This journey of motherhood is best traveled with others. Here at MOPS, we want to do just that – provide you with a tribe of supportive women as you navigate the world of motherhood, faith, and life together. MOPS, which stands for “Mothers of Preschoolers”, is for moms with one or more children ages birth to kindergarten. MOPS is part of an international movement to locally connect moms, no matter their personal or faith background, who share this common bond of raising little ones.
What is MOPS?
We believe that it’s just as important for moms to grow as it is to take care of our little ones. Therefore, MOPS exists to serve you and your kids.
While your children play and learn in the care and safety of our on-site MOPPETTS program, MOPS moms meet just down the hallway to socialize, hear from speakers, engage in creative activities and small group discussion, and share in a kid-uninterrupted breakfast and coffee break. Our hope is that you walk away refreshed, inspired, connected, and ready to brave the day.
While we do have room for all moms, our provided childcare is limited to specific numbers to be sure that each child receives the individual love and attention that they deserve. Childcare spots are filled on a first come, first serve basis, based on RSVP to each meeting. If a mom is not guaranteed childcare, she will need to make her own arrangements. Please contact us to find out the current status of your child’s class, as not all levels will have waitlists. Children under 6 months old will stay with their mothers in the meetings, children above 6 months old are not permitted in the large group setting.
Each year MOPS has a theme that inspires our meeting topics, speakers, and outlook. The 2016-2017 theme is “We are the Starry Eyed”. This year we will run wildly together toward wonder, hope and kindness: wonder that will bring us home to ourselves, hope that there is always more to our story, and kindness that brings in warmth and light to our lives. We will be starry eyed as we gain perspective on motherhood, family, faith, work, and life.
Mops at FBC meets every other Thursday, from 9:00-11:00am, beginning August 25, 2016. We hope that you will be able to join us!
There is a registration fee for MOPS International. This fee secures your membership with MOPS International and included a book, annual subscription to “Hello, Darling” magazine, and other MOPS related materials and goodies.
Additionally, there are FBC MOPS local dues that can be paid by semester, or at the first meeting for a discounted rate. The local dues assist in the costs of speakers, supplies, crafts, gifts, and hospitality.
The first semester dues and MOPS International registration fee are due at the beginning of our year (August) in the amount of $50. The second semester dues are $25 and are due in January for the spring semester. If you wish to pay the full year upfront, a discounted total of $70 is available at our first meeting.
We want all moms to be able to take part in MOPS. If in financial need, please contact the MOPS Coordinators to discuss payment plans or waivers.