MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) and MOMSnext


MOPS is a program for mothers with young children through kindergarten, designed to fulfill the need for friendship, creativity and spiritual growth. Our meetings include breakfast, small group discussions, speakers, crafts and teaching from a Christian perspective on topics relating to womanhood, marriage, parenting and family relationships. The MOPPETS program offer quality childcare with a spiritual emphasis through stories, games and songs.


MOMSnext is group for mothers of school-age children. As mothers enter the school years, new challenges and issues arise, but the need for community and hope remains. For this reason, we offer MOMSnext, a ministry to mothers of school-age children. MOMSnext is an open, accepting place for all mothers of school-age children to experience authentic community, personal growth, practical help and spiritual hope.

Read about our MOPS 2016-2017 theme, We are Starry Eyed.

MOPS and MOMSnext Schedule

We meet on the second and fourth Monday mornings from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., beginning September 12, 2016. MOPS and MOMSnext meet together in the Sanctuary with a table reserved specifically for MOMSnext members. Children can be dropped off at MOPPETS in the Fellowship Hall as early as 9:15 a.m.


Childcare during MOPS meetings is called MOPPETS. We offer four different MOPPETS classrooms.

  1. 6 months – 18 months
  2. 18 months – 3 years
  3. 3 and 4 year olds
  4. 4 years and up

*Children under 6 months attend the meeting with mom.

The childcare workers are volunteers who are mostly members of Linworth United Methodist Church. Some are grandparents of MOPPET children, some are former MOPS members who want to give back, and others are simply church members who love working with children. All MOPPETS workers have been background checked and attended a Safe Sanctuary class.

Registration and Fees

MOPS and MOMSnext is open to all mothers in the Columbus area.

The cost to join the international MOPS association is $25/year. Dues for the Linworth MOPS are $6/meeting plus $2 for the first child and $1 for each additional child that will be in the MOPPETS childcare. Let us know if payment is ever a concern. Scholarships and other arrangements are available

Questions? Interested in Joining MOPS?

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Meeting Dates

January 9, 2017
January 23, 2017
February 13, 2017
February 27, 2017
March 13, 2017
March 27, 2017
April 10, 2017
April 17, 2017
May 8, 2017