Encouragement for Moms

MOPS connects moms to a community of women who meet together to embrace the journey of motherhood. MOPS provides community for mothers with children from birth – Kindergarten.

We are so thrilled to be returning to “normal” MOPS this year! We will be offering a full-capacity child care program, serve breakfast and coffee, and will be able to fellowship in person! Please know we always do our best to fit everyone we can, but sometimes our childcare program has a waitlist. (Our childcare program is for ages 0-5) The sooner you sign up, the better!  We cannot wait to see you all at our first meeting on Sept. 23!

**Please note that we have reached capacity for some ages of childcare and have begun a wait list. If you would like to enroll a child or children in childcare, please fill in the information below and select one of the wait list options. We will contact you if and when space is available to complete your payment and registration. If you are signing up as a mom only (no kids in childcare), you can register and pay as usual below.


Our church is and will continue to adhere to all state guidelines re: COVID safety measures. Please read below for some guidance from our church that will also apply to MOPS.

Join us for the 2021-22 year of MOPS

What Do You Do At MOPS?

We meet on Thursdays from September until early May. At our meetings we hear inspiring messages from speakers and connect through discussions and care groups. MOPS meetings are designed to bring you a morning of rest, fellowship, and education. A typical meeting includes:

Practical Help: Need some inspiration? Most meetings include a speaker who will offer practical insights into the issues that are important to you as a mom.

Personal Mentoring: Meet a Mentor Mom who has been through it all and has great advice and a willing ear.

Time to Chat: At each meeting there is time to get to know other moms in an accepting small group atmosphere.

Sometimes You’ll Get Crafty: We like to try new things and be creative!

Learn to Lead: MOPS groups are organized and run by mothers. Looking for a way to get involved? There are opportunities to gain leadership skills through the experience provided by MOPS.


MOPS Kids is a special program just for our little ones! While you are enjoying a special morning, your children are enjoying playtime with nurturing caregivers. For older children, this includes stories, crafts, and songs.

Social Distancing & Safety

We encourage all attendees to follow CDC and VA state guidance on masking; we will not be checking any individual’s vaccination status.

In line with state guidance, we are asking kids ages 5 and older who are not fully vaccinated to wear a face mask while participating in indoor activities. At the moment, Children’s Ministry staff and volunteers will continue to wear masks indoors per state guidance. We are closely following these guidelines and will update as they change.

We are no longer social distancing.

Our staff and volunteers are following all basic prevention measures, including frequent hand washing, covering coughs, and self-evaluating for symptoms, staying home if we or anyone in our household are sick. Please join us in these important actions, and if you or anyone in your household is exhibiting any symptoms, has known exposure to a COVID-19 positive individual, or is awaiting a COVID-19 test result.

Cleaning & Ventilation

We ensure that all CDC cleaning guidelines are followed.

We are maintaining additional ventilation, having increased the amount of fresh outside air that’s being circulated through the HVAC system and continue to keep doors/windows open during programs.

Meeting Times

Every other Thursday at 9:30 a.m., September – May

Begins September 23, 2021


Meeting Dates: 
September 23
October 7, 14, 21
November 4, 18
December 2, 16
January 6, 20
February 3, 17
March 3, 17, 31
April 21
May 5


Mom only: $80 half-year | $125 full-year

Mom + children: $110 half-year | $180 full-year
Scholarships are available. 

Cancellation Policy: If you register and are unable to attend, refunds will be issued prior to the first meeting (September 23, 2021). However, $32 will be deducted from your refund to cover the non-refundable MOPS International dues. We cannot offer refunds after the first meeting. We do not prorate, however, you may register for just one semester.

Summer Playdates

You’re invited to our last Summer MOPS Playdate! Drinks and light snacks provided. 

Thursday, September 16, 9:30-11:30 am
McLean Central Park
1468 Dolley Madison Blvd, McLean, VA 22102
(parking available at Dolley Madison Library)


Emily Halley & Katie Yang
[email protected]