Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Bless This Mess

Our special speaker for this month is BBCs newest pastor.

Pastor Eric C. Dammann was born on 11/11/1968 in Morristown NJ and raised in Dover NJ. I have 5 siblings, three brothers and two sisters, I fall in the middle. I attended Berkshire Institutes Christian Studied in Lenox, MA, from 94-95 where I receive a certificate in bible. . I then attended Nyack College in Nyack NY from 96-98 and received a degree in philosophy. I married Eileen Montuori on 3/18/00 and we have five wonderful children. On June 2nd Pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in Warwick, NY. I served there till I was called to serve at Bible Baptist on 10/1/2013.
 2002 after years in the construction industry I became the Associate

Eileen Dammann: I am the wife of Pastor Eric Dammann and mother of five wonderful children.
I was raised in Bergen County, New Jersey. I am one of 8 children and always loved having a big family and enjoy getting together with their families now that we are all adults. I am a certified Elementary teacher. I have taught preschool up to 6th grade over the years and now sub at Hackensack Christian. School. I enjoy photography and editing pictures.. I enjoy photography and editing pictures. My favorite pastimes before starting a family were fishing and bike riding. Looking forward to doing those again now that the kids are all older. I married Eric in March of 2000 and we moved to Florida, New York, where we lived for 12 years before moving here to Hasbrouck Heights. We are blessed by the family of God here at BBC and look forward to the work that God has planned for our new church family.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Embrace Your Story - Seeing the Beauty Out of the Mess

To say we had a lovely time visiting with each other, hearing about Jane and Bea's mission trip to the Philippines, hearing Jane share her store and enjoying the delicious Flan Cake would be an understatement. I had such a fantastic evening with my fellow moms and I'm so blessed that you'll are part of our group and we get to share and grow together.

Please enjoy a few pictures from our evening together that concluded with some beautiful MOPPETs tshirts designed by non other than MOM!

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Embrace Your Story - Seeing the Beauty Out of the Mess

Our speaker for November is our own MOPS coordinator Jane Sparling. Here is a brief bio on Jane.

I was born in sunny Honolulu just before my parents celebrated their first anniversary.  My father was in the Army at the time.  He resigned from the Army nine months after my birth and moved us to the small town in New York state where his dad operated a marina.  He went to work for his father, took over the business once his father retired and is still running the business at 74 years of age.  
My mother has worked right alongside my father in the business for the entire 51 years of their marriage.  She was always there for us after school and our many activities.  Their loving example and spiritual guidance has made me who I am today.  I am the eldest of four children.  One sister lives about 15 minutes from our parents and my other sister and brother live about five minutes away from each other in Virginia Beach.  My beautiful Ali dog is my constant companion and brings lots of joy to my life.  I work as a sales & marketing manager for a specialty medical distribution company, where I have been happily employed for almost 14 years.  One of the greatest joys of my life has been my involvement in starting and coordinating our MOPS group for the past 10 years.  Our moms and kids rock!!

As with many people, my life did not end up taking the direction that I thought it would.  I ended up with one gigantic mess that over time has become untangled and lead me to a beautiful place after all of it.  I have learned to embrace my story and see the beauty out of the mess.  I hope that after you hear my story you will be able to do the same.

Let's Get Messy!

Our October session can be described as fun, messy and creative as we saw some creatively messy costumes and hairdos (or don'ts =))! We heard from Monica on setting and managing our priorities. We also got some great decorating advice from Annie who is part of the Montclair MOPS group. Here are some pictures from our evening.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Let's Get Messy!

Our speaker for this thursday Oct 24th, is our very own Monica Coleman.

Monica Coleman, was born and raised in Michigan.
I grew up in the small town of Mesick known for the Morel Mushrooms.
I lived a very simple life in the country with my parents and 2 sisters.
Upon high school graduation, I attended college at Spring Arbor COllege.
While at Spring Arbor College I studied Music and Psychology.
During my time at Spring Arbor College I ment my husband
We dated for 2.5 years and were married in July of 2000.
I later went on to get certified in Medical Billing and Coding.
Our parenting life started in May of 2003, We are now blessed with 5 beautiful children.
My family and I moved to New Jersey about 1.5 years ago because of my husband's job.
We live in the city of Paramus. Our family attends Powerhouse Christian Church where we've been attending for just over a year now.
I'm a whole foods, organic eating and natural living kind of gal.
I enjoy cooking, baking, crafts, scrapbooking, playing the piano, and reading (of course when I have time).
MOPS has been a part of my life since my son was 2 years old over 8 years ago.
I met a wonderful lady and friend who reach out to me when I knew no one during one of our moves in MI.
She invited me to come to her MOPS group and I've been a part ever since.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Embracing Your Beautiful Mess

Our first MOPS meeting for the 2013 season started of a little messy and a lot of fun as we dug into some delicious dishes!

Our monthly news letter "THE DIRT" was launched to much praise and applause!

It was lovely time of catching up with each other after a long summer break and also getting to know some of our new moms. We are also praying for our MOPS leaders who are on a mission trip to the Philippines right now.