We all know that moms are loving, giving, nurturing, and on call 24/7. You take excellent care of your family, but who takes care of YOU? When do YOU find time to relax, unwind, and recharge? The answer is MOPS & MOMSnext at First Assembly Community Ministries! Our group is designed for moms (and led by moms!) whose sole purpose is to “do life” with fellow mamas! As a blended MOPS and MOMSnext group, we will have a room full of moms ranging from women expecting their first child to those who have teenagers. We’ll be able to journey together as one group, but will still offer smaller groups that connect us with other moms in the same stage of motherhood.

Which group should you join?

MOPS is mothers of preschoolers and is designed for moms with at least one child in Kindergarten or younger (including moms pregnant with their first child).

MOMSnext is geared towards mothers of school-aged children and moms must have at least one child in Kindergarten or older.

MOMSnext will be launching at FACM in the fall of 2016! The MOMSnext group will primarily meet with the MOPS group; however, both groups will have their own set of assigned tables. When you register, you will need to select which group best fits your needs. (If you have a child in Kindergarten, you will have the option of either group.)

When are the meetings?

FACM MOPS & MOMSnext meets the 1st and 3rd Wednesday evenings of each month (September through May) from 6:30-8:30 PM. We meet at First Assembly Community Ministries in Lafayette, IN. Our first meeting for the 2016-2017 year is September 21st.

Is there childcare?

Yes! MOPPETS is our children’s program for kids ages birth-5 years old. Kids in kindergarten-5th grade will attend Club Hero. And 6th-12th graders will participate in Nexus Youth.

Please register any kids who will attend with you by clicking here

If you have questions, please email Sarah Howard at sbhoward@live.com

How much does it cost?

The membership dues for FACM MOPS & MOMSnext are $95.00 per person. These dues help cover the costs of our dynamic speakers, creative activities, and dinner supplies. The dues also include the MOPS International membership fee of $25.00 (check out www.mops.org for more info regarding what is included with the MOPS International membership!).

The fee breakdown is: $25.00 registration fee due at time of registration, $35.00 for 1st Semester (due 9/21/16), and $35.00 for 2nd Semester (due 1/4/17). Regardless of which payment option you choose, the $25.00 Registration Fee is due when the registration form is submitted. (Please note that the 1st and 2nd semester fees may be prorated if you join the group mid-year.)

Payment Options:

Option 1 (1 Installment): $95.00 due at registration

Option 2 (2 Installments): $60.00 due at registration, & $35.00 due 1/4/17.

Option 3 (2 Installments): $25.00 due at registration, $35.00 due 9/21/16, & $35.00 due 1/4/17.

How do I join?

To join our groups, you will need to fill out the registration form and submit your payment. We offer an online registration form and can also accept payments online. If you’d rather, you may print the registration form and mail it with a check to the FACM main office. Checks should be made payable to FACM with ‘MOPS’ in the memo. (Your spot is not held until both the registration form and payment have been submitted.)

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For registration questions or to join our group, please contact Misty Thompson at mistylthompson@gmail.com.

To connect with our coordinators, please contact Sarah Howard at sbhoward@live.com or Erica Crum at ericabcrum@gmail.com.