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What is MOPS?
MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) is an international movement that believes moms are world influencers. MOPS connects moms all over the world, bringing them together in their own neighborhoods to laugh, cry and embrace the journey of motherhood. MOPS groups are rallying women to be more honest, to feel more equipped and to find our identity by journeying alongside one another.
MOPS at Christ Church
We are a local MOPS chapter that meets in Columbia Station. Our goal is to encourage, support and nurture all mothers with children from conception through kindergarten. Our MOPS family provides a caring and accepting atmosphere where women can come together to share this important season of life. We help moms grow by providing opportunities to learn from each other’s shared experiences as well as the experiences of special speakers and mentor moms who’ve already been through this phase of mothering. A variety of topics relevant to mothering are presented through videos and speakers to celebrate motherhood and to meet a mom’s unique needs. Through creative projects and presentations, women are encouraged to experience the sense of accomplishment that comes with trying and finishing new things. The relationships created during MOPS can be a lifeline for a mom who feels isolated, underpaid, underappreciated and/or overwhelmed. We’d love for you to join us as we grow as moms and as friends!
Better together … MOMSnext is here!
As mothers enter the school years, new challenges and issues arise, but the need for community and hope remains. For this reason, we are offering MOMSnext, a ministry to mothers of school-age children. Our MOMSnext group will meet alongside our traditional MOPS group, providing an open, accepting place for mothers of school-age children to experience authentic community, personal growth, practical help and spiritual hope.
2019/2020 Meeting Schedule
All Meetings Held at Christ Church Main Campus, 9:30-11:30 A.M.
- September 18
- October 2 & 16
- November 6 & 20
- December 4 & 18
- January 15
- February 5 & 19
- March 4 & 18
- April 1 & 15
- May 6
During the MOPS meetings, your children will be cared for in the safe and loving environment of our MOPS Kids program. It is complementary to the Christ Church programming that children experience during the weekend services. Age appropriate activities, including crafts, Bible stories, music, book reading, and imaginative play will be enjoyed during their time in MOPS Kids.
MOPS International Fee: This fee of $32.00 goes directly to MOPS International and must be paid upon registration. Each member receives an amazing welcome kit full of surprises. In addition, the fee helps MOPS Int’l to reach more moms all around the world. It provides leadership training and resources for moms and leaders as well as scholarships and financial aid for those in need. Every mom in our community and around the world needs friendship, support, and encouragement. These fees help make this possible.
Christ Church MOPS Fee: As part of MOPS here at Christ Church, there is an additional fee to help offset the group meeting costs, such as childcare workers and snacks, craft supplies, speakers, food, and curriculum. We strive to keep costs minimal since we know first-hand that being a mother of preschoolers usually means having limited funds. Please choose the payment option that works best for you:
- Pay for the whole year in advance – $90 (15 meetings x $6 each) + $32 MOPS Intl = $122
- Split the payment – $45 + $32 MOPS Intl = $77 in September; then $45 in January
MOPS is intended to welcome every mother with children from conception through kindergarten. Please do not allow the cost to influence your decision to join. If you would like information about scholarships, please contact Ann Marie Durkin at (440) 236-8282 ext. 219.
Mail – Checks Only
Print and complete the printable registration form and mail it with your check to: Christ Church Attn: MOPS 23080 Royalton Rd. Columbia Station, OH 44028
In-person – Cash, Checks, Debit and Credit Cards
Print and complete printable registration form and bring to the church office during business hours, M-F 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. For more information about MOPS at Christ Church, please contact Ann Marie Durkin, (440) 236-8282 ext. 219.