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Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS)

Welcome to MOPS at VPC!


Sometimes we need new eyes.  A perspective shift that recalibrates our hearts to the rhythm of Godís goodness surrounding us.  To tune our hearts to better hear the music of the divine echoing throughout this world.  That we might let that goodness seep into our bones and into our hearts so we can remember what it feels like to flourish.  We become more ourselves when we celebrate, rest and notice, and that looks a lot like flourishing.  But this flourishing isnít the precious or exhausting kind.  This is a fierce flourishing.  It is a deep-in-your-guts experience of gratitude and hope compelling you to raise your hands and dance freer that you ever have before.  It is a fierce protection of your most important moments, an invitation to rest and an opportunity to enjoy the people who are right in front of you.  May this year unfold into radical expressions of your own unique Fierce Flourishing.

For you shall go out in joy and be led forth in peace; the mountains and the hills before you shall break forth into singing, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.  Isaiah 55:12


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 two Thursdays a month from 9:30 - 11:30 am.  Please contact Laura Gurganus 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.

We will be meeting the following dates in 2015-2016:  9/24, 10/8, 10/22, 11/5, 11/19, 12/3, 12/17, 1/7, 1/21, 2/4, 2/18, 3/3, 3/17, 4/7, 4/21, 5/12.


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.


Please Note:  We are now over capacity in our childcare for children, ages 12-24 months.  We can no longer accept registrations for this age group.  Please email us to be added to our waiting list.

There are two ways to register and pay your dues:

  1. 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.
  2. Mail-In.  You may print a hardcopy registration form, fill it out offline, and return it by mail with your payment.

More Information

For more information on MOPS at VPC, or to make childcare reservations, please email  For more information on MOPS International, please visit their web site at