This journey of motherhood is best traveled with others.
Here at MOPS we want to do just that - provide you with a tribe of supportive women as you navigate the world of motherhood, faith, and life together. MOPS, which stands for “Mothers of Preschoolers”, is for moms with one or more children ages birth to kindergarten.
We believe that it’s just as important for moms to grow as it is to raise our little ones. Therefore MOPS serves both you and your kids. While your children play and learn in the care and safety of on-site childcare, MOPS moms meet just down the hallway to socialize, hear from speakers, engage in creative activities and small group discussion, and share in a kid-uninterrupted breakfast and coffee break. Our hope is that you walk away refreshed, inspired, connected, and ready to brave the day. Each year MOPS has a theme that inspires our meeting topics, speakers, and outlook - a concept that will guide our entire tribe of women for the coming year. The 2019-20 theme is TO THE FULL. Sometimes we need the reminder that life is meant to be lived to the full. That it is OK to enjoy ourselves, to let our hair down, to worry less, and to really suck the marrow out of life. Because as far as we can tell, this is exactly how God intended for us to live- fully and abundantly. In order to live To The Full this year, let’s Have More Fun, Fear Less, and Find Our People! More information about MOPS International and this year’s theme can be found at mops.org.
Meeting Details and Dates
MOPS meets in “the Manor” of Alderwood Community Church on the 1st and 3rd (and some 5th) Tuesday mornings, from 9:15-11:30am. The 2019-2020 meeting dates are Sept 17; Oct 1 & 15; Nov 5 & 19; Dec 3; Jan 7 & 21; Feb 4; Mar 3, 17 & 31; Apr 21; May 5.
A $30 initial registration fee holds your spot and pays your MOPS International registration fee. Additionally, you pay the Alderwood Community Church MOPS fee (varies based on number of children enrolled: 0 children = $70, 1 child = $110, 2 children = $115, and 3 or more children = $120).
The MOPS International registration fee secures your membership with MOPS and includes a book, annual subscription to “Hello, Darling” magazine, and other MOPS materials. The MOPS International registration fee is non-refundable and paid upon registration.
The ACC MOPS fee covers the costs of childcare workers, supplies, crafts, hospitality, etc. The ACC MOPS fee can be paid when registering or by 8/31/19, and is non-refundable after 10/5/19. If in financial need, please contact the MOPS Coordinators to discuss your options.
Registration often fills up quickly...if we reach capacity, you can join our waiting list. You will be contacted if a spot becomes available.
Playdates in the Parks
Join us at Playdates in the Park, sponsored by MOPS! During the summer months, moms meet at local parks to give kids a chance to play and moms a chance to connect. Each Tuesday we will be at designated play areas from 10am to 12pm. Come and go as you please...all siblings, friends, and family members are welcome! Click on Playdates in the Park to see full 2019 schedule.
Want to volunteer?
A large part of the success of MOPS is due to the dedicated and caring people who work in MOPS Kids, the childcare program. While MOPS moms are meeting, the MOPS Kids workers play with the kids, ensuring their comfort and safety. Small babies are cuddled while preschool-aged children participate in play-based learning. Stories are told, hands are held, and children learn wonderful socialization skills. If you would like to serve in MOPS Kids or know of someone else who would, please contact our MOPS Kids Coordinator, Debbie Winters, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Background checks are required. MOPS Kids is a volunteer-rich program, with paid positions also available.