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 through kindergarten. Our local MOPS program 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. Whether you are a working, stay-at-home, rural, urban, adoptive, single or married mom, MOPS is for you.
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 moms from pregnancy through your child’s kindergarten year.
While your children play and learn in the care and safety of our on-site MOPS Kids program, MOPS moms meet just down the hall to socialize, hear from speakers, engage in creative activities, have small group discussions 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 will stay with their mothers in the meetings, children above 6 months of age are not permitted in the large group setting.
Each year MOPS has a theme that inspires our meeting topics, speakers and outlook – a theme that will guide us through the coming year. The 2017-2018 theme is Free Indeed. What do you long for? What is the thing that your heart craves? Is it possible that your deepest desire is to be free? Free from worry. Free from feeling stuck. Free from working to be loved. Free from a heaviness you can’t put your finger on. Free from thinking you should be someone other than exactly who you are and who you were made to me.
At the core, maybe what we are all longing for is to be Free Indeed.
MOPS at FBC meets every other Thursday, from 9:00-11:00am, beginning August 24, 2017. We hope that you will be able to join us!
There is a $25 registration fee for MOPS International. This fee secures your membership with MOPS International and includes a book, annual subscription to Hello, Darling magazine and other MOPS related materials and goodies. In order to hold a spot in the upcoming year’s program, this fee must be paid.
Additionally, there are FBC MOPS local dues that can be paid by semester, or in full 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 ($25) and MOPS International registration fee ($25) are due at the first meeting of the year. The second semester dues ($25) are due in January for the spring semester. If you wish to pay the full year up-front, a discounted total of $70 is available at our first meeting.
We never want financial issues to be a hindrance for any mom that would like to be a part of MOPS. Please contact the MOPS Coordinators to discuss scholarships and other options available.
Questions? Want to Know More?
For more information regarding our group, including our calendar and other communications, please visit our MOPS International Group Page at www.MOPS.org/groups/Foothills or by email at FoothillsBaptistMops@gmail.com. Also, join the conversation on our Facebook page by searching Foothills Baptist Church MOPS.