MOMS November 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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We Belong to Each Other

Hi, MOMS!


We had a wonderful month of October. From getting to know each of our new members to sharing our faith and learning from wonderful devotions, from starting our prayer partner ministry to our first Prayer, Pumpkins and Pie, we built community and saw our ministry flourish. It is awesome to witness what the Holy Spirit is doing through you. We're especially grateful for the way you have lifted up your sisters in some very difficult times this past month. You are the hands and feet of Christ bringing His love to one another. We love you all.


With love,

Your MOMS Facilitators

Sarah and Jen


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

Prayer Partners

Ashley S. has set up prayer partners and we have all been blessed by this ministry so far! If you missed the signup, don't worry, we'll have open enrollment again next semester. Thanks to everyone who is praying for your prayer partner! What a gift to give to another mama!
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Thanksgiving Baskets

Thursday, Nov. 10th, 9:45am

10350 Glaser Way

Fishers, IN

We are currently putting together four Thanskgiving baskets as a part of our parish outreach ministry. Due date is one week away!!! Please let Michelle and Erin know how you can help. We need cash and food donations, people to shop with donated funds, and families to deliver baskets. We need all cash donations by 11/10. If you are already shopping for your items, please bring them to any meeting and put them under the counter in the MOMS closet by 11/10. At our meetings on 11/10, we'll take a little time at each to sort the baskets to prep for the families who will receive them. Thank you for being a part of this outreach! Link to sign up is here.

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Prayer, Pumpkins and Pie = Success!

We had a fun night crafting, feasting on yummy desserts, laughing, reflecting, and most importantly, praying for our fellow mamas! Thanks to all who planned this fun night and to all who joined us!
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Love Project: Cry Room Hospitality

Thanks to the idea of one of our mamas, we are working on a little "love project" to minister to the young families who are in the cry room at church. We are in the process of setting 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 cry 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. We have a goal of getting this done before the beginning of Advent!
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A note for all those who use Noah's Place. . .

Shannon would like to thank everyone who has worked in Noah's place so far this year. A BIG thank you to all of you who signed up to take an extra slot so we could always make sure the kiddos are covered! We appreciate the way you all are serving each other through this ministry and the care you give to each other's children!

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!

2016-17 Rosters Available

Chrissy has worked hard at compiling everyone's information and printed a copy of the roster for each of you. Thanks, Chrissy! You may pick up your copy of the roster from the counter in the MOMS closet.

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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