“Here at MOPS, we are on a mission to celebrate motherhood. We build circles of women who love each other like family, because raising humans is beautiful and hard, and having each other to lean on is life-giving. That’s why we connect moms all over the world to a community of women, in their own cities, who meet together to laugh, cry and embrace the journey of being a mom. This is motherhood, and together we can change the world in all the best ways.” – MOPS International
MOPS meets the second Thursday of every month September through May. Morning or “AM” MOPS meets 9:00-11:00 a.m. and childcare is provided for children birth through Kindergarten. Limited space is also available for older homeschool children on a first come basis. MOPS is for all moms whether you are expecting your first child, are a foster mom, adoptive mom, or seasoned mommyhood vet. The theme of 2019-20 is “To the Full.”
So what do we do at our “AM” MOPS meetings? Each meeting we offer a light continental breakfast, coffee, tea and juice. Breakfast is followed by a speaker or video and closes with a discussion group time. Our discussion group times are formatted to allow our moms to connect, build friendships, and discuss the monthly topic.
Outside of our monthly meetings we get together for playdates, moms night out events, and evenings with our Mentor moms. There is a $55 fee to register for “AM” MOPS (second-half of the year price, full year is $75). This fee includes all monthly meetings, childcare at each meeting, and a year long membership with MOPS International. Included in the MOPS International membership is a membership kit, with lots of resources and goodies, plus a gift! Registration is now open for 2019-20. “AM” MOPS meet at Brandywine Valley Baptist Church. Get Directions. If you would like more information please contact Julie Scott.
PM MOPS: Most of our “PM” moms work outside of the home so it is important that we create a flexible format for these meetings that honors your schedule. Our main priority is to give each mom the opportunity to connect and build relationships, have a time to refresh, and encourage you on your motherhood journey. We wrap that all together with a delicious dinner, laughter, craft time and a speaker. There is no childcare provided for “PM” MOPS. Registration is now open for 2019-20. There is a $55 fee to register for “PM” MOPS. “PM” MOPS meets 7-9 p.m. at the home of a MOPS mentor. If you would like the address of this month’s meeting please contact Christy Shannon, our PM MOPS Coordinator. We look forward to meeting you and having you join our group.
Welcome friend, we can’t wait to meet you… #thisismotherhood
Volunteers Needed for MOPS Kids: Volunteers serve during AM MOPS from 8:45-11:15 a.m. providing childcare for the children (ages infant to 6 years old) of the moms attending the MOPS program. Volunteers are responsible for watching the children assigned to their age-specific room, serving a light snack and diaper changes/bathroom breaks, if needed. A current background check must be on file for all volunteers. If you do not have a background check on file, download and complete the form. For more information or to volunteer, please contact Debbie Stem or Meri Wheeler.