"MOPS" stands for Mothers of Preschoolers. MOPS is available to all mothers with a child age birth through Kindergarten. As a member of MOPS you enjoy regular fellowship with other mothers as well as the support of MOPS International. MOPS recognizes that the years from infancy through kindergarten are foundational in a mother-child relationship and are filled with unique needs.
MOMSnext is for mothers of school-aged children. As our children enter school new challenges arise but our need for friendship and support still exists. Our MOMSnext group allows moms of older children to find a community to help them navigate through these wonderful and difficult years.
As moms we recognize that many of us live in multiple worlds. We often have school aged children and preschoolers simultaneously. Our combined MOPS and MOMSnext group offers the best of both worlds. As we navigate these years and learn from each other we also learn about topics that help us grow as moms and as women. Please join us at one of our meetings. We'd love to have you experience this wonderful community of moms that we have made here at Living Hope.
The MOPS Experience equips women for the joys and challenges of their lives as moms. One key factor in the MOPS Experience is the relationships built within a group. Time and time again, MOPS moms share that the friends they make in MOPS are significant for this season of their life and on into their future. God created us for relationship! It’s one of the defining parts of being human.
The MOPS & MOMSNEXT theme for 2018-2019 is Find Your Fire:
This year at MOPS & MOMSNEXT, We will stop inhaling the fumes of our mistakes that tell us we are not enough, not a good enough mom, not pretty enough, not brave enough, not smart enough, not wealthy enough. Instead, we will choose to tend our God-given fire. We will love our children with an all-consuming love and use our words to warm the world. We will hold the torch up high and shed light on what matters most. In order to tend the fire in our hearts this year we will Live Expectantly, Surrender Daringly and Breathe Freely. We will explore what these ideas mean and how we can apply them to our everyday lives.
You don’t have to do mothering alone. Whether you need a friend to compare stories with, a shoulder to lean on, or ideas to help you be a better mom – MOPS & MOMSNEXT is just the place for you. Join us to experience warmth and shared wisdom from other moms with a common desire to be the best mothers they can be.
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Our chapter meets at Living Hope from 7-9 p.m. on the 1st and 3rd Monday evening of the month (Sept 17th - May). Childcare is provided during the meetings and registrations are taken throughout the year.MOPS International exists to meet the needs of every mom—urban, suburban and rural moms, stay-at-home and working moms, teen, single and married moms—moms with different lifestyles who all share a similar desire to be the very best moms they can be! MOPS helps moms through relationships established in the context of local groups that provide a caring atmosphere for today's mother of young children.
For more information, please contact our MOPS Coordinator, Michelle Hartwig at bllhMOPS@hotmail.com.