MomTime is a ministry open to a group of moms who meet monthly (typically the second Friday night of almost every month during the school year) to encourage one another, learn from each other’s challenges, and most of all, be refreshed through laughter. The four key elements of our MomTime meetings are Friends, Food, Faith and Fun. We believe these 4 F’s are the best ingredients for a happy mommy.
Friendships with other women can strengthen us to be better wives and mothers. As any mom can attest, we tend to get so focused on others that we neglect ourselves. For the moms with younger children, we need to be with other adults-especially other mothers-for that occasional grown-up conversation, and moms need a time to call their own and not feel guilty about it. For the moms with older children, we need encouragement to make it though the teenage years. Then there are those seasoned moms, the ones who have survived all of these years and can advise us all on how they made it through, and share their wonderful stories along the way. This key element of friendship is accomplished by having regular time each month that is set aside to nurture the woman in mommy.
Food is from God! There’s just something about a get-together with food that nourishes a mother’s heart as well as her body. God made us – body, soul, and spirit. While friends, faith and fun minister to soul and spirit, we can’t forget the importance of food to bless the body. Whether it is a fabulous salad accompanied by a homemade muffin followed up with something chocolatey or a fondue with all the trimmings, food is the second key element of MomTime. We love food and aim to change up the flavor each month with something scrumptious to enjoy.
Faith comes through hearing the Word of God. (Romans 10:17) A time of reviewing what God has to say about issues closest to a mother’s heart can do wonders to fill up an exhausted mom. When it comes to refueling the weary mother, it’s hard to find anything more faith-building than a good round table discussion among fellow moms at all stages. It’s amazing what God can do in the area of faith when a woman’s natural gift of gab is set on a Godly course.
Fun is the final element. Proverbs 17:22 in the God’s Word translation says, “a joyful heart is good medicine, but depression drains one’s strength.” Moms struggle with depression occasionally, and we feel drained much of the time. The Bible seems to suggest laughter is a good antidote for the blues. You will find lots of fun in this group!
Our group is open to moms of all walks of life. From just pregnant to Great Grandma., to single or married, Christian or not –if you’re a mom, we want you to come. We always enjoy a diverse group of moms and walk away with a special bond of fellowship from it.
For more information visit our website at www.hfcmomtime.webs.com