Loving Moms Class

Every September, you are invited to the lovingMOMSclass, a community where you will build friendships with other moms and be encouraged by biblically-based teaching and mentoring.  Mark your calendar for Thursday mornings beginning September 2021 through April 2022 (with breaks) and get ready for a great year of building community while becoming better equipped with practical wisdom for moms. Moms with children of all ages are welcome.  We begin with a large group teaching by Mary Beth Schannep, then you break into your assigned small group to drill down and build relationships with other moms.  We try to group moms based on the ages of their kids, so you can help support one another.  We also host other events with free childcare, such as Moms & Dads Night Out and Loving Moms and Dads Class, where dads can meet other dads and ask questions, too.

FREE CHILDCARE for children newborn thru Kindergarten is available until full, so it is always a good idea to register early.  Registration for September 2021 will begin in August.  

Common Questions

Do I need to be a member of Catalina Foothills Church to enroll in this class?  Nope!  We want any mama who wants to come, even if you attend a different church or don't attend church at all, it doesn't matter to us.  Please come join us!

I'm pregnant but don't have a born child yet.  Can I come?  Absolutely!  

I have elementary-aged kids, can I come?  Yup!  We try to match mamas in our small groups by the age of their kids, so you will have other mamas to relate to.  Just a quick reminder that we offer childcare only up to age 4.
I have teens, can I come?  Yes, you are welcome to but we want to disclose that while some of our curriculum is universal, other parts of it are geared toward topics and issues related to raising younger children.  The challenges parents face with teens are different and not really addressed in this class.  If you have teens that will be in 6th grade or older in the fall, we recommend you consider the Parenting Teens Class that begins September 2021.

I've taken the class before, can I take it again?  Of course, yes!  Each year we are in a different stage of parenting and often have new issues we are dealing with.  We find that participants tend to hear and focus on different things each year.  More importantly, our small groups are the true lifeblood of this program, so please come.  You'll meet new people and make new friends!

My children are grown adults and/or I have grandchildren, can I come?  You are welcome to join us for the lectures, but our small groups are designed for bonding between mamas currently raising their children.  Please feel free to contact Mary Beth Schannep to discuss if this class is a good fit for you.  

Is the childcare really free, like for real for real?  Yes!  We are blessed to receive generous donations and support from church members.  We are thrilled to be able to offer this service to you at no cost, for the entire year, while still providing carefully screened and background checked staff and volunteers. Because of this, childcare almost always fills up, especially in the birth to age 3 range.   Therefore, all we ask in return is you please use the childcare you have registered for.  Occasionally, a mom will register and then not show up two or three weeks in a row.  We realize things come up and children get sick, so please communicate with our Director of Children's Ministry if you are going to miss a class.  After two no-show/no-call weeks in a row, she may need to give your spot away to a child on the waiting list.

More Questions? Contact Mary Beth Schannep, she would LOVE to talk to you!

LovingMOMSClass is sponsored by the Women's Ministry of Catalina Foothills Church.  To get involved with other things we have to offer, such as Bible studies, serving opportunities, or fun, please CLICK HERE to learn more about Women's Ministry.  

Thursdays September - April with holiday breaks, 24 weeks
9:30 - 11:30 am, two semesters
9:00 - 9:30 social time with snacks and coffee
Cost:  $50 includes materials
If the class cost is a burden, scholarships are available. Contact Debbie Graves 

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