Welcome to MOPS of Golden Hills Community Church!

MOPS Park Days

  • June 18th - 9:30 AM - Brentwood City Park with Water Fun, 790 2nd St., Brentwood
  • July 2nd - 9:30 AM - Harvest Park Bowl, 5000 Balfour Rd., Brentwood
  • July 23rd - 9:30 AM - Veteran's Park, 3841 Balfour Rd., Brentwood
  • August 6th - 11:00 AM - Small World Amusement Park, 2551 Harbor St., Pittsburg
  • August 20th - 9:00 - 11:00 AM - MOPS Open House @ GHCC
  • August 27th - 9:30 AM - Blue Goose Park with Water Fun, 1765 Adams Ln., Brentwood

Mops Resumes on September 3rd at 9am

Connect with other moms and kids at our MOPS summer get-together. Meet at Brentwood City Park

(790 2nd St. Brentwood) at 9:30am. Bring sunscreen and snack/lunch. Contact Melissa Buck @buckfamily3@gmail.com OR Melissa Vongtama @mouseeyes@gmail.com for more details. Hope to see you there.

Times and Places

TeenMOPS: Mondays, 5:30pm-8pm, in E132
MOPS & MOPSNext: 1st and 3rd Thursdays from 9am to 11:15am in room W129/130.

MOPS

MOPS is a program for Mothers of Preschoolers (pregnancy through age 5). Our mission is to support all mothers of preschoolers by nurturing friendships and encouraging personal growth for moms and their kids in a fun, comfortable environment by sharing the love of Jesus Christ through living by example. It is about celebrating motherhood, meeting needs, making connections, and experiencing God's love through relationships and resources. Teaching topics include womanhood, marriage, child rearing and the home. These provide the spark for lively discussion groups, which are followed by a time in which creative skills are developed.

Please contact Melissa Vongtama at 209-627-8316, mouseeyes@gmail.com OR Melissa Buck at 619-957-0440, buckfamily3@gmail.com for more detail. Hope to see you there!

TeenMOPS

TeenMOPS stands for Teen Mother of Preschoolers. If you are a teen mom who is pregnant, or a teen mom with a child under the age of six years old, you'll find a warm welcome at TeenMOPS. TeenMOPS is a Christian, faith-based organization that offers practical and emotional support through fun activities, great speakers, and the support of mentor moms. TeenMOPS is a fantastic opportunity to meet with others in a similar stage of life and to build positive relationships for you and your child. Any teen that is under the age of 21 and is pregnant or has a baby is welcome, no matter what's going on in your life. Because everyone has value and everyone is precious.

For information contact Judy Romanoff at jromanoff54@sbcglobal.net or Betty Sanchez at danbet87@yahoo.com or 925-980-9006. Contact Angie Minyard at 925-755-2540 for childcare.

MOMSNext

MOMSNext is for the encouragement of moms whose children are no longer pre-schoolers (children in elementary school and/or through 5th grade). MOMSNext meets with the MOPS group at their own table.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What does M.O.P.S stand for and who started it
Who can participate in MOPS/MomsNext
When does MOPS meet
Do I have to attend Golden Hills Community Church to attend MOPS
Can I invite my friends and neighbors to MOPS
Can I pay for more than one MOPS meeting
What is the $23.95 for
Where does the $9.00/$10.00 per meeting go to
Why do we need to Fundraise
What about creative activities
What if I don’t want to participate in the organized creative activity? Should I just not come to the meeting
What if my child(ren) are sick, can I still come
What if my child won’t stay in his/her classroom
How will MOPPETS keep track of my child(ren)
Will I ever be asked to bring food?

What does M.O.P.S stand for and who started it

MOPS stands for Mothers of Preschoolers. Eight women established it in 1973 in Wheat Ridge, Colorado. MOPS is designed to nurture moms of young children as well as provide a much needed break.

Who can participate in MOPS/MomsNext

Any woman who is pregnant and/or has children up through entering fifth grade.

When does MOPS meet

MOPS usually meets on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month from 9:00 - 11:15 AM. The MOPS year starts in September and ends in May.

Do I have to attend Golden Hills Community Church to attend MOPS

No. Any and all women who are pregnant and/or who have children up through entering fifth grade are welcome!

Can I invite my friends and neighbors to MOPS

Absolutely! If your friends or neighbors come to MOPS later in the year, the tuition will be prorated.

Can I pay for more than one MOPS meeting

YES! We offer the option of paying per meeting or paying by the semester. If you pay by the meeting, it will cost $10.00 per meeting. If you pay by the semester it will cost $9.00 per meeting. Each year has 2 semesters. You will need to check in at each MOPS meeting to let us know you are here, and to get you a name tag and any information that we will be handing out that day.

What is the $23.95 for

This is a one-time-a-year fee that goes directly to MOPS International to help cover administrative costs. In turn, you will receive MomSense Magazine delivered to your home throughout the year, a weekly MOPS email, MOPShop availability at mopshop.org and other fun goodies!

Where does the $9.00/$10.00 per meeting go to

MOPS is a non-profit organization. We have a fee to cover the costs for childcare (including our children's snacks and supplies), our hospitality supplies (i.e plates, utensils, cups, tablecloths, etc.) and MOPS memberships for our mothers in need of scholarship.

Why do we need to Fundraise

Fundraising helps to minimize the cost of running MOPS on a weekly basis. As stated above, a big part of our fees goes to childcare! In order to have speakers, decorations, occasional gifts for birthdays and new mommies, etc. we need to fundraise. We also fundraise to support our community through organizations like Operation Christmas Child, TeenMOPS and other outreaches. Part of our fundraising also goes to a special fund that helps moms that truly cannot afford our fees. Since we all benefit from this program, we appreciate everyone’s participation. You may also make donations to MOPS to help support our programs (receipts are available for tax deductions).

What about creative activities

On the 3rd meeting of every month our Creative Activities Team will present the prototype for the following meeting’s creative activity. If you decide that you would like to participate you can pre-register for the creative activity so that we can make sure we have enough supplies for everyone. The creative activity will cost $3.00 this year. If you know that you would like to always take part in the creative activity, then you can prepay for a creative activity punch card for the semester. Please note that unused “punches” on the creative activity punch card can not be prorated to the next semester.

What if I don’t want to participate in the organized creative activity? Should I just not come to the meeting

ABSOLUTELY NOT! Please come anyway and bring your own project. Whether it is that scrapbook that you haven’t had a chance to finish, baby books that need to be written in, gifts that need wrapping or just to enjoy some fellowship and chit chat with other women. Please still come!

What if my child(ren) are sick, can I still come

If you or your child(ren) are sick please do not attend the meeting. We understand how hard it is to miss a MOPS meeting, however, we want to keep it a healthy place for all!

What if my child won’t stay in his/her classroom

We encourage you to take advantage of the childcare provided. Infants 3 months and younger who are quiet, sleeping or nursing may remain with moms during MOPS time. All other children need to be placed into our MOPPETS program. A fussy baby to talkative toddler tugs at every mother’s heart. We want to respect the moms that want a break from their children and are provided with two hours of quality time. If your child is having a hard time staying, don’t give up! It may take more than one time before your child feels safe and comfortable at MOPPETS. You’ll be glad that you stuck it out! Our mentor moms are available to give you advice and a pat on the back if you need it.

How will MOPPETS keep track of my child(ren)

When you register your child (ren) at the computer kiosk, you will be given a tag/sticker with numbers on it. Please hold on to this tag/sticker, as you will need it to claim your child (ren). This serves as a source of protection for us moms to ensure that no one but the child’s parent or guardian may claim them. If you lose your tag/sticker, please see the MOPS Coordinator or the MOPPETS Liaisons before you claim your child (ren). Remember this is for your child (ren)’s protection.

Will I ever be asked to bring food

Breakfast is served at every MOPS meeting. Each meeting a different discussion group is responsible for bringing food. On your week, we ask that you arrive by 8:30 AM and that you stay for a short time after to help with the clean up. Child(ren) can remain in MOPPETS until you are finished.