MOPS - MOTHERS OF PRESCHOOLERS

 

What is MOPS?  

It is a faith based organization geared towards meeting the needs of moms of young children. This includes expecting mothers, moms of infants, toddlers, and kindergarteners.  Everyone who fits in this category is invited!  You do not need to attend a specific church to come.  

 

What happens at MOPS? 

A MOPS meeting includes wonderful food and fellowship.  Instead of worrying about your children (since they will be well cared for by the childcare workers) you will be able to listen to engaging speakers, do creative activities, and have a safe place to share on issues relevant to moms and families today.  Outside of our meetings we have events to help you get connected to other moms who can relate and support you.

 

Theme for 2013-2014

Moms with young children live in messes.  A Beautiful Mess reminds us that beauty can come out of our difficult spots.  The grime of mothering little ones brings the beauty of motherhood.  Embrace Your Story reminds us that our past, present and future can be used for good.  God knows where each of us has been, where we are today and has set in motion where we are headed.

Theme verse: Ephesians 2:10 (New Living Translation)

“For we are God’s masterpiece.  He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.”    

 

Current Opportunities To Serve

Help is needed in the following three areas:   

  • Mentor (woman) - be a role model, friend and advisor to the MOPS moms  
  • MOPPET Co-coordinator (woman) - would coordinate child care workers for each meeting  
  • MOPPET childcare workers (women, men, college students, teens) - would love on the little ones during the meetings.

 

MOPS Fees

  • $23.95 to join MOPS International
  • $5 per child per year enrolled in MOPPETS (max of $10 per family)
  • $30 for fall semester meetings payable at time of registration
  • $30 for spring semester meetings payable by 1/16/14.  

*Scholarships are available for mothers with financial hardship.* 

 

Excited to join us?  We would love to have you! Moms are welcome to join MOPS throughout the year.  Just check with us to see if there is a childcare spot available for your child.  You are more than welcome to check out a meeting first to see if you like it!  

If you want to join or have any questions about Grace Church MOPS, please contact Coordinator Carrie Godsoe at or 574-344-6477.

 

2013-2014 MOPS meeting dates:

We generally meet every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month from October to May from 9:05-11:15 am at Rm 321 in the west building.  Specific dates are below.  

Fall Semester

  • Oct. 3
  • Oct. 17
  • Nov. 7
  • Nov. 21
  • Dec. 5
  • Dec. 19

 

Spring Semester

  • Jan. 16
  • Feb. 6
  • Feb. 20
  • Mar. 6
  • Mar. 20
  • Apr. 3
  • Apr. 17
  • May 1
  • May 15