Moms Matter

What is “Moms Matter”?  

Moms Matter is a meeting time designed to provide encouragement, community, and spiritual growth for moms of children aged newborn to teen.

If I were to come, what would it be like?

  1. Arrive at MGBC, park in the lot, and enter through the door on the left.

  2. Not bringing kids with you?  Walk down a few steps and through the door on your right into the large common room.

  3. Bringing kids?  Come a little early to check your child(ren) into childcare.  Head up the steps and follow the check-in procedures.  (Then do (2) above.)

  4. Sign in and get a name tag from the welcome table.

  5. Get a drink and/or snack if you’d like.  Oh yeah, SNACKS are PROVIDED!

  6. Find a seat to sit and relax, stand and chat, or some other combination of those actions!

  7. Someone will formally welcome everyone, and then we’ll begin.  The meeting time usually takes the following format:  icebreaker, discussion, craft (from time to time), Mentor Moment, dismissal to pick up child(ren) (if necessary).

Meeting Dates & Topics

Meeting Time: In general, we meet the 2nd Thursday of each month, from 9:30-11:30am, September through May.

Meeting Location: Martinsburg Grace Brethren Church- park in the lot, enter through the door on the far left; go down a few steps, then through the door on your right into a large common room

2023-2024 Theme: “Mom-ing with Magnificence”

Parenting topics to help moms, their families, and children “[grow] in wisdom, stature, and in favor with God and all people” (Luke 2:52).


Please note that ALL of the topics listed below will be covered during this “year” at Moms Matter.  

The dates that correspond to each topic may change, however (due to speaker availability or other circumstances).

September 14

Praying for your Child

October 12

Being a Student of your Child – Part 1

November 9

Being a Student of your Child – Part 2

December 14

Biblical Truth and Identity

January 11


February 8

Stage-Appropriate Freedoms & Responsibilities for Children

March 14

Discipline Strategies

April 11

Combat Culture

May 9

Cultivate Culture

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Steering Committee & Mentor Moms

  • Meet LaurA...

    During my (many!) years of participation with Moms Matter, my 3 now-teenaged children have grown from diapers to driver’s licenses; from coloring pages to college applications. I’m so thankful for the friends I’ve made and the support I’ve received from this group.  As much as I love my kiddos, I would not consider myself a natural nurturer, so having input, fellowship and understanding from other moms has been a blessing!

  • Meet Connie…

    I was asked to be a mentor in 2008 when Moms Matter (formerly MOPS) began.  My three daughters, one son, four grandchildren, and 48 years of marriage have provided lots of practical experience.  Hopefully what I’ve learned can help moms as they attempt to navigate life with children.

  • Meet Erin…

    My friend introduced me to Moms Matter after my 2nd child was born and I went from being a teacher to a stay-at-home mom.  Finding a community of moms like those involved with Moms Matter really meant a lot to me during that transitional time.  Now, I help out on the Moms Matter Steering Committee.  I hope that other moms who attend are able to find and appreciate the encouragement and safety that I found and still find here.

  • Meet Lindsey...

    Even though I grew up in Martinsburg, moving back after being gone for 10 years was lonely and confusing at times. When friends brought me to Mom’s Matter (and saved me a seat!) I immediately felt like I had found my people again. Mom’s Matter has given me encouragement, community, and godly wisdom during a time when I desperately needed it: in a “new” town with 2 littles. Thank you, God, for Mom’s Matter!