What is MOMS?

MOMS is a weekly Bible study for mothers with children of all ages to help them grow in love for God by studying his Word and connecting with other moms in meaningful relationships. Participants meet weekly in a small group to discuss the study, pray together, and socialize.

Join us for a time of encouragement and study this year. We trust God will use it to grow your trust in him and strengthen your family.

Summer Book Club


Join in reading Don’t Miss Out by Jeannie Cunnion in this 6-week book club. Don’t Miss Out is a life-changing invitation to experience the essential work of the Holy Spirit in you and realize how Spirit-led help is superior to self-help.

We know summer schedules change frequently, so come as you can around other summer plans.

For now, we’re just planning on an evening group, but if the interest and need is there for a morning group, we’ll have that option too. Note your preference on the registration form.

  • Thursday evenings, 6:30-8pm | June 16-July 21
  • Cost is $15 for the book and study guide

Learn more about the book: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L8Tn7Y53His

Summer Park Play

Bring your kids and meet other moms at these weekly park playdates! Everyone is invited.

  • Thursdays, 9-11am

Join the Facebook group to stay up-to-date on locations and weath adjustments.

2022-2023 MOMS Bible Study

This year, we will work through two books during the year.  Read below for more information about the studies, how to meet, childcare, and registration.

Expect Something Beautiful: Finding God’s Good Gifts in Motherhood

We can expect something beautiful in motherhood because Jesus is with us. He is inviting us to walk by his side. He is working through motherhood to show us more about himself and to help us become more like him. Motherhood will make sense when we see it through this lens.

And what we see will be truly beautiful. This is the heart-and-soul of Expect Something Beautiful: Finding God’s Good Gifts in Motherhood.

It’s full of stories, practical advice, prayers, and life-changing Scripture that will encourage you to walk with Jesus through motherhood and will transform your day-to-day experience of being a mom.

Elijah: Faith and Fire

Join Priscilla Shirer on this 7-session journey through the life and times of the prophet Elijah. As moms, we will be reminded that the emboldened, fiery faith you desire is being fashioned by God in your life right now, regardless of our circumstances.


How We Meet

MOMS will meet weekly in small groups from September 13-May 9. You can be part of a MOMS small group in one of four ways:

  • Tuesday mornings (9:30-11:30am) at church - with childcare
  • Tuesday evenings (6:30-8:30pm) at church - with childcare
  • Tuesday evenings (8-9:30pm) online
  • Wednesday evenings (6:30-8pm) at church

Childcare is available for Tuesday mornings and evenings. You will register your child(ren) for childcare on the registration form. Cost for childcare is $75/child for the entire year.

Cost & Registration

The cost for the semester is $50 and includes:

  • The Expect Something Beautiful study book
  • the Elijah study book
  • Access to the weekly Elijah videos (each about 40 minutes in length)
  • Goodies and special treats throughout the year to keep you motivated and keep us connected
  • Opportunities for social connection and other special events



Childcare is available for children birth-age 5 on Tuesday mornings and Tuesday evenings. If you would need childcare for a child older than 5, please reach out to Elyse (elyse.peggar@vcgurnee.org).  Each week, your child will be cared for by background-checked, caring adults in a fun and relaxed environment.

Cost of childcare is $75/child for the entire year.