Welcome to West Side MOPS!
Meeting the 1st & 3rd Fridays
October 2013 thru May 2014 from
9:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.
Registration is open!
West Side MOPS (Mothers-of-Preschoolers) is a support group for mothers of young children that has been an actively serving West Seattle for over 20 years! We recognize the incredibly important task that mothers are taking on and offer them a unique opportunity by providing a 2-hour retreat that includes childcare. It’s a chance for worn-out mothers to relax, enjoy a snack, an uninterrupted conversation, and to receive encouragement from our mentor moms. It’s also a wonderful place to forge friendships with other women who can empathize about these challenging preschool years.
Join us the first Friday in October as we dive into our theme for the year, “A Beautiful Mess, Embrace Your Story.” Moms live in messes. The toys, crumbs, and spit-up are their natural surroundings. They are exhausted, under-showered, and hormonal. Their past and present circumstances and decisions can leave them feeling inadequate for God’s love and purposes. A Beautiful Mess — reminds moms that beauty can come out of their difficult spots. The grime of mothering young children brings the beauty of motherhood. The bruises of life can bring God’s redemption. Embrace Your Story — reminds moms that their past, present and future can be used for good. God knows where each of us has been, where we are today and has set in motion where we are headed.
Our theme book for this year is, The Artist’s Daughter: A Memoir by Alexandra Kuykendall. One woman’s story of understanding her mothering identity by exploring the layers of her life that shape who she is today. From childhood, to marriage and ultimately motherhood she discovers what, and who, defines her by looking to answers of three fundamental questions: Am I lovable? Am I loved? Am I loving?
We meet twice a month at West Side Presbyterian Church in West Seattle. We meet formally October through May, the first and third Friday of the month from approximately 9:30 a.m. until 11:15 a.m.
Childcare is provided by West Side Presbyterian volunteers, whom we lovingly refer to as our MOPPETS Helpers. Moms drop off the children in their pre-assigned MOPPETS rooms between 9:00 a.m. and 9:15 a.m. and then join the group in Howell Auditorium for some much-needed Mom Time.
West Side MOPS is a member of MOPS international.