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Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS)

Event date: 9/13/2022 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Export event

Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) is a faith-based small group that provides a space for moms to gather and find support.  MOPS was founded in 1973 and you can find chapters of the organization throughout the world.

GSLC MOPS meet month from September through May and provide opportunities for moms to connect and find rest and fellowship.  Monthly meetings take on different themes, such as a Christmas party or yoga session.  

Meetings take place the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 6:30 pm.

There is a cost associated with members and usually your first month is free so that you can see what MOPS is all about before paying anything. 

CHILDCARE IS BACK FOR 2022-2023.  

Good Shepherd MOPS has a Facebook page and provides regular updates in the The Shepherd's Horn.  Contact gslcmops513@gmail.com with questions or for more information.

 

A MOPS Testimonial:

I have been in MOPS for 10 years now; I started coming to the meetings when I was pregnant with my first son. Now, my third child is in Kindergarten and I am leading the group.

I love it. I love everything about it.

I love watching women who only see each other once a month hug and carry on like they talk everyday.

I love watching a momma’s face go from crying to laughing to rolling her eyes as she recounts her struggles, celebrations, and everyday life with her small group.

I love that someone can say one word and the moms around her know exactly what she needs.

We support each other, lift each other up, pray for each other, and encourage each other.

 

When my middle son was only three, I accidentally left him at school in childcare. My mom was supposed to pick him up that day but she had car trouble and called my classroom in the middle of a crazy morning to tell me he would have to stay in childcare until the end of my school day.

I was fine with that… until I forgot.

I got all the way home before I realized he wasn’t with me and should have been. I called the school, sobbing, and turned right back around to get him.

I had a MOPS meeting the next night. I vowed to not tell anyone and prayed they wouldn’t be able to know that something was wrong. They knew.

Instead of pressuring me to tell them, they started talking about their own troubles. They gently encouraged me to open up.

I ended up admitting everything.

Did they judge me? No!

Instead, they told me all of their worst momma moments to make me feel better. Then, they helped me come up with a plan to manage the anxiety I was feeling about doing it again.

Over the course of the next three months, my group was constantly checking in on me, praying for me, and making sure I was taking care of myself. It was amazing!

Now, I openly share all of my struggles with them.

 

We have begun tailoring our meetings to the specific needs of the women in our group.

Next month, we have an expert in Parental Anxiety coming because we have a pregnant mom who is suffering from severe anxiety right now. Later in the year, we have an author who writes about prenatal loss and miscarriages coming because one of our members lost a baby this summer.

We take care of each other as we take care of our own families. And trust me, moms need that more than anyone can truly know!

We are the caregivers… we don’t usually have anyone to take care of us.

But in MOPS, we finally find that!

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