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Local MOPS group plans open house

Posted August 16, 2012

The Mothers of Preschoolers group at Holland's United Methodist Church in south Raleigh is planning an open house on Tuesday to launch the new year.

The group invites moms to come out to learn more about what the group offers. The open house is 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, at the church's fellowship hall, 9433 Ten Ten Rd., Raleigh. The group currently consists of 27 moms and their 54 children. You do not need to be a member of Holland's to participate in its MOPS program.

I've written about MOPS, part of an international Christian organization, before. The program offers fellowship for moms while their children are cared for.

The group at Holland's meets regularly from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., on the first and third Tuesdays, from September to May. Moms meet together to listen to guest speakers, participate in craft days and share personal testimonies. The kids play together and take part in other activities.

If you're interested in joining the group at Holland's, send an email to mops@hollandsumc.org. There are many other MOPS groups in the region. Check MOPS.org to find other locations in the area.

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  • brassy Aug 18, 2012

    I'm one of the few who doesn't "get" MOPS. You have to sit through a 2-hour lecture on how to be a good mother and then you get maybe 15 minutes to say hello to the other moms.

  • sgbasham Aug 17, 2012

    Having been involved with MOPS since the late 1900's :-) in the northern Wake Cty area, I heartily recommend MOPS! Lifelong friendships, learning from older women, starting and finishing a craft project, food that you don't have to cut for anyone but yourself, all in an environment of immediate connection as a mom of little ones where your commonalities are greater than your differences....what more could you ask for? Give it a try!

  • kpeele Aug 16, 2012

    Thank you, Sarah! MOPS really helped me get through my last year and I encourage all moms (even working moms) with young children to look for a MOPS group near you!