TRP is proud to sponsor the Salisbury area MOPS group (MOPS stands for “mothers of pre-schoolers”). This group was born out of a need in our community for stay at home moms of young kids to build relationships with other moms and to find some support in the process. They meet on the 1st and 3rd Fridays of every month from 9:45-11:30 at Allen Memorial Baptist Church (1303 Snow Hill Road Salisbury, MD 21804).
Our local coordinator, Elise Goad, describes the ministry in this way,
MOPS International connects moms all over the world into a community of women, who meet together in their own cities to laugh, cry, and embrace the journey of being a mom. A typical meeting includes practical teaching offered through local speakers, demonstrations, or videos. Plus, there’s food and coffee. Always coffee.
We know we mother better together, so all moms with kids in Kindergarten and younger are invited to join MOPS. We gather together, building circles of women who love each other like family, because raising humans is beautiful but also hard. Having each other to lean on is life-giving. That’s why MOPS groups are rallying women to be more honest, to feel more equipped, and to find our identity by journeying alongside one another.
If you are not a mom of a pre-schooler, but you are still interested in serving this ministry, here are some ways for you to partner with MOPS.
Become a Mentor Mom:
Sometimes young moms need a wise woman who has “been there and done that,” to bounce ideas off of. As a MOPS Mentor, you bring perspective on mothering, womanhood, and relationships—all based on biblical principles and your own life experience. Through teaching and one-on-one relationships, you communicate with vulnerability and honesty, and you provide a foundation for acceptance, trust, and a safe place to grow.
Serve in MOPS Kids:
For moms of young kids to meet and talk freely, childcare is necessary during meetings. We are always looking for volunteers to snuggle a baby, read to a toddler, or teach in the preschool room. We would love for you to commit a few hours once or twice a month, so that MOPS can continue to grow!
For more information on attending a MOPS group meeting or on getting involved, please email Elise. She would love to connect with you.