MOPS & Moms Next
Notice something different about our logo? MOPS, Mother of preschoolers, is expanding! God has led us to open our group up to mothers of school age children. We are now MOPS/Moms Next because motherhood lasts a lifetime! We are excited to see what God has in store for the group this coming year!
We NEED you!
Not a mother of preschool or grade school children? We Need YOU!! Mops is always looking for volunteers in our moppet classrooms as well as mentor moms. Contact us if you are interested in helping out in some way!
The 2014-15 MOPS/Moms Next year will start on Thursday, October 2nd. This year’s theme is "Be You Bravely", based on Isaiah 43:18-19.
“Forget the former things;
do not dwell on the past.
See, I am doing a new thing!
Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?
I am making a way in the wilderness
and streams in the wasteland."
It seems we spend all of our time doing two things- living and waiting to live. If you are like us, that waiting to live category is comprised of a few things that make us uncomfortable, things that require courage to act. For us it means that we have dreams we want to see realized, conversations that we need to have and decisions we have been avoiding. Sometimes realizing how significant an action is makes it harder to accomplish. We become paralyzed from acting because starting feels risky. The urgency of the day to day demands become the easiest to achieve. Days, months and even years go by with the same opportunities standing in front of us- waiting to be chosen. What we all seem to have in common is that we need a nudge. A nudge to get us out of our ruts and routines so that we can be reminded to risk bravely. At MOPS/Moms Next we believe that you were meant to live deeply and so we have created this year’s theme to inspire you to choose the extraordinary. Be you, Bravely is designed to help us become more ourselves. To remind us that courage is always worth it and that we are all in this together. Cheering each other on toward our futures is the gift of community at MOPS/Moms Next. We are so excited to journey alongside you this year as we ask one another what it means to “Be you, Bravely.”
What do we do?
Through membership you make it possible for moms all around the world to get the support and encouragement of MOPS/ Moms Next… Because better moms make a better world.
MOPS /Moms Next Membership is only $75 for the year or $50 per semester.
* Benefits include:
Meetings, Speakers and Crafts
Inspirational Mom Newsletters
Ladies Nights and Playdates
MOPS Reusable Shopping Bag
Hello Darling Magazine Subscription
When do you meet?
We meet at FCC from Oct. through May on the first and third Thursday of the month from 9:30-11:30am.
Who is on leadership?
Leadership Team: Joanne Sharp, Heather Sylvester, Angela Patterson, Faith Spegel, Rebekah Staley, Amber Rementov, Kate Denbrock, Cheryl Holland and Talena Ra.
Registration Tables will be in the church foyer and ONLINE registration will begin at the end of August and will end when we reach capacity.
What is MOMSnext?
MOMSnext is a ministry to mothers of school-age kids. It is a new arm of MOPS International which has been a trusted resource for equipping churches to reach out to families in their communities for more than thirty-five years. A MOMSnext group is an open, accepting place for all mothers of school-age kids to come, just as they are, to experience authentic community, personal growth, practical help and spiritual hope.
Please contact Joanne Sharp: firstname.lastname@example.org