Teen MOPS

Teen MOPS is dedicated to meeting the needs of every mother of preschoolers, including teenage girls who try to fill the role of "mom" while they are still growing up themselves.
 
There are about 100 Teen MOPS groups in the United States and Canada that provide a faith-based, supportive, non-judgmental environment where teen moms can come together for support and encouragement. In Teen MOPS, the teaching, activities and friendships are all focused on the very distinct needs of teenagers. Teen MOPS helps teen moms become more self-sufficient, confident, mature, giving and self-aware young women.
 
First United Methodist Church is the home for this community's Teen MOPS, which meets each Wednesday evening and has been helping with our Feed the Kids backpack program, among other service projects.
 Teen MOPS Teen MOPS offers:
  • Bible-based teaching by women past their teen years who can share insights on motherhood, child rearing, relationships, and other topics of interest to teen moms.
  • Discussion groups in an open, caring atmosphere where moms are free to share their ideas and feelings with each other.
  • The opportunity to express creativity through crafts and life-skills.
  • Leadership training and development.
  • A chance to be with other teen moms who share similar circumstances.
  • A place of encouragement, where motherhood is valued and women are special, no matter what their status, education, or personal issues.
  • The opportunity to build friendships with MOPS Mentors.
  • The safe and positive environment of MOPPETS for children to receive Christian love and teaching
Volunteers are welcome, as are gently used clothes for infants and young children as well as diapers.