Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS)
MOPS exists to encourage, equip, and help women become the best moms that they can be. Women who are pregnant or have young children (birth through kindergarten) are all invited to join MOPS. MOPS provides an opportunity to meet other moms and make the journey of motherhood together. A typical MOPS meeting includes a time of sharing food and conversation followed by a presentation of information relevant to mothers raising preschoolers. The group covers subjects such as child rearing, marriage, relationships, cooking, and homemaking from a Biblical perspective. Children are cared for during MOPS meetings by childcare staff in a loving, nurturing environment.
Team Brave Meets: 1st & 3rd Tuesday of each month – 9:45-11:45 a.m. Contact: Louanna Dorazio at MOPSTeamBrave@southrun.org.
Team Fierce Meets: 2nd & 4th Tuesday of each month – 9:45-11:45 a.m. Contact: Kristin Mercer at MOPSTeamFierce@southrun.org.
Location: Fellowship Hall (use side entrance of church…follow the sidewalk down the right side of the building)
We hope that moms of children (ages 0-5) will join us for a year of fun, friendship, support, and encouragement. Each meeting includes childcare, a speaker or craft, and fellowship with other moms. MOPS International fee: $32. SRBC materials fee: $100 for the year.
2019-2020 MOPS International Theme
If you have ever felt like you aren’t enough, if you have forgotten to have fun, or feel like you have lost your spark, then this is the fresh start you have been waiting for.
In order to live life to the full this year, let’s:
Have More Fun
Fun is often the first thing to go when life gets hectic because it seems frivolous and extravagant. This year we are going to remember that we can still have fun even when life is hard. We are going to let the laundry wait and build a fort with our kids. We’ll stop waiting until everything on our to-do list is finished until we have fun, and do one thing a month just because it makes us happy. This is our year to remember what it feels like to enjoy ourselves.
No more fearing what people might think or say. No more letting fear paralyze us or concern about the future rob us of the present. At any given moment, there is courage inside of each of us that may be lying dormant. This year we’ll bring it to life. We’ll change our ways of thinking, calm our anxiety, and surrender our need to control. This is the year of faith over fear, and abundance over scarcity.
Find our People
This year we’ll meet our neighbors, learn the name of the cashier at the grocery store, and invite our MOPS table over for dinner. We need our people, and they need us. Maybe it means asking someone we respect to be our mentor, or perhaps it means marching in a parade, throwing candy and inviting other moms to MOPS. Finding our people takes some vulnerability, but it will also mean being known, belonging, and helping others feel the same. Life to the full happens best with people by our side.
Here’s to a year of living the full life.
Full of fun, joy, refreshment, trust and rejuvenation.
Download the full theme exegesis here.