2011 MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) Begins

MOPS is an authentic community of moms where you can find support, friendship, and resources to walk through the challenges of mothering without having to do it alone. MOPS is for moms with children ages birth – 5 years, and childcare is provided at each morning meeting (here in Boone)!  MOPS is for you if you are single, married, work, stay-at-home, in the military or a teen.  This community is a place for moms to find rest from their busy everyday lives and enjoy exchanging struggles and lessons learned with other moms.

MOPS firmly believes that a better moms make a better world and that is what MOPS is all about.  With over 3800 chartered groups around the U.S. and in 32 countries MOPS is established in helping moms be the best mom that they can be.

MOPS groups are chartered through faith based organizations and while each group is different they are based on the same foundational principles:

  • Community: MOPS provides an open, caring, and accepting atmosphere where women can come together to share this important season of life.
  • Mentoring: Mature women listen, encourage, and offer information and perspectives gained through experience.
  • Practical Instruction: Teaching focuses on areas of common interest, offering inspiration and information that is relevant to the life of a mother.
  • Leadership Development: MOPS groups are organized and run by mothers of preschoolers, as well as for mothers of preschoolers. Women who are involved in MOPS gain confidence in their leadership skills through the training and experience they receive from MOPS.

The above principles can be carried out through different aspects of a MOPS group:

  • Discussion: The intimate and accepting atmosphere of a small group offers moms a chance to share their successes, failures, questions, and concerns. It is during these times that a mom realizes that she is not alone, and lifelong friendships are formed.
  • Teaching: Topics presented at MOPS meetings celebrate motherhood and meet a mom’s unique needs during this season of life.
  • Creative Activities: Through creative projects and presentations, women are encouraged to experience the sense of accomplishment that comes with trying and finishing new things.
  • MOPPETS: During most MOPS meetings, children are cared for in a program called MOPPETS, where they experience love in a preschool-like setting.

The cost of MOPS is a one-time $23.95 national membership fee + $5 per weekly meeting attended.  The membership fee includes a subscription to MomSense Magazine, the encouraging mom e-mail, a MOPS bag, and other great benefits.  However, your first visit to MOPS is free. And, if money is an issue please let team leaders know!  There are scholarships available for moms in need.

If you are a mother of a preschooler come get encouraged in a MOPS community right away!  There are two great MOPS groups in Boone and the new year start the first week in September (although you are welcome to join anytime). There are two great groups in Boone so, attend one that works for you or try them both out and stay at the one where you feel most comfortable.

Blue Ridge MOPS – Begins Tuesday Sept 5, 2011
Alliance Bible Fellowship, Boone
1st and 3rd Tuesdays (Sept-May)
9:30 – 12:00
For more info:
Contact Anna Lynch davidandannalynch [at] gmail [dot] com
Or call 264-8312

High Country MOPS – Begins Thurs Sept 2, 2011

Mount Vernon Baptist Church, Boone
1st and 3rd Thursdays (Sept-May)
9:30 – 12:00
For more info:
266-9700 ext. 133
For both groups childcare is provided as well as a homeschool room if needed.

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