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MUMS stands for Moms Uplifting Moms in the preschool years. We are Moms with kids from pregnancy through kindergarten age who want to encourage, nurture, and refresh one another, making our mothering substantial. MUMS is a resource for information on mommy-hood and a wonderful network for building relationships with other moms.

Immanuel Bible Church's MUMS meets once a month. We do not have childcare during our meetings; we love our kids, but this is a moms-only night (nursing infants are welcome, though). We have good food, great speakers, and quality time for round-table discussion in small groups. We have a wide range of ages, backgrounds, lifestyles, and children, but we all share a desire to be the best mothers we can be. Our speakers and our mentors are top-notch women who recognize how important the years from infancy through kindergarten are for kids and their moms. We also have special activities throughout the year, both for moms and for their young ones, helping build relationships with one another.

At a time when it is normal to feel tired, overwhelmed, and under appreciated, MUMS is a place where we can come together with other moms for friendship, support and encouragement! We hope you join us this year!

Meetings are held in Rooms A209-211 at Immanuel Bible Church, 7:30-9pm.

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This Year's Theme: Thriving in Motherhood

“He is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither. In all that he does, he prospers.”
--Psalm 1:3

Motherhood. What comes to mind when you hear that word?

In this season of motherhood it’s easy to feel like you’re doing all you can to simply survive. It can feel never ending or like you’re just keeping things afloat, but not much more. Don’t get me wrong; most of the time we love motherhood. Other times, it’s far more difficult. Or maybe that’s reversed for you.

But would you say you thrive? Merriam-Webster defines thriving as growing vigorously, progressing toward a goal despite or because of circumstances.

Do you know that’s what God wants for you? He wants you to thrive. He wants you to have joy and to delight in Him. He wants you to live the abundant life Christ came to give you.

Psalm 1 tells us we are blessed when we delight in the Lord’s instruction. That we are like a tree planted near the water that is fed and nourished no matter the circumstances around it because its roots can reach the source of water; that’s healthy, thriving, not shriveled up, and bearing fruit in its season.

Even in this season you can still thrive in your faith and knowledge of God’s word. Having a baby shouldn’t hit the pause button on your faith. God knows your season and circumstances. He gave them to you! It will certainly look different and will be hard, but we grow through the hard. That’s the “vigorously” part of thriving. Even those small, tiny, itsy-bitsy nuggets of time you can spend in the Word will add up over time. And just as you slowly, very slowly sometimes, see growth in your children, so will you see in your relationship with Jesus Christ.

So plant yourself by the streams of living water. Delight in His word. Grow in His truths. Thrive.

Meeting Format

The following will give you an idea of what goes on at our meetings:

7:30pm Arrive / Greet / Eat

When you register, you are assigned to a small group of moms that sit at the same table number all year long. We will have hot tea, coffee and dessert.

7:45 Announcements / Games / Giveaways

8:00 Speaker

Sample topics for this year include how to study the Bible practically in this season, mom anger, organizing priorities and knowing your child to lead their heart. Speakers are typically women from IBC and will provide a biblical perspective on issues moms face every day.

8:35 Table Time

Discussion and fellowship time at your table led by table leaders and mentor moms.

9:00 End

MUMS Mentor Moms

Each table is assigned a MUMS Mentor Mom. This is a mother whose children are grown, and has volunteered to be actively involved in the lives of younger mothers. They are a great source of information and advice. There are several fun moms nights scheduled with the MUMS mentor moms. This allows you a chance to get to know them and ask questions about your experiences.

Resources and FAQS

IS THIS FOR ALL MOMS? While we have a wide range of ages, backgrounds, and children, this is a group for moms with kids from pregnancy through kindergarten age. Immanuel has another wonderful group for moms with kids in the elementary years – EMOMS.

WHAT WILL THE MONTHLY MEETINGS LOOK LIKE? Our meetings include dessert together, uplifting speakers, and discussion time in a small group with other moms in the same season of life. Each small group has its own Mentor Mom to encourage and support us during these important years of mothering. In addition to the monthly meetings, we have periodic special activities for fellowship and fun.

HOW DO I REGISTER? You can register online at the top of this page. Registration is only $30 for the whole year! If you will only be able to make a few meetings, we will have walk-in registration available for $5 per meeting.

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