Our Speaker This Week Is…

Our speaker this week is… T’Nell Page!

T'Nell Page

T’Nell Page is a wife and mother who follows God bravely. Throughout her life’s journeys, she has seen God work in every aspect of her life and bring it all together for good.

She has been married to David for 15 years. They have 4 children together and she says that each child has prepared her for the next. This is especially true of their third child, who was born with only half his heart.

T’Nell loves people and has a special love and passion for MOPS moms. She has been a part of MOPS for 12 years and is currently our craft coordinator. She is also the Logistics Coordinator for A World Aware, helping with mission work in South Africa. To learn more about A World Aware, click here http://www.aworldaware.org.

T’Nell hopes that whoever hears her message will meet Jesus, learn more about Him, and be encouraged that He has a plan that is just right for them. She hopes her audience can learn to bravely follow God too.

Holiday Bazaar Vendor Update 9/11

Our Holiday Bazaar is a major fundraiser for Northern Hills MOPS.  It helps us pay our MOPPETS workers, do crafts and more importantly fund our scholarship program.  We don’t want to turn down any mom who wants to be in MOPS and this is one way we help these moms!

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Remember, the ONLY way to lock-in your spot at the Bazaar is our approval of your application AND check/payment.

It is first-come, first-served (so sadly, there will be some vendors who are put on a waiting list and eventually declined).  There’s only one rep per company – no duplicates.

  1. Origami Owl (Corrie Francis)
  2. Jamberry Nails (Nicole Atchison)
  3. Thirty-One-Gifts (Jeanine Mauter)
  4. Heritage Makers (Helen Gabbard)
  5. The Pampered Chef (Judy Snitchler)
  6. Melissa Cook’s Home Decor (wreaths)
  7. Basement Beaders jewelry (Connie Warmath)
  8. Norwex (Sue Thomson)
  9. Starts with a Mouse Travel (Misty Griffin)
  10. Arbonne International (Chelsey Crittendon)
  11. Beautycounter (Tari Holtorf)
  12. AdvoCare & TL Adventures (Kelly Leffler)
  13. dōTERRA essential oils (Caroline Lee)
  14. Aprons by Courtney (Courtney Adams)
  15. Peck Projects vinyl signs (Chelsea Peck)
  16. Katibug (Kate Holligan)
  17. Mary Kay & With Grace Doula Service (Anna Marie Stavola)
  18. Heavenly Headwear and Girl Power (Kelly and Lia Granzin)
  19. Little Guys & Gals (Shelley Barringer)
  20. Project: Home (Ugandan goods) (Chelsea Scholfield)
  21. ItWorks Global (Sanna Ditolla)
  22. A World Aware (TNell Page)
  23. Wildtree (Starla Simmons)
  24. Scentsy (Jodie Judisch)
  25. Jenny M’s Quilt Company (Jennifer Lorch)

Pumpkin Spice Crunch Cake recipe

I’m ashamed to admit it, but I will: I ate this before I could take a picture of it. YUMMMM! If anyone in our group is a foodie and took a picture of this yummy dessert, please send it to me and I’ll post it. 

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This is from Candice. 

Ingredients:
1-29oz. can of Pumpkin (unsweetened)
1 box of Spice Cake Mix
1-8oz. bag of Toffee Bits
1 container of Cream Cheese Frosting
2-9×13 baking pans
 
Directions: 
In a large bowl mix up the Cake batter according to the box directions.  Now add in the Toffee Bits, making sure to reserve some (approx. 1/4 cup or so) Toffee Bits for the top…
 
Combine the Pumpkin and mix it well…
 
Spray the baking pans with non-stick spray and fill each of them 1/2 to  3/4 of the way…depending on the depth of your pans.
 
Bake both pans at 350 degrees for approx 45 minutes or until they’re cooked through.
Let them cool.
 
Frost them with the Cream Cheese Frosting and then top them with the reserved Toffee Bits…
 
Dig into that baby and serve it up nice and warm-like…
 
I ended up layer the two cakes because they were pretty thin.
 

MOPS Mugs directions

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Here are the directions for baking the mugs.

Let the mug sit at least 48 hours in a dry area.

If it does get wet, take longer.

Next, place it on the oven rack before turning it on.

Turn the oven on to 350 degrees F.

Once the oven is fully heated, continue baking the mug for ten to fifteen minutes at full heat.

Last, turn off the oven and let the mug cool down with it.

After this, it should be dishwasher safe, though it might fade slightly.

Holiday Bazaar Vendor Update 9/4

Our Holiday Bazaar is a major fundraiser for Northern Hills MOPS.  It helps us pay our MOPPETS workers, do crafts and more importantly fund our scholarship program.  We don’t want to turn down any mom who wants to be in MOPS and this is one way we help these moms!

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Remember, the ONLY way to lock-in your spot at the Bazaar is our approval of your application AND check/payment.

It is first-come, first-served (so sadly, there will be some vendors who are put on a waiting list and eventually declined).  There’s only one rep per company – no duplicates.

  1. Origami Owl (Corrie Francis)
  2. Jamberry Nails (Nicole Atchison)
  3. Thirty-One-Gifts (Jeanine Mauter)
  4. Heritage Makers (Helen Gabbard)
  5. The Pampered Chef (Judy Snitchler)
  6. Melissa Cook’s Home Decor (wreaths)
  7. Basement Beaders jewelry (Connie Warmath)
  8. Norwex (Sue Thomson)
  9. Starts with a Mouse Travel (Misty Griffin)
  10. Arbonne International (Chelsey Crittendon)
  11. Beautycounter (Tari Holtorf)
  12. AdvoCare & TL Adventures (Kelly Leffler)
  13. dōTERRA essential oils (Caroline Lee)
  14. Aprons by Courtney (Courtney Adams)
  15. Peck Projects vinyl signs (Chelsea Peck)
  16. Katibug (Kate Holligan)
  17. Mary Kay & With Grace Doula Service (Anna Marie Stavola)
  18. Heavenly Headwear and Girl Power (Kelly and Lia Granzin)
  19. Little Guys & Gals (Shelley Barringer)
  20. Project Home Uganda Goods (Chelsea Scholfield)
  21. ItWorks Global (Sanna Ditolla)
  22. A World Aware (TNell Page)
  23. Wildtree (Starla Simmons)

Moppets Reminders

MOPPETS

Hello MOPS Moms!

I just wanted to send out a few Moppets reminders as we start off the new year.

KEY TAGS: If you are a returning MOPS mom, please remember to bring your key tag with you for Moppets check-in. If you are a new MOPS mom, you will receive your key tag at the first meeting. While we can still check your child in without it, bringing your key tag each week makes the check-in process run smoothly and go much faster.

ARRIVAL/CHECK-IN: While we understand that your mornings with little ones can get a bit crazy and some of you have older children to drop off at school, we encourage you to arrive as close to 9:00 as possible (early is always good, too!). Check-in will open at 8:45 and close at 9:15. At 9:15 we will be locking the doors to both hallways. If you arrive later than this, you will need to text me and I will come down and assist you with getting your child to their class. This is for two reasons:

1) Security- we want to keep your little ones as safe as possible by making sure that those who don’t belong are not wandering where they shouldn’t be.

2) At this point in the morning, children are beginning to calm down and settle into their classes and teachers are beginning their morning routine. My hope is that by taking your child to their class myself, there will be a smoother transition and less distraction for the other children. Sometimes seeing other moms can set our more sensitive ones off all over again.

EARLY PICK-UP: As stated above, we want to create as little disruption in the classrooms as possible. If you will be picking your child up early (before 10:50), please let me, as well as your child’s teacher, know at check-in. When you are ready to pick up your child, you will need to notify me so I can assist you with retrieving them from their classroom.

CRYERS: We realize that not all children do drop-offs easily. Some have a harder time separating from Mom than others and take a little more time and TLC to settle into a new environment. Keeping that in mind, our goal here at MOPS is to give you moms a break. We have a wonderful team of people downstairs who are ready and eager to take care of your little ones while you refuel and reenergize upstairs. Our policy is to do whatever it takes to help calm your child and ease them into the classroom. For some, this may take longer than others. If it is clear, however, that your child is having a particularly rough time and is not transitioning well, you will be notified and I will assist you in picking up your child. Let this be your motto: NO NEWS IS GOOD NEWS! We will let you know if there is a problem.

GERMS: Our policy here in the Moppets program is that children must be vomit/diarrhea/fever free for 24 hours before attending MOPS. We operate on the honor system and ask that you please be respectful of the other children in attendance, as well as the teachers, and do not bring them if they have been or are sick. While we realize that exposure to germs is inevitable in this kind of setting, we work to minimize that exposure as much as possible.

ALLERGIES: PLEASE notify me AND your child’s teacher if your child has ANY allergies. All snacks served to our Moppets are peanut-free, but please let us know if there is anything else they should not be eating or exposed to.

VISITORS: While we encourage and welcome visitors, we do ask that if you are bringing a friend who will be bringing children to MOPS that you let me know as far in advance as possible. We want to make sure our classrooms are staffed appropriately as we strive to adhere to ratios as much as possible. Also, if we are given advanced notice we can ensure that the check-in process will run smoothly for them when they arrive.

Please know that I am here to make your MOPS experience a good one by ensuring that your little ones are well cared for downstairs. Feel free to contact me at any time with questions or concerns at the number or email below. I look forward to teaming up with you to make this a great year!

Susie Avarbuch

303-257-6503

savarbuch@icloud.com

Holiday Bazaar Vendors List (updated 8/28/14)

  1. Origami Owl (Corrie Francis)
  2. Jamberry Nails (Nicole Atchison)
  3. Thirty-One-Gifts (Jeanine Mauter)
  4. Heritage Makers (Helen Gabbard)
  5. The Pampered Chef (Judy Snitchler)
  6. Melissa Cook’s Home Decor (wreaths)
  7. Basement Beaders jewelry (Connie Warmath)
  8. Norwex (Sue Thomson)
  9. Starts with a Mouse Travel (Misty Griffin)
  10. Arbonne International (Chelsey Crittendon)
  11. Beautycounter (Tari Holtorf)
  12. AdvoCare & TL Adventures (Kelly Leffler)
  13. dōTERRA essential oils (Caroline Lee)
  14. Aprons by Courtney (Courtney Adams)
  15. Peck Projects vinyl signs (Chelsea Peck)
  16. Katibug (Kate Holligan)
  17. Mary Kay & With Grace Doula Service (Anna Marie Stavola)

Remember, the ONLY way to lock-in your spot at the Bazaar is our approval of your application AND check/payment.

It is first-come, first-served (so sadly, there will be some vendors who are put on a waiting list and eventually declined).  There’s only one rep per company – no duplicates.

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Weekly Update on Bazaar Vendors

Hi, it’s Heather here – I tend to pick up the church mail 1-2 times a week and thought the best way to keep everyone posted on our 2014 Holiday Bazaar Vendors would be in a weekly update!

As I anticipated, we had a great response even in the first week.

The ONLY way to lock-in your spot at the Bazaar is our approval of your application AND check/payment.  It is first-come, first-served (so sadly, there will be some vendors who are put on a waiting list and eventually declined).  There’s only one rep per company – no duplicates.

With that in mind, here’s the very first responses and our line-up so far:

  1. Origami Owl (Corrie Francis)
  2. Jamberry Nails (Nicole Atchison)
  3. Thirty-One-Gifts (Jeanine Mauter)
  4. Heritage Makers (Helen Gabbard)
  5. The Pampered Chef (Judy Snitchler)
  6. Melissa Cook’s Home Decor (wreaths)
  7. Basement Beaders jewelry (Connie Warmath)
  8. Norwex (Sue Thomson)
  9. Starts with a Mouse Travel (Misty Griffin)
  10. Arbonne International (Chelsey Crittendon)
  11. Beautycounter (Tari Holtorf)
  12. AdvoCare & TL Adventures (Kelly Leffler)
  13. dōTERRA essential oils (Caroline Lee)

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Penny Wars! Donating to Life Choices

Life Choices

Life Choices

We will have a yearlong Penny War amongst the tables. Each table will have a jar for collecting coins in it.

You can collect pennies for your own table to count TOWARDS your total.

You can throw non-penny coins in OTHER tables’ jar to count AGAINST their total.

100% of the money collected will be donated to Life Choices http://www.lifechoices.org

Life Choices helps women and men who are facing unplanned pregnancies, offers healing from after-abortion stress, and educates about sexual life choices.