This group is open to moms.
Megan and Emily are passionate about connecting moms to deeper community with one another. They are passionate about fleeing "mommy wars," focusing on the Gospel and how we can walk alongside one another. Some moms have been impatiently waiting for motherhood their whole lives, some never had a strong desire to parent, some yearn for space to be passionate for something outside of their current walls. Regardless of preference or personality, Megan and Emily hope to gather moms for the sake of becoming connected during this tough season of life, and to be encouraged with God's Word and Gospel transformation. They also enjoy good coffee, free activities for kids outside the home, as well as the occasional break ... whatever that looks like!
How we connect to God
We will go through Gloria Furman's "Treasuring Christ when Your Hands are Full." After each lesson, we will split into smaller groups to pray together.
How we connect to Each Other
We are a connecting machine! Each prayer group connects with one another throughout the week to encourage and offer support. We have a private Facebook page, where each woman is able to reach out for prayer, a specific need or invitation to hang at the zoo. Each month, we have a different connecting/serve event (e.g., panel discussions with seasoned moms or decorating cookies to encourage others alongside our kids). Sometimes we get together socially for dinner, a movie, game night, or a sporting event. Child care: Babysitting starts with walking children and is $2 per child/week. Babies are welcome to hang with mothers during the session.
How we live on mission in Every Neighborhood
Besides reaching out to and inviting moms in our neighborhoods and daily lives, we try to incorporate service into the regular rhythm of the group. Each Serve Fresno Week, our group hosts a fun run to benefit a local organization. Toddlers through elementary-age children are all encouraged to raise support with their families to serve the community. Each prayer group will also choose an organization to partner with for the fall as we strive to bring light to our community regarding orphan care, racial reconciliation, and illiteracy.