LILY Moms is a faith-based ministry 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!
LILY Moms will meet in St. Andrew’s Hall at First Presbyterian Church two Tuesdays each month from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. from September until May. Child care 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 $75 and covers local dues. Child care is included in the fee, and no extra money is required to come. Need-based scholarships are available upon request.
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.
We talk about what it feels like to be anxious. Or depressed. In fact, our LILY Moms theme verse is Matthew 6:25-33. Verses 27-29 say this, “And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life? And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.” We are seeking to reach the point in our lives where we stop toiling and stop spinning and yet rest in who we were made to be.
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.
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.
Contact Olivia Wiggins firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or for additional information.
Please mail completed registration forms to:
First Presbyterian Church
Attn: LILY Moms
615 Telfair Street
Augusta, GA 30901