MOPS is for any mom with children ages birth-5 years who is looking to connect with other moms in a similar phase of life. MOPS encourages and equips moms of young children to realize their potential as mothers, women, and leaders, in relationship with Jesus and in partnership with the local church. Whether you are a soon-to-be mom, first-time mom or seventh-time mom, an adoptive mom, young mom, seasoned mom, foster mom, stepmom or any other type of mom, you are welcome here! For more information on MOPS International go to their website at www.mops.org.
At a Ward MOPS meeting you will find:
- The chance to be with other moms who share similar circumstances.
- A place of encouragement, where motherhood is valued and women are special, no matter what their status, education, or personal issues.
- The opportunity to build friendships with MOPS Mentors who provide perspective, willing ears, and sage advice, having “been there, done that”.
- Speakers who provide practical instruction on things that matter most to moms such as parenting, marriage, and healthy meal planning.
- The opportunity to express creativity through crafts and life-skills.
- Discussion time in an open, caring atmosphere where moms are free to share their ideas and feelings with each other.
- Leadership training and development.
Ward MOPS meets select Thursdays of each month, September through May from 9:30 am-11:30 am in Chapel Suite 3. Our meeting dates for 2019-20 are 9/19, 10/3, 10/17, 11/7, 11/21, 12/5, 12/19, 1/16, 2/6, 2/20, 3/5, 3/19, 4/2, 4/16, 5/7, 5/21 Registration is required.
HOW DO I REGISTER FOR MOPS?
Yearly MOPS International membership dues are $31.95. Ward MOPS charges a $50 yearly Chapter fee to help cover meeting costs. Advance registration is required to attend MOPS meetings. Click here to download a pdf with more information on your MOPS International membership benefits.
MOPS KIDS CHILDCARE REGISTRATION
Ward offers a MOPS Kids program (ages 6 mos.-age 5) during meetings so moms can relax and enjoy a grown-up meeting. Registration is $80 per family for the year. Children birth-5 mos. stay with moms during the meetings. Our caregivers have been carefully screened, including background and reference checks, and are approved by Ward Church to care for minors during church-related activities. Advance registration is required for all children participating in MOPSKids or staying with mom in MOPS meetings.