MOPS

Welcome to Ridgewood MOPS!

Ridgewood MOPS is a place for mothers of young children (birth through kindergarten) to connect, learn, grow, and serve. We strive to provide godly encouragement to moms of all ages and backgrounds. We'd love to have you join us!

Registration is Open!

Join MOPS for the 2018-19 year.

 Moms Register Here

 

Interested in being a Mentor Mom or loving on some sweet kids as a childcare volunteer?

Volunteers Register Here

 2018-19 Calendar

Thursdays, 9:15-11:15 am

​Sept  13 (Kick Off) &  27
Oct  11  &  25
Nov  8  &  29
Dec  13
Jan  10  &  24
Feb  14  &  28
Mar  14
Apr  11  &  25
May  9  &  23

About

Common Questions

What is MOPS?
MOPS is a grassroots movement that believes moms are world influencers. We also believe that incubating hearts and giving just-because-hugs can change the course of history. That’s why we connect moms all over the world to a community of women, in their own neighborhoods, who meet together to laugh, cry, and embrace the journey of motherhood. MOPS groups are rallying women to be more honest, to feel more equipped, and to find our identity by journeying alongside one another. MOPS stands for Mothers of Preschoolers, and by preschoolers, we mean kids from birth through kindergarten. We know it's a little confusing, so let's just stick with "MOPS." We are moms, and we believe that better moms make a better world.

What happens at a MOPS meeting?
We meet two Thursdays per month (September through May) from 9:15 to 11:15 AM. A typical meeting includes a hot brunch and coffee (you get to sit down and eat!), a great speaker, and some time to talk with the moms at your table. We have a variety of speakers and topics throughout the year -- parenting tips to party planning, and everything in between! We also enjoy special events, service projects, and nights out.

Where are the kids during MOPS meetings?
We have an amazing group of volunteers who care for our kids in the MOPS Kids program! Kids enjoy free play time, a lesson, gym time, music, and a snack.
Each mom attending MOPS is asked to volunteer at MOPS Kids 1-2 times per year.

Why is MOPS important?
MOPS is a great place to connect with other moms who are in the middle of the busy season of life that comes when parenting small children. We get it. Motherhood is beautiful, messy, hard, and it's a lot better when you have a few good mom friends to share the journey with you.

 

2018-19 International Theme

 

Fire is a tool utilized only by human beings. Since the beginning of time, humans have congregated around its warmth for light, protection and company. Every other creature on the planet fears fire, but we’ve been given the unique ability to harness it, to use its power to improve our lives. Not only that, but poets and artists have used fire to describe the God-given spark that wakes us up in the morning and fuels our purpose and passion. Whatever the context, fire is not to be ignored.

Sisters, this is a year we will tend the fire in our hearts.
We will stop inhaling the fumes of our mistakes that tell us we are not enough, not a good enough mom, not pretty enough, not brave enough, not smart enough, not wealthy enough. Instead, we will choose to tend our God-given fire. We will love our children with an all-consuming love and use our words to warm the world. We will hold the torch up high and shed light on what matters most.

When our homes feel cold, we’ll light a fire.
When a friend has lost her spark, we’ll fan her flame.
When the world seems dark, we will be an ember of hope.
In order to do this we will:

LIVE EXPECTANTLY

This is the bold reminder to think about what could go right.
We will renew our minds and choose to trust that God is good. Hope will be on the tip of our tongues. Passion will flow from our hearts and we will pray big prayers. It takes tending to keep the fire alive, so we will fan our flame by choosing to do more things that make us forget to check our phones. We will choose to play with our kids instead of crossing one more thing off our to-do list. We will be women whose passion and patience inspire the people we love most.

SURRENDER DARINGLY

This is the bold reminder to let things go.
Fire is a tool of transformation, and often the most life-improving thing we can do is surrender. Surrender is often misunderstood as an act of weakness, when in truth it is an act of courage. What would it feel like to let yourself off the hook from living like it is all up to you? Let go of unhelpful expectations and the need to control the people and situations in your life. When we surrender, we become in tune with the swift but gentle timing of God. This year, we will take a daring step into the fire of transformation, so we can emerge truer and braver than we ever imagined we could be. We will be women who trust that God is fighting for us, so we need only to be still.

BREATHE FREELY

This is the bold reminder to let yourself be loved.
Even though we aren’t enough in our own mind, we are enough in the mind of God. There is nothing that you can do, or have done, to ruin or fracture God’s love for you. There is no amount of striving or performing that will earn you more. Breathe freely and joyfully, and be refreshed. We will be women and moms who stand out because we live loved.

MAY THIS BE THE YEAR YOU FIND YOUR FIRE

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