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Mavis Moon

About Me: 

I live in San Jose, California, and attend San Jose Christian Reformed Church. I work as the IT Director of Pivot Interiors, a Herman Miller office furniture company.

I grew up in the Air Force, where my dad was a chaplain, so I lived in several places during my childhood, including Michigan, Alaska, Washington, Texas, Florida and Arizona. I went to Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where I met my husband Randy. 

We have lived in San Jose for over 30 years now. I have 3 adult children and two grandchildren who are, of course, the cutest things ever. 


I am a self-confessed nerd, and not just in technology. I love many kinds of techie things, especially databases, but I am also a bookworm and have been a bit nerdy about that since I was a kid. Currently I'm in 3 book clubs, 2 of which I started.

In addition to reading, I'm starting to explore writing -- I have started several blogs, one to chronicle the books I'm reading, another to recount some memories and one just for musing.

Another hobby, which my husband and I enjoy together, is traveling, whether it's day trips or longer vacations. There are many great places to go quite near to us -- San Francisco, Monterey, Yosemite, the redwoods, Tahoe, the wine country, the list goes on. We enjoy longer road trips, too, and have visited several national parks around the U.S. and hope to see more.

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Dinner Church or Meal Church?

Our church is thinking of starting a once monthly service where we eat a meal together, including communion, and also have our worship service. Any of you doing that?

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Have you noticed the “shorthand” way people are using the word “because” now? I don’t know where it started but I wouldn’t be surprised if it was on Twitter. I thought of this new usage of the word “because” as I listened to a series of sermons our pastor, Brad Smith, gave recently.

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Are You Mobile?

Wherever you look, people are peering, or talking, or singing along, or listening as they walk, ride, fly — whatever. What about you and your church? Are you going mobile?

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Tablets in Church?

Looking back on technology in 2013, tablets were a pretty important item. Are you or those you know using tablets at work? At home? How about at church?

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What Do You Think?

As the new year starts, it is also the start (well, restart) of my stint as a guide for the Church & Web Network. What would you like to talk about? I don’t have nearly all the answers, but I can definitely pose questions, find some information or sources of information, and solicit discussion. See the list of topics in the blog - pick from there or come up with your own! Let's talk.

Church Communications
  • I haven't finished A Rhythm of Prayer yet but love it so far. I had not heard of the prayers book by Cornelius Plantinga; I'm going to check it. out. And Peterson's biography is on my to-be read...

  • This one is on my to-be read list!

  • I read quite a few books I liked this year!

    Prayer in the Night | For Those Who Work or Watch or Weep by Tish Harrison Warren

    Wholehearted Faith by Rachel Held Evans and Jeff Chu...

  • San Jose Christian Reformed Church, San Jose CA

  • Kind of tired.

  • Hello! We may use some of these videos and I think it's a good idea to build a library. I wondered if there's any way you could include more information about each one to help as we try to find...

  • Hello! We may use some of these videos and I think it's a good idea to build a library. I wondered if there's any way you could include more information about each one to help as we try to find...

  • Our church has several members who do not have computers or smartphones, so for that reason we still need a printed email.

  • We are trying to do the same thing. We are in San Jose, CA. Did you have any luck? How did you end up disposing of your pews?

  • I've been doing a lot of re-reading. During this "Coronatide," it felt like too much for my brain to read a new book, even when I thought I'd like it. I've started to read some new ones now,...