MOPs (Mothers of Preschoolers)

Celebrating Motherhood while making Community connections

What is MOPs?

Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) is an international Christian organization that offers support and fellowship to moms from pregnancy through kindergarten. You do NOT need to be a member of Christ Church to be a member of MOPS.

Our monthly meetings include speakers, discussions, creative activities, and opportunities to network with other moms from the community in the same season of life. During the meetings, children enhance their own social skills during play under the care of our Moppets caretakers in the church preschool rooms doing planned activities. Babies younger than five months are welcome to stay with their mother during the meeting if they choose.

Some past speakers/topics have included a variety of topics such as:

  • Local organizations like the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy/DNR and the GPPL to share available family-friendly activities.
  • Mental Health professionals on Wellness in Motherhood, Postpartum Disorders, Children and Screen use, Childhood delays, Marriage
  • Promotion of selfcare and relaxation from local yoga establishments
  • Opportunities to socialize and create things with fellow members
  • Talks by local authors, family photographers, Nutritionists, Meal planning/Saving experts
  • Parenting philosophies like Love & Logic
  • Opportunities for Family Community Service
  • Conversation panels with local community members on topics such as raising Elementary/teen children down the road, deciding about going back to work after having children

Where & When?

MOPS meetings are held at Christ Church in the Undercroft, generally on the first Monday of the month during the program year with other social events happening throughout the month such as playdates, monthly Moms Night Out, and monthly Kids Day Out events/activities.


MOPs CALENDAR

2017-18 Monthly Meeting Dates at Christ Church:

All monthly meetings are held on Mondays from 9:00-11:30 AM in the Undercroft.

September 11
October 2
November 6
December 4
January 8
February 5
March 5
April 9
May 7
June 4

Events outside the meetings like Kids Days Out, Moms Night Out are scheduled closer to the event date and are various days/times in the week to attempt to be convenient for all members to attend. These events are announced at our monthly meetings and posted on our Facebook Page.


How do I join?

Contact our MOPS Coordinators: fill out form at bottom of page and an email will be directly sent. 

Become A Member: $70 per year (We run Sept-June) with registration form (Check made payable to Christ Church Grosse Pointe, memo: MOPS) which includes 9 meetings with childcare, membership to MOPS International, and opportunities for other events, both with kids and without.

If you'd like to come to a meeting and check it out before registering, please do! If you'll need childcare during that meeting, please contact us using our CONTACT FORM so we can ensure there is enough staffing. We are currently registering for the 2017/2018 term.

If joining midyear, reduced membership may apply. Please inquire.

Join the Facebook Community: Grosse Pointe MOPS (it is a closed group, but the MOPs Coordinators will be able to approve you once you are registered)

Visit the National MOPS site: www.mops.org.