Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Register Now for Fall 2012!

For Current MOPS Attendees:

It is time to register for MOPS for FALL 2012! For current MOPS attendees, you must turn in your registration forms AND pay the registration fee by this THURSDAY (April 19th) to secure your spot. After that date, enrollment will be open to the public. Space is limited in the moppets program, so please do not delay!

*Please note, you will not be registered unless your forms and check are turned in together. Thank you for your cooperation!
Download Registration Forms Here:

MOPS Registration

You may turn your forms in at MOPS this week or mail them to:

Presbyterian Church of the Master
Attn: MOPS Registration
26051 Marguerite Pkwy MissionViejo, CA 92692

For Moms New to our Program:

You may register beginning April 19th, 2012! We look forward to getting to know you!

Monday, April 16, 2012

This Week & Upcoming Events Designed for YOU!

Our speaker for this Thursday’s meeting is Ron Owens, a Navy Vet and Professional Firefighter who has worked with the Federal Fire Department, San Diego and Rota, Spain; he currently works for the City of Oceanside in the Fire Prevention Branch. Ron is also a Certified Clinical Hypnotist, private pilot and a dynamic speaker! He will be talking to us this Thursday about how to perform infant/child CPR.

Other News & Events:
A Parenting Discussion you will not want to miss: Monday April 23rd in Ladera Ranch {more info here} Kingdom Family with Trevecca and Dennis Okholm (She is minister to children and their families at St. Andrew's Pres in Newport Beach). They will be talking about her new book and about marriage and raising a family in our culture of consumerism, entitlement, individual identity, busyness, etc.; the seven basic human needs (and how we help our children get those needs met); how to set parenting goals beyond an immediate problem; and much more!

PCOM Women's Retreat is April 27-29 in Murrietta. Click {here} for more info.

Mom's Night Out! Friday, May 4th 7pm-9pm. For more info click {here} or RSVP on the evite {here}.

Village Pres is hosting a one day Women's Retreat in San Clemente on Saturday May 12th 9am-5pm. The theme is Just Rest, Be still and know that I am God (Psalm 46:10). Life and parenting are busy and noisy. This will be a day to spend growing and resting and an opportunity to have a couple of spa treatments! We will be spending time doing spiritual practices that involve painting, using clay, reflecting and praying. There will be time to enjoy with friends over lunch and ocean views. If you need a registration form, please email kjersten.damron@gmail.com. (Registration is due April 29th.)

If you are wondering - why Just Rest? I have so much to do today! This is a song that I came upon that helped me discover the need to rest in God, the keeper of my heart. There is only one place to find true rest in this world, Audrey Assad sings about it here:

Friday, April 13, 2012

Kingdom Family- a discussion for parents

Parenting is like running a marathon, isn't it? Here is a fresh, cold cup of water for you and your husband!

Trevecca Okholm and her husband Dennis will be hosting a conversation about her new book, Kingdom Family: Re-Envisioning God's Purpose for Marriage and Family on Monday, April 23rd at 7pm at the Flintridge Clubhouse (28112 Roanoke Drive)in Ladera Ranch. Some of the topics they will discuss are:

-Raising a family in our culture of consumerism, entitlement, individual identity, busyness, etc.

-The seven basic human needs (and how we help our children get those needs met)

-How to set parenting goals beyond an immediate problem

-And much more:)

All are welcome to attend: Moms, Dads, Grandparents, Uncles, Aunts, and anyone involved in raising, teaching, guiding and praying for their families.

Books will be available for purchase that evening, and are also available on amazon.com:

paperback {here}

Kindle version $9.99 {here}

Feel free to invite neighbors and friends. Unfortunately, childcare will not be provided at the clubhouse. But hopefully this is enough time to make arrangements beforehand! This topic is foundational for marriage and family, we hope you and your spouse can both attend!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

This Week: Pops Panel


Dads are in the hot seat this week at our annual Pops Panel! Dads of preschoolers and a few with older kids will answer our questions. This is always one of our favorite MOPS of the year!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Mom's Night Out

MOPS - Mothers of PreSchoolers
invites Moms with children of all ages to a

Mom’s Night Out

Friday, May 4, 2012
7:00pm – 9:00pm
Presbyterian Church of the Master
26051 Marguerite Parkway – Mission Viejo

Dessert - Friends - Inspiration

Special Guest: author and speaker Marilyn Williams will
share inspiration on the topic “She Did What She Could.”
Bring a friend for a night out, free of charge!

Please RSVP by May 1st
RSVP to Kjersten.Damron@gmail.com