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Mommy Moments

A time for mothers to be refreshed, renewed and refocused 

What is Mommy Moments?

Mommy Moments is a ministry for mothers and soon-to-be mothers of young children. It is a weekly gathering that encourages women in their parenting, their marriages, and their life at home.  As care-takers, we face daily the challenge of balancing parenting, marriage, and life at home.  Mommy Moments recognizes the essential need for mothers to take time to renew and refocus. We provide the environment for socializing and learning alongside other women who understand the difficulties and rewards of family life. When we take care of ourselves, we are better able to take care of those we love.

When are the meetings?

Mommy Moments meets Monday mornings from 9:15 to 11:15 a.m. at First Church Peoria. Children may be dropped off at 9:10 a.m. The program year runs from September  through May. The programs rotate among Bible Study, Just for fun, and Educational topics.

Schedule of Events - January thru May 2017

Where are the meetings?

Mommy Moments meets in  the Gathering Space in the new addition of the First Church Peoria campus. Free parking is available in the lot next to the building.

What should I expect?

Mommy Moments is not a play date. Rather it is a time for mothers to be refreshed, renewed, and refocused, so they can better care for their children. Each week there is social time with refreshments, door prizes, announcements and prayer. Afterward is a prepared program that varies each week from Bible study, to a professional speaker, to an open forum when issues are discussed that are common among moms with small children. Expect to meet new friends with shared experiences. Expect to laugh and to be understood. Expect to have fun and to learn. Expect to look forward to Monday mornings.

What about the children?

While the mothers are meeting, the children participate in an excellent and well-planned pre-school program called Tot Time (and it is free!). Childcare workers are screened, trained and experienced. The same workers will care for your children each week so so they will get to know your child as an individual and will know how to care specifically for his/her needs. Infants up to 2 years old are cared for in two nursery rooms (one for infants and one for walkers). Children age 2-5 engage in pre-school activities that teach about Christ’s love for them. If you are nursing or have a child that you want to keep with you, you are welcome to bring your child down to the meeting with the other moms.

Who can attend Mommy Moments?

Mommy Moments is open to all mothers who can benefit from the programming and childcare. Attendees do not need to be affiliated with First Church Peoria. In fact, about 50% of Mommy Moments participants do not attend First Church Peoria. So, please join us. Invite a friend to come too, and see why this group has been an attraction for over 10 years.

What have people been saying about Mommy Moments?

"Mommy Moments has been a nice jump-start to my week. It offers tips to be a better mother, it has given me good questions to ask about my faith walk, and my son really enjoys the tot time program so I feel that MM is hugely beneficial to him."

How do I register for Mommy Moments?

Have you signed up for Mommy Moments? Fill out a registration form for yourself (Mommy Moments Registration) and one for each of the children you will bring with you (Tot Time Registration) then come to our next meeting.

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You may email questions to mommymoments@fumcpeoria.org or call the church office at 309-673-3641.

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