Sunday, January 20, 2013

January Evening Meeting, Tue 29

Come join us for Dinner and Fun. We will have a potato and salad bar. Sign up to bring a topping that works for potatoes, salads, or both!! For one of the activities we will have a bring and take table. If you have a moment to gather a few gently used items that you no longer need but another might use, bring them along. Childcare provided.

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Sunday, January 6, 2013

Temporal Preparation -

For 2013 our Relief Society Presidency messages will focus on the theme of Preparation. For January we shared a message of Temporal Preparation.

Joseph Smith
“Happiness is the object and design of our existence; and will be the end thereof, if we pursue the path that leads to it; and this path is virtue, uprightness, faithfulness, holiness, and keeping all the commandments of God”  (History of the Church, 5:134-35)

--> Happiness is the result of adhering to the plan of salvation.  Not just eternally – now. So the closer we keep to the Gospel, the more we can hope to find temporal happiness

Monday, November 26, 2012

December Relief Society Meeting

Tuesday, December 18 at 6:30 we will host a Christmas Get-Together. We will share a potluck of sweet and savory finger foods and exchange small gifts.

 This will be a casual gathering, a chance to visit and share time together as Sisters.  Please bring a dish to share and a small gift to exchange. 

The gifts should be inexpensive or free ($5 max?): perhaps a favorite lipstick or skin care item, or a book you've read and wish to pass on, a recipe or special ingredient you love to use, or an item you've enjoyed but wish to pass along. Think "Oprah's Favorite things" with a smaller price range. Let's take a break from all the holiday hustle and bustle and enjoy and evening together.

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Sunday, November 25, 2012

Of Regrets and Resolutions

Today Sister Susie Wilson shared a message with us on President Uchtdorf's October General Conference talk "Of Regrets and Resolutions"

"The more we devote ourselves to the pursuit of holiness and happiness, the less likely we will be on a path to regrets."

Uctdorfs talk was based on 3 common regrets people might have at the end of their mortal life.

I Wish I Had Spent More Time with the People I Love

I Wish I Had Lived Up to My Potential

I Wish I Had Let Myself Be Happier

 Sisters shared thoughts and insights on priorities, taking action and even on how self confidence might allow us to live up to our spiritual potential, be happier, focus on our relationships, and live life without regrets.


Sunday, November 18, 2012

Christmas Party Signups

The Ward Christmas Party will be Saturday December 1st at 5pm. Follow this link to our online signup sheet to help get the party started! Hope to see you there!

The Power of Kindness

November 18, 2012
Today's lesson was taught by Sister Deanne Mankins: "The Power of Kindness". Sister Mankins shared several examples of how treating others with kindness can result in greater kindness in return and improved relationships, "allowing others to live more righteously," for "Kindness begins with me"

"The Spirit of the Lord is a spirit of kindness; it is a spirit of patience; it is a spirit of charity and love and forbearance and long suffering; and there are none of us who do not need all these virtues that are the result of the possession of the Spirit of our Heavenly Father.4
Sisters shared examples of how treating others with kindness might help us to "judge not, lest ye be judged" and how often when we feel we have been offended we might realize that if we are honest we ourselves are not without fault. By recognizing our own culpability we might feel greater kindness towards the faults we imagine we find in others.

We discussed how such kindness might help lead people from their mistakes and Sister Mankins relayed a portion of the story Les Miserable when the character of the priest not only trusted Jean val Jean but gave him a second chance when none would so that he might improve himself and save his soul. By loving others and treating them with a high level of kindness they might see what is possible within themselves.

 Finally, kindness can be of great help in parenting children and we should remember that children need love and kindness, especially when they seem to not deserve it.


Sunday, November 11, 2012

November 11, 2012 RS Lesson

Today's lesson was taught by Sister Carol Richardson and was titled "Temporal Salvation for Ourselves and Others"

Sister Sarah Sherrill shared her memories from the Great Depression and World War II and Sister Richardson shared momentoes of her parent's experiences of the same time.

Discussion included the link between Temporal and Spiritual salvation and what we might do to prepare ourselves now for unexpected times ahead.

"We are living in perilous times. The scriptures are being fulfilled, and as it appears to me this is the particular time when, if it were possible, the very elect would be deceived. It is remarkable how easy it is for those who desire to advance their financial interests in the world to find a reason for setting aside the plain teachings of the Lord with reference to our lives. And it is strange to me how many people fall into the habit of listening to those who say things that are contrary to the revealed will of our Heavenly Father. …
… This people have been advised to conserve their energies and their means. We have been taught by those whom the Lord has raised up to instruct us that we should live within our income, that we should not follow the fashions of the world and expend as rapidly and even more rapidly than we can earn the money that comes into our hands, to take care of ourselves and our families."