MOPS - Mothers of Preschoolers

MOPS Heidelberg - Better Moms Make A Better World


WHAT IS MOPS?

MOPS stands for "Mothers of Preschoolers" and is designed to provide support, encouragement, and hope to an international community of moms just like you! MOPS Heidelberg are mothers who live in or around Heidelberg, whether new or already settled in the area. Our mothers come from around the world! ALL women who are pregnant or have young children (birth through kindergarten) are invited to join us. As of this year we will offer translation of the main program topics and will have both German and English discussion groups. So, of course German moms are most welcome, too!

We are a local chapter of an international organization. “MOPS International exists to encourage, equip and develop every mother of preschoolers to realize her potential as a woman, mother and leader in the name of Jesus Christ.” (see www.MOPS.org for more information)

Watch our Youtube trailer to get a first impressions of MOPS:

WHAT DO WE DO?

MOPS Heidelberg generally meets the 3rd Friday morning each month from September to June. Moms enjoy breakfast and a short program before dividing into small groups for discussion. We also offer small groups on the other Friday mornings. Next to morning meetings, many additional events and activities are offered throughout the year like date nights out, ladies nights out, evening meetings, fundraisers and fun playdates.

Some sample meeting topics include:

  • How to bring out the best in every child
  • Becoming parents who say yes
  • Becoming man whisperers
  • How to deal with anger
  • Creative Activities

DO I HAVE TO SPEAK ENGLISH?

Meetings are conducted in English but will be translated in German and discussion groups are available in both languages.

IS CHILDCARE PROVIDED?

YES! While moms meet together in MOPS, your little ones are loved and encouraged in MOPS KIDS. With playtime, stories, singing, crafts and snacks, MOPS KIDS is more than babysitting! It’s a childcare program your children will benefit from and enjoy! Advance registration required.

WHERE AND WHEN DO WE MEET?

All our morning events are held at :


Freie evangelische Gemeinde Heidelberg
Haberstraße 19
69126 Heidelberg (Rohrbach-Süd)

Meetings start at 9:30am, but if using childcare you need to check-in your child/ren at 9:15am. To know the exact dates of all our meetings this year, please look at our Calendar of Events.

IS THERE A FEE?

There is an annual membership fee of €25. Membership benefits include:

  • Invitation to all MOPS Heidelberg meetings and events
  • A Special Welcome Package with some personal gifts
and free child care.

You are welcome to visit 2 events before deciding to join as a member for the year!

HOW DO I BECOME A MEMBER?

If you are planning on using MOPS KIDS childcare, please download the MOPS Registration form. Fill it out and bring it to the next meeting. You can also receive a copy of this form at the meetings.

GENERAL ENQUIRIES

If you have questions or would like additional information, please contact MOPS.heidelberg [at] feg-heidelberg.de.