Ministry Focus - Mammas & Munchkins

  • Various Contributors
  • Apr 28, 2017
  • Series: St James Connect Newsletter (Monthly)

MAMMAS & MUNCHKINS -  started at the end of 2011

Many of those 'in our phase of life' were either trying to have a baby, were already pregnant, had just had a baby or were dealing with the terrific twos. Even though we were all going through it together, there were many tough moments too! We realized that it is such an amazing privilege to be a mom, but as we all have experienced, at times - it can be overwhelming. So, in an attempt to connect with the many mammas at church, whom we did not know, or did not know well (but knew were also on the same journey) ...Mammas & Munchkins was born!

It is a place where moms with babies & toddlers can come on the 1st Saturday of every month & talk about all things baby-related. It is a place where you are free to encourage, learn & share your daily struggles & joys. A place where the mamma next to you will really understand what you're going through! A place where all mammas & munchkins can feel part of a greater church family.

Over the years, we have had some awesome topics that were really informative & helpful. Each month we have a different theme, with a craft or activity for our munchkins. We spend quality time with them, while growing in our relationships with each other. We look forward to getting to know more of you this year. We are always here if you need anything - so don't hesitate to contact or approach us if you spot one of us around church, or at 'First Steps' (facility for little ones in the Children's Centre) on a Sunday morning.

At our next Mammas & Munchkins meetup on the 6 May, please join us for an informative talk by Helen Malgas, Counselling Psychologist.  Helen will be sharing with us the signs of Postnatal Depression and how to support mothers who are struggling through Post Natal Depression.

We meet on the first Saturday of every month from 10am -11.30am in the Children’s Centre (First Steps & Room 1).

For more information about the 6th May or if you would like to know more about what we get up to each month, then contact us on Tel. 021 671 7070 or via email:

We also have a Midweek Study for moms and their munchkins, M&Ms Midweek Bible Study, which meets on Tuesday mornings during term time from 10am to 11.30am. Moms meet in Room 1 of the Children’s Centre for their study and their munchkins are cared for by a team of helpers in First Steps. For info about this study contact Laura Booth 074 345 2517.