Here at HPAC MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers), we are on a mission to celebrate motherhood and what that looks like in community with Christ.

We want build circles of women who love each other like family, because raising humans is beautiful and hard, and having each other to lean on is life-giving. With your MOPS membership you will be connected with moms all over the world and in your own community, who meet together to laugh, cry and embrace the journey of being a mom.

This is motherhood, and together we can change the world in all the best ways.

MOPS Classic is for Mothers of Preschoolers and meets alternating Tuesday Mornings in the Chapel, September–May, from 9:30-11:30am. MOPS International Membership + Program Fees are required. See the REGISTRATION Tab for more info on how to sign up.

For more information on MOPS Classic, please contact Katie Storrey – heritageparkmops@gmail.com

What does MOPS Classic look like:

Mentoring

Sometimes we need a wise woman who has been there and done that to bounce ideas off of and to remind us that we WILL survive these sometimes chaotic preschool days. We love our MOPS Mentors – they have sage advice and willing ears.

Leadership Development

You have the ability to do big things. We want to help you gain the confidence to use your voice to change your world.

Honest Conversation

Real talk is liberating. It frees us from assumptions that we are alone in our struggles. We value taking a risk and sharing your story in order to heal someone else from their isolation.

Relevant Teaching

Really, who needs another tutorial on how to make crepe paper flowers? What we provide is mommy friends who get you, hope-filled insight, and speakers who know we’ve only had three hours of uninterrupted sleep last night so they better keep it interesting.

Creative Activities and Service Projects

Create, imagine, and actually finish a project. We occasionally like to have something “pinteresty” (Yes, that is a made-up word – work with me here) to make at our meetings. We all need a little time to indulge in a creative endeavor. We also believe that there is a greater community outside of the walls we meet in, and take time to work on projects to serve Windsor-Essex County.

Childcare (Age 4) (Space is limited)

Look, we all love our kids. But let’s be honest – a little break now and then makes us want to be with them even more. We provide a preschool-style experience (MOPSKids PROGRAM) for your kiddos that they will love going back to. We strongly encourage mommas to make use of the childcare provided for kids over 4 months old.

HPAC MOMSnext is for moms who can’t attend a midday MOPS groups because they work or their kids are all school age. We will be meetings one Monday night a month at a restaurant, around dinner time. MOPS International Membership is required as well as a commitment to attend all 9 meetings from September–June. (See Registration Tab for more information on how to acquire a MOPS International Membership, and please see our MOMSnext Covenant).

We will meet at LA Town Grill in LaSalle from 6:30 – 9pm (unless otherwise notified).

Please note: These events are child-free evenings, please make child care arrangements for all children (regardless of age) for MOMSnext nights.

Dates for MOMSNext 2018/2019:

September 24
October 22
November 19
December 10
January 21
February 25
March 25
April 29
May 27
June 10

We know that your job as a mom doesn’t stop when you go back to work or your kiddos head off to school. Although new challenges and struggles arise the need for community, hope, and friendship remains. That’s why we offer MOMSnext – specifically designed to meet the needs of the working moms or moms with school-age children.

For more information, contact: hpacmomsnext@gmail.com

To attend any of our MOPS groups, you must be a member of MOPS International and have THIS registration form completed.

MOPS International membership and benefits are open to everyone, however, space in specific MOPS groups at Heritage Park Alliance Church can be limited. Please contact each group’s coordinator before purchasing your membership, to ensure enrolment is still open for the group you are interested in. You will need to obtain the registration code from the group coordinator for each specific group before you register online.

If finances are a concern, or if you would like to sponsor a mom to attend one of these groups, please contact the coordinator of the group to discuss this process.

Download the MOPS Covenant

MOPS REGISTRATION:

*EARLY BIRD rates apply until June 15th, 2018, after which STANDARD rates apply. MOPS International Membership fees are included in the cost.

Term Early Bird Standard
Full Year $120CAD $135CAD

To finalize your registration for MOPS, please contact Katie Storrey at heritageparkmops@gmail.com.

**Registrations will be taken on a first come, first serve basis and is based on spaces available in our MOPSKids Program. If you do not require childcare, you are welcome to join us.**

MOMSNext REGISTRATION:

MOMSnext only requires a MOPS International Membership – there are no additional programming fees at this time. Please visit mops.org/join and use registration code : 68Ki

A signed MOMSnext Covenant is required: MomsNext Covenant

Please contact Jenn Fader or Sheena McKay at hpacmomsnext@gmail.com to confirm space availability.

Please Note: You may only register for ONE MOPS program due to limited space (eg. you cannot attend both MOPS Classic & MOMSNext).