(Mothers of Preschoolers)
Here at MOPS, we are on a mission to celebrate motherhood.
We build circles of women who love each other like family, because raising humans is beautiful and hard, and having each other to lean on is life-giving. That’s why we connect moms all over the world to a community of women, in their own cities, who meet together to laugh, cry and embrace the journey of being a mom.
This is motherhood, and together we can change the world in all the best ways.
In Hutchinson, the needs of mothers are primarily met through local meetings. The Hutchinson MOPS group meets on the first and third Fridays of each month, from September 1 through May 4, from 9am to 11am at the First Church of the Nazarene. Childcare is provided in a Sunday school type setting (Bible story, craft, snacks, playtime) so moms can be nurtured without distraction. Meetings usually consist of a time of informal conversation with snacks, a speaker who covers topics dealing with the physical, emotional, or spiritual health of the mothers, their children and their families, a structured discussion group or a creative activity. For more information on MOPS please go to mops.org.
MOPS International requires an enrollment fee, which provides you with Mom Connection Benefits. Ongoing annual benefits include: weekly Mom e-mails, the MOPS magazine, and more. In addition to the enrollment fee, our local group collects dues also that cover the materials and supplies needed to keep the meetings going! There are some changes this year to our dues from MOPS International.
Local dues: $50/full year or $25/semester
One year membership: $29.95
Two year membership: $27.95/year=$55.90
Three year membership: $25.95/year=$77.85
*Prices for MOPS International membership shown above will go up $2/year on June 1.*
This charge is the same for each mom, regardless of the number of children you have enrolled in MOPS kids (the children’s program). We want every mom to be able to receive the benefits that MOPS has to offer. If you plan to attend this year, please register online! This way we will know how many moms and children to plan for. If you would like to be considered for financial assistance, please call me at 620-203-8675 or e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org. The information will be kept confidential.
This years theme is “Free Indeed.” And we are so very excited about it! This year will be all about becoming free! The theme verse this year is Luke 4:18-19. The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to preach the good news to the poor, he has sent me to proclaim release to the captives, and recovery of sight to the blind, to set free those who are oppressed, to proclaim the favorable year of the Lord.
What do you long for? What is the thing that your heart craves?
Is it possible that your deepest desire is to be free?
Free from worry.
Free from feeling stuck.
Free from hustling to be loved.
Free from a heaviness you can’t put your finger on.
Free from thinking you should be someone other than exactly who you are.
At the core, maybe what we are all longing for is to be Free Indeed.
In order to unfold our wings this year, we will let love be the loudest voice, be gutsy, and go first. We will choose freedom.