Sunday, October 31, 2010

...but who's counting

                               55 days until Christmas!

Operation Christmas Child

      At the next MOPS meeting, Nov. 11, we will be putting together boxes for Operation Christmas Child.  If you do not want to put a box together at home with your kids but want to help, just bring in some things that we can put in the boxes.  Also, we need shoe boxes, so bring in those boxes :)
      There is a $7.00 fee per box for shipping. You do not need to pay for a box to fill one, but if you feel you can and want to,  you can make your checks payable to Samaritans Purse.
        You can check out their website at for more information and to answer some questions you may have.

-decide which gender and age group you are making a box for. (in brochures handed out at the last MOS meeting or at
-stuff the shoebox (or small rubbermaid like container) with age appropriate goodies and necessities
- put your $7.00 donation in the box (remember, you can still do a box without having the money....DO NOT LET THAT STOP YOU)
-wrap your box (wrap box and top seperately so the box can still be opened, but you do not need to wrap it at all) and tape your tag with gender/age group on top of the box
-pray with your children over the box and for the child who will receive it
-bring it to our Nov. 11 MOPS meeting
-smile and imagine how you have impacted a child's life forever


Freeport Christian High School info

Informational Meeting
Freeport Public Library
Tuesday, Nov. 9
7 p.m.

Who are we?
Freeport Christian High School is grass-roots effort by a group of dedicated Christians in Freeport to offer local youth a Christ-centered secondary education. Our mission is to teach our young men and women how to apply a Biblical worldview to every aspect of their academic and personal lives.

FCHS is a nondenominational association of Christians and local churches seeking to do God’s will and prepare our youth for a life of discipleship and responsible Christian participation in the ever-changing world.

Where are we now?
·               Target opening date of Sept. 2011
·               Presently seeking seed money for start-up/formation costs
·               Looking for volunteer committee members (operations, marketing, fundraising, church/community relations, prayer team)

Join us on Nov. 9 to find out how you can help and/or how your teens can be a part of this new opportunity.

Let’s make it happen!

Monday, October 25, 2010

MOPS this Thursday

     Get ready to take notes and warm up your scissors and printers!  IT IS TIME TO COUPON!!!  Angie Nordbrock will give us a lesson in successful couponing. And to continue on the smart spending topic...Kori Mauch will be going through meal planning on a budget!  Two things that will enhance your life AND lower your stress, I am sure!  

MOPPETS check-in begins at 9:15am.  
*****Please have fresh diapers on non-potty trained children and please take potty trained ones to the bathroom before check-in.*****
Meeting is 9:30-11:15am.

I know there has been some mix-up in the food groups, we will all be on the same track next time :).  This week, though,  snacks will be provided by anesthesiology (food) and criminology (fruit)

***And a quick reminder, we will be finishing up pictures for our "yearbook" this week! ***

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

see update..

Check out the updated MOPS reminder.....I made a mistake on the food groups!

MOPS Reminder

It is that time again....

    Three LONG weeks but MOPS is finally here!  Thursday (14th) at Crossroads, Carol Elliott will be talking about anger.  So, come hear her story and learn how to diffuse that anger so you can enjoy your life!

Meeting is 9:30-11:15
MOPPETS check-in starts at 9:15am

Phenomenology brings food
Homology brings fruit

And just an FYI....we will start taking headshots for our "Mom yearbook"



Jill Savage is at Park Hills Church tonight.  "Real Mom, Real Jesus" starts at 7:00pm, it is free (donations accepted) and will be a totally encouraging night for any and every mom!  I do not think there is childcare, so you can get ALONE MOM TIME!!  Hope you can make it!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Today in history...

        Ok....are you sitting down?  I am about to share some amazing American history with you!  On this day in 1990.....Beverly Hills 90210 debuted!  :)
        Don't you totally feel smarter?!  Just felt like I was neglecting the blog and wanted to put something up, feeling goofy today, so this is what you get!  

Have a great week!

Friday, October 1, 2010

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

     Every THREE minutes, a woman in the U.S. is diagnosed with breast cancer.  And it doesn't care how much money you make, the color of your hair, eyes or skin or how old you are! 
      October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, so, make this month a time to be proactive and check yourself.  It's a little thing that can save your life!  
      And, I found this website, www.thebreastcancersite. com.  With every order and click on their site, they raise money to fund women's mammograms!  So, check it out!


This is a HUGE birthday greeting to all of you with Birthdays in October.  Hope you get to do what makes you happy and ENJOY!!!

Oct. 1- Elizabeth G.

Oct. 2- Jessica D.

Oct. 16- Jamie E.

Oct. 16- Angie S.

Oct. 18- Sarah S. 
Oct. 19- Angelica E.

Oct. 23- Chelsey H.

Oct. 29- Liz F.