Moms live in messes. The toys, crumbs, and spit-up are their natural surroundings. Moms often feel like a mess. They are exhausted, under-showered, and hormonal. Their past and present circumstances and decisions can leave them feeling inadequate for Godís love and purposes. A Beautiful Mess ó reminds moms that beauty can come out of their difficult spots. The grime of mothering young children brings the beauty of motherhood. The bruises of life can bring Godís redemption. Embrace Your Story ó reminds moms that their past, present and future can be used for good. God knows where each of us has been, where we are today and has set in motion where we are headed.
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 9:30 - 11:30 am. Please contact Emily Pyatt 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. Childcare cost is included with your registration; there is no separate chidcare cost. The children will be engaged in their own MOPPETS curriculum during this time.
There is a registration fee (semester dues) of $120 which covers the MOPS International fee, childcare, craft/administrative expenses, etc. Scholarships are available. Print and complete the Scholarship Form to apply.
There are two ways to register and pay your dues:
- Online. To register online, complete and submit the registration form at this link. Online payment via credit card will be requested on the page following registration. If you have already registered and need to make payment only, you may proceed directly to the payment page.
- Mail-In. You may print a hardcopy registration form, fill it out offline, and return it by mail with your payment. In addition you will need to print/complete/submit a separate MOPPETS registration form for each child that needs childcare. Instructions, including a mailing address, are provided on the forms.
For more information on MOPS at VPC, or to make childcare reservations, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on MOPS International, please visit their web site at www.mops.org.