We’ve talked over and over again on DMB how much we love MOPS. So many of us on the team attend a MOPS near our homes and love it. Since you’ve heard enough about how much we enjoy it, we thought it might be helpful to cover a few Q&A’s to give you a better idea of what exactly MOPS is and why YOU need to be a part of it. Here are a few helpful answers straight from the Co-Coordinators of Fellowship Dallas MOPS:
1. What is MOPS?
We are a community of women from all stages and walks of life who meet together on a bi-monthly basis to relax, have fun, and build meaningful friendships. MOPS exists for every mom, and strives to provide a caring atmosphere where women can come to experience God’s love, share the triumphs and struggles of motherhood, and continue to learn to be the best moms they can be! Our meetings typically begin with children being dropped off in our wonderful childcare program. Following that, a fantastic hot breakfast is served while we listen to informed and relevant speakers and spend time connecting with each other. Are you a new expectant mom or a mother of children ranging in age from birth to Kindergarten? If so, then MOPS (“Mothers of Preschoolers”) is the place for you!
2. Where does it meet?
Fellowship Dallas MOPS meets every other Friday, from 9am-12pm, at Fellowship Bible Church Dallas: 9330 North Central Expressway, Dallas 75231. Our first meeting is Friday, September 14th. We are an open group, and registration is still ongoing! Please visit www.fellowshipdallas.org for more information.
3. Do I have to be a member of that church?
No, you do not have to be a member of Fellowship Bible Church Dallas to attend our MOPS group. In fact, we have many moms in our group who do not attend our church. We welcome moms from all over!
4. Do I have to be a Christian?
Although MOPS is a faith based organization, we happily welcome moms from all walks of life! If you are a mom looking to connect with a community of loving women or searching for a place to enjoy a cup of coffee and some grown-up conversation, Fellowship Dallas MOPS would love to have you!
5. I don’t know anybody who goes to MOPS, is anybody even going to talk to me?
Of course! Every year, many new moms come to our group looking to meet new friends and find community. Fellowship Dallas MOPS makes it a point to be an open and inclusive group, and we love welcoming new faces! In fact, we have a fabulous team of women, our Hospitality Team, whose primary purpose is to make sure all moms, both new and returning, feel like they belong.
6. Do these women dress this cute every morning by 9am?!
No! Most of us look forward to MOPS meeting days as an excuse to trade in our daily uniform of yoga pants and t-shirts for “real clothes.” However, as moms, we know that every day is different. One week, we may be up early and feeling fabulous and the next we are lucky to even make it out the door with shoes on! Honestly, once you have made it to MOPS, dropped off your kids, and are eating a delicious hot breakfast, you will no longer care what you or anyone else is wearing!
7. Will I get to eat a delicious breakfast?
This is a wonderful secret about MOPS! As a mom, feeding yourself is usually last on your list of things to do. If we get a good strong cup of coffee, we consider that a successful morning. On Fridays at MOPS, we have an enormous spread of breakfast items ranging from hot breakfast casseroles, to yogurt and homemade granola. And of course, coffee. Lots and lots of coffee! Even better, there is plenty of time to eat without being interrupted or having to share with little ones wanting to try whatever is on your plate.
8. What is the one reason why I should NOT miss out on MOPS this year?
MOPS is a great way to connect with other moms who are in the same life stage, trying to be the best they can be. It is a wonderful feeling to know that you are not alone through this journey of motherhood. It is a place to come and share the blessings and triumphs of being a mom, as well as a place to look to for help and advice when you are struggling. We invite you to come and join us Friday mornings this fall as we seek to build friendships, learn from one another, and experience the unfailing love of God.