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

What do we do at MOPS?

We usually start off with 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 discussion leader, and we finish by asking for prayer requests and praying for each other.  Each group has a discussion 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:

7:00pm - Announcements

7:15pm - Speaker

7:45pm - Breakout groups and discussion

8:15pm - Closing thoughts and prayer

When & Where does MOPS meet?

We currently meet via zoom, at 7pm - 8:30pm, every first and third Tuesdays between October and May.

What do I get for my registration fee?

A full year of fellowship and encouragement, excellent speakers, and MOPS International Membership.

What if I can't afford the fee?

Shoreline MOPS has scholarships available! Please email us for more information:

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

No will already be placed into an awesome group before your first MOPS meeting. Your discussion 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 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.