Tuesday, February 26, 2013

clothing swap!

  • Do you have a closet full of clothes but can't ever seem to find anything to wear? Before you hit the mall and spend a lot of money, join us for a clothes/accessories swap party. You and your friends can exchange used clothing and adopt great new looks without opening a wallet!!
    Go through your own closet to pull out the clothes you no longer wear. Include only clothing that someone can still wear in your clothes swap pile. Feel free to throw in accessories like jewelry, purses, shoes, belts, scarves, etc. Please be sure that the items are still in good condition and are still "in style."
    You can take as many items as you bring to the swishing party. I.e., if you bring 10 items, you can go home with 10 new items.
    BRING A FRIEND! The more people swishing, the more fun it will be for everyone!
    See you there!
  • 955 45th Ave Sweet Home
  • Friday March 8th 7-9pm

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

New Series Starting

This Thursday night we will be talking about marriage with Mark and Marcie McCartin. Childcare is available at the church, Awanas meets at the same time as well. As usual we will be meeting at 6:30 in the Barn.

Friday, November 30, 2012

Christmas Workshop

Join us December 6th from 6:30-8pm 
for a fun night of creativity and cookies.
We will be designing Christmas centerpieces and ornaments as well as getting tips on holiday baking. If you would like to participate in the cookie exchange bring one dozen cookies. All supplies will be included and it's free of charge! This event is open to the community, please bring a friend! We would like to make sure there are plenty of supplies so let us know you are planning on attending, you can RSVP on our fb page page or email me.
Help us give local children a coat by participating in our coat drive, bring any child size coat Thursday night.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

parenting is hard

A must read for every tired, discouraged mommy!

While I used to despair over my children's imperfect sleep patterns, rambunctious behavior, and failure to say please and thank you, I now realize there is a greater purpose---my refinement. Each struggle, each exhausting day, each behavioral problem, is an opportunity for me to grow in my faith. God uses my children as mirrors to reflect to me the sin I didn't realize resides in my heart. He is in fact using my own kids to refine and transform me.
Parenthood is tilling the soil in my heart, weeding out the sins that keep me from growing in faith. Some of the roots run deep and have entangled themselves around my heart. Before having children, I didn't realize how deeply rooted sins like impatience, selfishness, and irritability grew in the sin-fertilized soil of my heart. It took the challenges of raising children to reveal them to me.
But even as God reveals my sins of impatience, irritability, and selfishness, he also reveals his grace. When my children are easily distracted and I respond with impatience, not only does the Spirit reveal that sin to me, he also points out to me all the ways God is patient with my own distracted heart. When struggles in parenting reveal my sin of irritability, it also shows me God's endless forbearance. When the weeds of selfishness become apparent in my heart, I also see how selfless Christ was for me at the cross.
Time and again, the gospel of grace covers my sin, bringing me back to the cross of Christ. Jesus knew I could never be a perfect mom. He knew I couldn't respond to my children with love and grace at every moment. He knew I'd have days where I would fail. And that's why he came. At the cross he suffered for every time I am impatient, for every time I fail to teach and train my children, and for every time I don't love them as he loves them.

Read the complete blog post here

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

What to expect when you show up at Club Mom

I am not one to show up to something unless I know exactly what I am getting myself into. So I thought I would share with you what a typical night out at Club Mom may look like.
Videoography ;) by Preston Darwood 10 years old

A little on the amateur side ;) but I sacrificed my pride for you ladies! This was way out of my comfort zone. Don't be counting how many times I said um either, or blinked, or made weird faces.
A few details I left out...
1-CHILDCARE- Awanas meets at the church at the same time and a nursery provider will be available for babies.  http://www.communitychapel.net/ for more info
2- If you miss a meeting..nobody is keeping track! Show up when you can..trust me you will be glad you did.
3- We want to encourage you, inspire you and get to know you!
4- You do not have to attend the Chapel or any church to come. Club Mom is for all mommas, all over our community

42250 Ames Creek Rd. Sweet Home, Oregon

Saturday, September 22, 2012

unglued .....

Beginning Oct 4th we will be meeting on the first and third Thursday of the month from 6:30-8pm. We will be reading and discussing this book, Unglued. As well as bringing you a favorite.... pinterest project ;) Awanas meets that night as well so were hoping you can drop your kids off at the church then head up to the barn for some coffee, dessert and fun.