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Ministry Coordinator:  Rachel Norman (610-639-6911)

MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) exists for you. Being a mom is beautiful and hard and we get that sometimes you just need a safe space to breathe. A place to get some encouragement that what you are doing matters. We believe in the simple but revolutionary idea that remarkable things happen when moms come together. Whether you are a soon-to-be mom, first-time mom, or seventh-time mom, you are welcome here. Find us on Facebook @MOPS of Sharptown.

Meeting Times:  MOPS meets at Sharptown Church on alternate Tuesdays every month from September through May (see meeting dates below).  Meetings are from 9:30 – 11:15 a.m.  For childcare, please bring children to the nursery or classroom between 9:15-9:30 a.m.

Meeting Dates:

2018 2019
September 11 January 8
September 25 January 22
October 9 February 5
October 23 February 19
November 6 March 5
November 20 March 19
December 4 April 2
 December 18 April 16
April 30
May 14

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

•  What is a MOPS meeting like?

A MOPS meeting includes food and fellowship, teaching time on issues relevant to moms and families today. i.e, motherhood, potty training, nutrition, financial planning, marriage, time management, small group discussion, a creative activity (some of the time) and quality childcare for your children.

•  What about the children? 

Your children will be cared for by a team of childcare workers.  Children ages birth-3 years are in two rooms (nursery area) and ages 4+ are in another.  Children ages 4+ are taught about God in a structured MOPPETS program.

•  Do I have to be a member of Sharptown Church to attend MOPS? 

NO, you do not have to attend Sharptown Church to attend MOPS…the only qualification is that you must be a mom of a preschooler (birth – kindergarten age) and please bring a friend!

•  How much does it cost? 

MOPS International requires all MOPS members to pay a $31.95 registration fee.  MOPS membership provides resources and some fun goodies that remind you that you are important and we are all in this together.  Our Mom Membership includes:

  • A guidebook to help transform your year
  • Postcards and prints to spread some love
  • A small jewelry item that matches our annual theme
  • Plenty of other surprises that’ll cause spontaneous smiles
  • An annual subscription to The MOPS Magazinedelivered right to your doorstep each quarter
  • Weekly emails on what moms are talking about – parenting, womanhood, sex, marriage and so much more
  • Exclusive downloads from our favorite artists, authors, boss-moms, and culture influencers

A small donation ($3.00) is asked per meeting to cover expenses such as craft supplies for the moms and children, as well as snacks for the children.

If you have any more questions about MOPS at Sharptown Church, please contact our ministry coordinator.

Find out more information about MOPS International.


Beginning September 11, 2018 – 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 (NIrV 1998)

Fire is a tool utilized only by human beings. Since the beginning of time, humans have congregated around its warmth for light, protection and company. Every other creature on the planet fears fire, but we’ve been given the unique ability to harness it, to use its power to improve our lives. Not only that, but poets and artists have used fire to describe the God-given spark that wakes us up in the morning and fuels our purpose and passion. Whatever the context, fire is not to be ignored.

Sisters, 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, not a good enough mom, not pretty enough, not brave enough, not smart enough, not wealthy 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 hold the torch up high and shed light on what matters most.

When our homes feel cold, we’ll light a fire.

When a friend has lost her spark, we’ll fan her flame.

When the world seems dark, we will be an ember of hope.

In order to do this we will …

LIVE EXPECTANTLY:
This is the bold reminder to think about what could go right. We will renew our minds and choose to trust that God is good. Hope will be on the tip of our tongues. Passion will flow from our hearts and we will pray big prayers. It takes tending to keep the fire alive, so we will fan our flame by choosing to do more things that make us forget to check our phones. We will choose to play with our kids instead of crossing one more thing off our to-do list. We will be women whose passion and patience inspire the people we love most.

SURRENDER DARINGLY:
This is the bold reminder to let things go. Fire is a tool of transformation, and often the most life-improving thing we can do is surrender. Surrender is often misunderstood as an act of weakness, when in truth it is an act of courage. What would it feel like to let yourself off the hook from living like it is all up to you? Let go of unhelpful expectations and the need to control the people and situations in your life. When we surrender, we become in tune with the swift but gentle timing of God. This year, we will take a daring step into the fire of transformation, so we can emerge truer and braver than we ever imagined we could be. We will be women who trust that God is fighting for us, so we need only to be still.

BREATHE FREELY:
This is the bold reminder to let yourself be loved. 
Even though we aren’t enough in our own mind, we are enough in the mind of God. There is nothing that you can do, or have done, to ruin or fracture God’s love for you. There is no amount of striving or performing that will earn you more. Breathe freely and joyfully, and be refreshed. We will be women and moms who stand out because we live loved.