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Mothers of Preschoolers

About MOPS/MomsNext

MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) was founded in 1973 by eight women in Wheat Ridge, Colorado, and has since grown into an international Christian ministry with over 3900 groups meeting in the United States, and in 35 countries around the world. MOPS was founded at Westminster Reformed Presbyterian Church in 1998 and began ministering to the mothers of Suffolk, many of whom came to Westminster for MOPS and found faith and a church home as well.

As mothers enter the school years, new challenges and issues arise, but the need for community and hope remains. Therefore, in 2009 MOPS International created MomsNext, a ministry for mothers of school-age children. Westminster MOPS/MomsNext combines the best of both ministries to reach out to mothers of children of ALL ages.

So whether you are a new mom or a mom of a school-age child, you are welcome at Westminster MOPS/MomsNext! Here you will experience authentic community, mothering support, personal growth, and spiritual hope, all to help you be the best mom possible!!




Our Meetings

Westminster MOPS/MomsNext meets on the first Thursday of the month during the school year, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m and the first Wednesday of the month from 6:30-8:00p.m. At our meetings you will enjoy food, fellowship, games, speakers, crafts, small group discussions, and quality childcare.

2018/19 Meeting Dates will be announced later in the summer.

Optional Book Study

For those moms wanting more spiritual renewal from their MOPS/MomsNext experience, we offer an optional book study with dates and times TBD each semester.


While you enjoy yourself in our MOPS/MomsNext meeting, your children are cared for by dedicated and qualified Westminster volunteers. The MOPS kids ministry is not just two hours of babysitting. Children are divided into age-appropriate groups and enjoy stories, crafts, games, singing, and other activities. If you are ever needed for any reason, a MOPS KIDS worker will notify you.

Come Check Us Out

If you think Westminster MOPS/MomsNext might be for you, please join us at our next meeting! Your first meeting is FREE! However, pre-registration is highly recommended so that we can be sure to arrange a warm welcome for you and your children.

Click here to Pre-register for our next meeting.

Dues and Fees

If you decide to join us, dues are as follows
(scholarships are available in cases of financial need):

$31.95 MOPS International annual membership, which includes a one-year subscription to MOPS Magazine, weekly Mom-E-Mail devotionals, and a membership kit of goodies, and access to the MOPS blog and other great online resources.

Annual dues of $40 are required. Mid-term registrations will be pro-rated at the rate of $5.00 per meeting. These dues defray the cost of childcare, crafts, and meeting expenses.

To Help

If you or someone you know would like to support our ministry, there are many ways to help!

Childcare: We are currently recruiting both MOPS KIDS childcare workers (for preschool children) and supervisors for MomsNext homeschoolers (school-age children). We provide free training, and each additional childcare worker allows up to six more moms to attend our meetings.

Financial Support: If you would like to support this ministry by providing a scholarship for a mom in need, please contact us using the information below.

Contact Us

For more information, to volunteer, or to register:

Westminster MOPS/MomsNext
Westminster Reformed Presbyterian Church
3488 Godwin Blvd., Suffolk, VA 23434

We are also on Facebook!