Can Drive

 

Hello Ladies! This fall we are trying something new for a fundraiser (we will not be doing the wreath sale this winter). No, we’re not selling anything, you can thank us on Tuesday, ha ha! We are going to be collecting soda and beer cans/bottles and returning them for the Michigan Recycle Refund.  All you have to do is reach out to your family and friends and ask for their cans and bottles. Bring them to the October 6th meeting and I (Kathy) will take on the task of taking them all back. It’s dirty work but hey, somebody’s got to do it!  If anyone wants to volunteer to help in this task, I won’t deny anyone the pleasure!  Let me know if you have any questions about this drive.
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Pot Luck – Tuesday May 5th

Hello ladies!  Thank to everyone who has already submitted photos for our MOPS Sunday Slideshow! We can still take some last minute photos so if you have ones of your families, you and your kiddos, any MOPS events, or just your kiddos please send them to kathy@creativenutmedia.com and I will forward them to Tina Becker who is graciously putting the slideshow together for us.

At our last meeting we had 2 food sign up lists. One for the Pot Luck for our next meeting and one for the MOPS Sunday Morning.  The lists are below.  Please contact one of the steering team or comment on this post if you can add to these lists.

MOPS Sunday – May 3rd (Plan on about 75 people)

Kathy – Cookies
Brooke – Veggie tray
Erika – Fruit
Emily – Muffins
Rachel – Juice
Kristen Wilson – something maybe? Depends on junior’s arrival!!
Alissa – Eggbake
Amy – Mini Quiche
Melissa – Donut holes and muffins
Natalie – ?

Pot Luck Dinner – May 5th (Theme: Appetizers/Finger Foods)

Moms

Kathy – Mini Quiche
Brooke – Something Yummy
Amy – Spinache Artichoke Dip & Crustini
Erika – Something Yummy
Alissa – Hummis & Veggies
Rachel – Lemonaid & Cookies

Kiddos

Emily – Juice
Alissa – Tomato Soup
Kristen W – Bread
Melissa – Veggies
Natalie – Dessert

Pot Luck Meeting – March 17

Hello Mommies!  Our next meeting is creeping up on us…and it just happens to be St. Patrick’s Day as well so, you guessed it, our theme for dinner this Tuesday is GREEN FOOD!  Below is a list of our potluck list thus far, but it looks like we mostly need food for the kiddos this week.

Main: Kathy – Ham

Side: Kristen – Ramen Slaw Salad

Side: Caprese Salad

Dessert: Melissa

Beverage: Punch

KIDDOS

Main Dish:

Side: Amy: Green Fruit

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Dessert:

Beverage:

 

REMINDER: Please bring plastic containers with lids to the meeting on Tuesday (mayonaise and peanut butter are perfect!)  for our I Spy craft. Make sure they are cleaned out 🙂

MOPS Meeting tonight!

Hello mama’s!  We are still holding the meeting tonight at 5:45pm. The roads seem to be fine but please still use caution. We want everyone to arrive safely!  See you soon! We have a super fun craft tonight!

Sub Fundraiser Information

It’s that time of year again – Club-Sub Fundraiser!  This is probably one of the easiest fundraisers we have because everyone LOVES OUR SUBS!

Email or text your final orders to Natalie by January 26th: natkorson@hotmail.com / 231-432-0424
Please make checks payable to: Immanuel Lutheran Church.  All monies collected are due to Natalie by February 3rd (at our MOPS meeting).

All subs include:

  • Ham
  • Turkey
  • Cheddar Cheese
  • 12″ Hoagie Bun

On the side the following items are provided:

  • Lettuce
  • Tomato
  • Onion
  • Super Secret Special Sauce

Each sub is $8.00 or you can get 6 for $40.00.  If you purchase 5, you get a 6th for FREE!!  6 subs will feed 12-16 adults – perfect for the Super Bowl on Sunday, February 1st!

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We will be gathering at Rachel Spinniken’s home to assemble the subs on the morning on January 31st at 9:30.  The process usually goes pretty quickly as we have it pretty nailed down.  The more people we have involved in the assembly process the quicker it will go.  If you need to bring your kiddos that is A-OK! The kids can play together while we assemble!  Please message Rachel, Natalie, Melissa, Alissa or I for addess and/or directions.

Download your printable order form HERE!

 

 

 

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Giving Back to Single MOMM

Each holiday season, Leland MOPS/MOMSnext participates in a service project for the local Single Moms Ministry.  The Single Mom’s Ministry is a relational ministry that seeks to help single moms acquire a healthy sense of self-awareness, create a wide base of community support, become invested in parenting, strive for economic wellness, and recognize themselves as a contributing member of society.

Every holiday season, Single MOMM puts on a Holiday Party Event for all of the single moms during a time when they are most often forgotten, left out or most vulnerable.  During this event the Mom gets to have a HOT meal served to her (a real treat for any mom, am I right?!) and is pampered while her little one(s) get to “go shopping” for gifts for their mom for Christmas.  These gifts that the children “shop” for are donated or made by volunteers.  We have made gifts for this event for the last few years.  It is really a great time for all involved.

This year, we decided to make Body Scrub for the event.  During one of our meetings in November we banded together and made 48 jars of Sugar Cookie Body Scrub.  The room smelled heavenly and we had many laughs to go around as well!  Here are some photos of that meeting…if you look closely, MomConnie even participated! (The recipe for the scrub is at the bottom of this post!)

The Single Mom’s Ministry is still looking for volunteers for their event in December (below are the volunteers that they are in need of).

They would like help setting up the Santa’s Workshop on Friday, December 12th. If you can’t make it to either one of the events and would still like to help out, you can bring cookies or applesauce to our meeting on Tuesday and Natalie will bring them with her on Friday.

If you can’t make event or will be out-of-town they are still collecting $20-25 gift cards from Kohl’s or Toys R Us (or monetary donations to go toward this).

The event is a 3 hour event from 5-8pm (volunteers need to arrive at 4:30pm to pray) on December 13th at the Church of the Living God (1514 Birmley Road).  Please look at your schedule and talk with friends, fellow small group members and others that might be able to help.  Having enough hands and hearts to safely love on these beautiful children is a biggest need.  Also, those that would welcome our new moms (from 4:30-6:30pm) and help in the kitchen.  Please see below and let them know ASAP if you can help.  They can only pull this off with an army of servants!!

Greatest need:  2 -3 more people in the 3-5 year old class

More Volunteers Needed:

  • 1 more person in the nursery
  • 1 more person in the toddler room
  • 1-2 more people in the 6-8 class
  • 1-2 more people in the 9-11 class
  • 1 more person in the 12 and up boys
  • 2 more people to serve the kids food (4:30-6:30)
  • 2 more people for new mom greater (4:30-6:30)
  • 4-5 women helping in the kitchen
  • 3 folks helping with take down of tables and chairs (8:00-9:00)

All of these jobs are very important.  Please step up if you are at all able.  They get many non-believing moms and kids at this event… it is an awesome time to truly show them the real meaning and reason for this season.  Serve as a family, as a couple, neighbors, or small group.

If you would like to help out, please contact Heather Muha at Heather@singlemomm.org

For more information on the Single MOMM on Facebook HERE or visit their website HERE.


 

 

 

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Here’s the recipe for the Sugar Cookie Body Scrub that we made for this event.  Find it on Pinterest HERE!

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup granulated white sugar
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 tbs vanilla extract
  • 1 half pint mason jar (8 OZ Jar)
  • Label (with a sticker back)

Instructions

  1. In a medium-sized bowl, combine your brown sugar and white sugar. Whisk them together until they are completely combined.
  2. Add in your olive oil and vanilla extract and mash together with a fork until all of the oil is combined into the sugar mixture.
  3. Pack the mixture down into your mason jar.
  4. To finish, tie a bow around the mouth of the jar (optional). Create your own label and stick it on the front of the jar or on the lid. Now, it is ready for gifting or for immediate use!
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Holiday Meeting 12/9

Ugly SweaterIt’s that time of year again…the holidays.  We know it is a crazy busy time for all of us with holiday parties, family gatherings, school performances and collecting all of the requested holiday treasures for our little ones.  Knowing all of that, we (the Steering Team) would like to take an evening and pamper you!  You will be served dinner by Allissa, Rachel, Melissa, Natalie and myself (Kathy) which will be catered by Trish’s Dishes in Leland.  Following dinner we will have a white elephant gift exchange ($5 limit or something fun you’ve found in your home and absolutely don’t want anymore).  Wear your ugly holiday sweaters, too!  We’ll be having a contest on who has the most hideous holiday apparel!  Do it up, ladies!

After this December meeting we won’t meet again until January 6, 2015.  We will be excited to meet up again and hear all about your holiday adventures!

 

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UPDATE: Wreath Fundraiser Extras! DISCOUNTED PRICES!!

We have extra products from our Wreath Fundraiser that we must sell!  Below are the items still available.  Please let us know if you have sold one of them so we can update our quantities and aren’t selling products we no longer have 🙂  Thanks so much, ladies!  From here on out, it’s money in our bank!

  • 3 Victorian Wreaths ($26 Now $25.00)
  • 1 Victorian Spray ($22 Now $20.00)
  • 3 Cranberry Splash Sprays ($23 Now $20.00)
  • 2 Candle Centerpieces ($27  Now $25.00)

DOWNLOAD THE PDF HERE!

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UPDATE: Wreath Fundraiser Extras!

We have extra products from our Wreath Fundraiser that we must sell!  Below are the items still available.  Please let us know if you have sold one of them so we can update our quantities and aren’t selling products we no longer have 🙂  Thanks so much, ladies!  From here on out, it’s money in our bank!

  • 4 Victorian Wreaths ($26)
  • 1 Victorian Spray ($22)
  • 4 Cranberry Splash Sprays ($23)
  • 3 Candle Centerpieces ($27)

DOWNLOAD THE PDF HERE!

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Pot Luck Signup – November 18

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This has to be one of my favorite dinners that we do!  I just love Thanksgiving – I’m not sure if it’s the food or the pure gratitude that I have for what I have and the people in my life.  Maybe it’s a combination of both.

Anywho…here’s the list we created last night for the next meeting.  We still need a few items for the kiddos so if you haven’t already signed up and are able to help out, that would be super!

Please keep in mind that we have some Gluten and Dairy allergies in our groupd for the adults.

  • Main
    • Turkey by Kallie
    • Ham by Kristin
  • Side Dish
    • Something Yummy by Erika H
    • Something with quinoa by Alissa
    • Pineapple Casserole by Kim
  • Drink
    • Kristen
  • Dessert
    • Pumpkin Pie Bites by Rachel
    • Gingersnap Cookies by Janelle

For the Kiddos

  • Main
    • Some sort of crockpot yummy meal by Kathy
  • Side Dish
    • Mac and Cheese by Melissa
    • Vegetable by Amy
  • Drink
    • Kristen
  • Dessert
    • Pumpkin Bars by Natalie

Please let us know if you are able to provide a side dish or drink for the little ones!  Thanks!