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 0–12 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.
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.
“When I was 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 was a
perfect resource as I began to seek out just what that meant to me.
The materials used and the weekly discussions led me to a wealth
of knowledge, understanding and insights that helped me grow
spiritually and in turn allowed me to feed my family spiritually as well.”
— Ellen Ericson, member
Great Expectations Baby Shower
Sunday, June 14
12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
All parents who are either expecting a new child or who have welcomed a new child into their home within in the past year are invited to attend our Great Expectations Baby Shower on Sunday, June 14, at 12:30 p.m. in the Randolph Room. This luncheon is a great opportunity to meet and connect with other young families at the church and to learn more about Fourth Church’s Children and Family Ministry.
If you are interested in attending the Great Expectations Baby Shower, please RSVP to Matt Helms (firstname.lastname@example.org) so that we can make sure to have enough food!
Lincoln Park Group
Meets every other Friday morning from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.
Meets Thursday mornings from 10:15 to 11:15 a.m.
in the 4C Lounge of the Gratz Center (126 E. Chestnut St.)
Wednesday Evening Moms’ Group
Meets the second Wednesday of every month
from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m.
To RSVP for a Moms’ Group, email Matt Helms