WHAT IS MOMs
Morning Out for Moms (MOMs) is a ministry of Forest Grove Community Church that provides moms of young children with a weekly morning out and an opportunity to connect with other moms.
We invite you to join us Tuesday mornings to relax, drink some coffee, eat breakfast, and enjoy some time being encouraged and inspired in your role as a mom and woman. You will get the morning to “re-fuel” while your children are cared for in a safe and loving atmosphere by excellent volunteers.
A typical schedule for a Tuesday morning looks like this:
- 9:15 – Drop off your child(ren)
- 9:20 – Breakfast Buffet (Provided*)
- 9:55 – Welcome and Speaker / Feature
- 10:55 – Table Discussion / Feature
- 11:15 – Pick up your child(ren)
*Moms are assigned one Tuesday within the semester to bring baking or breakfast items.
Each semester runs for 10 weeks and includes various speakers and features related to being a mom. Because we provide childcare, the program is by registration only and is limited to the number of childcare spots we have available.
WINTER SEMESTER 2020
Unfortunately, our Winter 2020 semester is full. We encourage you to put your name on the wait list by emailing Cloe Roach. There are often mom’s who need to retract their registration due to unforeseen circumstances so it’s worth it to email Cloe. Please include the names and ages of your children that will require childcare.
Because we are a volunteer run program, we rely on our volunteers to help with childcare. Often, we have space for mom’s to join but no space for the amount of children that come along with us. If you know of anyone that might be available to help us out with childcare, please email our childcare coordinator, Vanessa Dobson
Morning Out for Moms is a program run entirely by volunteers. We are always looking for more people to join our team of moms, students, retirees, and others that have Tuesday mornings free. If you have a heart for caring for young children or blessing busy moms with a chance to refresh & refocus, please contact us by sending an email
Childcare Workers: There are well over 100 children to care for each Tuesday morning during our program. We are always looking for more childcare workers, as this means we can allow more moms to attend.
- Commitment: Tuesdays from 9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. (We love volunteers that can commit to the full 10 week semester, but also appreciate those that can fill in whenever they can.)
- These volunteers are assigned to an age-specific room (babies, 12-18 months; 18-24 months; 2, 3 or 4+ year olds), and work alongside several other volunteers to provide care, serve snacks, read stories, play games, etc. for the children.
Kitchen Workers: Each Tuesday we serve breakfast to the women that attend, and have a group of volunteers that prepare, serve, and clean up the meal.
- Commitment: Tuesdays from 7:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.
My name is Vanessa Dobson and I’ll be working with Janette coordinating childcare. My husband, Jamie, and I have been married 12 years and have four awesome kids: Ethan (8), Owen (6), Finley (4), and Margaret (2). Apart from raising the kids I also work half time as a nurse and am taking online courses to upgrade my degree. Joining the leadership team has been on my heart for a while but with how crazy and busy life is it wasn’t hard to find reasons to let someone else take charge. The past few semesters I’ve sat at a table with Laurie and seeing her passion for this program and watching the morning sessions evolve under her spirit led leadership has pushed me to step up and out in faith, trusting God to make space and time in my life and use whatever gifts He has given me for his works. I’m so thankful for the role this MOM’s program has played in my life and am excited to see what God has in store for this next semester.
My name is Heidi Stobbe and I’ve been married to Dallas for 12 years. We have four children: Elijah (8) Tyson (6) Everly (5) and Talia (2). We enjoy being outside together biking, exploring, playing sports and being with friends and family. I’ve been attending moms for five years now and it has brought so much life and growth to me. Living in community with other moms being open and honest about the tough and beautiful moments, has meant so much to me and I am so excited to be apart of something so great.