February 3 -Intimacy

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Bonjour, Sassy Sweethearts! In January we focused on self-care with spa treatments and a speaker about mental health. In February we’ll turn to another topic: intimacy. That’s right, we’re talking about S-E-X! Oh my! This can be a sensitive topic, so we’ve got a thought provoking video segment from MOPS International, then we’ll enjoy discussion in a safe environment. We’ll also have a craft to round out our time together.

Reminders:

  • Brunch is being provided by the Milky Way Navy and Moon Silver tables.

  • It’s time to restock the Moppets pantry! If you didn’t bring a snack to our last meeting, please bring a peanut-free snack to share, such as Cheerios, animal crackers, etc. You can hand it to one of the leadership ladies upstairs at drop-off.

  • Keep collecting change in your RACE for the Orphans jar. Our challenge is to reach the $250 level of sponsorship by the February 17 meeting, and we need about $150!

  • Speaking of the RACE, it’s coming up on Saturday, May 6! You can register at the RACE for the Orphans website

Devotional: Three Things I Wish I’d Known When I Was Single

Local Events:

Barnes and Noble Storytime

When: Thursday, February 2, 11 am

Where: Barnes and Noble at Ashley Park, Newnan

Cost: Free

Valentine Craft at Powell Library (Ages 3 and up)

When: Thursday, February 2, 6-7 pm

Where: Powell Library, Hospital Rd., Newnan

Cost: Free but must register; call 770-253-3625

Sky Zone Trampoline Park Toddler Time

When: Wednesday, February 8, 10 am – 12 noon

Where: 1098 Bullsboro Dr., Newnan

Cost: $5 per person, per hour

February Birthdays

Katie Billingsby

February Anniversaries

Laura Prout

January 20 -Light in Dark Places

starryeyednewsletterHey there, Hopeful Heroines! January is known for the winter blues, but what happens if the blues follow you into the rest of your year? Depression is a hope stealer, so we’re going to shine some light into the darkness this week with our speaker, Beth, who will tell us about her lifelong relationship with depression and how she got her hope back.

Reminders:

  • Brunch is being provided by the Orion Gold and Little Dipper Purple tables.

  • Count the change you’ve saved in your RACE for the Orphans jar so we can estimate our level of sponsorship. You don’t need to bring the change yet, just count how much you’ve got so far!

  • It’s time to restock the Moppets pantry! Please bring a peanut-free snack to share, such as Cheerios, animal crackers, etc.

Devotional: What Will You Risk to be Free?

Local Events:

Baby Time (Ages 0-2)

When: Tuesday, January 17, 10 am

Where: Powell Library, 25 Hospital Rd.

Cost: Free; no registration required

Lap Time (2-year-olds)

When: Monday, January 23, 10 am and 11:15 am

Where: Powell Library, 25 Hospital Rd.

Cost: Free

Notes: Registration required; call 770-253-3625

Story Time (ages 3 and up)

When: Monday, January 23, 10 am

Where: Powell Library, 25 Hospital Rd.

Cost: Free; no registration required

January Birthdays

Kala Arrington

Karla Karvelas

Sarah Kithuka

Tami Leech

Lindsey Melton

Jessica Pyka

Cassi Roberts

Karen Slade

January Anniversaries

Debbi Jones

Naomi Karrels

Renee Lamb

January 6 – Spa Day

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Happy New Year, stargazers! Did the busy holiday season leave you a little bit frayed at the ends? We’ll get you all smoothed out again on Friday, because this meeting is Spa Day! It’ll be a day to relax and pamper ourselves with wax hand treatments, manicures, facials, art therapy, crafts, some light stretching, and 10 minute chair massages. You read that right, a massage! Did you get the Sign Up Genius email Rachel sent to reserve your massage time slot? If not, contact your table leader and she’ll send it to you. And on top of all that, we’ll have door prizes, too!

Reminders:

  • Brunch is being provided by the leadership team.

  • Wear clothing that will move with you for stretching and your massage.

  • Contact your table leader for a link to the massage sign up if you haven’t gotten it yet.

Devotional: Stumbling into the New Year

Local Events:

Cookies and Coloring at the Carnegie  

When: Wednesday, January 4, 10 am

Where: Carnegie Library, downtown Newnan

Cost: Free; call 770-683-1347 to register

Storytime at Barnes & Noble

When: Thursday, January 5, 11 am

Where: Barnes & Noble Bookstore, Ashley Park Shopping Center

Cost: Free

Home Depot Kid’s Workshop

When: Saturday, January 7, 9 am -12 noon

Where: The Home Depot, Bullsboro Drive

Cost: Free

Project: Crate Toolbox, best for ages 5-12

December 16 – Christmas Paint Party

starryeyednewsletterHello Christmas Carolers! It’s time for our Christmas paint party! This week we’ll feast on holiday goodies, because EVERYONE is bringing their favorite Christmas food, whether it’s cookies, candy, or Grandma’s green bean casserole. Anything goes! Our eating time will be quick though, because we’ll need the whole time to paint! We have some of the talented ladies from Bubbles and Brushes coming to guide us step by step to make some fun Christmas art. Don’t stress about your artistic talent; they make it easy and fun! You may get paint on you though, so you might want to wear clothes that aren’t too precious or bring something to protect your clothes.

Reminders:

  • Brunch is being provided by YOU! Bring your favorite Christmas food to share.

  • Wear clothes you don’t mind getting paint on, or bring a cover up.

  • Arrive a few minutes early so we have enough time to complete our painting.

  • The first meeting of 2017 is January 6, Spa Day!

Devotional: Giving Jesus Our Best

Local Events:

Toddler Tuesday at Monkey Joe’s  

When: Tuesday, December 13, 10 am to 6 pm

Where: Monkey Joe’s in Ashley Park

Cost: $5 per child

Visit with Santa Claus

When: Sunday, December 18, Noon to 6 pm

Where: Ashley Park Shopping Center

Cost: Free

Dr. Magical Balloons New Year’s Party hosted by the Carnegie Library

When: Thursday, December 29, 10 am

Where The Carnegie Library, Downtown Newnan

Cost: Free, registration required; call 770-683-1347

December 2 -The Wonder of Christmas

starryeyednewsletterHi Holiday Hotties! Now that Thanksgiving is over we’ll begin the Christmas season in earnest. This week our speaker will be our own MOPS coordinator, Rachel Schory! She’s going to share with us about the Wonder of Christmas. We’ll have time for discussion at our tables, and then we’ll shop ‘til we drop with all of the items you bring for our MOPS Swap! Toys, clothes, books, a rubber spatula, half a package of diapers, picture frames, most of a box of crayons, leftover hospital pads from your last baby… you get the idea. Your trash could be another mama’s treasure!

Reminders:

  • Brunch is being provided by the North Star Teal and Aurora Pink tables.

  • Start gathering your stuff for the swap! Everything is free, and any items left unclaimed will be donated to charity.

Devotional: Returning to Gratitude

Local Events:

Polar Express PJ Storytime at Barnes & Noble

When: Friday, December 2, 7:00-7:30 PM

Where: Barnes & Noble Bookstore in Ashley Park

Cost: Free

Newnan Christmas Parade

When: Saturday, December 10, 6 PM

Where: Downtown Newnan

Cost: Free

December Birthdays

Jennifer Coggins

Ashley Grant

Renee Lamb

Rachel Schory

November 18 – Crossing Borders

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Hello Grateful Gals! This week we’ll be closing out the 28 Day Challenge – have you thought of your One Big Thing? Our speaker is an American living abroad with her family. She’ll be talking to us about bringing wonder, hope, and kindness across borders. And we have not one, but TWO crafts! One of them is extra special because we’ll be making something for our speaker to take back with her to share with women in her community.

Reminders:

  • Brunch is being provided by the Moon Silver  and Big Dipper Light Blue tables

  • We have a MOPS swap coming up! Start gathering your unwanted stuff such as clothes (child and adult), shoes, toys, books, household items, etc., to bring to the December 2 meeting. Everything is free, and any items left unclaimed will be donated to charity.

Devotional: Trusting God in New Seasons

Local Events:

Chick-fil-a Spirit Night for RACE for the Orphans

When: Tuesday, November 15, 5-8 pm

Where: Chick-fil-a Dwarf House, 505 Hwy. 34 East

Special Instructions: You can dine in or order from the drive through, but remember to say you are there for Spirit Night so that RACE will receive a percentage of your order.

Carnegie Library Thanksgiving Family Craft and Treat

When: Tuesday, November 22, 10:00 am

Where: Carnegie Library, 1 LaGrange Street

Cost: Free, but you must register to reserve a spot. Call 770-683-1347

For more information visit www.newnancarnegie.com.