professionals! After hearing from each person there will be time for Q & A and break out to speak individually to each one.
Our food collection for the next few meetings will benefit Backpack Buddies. We will collect “meal-type” small, pop-top cans (beans and franks, ravioli, beef stew or anything that could be eaten cold).
Chick-fil-A calendar orders and money are due this Friday!! Remember, whoever sells the most calendars will win $25 in gift cards!!!
Looking for something to do this weekend?
FALL POPUP CHALK FESTIVAL
Oct 21: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
HOGANSVILLE: HUMMINGBIRD FESTIVAL
Oct 21, 2017
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Downtown Hogansville, GA
NEWNAN: CARING PAWS READING DOGS AT POWELL LIBRARY
Oct 21, 2017
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
A. Mitchell Powell, Jr. Branch
Later this month…
October 31, 2017
10:00 AM – 12 Noon
Trick or treating in Downtown Newnan
Isn’t that the burning question on everyone’s mind every evening around 5:00 p.m.? Or maybe the scenario is more like “What in the world am I going to make for dinner that these people will actually eat?!” Either way, if you’d like some help in the meal planning department, this meeting is for YOU! We will hear from dietitian Sarah Healy on healthy, kid-friendly (and mom-friendly) meal planning. We’ve also got a couple other activities planned that will hopefully simplify the transition from talking about meal planning to becoming Mom: The Master Meal Planner! Can’t wait to talk food with you gals on Friday!
Speaking of food, we will also continue collecting canned goods to support the Alpha Omega Mission Center of First Baptist Church, so grab a few at the store this week!
Also, this week we will shift each table one place so that you get a new view of the room. We will do this periodically so that those table groups at the back get a turn in the front seats 🙂 Be sure to look at the table number displayed in the center of the table before you claim your seat!
At MOPS, we like to celebrate our friends! Here are the ladies celebrating birthdays and anniversaries in September:
MOPS Kids reminders:
*Please remember to label any items you bring for your child (cups, jacket, bag, etc).
*Please be sure to write down on the sign in sheet any special instructions for your child each time you check in.
*As you are able, please bring in a peanut-free snack to stock our MOPS Kids pantry (e.g. goldfish, teddy grahams, etc.). You may leave these just outside your child’s room.
Got questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Hi there! It is almost time for MOPS again! We hope you enjoyed our kick-off meeting and are planning to come back to join us this Friday at 9:30! This week we will be discussing the topic of friendship, something that is near and dear to all mamas’ hearts! We will have breakfast and coffee (with more seating, so bring a friend!), a fun game then spend some time digging in to the topic of the day. If you have any questions, please email email@example.com.
We will also begin collecting canned goods for our service project at this meeting. Bring anything canned that you’d like to donate to our pantry of the month. This month’s contributions will go to the Alpha Omega Mission Center, a community outreach ministry of First Baptist Church. The center is in great need of all canned goods or non-perishable food items. We will have a white laundry basket to the left of the welcome table for you to drop your donations into. And don’t worry if you forget or aren’t able to contribute this week; we’ll also be collecting for the same pantry on 9/29.
Upcoming community activities (click links for details and cost)
September 22 & 23 First United Methodist Church Preschool Consignment Sale. 33 Greenville Street
Hours: Friday 9am-5pm & Saturday 8am-12pm (half price)
September 23 Ashley Park’s first annual Fido Fest, benefitting Newnan-Coweta Humane Society. Fidos and humans welcome!
5K Walk/Run 8 AM – 10 AM
Fido Fest 10 AM – 2 PM
There will be pet adoptions, pet vendors, family fun and entertainment.
September 22-October 1 Kiwanis Coweta County Fair, 275 Pine Road
YOU can make a difference
How can I help? This is a question many of us are asking after the recent devastating storms that have hit the southern U.S. We mamas may not be able to put our boots on the ground in the midst of the devastation (especially with a little one attached to us!), but here are a few organizations you might consider supporting who can be a powerful presence in the storms’ aftermath. *Please note, MOPS of Newnan is not affiliated with any of these organizations and is not promoting one over another. These are simply options to help take some of the guess work out of where and how to help. The article linked here has a list of 40 reputable agencies that have been vetted by the Charity Navigator organization.
Medical needs/diapers: http://www.medshare.org/flood-relief/
General relief: https://www.samaritanspurse.org/our-ministry/donate-online/
It’s finally time!! MOPS is back in session starting this Friday, September 1st!! I can almost hear the mom chatter and smell the coffee brewing! I hope you will join us at 9:30 for a fun morning with friends. We will have breakfast, play some games, give away some cool prizes and learn a little about what MOPS is going to be about this year–GOOD stuff! There are some helpful hints below, but you can always email with any questions: firstname.lastname@example.org. Can’t wait to see you all Friday morning!
Childcare opens at 9:15 a.m. You will need to fill out a short registration form for each of your children. Someone will be there to help you figure out who goes where.
We provide a peanut-free snack for the children, but feel free to provide a snack for your child if he/she has special dietary needs; just make sure it is peanut-free.
Please bring a labeled drink or sippy cup for your child to use during snack time. Please also make sure any other gear your child brings (bag, jacket, etc) is labeled for easy identification at pick-up.
COME AS YOU ARE!! You do not need to bring a thing for yourself and there is no dress code 🙂 The forecast calls for rain, so feel free to sport a bun and rain boots!
Invite a friend!
Happy February Friends!! Please join us at MOPS this Friday 2/5 at 9:30 a.m. for our ONLY February meeting. We are going to enjoy Pajama Day (yay for elastic waistbands!!) and spend some time praying and sharing about our marriages. We are looking forward to a good time of relaxed bonding! And we have an extra special bonus to look forward to this week as well—Einstein Bagels will be providing bagels and schmear for our carb-a-licious enjoyment!
Our item for Coweta Pregnancy Services this month is bibs/burp cloths, so bring all you are able to since this is our only meeting this month!
As for our kiddos, feel free to bring them in PJs too. Just make sure they are public appropriate (e.g. pants under gowns).
February Birthday Girl is Rebecca Garrett, and Laura Prout is celebrating an anniversary this month—shout out Pink table!!
Welcome to a brand new year of MOPS!
Our first meeting of the year will be September 4th at 9:30 a.m. and we cannot wait to see you all!
We meet at First Baptist Church in downtown Newnan. You can find us at the entrance on Madison Street.
There will be lots of yummy food, games, door prizes and friends!
Invite a mom friend to come with you!
This year our theme is “A Fierce Flourishing.” We are excited to learn more about how Celebrating Lavishly, Noticing Goodness and Embracing Rest can lead us on a journey of real living that looks more like FLOURISHING than barely getting by! Here’s a little preview of what we have to look forward to this year!
For you shall go out in joy and be led forth in peace; the mountains and the hills before you shall break forth into singing, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands. Isaiah 55:12