Belvoir MOPS fosters authentic community where women are empowered, equipped, and inspired in their roles as mothers, spouses, leaders, and members of the military community. MOPS provides mothering support, personal growth, and spiritual hope that in turn promotes family readiness and resiliency
Where and when? | We meet at the REC at Belvoir Chapel 5950 12th Street Building #101.
We meet on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday evenings, and we also meet during the day for Mommy & Me Meetups every other Tuesday. In addition to our meetings and meet ups, we offer VIRTUAL naptime enhancement series once a month
Our evening meetings begin at 7:00pm and end at 9:00pm. Our daytime Mommy & Me Meetups will typically take place late mornings to allow for school drop offs and morning routines. As a rule, when Fairfax County Public Schools are closed or delayed, MOPS is cancelled.
What do we do at MOPS? | Belvoir MOPS is a place designed especially for moms! While no MOPS meeting is exactly the same, we generally follow the same format:
Each meeting typically has amzing food! We take turns making food and use a sign up so that each time it is diverse and filling! We love food and even vote on and share the recipes for our favorite dishes. ***We are still getting update on what will be allowed for food to be served at our meetings, so this may be very different.
While you eat, we promise that your food will be hot and you won't have to rush! Get to know your table group and enjoy being able to talk with other moms. You could even grab a second cup of hot coffee to enjoy with your dessert.
We usually have announcements and door prizes before a speaker shares a relevant or inspiring topic geared toward this season in life.
Afterward, we discuss what the speaker talked about at our tables, or discussion groups. Each group is lead by a Discussion Group Leader and a Mentor Mom. These moms share their own experience and help guide conversation to provide practical tools and insight. We develop relationships and grow personally by confidentially and honestly sharing our triumphs and struggles.
We like to try new things and be creative. Some meetings will be centered around a craft or service project.
While your children will eventually grow up, you'll never outgrow what you gain at MOPS. MOPS equips you with parenting knowledge and leadership skills to better influence your family, community and world.
What do our kids do at MOPS? | While we are enjoying our time in our meetings, if you are utilizing our limited watchcare option, your children are being lovingly cared for in our MOPS Kids program, designed for children aged 1 year to age 12. Babies under a year old are welcome to stay with you in our meetings. Drop off begins at 6:45 and pick up is at 9:00. Please read over our MOPS Kids policies for more information about MOPS Kids.