LILY Moms is a faith-based ministry that meets at Kiokee Baptist Church that supports and builds community among mothers of children from conception through kindergarten.
If you are pregnant with your first child or if your last child is beginning his/her kindergarten year, you are a LILY mom and we welcome you!
Our LILY Moms group meets in Kiokee’s Small Fellowship Hall two Tuesdays each month from 10am to 12pm from September until May. Childcare is available for moms who have preregistered, or visitors who have checked with a LILY Moms leader to reserve space for their child(ren).
Registration forms are available online here. The annual cost is $39.95 and covers local dues. Childcare is included in that fee and no extra money is required to come. Need-based scholarships are available upon request. If you register after June 15, 2018, please send us your form so we can plan for you and your children, but please wait and bring your dues with you to the first meeting on September 11th. We will have someone contact you and personally welcome you to our group before the first meeting and to answer any questions you might have.
Why LILY Moms?
LILY is an acronym for “Life in the Little Years.” It fits us. This season of motherhood is full of messy moments and we are all learning to navigate what it means to raise small children. When we meet, we talk about topics that are related to this stage of our lives. We talk about how to care for our kids. Our homes. And ourselves. We talk about how we can love our husbands well (if we are married… single moms are welcome as well!) We also talk about how friendships look different during this season and how we can make sure that we have vibrant friendships even with spit-up stains on our shirts and our eyes stinging from lack of sleep.
LILY Moms is not a Bible study. We will not ask you to bring a Bible or pray out loud. Many of our moms are open to spiritual things, but are not church goers. That is okay. We welcome you! When we gather, we enjoy brunch. Uninterrupted. We talk to other adults and have a safe place to ask, “How did you get your child to sleep through the night?” Or, “How did you survive having a newborn and toddler?” We talk and connect and learn from others while our children are lovingly cared for down the hall.
LILY Moms. We hope you’ll join us! No one should journey through this season alone.
As moms, we offer an embrace by holding babies, holding hands, and holding loved ones. We embrace our role as mothers by keeping up with our households, schedules, and the various responsibilities and privileges of raising our families. We hold onto art, school work, pictures and memories so we won’t forget these precious little years. In the midst of all this, we can find comfort and joy in knowing that our father in heaven holds us close to his hearts in the warmest embraces and holds our hands in every day and season. Isaiah 40:11 tells us that he will carry our little ones in his arms and gently lead us as we mother them. How comforting! We hope you’ll join us! We welcome you with open arms!
2018-2019 Meeting Dates
September 11 & 25
October 16 & 30
November 13 & 27
December 11 – Evening Christmas Party!
January 15 & 29
February 12 & 26
March 12 & 26
April 16 & 30
Frequently Asked Questions
What if I attend a different church or don’t come to church? Can I still come?
Yes! We have moms from all over the area. Many don’t go to church and there are at least 12 different churches represented in our moms who come.