Encouragement for Moms

MOPS brings together moms of young children as we embrace the journey of early motherhood. MOPS provides a community for mothers with children from birth – kindergarten. We gather regularly on Thursday mornings for breakfast and coffee, wonderful speakers and meaningful fellowship!

REGISTER 2023-24

Join us for the 2023-2024 year of MOPS

What Do You Do At MOPS?

We meet on Thursdays from September until early May. At our meetings we hear inspiring messages from speakers and connect through discussions and care groups. MOPS meetings are designed to bring you a morning of rest, fellowship, and education. A typical meeting includes:

Practical Help: Need some inspiration? Most meetings include a speaker who will offer practical insights into the issues that are important to you as a mom.

Personal Mentoring: Meet a Mentor Mom who has been through it all and has great advice and a willing ear.

Time to Chat: At each meeting there is time to get to know other moms in an accepting small group atmosphere.

Sometimes You’ll Get Crafty: We like to try new things and be creative!

Learn to Lead: MOPS groups are organized and run by mothers. Looking for a way to get involved? There are opportunities to gain leadership skills through the experience provided by MOPS.


MOPS Kids is a special program just for our little ones! While you are enjoying a special morning, your children are enjoying playtime with nurturing caregivers. For older children, this includes stories, crafts, and songs.

Interested in learning more about MOPS International? LEARN MORE

Meeting Times

Several Thursdays a month from 9:30-11:30am, September-May

McLean Presbyterian Church
1020 Balls Hill Road, McLean, VA 22101


Meeting Dates: 
September 21
October 5, 19
November 2, 16
December 7
January 4, 18
February 1, 15
March 7, 21
April 4, 18
May 2, 16


Mom only: $80 half-year | $125 full-year

Mom + children: $110 half-year | $180 full-year
Scholarships are available. 

Cancellation Policy: If you register and are unable to attend, refunds will be issued prior to the first meeting (September 21, 2023). However, $32 will be deducted from your refund to cover the non-refundable MOPS International dues. We cannot offer refunds after the first meeting. We do not prorate, however, you may register for just one semester.

Summer 2023 Playdates

You’re invited to our Summer MOPS Playdates!
9:30-11:30am; drinks and light snacks provided. 

  • June 15 — McLean Central Park, McLean, VA
  • July 13 — Glyndon Park, Vienna, VA
  • August 10 — Ratcliffe Park, Fairfax, VA
  • September 14 — McLean Central Park, McLean, VA


Lexie Howe & Anne Custer
[email protected]