Jack & Kathy

Presentations by Jack & Kathy Stockman

 

Jack and Kathy have enjoyed presenting workshops on the Celebration of Christmas and Family Traditions at many churches, women’s groups, and conferences. If you would like to inquire about scheduling them to do a presentation for your group, please e-mail them at Stockmans@Celebrations-and-Traditions.com with your name and/or phone number and they will respond by e-mail or a phone call.

 

Our schedule is included on this page.

Celebration of Christmas

October ~ December
Jack & Kathy bring a wealth of ideas for activities and traditions to enhance observance of Advent and Christmas in the home. The presentation includes plans for a daily worship time during Advent, as well as ideas for Christmas Eve & Day, and the Twelve Days of Christmas/Epiphany. They share many other ideas in a 16-page booklet provided to participants. (When the presentation takes place before Thanksgiving, they will also include a segment on that holiday.)

 

Celebration of Easter

February ~ March or April
This presentation focuses on observance of Lent and Holy Week, as well the celebration of Easter. Jack & Kathy offer many ideas for appropriate and interactive ways for parents to teach their children about the arrest and crucifixion of Jesus, as well as activities to joyously celebrate his resurrection. They focus on the teachings of Jesus during the last week of his life, providing materials for activities to go along with each of them.

 

Celebrations & Traditions

Year Round
In the Celebrations & Tradition workshops, Jack & Kathy present ideas for development of Christ-centered traditions that are fun and meaningful for ordinary days, milestones, & special occasions, holidays, and extended-family and community times. They focus on four strategies/tools that can be adapted for all holidays and special occasions.

 

Using Technology to Build Family Ties

Year Round
Jack & Kathy suggest ways that technology can be used to bond, rather than disrupt, families. They share their experiences and ideas for using tools such as Facebook, blogs, video chats, the web, and e-mail for sharing family life, news, history, and celebrations, and traditions.

 

Making Mealtimes Special

Year Round
Jack & Kathy share ideas for making the dinner hour a time to make memories, teach, and bond~ as well as have a ton of fun! 

 

Just for Women

Women's Teas & Banquests ~ Kathy only
Kathy presents creative ideas for intentionally enhancing and building meaningful relationships between women and for mentoring the pecial young women and girls in their lives.  

 

Some Feedback on Jack & Kathy's Presentations


We would be thrilled to have you speak to our group again.

 

You are always high on the list of "desired speakers".

I'm glad to hear that you are going back to _____ Church again this year!

 

Your presentation is always a highlight!

How excited I am to have you come to ______Church Mops. I have your advent book which my 5 year old just loved last year!!!! Jack, you are such an awesome illustrator! So many different people have told me how much they loved your presentations and I just can't wait.

What a blessing you are to families!

I was with a group of friends this weekend that attended a presentation of yours @ a MOPS meeting in _____. They all raved about what you had to share.We would like very much to have you speak about the Celebration of Christmas at our MOPS group this coming fall. You had spoken to our group several years ago, and everyone just raved (including me!!) about your presentation and the beautiful Advent Book (which I own!!)

 

I have to tell you that since seeing your presentation,
Advent has become a very special time for our family.

You spoke to our group last December and everyone LOVED you!
You were one of the speakers that everyone wanted to hear again.

We received EXCELLENT speaker evaluations for your talk to the Mops Moms at ____.
Here were some of the comments:
Excellent ideas!
I will establish traditions with my children now.
Fantastic - I wish they were able to talk more and stay longer!
The Advent Book is a great idea. Wish I had started sooner!
Great ideas for kids to celebrate Jesus' coming.
Wonderful! Thank you!

 

2012-2013 Presentations

 

October 18, 2012

North Shore MOPS.
Beverly, MA

 

October 19, 2012

Durham MOPS.
Durham, NH

 

October 27, 2012

We Hold This Treasure Conference.

(Exhibiting Only)
Lansing, MI

 

November 2, 2012

Crossroads Community Church MOPS
New Lenox, IL

 

November 2, 2012

Ada Bible Church MOPS
Grand Rapids, MI

 

November 15, 2012

Ward Church MOPS A.M.

Ward Church "Just for Women" P.M.
Northville, MI

 

November 25, 2012

Holy Cross Lutheran Advent by Candlelight
Cary, IL

 

November 28, 2012

Unity East Lutheran School
Chicago, IL

 

November 30, 2012

McLean Bible MOPS
Vienna, VA

 

December 1, 2012

Prince of Peace Lutheran Church
Advent Candlelight Evening
Springfield, VA

 

December 2, 2012

Prince of Peace Lutheran Church
Springfield, VA

 

December 4, 2012

Tentative
Waterloo, IA

 

December 13, 2012

Faith Church Thursday MOPS Group
Dyer, IN

 

December 14, 2012

Faith Church Friday MOPS Group
Dyer, IN

 

December 18, 2012

Fort Atkinson MOPS
Fort Atkinson, WI

 

December 20, 2012

Ripon MOPS
Ripon, WI

 

February 22, 2013

Calvary Church
Naperville, IL

 

March 7, 2013

Harvest Baptist Church GEMS
Oswego, IL

 

March 21, 2013 (Evening)

Faith Church MOPS
Dyer, IN

 

2011-2012

 

February 17, 2011

Southbridge Church MOPS
Orland Park, IL

 

March 16, 2011

Cross Community MOPS
Palm Beach Gardens, FL

 

March 23, 2011 p.m.

St. Lukes MOPS
Orlando, FL

 

April 1, 2011

Westminster Presbyterian MOPS
Aurora, IL

 

April 4, 2011

St. John's MOPS
Champaign, IL

 

April 7, 2011

First Assembly MOPS
Joliet, IL

 

April 15, 2011

Tuscola MOPS
Tuscola, IL

 

April 15, 2011

Orland Park CRC MOPS
Orland Park, IL

 

April 30, 2011

St. John's Lutheran Church
Mother Daughter Banquet
Joliet, IL

 

May 14, 2011

Trinity Lutheran Church
Mother Daughter Banquet
Tinley Park, IL

 

October 18, 2011

Gracepoint Church Mom to Mom
Naperville, IL

 

November 2, 2011

Chicago Homeschool Educators of Midway
Chicago, IL

 

November 3, 2011

Immanuel Church MOPS
Gurnee, IL

 

November 4, 2011

Calvary Church MOPS
Orland Park, IL

 

November 10, 2011

Calvary Church MOPS
Naperville, IL

 

November 10, 2011

Evening event

 

November 12, 2011

Maranatha Chapel
Evergreen Park, IL

 

November 15, 2011

CHESS Homeschool Group
Oak Forest, IL

 

November 16, 2011

Trinity Covenant Church Family Night
Oak Lawn, IL

 

November 17, 2011 AM

Interview on Moody Radio
This is the Day Program

 

November 17, 2011 PM

Unity West Lutheran School
Chicago, IL

 

November 20, 2011

First Presbyterian Church
River Forest, IL

 

November 29, 2011

Maywood Evangelical Church Moms2Moms
Rockford, IL

 

December 1, 2011

Faith Church MOPS
Dyer, IL

 

December 2, 2011 AM

Orland Park MOPS
Orland Park, IL

 

December 2, 2011 PM

Advent by Candlelight
Crystal Lake, IL

 

December 3, 2011

Peace Community Church
Frankfort, IL

 

February 10, 2012

New Life Church MOPS
Crystal Lake, IL

 

February 21, 2012

Immanuel Lutheran Church MOPS
Crystal Lake, IL

 

February 24, 2012

Village Church of Barrington MOPS
Barrington, IL

 

March 20, 2012

New Hope Presbyterian Church MOPS
Fort Myers, FL

 

March 27, 2012

St. Luke's United Methodist Church MOPS
Orlando, FL

 

May 5, 2012

St. Paul Lutheran Ladies Tea
Alsip, IL

 

 

2010

 

August 10, 2010

Concordia University Chicago Early Childhood Conference
River Forest, IL

 

September 16, 2010

Roscoe Village MOPS

Chicago, IL

 

October 24 & 31, 2010

First Presbyterian Church
River Forest, IL

 

November 2, 2010

Northwoods Community Church Moms and More
Peoria, IL

 

November 4, 2010

Harvest Baptist Church MOPS
Oswego, IL

 

November 5, 2010

New Life Church MOPS
New Lenox, IL

 

November 8, 2010

TEACH
Oak Park, IL

 

November 9, 2010

Peace Community Church MOPS

Frankfort, IL

 

November 10, 2010

Peace Church MOPS
South Holland, IL

 

November 11, 2010

Christ Coummunity Church Women2Women
St. Charles, IL

 

November 18, 2010

Green Lake Country MOPS

Ripon, WI

 

November 19, 2010

Village Church of Barrington MOPS
Barrington, IL

 

November 23, 2010

Family Harvest Church MOPS
Tinley Park, IL

 

December 1, 2010

St. Mark's After Hours for Moms
Glen Ellyn, IL

 

December 2, 2010

Palos Heights CRC MOPS

Palos Heights, IL

 

December 6, 2010

Alpine Chapel Women's Ministry Christas Dinner

Lake Zurich, IL

 

December 15, 2010 p.m.

Annapolis Evangelical Presbyterian Church

Annapolis, MD

 

December 16, 2010 p.m.

Christian Fellowship Church MOMSnext
Ashburn, VA

 

December 17, 2010

MacLean Bible Church MOPS
Vienna, VA

 

December 19, 2010

MacLean Bible Church Family Matters
Vienna, VA

 

2009

 

February 17, 2009
First Baptist Church Women's Tea
Wheaton, IL

 

February 28, 2009
First Reformed Church of Oostburg Women's Ministry Conference
Oostburg, WI

 

March 6, 2009
Community Fellowship Church MOPS
West Chicago, IL

 

June 30, 2009 Week One of Four Week Series
July 7, 2009 Week Two
July 14, 2009 Week Three
July 21, 2009 Week Four
Willow Creek Community Church / Chicago
Chicago, IL

 

September 24-26, 2009
Exhibitors at MOPS International Convention
Nashville, TN

 

October 15, 2009
Moms United at Zion Lutheran Church
Marengo, IL

 

October 22, 2009
Exhibitor at St. Isaac Jogues' Fundraiser
Hinsdale, IL

 

October 28, 2009
Minooka Bible Church MOPS
Minooka, IL

 

November 5, 2009 A.M.
Southbridge Church MOPS
Orland Park, IL

 

November 5, 2009 P.M.
Parkview Church MOPS
Orland Park, IL

 

November 12, 2009
Tuscola United Methodist MOPS
Tuscola, IL

 

November 19, 2009
Alpine Chapel MOPS
Lake Zurich, IL

 

November 20, 2009
Bethel CRC MOPS
Lansing, IL

 

November 24, 2009
St. Joe's MOPS

Big Bend, WI

 

November 29, 2009
Grace Lutheran Church
River Forest, IL

 

December 2, 2009
Grace Bible Church MOPS
Minooka, IL

 

December 3, 2009
Immanuel Lutheran Church Advent by Candlelight
Crystal Lake, IL

 

December 4, 2009
Community Fellowship Church MOPS
West Chicago, IL

 

December 8, 2009
First CRC Crown Point MOPS
Crown Point, IN

 

December 9, 2009
St. John's Episcopal Church Christmas Tea
Naperville, IL

 

December 16, 2009
First Assembly of God MOPS
Joliet, IL

 

February 19, 2010
Carmel Lutheran Church MOPS
Carmel, IN

 

2008

 

October 2-4, 2008
MOPS International Convention
Dallas, TX

 

October 3-4, 2008
Hearts at Home Conference
(Represented by Kaidrea Stockman & Mary Vejr)
Grand Rapids, MI

 

October 23, 2008
Calvary Church Mothers Group
Naperville, IL

 

October 27, 2008
St. John Lutheran Church
Champaign, IL

 

October 30, 2008
Evergreen Community Church MOPS
Bothell, WA

 

October 31, 2008
Area Mercer Island MOPS
Mercer Island, WA

 

November 3, 2008
The Church of Rock Run MOPS
Plainfield, IL

 

November 5, 2008
Christ Church MOPS
Lake Forest, IL

 

November 6, 2008
Immanuel Church MOPS
Gurnee, IL

 

November 7-8, 2008
Hearts at Home Conference
Rochester, MN

 

November 12, 2008
Christ Church MOPS
Oak Brook, IL

 

November 13, 2008
Messiah Lutheran Church MOPS
Joliet, IL

 

November 14, 2008
St. John Lutheran Church MOPS
Joliet, IL

 

November 17, 2008
Hales Corners Lutheran Church MOPS
Hales Corners, WI

 

November 18, 2008 A.M.
Faith Community Church MOPS
Fort Atkinson, WI

 

November 18, 2008 P.M.
CHESS (Home Educators)
Oak Forest, IL

 

November 19, 2008
Mom2Mom at Eastview Christian Church
Normal, IL

 

November 20, 2008
Parkview Church MOPS
Orland Park, IL

 

November 21, 2008
Mom2Mom at Bethel Baptist Church
Galesburg, IL

 

November 23, 2008
Resurrection Lutheran Church
New Berlin, WI

 

December 2, 2008 A.M.
Village Church MOPS
Gurnee, IL

 

December 2, 2008 P.M.
Orland Park Calvary Church Christmas Tea
Gaelic Park, Oak Forest, IL

 

December 3, 2008
Parkview Christian Church MOPS
Orland Park, IL

 

December 4, 2008
Vienna Presbyterian Church MOPS
McLean, VA

 

December 5, 2008
Vienna Bible Church MOPS
McLean, VA

 

December 6, 2008
First Baptist Church of Woodbridge MOPS Event
Manassas, VA

 

December 7, 2008
Vienna Bible Church Family Matters Community Group
McLean, VA

 

December 11, 2008
First Church of God MOPS
Hoopeston, IL

 

December 12, 2008
Florida Bible Church MOPS
Miramar, FL

 

December 16, 2008
New Hope Presbyterian Church MOPS
Fort Myers, FL

 

PRIOR TO 2008

 

Northwest Covenant Church
Mt. Prospect, IL


Moody Church MOPS
Chicago, IL

Beverly Covenant MOPS
Chicago, IL

Village Church of Lincolnshire MOPS

Deer Creek Christian Church
University Park, IL

Faith Church MOPS
Grayslake, IL

Stone Hill Bible Church MOPS
Joliet, IL

Palos Park Presbyterian Church MOPS
Palos Park, IL

 

Westminster Presbyterian Church MOPS
Aurora, IL

 

Libertyville Evangelical Free Church MOPS
Aurora, IL

 

Alpine Chapel MOPS
Lake Zurich, IL

 

Village Church of Barrington MOPS
Barrington, IL

 

Grace Fellowship Church
Oak Forest, IL

 

St. Joe’s Catholic Church MOPS
Big Bend, WI

 

Palos Park Presbyterian Church Parents Group
Palos Park, IL

 

Lincolnshire MOPS
Lake Forest, IL

 

Rockford MOPS
Rockford, IL

 

Moody Church MOPS
Chicago, IL

 

Grace Bible Church MOPS
Shorewood, IL

 

Cross Lutheran Church MOPS
Yorkville, IL

 

Crossroads Community Church MOPS
New Lenox, IL

 

Christ Church MOPS
Oak Brook, IL

 

River Forest Presbyterian Church MOPS
River Forest, IL

 

St. John’s UMC MOPS
Winter Haven, FL

 

Covenant Presbyterian Church MOPS
Chicago, IL

 

Bethel Christian Reformed Church MOPS
Lansing, IL

 

Calvary Church MOPS
Orland Park, IL

 

Minooka Bible Church MOPS
Minooka, IL

 

Parkhills Home School Group
Freeport, IL


Hearts at Home Conference*
Lansing, MI

 

Logos Book Store, Oak Park, IL*
Home School & More*

 

MOPS National Convention*
Nashville, TN

 

Hearts at Home Conference*
Rochester, MN

 

Grace Church MOPS
Racine, WI

 

Fellowship Church MOPS
Lombard, IL

 

Faith Covenant Church
Columbus, OH

 

Vineyard Church MOPS Group
Columbus, OH

 

First United Methodist MOPS Group (Kathy)
Marysville, OH

 

Westminster-Thurber Community (Jack)
Columbus, OH

 

In His Presence Bookstore*
Columbus, OH

 

New Life Church
Gahanna (near Columbus), OH

 

Logos Bookstore
Oak Park, IL

 

Hearts at Home Conference*
Lansing, MI

 

Mom's Time Out
Fifth Reformed Church
Grand Rapids, MI

 

Vaparaiso HomeSchool Group
Vaparaiso, IN

 

St. Isaac Jogues Catholic Church
Elizaabeth Ministry Group
Hinsdale, IL

 

Parkview Christian Church P.M. MOPS
Orland Park, IL

 

Palos Park Presbyterian Community Church MOPS
Palos Park, IL

 

First Church of the Narzarene MOPS
Lemont, IL

 

Moody Church MOPS
Chicago, IL

 

St. Joe's Catholic Church MOPS
Big Bend, WI

 

NW Covenant Church MOPS
Mt. Prospect, IL

 

North Suburban Evangelical Free Church MOPS )
Deerfield, IL

 

Immanuel Baptist Church MOPS
Gurnee, IL

 

First Presbyterian Church MOPS
River Forest, IL

 

Womens's Group
Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church
Elmhurst, IL

 

Faith Church MOPS
Dyer, IN

 

Women's Christmas Tea
Western Springs Baptist Church
Western Springs, IL

 

Parkview Christian Church A.M. MOPS
Orland Park, IL

 

Midwest Baptist Conference Women's Winter Warm-up
Sheraton Chicago Northwest Hotel
Arlington Heights, IL

 

Hearts at Home National Conference*
Illinois State University
Normal/Bloomington, IL

 

MOPS Calvary Church of the Nazarene
Crestwood, IL

 

MOPS Beverly Covenant Church
Chicago, IL

 

Christian Hills Church Mother Daughter Luncheon
Orland Chateau
Orland Park, IL

 

Illinois Christian Home Educators Convention*
Cornerstone Church
Naperville, IL

 

CHOICE
Christian Home-Oriented Individualized Curriculum Experience
Faith Covenant Church
Wheaton, IL

 

The Chapel
Women’s Fellowship Group
Grayslake, IL

 

Hearts at Home Conference
Rochester, MN

 

MOPS Convention*
Minneapolis, MN

 

Celebration Lutheran Church
Family Event
Sartell, MN

 

CHESS
Christian Home Education South Suburbs
Grace Fellowship Church
Oak Forest, IL

 

Hearts at Home Conference*
Lansing, MI

 

Catholic Festival of Faith*
Navy Pier, Chicago, IL

 

Elizabeth Ministry Group
Hinsdale, IL

 

Our Lady of the Woods Catholic Church
Women’s Group
Orland Park, IL

 

West Suburban Home School Fundraiser*
Faith Community Church
West Chicago, IL

 

Crossroads Community Church
Family Event
New Lenox, IL

 

The River House Bookstore
Heartland, WI

 

Adoration Lutheran Church
Family Event
Franklin, WI

 

MOPS at St. Michael’s Church
Canton, MI

 

Heartland Community Church
Normal, IL

 

Bloomington/Normal, IL MOPS

Bethel Lutheran School
Morton, IL

 

Oak Park Christian Home Educators
Oak Park, IL

 

Willow Creek Wheaton
Wheaton, IL

 

MOPS ~ Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church
Elmhurst, IL

 

MOPS ~ Norway Lutheran Church
Wind Lake, WI

 

Books on Main Street
Rockton, IL

 

MOPS ~ Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church
Elmhurst, IL

 

Clinton MOPS
Clinton, IL

 

MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) at Third Reformed Church
Kalamazoo, MI

 

Mother to Mother at St. Marks Episcopalian Church
Glen Ellyn, IL

 

MOPS at Grace Fellowship
Oak Forest, IL

 

Holiday Market at St. John of the Cross*
Western Springs, IL

 

Naperville Presbyterian Church
Naperville, IL

 

Bellavista MOPS
Rockford, MI

 

MOPS at Moody Church,
Chicago, IL

 

MOPS at Northbrook Evangelical Covenant Church
Northbrook, IL

 

MOPS at Calvary Church of the Nazarene
Crestwood, IL

 

Ascension Church*
Oak Park, IL

 

MOPS at Beverly Covenant
Chicago, IL

 

Home School Household & Holiday Organization Night
Grace Fellowship
Oak Forest, IL

 

Break Away Women’s Group at Wheaton Evangelical Free Church
Wheaton, IL

 

Fair Oaks Presbyterian Church
Oak Park, IL

 

MOPS at Norway Lutheran Church in Wind Lake, WI

 

MOPS at St. Joe’s in Big Bend, WI

 

MOPS at Kenosha, WI

 

Family Night at Glen Ellyn Evangelical Covenant, Glen Ellyn, IL

 

MOPS at First Church of the Nazarene, Lemont, IL

 

Women’s Brunch at The Vineyard, Oak Park, IL

 

Women’s Tea at Elmhurst Bible Church, Elmhurst, IL

 

MOPS at Hales Corners Lutheran Church, Muskego, WI