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Moms Connect Groups Provide Summer Playdates for Children and New Connections For Moms

May 10, 2019 12:43PM ● By Hannah Ott

Darien - Moms Connect, a small group which meets weekly from September through May at St. John Lutheran Church & Early Learning Center, will continue to meet in the summer with a more flexible schedule and relaxed format.

The church, located at 7214 South Cass Avenue in Darien, will provide a series of playdates for moms and their preschoolers. They are planned for Friday, June 7, 21; July 5, 19; and August 2, 16 from 9:00-10:30am.

The group is open to community moms at no charge. They are welcome to participate in every session or to attend as their schedule permits.

Moms Connect groups will continue to meet in the summer with a more flexible schedule and relaxed format. 

Unlike during the school year, children will remain with their parents. In other words, there will be no complimentary child care. Activities will be geared toward preschoolers, but older siblings may be brought. There will be time for free play outdoors (inside if it rains), for making a craft and for enjoying a snack. 

It will afford both mothers and their children a wonderful way to jointly socialize with peers.  In addition, Moms Connect offers parents a supportive network. 

Those interested in attending are asked to register online at so that an adequate number of materials and snacks are on hand.  

If you have questions, please call Deaconess Phaedra Serbus, the facilitator of Moms Connect, at 630-969-7987 or email her at