Moms Are A Mess (MA'AM)


Gathering to discover how we can find wellness, wholeness, and belonging as women loved by Christ.

Rooted in Scripture

Jesus, the God who became one of us to bring peace to our restless souls says to us in John 14:27: “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.”

What is MA’AM?

Being a mom can be messy. But you don’t have to struggle on this journey alone! Join other moms, like you-who are in all ages and stages of their mom journey. Discover the joy and encouragement that comes from being together.

Where and When?

  • St. John’s Lutheran Church Welcome Center - 3rd Saturdays 9:00-10:30am  
  • Home of Pastor and (fellow MA’AMer) Janna Zak - 1st Thursdays 8:00-9:30am
  • Each gathering day is going through something different so come to one or the other or both! 

  • Sharing Similarities

    • Embracing creative side through various crafts
    • Opportunities to grow in friendship with playdates and MNI’s and MNO’s (Moms’ Nights In and Out) 
  • Celebrating Differences

    • Removing our masks to tell our stories
    • Supporting missions through outreach and service projects
  • Encouraging in Small Groups

    • Growing spiritually through devotions
    • Providing fellowship with childcare, food, and conversation

What we’ve looked at so far: 

For embracing a unique role

An interpersonal relationship between mom and child plays a vital part in a child’s development. Nurturing moms will have a strong, lasting bond with their children that will continue to grow stronger over time.

  • Video series by Paul Tripp
  • Parenting 14 Gospel Principles that can Radically Change your Family  

For breaking through the isolation

Loneliness and isolation from other peers is a reality moms face daily. Being a part of this group is to be known and understood. A chance to interact with fellow moms is critical in this phase of life if it is going to be more than survival.

  • Book and Video by Timothy Keller
  • The Prodigal God
  • Listening to Podcasts
  • Taking turns each reading a chapter of the New Testament during our gathering time

For Understanding Motherhood is Ministry

Our children are the most lasting and meaningful disciples we will have. Let’s remind ourselves that every day with them is an eternal investment.

  • Book by Kimm Crandall
  • Beloved Mess

Contact Information


Facebook: ma’am at St. John’s

Facilitated by these messy moms: Janna, Anna, Alex, and Michelle

2018/2019 Scheduled Events

MNO-Sept Dinner @ Bass Bay Brewhouse

MNI-Nov Craft: Advent Calendar Box

MNI-Dec Personal Xmas gift wrapping wearing Ugly xmas sweater (away from prying eyes!)

MNI- Feb Game night

Service Project Feb- Serve breakfast for the Gathering after each worship service

MNO- Apr Board painting or other craft at local art place

  • MA’AM T-shirts available for $5

    (Black and slimming!)