“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
Brandywine MOPS meets once a month on the second Thursday from September through May. This year we are meeting 7:00-9:00 p.m. at Brandywine Valley Baptist Church in Wilmington, DE (get directions). 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 2020-21 is “Decide to Rise.”
COVID-19 Regulations Update: Instead of our typical two meeting times, this year we are only offering one meeting time, 7:00-9:00 p.m. We will still meet monthly on the second Thursday from September through May. State and federal regulations are changing regularly, so each meeting may look slightly different as we work to comply with regulations. We hope to be able to share snacks and beverages during these meetings. Limited childcare will be available on a first come basis to registered moms. Ideally this childcare is intend to be available to moms who have no alternative childcare during the sessions. Masks and social distancing rules will also apply.
Meetings will start with a snack and refreshment followed by a speaker or video. The meetings end with table 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, table groups often get together for playdates, moms night out events, and evenings with our mentor moms.
Please note, MOPS International has created many videos in the event of future stay-at-home orders. If stay-at-home orders are issued, we will continue to meet virtually in lieu of providing refunds. If you would like more information about Brandywine MOPS please contact Jaimy Gillow.
Registration for MOPS 2020-2021 is open. Register now! (you will be taken to a third-party website we use for event registration). An early bird discount was offered for those who registered by July 31, 2020. The price has been reduced to $40 for moms joining from January through May 2021 (regular price is $55).
Tentative MOPS Meetings for 2020-2021 are:
September 10, 2020
October 8, 2020
November 12, 2020
December 10, 2020
January 14, 2021
February 11, 2021
March 11, 2021
April 15, 2021
May 13, 2021
Welcome friend, we can’t wait to meet you… #thisismotherhood