E91 MOPS 2019-2020
Dates & Times
Sep 13, 20199:30am - 11:30am
1st and 3rd Friday
1st and 3rd Friday - waitlistFree
E91 MOPS meets September to May. Childcare is included for children preschool age and younger. We meet on the 1st and 3rd Fridays (generally) each month from 9:30-11:30am in the Community Room.
September // 13th & 27th
October // 4th & 18th
November // 1st & 15th
December // 6th
January // 10th & 24th
February // 7th & 21st
March // 6th & 20th
April // 3rd & 17th
May // 1st & 15th
The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. – John 10:10 (NIV)
Are you breathing just a little, and calling it a life? Sometimes we need the reminder that life is meant to be lived to the full. That it is OK to enjoy ourselves, to let our hair down, to worry less, and to really suck the marrow out of life (who even says that? I guess we do now!). Because as far as we can tell, this is EXACTLY how God intended for us to live- fully and abundantly.
In order to live life to the full this year, let’s: Have More Fun, Fear Less & Find Our People!!
Kristi Bishop & Heather Zeller
What is MOPS?
We are a group for any and all moms of kids from pregnancy to kindergarten. We encourage and equip moms of preschoolers through friendships, fellowship, mentoring, speakers and a warm brunch! Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) is an international organization that believes better moms make a better world. MOPS exists to encourage and equip mothers of young children. Check out MOPS International at http://www.mops.org/about/about-us/
What can I expect when joining a MOPS group?
MOPS is a community of moms that want the same thing you do - to be the best mom they can be while not losing sight of your own identity as a woman. MOPS is a place for encouragement, advice, fun and fellowship. You will have a table leader to guide the conversation during meetings and to help plan activities outside of MOPS. There is also a mentor mom at each table (older, wiser mom who is passed the little kid phase) to help with questions and provide encouragement. Our tables sit together at meetings and get together for play dates and mom's night outs outside of MOPS meetings.
What is a MOPS Meeting Like?
We start our meetings with a warm brunch that we take turns bringing. We have time to chat and catch up on life before hearing a speaker on topics relevant to the busy life stage of mothering young kids. After the speaker, we have some time for discussion before heading out to pick up our kids. E91 MOPS is a place where you can come as you are, get a break from the relentless duties of motherhood, connect with other women… And enjoy a HOT cup of coffee!
I've never left my kids before! What is childcare like?
All of our childcare workers are background checked, trained and LOVE kids. New this year, MOPS has partnered with AWANA to provide our children with a quality child discipleship curriculum. Find out more here: https://www.mops.org/awana/ Our child care workers look forward to seeing your kids each meeting!
How much does MOPS cost?
You will pay $32 at registration. This holds your spot and registers you with MOPS International. This is non-refundable since it is paid to MOPS International. Our semester dues of $50 are due in September and January. The semester dues fund our group's expenses such as child care and brunch supplies. Scholarships are available on an as-needed basis. Our MOPS group fundraises throughout the year to keep dues affordable for all families. About half of our budget comes from fundraising! If you would like more information on a scholarship, please contact us at email@example.com.
MOPS Kids Service Requirement
As a ministry, we want to serve one another well. In order to manage childcare costs, balance caregivers and give you a first-hand opportunity to see how well our children are cared for... We are requiring ALL MOPS MOMS (minus Leadership) to serve in MOPS Kids at ONE MOPS Meeting per year. Spots will be filled on a first come basis. An email with the link to sign-up will come in August with your Table and MOPS Kids Classroom Assignments. If you make the decision or are unable to meet this requirement, you agree to contribute $30, which is the expense of one MOPS Kids Childcare Worker per MOPS Meeting.
If you are registering for MOPS and we are on a Waitlist, you will not pay anything at registration. As room becomes available, one of the MOPS Coordinators will contact you and payment will be made at the first meeting you attend.
Donating to MOPS
Keeping MOPS affordable for all families is very important to us. Please consider helping our group meet our fundraising goals through donating. Donations to MOPS are tax deductible! There are several donation options available through this registration.
You can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or problems with registration. We look forward to seeing you in September!