If you're a mother of a preschooler, you've got your hands full... We know how you feel, and we're here to help! There is nothing little about a mother's impact. The early years of child rearing are so significant and formative-so precious and fleeting... Moms know this, so they pour themselves into mothering. But who pours themselves into moms? We do. If you are a mom who:
- is pregnant or has a newborn through kindergartner
- desires to make new friends
- wants to share the challenges and joys of motherhood
- is looking for spiritual growth through trusted resources
- wants to learn more about growing your children up in a Christian home
- enjoys giving back to the community
...please join us!
MOPS stands for Mothers of Preschoolers, a program designed to nurture mothers with newborns through kindergarten as well as pregnant moms. The women are of many ages and backgrounds, but share the same desire- to be the best mothers they can be.
What is MOPS at Creekside?
MOPS at Creekside meets from 9:30am until noon the first and third Friday of the month for the school year. Each meeting provides an inviting environment where women can come-just as they are-to build friendships, be encouraged and gain practical strategies all while their children are lovingly cared for in the MOPPETS program (drop off starts at 9:05). A typical meeting starts by sharing breakfast together. There is usually a craft project or speaker on a motherhood topic. Discussion groups allow you personal time with a smaller group of moms to share ideas, thoughts and experiences. Also, in attendance each meeting are seasoned moms there to encourage, mentor and give us practical advice based on their experience and wisdom. We close with prayer requests and door prizes.
What will my children do?
MOPPETS is a quality children's ministry. Our little ones are loved and nurtured during our MOPS meeting. This program includes classes for infants through Kindergarteners. Children will enjoy stories, games, free play, crafts, music and a healthy snack. You may attend MOPS with or without your children.
How do I join MOPS?
Mothers of all denominations, as well as mothers who do not attend church are welcome. Participation in a MOPS group requires membership in MOPS International. For only $24.95 a year, a mom can register for membership and receive a one-year subscription to MOMSense magazine, weekly MOM-Email messages and many other great benefits. MOPS fees are $7 per meeting or only $5 if no childcare is necessary. These fees help to cover ministry costs, childcare costs, the MOPPETS program, crafts, speaker gifts, decorations, etc.
If the cost is prohibitive for you, please come anyway! MOPS scholarships are available for those in financial need. Talk to your MOPS Finance Leader for additional information. (This request will not be shared with others).
Sept (TBD): Meet your DGL (Discussion Group Leader) and Play Date