Mothers Of Preschoolers
MOPS is here to come alongside mothers during the season of early mothering to give resources and the support needed to be a great mom (or at least to survive!).
- is pregnant or has a child newborn through kindergarten-aged
- desires to make new friends
- wants to share the challenges and joys of motherhood
- is looking for opportunities for personal growth through trusted resources
- longs to know that other moms have been through it too!
The Manchester MOPS group meets the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month September-May at First Brethren Church from 9-11 a.m. Children are cared for in the MOPPETS program by loving and devoted caregivers while the mothers meet downstairs.
Sometimes we think we have to pick one, when in reality it is always both. Light and dark, hope and fear, kindness and risk, wonder and mundane.
This is evidenced by the fact that we are people who are meant to live by both sunlight and moonlight. Our natural rhythms revolve around the circling of sun and moon. Yet often our tendency is to cling to one, the one that is more comfortable, forgetting that our fullest living comes when we embrace the swirly mix.
Starry Eyed means looking for the light even when darkness is enveloping. It is an opportunity to hope recklessly and to witness God’s presence guiding things seen and unseen, comfortable and uncomfortable.
When we reflect back over our lives, this year is going to stand out. It will be the year that we decided to live fully by both sunlight and moonlight. Because audacity is rising in the deepest and wildest parts of our souls. And the best part is, we will experience it all together.
So the question becomes,
When was the last time you felt fully alive?
The last time you were so swept up with wonder that it took your breath away?
That kindness made you feel powerful?
Or audacious hope unraveled fear?
This is the year to experience all of it.
Because We Are the Starry Eyed.
Find out more on the MOPS International website, www.mops.org