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-Bergheim focuses on mothers new to Heidelberg and/or Germany! ALL women who are pregnant or have young children (birth through kindergarten) are invited to join.
WHAT DO WE DO?MOPS Heidelberg-Bergheim meets once a month from September to May. Moms enjoy breakfast and a short program before dividing into small groups for discussion. Mentor moms offer a healthy dose of encouragement and perspective, while creative activities and projects help us to reach our full potential and beyond!
DO I HAVE TO SPEAK ENGLISH?Meetings are conducted in English with German translation if needed. Please feel free to speak in either English or German during discussion group time.
IS CHILDCARE PROVIDED?YES! While moms meet together in MOPS, your little ones are loved and encouraged in MOPPETS. With playtime, stories, singing, crafts and snacks, is more than babysitting! It’s a childcare program your children will benefit from and enjoy! Advance registration required.
IS THERE A FEE?There will be an annual membership fee, cost will be set as we draw nearer to registration time. Membership benefits include for example:
HOW DO I BECOME A MEMBER?If you’d like to become a registered member of our group, you can complete our
WHERE AND WHEN DO WE MEET?Join us at one or both of our Heidelberg locations!
Our Bibleverse is Colossians 2:2“I want them to be encouraged and knit together by strong ties of love. I want them to have complete confidence that they understand God’s mysterious plan, which is Christ himself. In him lie hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.”
Lämmchen 1Lämmchen 1 is the group for children ages 0 – 3 years. Right after the announcements you can bring your child to us. Our staff take care of your child, in order that you can attend the Church service. Together we sing songs that already tell the little ones about our Lord Jesus. Reading books and having a little snack together is also part of our programme. If your child is not feeling well or does not feel comfortable with us, one of our staff will of course inform you about that. If child does not want to stay with us, you are free to stay in with your child or you also have the possibility to watch service from our room for nursing mothers. If you have any questions or want to know how your child liked it with us, we would love to give you answers.
Lämmchen 2Lämmchen 2 is the group for children ages 3 – 5 years (before school). After the announcements you can bring your child to us. The Sunday school service is there to facilitate an access to God and His word in a way that is appropriate for these kids. By telling exciting stories from the Bible, your child learns about who Jesus is, what His word tells us and what meaning it has in our lives. Furthermore, there is plenty of time to play, sing songs, do crafts and just have fun together. We also offer a little Snack for the group. It is our desire, to invest into these children, so we can pass on the love of God to them. We want to plant seeds of truth into their hearts, so they can get to know Jesus better and grow into “men and women after God´s own heart.”
Kleine Herde 1Kleine Herde 1 is the group for all children ages 6-8 (1st – 3rd grade). Right after announcements we can take your child with us to our group. The fun and exciting programme with stories from the bible, games, crafts, singing songs & praying together will help the children to learn truths about God, that help them in their every day lives. The Kids are encouraged to trust God as their loving father and live their lives together with Jesus. During and outside of the Kids service it is the goal of our team members to build up meaningful & impacting relationships to the children. So they may not only see a teacher in us, but also a friend and a person of trust, that listens to them, gives them advice and prays with them.
Kleine Herde 2Kleine Herde 2 is the group for children ages 9 years & older (or from 4th grade on). All these kids stay upstairs in the sanctuary for the time of Praise and Worship. We want to give them the opportunity to encounter and meet with God during this time of and develop a heart of Worship. After this time we start our own service downstairs in our Lounge. By praying together, studying God´s word, playing games and have a snack together, we want to create an atmosphere for these children, in which they can feel welcomed and accepted. It´s the purpose of this Kids Service that they grow personally as well as spiritually and are encouraged to have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. By studying Bible we teach the children about truths, which help them in their walk with God. They learn more and more about who God is, what He is like and what His heart is for them. We hope, that also outside of this Kids service, we can be there for your child, bless and encourage them.
MitarbeitFalls ihr ein Herz für Kinder habt und gerne im Kindergottesdienst mitwirken möchtet, schreibt eine E-Mail an office
"Jungschar" GroupEvery other friday 5:00 – 7:00 pm. For kids from 9-12 years. Games, fellowship and more. We meet every Friday in the facilities of Calvary Chapel HD. All kids are warmly invited to bring their friends.
"Teen Kreis" GroupFridays 5:00 – 7:00 pm. The “Teen-Kreis” group is an evening for all teens 12 years and older. We meet every Friday in the facilities of Calvary Chapel HD. We will have food, games, fellowship, bible study, music and much more. All Teens are warmly invited!