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 Together we support each other on this parenting journey through fellowship, fun, and great speakers. For more information, please visit

What do we do at MOPS?

We enjoy a time of fellowship with each other, 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. Our goal is for each table to have 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:

7:00pm Welcome and announcements

7:30pm Speaker begins

8:15pm Group Discussion

8:55pm Closing Prayer

When & Where does MOPS meet?

We will be meeting at First Lutheran Church of Richmond Beach, the 1st and 3rd Tuesday, from 7:00 -9:00pm.

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 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.