Frequently Asked Questions
What is MOPS?
MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) is a program designed to encourage, nurture, and support all mothers of preschoolers. MOPS is open to all mothers who have children from birth through preschool. We come together from all age groups and backgrounds with a shared desire to be the best moms, wives, and Christian women that we can be. MOPS understands that the years from infancy to kindergarten are foundational in a mother-child relationship and are filled with unique needs. We provide a friendly and fun place for mothers to relax, encourage and learn from one another about how to handle this rewarding but sometimes tough time in our lives.
Is MOPS a Bible Study?
MOPS is not a Bible Study. MOPS meetings usually feature a speaker presenting information on topics such as relationships, parenting, discipline, nutrition, health and spiritual growth. The presentation is usually followed by small group discussion and/or a creative activity or life skill. There is always an array of delicious food to enjoy as well. While moms relax and refresh, the MOPPETS program lovingly cares for their children.
What do we do at a MOPS Meeting?
At a typical MOPS meeting, moms can enjoy food, adult conversation, fabulous speakers and fellowship in a Christian setting. Not to mention gab time with the girls! It's a great place to re-energize and connect with other moms!
Who can attend?
Any expectant mother or mother of a child from birth through kindergarden.
Can I bring my child(ren) to the meeting?
Babies are welcome at MOPS. We just ask that if your baby gets really fussy, that you take him to the hallway so others can hear. Childcare is provided by MOPPETS.
What is MOPPETS?
We have a nursery program called "MOPPETS" which is a criterion we follow to provide Bible lessons to our little ones while we have some much needed adult time! Our MOPPETS program is for children birth to 6 years.
Can I still come to MOPS if my child isn't feeling well?
We would love to have you come to the meeting but would ask that you find alternate childcare for your child in order to attend. One thing we should remember here is that we need to be considerate of other children. Although missing a meeting is a bummer, bringing a sick child to the nursery will expose many other children to your child's illness.
How do I know if my child is too sick to come to MOPPETS?
Has had a temperature of 100 degrees or higher within the last 24 hours
Has vomited or had diarrhea within the last 24 hoursHas been exposed to a contagious disease, (chicken pox, head lice, pink eye, etc.)
Golden Rule of Sick Day Decisions “If another child had the same symptoms, would you be glad to have them next to your child?” Please keep this in mind when trying to decide if you should attend MOPS.
Can I attend a MOPS meeting before joining?
Yes, moms can visit our MOPS group twice before joining. Please come and check us out!
How Do I Join?
You can fill our your registration at the meeting, or do it online.
What is the MOPS registration fee used for?
Part of the MOPS registration fee goes directly to MOPS International Membership, giving you a MOPS International benefit package.
Fees are also used to cover group expenses such as crafts, hospitality, prizes/gifts for moms, childcare, guest speakers, publicity, snacks, decorations, supplies and social events.
What if I can’t afford the registration fee?
MOPS wants to be available to every mother of preschoolers, so if money is an issue and you need MOPS, then please contact our Finance Coordinator and she will be happy to work with you.
Who brings food to the MOPS meeting?
Each table will be assigned to bring food to on a rotating basis.
Can I advertise my business at the MOPS meetings?
We want to keep the focus of MOPS on nurturing women. If, during the normal course of discussion, your home business/ occupation is brought up and someone else is interested in it, it would be fine for you to discuss further business before or after the MOPS meeting. You are welcome to donate a gift from your business as a door prize and include your business card.
What if I have a personal situation I'd like to share with someone in MOPS and ask for their prayer support?
Please let us know so we can offer help and suggestions when needed.
Do you have to be a member of Fuquay-Varina Baptist Church to attend?
No! All are welcome!
Is MOPS a friendly group that will embrace anyone?
Of course! Our motto is NO MOM ALONE! Our goal is to make sure no mother accepts the challenge of motherhood alone -- It's a place to make instant connections and friends and we welcome everyone with open arms!