We’re a group of 60+ mothers who share life, develop authentic friendships, and encourage each other to find God’s purpose.
We’re on this journey of motherhood together! We are moms of littles – from newborns to kindergarteners. We intentionally build community by meeting twice a month for brunch, speakers, gospel-centered content, mentorship, and encouragement. We also foster connection through play dates, gatherings, and Moms Night Outs.
We welcome moms from diverse backgrounds all over St. Louis to join our group. Formerly a part of Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS), our ladies love to foster connection and community as we walk the journey of motherhood.
MOLi meets two Thursday mornings a month from September to May. We also host an optional monthly playdate and regular opportunities for Moms Night Outs.
You’ll join a table that stays consistent throughout the year. At this table, there is a Mentor Mom (a lady who is ahead of us in our parenting journey) and about 5-9 other moms in your stage of life. These tables sit together during brunch, foster connection during our meetings, and often spend time with each other outside of MOLi.
Each meeting starts with a yummy brunch, followed usually by a blend of an inspirational devotional or speaker, fun craft or giveaway, and time to connect with your table.
Registration opens in May for the following fall semester, and in December for the Spring semester.
We keep registration open until we are full or the first two meetings of a semester are complete. After that, registrations will join a waiting list and be offered the first opportunity to join the next semester.
MOLi began as a MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) group in 2014 at First Free church. Since that time, we’ve seen hundreds of women join and find connection and encouragement.
Over the years, our group developed a unique, independent identity that mirrored the community of MOPS while establishing our own rhythms and style. From that, we chose to form MOLi and carry on the legacy of community, mentorship, truth, and care that formed in our early years.
While MOLi is a group ministry of First Free church, our group hosts women from a variety of backgrounds and faith journeys. We hope everyone will feel welcomed and the love of God.
Registration is $55 a semester. Scholarships are available on a limited basis. Please reach out to us at email@example.com – we would love for you to join and we don’t want cost to be a barrier.
Yes! We have an amazing, vetted volunteer team that serves and cares for our kids. Children are grouped together by age, and babies 6 months and under stay with their moms during the meeting.
Please note: Childcare is filled on a first come, first serve basis each year, based upon your time of registration. We will contact you if there is not room in a classroom for your child and discuss options with you.
We have an amazing team of men and women that help make our meetings possible. Our volunteers include teens, adults, retirees, grandparents, and others who value investing in kid’s lives.
Volunteers serve 1-2x a month from 9am – 11:30am on Thursday morning. Our coordinators work to ensure you are well stocked with snacks, activities, and a story time for the kids. Between 2-4 volunteers serve in each room, and kids are divided by age.
All volunteers complete an application, background check, and awareness training to ensure our team is informed and prepared to best love our kids.
We encourage you to serve in this way! If you can’t commit to serve each month, we also are grateful for team members who are willing to sub on an as-needed and as-available basis.