Lakes Area MOPS


Lakes Area MOPS has strived to ensure complete coverage of our MOPPETS so that no mom has to do a rotation in MOPPETS. There are a variety of circumstances and reasons as to why complete coverage would not be available for a particular meeting, but one thing remains, we need to fulfill a ratio of only 5 children per 1 adult.

Though we pray for continued growth in our volunteer base, the Steering Team has implemented the MOPPETS LOTTERY to ensure complete coverage in MOPPETS. We know the importance of quality childcare and hope that you are all willing to do your part in sustaining the Moppets program.

The MOPPETS Lottery Program works as follows:

1. All moms who have a child in our MOPPETS program will have their name put in a bowl – this rotation will be called THE FIRST LOTTERY. (Please note this does not include moms who do NOT have a child in MOPPETS – so if you can find alternative childcare it would be a bonus as you would have your name taken out of the Lottery)
2. You may receive an email if we know in advance the number of volunteers needed to cover the next meeting. This will allow anyone who knows of a volunteer to contact a MOPPETS leader to get a particular spot covered. If you provide a person to work a spot in one of our meetings, your name will be taken out of “The First Lottery”.
3. If any mom wishing to go ahead and volunteer to get their spot out of the way, they are free to do so and their name will be taken out of the “First Lottery.”
4. If anyone provides a volunteer that can cover all of our meetings their name will be taken out of not only our “First Lottery” but any subsequent Lottery needed.
5. Before each meeting we will determine what our need is to fill MOPPET volunteer spots. If there is a need, we will draw names from the fish bowl for coverage. For example, if one Moppets worker calls in sick the morning of our meeting then we will draw the name of a mother in our meeting to fill the spot in MOPPETS.
6. If the year progresses and we run out of names in our bowl, we will then put all of the names back in for “The Second Lottery” and the process will begin again.

While this is nowhere near a perfect system, the Steering Team has prayed that it will be acceptable to all and more importantly we won’t have to utilize it. We are constantly looking for and speaking with possible volunteers or those individuals who can help us find volunteers.

If you as a member of our MOPS group find yourself having to take your turn in MOPPETS, please remember John 13:4-5, 12-17: “So he got up from the table, took off his robe, wrapped a towel around his waist, and poured water into a basin. Then he began to wash the disciples’ feet and to wipe them with the towel he had around him… After washing their feet, he put on his robe again and sat down and asked “Do you understand what I was doing? You call me ‘Teacher’ and ‘Lord’ and you are right, because it is true. And since I, the Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you ought to wash each other’s feet. I have given you an example to follow. Do as I have done to you. How true it is that a servant is not greater than the master. Nor are messengers more important than the one who sends them. You know these things – now do them! That is the path of blessing.”

In our MOPS group we hope that each one of you finds the support that is needed. In that, please know that sometimes you are called on to support your fellow MOPS Moms as well and that sacrifice is something we take very seriously.

If you have any questions regarding the Moppets Lottery program, please feel free contact Steph at 320.763.3170.