MOPS Kick-off date September 13, 2021 from 6:30pm-8:30pm. Meetings will be in the Loft, enter through the Next Gen lobby. 

MOPS stands for Mothers of Preschoolers - but don't let that confuse you. MOPS is about meeting the needs of every mom of a child from conception through kindergarten. Whether you're urban, suburban, rural, stay-at-home, working, teen, adoptive, special-needs, single or married, MOPS is for you!

Being moms is what brings us together and allows us to build a community. The early years of being a mom are just as foundational to you as they are to your baby, and those years are filled with unique needs that other moms instinctively understand.

MOPS is a place where moms can come to be encouraged and supported by other moms who are in the very same season of life...and best of all, to make some great friends! 

                                               Hermitage Hills MOPS dates
                                               09.13.2021     02.07.2022
                                               09.27.2021     02.21.2022
                                               10.11.2021     03.14.2022
                                               10.25.2021     03.28.2022
                                               11.15.2021     04.11.2022
                                               12.13.2021     04.25.2022
                                               01.10.2022     05.09.2022

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.

This is the year of big things. Love is starting to fling open doors, and when love comes into the room, no one is safe.

Comfort zones crumble,

Relationships are born,

Fear is cast out,

Whimsy is restored,

Perspectives shift,

Ready or not, here it comes …

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