MOMs has planned some online gatherings over the next few weeks for any mom (specifically moms from baby-elementary aged kids) looking for encouragement and community.

Follow us on Instagram for a schedule, updates and more during the month of April.
Instagram: @grovemoms.

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.

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

To receive updates about our next semester & registration reminders, please sign up for our information email list.

VOLUNTEERS

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: We have 150 kids registered this semester and are in urgent need of more childcare volunteers. We currently have mom’s on a wait list in hopes to get into this semester. If you or anyone you know are interested, please don’t hesitate to contact Vanessa, our childcare coordinator.

  • 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.

LEADERSHIP TEAM

LAURIE

My name is Laurie Pauls. I feel most alive when I am singing and dancing to music, sitting around a fire with friends or when I have ah-ha moments that change me forever. I have been married to Josh for 13 years. Just like marriage, motherhood has stretched me and grown me in ways I never could have imagined. Kaylin (age 8) and Raya (age 6) are the rain and sunshine that God is using to grow me up. I am passionate about extending hope and encouragement to fellow moms going through some of the most amazing and most difficult moments in our lives as we raise children. God has been gradually calling me out of my comfort zone on the MOMs leadership team by adding responsibilities one at a time. This year I have found myself leading
the leadership team, semester planning, and coordinating table leaders, mentor moms and speakers. I am humbled to be entrusted with these responsibilities and I will continue looking to the Holy Spirit for wisdom, strength, help, and His redeeming power to even use my mistakes along the way. I am thrilled to be serving alongside these other wonderful women and experience what this year of MOMs has in store for all of us!

CLOE

My name is Cloe Wiens. My husband, Kyle and I have been married for 4 years and we have two children, Lukas (2) and Lyla (9 months). As a family we love to go on road trips, play disc golf and spend time with friends. I also serve as a leader at our youth group every Friday night. I have loved getting to know young adults that are on the leadership teams but also love the youth students that we get to hang out with. This is my 4th semester attending MOMs and my 2nd semester on the leadership team. This year, I am taking on the role of registration coordination, communications and treasurer. I’ve been so thankful for the way the MOMs program has helped me in my parenting journey so I am very excited to be a part of the planning and preparation of it all.

STEPH

My husband Jon and I celebrated six years of marriage this year. We have a two-year-old daughter named Emery, and a son named Eli who was born in May. I enjoy spending time with my family – outside, on family trips, or watching our kids experience new things; DIY projects; decorating our home; organizing; trying new recipes; planning parties; and being with people! When I’m not busy keeping up with our kids (or on mat leave), I work part-time at an orthodontic office where I love meeting and interacting with the families who come to our office. I have attended the MOMs program for the last two years. I’m thankful for the opportunity that this program has given me to meet new people, to be encouraged and refreshed, and to be supported in this new journey through parenthood. My role on the MOMs leadership team is MC, semester planning, and the prayer e-mail.

JANETTE

My name is Janette Willms and I am the childcare coordinator. My husband Andrew and I have three lovely daugters: Maia (6), Hannah (4) and Esme (18months). We love listening and dancing to loud music, reading books, spending time outside, travelling to Phoenix to warm up when the opportunity arises, and travelling to Calgary to visit family. I have enjoyed my role at MOMs for the last 3 years. This role is very inspiring to me as I have met all kinds of volunteers who have expressed a real desire to give moms a break, and especially as I see how God continually provides for this program to function effectively. Looking forward to another semester!

VANESSA

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.

Heidi

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.

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