The emphasis is relationships and hope. MOPS communicates a message of hope and creates an atmosphere of supportive relationships that moms need to survive a world of constant change. Taking the plunge in relationships is being authentic and going deeper. In a MOPS group, relationships offer hope to moms, especially as moms go deeper and take risks to create authentic community. All facets of relationships can be strengthened through taking risks, going deeper and showing authentic love – neighborhood, friendships, marriages, extended families, the world around us and ultimately relationship with God.
MOPS stands for "mothers of preschoolers" - but don't let that confuse you. MOPS is about meeting the needs of every mom of a child from conception through kindergarten. Being moms is what brings us together and allows us to build a community. The early years of being a mom are just as foundational to you as they are to your baby, and those years are filled with unique needs that other moms instinctively understand.
We meet the first and third Thursday of each month from 9:45 - 11:45 am. Please contact Lauren Shapiro at least one week prior to the meeting you would like to attend. Contact information is posted at the bottom of this web page.
Childcare is provided with advanced reservation. The children will be engaged in their own MOPPETS curriculum during this time. There is no cost for the first meeting; afterwards there will be a fee to cover registration, childcare and other expenses.
The following registration forms are available for printing or download, to be completed and mailed to the address shown on the form:
MOPS will normally meet the first and third Thursday of each month.
For more information on MOPS at VPC, or to make childcare reservations, please email Lauren Shapiro at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call her at 703-319-2267. For more information on MOPS International, please visit their web site at www.mops.org.