Frequently Asked Questions
What is MOPS?
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 all over the world to a community of women, in their own neighborhoods, who meet together to laugh, cry, and embrace the journey of motherhood. MOPS groups are rallying women to be more honest, to feel more equipped, and to find our identity by journeying alongside one another. MOPS stands for Mothers of Preschoolers, and by preschoolers, we mean kids from birth through kindergarten. We know it's a little confusing, so let's just stick with "MOPS." We are moms, and we believe that better moms make a better world.
What happens at a MOPS meeting?
We meet two Thursday evenings a month (September through May) from 6:00-8:00 PM. A typical meeting includes food, a great speaker and some time to connect with the ladies in your small group. We have a variety of speakers and topics throughout the year -- parenting tips to party planning, and everything in between! We also enjoy special events, service projects, and nights out.
Where are the kids during MOPS meetings?
St. John's provides childcare with paid staff members for an extra fee during registration. Moms are encouraged to bring non-mobile, nursing infants with them to the meeting if they are comfortable.
Why is MOPS important?
MOPS is a great place to connect with other moms who are in the middle of the busy season of life that comes when parenting small children. We get it. Motherhood is beautiful, messy, hard, and it's a lot better when you have a few good mom friends to share the journey with you.