What is MOPS?
MOPS stands for Mothers of Preschoolers. MOPS International exists to meet the needs of every mom - urban, suburban and rural moms, stay-at-home and working moms, teen, single and married moms - moms with different lifestyles who all share a similar desire to be the very best moms they can be! MOPS recognizes that the years from infancy through kindergarten are foundational in a mother-child relationship and are filled with unique needs.
MOPS is about ...
Experiencing God’s love...
through relationships and resources.
For more information on MOPS, see the MOPS International Website
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If you are interested in joining us or just have questions about our MOPS program, feel free to contact Sommar Nelson, SommarNelson@hotmail.com.
MOPS 2017 - 2018 Registration Form
2017 Summer Schedule
Join us for food, fellowship, speakers, discussions, crafts and much more!!!
All summer activities are from 9:00 -11:15 am
Bekki will send Facebook invites and emails with addresses
for the event the week before.
If you have any questions,
contact Bekki at RJBottjen@gmail.com or 602-448-0202.
July 6: Splash Pad - Altadena Park
July 13: Rebecca's house
July 20: Playgrounds
July 27: Lacy's house
August 3: Splash Pad - Scottsdale Quarter
August 10: Sommar's house
August 17: Legoland
August 24: Gail's house
August 31 - Desert Ridge Splash Pad MOPS kick-off
September 7: First Meeting: Ice Breakers
September 14: Get It Done
September 21: Meeting: Ice Breakers
September 28: TLC
September 30: Bake Sale at Saturday 5:00pm service
How can I help?
If you believe mothering matters
and families are important please read on...
Do you remember raising your children and wishing you had a way to connect with other moms going through the same trials and joys you were currently having? Do you have the desire to rock a baby or read a book to a child the same age as your grandchild that lives 500 miles away? Do you sometimes feel like you have lots of time and no real way to feel fulfilled? Well if you have an extra 2 1/2 hours on Thursday mornings we'd like for you to inquire about helping with MOPS.
We are in need of "seasoned" moms called Mentor Moms. These ladies encourage the moms currently raising their families. You will help faciliate a small discussion group, help the ladies feel welcomed (and missed when they aren't able to attend by checking in with them) and give the "new" moms your tried and true ways that 'worked'.
We also need caregivers for our MOPpets...what is a MOPPET? MOPpets are children newborn to not yet old enough for Kindergarten. These kids, if in the nursery, need to be rocked, played with and maybe be sung or read to. If you like the smell of babies or enjoy playing with little ones, we'd love to have your time.
If babies aren't your preferred age group, then how about kids 2 years and up? These kids are cute as can be and learning like sponges! These MOPpets need the care of people who like to play with trains, blocks, dishes, dinosaurs and read a few books. The kids enjoy a lesson and a movie and always have a snack! If you would love to get hugs around your knees, then please don't hesitate to contact the church office (602-866-9191).
If you would like to volunteer we'd love to talk with you about your desire to help.