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. Dues can be paid at our first meeting on September 10th via cash, check (made payable to Kiokee Baptist Church with “LILY Moms dues” in the subject line), or card via Square.
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.
We all want to do better, be better. We try our hardest to be the best women, wives, daughters, sisters, and mamas we can possibly be. But what if we stopped all this striving to do better, be better and learned to consistently choose what is better? Luke 10:42 tells us “But few things are needed—indeed only one. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.”
JESUS is better. Always better. Better than anything in this world and better than all we can ask or imagine. What if we consistently chose Jesus and allowed his Holy Spirit to change us and guide us? What if we wholeheartedly believed that many things are good but trusted without question that He and His ways are always better? Because He loved us first. Because He loves us best.
And if we choose what is better, how can we likewise love best? We can love our families and those around us best when we love Jesus most and follow his example. Christ alone gives us the only perfect example to follow by demonstrating perfect love, as well as joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. The everyday application of his instruction and example of loving those around us best will be different for each one of us in different seasons of the heart, seasons of our lives and situations in our paths. But if we always choose what is better, choose to follow Jesus, He will be faithful to show us how to love best as the woman and mama God made us to be.
So we pray that you will join us in September as we embark on a year of learning to choose better and love best by believing that what Jesus has to offer each of us, our spouses, our children, and our families will always be the better and best choice.
2019-2020 Meeting Dates
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.