MOPSday News: February 29th, 2016

Next Meeting:
Our next meeting will be March 1st at 9:30 am!  Jack and Kathy Stockman will be discussing Easter Traditions with us.  They will also have some wonderful resources for sale and accept cash, check, Visa, MasterCard and Discover. We look forward to seeing you there!

VERITY (Pregnancy & Medical Resource Center) Collection

It’s that time of year to start gathering and saving for our Verity Collection service project. They are in need of the following items, but will accept most baby items. Please help us collect as many of these items as possible at our next meeting!

diapers

  • Wipes and Diapers- Newborn, size 4 & 5 are the most needed
  • Reusable grocery bags in happy designs (used to put together a gift for a needy mom)
  • Bath wash and Diaper bags
  • Boy and Girl baby clothes
  • Gender neutral newborn onesies (used for first small mom gift when life is chosen, to make it real!)

In 2015, Verity started a new program for testing for STI’s to enhance the services they offer. They also experienced 40% growth in overall client visits and a 25% increase in volunteer hours served. More than a dozen women were led to faith in Christ and more than 66 babies were saved from abortion.

 

Save the date: March 22nd Playdate at Jumping Jacks at 10:00am . The cost will be approximately $6 per child. Bring the kids and talk with other mothers while the kids have a great time!

Special Event Reminders:

MOPS Picnic: March 5th at 2:30 at Lakes Park Pavilion B4. We’ll have bounce houses and provide hot dogs and water/lemonade. Please bring a side dish or dessert to share! We cannot wait to enjoy this time with you and meet everyone’s families!

Mom’s Night Out: March 10th at 7:00pm for a Target Scavenger Hunt at the San Carlos Blvd Target (on the way to the beach down McGregor). This is going to be so much fun! We’ll provide a list of scavenger hunt items and activities for groups of 2-3 people!
New Hope Eggstravaganza: March 20th at 12:00 at the park behind New Hope. This is great fun for the family and all are welcome to join!

Children’s Event

kid's church event
Singing with Miss Kate
Thursday, March 3
10am
NHP Sanctuary
Bring your preschool children! New Hope is reaching out to moms and kids, homeschoolers, dads and grandparents are welcome, too. Come to sing and smile with Mrs. Kate! You’ll enjoy her puppets, unusual instruments and riveting storytelling. Invite a friend! Free admission. Infant childcare will be available for MOPS members.
Mrs. Kate will be bringing her fun store! You can choose from CD’s, DVD’s, Folkmanis puppets and finger puppets, Rainsticks, Thunder Tubes, and more!
Questions? Please email Pam Poland.

VBS

church vbs 2016Vacation Bible School
June 13-17, 2016
9am-12 noon
Ages 4 year old (by August 31, 2016) through completed 5th grade
Registration is $20 and is now open (includes t-shirt and music cd).
Early Registration cost before May 1 is $15.
Scholarships are available.
Registration closes May 29 or when spaces are filled.
Round up your friends, we’re on a quest, we’re going to head to the wild, wild west! This summer, kids get to experience the fun and adventure of the wild west! While we’re at SonWest, we will learn about our mighty God who saved the Israelites long, long ago by sending Moses, and saved all of His people through Jesus, the ultimate rescuer! Come discover His ultimate love. Join us for Bible, games, crafts, snacks, music, and missions.
Register online below or download a VBS Registration brochure.
Volunteers:
Make a difference this summer in the life of children. Adults middle school and high school students are invited to join our VBS team! Download the VBS Job Descriptions.
Questions? Please email Debbie Norris or phone 239.274.1230.
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