Who Are MOPS?
Whether you are in the midst of your first pregnancy and are unsure what to expect, or your youngest just started kindergarten, MOPS has something in store for you. MOPS is for all mothers of children ages birth to five years old. MOPS is a place where moms have the opportunity to make new friends, share experiences, learn from each other, laugh together, and learn biblical principles pertaining to womanhood, marriage, and parenting. MOPS provides opportunities for social outings and community missions geared specifically for preschool-aged children and their families. We strive for your MOPS experience to be:
so every mom will know MOPS is for her.
so every mom feels welcome and accepted in the community.
challenging each mom to grow as a woman, mother, and leader.
teaching how each mom is part of God’s bigger purpose, picture and plan.
drawing every mom (and her family) one step closer to Jesus.
Who Are MOPPETS?
MOPPETS are our children. While moms are enjoying a morning of refreshing, children are being cared for in a loving environment called MOPPETS. They are divided into age-appropriate groups and are involved in planned activities such as games, stories, crafts, music, and physical play. All of our MOPPETS workers have been carefully screened by both LNBC MOPS Leaders and LNBC Staff.
MOPS Meetings are held twice a month on Thursdays starting in September continuing through May. MOPS begins with brunch at 9:45AM in the LNBC Fellowship Hall.
Sometimes we think we have to pick one, when in reality it is always both. Light and dark, hope and fear, kindness and risk, wonder and mundane.
This is evidenced by the fact that we are people who are meant to live by both sunlight and moonlight. Our natural rhythms revolve around the circling of sun and moon. Yet often our tendency is to cling to one, the one that is more comfortable, forgetting that our fullest living comes when we embrace the swirly mix.
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.
When we reflect back over our lives, this year is going to stand out. It will be the year that we decided to live fully by both sunlight and moonlight. Because audacity is rising in the deepest and wildest parts of our souls. And the best part is, we will experience it all together.
So the question becomes, When was the last time you felt fully alive? The last time you were so swept up with wonder that it took your breath away? That kindness made you feel powerful? Or audacious hope unraveled fear? This is the year to experience all of it.
Because We Are the Starry Eyed.
Pictures with Peter Cottontail // April 14th // 10:00am – 2:00pm
Come out for lots of fun with REAL bunnies & ducklings. A photo area will be available for you to capture those sweet smilies. Bring the whole family!
Sunshine Spring Mini Family Photo Session // May 13th // 3:00pm – 6:00pm
Reservations are required as spots are limited. 20 minutes, 5-10 edited pictures, print release of CD for families of 4. (+$10 each added)
Sponsored by Owensby Photography.
What’s the Cost?
- For anyone who is new to MOPS, we invite you to attend your 1st meeting free!
- If you decide to join MOPS, there is a $25.00 Annual Registration Fee for MOPS International, our parent organization. The registration fee is paid one-time annually at the time of registration. In exchange, you will receive a monthly magazine, weekly email, online resources, and a free gift directly from MOPS International.
- Semester dues are $50.00 for Fall Semester Chapter Dues and $50.00 for Spring Semester Chapter Dues. Chapter Dues* are paid at the 1st meeting of each semester and when paid up-front, GUARANTEE your child’s spot in MOPPETS for the ENTIRE semester. (Chapter Dues are used to provide all the resources of the ministry that are available during each of the local chapter meetings, including but not limited to: MOPPETS Childcare, creative activities, and other meeting supplies, guest speakers/ mentors, MOPS Scholarship Fund, local community missions projects, etc.)
*All fees are subject to change as required to support the ministry.
How Do I Join?
If you would like to join MOPS, please contact the MOPS Coordinator, Courtenay McFarlin, at Mopslnbc@gmail.com.
Email our MOPS Coordinator, Courtenay McFarlin, with questions about the LNBC MOPS Ministry.Email