MUMS - Moms Understanding Moms

MISSION Statement - MUMS provides Christian community for mothers of young children to help each other grow in full devotion to Christ.

VISION Statement - To strengthen family foundations through the example and love of Jesus Christ.

Need a moment to rest and connect with other moms? Come join us at MUMS if you are a mom with children still at home. Expectant moms to moms of teenagers are welcome!

Core Values

BELONG - We provide a place to belong and grow through community and accountability.
BELIEVE - We know God's Word, believe God's Word and walk out God's Word.
BECOME - We equip and empower moms to change the next generation.

What is MUMS?
MUMS is a ministry that takes the place of the former MOPS group at Mechanicsville Christian Center. MUMS stands for Moms Understanding Moms and we seek to provide a place of authentic community, support and spiritual growth. We give moms a place to be transparent about their challenges, make connections and grow deeper in their relationship with Jesus. Celebrate with us what it means to be a mother; as the impact we have goes on forever. Won't you join us for fun, for fellowship, for food, for support, for stories, for laughter and tears? Other mothers need you as much as you need them. That's why there is MUMS. Moms understanding moms.

When does MUMS meet?
MUMS meets the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month, beginning on the 3rd Thursday in September and running through the month of May. Meetings are from 9:30am - 11:30am, and children can be dropped off as early as 9:15am. We also have monthly playdates and Moms Night Out events in the evening (working moms are always welcome!).

What will my children do during the meetings?

MUMS provides childcare for children ages 6 months to 5th grade (homeschoolers). Infants under 6 months are welcome to stay with mom or be cared for by our trained and caring nursery staff. We have the following separate classes: Babies, Toddlers (for walking little ones), Preschool (must be potty-trained), Homeschool (Kindergarten - 5th). Our caring teachers will entertain, teach, and care for your child while you relax upstairs! 

What goes on at a MUMS meeting?
Each meeting starts with a buffet breakfast, brought by members of MUMS. Meetings may feature a guest speaker sharing on a relevant topic with a Biblical base that connects with our theme for the year. Meetings may also include small group discussion, prayer and reflection time. We have opportunities to swap kid stuff, toys, ideas and just to celebrate the joys and challenges of being a mom.

Outside of our twice monthly meetings, we have regular playdates, outreaches for moms and their kids, moms nights out events and family cookouts. There is always room for fun and laughter!

What does it cost to be a part of MUMS?
A one-time/year registration fee of $20/family (if registering after August 31, it is $25/family) is paid at the first meeting. Each meeting you attend is $5/family (if you have at least 1 child enrolled in our childcare program) to help cover some of the childcare expenses. We never want cost to prevent you from coming, so please contact us at if a scholarship would help your family be able to join us. 

Interested, but want more information before you register? Come check us out at a free first meeting (advanced reservations are required to guarantee childcare availability). Contact us at for more information.

A few of our childcare rooms are currently full. We would love to accommodate you if at all possible. Email with your childcare needs, and we will let you know if we are able to accommodate. 

-$20 registration fee until August 31
-$25 registration fee after August 31)
-$5/meeting for each family that has at least 1 child enrolled in childcare. If you do not use our childcare program, you will not need to pay the $5/meeting fee. 

Click here to read the Policies and Procedures for our SPROUTS program.