Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Visiting Teaching: If We Do Not Doubt

October's Visiting Teaching Message:
If We Do Not Doubt
"Challenging times cry out for strong parents and examples who teach the truth that Helaman’s warriors knew: “If they did not doubt, God would deliver them” (Alma 56:47). Teaching and exemplifying this truth today requires vigilance. However, we need not fear. When we know who we are and who God is and we have made covenants with Him, we—like these mothers of warriors—will have great influence for good."
- Julie B Beck

You can also listen to a Mormon Channel program expounding on the principles of the message:

Sunday Lesson: Gathering of the House of Israel

“The choice to come unto Christ is not a matter of physical location; it is a matter of individual commitment. People can be ‘brought to the knowledge of the Lord’ [3 Nephi 20:13] without leaving their homelands. True, in the early days of the Church, conversion often meant emigration as well. But now the gathering takes place in each nation. … The place of gathering for Brazilian Saints is in Brazil; the place of gathering for Nigerian Saints is in Nigeria; the place of gathering for Korean Saints is in Korea; and so forth. Zion is ‘the pure in heart.’ [D&C 97:21.] Zion is wherever righteous Saints are”
-Elder Russell M. Nelson

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Watch the General Relief Society Meeting

The General Relief Society Meeting will be broadcast to the Stake Center tonight at 6:00pm.

You may also watch online by clicking on this link.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Visiting Teaching: Strengthening Families

September's Visiting Teaching Message:
Strengthening Families by Increasing Spirituality

"There has grown in me an overwhelming testimony of the value of daughters of God ... I have felt that there has never been a greater need for increased faith and personal righteousness."
- Julie B. Beck

Click here to read or print the entire message.

You can also listen to a Mormon Channel program expounding on the principles of the message:
Relief Society: Episode 18 - September - Strengthening Families by Increasing Spirituality

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Sunday Lesson: Temple Work and Family History

You never know what you may find when researching your family history ...

Sister Tami Nielson gave a beautiful lesson on

We talked about:

the sealing power

the importance of finding our ancestors and performing their work

how to find our ancestors

the blessings of participating in family history and temple work

"All temple ordinances are performed by the power of the priesthood. Through this power, ordinances performed on earth are sealed, or bound, in heaven. The Savior taught his apostles, 'Whatsoever thou shalt bound on earth shall be bound in heaven.' (Matthew 16:19)"

-Gospel Principles Manual

Some ideas shared for those starting out:

Complete a 4-generation chart

Collect items you may have at home such as birth certificates, journals, etc.

Talk to Sister Markham or Brother Davis

What if "all your genealogy has been done?"

Make sure the information on the Family Search website is correct

Start collecting personal histories and photos for your posterity

Help someone else with their family history

Continue to serve in the temple

Work on extended family lines (siblings, other spouses, etc)

For Additional Study:

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Care Packages

No, we didn't get our holidays mixed up!
As you may have heard, the Relief Society is collecting items for care packages to send to missionaries and members of the military.
The theme of this service project is

Look for the display on Sunday!
The last day to bring items will be October 1st.

Some ideas for items to bring include:

notes of encouragement
drink mix (powerade or hot cocoa type)
hymns on cd
candy, nuts, pretzels
pens, small notepads

please, no chocolate or home baked goods!

Monday, September 5, 2011

September Birthdays

02 - Tana Conde
05 - Michele Jones
05 - Carol Koelliker
08 - Kandise Forsberg
08 - Ruth Ann Schulz
12 - Carrie Watters
12 - Lorraine Watkins
15 - Ximena Freeland
23 - Tiffany Crawford
25 - LaRinda Hills
27 - Maija-Liisa DeBirk
29 - Mindy Fowler

*Make sure to wish these sisters a Happy Birthday if you see them!*