My child is not yet in preschool, can I still come to MOPS?MOPS includes moms from the time of their pregnancy until their youngest child graduates from Kindergarten. So whether your child is 3 days old, 3 years old, or is currently in Kindergarten, we welcome you to MOPS.
Is childcare provided?Yes & no. We have background checked and trained workers to watch your children in our PBF MOPPETS program. Children are grouped by age and their morning includes free play, a Bible lesson, hands-on-activities, crafts, snack, and song time. Those using childcare are required to add an extra $2 to their meeting fee.
Space in our MOPPETS program is limited. To secure a spot for your child(ren), you must register them with our PBF MOPPETS program. To see if we have room for your child(ren), please use the Contact Us form to submit and inquiry, include a birth date for each child you would like to enroll in PBF MOPPETS.
If our MOPPETS program is full, we still welcome you to join our group. However, you will need to find outside childcare during meeting hours. If you are unable to find outside childcare but still really want to join MOPS, please use the MOPS International Find A Group search to find an alternative group near you. There are several located on the Kitsap Peninsula.
My baby is a newborn, do I have to place him in the MOPPETS class?We welcome you to keep babies 0-6 months old with you, in arms, during the meeting. Strollers may be requested to be moved to a designated "stroller parking" area. We strongly encourage children over six-months in age to be in a classroom, and ask that no seat intended for a mom be given to a child.
I homeschool my older children, can I still come to MOPS?The answer is a very tentative "maybe". Please use the Contact Us form to discuss details of your specific situation. Please include your children's ages.
My child woke up with a fever, but I really need to get out of the house? Can I still come?No! Please stay home this morning. While we know we all look forward to our MOPS meeting days, it is important that we provide a safe environment for all children. In order to accomplish this, we cannot allow sick children to participate in the classrooms.
"Sick" children include anyone who:
- has a temperature of 100 or higher.
- has vomitted within the last 24 hours.
- has a runny nose with green or yellow mucus. (Please inform classroom volunteers if your child has a runny nose due to crying, teething or allergies.
- has had severe diarrhea within the last 24 hours.
- has been exposed to a contagious condition (i.e. chicken pox, measles, strep, roseola, fifth's disease).
- has uncovered open wound or lesions.
For those of you who miss a meeting due to a sick child, or any other reason, we try to post meeting recaps sometime during the week following the meeting. We know its not quite the same as being there but we hope you are still able to glean some good information from the talk presented.
What can I expect at a meeting?Fellowship - a time to catch up with one another.
Food - we can't meet without coffee and breakfast!
Creativity - fun and easy projects, even for the least crafty of us.
Speaker - encouraging us, giving us insights and ideas in our role as mom.
Small Group - true friends with whom to relate, share struggles and advice.
When do we meet? What time do we meet?Most months we meet on the 2nd and 4th Fridays. (See Meeting Dates & Times for a more specific calendar.) Check-in and childcare opens at 9:15, with our meeting starting at 9:30. Registration is completely closed by 9:45 to allow our Finance & Registration team to enjoy the meeting as well. Our meeting typically ends at 11:30. We ask that those attending help clean up the meeting space.
Where do we meet?We meet at our host church, Peninsula Bible Fellowship in East Bremerton just off HWY 303. See the map to the right for directions.
Do I have to attend Peninsula Bible Fellowship to come? Do I have to attend church to come?Nope! While MOPS is a Christian organization, we are not a Bible Study and we welcome all moms of preschoolers, no matter where they find themselves on the journey of faith.
May I come just to check you out? Can I bring a friend?Yes and yes! If you have never tried MOPS before, your first meeting is free. So please come check us out. We really hope you'll want to stay. And we're always up for meeting new friends, so bring one along with you.
With that being said, we can not guarantee childcare to non-registered MOPPETS. Please use our Contact Us form to see if we have space in our childcare program before attending. Please include each child's birth date when inquiring.
What is the cost?The yearly membership fee for MOPS International is $24.95. Membership to MOPS International gives you access to any MOPS group for one meeting year. With your membership, MOPS International will send you:
- Becoming Starry Eyed: Practices to Cultivate Wonder, Hope and Kindness Guidebook
- A years subscription to MOPS International's magazine, Hello Dearest
- 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
In addition, our weekly meeting fee is $7 for those using childcare (price the same whether you bring 1 child or 7 kids) and $5 for those not using childcare. You can pay via cash, check or credit card. Pre-paid meeting punch cards are also available.
We do not want any mom who wants to be involved excluded from our group. If the fee is what is standing in the way of you joining our group, please use our Contact Us form to check about scholarship availability. At meeting, you can inquire with the ladies at the Finance & Registration table.