Are you a new mom? Do you have a child younger than kindergarten age? Crave a couple hours out of the house each month for some fun social interaction with other moms? Just need some encouragement and tips for being a mom? Well, then MOPS is meant for you!
What is MOPS?
MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) is a program designed to nurture mothers of children ages birth through kindergarten. MOPS moms are of many ages and backgrounds, but share the same desire – to be the best mothers they can be. We recognize that these years are foundational in a mother-child relationship and are filled with unique needs. Therefore, we celebrate motherhood by meeting those needs, making connections and experiencing God’s love through relationships and resources.
Our MOPS program meets together each month for creative activities, hearing speakers on issues relevant to moms, small group discussion, breakfast and fun with other mothers!
During the summer months, we offer Moms Night Outs as well as coordinate play dates! Be sure to follow us on Facebook for upcoming events.
Find Your Fire
Never let the fire go out ... When you hope, be joyful. When you suffer, be patient. When you pray, be faithful. Share with God’s people who are in need. Welcome others into your homes. - Romans 12:11-13 (NIrV 1998)
Fire is a tool utilized only by human beings. Since the beginning of time, humans have congregated around its warmth for light, protection and company. Every other creature on the planet fears fire, but we’ve been given the unique ability to harness it, to use its power to improve our lives. Not only that, but poets and artists have used fire to describe the God-given spark that wakes us up in the morning and fuels our purpose and passion. Whatever the context, fire is not to be ignored.
Sisters, this is a year we will tend the fire in our hearts.
We will stop inhaling the fumes of our mistakes that tell us we are not enough, not a good enough mom, not pretty enough, not brave enough, not smart enough, not wealthy enough. Instead, we will choose to tend our God-given fire. We will love our children with an all-consuming love and use our words to warm the world. We will hold the torch up high and shed light on what matters most.
When our homes feel cold, we’ll light a fire.
When a friend has lost her spark, we’ll fan her flame. When the world seems dark, we will be an ember of hope. In order to do this we will:
LIVE EXPECTANTLY: This is the bold reminder to think about what could go right. We will renew our minds and choose to trust that God is good. Hope will be on the tip of our tongues. Passion will flow from our hearts and we will pray big prayers. It takes tending to keep the fire alive, so we will fan our flame by choosing to do more things that make us forget to check our phones. We will choose to play with our kids instead of crossing one more thing off our to-do list. We will be women whose passion and patience inspire the people we love most.
SURRENDER DARINGLY: This is the bold reminder to let things go. Fire is a tool of transformation, and often the most life-improving thing we can do is surrender. Surrender is often misunderstood as an act of weakness, when in truth it is an act of courage. What would it feel like to let yourself off the hook from living like it is all up to you? Let go of unhelpful expectations and the need to control the people and situations in your life. When we surrender, we become in tune with the swift but gentle timing of God. This year, we will take a daring step into the fire of transformation, so we can emerge truer and braver than we ever imagined we could be. We will be women who trust that God is fighting for us, so we need only to be still.
BREATHE FREELY: This is the bold reminder to let yourself be loved. Even though we aren’t enough in our own mind, we are enough in the mind of God. There is nothing that you can do, or have done, to ruin or fracture God’s love for you. There is no amount of striving or performing that will earn you more. Breathe freely and joyfully, and be refreshed. We will be women and moms who stand out because we live loved.
What is MOMSnext?
We are thrilled to add MOMSnext to our MOPS group which will include moms of children who have finished Kindergarten. MOMSnext members will meet along with MOPS and will receive the same MOPS Membership package. This group will shape you, ground you, teach you and encourage you! Contact us at for more information on this group.
How do I join?
Email us at or call 770-995-9055 ext. 667 for more information. Or check us out at North Metro MOPS on Facebook. MOPS International dues are $32 and our local dues are $20 per semester. If you pay every thing up front you get a $5 discount making your total $67! Dues go towards craft supplies, paper products and more.
We look forward to connecting with you.
When are MOPS/MOMSnext meetings?
MOPS/MOMSnext meets in the Fellowship Hall at North Metro on Tuesday mornings from 9:30am-11:30am. Here are the meeting dates for 2018-2019.
|Summer / Fall 2018||Winter / Spring 2019|
|September 11||January 15|
|September 25||January 29|
|October 16||February 12|
|October 30||February 26|
|November 13||March 12|
|December 4||March 26|
Want to teach MOPS Kids?
We need loving MOPS Kids teachers! If you are interested in applying for this paid position, please contact Michelle Zinn at . Your own children can be cared through the MOPS Kids program at no charge as well.