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 ...

  • Celebrating motherhood   
  • Meeting needs                
  • Making connections          
  • Experiencing God’s love...
    through relationships and resources.

For more information on MOPS, see the MOPS International Website

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Contact Information

If you are interested in joining us or just have questions about our MOPS program, feel free to contact Pr. Kristin Rice,, Sommar Nelson,, or Nancy O'Connor

Let us know you are coming to a MOPS meeting

MOPS 2018 - 2019 Registration Form

Join us for the fun!
Please contact Sommar Nelson BEFORE completing registration in order to confirm there are spaces available.
Click here to download the registration form for 2018-2019.

The price includes the international fee.

We are the only MOPS group in the valley that meets every Thursday!

2018 Schedule

Join us for food, fellowship, speakers, discussions,
 crafts and much more!!! 

If you have any questions,
contact Pastor Kristine Rice or Sommar Nelson at

November 2018
November 29: Play Date at Phoenix Zoo
December 2018
December 6: Meeting
December 13: GID & Fall Bazaar
December 20:  Party
December 27:  TLC 
January 2019
January 3: PJ ~ Game Day Meeting
January 10: Get It Done ~ Recipe Swap
January 17: Meeting
January 24: TLC
January 25 to 27: Retreat
January 31: Play Date
February 2019
February 7: Meeting, Speaker
February 14: Get It Done ~ Fondue Party & Card Craft
February 16: Couples Date Night 4pm to 9pm
February 21: Meeting
February 28: TLC




“I am a part of another MOPS group at another church, but this group has really brought me out of my shell. I know ladies in the other group, but we don’t hang out or support each other outside of our meetings. This group is awesome because we see each other more often and do things outside of our meetings.”

“I don’t know what I would do without this Mom tribe, it brings me strength and peace of mind, knowing I have these women I can fall back on, who have my back and understand.”

“I know when we are all together, watching our kids play, that I can walk away without concern because we are a tribe that will look out for all the kids and I don’t have to worry.”

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.