MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers)

Welcome to MOPS at First Presbyterian Church

MOPS is a program designed to help meet the distinct needs of every mom with preschool-age children (newborn to age 6). Similarly, MOMSNext extends the MOPS community to mothers with school-age children. With MOPS International, we believe Better Moms Make a Better World. No matter the age of your children, you have a place to come and build the friendships that are so precious to moms.

MOPS is dedicated to helping moms become better mothers by providing a caring, accepting atmosphere where they can meet other moms to share successes, failures, questions, concerns, and yes, even the laughter of motherhood. MOPS opens doors and lets women know that mothering and mothers matter. More importantly, MOPS shows moms that they are normal and not alone.


A typical MOPS/MOMSNext meeting includes:

Goodies - Get to know other moms in the community as you enjoy coffee, tea, and a light treat.

Guest Speakers - Topics are focused on issues relevant to life as a mom.

Discussion - Talk with other moms about how you might be able to incorporate the topic into your life.

Creative Activities - Experience the sense of accomplishment that comes with trying and finishing new things.

MOPPETS - During the meeting, children are cared for in MOPPETS, a play-based, faith-focused program that encourages children to discover God's world and know and love Him.

For more information about MOPS at First Presbyterian Church, contact our coordinator Carlie Hoskins.


We are the Starry Eyed

Sometimes we think we have to pick one when in reality it is always both: light and dark, hope and fear, kindness and risk, wonder and mundane.

This is evidenced by the fact that we are people who are meant to live by both sunlight and moonlight. Our natural rhythms revolve around the circling of sun and moon. Yet often our tendency is to cling to one, the one that is more comfortable, forgetting that our fullest living comes when we embrace the swirly mix.

Starry Eyed means looking for the light even when darkness is enveloping. It is an opportunity to hope recklessly and to witness God’s presence guiding things seen and unseen, comfortable and uncomfortable.

When we reflect back over our lives, this year is going to stand out. It will be the year that we decided to live fully by both sunlight and moonlight. Because audacity is rising in the deepest and wildest parts of our souls. And the best part is, we will ex­perience it all together.

So the question becomes,
When was the last time you felt fully alive?
The last time you were so swept up with wonder that it took your breath away?
That kindness made you feel powerful?
Or audacious hope unraveled fear?

This is the year to experience all of it. Welcome to the 2016–2017 MOPS theme: We are the Starry Eyed!


Steering Team 2016-2017

Carlie Hoskins, Coordinator 
Keah Redder & Trista Gangestad, Co-Coordinators 
Jen Hanna, Crafts
Kaysha Kitten, Hospitality 
Sharon Miller, Lead Mentor Mom 
Lindsey Nightwalker, Fundraising 
Amber Stueven, Publicity
Kelly Regan, MOPPETS Coordinator
Robyn Reisch, Finance/Welcome
Shannon Williams, Speaker Coordinator