MOPSMothering matters…
because better moms make a better world.

MOPS stands for Mothers of Preschoolers, a program designed to nurture mothers with children from infancy through kindergarten. 

MOPS Cares…
That a woman knows and experiences God's love
That a woman has a safe place to be herself.
That a woman grows to be all that she can be as a wife, mother and friend.

In this high-stress period of a mother's life, she often feels inadequate, frustrated, isolated or lonely.  Frequently these feelings go unresolved.  MOPS is committed to meeting the needs of mothers by:

  • Promoting spiritual growth by encouraging each woman to discover that Christ is relevant.
  • Developing a sense of commitment to family,
  • Other women, church and community.
  • Creating an atmosphere of encouragement and acceptance.
  • Providing opportunities for the improvement of leadership skills contributing to a sense of self-worth and confidence.

The needs of moms are clear – the need to be nurtured and the need to know that mothering matters – and their needs are met through the opportunity for friendship, creative outlets, and spiritual emphasis.

A Time Out for MOMS!


  • Encouragement and fun
  • Instruction relating to womanhood, marriage, children and the home, from a biblical perspective
  • Small group discussion
  • Creative activities

MOPS 2017-2018 Brochure (.pdf)

PGBC MOPS Meeting Format

               9:00                    Childcare available
               9:15-10:15         Speaker
               10:15-10:45       Refreshments
               10:45 - 11:00     Announcements
               11:00 - 11:45     Creative Activity

    MOPS Meeting Dates 2017

    September 12, 26

    October 10, 24

    November 14, 28

    December 12



    MOPS Meeting Dates 2018

    January 9, 30

    February 13, 27

    March 13, 27

    April 10, April 24

    May 8


Financial Information

The budget for MOPS comes from registration dues, and is divided up to cover all the costs.  These funds are used primarily for MOPS to MOM connection, and craft costs (including MOPPETS).  There is a one time non-refundable registration fee of $31.95 due at the time you sign up (this goes to MOPS International and can be paid at  There are also semester dues of $25.00 which should be paid at the first meeting. There are two semesters a year.

Snow Policy

We will be following the Guilford County Schools schedule.  If school opens one hour late, MOPS will be held as scheduled.  If schools open two hours late or are closed, MOPS will be cancelled.  If we miss more than two meetings we will arrange make up dates.


MOPPETS is designed to care for your child(ren) while you are enjoying the MOPS program.  A parent of the child(ren) dropped off in MOPPETS must remain on site with the MOPS group until the child is picked up.  You may only bring your children with you to MOPPETS, unless you get permission.  We always welcome visitors, but the mother or legal guardian must be attending the MOPS meeting also.

Any item brought from home (i.e.: pacifiers) should be clear labeled.   Each child should bring their own diapers and bottles.  LABEL everything that comes in with your child.

An age appropriate snack will be provided for your child while at MOPPETS.  If your child has allergies, please notify his/her teacher and provide an alternate snack.   Please send a lunch if your child is age 2 or older.

MOPPETS childcare is equipped to provide care for children who are well.  Children who show signs of illness will not be accepted into the childcare room.  This is in place for the well being of all the children who attend MOPPETS.  It keeps the spread of illness to a minimum and allows the sick child to stay at home with extra love and attention. 

A child should be kept home and will NOT be allowed into the MOPPETS room when any of the following exists:

  • Fever within 24 hours
  • Vomiting or diarrhea withing 24 hours
  • Any symptoms of childhood disease - Scarlet Fever, German measles, mumps or chicken pox
  • Sore throat
  • Croup
  • Any unexplained rash
  • Any skin infection: boils, ringworm, impetigo
  • Pink eye or other eye infection
  • Green or yellow runny nose due to infection

If your child cries when you try to leave, help your child find an activity.  Tell him you will be back when MOPS is over.  Then leave promptly.  Your child's teacher and helpers are able to handle any child who needs extra attention or assurance. 

~ Most of the childcare providers in the MOPPETS program are volunteers.  In order to maintain quality childcare without overburdening moms with additional expenses, each mom will be required to help in the MOPPETS program one time during the year.  If you are unable to be here on the day you are assigned to help, please contact Marie Hodgman.  A make-up day will be set for you at the next meeting you're able to attend.


Leah Harris
Allison Marth

Speaker Coordinator
Amber Bunnell

Hospitality Team Leaders
Joanie Holt
Erin Burke

Creative Activities Leaders
Karla Fonville
Katie Jenkins

Community Care Leader
Heather Moody

MOPPETS Team Leader
Marie Hodgman

MOPS Mentor Moms
Renee Fields
Susan Marshall
Deann Dye
Joyce Freeman
Faye Mundy

Staff Liason
Kim McDowell (336) 674-5382 ext 25




Church Member Login - Pleasant Garden Baptist Church - 1415 Neelley Rd. - PO Box 157 - Pleasant Garden, NC 27313 - (336) 674-5382
Rev. Michael J. Barrett - Pastor