Looking to join a Moms Group?
If you’re looking for an opportunity to meet other moms, make new friends, and share your experiences, consider joining one of the mom groups in and around the Champaign-Urbana area.
Some moms groups are church-based or religiously affiliated while others are not; some charge a membership fee while others are free. But the main intent of all of the groups is to offer local moms opportunities to meet other moms, and find camaraderie and support in a fun and caring social environment.
Many of the groups start in the fall and run throughout the school year, although others meet year-round.
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Also, be sure to check out our Champaign-Urbana Area Playgroups Guide.
Mothers’ Center of Champaign County
This is a long-standing support and social group for moms of kids of all ages. While they have regular playdates and field trips for moms and their children, many events are focused around the mom with social activities like Moms Nights Out and a regular book club. An informational Open House is held every Fall.
This group is designed to empower women and provide relief from isolation and loneliness that sometimes comes with parenting. The focus will be to surround one another with nonjudgmental support, empathy, and validation by sharing our experiences and learning new ways to cope. They meet weekly on Fridays from 10 to 11:30 am at OSF in Urbana.
Join its Facebook group for more information on upcoming meetings: https://www.facebook.com/groups/857660511097938/.
MOPS or Mothers of Preschoolers is for moms with children birth through kindergarten. MOPS groups meet all over the world but there are several local MOPS chapters in the area including one in Champaign, Paxton and Tuscola.
MOMSnext, another arm of MOPS, is for moms who have school-aged children. A Tuscola chapter of MOMSnext meets at Tuscola United Methodist Church. For more information about MOPS or MOMSnext chapters in your area, go to The MOPS website.
Mahomet MOMS is a group of Moms Offering Moms Support. Whether you are expecting your first child or you are already a mom, ALL moms are welcome to come and enjoy a few free hours, a hot breakfast, and a chance to meet new people and make new friends. Learn how other moms deal with the every day ups and downs of life, parenting, marriage, spiritual needs, and have a little or a lot of fun too. The Mahomet MOMS Facebook page has the most up-to-date information about activities and events. They meet mostly September through May.
This group is for moms of young children and held at The Vineyard Church in Urbana. They study parenting ideas, easy one pot cooking, life tips and more. Childcare is available with pre-registration & payment. (Childcare workers are screened and trained.) Nursing infants, up to six months old, are welcome to join you in the meeting room. Check the upcoming events at The Vineyard Church for info on the next Vineyard Moms meeting.
The Windsor Road Moms Group welcomes moms at different ages and stages of parenting who are seeking a deeper relationship with God and want to find community of women grounded in the Word. This group is designed to help moms place their relationship with God as their top priority. You can attend either Tuesday evening or Wednesday morning, the content is identical. Advance registration is required for childcare and there is a nominal fee.
GEMS – God Embracing Mothers who are Single
GEMS – God Embracing Moms who are Single is a ministry in Champaign-Urbana that supports the single moms in our area. Email Kim at GEMS@windsorroad.org for more detailed information on upcoming events or visit https://www.windsorroad.org/gems.
Empty Arms Ministry is a grief support network established by two moms who have experienced infant loss. They aspire to provide understanding and compassion to parents who have suffered the loss of a baby through miscarriage, still birth, and infant death. They invite grieving parents, their adult family members, and friends to learn more about the grieving process, to grow through experience, and share in each other’s lives. Email email@example.com with any questions or for more information. Empty Arms is held at Windsor Road Christian Church.
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