Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS)
Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) is a ministry to moms who are “in the trenches” raising babies, toddlers, and young children. Nurturing, loving childcare is provided while the moms enjoy brunch, social time, prayer, and a speaker or craft.
The mission of MOPS is to support, encourage, and equip mothers of young children, and to give them a time and space to be refreshed and strengthened in the Lord. MOPS is a nondenominational Christian ministry and is open to all mothers of any faith or no faith who have children preschool age or younger.
For current information and meeting topics, check out our Facebook page
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Meetings are held in the Sonshine Patch preschool building behind FPC on the second and fourth Tuesday of every month during the school year, from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Childcare is provided in the FPC nursery in the main building. Our regular meetings are held during the school year only; summertime play dates and “moms’ nights out” will be announced via our Facebook page.
We Need Volunteers!
MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) is seeking volunteers to help with childcare in our nursery and preschool rooms during our meetings, held most first, second, and fourth Tuesdays, from September to May, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., at First Presbyterian Church in Montrose.
MOPS is an international Christian ministry that seeks to uplift, encourage, and equip mothers of young children to be the best moms they can be. MOPS affords young moms a few hours every month to catch their breath, to help them refocus on the things that are most important, to connect with a community of other moms, and to celebrate the joys of the motherhood and be authentic about the challenges.
Frequently Asked Questions:
MOPPETS volunteers are a vital part of MOPS! Moms will only be able to relax, rejuvenate, and enjoy MOPS if they know the MOPPETS volunteers are caring for their children in the best possible way. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions regarding this important role...
What does a MOPPETS volunteer do?
Volunteers provide loving, safe, appropriate care for the children in the MOPPETS program. Depending on the age group, this may include administering a lesson or activity that has been prepared by the MOPPETS Coordinator. Volunteers follow First Presbyterian Church’s established policies and procedures under the direction of the MOPPETS Coordinator.
What do MOPPETS volunteers look like?
They may be women, men, or teenagers. They are tenderhearted. They walk and talk softly.
They get down on the floor with kids or sit in a chair nearby. They look children and parents in the eye. They take every opportunity to tell children that Jesus loves them. MOPPETS volunteers should demonstrate a love for young children and an understanding of their eternal worth.
What is the time commitment?
Volunteers are needed from 8:45 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. on days MOPS meets, most first, second, and fourth Tuesdays, September through May. Ideally, the same, familiar faces would greet the children in the MOPPETS program each time, but there are options to meet most schedules - twice monthly, once a month, etc.
What are the requirements to become a MOPPET Volunteer?
MOPPET volunteers must submit an application with references and pass a background check, plus view a one-hour safety video on keeping our kids safe.