EVERY MOM NEEDS MOPS

WHAT IS MOPS?


Here at MOPS (Mothers Of Pre-Schoolers), we are on a mission to celebrate motherhood!


We build circles of women who love each other like family, because raising humans is beautiful and hard, and having each other to lean on is life-giving. That’s why we connect moms all over the world to a community of women, in their own cities, who meet together to laugh, cry and embrace the journey of being a mom.


This is motherhood, and together we can change the world in all the best ways.

The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy:  I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. 

John 10:10

Are you breathing just a little, and calling it a life?*  Sometimes we need the reminder that life is meant to be lived to the full.  That it is OK to enjoy ourselves, to let our hair down, to worry less, and to really suck the marrow out of life (who even says that? I guess we do now).  Because as far as we can tell, this is exactly how God intended for us to live - fully and abundantly. 


All that is about to change, because this next year is about the full life. Which means living grateful, joyful, and hopeful. It means being led by the Good Shepherd and trusting that everything is working out exactly as it should.  We’ll say farewell to auto pilot and regain our vitality. We’ll have more fun, get to know new people, stop fearing what could go wrong or being so afraid of what others think. We will enjoy our kids like never before, and someday, when they wonder what life to the full looks like, they will look no farther than how mom does it.


But here’s one important thing to remember: 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.


In order to live life to the full this year, we will...


Have More Fun, Fear Less, and Find our People


Here’s to a year of living the full life. Full of fun, joy, refreshment, trust, and rejuvenation.

HAVE MORE FUN

Fun is often the first thing to go when life gets hectic because it seems frivolous and extravagant. This year we are going to remember that we can still have fun even when life is hard. We are going to let the laundry wait and build a fort with our kids. We’ll stop waiting until everything on our to-do list is finished until we have fun, and do one thing a month just because it makes us happy. This is our year to remember what it feels like to enjoy ourselves.

FEAR LESS

No more fearing what people might think or say. No more letting fear paralyze us or concern about the future rob us of the present. At any given moment, there is courage inside of each of us that may be lying dormant. This year we’ll bring it to life. We’ll change our ways of thinking, calm our anxiety, and surrender our need to control. This is the year of faith over fear, and abundance over scarcity.

FIND OUR PEOPLE

This year we’ll meet our neighbors, learn the name of the cashier at the grocery store, and invite our MOPS table over for dinner. We need our people, and they need us. Maybe it means asking someone we respect to be our mentor, or perhaps it means marching in a parade, throwing candy and inviting other moms to MOPS. Finding our people takes some vulnerability, but it will also mean being known, belonging, and helping others feel the same. Life to the full happens best with people by our side.

WHAT ABOUT THE CHILDREN?

Look, we all love our kids, but let’s be honest: a little break now and then makes us want to be with them even more. We provide a preschool-style experience for your kiddos that they will love going back to.  

why JOIN MOPS

We're in this together!  Being a member of MOPS helps make motherhood just a little easier and a little more fun!  Come to our kick-off meeting on August 26th to learn about the upcoming year!  You'll be so happy you did!  


For more information, please connect with us on Facebook or send an email to: mops@fumc-clermont.org.