Today's post was written by Brook Hills member, Angie Trantham.

Overwhelming events that happen to us all - the death of a parent, the loss of a child through miscarriage, loss of jobs, finding jobs, financial crisis, hospitalization of a child, marriage crisis, extended family issues, a major car wreck, surgery, the flu, the whole family having the flu - I have walked through them all this fall with an amazing group of women. These women are my sisters, my prayer warriors, my encouragement and the example that points me to Jesus.

Our Mom Time group started just like any other. We met, we prayed, we studied, and slowly God knit us together. As the semester progressed, we walked through difficult experiences. However, instead of walking alone we had each other. One member had a car accident and had to have surgery. She has a small child and no family in Birmingham, so she texted us and let us know what happened. By the time her husband made it to the hospital, meals were planned for four days and childcare was worked out if she needed it. Someone else had the flu over Christmas and hadn’t finished Christmas shopping, but she didn’t have to worry because one of us did it for her.

Angie (left) with Mohana (right), her Mom Time small group leader

Community is something we all need, and this has never been more evident to me as during this season. If you are looking for a community of women who will love you, encourage you and meet you right where you are, I encourage you to join a Mom Time group this month.

If you would like to join a Mom Time Small Group, contact Ashley Chesnut at These groups will start on Tuesday, January 27, and meet from 10-noon on the 3rd floor of the church. Childcare is available, but to make a childcare reservation, contact Mary Cannon at by January 20.

We will also have two Coffee & Connection opportunities where you can meet several of our small group leaders face-to-face:

  • Tuesday, January 20, from 9:30am-noon in the Student Building (a brunch)
  • Sunday, January 25, from 4:00-5:30pm in Room 130.

For more information about Coffee & Connection, visit this site.