May 7, 2012
CV MOPS Registration Form 2012
The early registration costs are as follows:
MOPS International Membership - $22 ($2 savings)
All CV MOPS meetings for 2012/2013 - $63 ($42 savings! That is the equivalent of 6 free meetings!)
So, plan to bring your check for either $22 (MOPS fee only) or $85 (MOPS fee and a whole year of meetings!) and get ready to Plunge into MOPS! After May 31, the cost of a MOPS membership increases to $24, and the cost of annual meetings dues goes up to $77. If you do not want to pay ahead, you will still have the option to pay the regular $7 per meeting charge, and we will also introduce a new trimester payment option in September.
In addition to saving some money, moms who register in May will receive access to special features on the MOPS website this summer. You can join MOPS CEO and President Sherry Surratt for a special summer video series that will refresh you, your family and your friendships. Wherever you are this summer, you can log in and connect. In addition to the monthly videos with Sherry, we will have new features each week on MyMOPS to provide practical tips and inspiration for your summer. This special opportunity is only open to moms and leaders who register for membership by May 31 – so don't wait to register.
May 1, 2012
You are invited to our MOPS Spring Tea next Tuesday, May 8! This is a free event for all women, so invite your mother, sister, or another friend to come share our "garden party" at MOPS. Bring your own tea cup and come enjoy yummy treats, special music, and the humor and wisdom of our speaker Wendy Hagen.
While on a retreat with the Bel Air Presbyterian College Group, Wendy met her husband, Shiloh. They got married in 1998 and moved to San Mateo, CA where Shiloh served as a Youth Pastor for two and half years. They have lived in the Bay Area ever since. Shiloh and Wendy experienced heartbreak when they learned during the 5th month of Wendy's pregnancy that their baby had a fatal condition, Trisomy 13. Their daughter, Faith, was born on December 11, 2002 and went to heaven four days later. It was a very difficult journey, but it was a time when Wendy experienced the love and presence of God like never before.
They were blessed with Elijah thirteen months later! He was fat, healthy and happy. Along came bossy and assertive Lydia in May of 2006. Their latest addition Jordis, came out of the womb in July of 2008 and has given the family much joy. Most days, Wendy loves being a stay-at-home. Some days she wishes she could be . . . anything else. She knows that she is not alone in these sentiments and is passionate about encouraging moms as they navigate through the challenges, surprises, triumphs and craziness of motherhood.
To learn more about Wendy (and enjoy a few laughs) check out her blog, Tales From the Motherhood: http://hagenhoopla.blogspot.com/
Hope to see you next Tuesday!
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