We are on a mission to celebrate motherhood.
We build circles of women who love each other like family, because raising humans is beautiful and hard, and having each other to lean on is life-giving. That’s why we connect moms all over the Sacramento area to a community of women who meet together to laugh, cry and embrace the journey of being a mom.
This is motherhood, and together we can change the world in all the best ways.
What is MOPS & MOMSnext?
MOPS is open to ANY mother of children, birth through kindergarten.
- When you're wading though diapers and sleepless nights
- When all of your kid's needs are on you
- When you're isolated and in need of community and support
MOMSnext is open to ANY mother of school-aged children (1st-12th grade)
- When we’re past the diaper years and sleeping through the night…
- When we’re meeting more emotional needs than physical ones…
- When our kids are transitioning from dependance to independence
While we all meet together, you will be seated at a table specific to the stage of motherhood you find yourself in. If you happen to be in both stages of motherhood, let us know which group you would like to sit with when you register.
Who can be in MOPS & MOMSnext?
Moms - if you are pregnant or have kids birth through school-aged MOPS & MOMSnext is for you. Stepmom, adoptive mom, birth mom, foster mom, working mom, stay at home mom - all types of moms are welcome!
What is this year's theme?
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.
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.
Schedule (Thursday mornings):
9:15 Sign in Children at MOPSkids
9:30 Brunch Begins
10:00 Group Activity (speaker, crafts, games, video, etc.)
11:00 Open Conversation at Tables
12:00 Gathering Ends, pick-up children
2022-2023 meeting dates:
Sept 15, 29
Oct 13, 27
Dec 1, 15
Jan 12, 26
Mar 2, 16, 30
April 13, 27
What does a MOPS & MOMSnext gathering look like?
We meet bi-weekly on Thursdays. There are about 60 women in our group; every mom has a table of about 8 women that they sit with each week so you have the chance to build great friendships. These tables all have a Mentor Mom- a mom with grown kids, who is there to be a listening ear and support to you in this amazing season of life.
Each table of women takes turns bringing brunch to share with the other tables, your table will bring brunch only once or twice a semester, all the other weeks you get a fabulous brunch that you didn't have to cook or clean up after! After brunch we have time either having an activity and craft, or hearing from a guest speaker or a MOPS International speaker video. Some of the topics that our guest speakers cover range from parenting and marriage, finances and health, self-care, friendship and many other topics relevant to your mom life.
Our main goal in our weekly gathering is for you to find support, encouragement and friendship with other moms as you face the challenges and joys of motherhood together - you don't have to do this alone.
*** Register for your first visit at NO COST! ***
Mom: $90 per year (or $50 per semester)
Meeting dues are paid in advance and equate to about the cost of a gourmet coffee each meeting! Your dues help to cover printing expenses, guest speaker gifts, craft supplies, door prizes, scholarships and so much more.
Children: $40/per child (or $20 per semester)
Scholarships are available for meeting dues and childcare.
MOPS International membership: $32 per year (or $16 per semester)
Each and every membership is the very thing that fuels MOPS and the 4,000+ groups that are meeting around the world (in 65 countries, to be exact). Lives are being transformed because of this sisterhood of MOPS moms – that is why membership matters.
Member benefits include:
quarterly MOPS magazine
bi-monthly encouraging texts
access to local, in-person MOPS groups
access to the MOPS member site
access to Mama Meetups
**MOPS International membership is required for all moms, mentors, and leaders.
MOPS (mothers of preschoolers) & MOMSnext is an international, non-profit, Christian organization. Locally, we are a group of mothers that are in the season of raising children ranging from infancy through elementary school. We are committed to creating a comfortable atmosphere where moms can connect and be filled up to keep up with the demands of this stage in motherhood.
- No upcoming events are scheduled