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  • September 13

    October 11

    November 8

    December 13

    January 10 February 14

    March 14

    April 11

    May 9

    9:00 am – 11:30 am

    Grace Baptist Church MOPS

    Pompano Beach, FL

    September 2013

    Volume 1, Issue 1

    Speaker Spotlight

    Thank you for the delicious breakfast!

    2250 N. Federal Hwy, Pompano Beach, Florida 33062

    (954) 943-5855

    2013/2014 MOPS Steering Committee

    Directors: Eve Good & Sarah Saville

    Jenn Andresen Bethany Attard

    Jamee Good Lori Lassen

    Jen Nicholson Brianne Porter

    We are here to serve you and be a blessing!

    Directors:

    Eve Good

    Sarah Saville

    Newsletter Editor: Jennifer Nicholson

    [email protected] 561-376-9451

    Lori Lassen is a Florida native. She has

    been married to Scott for 18 years and

    they have 4 children: Kayla, Kyle, Ryan and Ashley.

    Lori wears many hats. She is a mom to

    four wonderful children who participate

    in many activities and sports. She works for Rejoice Marriage Ministries,

    an outreach that her parents started

    after seeing God restore their marriage. Lori and her husband recently began a

    charitable foundation called The Do

    More Foundation that provides grants for families with medically needy

    children and funeral expenses for

    families who have lost a child. She is

    also involved in many ministries at Grace Baptist Church including MOPS,

    Awana, Nursery and Youth Group.

    Thank you,

    Lori, for sharing

    with us today.

    Welcome to MOPS at Grace Baptist Church.

    We pray that you will find opportunities this year to meet new friends, spend time with old friends,

    share your triumphs and struggles, be a blessing to

    others and grow in your relationship with Jesus. Our gatherings are designed to be a time of fun and

    fellowship, as well as a chance to have our

    wonderful nursery volunteers minister to you and your children. Fun events are scheduled each

    month that you will not want to miss. Thank you

    for sharing your beautiful messes with us this year!

  • MOPS Newsletter Page 2

    Upcoming Events

    Monday - September 23, 7 PM -

    Mom's Night Out

    Starbucks in the Promenade

    4425 Lyons Rd F-111, Coconut Creek, FL 33073

    Every mom deserves a night out to chat with friends, drink coffee, and not worry about what

    display your child is going to knock over next.

    Please join us for a nice relaxing evening with no time constraints! If you are hungry, the Starbucks is

    right next to Lime Grill, where they have many tasty

    choices.

    Saturday, September 28, 5 PM –

    MOPS Family Fun Dinner at the Beach –

    Bring your entire family, a blanket and/or chairs, a

    picnic dinner (including drinks) and join us for fellowship and fun.

    We will meet at 5 PM at Deerfield Beach, south of the pier. Look for the balloons ☺

    You may also bring a dessert to share with the

    entire group. (completely optional)

    *As always, feel free to invite any other families!

    Reminders for the next meeting! • Arrive by 9:00 a.m. to be entered in

    the on-time prize drawing!

    • Don’t miss our October speaker

    Wendy Lane!

    • Please arrive by 8:45 if you are

    bringing food to share for breakfast.

    Pray without ceasing. 1 Thessalonians 5:17

    1. Husband

    2. Children

    3. Pastor

    4. Friends and Family

    5. Elected Officials

    6. Missionaries and lay ministers

    7. Teachers and Nursery Workers

    This year, we want to recognize the birthdays and anniversaries

    of each MOPS mom.

    We promise we won’t reveal your age!

    If you haven’t already, please provide this information so we

    can celebrate with you!

    Happy Birthday

    Happy Anniversary

    Like the Grace Baptist Church MOPS page for the latest updates and news!

    Follow our blog at: www.gracebaptistchurchmops.wordpress.com

    Moms live in messes. The toys, crumbs, and spit- up are their natural surroundings. Moms often feel

    like a mess. They are exhausted, under-showered,

    and hormonal. Their past and present circumstances and decisions can leave them feeling inadequate for

    God’s love and purposes.

    A Beautiful Mess — reminds moms that beauty can come out of their difficult spots. The grime of

    mothering young children brings the beauty of motherhood. The bruises of life can bring God’s

    redemption.

    Embrace Your Story — reminds moms that their past, present and future can be used for good. God

    knows where each of us has been, where we are

    today and has set in motion where we are headed.