Mothers of Preschoolers
MOPS returns to in-person gatherings at First Presbyterian on Tuesday, September 28 at 9:00 AM.
Mothers with children from infancy to kindergarten who are looking for support, friendship and growth in faith can attend MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers). This is a non-denominational Christian group open to the public. Women of all ages and background are welcome.
MOPS has expanded into three groups to accommodate the growing needs of our community's parents:
MOPS - Day
MOPS After Dark
A wide-variety of parenting topics will be discussed through speakers, booklet articles and videos. Plus, your creative side will be fulfilled or challenged with unique craft activities. MOPS also hosts a number of social events to build lasting friendships throughout the year including park play dates, FOCUS bible study, mom's nights out, book club, bunco game nights, trivia night, chili cook-off, plus holiday parties for the kids and a dinner auction for the adults.
Membership costs include a $31.95 MOPS.org international due per year and $4 local chapter due/meeting ($48/year), plus $3 per meeting per child for childcare, if needed. Full or partial financial support through scholarships are available. All mothers are encouraged to join regardless of finances or religious background.
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MOPS | Mothers of preschoolers
Pre-COVID, MOPS - Day group met at First Presbyterian on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month from 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. from September - May. Brunch was provided, as well as childcare for children ages 6 months and up, depending on availability.
MOPS After Dark
If meeting during the day does not fit your family's schedule, MOPS After Dark is for you! All the benefits of MOPS are included in this evening group, Prior to COVID, MOPS After Dark met the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month from 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. from September - May. Dinner and childcare were provided.
MOMSnext | Mothers of School-Aged Children
If you are out of the diapers phase of raising little ones and have at least one child from first grade to high-school, MOMSnext is for you! All the benefits of MOPS are included in this expanded group, which meets with MOPS during the day and with MOPS After Dark in the evening. You decide which time works best for your busy schedule. As children move into school, new challenges and issues arise such as friendships, bullying, relationships with teachers, Internet safety, changing emotions and bodies. This group will tackle important topics relevant to raising older kids, as well as supporting each other through this next stage of parenting.
If your children are older and you are looking for an opportunity to give back to younger mothers, then consider joining MOPS as a Mentor Mom. You will help encourage and support members of MOPS (After Dark) and MOMSnext by holding babies, providing advice and prayer and simply being available to listen to the worries and questions all moms go through on their parenting journey.
If you love children and want to support MOPS, we encourage you to work or volunteer as a caregiver for our members' babies and children during meetings. A Christian curriculum and space for indoor and outdoor play is provided. Giving our members the opportunity to take a couple hours away from the demands of parenting to be among other mothers is vital to the success of MOPS.