Friday, May 16, 2014

The New 2014-2015 Theme - Be You, Bravely!

While I'm not quick to let last year go (getting to know lots of new mommas while embracing our messy stories was awesome), I am looking forward to next year already.  MOPS International has developed the new theme, Be You, Bravely, and it looks to be another great year.  Ya know, if you want to learn how to take healthy risks, face your fears and be "inspired to choose the extraordinary."  

The excerpt below is from their website that explains more of this theme.  Read it, and I'll bet you'll want to come start the journey with us.

(Check back soon for dates for the Open House and the first meeting.  Request to join us on Facebook to stay connected over the summer!)

From MOPS International:

At any given moment in our lives each of us has...
  • Conversations we've been putting off.
  • Reasonable risks we've been avoiding.
  • Goals we want to achieve.
Yet often times the more significant an action feels the easier it is to put it off.  We get distracted from the big decisions by the immediate needs of the day. What all of us seem to have in common is that we need a nudge, a nudge to help us get out of our ruts and routines so that we can begin risking bravely.

At MOPS we believe that you were meant to live deeply and so we have created this year’s theme to inspire you to choose the extraordinary.

Be you, Bravely is designed to help us focus on making the choices that could create the most good in our lives, help us to step into healthy risk and to do it in the context of community where we can cheer one another on.

Sometimes, good people wait patiently for God to intervene when what he is wanting is for us to act bravely and do something. Being a follower of Jesus calls for courage. The journey feels unexpected and unconventional. It requires bravely playing hide and seek in the dark, confronting the fears that scare us and holding the hand of a redeemer-guide who calls us to courageous acts of risk and trust. It means coloring outside of the lines. Dreaming bigger than we ever have before and getting swept up into the plans of a God who leaves us breathless with wonder.

It takes courage to ask brave questions and even more courage to search for the answers. We are so excited to journey alongside you this year as we ask one another what it means to  “Be you, Bravely”.

Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.
Isaiah 43:18-19   (NIV)

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

First Meeting of the Fall

It's here!!!! Finally!

We have enjoyed the last few weeks of summer and the rush of school starting, now it's time for a breath of fresh air- MOPS FIRST MEETING THIS THURSDAY!

As we kick off this year- come with open minds and open hearts. We are thrilled to head down this journey of motherhood with you. Let's walk the road together and enjoy the scenery :)

Here is the important info:

When:Thursday, August 29
Time: MOPPETS opens at 9:00, our meeting starts at 9:15 AM
Where: Ascent Church (formerly Tri-Lakes Chapel)
             1750 Deer Creek Rd. Monument

Monday, May 13, 2013

Save the Dates!

Open House for the 2013-2014 year is Thursday, August 22!


Munchkin Market Sale is Sept. 27-28.

Mark your calendars and join us!
visit us on Facebook to join in on the fun during the summer :)

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Spring Semester is Here!

Happy New Year! 2013 is off to a wonderful start, and we are so excited to begin our spring semester at MOPS!

Join us this Thursday, January 10th at 9am to hear from Master Lee from U.S. Taekwondo! We'll be learning some basic self-defense "moves" as well as some tips to combat bullying in schools.

As we look ahead, be sure to put our spring semester dates on your calendar!

  • January 24
  • February 14
  • February 28
  • March 14
  • April 11
  • April 25
  • May 9
See you at MOPS!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Merry Christmas from Tri-Lakes MOPS!

It's so hard to believe that our MOPS season is almost half-way done! Join us tomorrow, December 13th, at 9:00 am for our last meeting of the fall semester.

We at Tri-Lakes MOPS wish you and yours the merriest of Christmases, and a blessed New Year. See you at our first meeting of the spring semester on January 10th at 9:00 am!

Upcoming Events:

December 18th: Magic Show Play Date! FREE! 10:00 am, Tri-Lakes Chapel. Breakfast is provided! Sponsored by Liz Everett & Shelly Hood of W.J. Bradley Mortgage, and Claire Boynton & Shelley Pelle of The Platinum Group Realtors.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Little Monkey Bizness Playdate!

Monday, November 5th, 9am - 11am
Little Monkey Bizness
1015 Kelly Johnson Blvd, Colorado Springs

Bring the kids or come alone! There is something for everyone at Little Monkey Bizness. There is a huge jungle gym area for older children, an area for littler children just starting to walk and even an area for babies/crawlers. There is also an art room for painting, coloring etc.

Cost is $8 per child for walkers and $5 for crawlers.

If you are coming without kiddos, grab a coffee or snack and chat with the ladies at one of the tables in the lounge area!

Find more info here 

Hosted by Amy Salzwedel & Mary Barfield
To RSVP, call 662-889-3033 or just show up! :-)

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

A Spook-tacular October!

October has lots of fun in store! Take a look!

This Week:
At October 11th's MOPS meeting we are privileged to have Nancy Parker Brummett with us. Nancy is an established author and speaker. She has written several devotional books including "It Takes a Home", the topic of her talk on Thursday. To learn more about her before the meeting, visit

For something fun- wear your favorite sports team jersey :)

A Look Ahead
  • Pumpkin Patch Playdate! Friday, October 12 at 10:00 AM, Colorado Pumpkin Patch, 740 E. Noe Rd., Larkspur - It was a blast last year! You don't want to miss it... so reply to your evite for more details or see Karen or Megan.
  • Single Mom Baskets- Our November Meeting is filled with crunchy cellophane, flowing ribbon, divine chocolate, and enchanting fragrance as we create beautiful Christmas gift baskets to give to single moms (or dads). We are collecting donations now for these baskets (ex. gift cards, lotion, journals, chocolate, candles, soap, anything new that you would want to receive in a a basket). bring your donations on Thursday (we will be collecting up to Nov. 8th)
  • Mom's Night Out - Cake Decorating!  Tuesday, October 23 at 6:30 PM, Tri-Lakes Chapel. Register at the October 11th meeting. $10 per person, 15 people max! Contact Megan at pmthomas at for info or find her at the meeting!
  • October 25 MOPS Meeting- Mom's Morning Out! This is a special treat for you! Childcare runs normally, but you get to pick what you'd like to do as a table to enjoy the morning! In the past, tables have gone to Wisdom Tea House, Rosies, Starbucks, Serranos, or jacuzzi at a mentor mom's house. But you can choose to take a walk, have a yoga session at a someone's home, get your nails done at Vitae Salon...whatever you choose! So start talking about it with your table - it's up to your table to make arrangements.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Munchkin Market is Here!

Munchkin Market is the largest baby and kids sale of the year in the area! Come on over THIS Friday and Saturday (Sept. 28-29) from 8 am to 12 noon at Tri-Lakes Chapel (1750 Deer Creek Rd) in Monument. 

Come shop thousands of great deals on gently used baby and children’s items! Browse clothes (size newborn to 16), shoes, bikes, strollers, toys, books, uniforms, coats, dancewear, costumes, and more!!

Don't miss it!