Mother of Preschoolers

Mother of Preschoolers

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Semester Dues: $80

New?: You’re welcome to visit one meeting for free before making the decision to become a member of our MOPS group (Childcare cost of $5 per child will apply for all visiting moms).

All For Love

After a year spent hunkering down, living smaller, and experiencing a little more fear and anxiety than usual, we are declaring this is the year of going big. It’s a year of fresh starts and turning ordinary experiences into extraordinary ones. Enthusiasm will replace worry. Friendship will replace loneliness. No longer will we wait to “get back to normal”; instead, we will start making space for the new things God has for us. We will become less guarded and more daring because this is our year to live All For Love.

Love is the most powerful force on the planet, and yet the concept almost seems cliché. We tell somebody we love them, and in the same breath, we talk about how much we love a new podcast. Perhaps we’ve become so accustomed to the word that we’ve forgotten how revolutionary it is, how God’s love changes everything. It is life-altering, curse-lifting, and, as shown in Christ’s resurrection, quite literally death-conquering.

This year we embrace the transformative power of love, to the point where it starts to affect everything we do — the way we talk to our kids, interact with strangers, handle disappointments, celebrate victories, make decisions. When love floods into our lives, it all shifts. It results in less doom-scrolling, more conversation. Less comparison, more community. Less fear, more confidence. More over-the-top displays of compassion. More patience. More life in our souls. This year, love will save us. In fact, it already has, because love’s name is Jesus.

Living All For Love means we will:

WALK IN POWER.

"For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control."  2 Timothy 1:7

LOVE ONE ANOTHER.

"Love your neighbor as yourself."  Matthew 22:39

MAKE LOVE YOUR LEGACY.

"Let all that you do be done in love."  1 Corinthians 16:14

This is the year of big things. Love is starting to fling open doors, and when love comes into the room, no one is safe.

Comfort zones crumble, Relationships are born, Fear is cast out, Whimsy is restored, Perspectives shift,

Ready or not, here it comes …

2021 Meeting Dates

We will be gathering at CrossRidge Church on certain Friday mornings at 9:00 am. Childcare will be provided.

  • September 17: 9:00 – 11:30 am
  • October 1: 9:00 – 11:30 am
  • October 15: 9:00 – 11:30 am
  • October 29: 9:00 – 11:30 am
  • November 5: 9:00 – 11:30 am
  • November 19: 9:00 – 11:30 am
  • December 3: 9:00 – 11:30 am
  • December 17: 9:00 – 11:30 am  

WHAT IS MOPS?

The MOPS program is built on several foundational principles:

  • Community: MOPS provides an open, caring, and accepting atmosphere where women can come together to share this important season of life.
  • Mentoring: Mature women listen, encourage, and offer information and perspectives gained through experience.
  • Practical Instruction: Teaching focuses 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 for mothers of preschoolers, as well as for mothers of school-age children. Women who are involved in MOPS gain confidence in their leadership skills through the training and experience they receive from MOPS.

The above principles can be carried out through different aspects of a MOPS group:

  • 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.
  • MOPS KIDS: During MOPS meetings, children are cared for in a program called MOPS KIDS, where they experience love in a preschool-like setting.

For more information from MOPS International, visit www.mops.org.

WHAT IS MOPS KIDS?

The MOPS KIDS program is designed for children from birth to 5 years of age who accompany their moms during MOPS meetings.

As with all preschool opportunities at CrossRidge Church, our teaching staff is dedicated to positive learning experiences in a warm loving Christian environment. Our goal for each child is to feel that they are loved and very special. During our learning time, children will enjoy an age-appropriate Bible lesson, craft time, playtime, and snacks with our dedicated and enthusiastic MOPS KIDS teachers.

If you have questions about the MOPS KIDS program or are interested in becoming a MOPS KIDS teacher or sub, please contact us at mops@crclife.org.

FAQ

When are your meetings?

We meet September through May. Childcare is provided starting at 8:45 am on meeting days. Meetings are from 9:00 am to 11:30 am on certain Fridays, and include breakfast, a topic-focused speaker or activity, and discussion time.

Where do you meet?

Meetings are held in Room E by the South entrance of the main building of CrossRidge Church at 1701 Walker Lane, Little Elm.

What goes on at a typical meeting?

Our meetings include breakfast, a speaker or activity, and discussion time. Speakers range from a variety of topics but always concern a subject related to this stage of motherhood such as marriage, discipline, raising Godly children, nutrition & health, home organization, and personal finance. Activities or crafts are a great way to get creative and have fun getting to know our Mom friends better. Each meeting includes time for breakfast, table discussion, and prayer.

Are there any events outside of your regular meeting schedule?

Yes. Each table can schedule playdates for their moms. There is also an occasional MOPS wide playdate as well as Mom’s night out! There are even occasional opportunities for a playdate with other area MOPS groups. Each table may have additional activities planned for their group. We further provide the opportunity to participate in service projects throughout the year.

What do my membership dues include?

Dues for one semester of MOPS at CrossRidge Church are $80.

By going to www.mops.org each mother is also encouraged to register with MOPS International where she will receive all the benefits of international membership including Access to all Digital Series by MOPS International, Comeback Tour Digital Workbook, Access to Mama Meetups – meaningful online communities for moms, Quarterly print Magazine subscription, Access to local (in-person) MOPS groups, Bi-monthly encouraging texts, Monthly Virtual Prayer Gathering, Tuition discount up to 30% at Colorado Christian University and more depending on the membership package you choose.

What if I need childcare for my preschoolers during MOPS meetings?

Free MOPS KIDS Childcare is available for children 5 and under. While we are enjoying fellowship, guidance, support, and encouraging speakers in our MOPS meetings, our children will be enjoying an age-appropriate Bible lesson, craft time, playtime, and snacks with our dedicated and enthusiastic MOPS KIDS teachers.

How do I join?

Registration in our MOPS program is open to any and all mothers of preschoolers and school-age children!

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I’ve heard that you are required to participate in fundraisers to be a part of MOPS. Is this true?

MOPS are asked to participate in two fundraisers per year, one in the Fall and one in the Spring. The fundraisers help us keep our registration costs and childcare costs as low as possible. We ask that each mom voluntarily participates in our fundraisers.

I’m new to the area and don’t know anyone. How will MOPS benefit me?

Joining MOPS is a great way to get adjusted to your new home and meet new people! It provides a welcoming and fun environment to meet other Moms with children the same age as your own. When you join MOPS you will be assigned a table. This will introduce you to a small group of Moms whom you will get to know throughout the year. Your child will also benefit from the Christian-based curriculum of our MOPS KIDS program while getting some fun time to play with other children and giving Mommy some necessary adult time! You’re welcome to visit one meeting for free before making the decision to become a member of our MOPS group (Childcare cost of $5 per child will apply for all visiting moms). We hope you decide to join us!!

What if I would like to join a MOPS group but I cannot meet on Friday mornings?

Visit www.mops.org to search the national MOPS directory to find other local MOPS groups that may meet at a more convenient time to suit your schedule. Getting connected with other Moms is a big part of helping you deal with these wonderful but sometimes trying preschool years! We hope that you find a group that can be an encouragement to you!