Motherhood is both rewarding and challenging, a role that may leave some wanting time to connect with friends. If you are expecting or have children up to twelve years of age, you are invited to join a Fourth Church Moms’ Group, a place where you can come to make new friends and explore how faith can be a strong resource throughout parenthood. Groups typically meet for eight to twelve weeks and are organized by neighborhood and children’s ages.
Ongoing Moms’ Groups Opportunities
Expecting mothers and those with children ages 0–8 are invited to join a neighborhood Moms’ Group. Babysitters are provided, so moms are free to participate in discussions, or babies can stay with their moms.
Mothers of children ages 2–12 are invited to join a bimonthly Moms’ Group. Meetings are held first and fourth Sundays from 9:15 to 10:30 a.m. in the Fourth Floor Lounge of the Gratz Center
(126 E. Chestnut St.).
Both groups participate in occasional social outings and service projects, and they host the biannual Great Expectations Baby Shower for expectant moms at Fourth Church and those who recently welcomed a new child into their household.
“As a mom of preschoolers (ages 4 and 2), I found myself struggling
to keep hold of myself and be the best mom and wife to my family.
I realized in order to be continually rejuvenated I needed a firmer
grasp on my relationship with God. The Fourth Moms’ Group has been a
perfect resource as I began to seek out just what that meant to me.
The materials used and the weekly discussions have led me to a wealth
of knowledge, understanding and insights that have helped me grow
spiritually and in turn allows me to feed my family spiritually as well.”
— Ellen Ericson, member
Current Group Schedules
Lincoln Park Group
Meets Monday mornings from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m.
Meets Tuesday mornings from 10:00 to 11:15 a.m.
in the Fourth Floor Lounge in the Gratz Center
at Fourth Church (126 E. Chestnut St.)
Wednesday Evening Moms’ Group
Meets the second Wednesday of every month
from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m.
Sunday Morning Moms’ Group
Meets the first and fourth Sundays of the month,
starting September 22, from 9:15 to 10:30 a.m.
in the Fourth Floor Lounge of the Gratz Center
To RSVP for a Moms’ Group, email Liz Nickerson.