What is MOPs? 

MOPs (Mothers of Preschoolers) is for any woman who has a child from birth through kindergarten.

At MOPs, little ones are dropped off at age appropriate rooms with loving caregivers as part of the MOPs Kids program. Children 0-2 enjoy playing and loosely structured time with caregivers, whild children ages 3 and up enjoy more structured story time, crafts, and other age-appropriate activities. 

Moms are then free to enjoy breakfast, coffee, teaching and discussion, guest speakers, and creative activities.

MOPs meets at Immanuel Lutheran School
2nd and 4th Thursdays, Sept.-May, 9am-11am

Your first meeting is free! After that, please register . Registration is $45 for the year, and includes MOPs International Membership.

What is MOMSnext? 

MOMSnext is a community of moms with kids past the preschool years. We meet once a month, on Thursday evenings, to have an informal time of gathering and fellowship. Moms of school-aged children are busy, and they're always in transition. We will build relationships together and explore the questions
"What's your next? And how does God play a part in it?"

MOMSnext meets at Immanuel Lutheran School
3rd Thursdays, Sept.-May, 7pm - 9pm

Your first meeting is free! After that, please register .

MOMSnext is $30 for the year,  and includes MOPs International Membership

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Can I come to both MOPs and MOMSnext?

A: YES! Please do!

Our Thursday morning meetings are more structured, and are targeted towards mothers of preschoolers. Our Thursday evening topics will be aimed at mothers of school-aged children, and it will be a more laid-back format. That being said, many moms have children that fall into each age range, many moms work,  and many moms don't have evening childcare available to them. So please attend whichever time-frame works for you, or attend both if you so desire! 

Q: Is there childcare for school-aged children at MOPs on Thursday mornings?

A: We have childcare designed for children ages 6 and under. 

Our MOPs Kids program divides children into two rooms - one for kids ages 2 and under, and one for kids ages 3 and up. Our 3 and up room does more structured activities. We have had 6-year-olds in that room in the past who have been fine, but don't have anything specifically designed to meet the needs of older children. MOPs on Thursday mornings is designed to meet the needs of mothers of preschoolers. 

Q: Is there childcare at MOMSnext on Thursday evenings?

A: No, there is not. 

Q: What is the schedule for the 2018-2019 Year?

A: Below is the MOPs official schedule with topics for the 2018-2019 year. 

MOPs will meet 2nd and 4th Thursday mornings, 9am-11am. MOMSnext will meet 3rd Thursdays, 7pm-9pm.

Sep. 14 Find Your Fire

Sep. 27 Using Sticks! to Build a Structure - Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Oct. 11 Reclaiming Home

Oct. 25 Practical Preparedness for the Worst-Case Scenario - Sarah Albright

Nov. 8 Art Class - Ruth Macomber

Dec. 13 Raising Compassionate Kids & Christmas Wreath Craft

Jan. 10 Organizing Your Home - Stacey Hahn

Jan. 24 Many Hues, One Humanity

Feb. 14 The Ripple Effects of Sex

Feb. 28 Mothering Right When Our Kids Do Wrong

Mar. 14 Why Gender Matters: Raising Boys, Raising Girls

Apr. 11 Gratitude Challenge

Apr. 25 Visual Faith - Deb Frank

May 9 Family Time Ministries - Michelle Stamn

May 16 Year-End Party

For any other questions, please contact Christa Petzold, or email mops@immanuelrapids.com

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