MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers)
MOPS believes that better moms make a better world!
MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) is open to all women who are pregnant or have young children (birth through Kindergarten). MOPS is here to provide fellowship, resources and support for you as a woman and a mother. Childcare is provided. For more information, email MOPS or like us on Facebook for updates and information.
What is MOPS?
MOPS is a grassroots movement that believes moms are world influencers. We believe that incubating hearts and giving just-because-hugs can change the course of history. That’s why we connect moms all over the world to a community of women, in their own neighborhoods, who meet together to laugh, cry and embrace the journey of motherhood. MOPS groups are rallying women to be more honest, to feel more equipped and to find our identity by journeying alongside one another.
What will I experience at a MOPS meeting?
Our prayer is that you will experience a welcoming environment where everyone is accepted and appreciated. We all have one thing in common…we are moms, trying to be the best moms we can be. This is a hard journey; a difficult space, but we believe that coming together helps us through the difficult places and we can come out better because of our time together.
Meetings start with food, of course! We gather around tables to eat and usually have fun ice breakers to play. Next, our meetings focus on the main event, which can be: a speaker who is an expert in his/her field, MOPS International curriculum, a coordinating craft, or just fellowship. Another great dynamic of our group is Mentor Moms. These are seasoned moms who are there to help support and encourage us with the wisdom they gained from their experience.
Can I try a meeting first?
Definitely! Please come and visit to see what we do and why we leave feeling that we can conquer this thing called motherhood. After one visit, if you choose to come back, we ask that you join our group.
9:30-11 a.m. or 6:30-8:30 p.m. (for working moms)
1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month (during the school year) beginning Sept. 5
All moms with children age 5 and under and those moms who are pregnant.
Wesley Center, 3rd Floor, Rooms 308-309
What about my children during the meeting?
One of the perks of our meetings is that we provide childcare. There is a fee associated with childcare, if you chose to utilize it. Our children under 2 will go into the nursery and those children over 2 will be a part of our MOPPETS group. MOPPETS offers the older children a time of play, crafting and learning about God through stories and Boz the Bear videos. All the childcare workers are staffed through the church.
Mom's Time Out
2nd Tuesday of the month (during the school year) beginning Sept. 13
A chance for moms to do crafts, pay their bills or even just have coffee and chat with other moms. An RSVP to Jen Wotsch is needed for childcare.
Wesley Center, 3rd floor, Rooms 308-309
What are the costs?
Membership Fee: $31.95 – payable to MOPS International; You receive a Welcome Package from MOPS that is packed full of useful tools as well as some fun goodies and a weekly email. Group Fee: $35 – payable to Hyde Park (covers any speaker fees, raffle prizes, crafts, basic hospitality items, etc.). Childcare Fee: $40/year; or $3/meeting that you use childcare. Scholarships are available, so please ask.
Register – Click here to download this PDF form, fill in, print and return to your MOPS meeting or the Ministry Offices.