Frequently Asked Questions

What is MOPS?

MOPS stands for Mothers of Preschoolers, but our kids range from expectant first-time moms to mothers with older children in elementary school enjoying their youngest's last year before kindergarten.  Together we support each other on this parenting journey through fellowship, fun, and food.  For more information, please visit www.mops.org


What do we do at MOPS?

We usually start off with a delicious breakfast and fellowship, followed by a speaker with topics that change and have been thoughtfully chosen to enhance knowledge in areas that are most important to moms. These are usually followed by discussions guided by a table leader, and we finish by asking for prayer requests and praying for each other.  Each table has a table leader and a mentor mom, a mom who’s past the early childhood stage and can provide some perspective and support!


A typical meeting would look something like this:

9:00 Breakfast Drop-off (if you are scheduled for the week)

9:10 Moppets drop-off

9:15 Breakfast

9:30 Welcome/Speaker begins

11:20 MOPs Ends/Pick-up children


When & Where does MOPS meet?

Shoreline MOPS meets from 9:15am to 11:30am every other Tuesday from October to May at Calvin Presbyterian Church:

18826 3rd Avenue NW Shoreline, WA 98177.


Is there childcare?

Childcare is provided for children ages 0-5 years.  MOPS has a great program called MOPPETS. Children are separated by ages to provide the safest environment, and each class is staffed with qualified teachers who have all had a complete background check. Each class will have age appropriate activities that may include arts & crafts, indoor or outdoor playtime, snacks, Bible stories, music, videos and toys. We are confident that you will feel at ease placing your children in the Moppets program. However if you feel more comfortable keeping your infant (0-6 mos) with you, you are welcome to do so, and any nursing babies are welcome.


What do I get for my registration fee?

A full year of fellowship and encouragement, excellent speakers, childcare for your children, and MOPS International Membership.

What if I can't afford the fee?

Shoreline MOPS has scholarships available. Please email us for information on how you can receive a scholarship! steering@shorelinemops.com

I'm a little nervous about coming to MOPS by myself and having no one to talk to...

No worries...you will already be placed into an awesome table group before you walk into the door of your first MOPS meeting. Your table group leader will have already contacted you if possible beforehand and someone will greet you when you arrive and show you where to go. You will stay with your table group throughout the MOPS meeting and year!


How "churchy" is MOPS?

MOPS is a Christian-based organization, and the speakers and discussion topics are taught from that perspective.  There is no requirement of church membership or attendance to be a part of MOPS, though!  Our main goal is to support mothers in the midst of this unique journey that is parenting small children.


I am not a member of Bethany Community Church. Will I feel out of place?

Not at all. Shoreline MOPS has a great mix of moms from a wide range of ages, backgrounds, churches and parenting styles. We always find that as moms, regardless of whether we are older or younger, work or stay at home, we have a lot in common and we benefit and grow from knowing one another.


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