MOPS of Northwood

Be You Bravely

April 2015

Looking for Leaders for 2015-2016....

We are now looking to develop the leadership team for 2015-2016. Here is a description of each role.

Finance - You can do magical things with a calculator and a few spare minutes. Spreadsheets make you happy and your group reveres your way with numbers. You keep the group, and it's leaders, on track.

Fundraising - you have no issues asking people for money and like to plan events to raise money for our group. You work directly with the Finance coordinator.

Hospitality - Hugs and brunch may be your native language. You know that a cozy atmosphere and a yummy meal have the power to heal. Good food, cute decorations and fun icebreakers are just part of what you do. The moment a woman walks through the door of your MOPS group she feels that you have created a place especially for her. The tone you set welcomes women and keeps them coming back!

DGL - As a Discussion Group Leader, you know that having a safe space to spill your guts is valuable and hard to find. Trust and honesty are your anthem. You have made it your goal to go about leading your group discussions by asking great questions and cultivating transparent moments.

DGL Leader - you know it's your responsibility to train and encourage Discussion Group Leaders to ask those great questions and lead those transparent discussions. Create a safe place for them while they create that same kind of place for moms in your group.

Creative Leader - The local craft store is on your speed dial and you thank God every day for the invention of Modge Podge. Creating comes naturally to you and you thrive on finding new ways to help your MOPS group make beautiful things together.

MOPPETS - Kids are some of your favorite people and you believe that the best lessons involve play dough and finger paint. Letting kids know that God loves them makes your day.

Service - making the world a better place one project at time. Your gift to your group is making connections between need and plenty. Each of your efforts to ease the suffering of another, changes the world in profound ways.

Communication - your creative efforts and sparkly words help to spread the word about all of the fun to be had at MOPS. You also help spread the vision of MOPS throughout the community and MOPS group. There are moms who are secretly hoping for a group of women to share life with so get out your mega phone and make someone’s day.

Mentor Mom - you are a trusted guide with sage advice. You are a fellow traveler who is a little farther along the journey. Women in your group trust you to share your mentoring wisdom because of your willing ear and confidant heart. You are a spiritual and practical guide as well as a source of hope for the leaders and moms in your group.

Events - Planning parties is your game. You think of fun and unique ways for our moms to bond and play together in monthly Mom's Nights Out and play dates.

Casa Manana - you bring the love of theater to our group. Coordinate all the purchase of tickets.

Sunshine - You spread sunshine and joy where ever you go. You see hurting hearts and have a word to bring comfort. Work with DGLs on showing some MOPS love to our moms.

Please contact Aprel Dobson for more info!

Expecting Moms!

Mandy Mixon - May 2015

Elizabeth Racca - May 2015

Emily Noyce - Summer 2015

Emily Mercurio - August 28th

Upcoming Birthdays


Leigh Ann Stephens - April 16th


Susanne McFadden - May 1st

JoAnna Miller - May 7th

Sonia Maxwell - May 12th

Brittani Morrow - May 12th

Brianna O'Neal - May 13th

Lacey Hammerlun - May 24th

Kala Reno - May 29th

Easter Egg Decorating and Hunt Playdate

Friday, April 3rd, 10am-12pm

640 Johnson Road

Keller, TX

Join us for an egg-celent time decorating and hunting Easter eggs.
Please bring one to two dozen plastic filled eggs for the hunt. If you would like to dye eggs, please bring your own hard boiled eggs. MOPS will provide the dye.

MOPS Meeting - Courage to be Intentional

Friday, April 10th, 8:45-11am

1870 Rufe Snow Drive

Keller, TX

Come listen to Alicia Thompson, attorney at law, talk about the importance of planning for future and our kids with wills.

Food Assignments

Fruit: Teal

Casseroles: Pink

Breads/Pastries: Silver

Tableware/Drinks: Lavender

Setup/Clean up: Green

Angels on Call: Yellow

Self Defense Class

Saturday, April 11th, 9am-5pm

1870 Rufe Snow Drive

Keller, TX

Phil Thompson will be teaching us techniques and skills to protect ourselves and our families. This class is full.

Mom Night Out - Texas U Can Paint Fundraiser

Saturday, April 18th, 2-4pm

2008 Texas 114

Southlake, TX

Come join the girls for a fun time on a Saturday afternoon.

MOPS Meeting - Mentor Mom Panel

Friday, April 24th, 8:45-11am

1870 Rufe Snow Drive

Keller, TX

We will have a panel Q&A with our Mentor Mom.

Food Assignments

Fruit: Yellow

Casseroles: Teal

Breads/Pastries: Pink

Tableware/Drinks: Silver

Setup/Clean up: Lavender

Angels on Call: Green

Altitude Playdate

Thursday, April 30th, 10am-12pm

5650 Kroger Drive

Fort Worth, TX

Bring the kids to burn off some energy!!!

Coordinator - Aprel Dobson

Creative Events - Amy Parris

  • Service - OPEN
  • Events - Kala Reno

DGL Coordinator - OPEN

Finance - Lacey Hammerlun

  • Fundraising - OPEN

Hospitality - Sonja Maxwell

  • Sunshine - OPEN
  • Casa Manana - Elizabeth Racca

Communications- Amy Steele

  • Devotions - OPEN
  • Newsletter - OPEN
  • Publicity - OPEN
  • Speakers - Amy Steele

Mentor Mom Advisor - Cheryl Melton

MOPPETS- Hayley Fitch & Regan Miles

Discussion Group Leaders -

  • Christina Crenshaw & Shana Barber
  • Kala Reno
  • Vickie Lane & Rachel Estes
  • Mandy Mixon
  • Marilyn Ritchie

Mentor Moms-

  • Cheryl Melton
  • Debby Barrick
  • Laura Johnson
  • Sandi Graves
  • Susie Weatherby
  • Tammy Gabhart

What is MOPS?

MOPS is a grassroots movement that believes moms are world influencers.

We also believe that incubating hearts and giving just-because-hugs can change the course of history. That’s why we connect moms all over the world to a community of women, in their own neighborhoods, who meet together to laugh, cry and embrace the journey of motherhood. MOPS groups are rallying women to be more honest, to feel more equipped and to find our identity by journeying along side one another.

MOPS stands for Mothers of Preschoolers, and by preschoolers we mean kiddos from birth through kindergarten. We know it's a little confusing so let's just stick with "MOPS."

We are moms, and we believe that better moms make a better world.