Join us for MOPS 2016-2017!

This year's theme is...
Being Starry Eyed means we have Wonder, Hope and Kindness - in the darkness and in the light.

If you're new to MOPS - we encourage you to come check us out!

We have fun, uplifting meetings focused on building strong bonds with other women, taking a break from momming and hearing a great speaker or doing a craft (no - we're not "Pinterest perfect" - but we have fun!). All denominations are welcome. You must have one child who is not yet in kindergarten to be a member of MOPS.

Meetings are held at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, Sioux Falls from 9-11am.

We meet once a month and childcare is provided in the church's children's room.

Our dates this year are:
Sept 9, Oct 14, Nov 18, Dec 9, Jan 6, Feb 3, Mar 10, Apr 7, May 12

Hope to see you at MOPS!

All Are Welcome!

Welcome to Sioux Falls Gloria Dei MOPS

We are a MOPS group that meets at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church on the second Friday of the month, from September through May! We offer a variety of meeting topics ranging from guest speakers, to panel discussions, to crafts, to yoga, and anything in between.

Our meetings are from 9:00a to 11:00a beginning with breakfast and a small ice breaker, then the main meeting topic, and a closing. We are a casual group. This structure gives us something to follow each month, but we leave time for chatting and catching up too. Childcare is available for the Moppets, during the meeting time. We have a loving group of volunteers who will care for your child just down the hall from the meeting, and your young ones (under 8 months or so) can hang with you during the meeting if you'd like. The mentor moms like to snuggle babies too! You do not have to be a member of Gloria Dei Church to join us at MOPS - all are welcome, bring a friend too!

MOPS provides a Christ-centered, caring ministry for mothers of children from birth-kindergarten.

MOPS cares that all women...

  • Have a safe place to be themselves.
  • Grow to be all they can as a wife, mother, and friend.
  • Know and experience God's love.
In this high-stress period of a mother's life, she may feel inadequate, frightened, or lonely. Frequently these feelings go unresolved. MOPS is committed to meeting the needs of mothers by:

  • Creating an atmosphere of encouragement and acceptance.
  • Developing a sense of commitment to family, other women, church and community.
  • Providing opportunities for leadership, and contributing to a sense of self-worth and confidence.
  • Promoting spiritual growth by encouraging each woman to discover that Christ is relevant in her life.

All Moms are Welcome! - We have a place for you!

  • MOPS MOM: If you are a mom of any child under the age of 5 (not yet in kindergarten) - you are welcome to join us - you do not to have a preschooler to be part of this great group of moms. 
  • Mentor Mom: If you are a mom and all of your children are over 5, we would love to have you join us to chat with, support, and encourage our MOPS Moms.
  • Moppet Volunteer: If you love to love on kiddos, which allows us to give our moms a break we can always use Moppet (the children of the MOPS Moms) Volunteers.
    • One who refreshes others, will be refreshed. Proverbs 11:25
For more info on MOPS check out:

Questions or for more information - please email

Or call Cicely at 605-371-3737

Gloria Dei Lutheran Church

5500 E 57th St Sioux Falls, SD 57108

A Fierce Flourishing

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Join us as we begin our new year, A Fierce Flourishing!

Our first meeting, Rhythms, is Sept 11, 9-11 a.m. at gloria Dei Lutheran Church - All are welcome!

We are now accepting registrations, please email to request registration information or with any other questions.

In 2015-2016 we will be embracing rest, noticing goodness, and celebrating lavishly.
All in order to flourish fiercely.

Amazing First Meeting!

Wow!  What an incredible first meeting we had to kick off our 2014-2015.  Thank you for coming and sharing yourself and your children with us.  We are looking forward to another great year and welcoming in many new members that continue to find us!

Our calendar is now updated with upcoming meeting dates and playdates so check it out!  More updates to the site are coming this week!  See you in October!


A Beautiful Mess

"For we are what he has made us, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand to be our way of life." ~ Ephesians 2:10 (NRSV)

Motherhood is A Beautiful Mess.  It is a good and joyous work which God prepared before hand to be our way of life. Join us for another incredible year of MOPS!  Registration is now open for our 2013-2014 year.  It would be an honor for us to walk this incredible journey with you.  For more information, please contact our Coordinator Jessica Anderson @

Our Next Meeting

Our next meeting is March 22nd!
(click on below to go to Evite)

Thanks to everyone who was able to make it to last months meeting! 

Our next meeting is March 22nd and we have another great speaker! Come for some good breakfast, coffee, and socializing. 

To better staff our MOPPETS we are requesting that you RSVP with a Yes and comment the number of children you will be bringing. For this next meeting, 1 year olds will be in the nursery. 

Please feel free to forward this to anyone interested in joining. Hope to see you there!

Tutorial-Add An Adjustable Waist to Any Pants

Any of you Moms in our group have the problem that your kid's waist is too skinny for their pants? Instead of buying the expensive pants with adjustable waist, I decided to give this tutorial a try. I thought it looked pretty easy and something good to share with the group!

Just click below to be sent to the tutorial!