St. Mark’s, Harvey, is a Community Mission Appeal (CMA) grant recipient. Your donation to the CMA fund is helping churches, like St. Mark’s, provide important and life-changing community ministry. Click here learn more about CMA.
by Yvonne James, Vestry Member, St. Mark’s
The CMA Grant has allowed St. Mark’s in Harvey to partner with the Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) program. St. Mark’s provides a welcoming place where young mothers can come together to talk, share, learn, form friendships and enjoy adult conversations. Most of these moms are new to the area having been relocated with the military or job transfers. Some of the younger children have never been separated from their mother. We do have tears, but they usually dry up quickly once the children are escorted to the playroom. Church members provide childcare while the mothers get a needed break. MOPS is a wonderful addition to the Westbank community since many families are transient and have no relatives close by. Our third year of the MOPS program will start in September. All are welcome!
Mission and Vision of MOPS International: MOPS International encourages and equips moms of young children to realize their potential as mothers, women and leaders, in relationship with Jesus, and in partnership with the local church.