Mother to Mother of Lexington

Mother to Mother of Lexington Building intentional friendships across economic and racial barriers in a ministry of reconciliation. Mother to Mother began in 1969 as part of the “Change Through Involvement Program” of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).
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At that time, the United States was in the midst of an “urban crisis.” The frustration of large numbers of poor and racial/ethnic persons had become clearly visible. Most persons of middle and upper class had little opportunity to be in contact with either the persons or problems of low-income and poverty communities. They needed a chance to unlock individuals’ isolation and confront their stereotypes and move past this to be of any assistance during this urban crisis. Norman Ellington, a Disciple lay person from St. Louis, Missouri developed a program that enabled people to meet, like and change stereotypes about one another. His challenge to all became: If we are to be free in Christ we must be free to love across racial and economic lines. Mother to Mother leaders believed that the key to change understanding is a direct, personal contact with the problems often related to poverty and to racial/ethnic communities and the people who live in them. Such contact meant individuals would go to where people were hurting, doing what could be done about it and examining their own ideas, perceptions, attitudes and behavior in the current situation. The basic guidelines continue to be friendship, not materialism; working with, not doing for; helping to find resources, not giving money or things. For us, the “change through involvement” has been shattering and lasting. It helps many come to know it is possible to live a fruitful life without all the material possessions we say we need, because we have a friend who lives fruitfully with much less. Or before we make a generalized statement of criticism about people who are poor, we think of a friend who through no fault of their own would perish without the government assistance they receive.

At that time, the United States was in the midst of an “urban crisis.” The frustration of large numbers of poor and racial/ethnic persons had become clearly visible. Most persons of middle and upper class had little opportunity to be in contact with either the persons or problems of low-income and poverty communities. They needed a chance to unlock individuals’ isolation and confront their stereotypes and move past this to be of any assistance during this urban crisis. Norman Ellington, a Disciple lay person from St. Louis, Missouri developed a program that enabled people to meet, like and change stereotypes about one another. His challenge to all became: If we are to be free in Christ we must be free to love across racial and economic lines. Mother to Mother leaders believed that the key to change understanding is a direct, personal contact with the problems often related to poverty and to racial/ethnic communities and the people who live in them. Such contact meant individuals would go to where people were hurting, doing what could be done about it and examining their own ideas, perceptions, attitudes and behavior in the current situation. The basic guidelines continue to be friendship, not materialism; working with, not doing for; helping to find resources, not giving money or things. For us, the “change through involvement” has been shattering and lasting. It helps many come to know it is possible to live a fruitful life without all the material possessions we say we need, because we have a friend who lives fruitfully with much less. Or before we make a generalized statement of criticism about people who are poor, we think of a friend who through no fault of their own would perish without the government assistance they receive.

Operating as usual

03/21/2014

Spring Break Info - $1 - $99
Castlewood Community Center - K - 6th grade - 10 am - 4 pm $10/child.
Living Arts and Science Center - Stamping with Style, Big Building, Melted Marvels, Built upon bones, Castle Creations, 3D Party, Basic Bookmaking, Workign with Light and Shadows and Happy Joy Fun Time - call for dates, times and prices.
Explorium - M-F for Pre K - 5th grade. Call 859-258-3253 for details.

03/20/2014

Spring Break Info - Free Camps:
William Wells Brown Community Center - M-F - 5-6:45 pm (6-12 year olds), 7-9 pm (13-18 year olds). Activities include arts and crafts, physical fitness, healthy eating tips, leadership development, bike safety, etc.
Gainesway Community Center - 6th -12th grades, 11 am-5 pm - Division of youth services will host a college/career camp for middle and high school youth.
All of the libraries have activities over the break - check the different libraries for activity details, dates and times.

03/20/2014

Hey everyone!!! Although MTM is not doing our monthly events, please keep your calendars marked for our annual Spring Luncheon on Saturday, May 10th!! More details to come...

12/14/2013

Christmas party is tomorrow at 10:30 a.m. at Woodland Christian Church!! Santa will stop by with a special book for every child in attendance. Mom's, please bring a wrapped ornament for the ornament exchange and also bring a dish to share. This will not only be our last event for 2013, but possibly the last event for MTM....come out and let's have a festive time!!

11/25/2013

Well...it's about that time, what time? Annual MTM chili cook-off will be held tomorrow, November 25th at 6 p.m. at Woodland Christian Church. Prizes for 1st and 2nd place!! Silent auction will also take place during the event....hope to see you there!

10/28/2013

Fall Festival is on deck for tomorrow's event!!! Pizza, games, pinata and a costume contest!! Meet us at Woodland Christian Church 530 East Main Street at 6 p.m.

Mother to Mother Reunion Picnic 2013
08/21/2013

Mother to Mother Reunion Picnic 2013

Mother to Mother Reunion Picnic 2013

08/21/2013

Hey everyone....our reunion picnic earlier this month is our only event for the month....we will not have another event until Monday, September 23rd at 6 p.m. If anyone is in need of a Thanksgiving basket please inbox me your phone number and I will call you for details b/c the info is needed within the next 2 weeks!!

08/01/2013

2 days until our Mother to Mother reunion picnic...this Saturday, August 3rd from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. (meet near the tennis courts). We will provide the meat and drinks and ask that you bring a side dish or dessert to share. Also, bring your tennis shoes for games. Call if you have any questions...859-269-8207!

Great luncheon with MTM participants, Mary Jo Perino - guest speaker and  Raleigh Kincaid - entertainment
07/19/2013

Great luncheon with MTM participants, Mary Jo Perino - guest speaker and Raleigh Kincaid - entertainment

Great luncheon with MTM participants, Mary Jo Perino - guest speaker and Raleigh Kincaid - entertainment

April Event
07/19/2013

April Event

07/19/2013

MTM reunion picnic is just a few weeks away. It will be held on Saturday, August 3rd from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. at Woodland Park (across from Woodland Christian Church on High Street). We will meet by the tennis courts. Please bring a side dish or dessert and MTM will provide the burgers, hotdogs, paper products, drinks and condiments. Any and everyone ever involved with MTM or interested in MTM come on out for good food, great fellowship and plenty of games for the adults and kids! Please RSVP so we know how much food to prepare - [email protected] or 859-269-8207.

07/05/2013

We pray everyone had a safe 4th of July!!!

06/15/2013

There will be no events in June or July....see everyone in August!!

02/19/2013

Our next event will take place this Monday, February 25th at 6 p.m. at Woodland Christian Church. Love on a Leash will be with us not only explaining this unique program, but also sharing their therapy dog with us as well.

01/22/2013

Newsletter will be going out this week! There is no event this month! See you in February....

Address

530 E High St
Lexington, KY
40502

We are located across from Woodland Park.

General information

The goal for Mother to Mother of Lexington is for team members and their children to get together at least once a month for an event together. Mother to Mother of Lexington also has a monthly event for all participants involved in the program. It is a chance for fellowship, sharing, learning, and to bring all members together. The events include dinner, childcare, and a monthly speaker and/or activity. Mother to Mother also has a board of directors, which meets on a monthly basis. The board is comprised of volunteers who meet to discuss fundraisers/funding, recruitment, activities and other issues as needed. Mother to Mother is also nationally known, including a yearly conference for local organizations around the United States. Mother to Mother is always looking for women interested in volunteering their time and energy for the sake of a friendship. Also, all contributions are tax deductible and we welcome all gifts.

Telephone

(859) 269-8207

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