WHAT IS MOPS?
Here at MOPS, we gather moms. We believe in the simple but revolutionary idea that remarkable things happen when moms come together. That’s why we rally women, in their own neighborhoods, to help them become more brave, kind and honest, one gathering at a time.
We know we mother better together, so all moms are welcome to MOPS. From soon to be moms, to when your child is in kindergarten, our doors are open. So, whether you are a first-time mom or seventh-time mom, you are welcome here. Whether you are an adoptive mom, young mom, seasoned mom, foster mom, stepmom or any other type of mom, you are welcome here.
What can you expect? At our meetings we begin with refreshments and a time to talk and get to know each other.
This year's MOPS theme is "Find Your Fire." We will have insightful speakers on topics relevant to moms in this season of life. Each mom is a part of a small group that provides the opportunity to build friendships. We spend time discussing the topic of the day in these groups after the speaker. We will also have crafts, service projects, and some special meetings where we will pamper our moms or play games.
We meet in the North Auditorium at Evergreen Christian Community on selected Thursdays each month from 9-11am beginning January 10, 2019. Childcare is provided!
Registration cost for January to May is $75. Registration includes all components of MOPS including childcare.
Please email Rana Longworth at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
MOPS helps moms through relationships established in the context of local groups that provide a caring atmosphere for today's mother of young children. MOPS also encourages and supports moms through resources such as books, their magazine, and their web site.
MOPS groups are chartered through local faith-based organizations, including churches and parachurch ministries. While each group is different, the MOPS program is built on several foundational principles:
Community: MOPS provides an open, caring, and accepting atmosphere where women can come together to share this important season of life.
Mentoring: Mature women listen, encourage, and offer information and perspectives gained through experience.
Practical Instruction: Teaching focuses on areas of common interest, offering inspiration and information that is relevant to the life of a mother.
Leadership Development: MOPS groups are organized and run by mothers of preschoolers, as well as for mothers of preschoolers. Women who are involved in MOPS gain confidence in their leadership skills through the training and experience they receive from MOPS.