WHAT IS MOPS?
MOPS stands for Mothers Of PreSchoolers, and by preschoolers, we mean kids from birth through kindergarten. MOMSNext is the next step for moms with school-aged kids.
This year, however, we welcome moms with kids of all ages!
MOPS is a grassroots movement that believes moms are world influencers. We also believe that incubating hearts and giving just-because hugs can change the course of history. That’s why we connect moms worldwide to a community of women, in their own neighborhoods, who meet together to laugh, cry and embrace the journey of motherhood.
A MOPS group is an open, accepting place for all mothers to experience authentic community, personal growth, practical help, and spiritual hope.
WHEN WE MEET
We meet every 2nd & 4th Thursday from September to May. The meetings start at 9:15 am and end at 11:15 am at the East campus (11501 Vista Del Sol Dr.) in the Multipurpose room.
September: 8 & 22
January: 12 & 26
February: 9 & 23
April: 13 & 27
May: 11 & 25
*CALENDAR IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE
This year is for the ones who are ready to come alive again. So many of us feel a little numb. We’ve each lost something or felt disappointed over the past few years and now we are needing a new way to move forward. We need a fresh start.
Søren Kierkegaard, a 19th-century theologian and poet, wrote “People settle for a level of despair they can tolerate and call it happiness.” This is the year we no longer settle for tolerable despair, and instead, we’ll dream bigger, risk greater and love better. And the way we’re going to do that is through the company we keep. We’re here to remind you that having your people by your side is not a perk of living a giant, beautiful, juicy life – it’s a prerequisite.
It’s time to toss out our notions that we must do any of this alone, that it’s “too late” to create an abundantly rich group of girlfriends or that the pace of life leaves no room for meaningful connection. Instead, we’ll take in something new, something God is always using to reach out to us: deep relationships.
This is why we are declaring it the year of friendship, courage and purpose. Friendships where we aggressively believe in each other, pray for each other and believe the other deserves the world. That is what we do at MOPS. If you’re ready for a community like this, then you belong here. Your best days are ahead of you. We are going to be here cheering you on. And what you can’t do alone, we can and will do together.
WHAT TO EXPECT
BREAKFAST POTLUCK– We can’t meet without food and coffee!
CURRICULUM– Each meeting will have a topic to discuss through a live speaker or video provided by MOPS International.
FELLOWSHIP– Local mommy friends to talk to, laugh with, share advice with, and relate to. You are not alone!
CRAFTS– Fun, easy, arts and crafts and activities even for the least crafty of us!
CHILDCARE PROVIDED– During meetings, your little ones will be cared for by amazing MOPPET volunteers in the church nursery.
PLAY DATES– We want to get to know you and your little ones too!
MOPS International has a one-time fee of $32 for 12 months membership. Each membership comes with: a welcome kit, weekly videos with fresh perspectives on mothering, sex, finances, work, technology, marriage, faith, health, and more! Access to exclusive masterclasses, quarterly digital benefits, and global sisterhood.
Del Sol Church MOPS dues are $30 per semester. We do have some scholarships available. Dues help cover the cost of gifts, crafts, speakers, meeting supplies and more. With both fees combined, MOPS meetings come out to less than $7 per meeting.
We don’t want finance to be a hindrance to moms so please contact our finance leader to discuss finance options, including scholarships.
Some men came carrying a paralyzed man on a mat and tried to take him into the house to lay him before Jesus. When they could not find a way to do this because of the crowd, they went up on the roof and lowered him on his mat through the tiles into the middle of the crowd, right in front of Jesus. When Jesus saw their faith, he said, “Friend, your sins are forgiven.”
Luke 5:18-20, NIV