MOPS & MOMSNEXT

Our MOPS (Moms of Preschoolers) group is for moms with kids age 0-5, and our MOMSnext group is for moms with kids age 6-High School.

At Cove MOPS, we build circles of women who love each other like family and come together in the midst of the chaos and everyday tasks of motherhood to discuss relevant topics of motherhood, relationships, and identity. We are not afraid to talk about the things that really matter. Our MOPS tribe is a place of encouragement, belonging, and a group of moms who love each other fiercely and will remind you who you are when you are too worn down to remember. 

No matter if you are a working mom, a stay-at-home-mom, a mom pregnant with her first baby or a mom tearfully packing up the last of the baby items... if you're tired of feeling alone, if you've wondered if there is more joy in motherhood, if you're not sure if you're doing it right, or if you're pretty sure you're doing everything wrong, you belong here.

Registration is open for our 2021-2022 year!

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MOPS & MOMSNEXT FAQ

What is a meeting like?

A typical meeting includes a guest speaker or digital content on a broad range of topics related to motherhood. These include things like parenting tips, self-care topics, relationship and communication tools - pretty much anything that could help or encourage a mom! We typically include some type of "fun" in each meeting, like an icebreaker or craft, and there is always time to visit with other moms and discuss the content more fully. Occasionally we mix in some special meetings with fun, celebratory, and/or seasonal activities. 

What is childcare like?

We offer childcare for infants and children 0 - 9 years of age. During our MOPS meetings, you can feel confident your kids are being cared for by trained childcare workers.  While curriculum/homeschool supervision is not offered for infants and children during this time, there are plenty of toys, games, crafts, and other activities to keep your kids busy so your kids can have fun while you get a break! If you have a child 10 years of age or older that you would like to bring with you, please contact us directly to discuss arrangements for them. If you have any special needs or concerns for your children, please contact us.

What about COVID restrictions?

Cove MOPS and MOMSnext will follow Cove Church guidelines regarding any COVID-19 restrictions including social distancing, face mask requirements, and childcare. In the event that government mandates do not allow for in-person meetings, Cove MOPS and MOMSnext will adapt accordingly during the restrictions.

Why do I have to register with both MOPS International AND Cove Church?

Great Question!!!  As a charter group under MOPS International, all of our moms must register through MOPS International to have access to the digital content that MOPS International provides. Your MOPS International fees also provide you with additional benefits from MOPS International and help support MOPS groups globally. Your registration and fees through Cove Church provide us with additional information about you (and your children, if applicable). Your Cove Church fees cover our local group expenses, including charter fees, hospitality and craft supplies, and other fun things we do at meetings and for our moms. We work really hard to make our registration fees as low as possible!  If finances are a barrier to registration, please contact us.


THIS YEAR'S MOPS & MOMSNEXT THEME

Beginning Fall 2021

After a year spent hunkering down, living smaller, and experiencing a little more fear and anxiety than usual, we are declaring this is the year of going big. It’s a year of fresh starts and turning ordinary experiences into extraordinary ones. Enthusiasm will replace worry. Friendship will replace loneliness. No longer will we wait to “get back to normal”; instead, we will start making space for the new things God has for us. We will become less guarded and more daring because this is our year to live All For Love.

 Love is the most powerful force on the planet, and yet the concept almost seems cliché. We tell somebody we love them, and in the same breath we talk about how much we love a new podcast. Perhaps we’ve become so accustomed to the word that we’ve forgotten how revolutionary it is, how God’s love changes everything. It is life-altering, curse-lifting and, as shown in Christ’s resurrection, quite literally death-conquering.

This year we embrace the transformative power of love, to the point where it starts to affect everything we do — the way we talk to our kids, interact with strangers, handle disappointments, celebrate victories, make decisions. When love floods into our lives, it all shifts. It results in less doom-scrolling, more conversation. Less comparison, more community. Less fear, more confidence. More over-the-top displays of compassion. More patience. More life in our souls. This year, love will save us. In fact, it already has, because love’s name is Jesus.

Living All For Love means we will:

Walk in Power

For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control. — 2 Timothy 1:7

The opposite of love is fear. Fear drives so many of our thoughts and decisions. It is a potent emotion that causes us to do and say things that are out of alignment with who we want to be. It causes us to act in anger. Fear can make us timid and preoccupied; it might control our thoughts and keep us up at night or hold us back from forming deep friendships because we are afraid of being vulnerable. Fear keeps us stuck, but perfect love casts out fear. Here is the truth: There is nothing that can stand between you and what God has planned for you. God has given you a spirit of power, love, and self-control, and it is time to walk in this power that comes from the Holy Spirit. Love gives us the courage to exchange the intimidation of fear for an extraordinary life, full of passion and confidence to solve any problem that comes our way.

Love One Another

Love your neighbor as yourself. — Matthew 22:39

Author Brennan Manning brilliantly wrote, “The litmus test of our love for God is our love for our neighbor.” Love is sobering because it asks us to care for all people; even our enemies are made in the image of God and are worthy of dignity and respect. Loving our enemies is not an endorsement of what they do, it is an affirmation of who they are — God’s beloved. And mercy triumphs over judgmentThis year we will practice loving people who annoy us, offend us, or overlook us. We’ll not take ourselves so seriously but instead go out of our way to do kind things for other people, especially if they don’t know it was us. Even when it takes some extra energy, we will celebrate each other’s victories and carry one another’s burdens. We will engage other people with open hearts and go to extremes to love well because we have a God who shows us how it’s done.

Make Love your Legacy

 Let all that you do be done in love. — 1 Corinthians 16:14

Your legacy is what people remember when you leave a place. Whether that place is your kid’s room at bedtime, your house each morning, or this earth. It’s the stories your great-great grandkids will hear about you. Here is why this is so important: Love is contagious not just from person-to-person but also from generation to generation. It might be maddening to think about “leaving a legacy” when the little ones around you demand every ounce of your energy, but sometimes it is essential to look a little farther out, decide how you want to be remembered and what matters most to you, and take small intentional steps to make it happen. It’s asking the question, “If I want love to be my legacy, how do I want to live today?” It doesn’t have to be anything big; in fact, it usually starts in small ways. Clean up your home in love. Prepare dinner in love. Do your work in love. Play with LEGOs in love. Doing everything in love becomes a little more challenging with the harder aspects of daily life: Move through a traffic jam in love. Strongly disagree with someone in love. Discipline your kids in love, resolve conflict in love, engage in social media in love. These small moments … This is where legacy is born.



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