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 co-coordinators Robyn Reisch and Josie Ringlein.
Every year MOPS comes up with a rallying cry—a concept that will guide our entire tribe of women for the coming year. This year, we’re digging deeper into the idea of being truly free.
This is the year, we will examine our worries and not believe everything we feel. We will be free from the need to hustle for our worth, and we will live in the truth that we are already loved and loveable.
This is the year of release from believing life has to look a certain way. The truth is, we have more authority to shape our daily lives than we think we do. Your life can match your values and your passions, it will just take some guts to make it happen.
That is why, this year, we are choosing to go first, in order to spark a revolution of women who are choosing freedom over fear. Going first is about being courageous enough to take steps before you are ready, to share the details of your journey, extend invitations, conquer fears, and lead the way for friends and kids and family.
Steering Team 2017-2018
Carlie Hoskins, Coordinator and Director of Communication
Kaysha Kitten and Jen Hanna, Program Directors
Robyn Reisch, Finance
Eleni Thayer, Director of Membership
Sharon Miller, Lead Mentor Mom
Kelly Regan, MOPPETS Coordinator