First Friday, Third Friday, from 09/15/2017 to 05/18/2018, 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
E91 MOPS meets September to May. Child care is included for children preschool age and younger. We have two different meeting times to choose from.
What is MOPS?
We are a group for any and all moms of kids from pregnancy to kindergarten. We encourage and equip moms of preschoolers through friendships, fellowship, mentoring, speakers and a warm brunch! Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) is an international organization that believes better moms make a better world. MOPS exists to encourage and equip mothers of young children. Check out the MOPS International website here.
What can I expect?
MOPS is a community of moms that want the same thing you do - to be the best mom they can be while not losing sight of your own identity as a woman. MOPS is a place for encouragement, advice, fun and fellowship. You will have a table leader to guide the conversation during meetings and to help plan activities outside of MOPS. There is also a mentor mom at each table (older, wiser mom who is passed the little kid phase) to help with questions and provide encouragement. Our tables sit together at meetings and get together for playdates and mom's night outs outside of MOPS meetings.
What is a MOPS Meeting Like?
We start our meetings with a warm brunch that we take turns bringing. We have time to chat and catch-up on life before hearing a speaker on topics relevant to the busy life stage of mothering young kids. After the speaker, we have some time for discussion before heading out to pick-up our kids. E91 MOPS is a place where you can come as you are, get a break from the relentless duties of motherhood and connect with other women!
What is childcare like?
All of our child care workers are background checked, trained and LOVE kids. Your children will hear a Bible story, learn Bible songs, have time to play and have a snack. Our child care workers look forward to seeing your kids each meeting!
How much does MOPS cost?
You will pay $32 at registration. This holds your spot and registers you with MOPS International. This is non-refundable since it is paid to MOPS International. Our semester dues of $50 are due in September and January. The semester dues fund our group's expenses such as child care and brunch supplies. Scholarships are available on an as-needed basis. Our MOPS group fundraises throughout the year to keep dues affordable for all families. Our biggest fundraiser is our Golf Scramble & Online Auction in May. About half of our budget comes from fundraising! If you would like more information on a scholarship, please contact us .
We ask each member of our group to help out in some way throughout the year. We are a big MOPS group serving 128 families and it takes a lot of work to keep our group running smoothly. At registration, each person must select a service area. There is an option to contribute an extra $20 instead of serving. Here are some ways you can serve:
Meeting Set-Up: Arrive at 8:30 to help set-up the room for our meeting. Duties include: setting tables, brewing coffee, setting up the brunch table, setting up the swap table and cutting casseroles as they arrive.
Meeting Clean-Up: Stay until 12:00 to help clean up the room after our meeting. Duties include: clearing tables, putting away all MOPS supplies, putting coffee away and washing any dishes that are left behind.
Child Care Helper: Help in child care alongside two trained workers. Hours are 9:15 - 11:45. You can choose to donate your time or be paid $10 per hour worked. You are able to bring kids with you. Friday moms will help with a Thursday meeting. Thursday moms will help with a Friday meeting.
Call Area Business for Donations: You will receive a list of businesses to call and a script to use to ask for donations. Calls should be made in Jan & Feb to maximize the possibility that we will receive a donation.
Help at the Golf Scramble in May 2018: We always need volunteers to help at registration, drive drinks around to the golfers and help with awards. Sign-up for a two hours shift to help make this event a success!
Donating to MOPS
Keeping MOPS affordable for all families is very important to us. Please consider helping our group meet our fundraising goals through donating. Donations to MOPS are tax deductible! There are several donation options available through this registration. Please consider helping our group meet our fundraising goals through donating.
You can contact us with any questions or problems with registration. We look forward to seeing you in September!