MOMS December Updates

Holy Spirit Parish at Geist

About MOMS

The Ministry of Mothers Sharing (MOMS) is a ministry for mothers at Holy Spirit to share their faith stories, experiences and traditions with other moms. Our Vision is to be a faith-filled ministry supporting and serving one another and our community with love, friendship, compassion, and laughter on our journey of motherhood.
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Grateful.

Hi, MOMS!


We are so grateful for the love and care you have shown one another over the past month. From the FIVE thanksgiving baskets you blessed families with to the prayers and emotional support you've offered each other, you've truly been Christ's hands and feet on this earth. Keep letting your beautiful lights shine.



With love,

Your MOMS Facilitators

Sarah and Jen


PS If you are new to our ministry, click here for general info and registration details.

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Adopt-a-Family

SignUp.com: http://signup.com/go/VkqZuj


Merry Christmas, MOMS! This is the sign up for our Adopt A Family this year. I think we can really help to make this Christmas very special for this wonderful family. If you sign up for a spot that is set up for multiple people to bring in an item, please leave a comment as to what you are bringing. For example, 5 spots available for family movies.- in the comments write the name of the movie you purchased. Thank you in advance for your generosity ladies! Please remember that we are looking for new, unused items to be donated. Gift receipts are also a nice touch! The gift wrapping party is Thursday, December 15th at 7pm in the religious ed. pod. Bring your items in then, or on Thursday morning on the 15th. Evite to follow for gift wrapping party!


- Michelle and Erin

MOMS Christmas Brunch Pitch-in

Thursday, Dec. 15th, 9:45am

10350 Glaser Way

Fishers, IN

Join us for our annual holiday pitch in brunch to celebrate the season with one another! All are welcome. Come in the morning AND the evening for a double scoop of MOMS! Sign up to follow.

MOMS Adopt-a-Family Wrapping Party

Thursday, Dec. 15th, 7pm

10350 Glaser Way

Fishers, IN

Don't miss what is one of our favorite social/service evenings of the year. . .wrapping presents to bless our adopted family! Bring extra paper, tags, bows, tape (we have plenty of scissors) and an item to pitch in and share with your fellow moms! We'll have a sign up soon.
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Holy Day Schedule Change

Our evening MOMS meeting will be pushed back on Thursday to immediately following the Feast of the Immaculate Conception mass. See you then!


Holy day mass schedule:

Vigil Mass for the Holy Day 5:30 PM 12/7

8:15 AM, 12:10 PM and 6:30 PM 12/8

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Love Project: Children's Room Hospitality

LOVE PROJECT IS UNDERWAY! We have set up a small table with some courtesy supplies such as Kleenex, wipes and sanitizer, church board books for the children to enjoy, and of course, brochures with an invitation to MOMS. If your family would like to contribute a church themed and toddler friendly board book to the children's room, we'll put a little sticker inside the book with your family's name and we would be so grateful! Let Sarah or Jen know if you have questions at any meeting. If you are in the children's room and have a chance to check on our table and straighten it up, that would be much appreciated! Also, additional supplies are in a labeled box in the lost and found closet if you notice something needs to be replenished.
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Prayer Partners

The Holy Spirit is at work through our prayer partners. We're so grateful for the new friendships and the uplifting experience, as well as many answered prayers. God is so good to us. Thanks to everyone who is praying for your prayer partner! What a gift to give to another mama!

Dues

If you haven't paid dues for the year, no worries! Just give to Dawn or Shannon at any meeting. Thanks for supporting the activities of our ministry!
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Need more MOW Volunteers!

Are you new to MOMS and want to be a part of Meals on Wheels? Have you always wondered how to get involved and just never had a chance? Now is the time! Kelly needs more volunteers for upcoming months. We LOVE being a part of this ministry, and you will be so blessed by the chance to meet your neighbors and be a friendly face in their day. You can bring little ones along! Let Kelly know if you would like to help!

Noah's place THANK YOU!

Thank you to everyone who cared for one another's children in Noah's Place this semester! Shannon has next semester's sign up ready and we so appreciate your willingness to offer your time and your love!
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Noah's Place

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

http://dol-in.org/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!

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MOMS Leadership 2016-17

Facilitators: Sarah Brovold (morning) and Jen Zink (evening)

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!

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 hspmoms@gmail.com 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
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