MOPS - Mothers of preschoolers


  • What is mops?

    Here at MOPS, we are on a mission to celebrate motherhood. MOPS exists to meet the needs of every mom - stay at home, working, single, married - moms with different lifestyles who all share a similar desire to be the very best moms they can be! Raising children is beautiful and hard and having each other to lean on is life-giving. Our group is composed of moms pregnancy through kindergarten and is a place for friendship, community, support, faith and growth. Together we can embrace the journey of being a mom and change the world in all the best ways.

  • this year's theme: free indeed

    What do you long for? What is the thing that your heart craves? Is it possible that your deepest desire is to be free? Free from worry. Free from feeling stuck. Free from a heaviness that you can't put your finger on. Free from thinking that you should be someone other than exactly who you are. At the core, maybe what we are all longing for is to be free. This year we will let LOVE be the loudest voice, Be Guty, and Go First as we pursue becoming...FREE INDEED.

  • what to expect during the meetings

    Hot Breakfast Buffet: indulge in a potluck breakfast of delicious dishes

    Keynote speakers: be inspired and encouraged in topics such as parenting, marriage, faith, health, and home life

    Small groups: talk with other moms at your table and develop new friendships

    Mentor moms: learn from mothers of older children who can offer the voice of experience

    Childcare: entrust your children to qualified and loving caregivers who will provide crafts, snacks, stories, music and play time

    Other Meeting Activities: enjoy crafts, spa day, tea and testimony, service projects, fundraisers, care and share table, birthday recognition and more

  • what to expect throughout the month

    Playdates: a chance to get together with moms and children at parks, playgrounds, museums and other St. Louis attractions

    Moms' Night Out: a fun evening without the children at various locations around town

    Family events: seasonal, local events for the whole family - dads included!

    Book Club: a dinner out in a restaurant every other month to discuss the selected book

    Facebook: our private group page that shares ideas, resources, questions, and invitations with the members of St. Paul's MOPS

  • where and when and how much?

    St. Paul's MOPS meets on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month (September through May) from 9:00am-11:00am in Fellowship Hall. The 2017-2018 meeting dates are:

    • September 21
    • October 5 & 19
    • November 2
    • December 7
    • January 4 & 18
    • February 1 & 15
    • March 1 & 15
    • April 5 & 19
    • May 3 & 17
    Dues in the amount of $100 are collected at the beginning of the year in September and cover childcare, speakers, supplies, printing, refreshments, and all the other things necessary to sustain our group. These dues include the annual MOPS International fee, which registers you to participate in MOPS anywhere in the United States and includes a welcome packet, gift, weekly e-letter and other helpful resources. Scholarships are available to cover dues, simply contact our Finance Coordinator: Liz Roush.
  • how do i join?

    Momming can be hard, but it doesn't have to be lonely. Let's do it together! Register today to join our group by clicking here


    Questions about our group? Feel free to contact one our MOPS Co-Coordinators: Jackie Weber or Jordan Thomson; our Director of Family Ministry: Sharon Shearman; or our Membership Coordinator: Julie Claus.