MOPS @ St. John
Encouraging, equipping and developing Mothers of Preschoolers in the name of Jesus Christ.
Welcome to MOPS @ St. John. MOPS stands for Mothers of Preschoolers and exists to help meet the needs of every mom. We know that the time from infancy through kindergarten is a unique, wonderful and sometimes challenging time in a mom's life, and we seek to nurture, support and encourage each other so we can be the best mothers we were called to be.
MOPS is about ...
MOPS at St. John is part of MOPS International a group of non-denominational MOPS groups that are all united in the common goal of encouraging, equipping and developing Mothers of Preschoolers in the name of Jesus Christ. However, MOPS is open to ALL mothers of children from infants to kindergarteners, regardless of race, religion or background.
Our theme for 2012-2013 is Plunge: Love as if your life depended on it. – Taking the plunge in relationships is being authentic and going deeper. In a MOPS group, relationships offer hope to moms, especially as moms go deeper and take risks to create authentic community. All facets of relationships can be strengthened through taking risks, going deeper and showing authentic love – neighborhood, friendships, marriages, extended families, the world around us and ultimately relationship with God.
Our theme verse comes from 1 Peter 4:8-11 (The Message) - “Most of all, love each other as if your life depended on it. Love makes up for practically anything. Be quick to give a meal to the hungry, a bed to the homeless — cheerfully. Be generous with the different things God gave you, passing them around so all get in on it: if words, let it be God's words; if help, let it be God's hearty help. That way, God's bright presence will be evident in everything through Jesus, and he'll get all the credit as the One mighty in everything — encores to the end of time. Oh, yes!”
"Most of all, love each other as if your life depended on it." - 1 Peter 4:8