What is MOPS?
MOPS stands for Mothers of Preschoolers, a program led by mothers and designed by mothers with children ages 0-5. It’s a place for friendship, authentic community, and support.
Here at Fox Chapel MOPS, we are committed to creating a warm, inclusive and nurturing environment where moms come together regardless of their faith, ethnicity or socioeconomic background to encourage one another to relax, regroup, and be refreshed through the love of other mothers and grow in their relationship with God, themselves, their family, and their community. All the while, confident that their young children are nurtured and well cared for by loving church staff and volunteers.
What Does MOPS Offer?
Community: MOPS provides an open, caring, and accepting atmosphere where women can come together to share this important season of life.
Refreshments: A breakfast you didn't make and hot coffee in your cup. Yes, please!
Mentoring: Mature women listen, encourage, and offer information and perspectives gained through experience.
Practical Instruction: Presentations focus on areas of common interest, offering inspiration and information that is relevant to the life of a mother.
Leadership Development: MOPS groups are organized and run by mothers of preschoolers, as well as for mothers of preschoolers. Women who are involved in MOPS gain confidence in their leadership skills through the training and experience they receive from MOPS.
Discussion: The intimate and accepting atmosphere of a small group offers moms a chance to share their successes, failures, questions, and concerns. It is during these times that a mom realizes that she is not alone, and lifelong friendships are formed.
Teaching: Topics presented at MOPS meetings celebrate motherhood and meet a mom's unique needs during this season of life.
Creative Activities: Through creative projects and presentations, women are encouraged to experience the sense of accomplishment that comes with trying and finishing new things.
Childcare: During MOPS meetings, children are cared for in a program called MOPS Kids, where they experience Bible related teaching and creativity in a preschool-like setting.