MOPS

The Mother of All Mom Meet-Ups

What is MOPS?

If you are a first time mom or a “seasoned” mom, we want to extend a very warm welcome to you. Our hope is that you will find encouragement, support, relevant teaching, and opportunities to develop relationships with other women who are in your same season of life.  We are confident that as you become more involved in our group, you will be better equipped to face the challenges that motherhood has to offer. We've all been placed in this time and place in history as the tribe of women who are raising the world. We know we mother better together, so ALL moms are welcome at MOPS. From the time you get pregnant, foster, or adopt our doors are open. MOPS is a non-denominational Christian organization.  You do not need to be a churchgoer or from a specific denomination to join MOPS.  We welcome women from all faith or non-faith backgrounds and beliefs. The vision of MOPS is to see no mom alone – because better moms make a better world.

2nd Annual Food Truck

Flea Market

Saturday, June 11
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
 
ChangePoint Parking Lot
6689 ChangePoint Drive

Vendors, reserve your space today! Yard sales, crafters, artists, direct sales groups are all welcome to participate. The flea market will take place rain or shine in the ChangePoint Main Parking Lot (6689 ChangePoint Drive).

Parking spaces are $30 for a single space (8.5ft x 17.5ft) or $50 for a double space (17ft x 17.5ft). There will be an empty space between each vendor so that we can accommodate standard canopy sizes of 10x10. A limited number of tables are also available for rental during the event; 6' Table $12 ea, 8' table $15 ea. Space & table reservations are non-refundable. If you are a direct sales rep (ex. LuLaRoe, Pampered Chef, H20 at home etc.) please contact us before purchasing a space to ensure that your group is not already represented. Vendors are responsible for set-up, tear-down, and clean-up of their space. ChangePoint is not responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged goods. Sales of alcohol, drug, and pornographic materials prohibited, this is a family friendly event. Please contact MOPS@changepointalaska.com with any questions.

Join us at CPAK MOPS!

WHAT TO EXPECT:  A typical MOPS meeting includes practical teaching through speakers, demonstrations and videos.  Occasionally there might be a craft or activity, but most important, you'll get to have honest conversations with other moms who understand the joys and frustrations of motherhood.   After registering you will receive a welcome email that includes links for childcare registration if needed.  

WHEN:  Tuesdays, 11am-1pm, for Park Meet-ups all summer, May-August! Registration is not required to attend park meet-ups. Regular gathering schedule, the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month, resumes September-May, for one meeting time in the evening at 6:30-8pm. Register for the 2022-23 year below.

WHERE: Summer Park Meet-Ups are in-person at different parks in Anchorage. See the schedule for which park we’ll be at on each Tuesday. In September, we resume an in-person gathering at ChangePoint with a virtual link available.

WHO:  Any and every mom, no matter what season of motherhood you are in, there is community for you!
We offer:
  • MOPS (for moms with children 0-Kindergarten) 
  • MOMSnext (for moms of grade school age children)
  • teenMOPS (for young moms who are under age 21) 
  • MOPSmentors (for those who have grown children)
SCHOLARSHIPS: The heart of CPAK MOPS is to include any mother who wishes to join MOPS regardless of her financial  situation. If you need assistance with MOPS membership or childcare, click below to apply for a scholarship.
MEMBERSHIP: $32 annual membership with MOPS International.  This membership is transferable to any MOPS group and here are just a few of the benefits included:
- Community – ChangePoint and Global!
- 1 full year subscription to the MOPS Magazine
- Weekly encouraging texts (optional)
- Bi-monthly mom focused email
- Access to MOPS member website
- Discounts with various vendors through out the year.
- College tuition discount through Colorado Christian University

CHILDCARE:  We are thrilled to have KidsClub available during our gathering time. KidsClub is available for a small fee, paid by semester (Sept.-Dec. and Jan.-May) and prorated based on the number of children. Links for KidsClub registration will be provided in an email after you have registered for MOPS.
2022-2023 THEME SUMMARY
Luke 5:18-20, NIV
“Some men came carrying a paralyzed man on a mat and tried to take him into the house to lay him before Jesus. When they could not find a way to do this because of the crowd, they went up on the roof and lowered him on his mat through the tiles into the middle of the crowd, right in front of Jesus. When Jesus saw their faith, he said, ‘Friend, your sins are forgiven.’” 
 
THIS YEAR IS FOR THE ONES WHO ARE READY TO COME ALIVE AGAIN
This year is for the ones who are ready to come alive again. So many of us feel a little numb. We’ve each lost something or felt disappointed over the past few years and now we are needing a new way to move forward. We need a fresh start.
 
Søren Kierkegaard, a 19th-century theologian and poet, wrote “People settle for a level of despair they can tolerate and call it happiness.” This is the year we no longer settle for tolerable despair, and instead, we’ll dream bigger, risk greater and love better. And the way we’re going to do that is through the company we keep. We’re here to remind you that having your people by your side is not a perk of living a giant, beautiful, juicy life – it’s a prerequisite.
 
It’s time to toss out our notions that we must do any of this alone, that it’s “too late” to create an abundantly rich group of girlfriends or that the pace of life leaves no room for meaningful connection. Instead, we’ll take in something new, something God is always using to reach out to us: deep relationships.
 
Having a genuine, supportive, honest group of female friends in your circle is one of the biggest life upgrades. “Ran out of gas? Of course I’ll help push your car, but we will definitely laugh about it for the next 40 years.” Friends to put down as your kids’ emergency contact at school. People who help themselves to whatever is in your pantry without asking. Someone who has witnessed your most embarrassing moment and who would never serve your kid peas because she knows it makes him gag.
 
If you desperately want this kind of friendship but it feels hard to come by, you’re not alone. Community is such a cliché concept, but the truth is, we are all pretty desperate for it. We know it will make our lives better, and yet finding friends as adults can feel intimidating. Despite our best efforts, we all seem to be in the midst of a loneliness epidemic.
 
This is why we are declaring it the year of friendship, courage and purpose. Friendships where we aggressively believe in each other, pray for each other and believe the other deserves the world. That is what we do at MOPS. If you’re ready for a community like this, then you belong here. Your best days are ahead of you. We are going to be here cheering you on. And what you can’t do alone, we can and will do together.
 
Loneliness says…
No one really loves me.
No one knows the real me.
My life has no purpose.
I am cut off from God.
No one carries the load with me.
I don’t feel included.

 
Get ready, because this year we will be each other’s hype women, ride or dies and emergency contacts when life demands a call for help. You and me and all of us, we go together.

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