MOPS: Mothers of preschoolers

  • What is mops?

    Here at MOPS, we are on a mission to celebrate motherhood. MOPS exists to meet the needs of every mom - stay at home, working, single, married - moms with different lifestyles who all share a similar desire to be the very best moms they can be! Raising children is beautiful and hard and having each other to lean on is life-giving. Our group is composed of moms pregnancy through kindergarten and is a place for friendship, community, support, faith and growth. Together we can embrace the journey of being a mom and change the world in all the best ways.

  • MOPS 2019-20 Theme: TO THE FULL

    This idea of life to the full isn’t about striving for more. It’s not about striving at all. It is about recognizing that life isn’t a bunch of goals to achieve, or people to please; but an invitation to savor, delight and enjoy your life just a little more. If you have ever felt like you aren’t enough, if you have forgotten to have fun, or feel like you have lost your spark, then this is the fresh start you have been waiting for. Come join us!

  • 2018-19 theme: find your fire

    Never let the fire go out...When you hope, be joyful. When you suffer, be patient. When you pray, be faithful. Share with God's people who are in need. Welcome others into your homes. Romans 12:11-13

    Since the beginning of time, humans have used fire for its warmth, light, protection and company. This is a year we will tend the fire in our hearts. We will stop inhaling the fumes of our mistakes that tell us we are not enough. Instead, we will choose to tend our God-given fire. We will love our children with an all-consuming love and use our words to warm the world. We will LIVE EXPECTANTLY (to think about what could go right); SURRENDER DARINGLY (to let things go); and BREATHE FREELY (to let ourselves be loved). May this be the year that we FIND OUR FIRE.

  • what to expect during the meetings

    Hot Breakfast Buffet: indulge in a potluck breakfast of delicious dishes

    Keynote speakers: be inspired and encouraged in topics such as parenting, marriage, faith, health, and home life

    Small groups: talk with other moms at your table and develop new friendships

    Mentor moms: learn from mothers of older children who can offer the voice of experience

    Childcare: entrust your children to qualified and loving caregivers who will provide crafts, snacks, stories, music and play time

    Other Meeting Activities: enjoy crafts, spa day, tea and testimony, service projects, fundraisers, care and share table, birthday recognition and more

  • what to expect throughout the month

    Playdates: a chance to get together with moms and children at parks, playgrounds, museums and other St. Louis attractions

    Moms' Night Out: a fun evening without the children at various locations around town

    Family events: seasonal, local events for the whole family - dads included!

    Book Club: a dinner out in a restaurant every other month to discuss the selected book

    Facebook: our private group page that shares ideas, resources, questions, and invitations with the members of St. Paul's MOPS

  • where and when and how much?

    St. Paul's MOPS meets on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month (September through May) from 9:00am-11:00am in Fellowship Hall. The 2018-2019 meeting dates are:

    • September 20
    • October 4 & 18
    • November 1 & 15
    • December 6
    • January 3 & 17
    • February 7 & 21
    • March 7
    • April 4 & 18
    • May 2 & 16
    Dues in the amount of $100 are collected at the beginning of the year in September and cover childcare, speakers, supplies, printing, refreshments, and all the other things necessary to sustain our group. These dues include the annual MOPS International fee, which registers you to participate in MOPS anywhere in the United States and includes a welcome packet, gift, weekly e-letter and other helpful resources. Scholarships are available to cover dues, simply contact our Finance Coordinator: Liz Roush.
  • how do i join?

    Momming can be hard, but it doesn't have to be lonely. Let's do it together! Register today to join our group by clicking here

    Questions about our group? Feel free to contact one our MOPS Co-Coordinators: Tammy Kremer or Andrea Lindquist; our Director of Family Ministry: Sharon Shearman; or our Membership Coordinator: Julie Claus.