Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS)
Here at MOPS, we gather and support moms. We believe in the simple but revolutionary idea that remarkable things happen when moms come together, face to face. That’s why we rally women to come together in their own neighborhoods and help each other through this thing called motherhood, one gathering at a time.
The acronym stands for “Mothers of Preschoolers”. MOPS began in 1973 when a group of moms of young children banded together to share their lives and parenting journeys. Over the past forty-five years, MOPS has expanded our reach to include moms with older kids, partnering with churches and organizations worldwide to equip and encourage moms in more than 60 countries.
A group for mothers of school-age kids. At MOPS International we believe Better Moms Make a Better World. This is true during the preschool years and beyond. As mothers enter the school years, new challenges and issues arise, but the need for community and hope remains. For this reason we offer MOMSnext, a ministry to mothers of school-age kids. A MOMSnext group is an open, accepting place for all mothers of school-age kids to experience authentic community, personal growth, practical help and spiritual hope.
MOPS/MOMSnext has insightful speakers or videos, helpful demonstrations, small mom-to-mom discussion groups, maybe a fun craft, or service project, and a yummy meal.
MOPS San Marcos will meet every first Thursday evening of the month, September through May, from 6:30-8:30 pm upstairs in the youth room at First Baptist Church, San Marcos. Our first meeting for the year is September 5, 2019 and have our last meeting is in May 2020!
Yes, childcare is downstairs in the children’s ministry wing. It is included in your local dues ($10/month). Quality, loving childcare is provided for children during the MOPS/MOMSnext meeting time. MOPPETS, as it is called, is designed for children to engage in developmentally appropriate play and educational activities so moms can feel free to enjoy the MOPS activities and meetings. Food will be provided for older children during their time in MOPPETS. If your child has special needs you can let us know ahead of time. Reservations for childcare MUST be made ahead of time. You can RSVP on the event page on Facebook @SanMarcosMOPS.
The MOPS/MOMSnext fee for 2019-2020 year is $121.95 for the entire year, that includes the international dues and the local dues. The international dues are $31.95 that subscribe you to the MOPS International Charter. Locally, our chapter dues are $10 a meeting. That money goes toward food, childcare, crafts, activities and etc. You can pay that in advance for the whole year (9 meetings) at a $10 discount for $80, or you can pay $10 at the door for each individual meeting you attend. If you pay through PayPal we do charge a $2 fee to cover PayPal’s charges.
You may sign yourself up for MOPS International at www.mops.org and take care of your International dues there or you can pay through our PayPal link below, and we will sign you up for our local charter. The choice is up to you. Both ways get you signed up for the 2018 year.
A welcome kit with:
- A guidebook to help transform your year
- Postcards and prints to spread some love
- A small jewelry item that matches our annual theme
- Plenty of other surprises that’ll cause spontaneous smiles
- Weekly emails to encourage you in your walk of motherhood
Download the International Registration form here.
Download the Children’s Registration form (Moppets) here.
Guidelines for MOPS/MOMSnext meetings here.
Follow us on Facebook for updates about speakers and meetings. https://www.facebook.com/SanMarcosMOPS
For more information, contact mops-dot-sanmarcos-at-gmail-dot-com.