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Mothers of Preschoolers

Welcome to the 2014-2015 MOPS year at Lancaster Alliance Church!

Please join us every other Tuesday starting September 9th from 9:15am-11:15am (child drop off starts at 9:00am) September-May.

We invite all mothers either expecting a baby or mothers of young children (age birth through Kindergarten) to join us at MOPS as together we explore our theme for the 2014-2015 year, Be You Bravely.

Our members may come from different backgrounds but they have similar needs and a shared desire to be the best mothers they can be. We know that God values motherhood, and mothers of preschoolers need special encouragement. Twice a month we gather to visit over brunch, learn from guest speakers, encourage one another, and enjoy some "me time" while our children have fun in our age-specific MOPPETS program.

Is there a fee to join MOPS? Yes, there is a registration fee to join MOPS, the fee is $40 dollars per semester or $75 dollars if you choose to pay for both semesters up front. We want all moms to be able join MOPS so if the registration fee is a problem, please contact Pastor Joe Burchill at 717-397-1121 to inquire about a MOPS scholarship.

What is the registration fee for? The registration fee covers a variety of benefits including:

  • Your registration fee into Mops International ($24.95). With this you will receive a MOPS welcome kit that includes a Be You Bravely Guidebook, a Courage Key (thegivingkeys.com, $40 value), Theme Notecards, a Be You Bravely print, free music downloads from JJ Heller and Martha's Trouble, an annual subscription to Hello, Darling Magazine, access to Mops webinars, and free download of the MOPS Date Night app.
  • It helps to pay our Moppets child care workers that care for our children while we enjoy some grown up time.
  • It helps to provide great speakers at our meetings, along with covering various supply costs.

We are excited about this year's theme: "Be You Bravely!"
Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland. Isaiah 43:18-19 (NIV).

At any given moment in our lives each of us has...

  • Conversations we've been putting off.
  • Reasonable risks we've been avoiding.
  • Goals we want to achieve.
Yet often times the more significant an action feels the easier it is to put it off. We get distracted from the big decisions by the immediate needs of the day. What all of us seem to have in common is that we need a nudge, a nudge to help us get out of our ruts and routines so that we can begin risking bravely.

At MOPS we believe that you were meant to live deeply and it is our hope that this year's theme will inspire you to choose the extraordinary.

Sometimes, good people wait patiently for God to intervene when what he is wanting is for us to act bravely and do something. Being a follower of Jesus calls for courage. The journey feels unexpected and unconventional. It requires bravely playing hide and seek in the dark, confronting the fears that scare us and holding the hand of a redeemer-guide who calls us to courageous acts of risk and trust. It means coloring outside of the lines. Dreaming bigger than we ever have before and getting swept up into the plans of a God who leaves us breathless with wonder.

It takes courage to ask brave questions and even more courage to search for the answers. We are so excited to journey alongside you this year as we ask one another what it means to "Be you, Bravely".

Register for the semester, click here. The cost is $40.

Register your children for MOPPETS, click here.

Pay this year's MOPS registration fee, click here.

For further information please contact Wendy Snyder at womensministry@lancastercma.org or call the church office at 717-397-1121.

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