Welcome to West Side MOPS!
Meeting the 1st & 3rd Fridays
October 2016 thru May 2017 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 25 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 Friday, October 7th at our first meeting with this year’s theme, We Are the Starry Eyed.
Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know. – Jeremiah 33:3
Sometimes we think we have to pick one, when in reality it is always both. Light and dark, hope and fear, kindness and risk, wonder and mundane.
This is evidenced by the fact that we are people who are meant to live by both sunlight and moonlight. Our natural rhythms revolve around the circling of sun and moon. Yet often our tendency is to cling to one, the one that is more comfortable, forgetting that our fullest living comes when we embrace the swirly mix.
Starry Eyed means looking for the light even when darkness is enveloping. It is an opportunity to hope recklessly and to witness God’s presence guiding things seen and unseen, comfortable and uncomfortable.
When we reflect back over our lives, this year is going to stand out. It will be the year that we decided to live fully by both sunlight and moonlight. Because audacity is rising in the deepest and wildest parts of our souls. And the best part is, we will experience it all together.
So the question becomes,
When was the last time you felt fully alive?
The last time you were so swept up with wonder that it took your breath away?
That kindness made you feel powerful?
Or audacious hope unraveled fear?
This is the year to experience all of it.
- Becoming Starry Eyed: Practices to Cultivate Wonder, Hope and Kindness Guidebook
- An adorable print to beautify any space you choose
- A handmade (yes, handmade!) copper bracelet
- An invitation to the 28-Day Challenge
- A Guide to the Night Sky
- And, of course, some surprises that you’ll absolutely fall in love with!
Annual subscription to Hello, Dearest magazine
Exclusive discount offering
Weekly emails to fill you with inspiration
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.