Mariners' Church


MOPS, or Mothers Of PreSchoolers, are community groups chartered through faith-based organizations that strive to meet the needs of mothers with children ranging from newborn through kindergarden. We recognize every variety of mother (Rural, Urban, Suburban, stay-at-home, working, teen, single, married, ... ) and their desires to be the best moms that they can be. Our groups aim to help! The MOPS program is built on the following principles:

  • Community: MOPS provides an open, caring, and accepting atmosphere where women can come together to share this important season of life.
  • Mentoring: Mature women listen, encourage, and offer information and perspectives gained through experience.
  • Practical Instruction: Teaching focuses on areas of common interest, offering inspiration and information that is relevant to the life of a mother.
  • Leadership Development: MOPS groups are organized and run by mothers of preschoolers, as well as for mothers of preschoolers. Women who are involved in MOPS gain confidence in their leadership skills through the training and experience they receive from MOPS.
Each MOPS group adapts to fit the size and "personality" of the group's population. They may vary in size, meeting time and frequency, and duration.

These principles can be carried out through different aspects of a MOPS group:

  • Discussion: The intimate and accepting atmosphere of a small group offers moms a chance to share their successes, failures, questions, and concerns. It is during these times that a mom realizes that she is not alone, and lifelong friendships are formed.
  • Teaching: Topics presented at MOPS meetings celebrate motherhood and meet a mom's unique needs during this season of life.
  • Creative Activities: Through creative projects and presentations, women are encouraged to experience the sense of accomplishment that comes with trying and finishing new things.
  • MOPPETS: During most MOPS meetings, children are cared for in a program called MOPPETS, where they experience love in a preschool-like setting.
Meetings are 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month
9:30 AM-11:30 AM
Childcare drop-off begins at 9:15 AM
Mariners' Church Gathering Room

  • If you would like to register or if you have any additional questions, please contact: Leslie Rodriguez or Kim Chiang at: