MOPS – Mothers of Preschoolers
Meeting Dates for MOPS 2016/2017:
Friday, September 2, 2016
Friday, September 16, 2016
Friday, October 7, 2016
Friday, October 21, 2016
Friday, November 4, 2016
Friday, November 18, 2016
Friday, December 2, 2016
Friday, December 16, 2016
Friday, January 16, 2017
Friday, January 20, 2017
Friday, February 3, 2017
Friday, February 17, 2017
Friday, March 3, 2017
Friday, March 17, 2017
Friday, April 7, 2017
Friday, April 21, 2017
Friday, May 5, 2017
2017 – Women’s Banquet and MOPS Fundraiser
Tickets for Treasure: This fundraiser for MOPS allows the members, friends and guests of Our Father the wonderful opportunity to help support our MOPS group. The fundraiser takes place at the Women’s Banquet in January. Tickets can be purchased at the banquet and used to bid on several prizes (treasures) offered from our community. It is similar to a silent auction except that you bid with your tickets. Instead of writing down your name, you have a chance to have your number drawn to win the items donated by MOPS. Last year $1,555 was raised to support OFLC MOPS!
What is MOPS?
MOPS stands for Mothers of Preschoolers, and is a faith-based community that strives to meet the needs of moms with children from birth through kindergarten. MOPS groups meet regularly to celebrate the joys of motherhood and to encourage each other through the challenges. MOPS also provides opportunities for social outings throughout the year.
When does MOPS meet at Our Father Lutheran Church?
The MOPS group here at Our Father Lutheran Church (OFLC) meets on the 1st and 3rd Fridays of each month from 9:30 – 11:30 AM beginning September 2, 2016 and ending May 5, 2017. Childcare drop-off begins at 9:15 AM and is free of charge. We meet on the lower level of the church in the Community Room.
What is the theme for 2016/2017?
The 2016/2017 theme for MOPS is “We Are the Starry Eyed.” Starry Eyed means looking for the light even when darkness is enveloping. It is an opportunity to hope recklessly and to witness God’s presence guiding things seen and unseen, comfortable and uncomfortable.
It is seeing the light and the darkness and choosing to live courageously in both. It is opening our eyes to wonder and choosing hope over fear. Starry Eyed is significant acts of kindness that send ripples of light not the world. It is a choice to live fully and wholly and to breathe our way back to life.
Thus says the Lord who made the earth, the Lord who formed it to establish it…Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know. Jeremiah 33: 2-3
What are some potential topics for 2016/2017?
Some of our potential topics this year include:
Wonder: Life has a way of draining the wonder out of us. So, this year we will search out wonder like our lives depend on it. Wonder will bring us home to ourselves.
Hope: Hope is mysterious and surprising, obstinate and reckless. It is convinced that light is ahead of us and the path will unfold as we take our next step. Hope is the awareness that there is always more to the story and that every sunset brings an opportunity to marvel at a sunrise.
Kindness: We are responsible for one another. When the task of changing the world feels overwhelming, perhaps all we need to do is make a ripple. One small ripple can cause wars to cease, hope to be restored and gaping heart-wounds to heal.
How do I register?
The registration fee is $50 per semester, or $10 per meeting. You may join at any point in the year and your first meeting is free! To register, contact Samantha Splichal at 303.495.0464 or OFLCMOPS@gmail.com. See our brochure (link above) to see a list of what all the registration fee includes.
What is MOPPETS?
Our MOPPETS program provides a loving and nurturing environment for our children (babies, toddlers, preschoolers and kindergarteners) while we enjoy our time together. Our staff is excited to serve because they share in our mission of encouraging mothers and caring for their children.
Where is Our Father Lutheran Church located?
Use the map below for directions to Our Father Lutheran Church.
Don’t have preschool aged children but want to be a part of MOPS?
Help support MOPS by:
- Working with our MOPPETS program as a childcare worker
- Making a monetary donation
- Suggesting or being a speaker
- Praying for the MOPS moms and leaders