MOMS February 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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Hello, February!

Hi, ladies!


What a great month of meetings!! One of the best moments that stood out for us from the book discussion this past month is that to be like Mary, you don't need to do more. . .just put more love into what you already do! What a lovely thought to hold in our hearts and inform our living.


We are so looking forward to the many events we have planned over the next few months and also excited to announce that Fr. Rowland will be joining us as our special guest at the last morning and evening meetings of this month on February 23. Father will be sharing with us about the beauty of the sacrament of Reconciliation and offering the sacrament for us as well during our meeting time for anyone who would like to receive it.


God's mercy and love are endless and unfailing. We are so blessed to be on this journey of faith with you.


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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MOMS Morning of Reflection

Saturday, Feb. 11th, 8am-12pm

10350 Glaser Way

Fishers, IN

We are so looking forward to our second annual MOMS morning of reflection. We will gather on Saturday, February 11 for mass, followed by SoulCore in the social hall with Betsy and a chance to learn, reflect and grow from our wonderful guest speaker, Linda Swindell. We can't wait to share this day with you and see how the Holy Spirit works in this morning to renew your spirits. There is still time to respond! Just let us know so that we can have enough copies and snacks. Even if you can't make the whole morning, check out the schedule on the evite to see if you can make a part! Evite here: http://evite.me/6UeTPM9qnp

Love Project: Children's Room Hospitality

Our love project in the children's room has been gratefully received! Thank you to everyone who donated items and to Kristin H. who has offered to keep an eye on all of our supplies and make sure everything is well stocked! Thanks, Kristin!
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Prayer Partners

The Holy Spirit is at work through our prayer partners! Ashley has sent out prayer partners for second semester, but if you missed it just let her know and she'll add you to her waiting list!

Dues

If you haven't paid dues for the year, no worries! Just give to Dawn or Shannon at any meeting. Dues are prorated to $10 if you join in the second semester. Thanks for supporting the activities of our ministry!
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Lent 4.2- way better than giving up coffee!!

Lent 4.2 is a 7 week faith formation program that invites participants to reflect deeply on Pope Francis' call to care for creation and the poor. It offers opportunities to enhance Lenten disciplines of prayer, fasting and almsgiving.


We'll be following along with this program that the parish is offering in our own way as moms. Mara L. is going to be our MOMS liaison for the Creation Care Ministry at Holy Spirit and help us find ways every week during Lent that we can take extra good care of the earth God gave us. This will be a great way to do something positive during Lent, and our little weekly sacrifices can add up to make a big difference for our planet! Thanks, Mara, we're looking forward to this!

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Lenten Gratitude Project- even better than giving up chocolate!

They say it takes 30-40 days to develop a habit, and what better habit to develop than a grateful spirit! This will be our third Lenten Gratitude Project and we have loved the experience.


You can participate in this project however you want-

1. Keep a running list for all of Lent of what you are grateful for.
2. Take a picture each day of Lent of a gratitude moment or thing and caption it. (you can even instagram and tag it ‪#‎lentengratitudeproject‬ if you are so inclined)
3. Write a paragraph or journal entry of something you are grateful for each day in your personal journal.
4. Post or comment on our special fb group each day with your gratitude moment. We have a separate ladies-only facebook group created just for this season for sharing gratitude! Add yourself if you would like to be a part. You are welcome and encouraged to add other friends and family outside of MOMS, however please check with them and explain the project to be sure they want to participate before adding them to the group. Last year we had ladies from all across the country, it was wonderful! We'll share the group on our regular moms fb group so that you can add yourself and join in the joy!
5. Any combination of those or something unique to you! Feel free to involve your families, too.



God created us to praise Him. We are so excited to honor His gifts to us this Lent, and to share in the blessing of the friendships He has given us!

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Need more MOW Volunteers!

We want to thank the wonderful Kelly A. for serving the seniors in our community and helping us connect with ways to be God's hands and feet to those who need a meal and a smile. Kelly needs a few 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 via facebook or email!
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Christ Renews His Parish

If you haven't done CRHP yet, what are you waiting for?? :) Let one of our mamas on the current CRHP team: Erin, Michelle, Kristin, Cassie or Caroline know if you have questions. They would love to have you there! The Women's weekend will be March 25-26 at our parish and there is no cost to you to attend. More info on the parish website!
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Mark your calendars. . .Operation Easter Egg

Sunday, March 12th, 12-2pm

10350 Glaser Way

Fishers, IN

Mark your calendars now for our third annual Operation Easter Egg service project. Don't miss this opportunity for you and your family to partner with our parish outreach ministry to serve less fortunate children in our community. Kids LOVE to be helpful, and this has been a meaningful and fun way for them to serve! Evite coming soon. See you then!
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Human Trafficking in Indianapolis

Thursday, March 23rd, 7pm

Holy Spirit Parish At Geist

We have RSVP'ed to the parish office that the Mom's Ministry will be attending this important event. We'll go together as a group and then gather in the RE Pod afterwards for prayer. Let Sarah or Jen know if you will be attending so that we can give the parish office a better head count for MOMS closer to the event.
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Noah's place- two by two!

Thank you to everyone who cared for one another's children in Noah's Place last semester! Shannon has this semester's sign up ready and we so appreciate your willingness to offer your time and your love! We calculated the number of moms and the number of meetings, and if everyone who uses Noah's place signs up and serves two times, we should be covered! Also, please sign up as an alternate for one week if you have not already served two times this semester. We need two moms in Noah's place every week to keep things safe and consistent for our children, so if for some reason you can't make it please call your alternate and make arrangements for her to cover for you. Thank you so much for all you do to serve one another!

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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