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Southcrest MOPS April Newsletter


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    Southcrest MOPS

    In This Issue ................

    Bunco. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2

    Recent Birthdays........................2

    Easter Resurrection Cookies....3

    Newest Moppet..............................4

    Food .........................................4

    Anticipated Arrivals................5

    Playdate .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5

    Experiment of the Month ......6

    Meet Your Steering Team..........6

    Book Nook.......................................7

    Peek at Next Month ..............7

    MOPPETS this Month ..............8

    Sponsor Spotlight.......................8

    T-shirt sales....................................9

    Man Week at Southcrest.........10

    KDO Registration ....................11

    Hold Your Horses.......................11

    Mompreneur Businesses........12

    MOPS Coloring Contest...........13

    Layout & Design by

    NiTROHype Creative3104 CR 7520

    Lubbock, TX 79423806.781.8482

    Rachel Riddle - April 12Krista Fitzwater - April 23Cari King - April 23

    Recent Birthdays

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    Bunco: April 12th at 7:00pm at Jennifer Dickens house. Her address is 609 N 8th St., Wolfforth, 79382. Google directions are wrong, so she will be sending more detailed directions with the evite.

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    Easter Resurrection CookiesI love Easter! The bunnies and dyed eggs are so cute and fun to color and make with my kids. What could be sweeter than kids scrubbed clean and dressed up in new Easter clothes? But I dont want to overlook the true meaning of Easter. If you are like me, you may wonder how to teach your little ones about something as sad as the crucifiction. It isnt exactly the happy Bible stories we usually like to tell children. But it is impossible to understand salvation without understanding the cross and empty grave.

    Here is a recipe for cookies you can make with your children and instructions for teaching them the story of the crucifiction and resurrection.

    Resurrection Cookies

    1 cup whole pecans 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar3 egg whitespinch salt1 cup sugarPlastic Ziploc BaggieWooden spoonRolling pinTapeBible

    Preheat oven to 300 degrees. (Do this before doing anything else.)

    Place nuts in baggie and beat them with a wooden spoon to break into small pieces. Explain that after Jesus was arrested, He was beaten by the Roman soldiers. Read John 19:1-3.

    Open the vinegar and let everyone smell it. Put 1 teaspoon into the mixing bowl. Explain that when Jesus was thirsty on the cross, all He was given to drink was vinegar. Read John 19:28-


    Add egg whites to v i n e g a r . Eggs rep-resent life. E x p l a i n that Jesus gave His life to give us life. Read John 10:10-11.

    Put a little salt into each per-sons hand. Let them taste it, then brush the rest into the bowl. (If you have lots of kids, put a pinch of salt in yourself, and then let each child taste the saltotherwise there will be too much salt in the recipe) Explain that this represents the salty tears shed by Jesus followers, and the bitterness of our own sin. Read Luke 23:27.

    So far the ingredients are not very appetizing. Sprinkle a little sugar into each persons hand. Let them taste it, then brush the rest into the bowl. Explain that the sweetest part of the story is that Jesus died because He loves us. He wants us to know and belong to Him. Read Psalm 34:8 and John 3:16.

    Beat with mixer on high speed for 15 minutes until stiff peaks are formed. Explain that the color white represents our purity in Gods eyes because our sins are cleansed by Jesus. Read Isaiah 1:18.

    Fold in nuts. Drop by teaspoons onto cookie sheets lined with parchment paper. Explain that each mound represents the rocky tomb where Jesus body was laid. Read Matthew 27:57-60.

    Put the cookie sheet in the oven, close the door and TURN THE OVEN OFF. Give each child a piece of tape and seal the oven door shut. Explain that Jesus tomb was sealed. Read Matthew 27:65-66.

    Now go to bed. Explain that they may feel sad to leave the cook-ies in the oven overnight. Jesus followers were in despair when the tomb was sealed. Read John 16:20 and 22.

    On Easter morning, open the oven and give everyone a cookie. Notice the cracked surface and take a bite. The cookies are hol-low! On the third day, Jesus followers were amazed to find the tomb open and empty. Read Matthew 28:1-9.

    Head off to church and the rest of your Easter celebrations, knowing that you have started the day as a family, remembering the reason you celebrate Easter.

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    Who Is Bringing the Food?April: Red table May: Blue/Purple table

    Thank you so much for sharing your culinary skills this year with the other mommas! The time and/or money you put in is greatly ap-preciated!

    Thank you so much to the ladies who have volunteered to help for MOPS for next year! It is so exciting to have people want to use their time and talents to help other moms. The steering team is going to meet very soon to discuss the open positions, so if you have let someone know you would like to help, you can expect to be contacted very soon. If you didnt tell anyone, but you would also be interested in helping, please let Krista know. We will find a way to use you! And if you said you wanted to help and you dont hear from someone within the next week or two, please be assured that it isnt that we didnt want you. Your message was probably found by one of our children and flushed down the toilet, or fed to the dog, or painted with peanut butter or any number of things, so please tell Krista that you want to help. Pray about serving the Lord and your fellow moms in this capacity. When you are ready to find out more, call Krista at 806-392-6061 or email her at [email protected]

    MOPS Steering Team is looking for a few good women!

    Welcome to the world, Laken McRay Carthel! He was born March 30 to Madison and Colton at 10:21am and weighed 6 lbs 14 oz. Lakens big brother is Caleb.

    Newest MOPPET

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    Kristi Hart is due on June 1st. Amanda McCaslin is due

    September 1st. Rachel Riddle is due

    September 9th.

    Anticipated Arrivals

    PlaydateApril play date: MOPS Easter egg hunt

    Friday, April 15th at 11:00 am Betenbough Offices- Garden

    *Enter through the gates leading to garden-- southwest side of the building.

    Join us for fellowship and fun!! We will hunt Easter eggs and enjoy lunch togetherafterwards! There will also be a special appearance from the Easter bunny! :)

    Don't forget your basket and sack lunch!!

    The angel said to the women, Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified.

    He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay.

    Matthew 28: 5-6

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    Experiment of the Month: Pressure

    Meet Your Steering Team: Jennifer BabbWhat is your

    husbands name?Frank Babb

    What are your kids names and

    ages?Ethan is 6 and Carson will be 3

    in May

    What is one thing people might not know about you?I have been to Bolivia and Venezuela and Mexico on

    mission trips and am so ex-cited to be going on another

    mission trip to Africa this summer.

    What did you do before you were a mom?I went to school to be a speech therapist, worked part-time as an assistant speech therapist in an elementary school, only to learn that I did not want to be a speech

    therapist after all!

    What is your favorite snack?Right now it is Cadbury Mini-


    What do you do to relax?

    I take a bath and read a book and get a massage

    whenever possible.

    What is the best piece of advice you could give to a

    new mom?Sleep when you can, dont be afraid to ask for help from others, and enjoy every precious second!


    Fill a bottle with hot water and a bowl with cold water. Let both sit for one minute. Then empty out the bottle. Stretch a balloon over the mouth of the bottle. Set the bottle in the bowl of cold water.


    What happens to the balloon?


    The warm water heats the bottle. When the water is poured out, the heated bottle heats the air in-side of it. When the bottle is placed in the cold water, the air inside the bottle cools and contracts, causing outside air to be drawn in, pulling the balloon in and inflating it inside the bottle.

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    Book Nook Love Talk Starters by Les & Leslie Parrott

    Peek at Next MonthAccording to their website, Love and Logic provides simple and easy to use techniques to help parents have more fun and less stress while raising responsible kids of all ages. Now who couldnt use that information? It is also the last meeting of this year, so you wont want to miss it!

    I remember way back when my husband and I were dating. I would see older married couples sitting in the car together stopped at a stop light and both would be just staring straight ahead. What a tragedy! I would say. They are not even talking to each other! How sad that their love has grown so cold that they dont even want to spend each precious moment together growing closer.

    We will celebrate our 14th anniversary in June. Now I know that these couples havent necessarily grown cold toward each other, they may just be decompressing from the day, or have nothing new to talk about right then,