Welcome to Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS)
What is MOPS?
MOPS stands for “Mothers of Preschoolers” and is part of an international organization known as MOPS International. MOPS exists as a community of peers who can support each other - laughing, sharing, learning, growing, encouraging - through this unique time of motherhood. And don’t let the word “preschoolers” confuse you: it doesn’t mean your child has to be in preschool. You can begin attending MOPS when you are pregnant and continue to attend through your youngest child’s kindergarten year.
In order to start a local MOPS group, a local ministry must agree to support the group by holding a MOPS charter: STBC is our MOPS group’s chartering church. “But what if I don’t go to church?” you ask. You do not need to be a churchgoer or from a specific denomination to join MOPS. We want all moms to “come as you are.” Christian prayers and themes are a basic part of MOPS International, but please know that all moms are welcome!
MOPS Theme This Year
Welcome to the 2016-17 MOPS International Theme – We Are the Starry Eyed
Sometimes we think we have to pick one, when in reality it is always both. Light and dark, hope and fear, kindness and risk, wonder and mundane.
This is evidenced by the fact that we are people who are meant to live by both sunlight and moonlight. Our natural rhythms revolve around the circling of sun and moon. Yet often our tendency is to cling to one, the one that is more comfortable, forgetting that our fullest living comes when we embrace the swirly mix.
Starry Eyed means looking for the light even when darkness is enveloping. It is an opportunity to hope recklessly and to witness God’s presence guiding things seen and unseen, comfortable and uncomfortable.
When we reflect back over our lives, this year is going to stand out. It will be the year that we decided to live fully by both sunlight and moonlight. Because audacity is rising in the deepest and wildest parts of our souls. And the best part is, we will experience it all together.
So the question becomes,
When was the last time you felt fully alive?
The last time you were so swept up with wonder that it took your breath away?
That kindness made you feel powerful?
Or audacious hope unraveled fear?
This is the year to experience all of it.
MOPS registration for Fall 2016 is full and we have established a waiting list.
Please contact Meriam Shipman if you would like to be added to our waiting list.
Please click here and download the registration form. Bring the registration form filled out and your dues ready.
MOPS is limited to 30 moms with kids.
Meetings will be held on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays from 9:30-11:30. For more information contact Miriam Shipman.
Click here for the MOPS International site.