Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Hope Floats: Guest Speakers

Just a reminder....

our next meeting is on Dec 27th and we will have Ray and Deborah Cabrera as our guest speakers. 

Ray and Deborah Cabrera have been married for 13 years.  They each have a son from a previous marriage - Benjamin and Chris and together they have three children... Elizabeth, Caleb and Priscilla.

Ray and Deborah are very active in the church.  Ray is an Elder at Bible Baptist Church... together with his wife Deborah they worked in the youth ministry and now Ray is ministering to the young adults of Bible Baptist Church.  Deborah is the financial administrator and church admin asst.

Ray loves Bibles... he loves the Word of God and shares that love with the family.  Deborah loves to craft and to do invitations and help put parties together. They enjoy spending time together and serving as a family.  They like watching movies and going out to eat when possible.  It is their desire  to pass on the blessings of our Lord and Savior to their children and to leave that legacy to them where they will find immeasurable joy in serving Him and passing that on to their children.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

The Pearl of Great Price

Introducing our guest speaker for this month...

Maude Carolan Pych is a wife, mother, grandmother and poet. She raised her family amid the picturesque mountains, lakes and reservoirs of Ringwood, NJ in the 1970’s. Her background as a writer includes working as a reporter for the Paterson News and columnist for the Totowa Times Herald in the 60’s. She now writes Christian inspirational poetry as a ministry and composes poems to record family history. Maude was a finalist in the national Allen Ginsberg Poetry Contest on four occasions and twice her poems were granted Editor’s Choice awards. She also achieved second and third place awards for poetry at the annual St. Catherine of Bologna Photo, Art & Poetry Exhibition, in Ringwood.

Maude’s poetry has been published in anthologies and publications that include The Paterson Literary Review, Sensations Magazine, Lips, The Pillar Monthly and William W. Francis’ book, Celebrate the Feasts of the Lord. A member of the North Jersey Christian Writers’ Group and Ringwood Manor Association of the Arts, the poet leads the Paper, Pen & Praise writer’s ministry at her congregation and regularly posts to her blog, Maude’s Poems, at: http://maudespoems.blogspot.com. She self-published five chapbooks including The Circumcised Heart, Bliss, From My Heart to Yours at Christmas…Cookies & Poems, The Widow’s Song and her newest, A Pilgrim’s Quest, a compilation of poems about her three pilgrimages to Israel. She resides in Northern New Jersey with her husband, Robert.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Take The Plunge - Skit

The ladies from our leadership team put together a fantastic skit to encourage each of us to "take the plunge"!

Hope you enjoy it.

Friday, October 19, 2012

2012 MOPS Season Kick Off Event - Sea Bash

We had such a fantastic kick off event at our first MOPS event of this season and those of you who couldn't come really missed out on a fantastic get-together. We had many new moms and moppets join us!

The team definitely did a great job decorating the place, we really felt like we were at the beach.

These moms look ready to dive in.

We had a fun skit by the MOPS team encouraging each of us to step out of our comfort zone and to 'Take the Plunge'.

Our precious MOPPETs visiting with us!