MOPS & MOMSnext
Here at MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers), we gather moms. We believe in the simple but revolutionary idea that remarkable things happen when moms come together. That's why we rally women, in our own neighborhoods, to help them become more brave, kind and honest, one gathering at a time.
So, whether you are a soon-to-be mom, first-time mom or seventh-time mom, you are welcome here. Whether you are an adoptive mom, young mom, seasoned mom, foster mom, stepmom or any other type of mom, you are welcome here.
MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers), is a program led by moms for moms with children ages 0 to 5. MOMSNext is a group within MOPS for mothers of school-aged children. Both groups meet together with a shared desire to become the best mothers we can be!
2018/2019 Meeting Dates
MOPS & MOMSnext typically meet the third Thursday of each month September - May from 7 pm - 9 pm. Due to school & conference schedules, the meetings for September and April are scheduled differently. Our 2018-2019 meeting dates are:
- September 27, 2018*
- October 18, 2018
- November 15, 2018
- December 20, 2018
- January 17, 2019
- February 21, 2019
- March 21, 2019
- April 25, 2019*
- May 16, 2019
While moms are in the meetings their children are divided into age appropriate classes where they participate in fun, educational activities through the MOPPETS program.
What to Expect
A MOPS meeting includes practical teaching through speakers, demonstrations, or videos, followed by small group discussion and creative activities. Plus, there's usually food...food you didn't make! But more important, you'll get to have honest conversations with other moms who understand the joys and frustrations of motherhood. All while your children are being lovingly cared for by our church volunteers.
Dinner - We can't meet without food!
Curriculum -Each meeting will have a topic to discuss, a craft to make, a live speaker, or a video provided by MOPS International.
Fellowship - Local mom friends to talk to, laugh with, share advice with, and relate to. You are not alone!
Crafts - Fun, easy artsy crafts and activities. Even for the least crafty of us!
Childcare Provided - During meetings, your little ones will be cared for by amazing MOPS Kids volunteers, so you can relax and have a whole conversation while your food is still hot!
Playdates - We want to get to know you and your little ones, too! Join us for organized play dates like trips to the museum, park, or zoo!
Mom's Night Out (MNO) - Sometimes moms need a night out! We try to plan a kid-free activity for moms to just have a girl's night out every month.
Every year has a new MOPS theme. This year's theme is "Find Your Fire."
Sisters, this is a year we will tend the fire in our hearts. We will stop inhaling the fumes of our mistakes that tell us we are not 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. This year we will learn to
- Live Expectantly,
- Surrender Daringly, and
- Breathe Freely!
For more information, visit LRBCMops