Tuesday, February 8, 2011


There are a few things that can be marked on your calendar!!

Remember that Women's Basketball is on every Thursday! If you are not sure about the times, you can contact Debbie Nelson. You dont have to be good! Its a fun way to interact with the sisters and have some fun!!

February 16th: Its our Super Wednesday! There will be a mini class on budgeting and then a few projects that you can choose from to do. If you have already started a project at home and do not want another one, then bring that project to work on! A quilt will be set up also if you are interested on working on that. A light dinner will be served as well! Come and enjoy a fun night!! Its at the church building from 5-9. You can come at anytime.

February 19 & 20: Stake Conference! Don't forget to attend the adult session on Saturday night.

If you have any further questions about what is going on, please feel free to contact any member of the Relief Society Presidency!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Up Coming Events for January

This next week's lesson for Relief Society will be given by Cheryl Worthington and it will be lesson number 25: Fasting

Thank you to Mindy Young for a great lesson last Sunday on The Sabbath Day. We appreciate your hard work!!

Please don't forget about your visiting teaching!!

On January 29th at 10 am there will be a Women's Conf.

Every Thursday we will be holding an exercise class at 9 am. If you have more questions, please Contact Jessica Ware. It should be a lot of fun!! We will be working out to videos and what not. You are more than welcome to bring your kids!!

Our Additional Relief Society Meeting (aka enrichment) will be moved to the 3rd Wednesday of every month. This month's will be held on the 19th and we will be doing a fun night. This is a night to be able to relax and play games and get to know eachother a little better!

Any up coming events or announcements will be posted on the blog weekly from now on. So check back frequently for any news!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

The Creation

There are many announcements that are going to take place on the ward blog. During Relief Society, we are going to "cut out" the announcements to spare more time for the lesson given that week. So, if you are wondering what new announcements there are for our Relief Society or any up coming event please refer to the blog!

*This Sundays lesson will be taught by Kim Wilson, Teaching from Our Time.*

This last weeks lesson was from the Gospel Principles Manual, chapter 5, the Creation.
During this spring time it is always a great reminder of how loving our Heavenly Father is and how He, our creator is ever mindful of each and everyone one of us!

We need to remember that the world we live in was created just for us. Something we can ponder is how God's creation shows his love for us. The sweet words from a beautiful hymn came to my mind as I prepared this lesson,
When thru the woods and forest glades I wander, And hear the birds sing sweetly in the trees, When I look down from lofty mountain grandeur And hear the brook and feel the gentle breeze, Then sings my soul, my Savior God, to thee, How great thou art! How great thou art!

More importantly, a good question that can also be pondered is What are we supposed to learn from the Creation?
The Creation is a magnificent thing!! But what we are supposed to learn is our Great Potential.
Each and everyone of us has a significant meaning in this world! This lesson hit me so strong because there are times when it is easy to not realize what are own great potential is.

We have the potential to become like our Heavenly Father. We were created with love and respect. We were created in the image of our Heavenly Father.

There is no one better that will understand us than our own Creator; Our Heavenly Father. He knows our faults, our weaknesses, and understands what we are going through. Our Heavenly Father has placed people here at certain times and certain places to uplift us and strengthen us. He has also given us powerful instruction manuals-the holy scriptures. Our Heavenly Father knew that our life experiences would not be easy or perfect. But if we rely on the gospel and what he has given us then we can come to learn our own great potential and what we can become. YOU ARE LOVED!

Friday, January 15, 2010

Better late than NEVER!

I know, I am so sorry for the delay in the updates and new postings for the Ward blog. I apologize and I will be better ontop of it from here on out!

For the month of January, the visiting teaching message is reflecting on Elder Uchtdorf's talk, "Hold on A Little Longer" If you haven't had a chance to go visiting teaching, its not too late!

This week's lesson is from the Gospel Principle's manual, lesson 2.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Busy Week!

This is is filled with many things to look forward to!

The announcements for this week are:

*The ward Christmas Party is THIS Friday! If your last name starts with the letters A-L, please bring a side salad to share. If your last name starts with M-Z, please bring a dessert. The event will start at 6:00 pm. It will be held at the church. Please come, it will be a great time to get to know eachother better!!

*ALSO!!! The Elf Swap coming up! If you have anything that you are planning on taking to the DI, and it is gently used or new (for example; toys, clothes etc..) please drop off your items at the church on Dec. 3 between 4 and 6 pm. The shopping will be from 7-9 pm.

We had two great lessons in church on Sunday. Our Sunday school lesson was a great reminder about family history. What an amazing service we can provide for family members who are no longer with us. Doing geneology will also give us a chance to learn more about our heritage.

We also had another great reminder about the importance of Scouting. The scouting program is a great tool for our young men!!! It can prepare our young men for the duties and responsibilities for their future. The scouting program is here for a reason and we must try and remember what those reasons are for. Erza Taft Benson stated, "I would to God that every boy of Boy Scout age could have the benefits and the blessings of the great Boy Scout program. It is truly a noble program; it is a builder of character, not only in the boys, but also in the men who provide the leadership. And character, after all, is the priceless thing you build in this life and take with you into the next. I have often said that Scouting is essentially a spiritual program, a builder of men. It is established upon a deeply spiritual foundation.
In the first part of the Boy Scout Oath we declare, “On my honor, I will do my best to do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law.” Scouting emphasizes duty to God, reverence for sacred things, observance of the Sabbath, maintenance of the standards of the Church with which the boy is affiliated. As each boy repeats that pledge, usually at every Scout meeting or function, he says aloud in the presence of those whose friendship he values most highly, “On my honor, I will do my best to do my duty to God.” It cannot help but make a deep and lasting impression upon him. It becomes the foundation upon which a noble character is built. The oath also pledges duty to country, and that too is basically spiritual."

The scouting program does build strong men physically and spiritually. It can play such an important role in each young mans life.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving! This is a great time to reflect on what we are truly grateful for.

The announcements for this week are:
*There is an Elf Swap coming up! If you have anything that you are planning on taking to the DI, and it is gently used or new (for example; toys, clothes etc..) please drop off your items at the church on Dec. 3 between 4 and 6 pm. The shopping will be from 7-9 pm.

*Our ward Christmas Party is coming up! It is going to be on Dec. 4th. So bring the family to have a great night!!

Our lesson in Relief Society was given by Kim Wilson. I want to thank her for such a great lesson! The spirit that was there was so wonderful and uplifting. Her lesson was on Elder Bednar's talk from the Oct. 2009 General Conference.
"We can become more diligent and concerned at home as we are more faithful in learning, living, and loving the restored gospel of Jesus Christ." Elder Bednar gives us three suggestions to become more diligent and concerned at home.

The first suggestion is: Express love-and SHOW IT! How often do you tell a family member you love them and truly mean it? Elder Bednar states; "Each of us already knows we should tell the people we love that we love them. But what we know is not always reflected in what we do. We may feel unsure, awkward, or even perhaps a bit embarrassed."

The second suggetion is: Bear Testimony-AND LIVE IT! It is always one thing to bear your testimony but how often are we living it? As you go throughout your week, be ever mindful of your testimony and think of ways you can live it. Who may need to hear it? What does your testimony mean to you?

The Third suggestion is: BE CONSISTENT! Sometimes it can become very frustrating when we feel like our efferts are being ignored. Or even not having an impact on our childrens live's. If we are consistent with our family it is the beginning of laying down the foundation of great work in our individual lives. "As we seek the Lord’s help and in His strength, we can gradually reduce the disparity between what we say and what we do, between expressing love and consistently showing it, and between bearing testimony and steadfastly living it. We can become more diligent and concerned at home as we are more faithful in learning, living, and loving the restored gospel of Jesus Christ."

**Next weeks lesson will be combined with the Elder's Quoram.**

Sunday, November 15, 2009

How Glorious Are Faithful, Just, and True Friends!!!

The announcements for this week are:
We are so excited for a adult fireside that is coming up!
It will be on November 22, at 7:00pm.
President Smith along with Nile Smith will be our speakers. It is going to be a great fireside, so please come! If you are worried about finding a babysitter, the young women of our ward are willing to help out!!
Our food storage specialists are working hard to get us all prepared. Please contact Gina Hansen or anyone else who is on the commitee if you have any questions or even suggestions regarding food storage.

Our lesson this week was from the "Teachings of Presidents of the Church." It was chapter 40, "How Glorious Are Faithful, Just and True Friends."
What a great reminder to us that friendship is one of the grand fundamental pinciples of the gospel. Joseph Smith shares a bold vision of friendship's power to unify the church, end contention, and promote unity among people.
In Matthew chapter 9, it reads: "Now it happened, as Jesus sat at the table in the house, that behold, many tax collectors and sinners came and sat down with Him and His disciples. And when the Pharisees saw it, they said to His disciples, "Why does your Teacher eat with tax collectors and sinners?" When Jesus heard that, He said to them, "Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. Bug go and learn what this means: 'I desire mercy and not sacrafice.'
We must always remember that friendship requires a kind of reaching out that may not always be self-serving.
Jesus was a perfect example of that! He spent his lifetime reaching out to those who were grieving, hurting, rejoicing, and even hoping.
Each sister can make a difference by recoginzing that each of us can make another sisters burden lighter by sharing our burdens with others. We may not know what each sister may be going through but we should show sensitivity to the struggles that each sister is going through.