Mums At The Table has been honoured with a finalist nomination in the Christian Media & Arts Australia Excellence in Media Awards 2023.
The Adventist Media ministry was recognised for its work in supporting mums through its partnerships with local Seventh-day Adventist churches. Mums At The Table was nominated in the “Community Impact Award” category, which was ultimately won by “Water for Africa”, an initiative of Sonshine 98.5FM. The Excellence in Media Awards presentation was held last night on the Gold Coast.
“It’s such an honour to be a finalist in an awards with other organisations such as Compassion Australia and Vision Christian Media,” said Melody Tan, project manager of Mums At The Table. “The only reason Mums At The Table is a finalist is because of the great work and sacrifices our volunteer moderators have made to support the mums in their local communities. We stand on the shoulder of these giants.”
Working with volunteer moderators from local churches, Mums At The Table organises in-person events to connect with community mums. The ministry also shares parenting information on digital media.
Through Mums At The Table events, mums who would normally have been isolated and without community networks have found a village not only to raise their children, but for themselves as well. Not only that, through this village, they have also had the opportunity to connect with the local church in their area.
In 2022, Mums At The Table local groups organised more than 200 in-person meet-up events and playgroups. Each of these events were attended by an average of five community mums.
There are currently 20 local groups in Australia and New Zealand, moderated by 51 church members, representing 24 Seventh-day Adventist churches. Depending on the moderators’ availability, local events—or meet-ups—range from weekly playgroups to playground and café catch-ups or even dessert nights.
Churches or individuals interested in being part of the ministry can contact Mums At The Table at hello@MumsAtTheTable.com.