MOMS Membership Information
Holy Spirit Parish at Geist
Welcome to MOMS!
Your MOMS Facilitators
Sarah and Jen
What to Expect at a MOMS meeting
Our ministry is open to women with children of ALL ages. We have veteran mamas and brand new moms, and so much to share and learn from one another as we grow in faith!
Meetings start with an opening prayer and introductions, followed by a discussion on various topics related to our motherhood and our faith. Our time together wraps up with prayer intentions and a closing prayer. Attendance is not required every week to be a part of MOMs – just come when you are able.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions before you attend your first meeting!
MOMS on Thursday Mornings
9:45 to 11:15 am
Religious Ed Gathering Space
MOMS on Thursday Evenings
7:15 to 8:45 pm
Religious Ed Gathering Space
Our goal is for you to leave each meeting refreshed with something to encourage you in your vocation of motherhood in the week ahead. One of the most exciting things for us as your facilitators is to see how the topics we discuss bear fruit in your lives long after the meeting has ended, and to see the friendships you make here grow and bloom. Strengthening and encouraging mothers has a ripple effect, and we love being a part of it.
"A mosaic consists of thousands of little stones. Some are blue, some are green, some are yellow, some are gold. When we bring our faces close to the mosaic, we can admire the beauty of each stone. But as we step back from it, we can see that all these little stones reveal to us a beautiful picture, telling a story none of these stones can tell by itself.
That is what our life in community is about. Each of us is like a little stone, but together we reveal the face of God to the world. Nobody can say: "I make God visible." But others who see us together can say: "They make God visible." Community is where humility and glory touch."- Henri J.M. Nouwen
General schedule for the year
August: Parish Picnic, open registration, All MOMS Kickoff meeting
September: Regular Thursday meetings begin and run through May
October: MOMS Prayer Saturday: SoulCore, mass and breakfast
November: Thanksgiving Service Project
December: Adopt-a-Family Project
January: All MOMS New Year's Recharge Meeting
February: MOMS Saturday Morning of Reflection Retreat
March: Operation Easter Egg Service Project
April: Holy Week
May: Rosary, End of Year craft and brunch
June: Summer Kickoff family gathering, Thursday playdates at HSG playground
July: Thursday Playdates, VBS
A child care co-op is available at our morning meetings to make our ministry accessible to moms with young children at home. There is no childcare available at the evening meetings at this time, however, babies under 1 are welcome to come to the evening meeting with mom. If you would like to bring your children to our morning meetings, see information here.
Online Safe Environment Training
If you have a child in Noah's Place, please complete this online training through the diocese. Let us know when you have completed the training! Thank you in advance for helping us be compliant with this regulation!
Meals on Wheels
even take your kids along. It's an easy, rewarding, charitable way to
help out our community. Kelly A. coordinates our monthly
volunteer commitment and would be happy to train anyone who missed our
initial training with Meals on Wheels. Just let Kelly know or comment
on the Volunteer Spot if you would like to help!! We are still in
need of drivers for upcoming dates!
Sign up for Meals on Wheels volunteer http://vols.pt/Nca2QG on
Prayer and Pilates
Several times each semester, our Mind/Body/Soul facilitator, Molly, will lead us in some relaxing and strengthening exercises and a devotion focused on our spiritual growth and connection. We all look forward to this time as Molly enriches us by being a wonderful instructor and also a gentle and thoughtful woman of faith.
Please see note from Molly below about her background and what she brings to her Prayer and Pilates meetings!
I received my Pilates Certification through the Pilates Center of Cincinnati in 1999. I taught there for several years before Steve & I moved to Austin, TX. In Austin, I led group Pilates Mat & Reformer Classes, as well as a full schedule of private clients. Since having babies & moving back to the mid-west (first Columbus, OH & now Indy) I have taught sporadically at a few small Pilates/Yoga Studios and also to my friends & moms groups.
I LOVE teaching & I love teaching our wonderful group of moms here!! My favorite thing about Pilates - and I try to bring this to my classes - is that the movements & body awareness principles can be applied to any other aspect of our days. Pilates principles are not just for the gym! I try to make my classes for everyone - I will provide modifications for those managing an injury, pregnancy, recently post-partum or anything else going on in your body! And I will give advanced variations for those ready to push a little further:) If you've taken my classes before, you know that one of my favorite quotes is "Workout because you love your body, not because you hate it". So, whatever life-stage you are in, whatever you are going through physically, needing a spiritual refill....do yourself a favor & come to one of my classes with the MOMS. Dress comfortably, bring a yoga mat or large towel, a bottle of water and an open heart. Pilates is done barefoot!
Also, follow or join Molly on Pinterest as we grow in fitness and in faith.https://www.pinterest.com/molly_wowk/faith-fitness-holy-spirit-moms-ministry/
MOMS Leadership 2016-17
Membership: Chrissy Pearson
Finance: Dawn Underwood
Finance and Noah's Place: Shannon Hughes
Outreach: Michelle Quagliaroli and Erin Leonard
Mind/Body/Soul Facilitator: Molly Wowk
Prayer Facilitator: Ashley Searcy
Meals on Wheels: Kelly Anderson
Thank you to our leadership team for all of the time they put into making this ministry so special. If you would also like to lend your talents and energies to our ministry leadership, please let us know!