Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Thoughts From Our Presidency

RS Pres Bonnie Burnett ~ Relief Society was organized by the Prophet Joseph Smith in March 1842. R. S. was "divinely made, authorized, instituted, and ordained of God". The purpose of Relief Society is to prepare women for the blessings of eternal life
by helping increase their faith and personal righteousness; strengthen families and homes; and helping those in need. We pray for you sisters daily and want you to know we love you.

RS 2ND Counselor Colleen Benson ~ RS is a worldwide circle of sisterhood. Boyd K Packer stated, "This great circle of sisters will be a protection for each of you and for your families. The RS might be likened to a refuge--the place of safety and protection--the sanctuary of ancient times. You will be safe within it. It encircles each sister like a protecting wall." We love and pray for you daily.

RS Secretary Melody Stuart ~ As sisters we need to make our homes a safe and happy place to be. We can do this through establishing good and healthy routines at home. Always making sure, no matter how young or old your family is and no matter how busy your family is that you make time for daily prayer and scripture reading. We are enjoying getting to know all of you and pray for you daily.


*Ward Picnic in the Park will be on Wednesday, Aug 15 at 6:30. We will be gathering at Rolling Hills Park (just above the church). Bring your lawn chairs!

*Book Club will meet on Aug 22 at 6:30. We are reading “The Help” by Kathryn Stockett.

*Every Saturday, Zumba, 8am, at the Stake Center.

*Every Thursday at 12:00 at the Rolling Hills Park, Mamas' play dates.

*Open house tickets become available July 30.

*Brigham City Temple open house starts Aug 18.

*Dedication of the Brigham City Temple will be Sept 23.

Happy Birthday!

1 - Iris McCrary
3 - Alisa Valletta
4 - Betty Adams
6 - Julie Balkcom, Marcie Moore, Lydia Chatelain
7 - Rachel Budge, Fawn Etta Bennett
12 - Maria Epperson
13 - Melanie Corbin
14 - Heather Turner
18 - Michelle Wilkinson
20 - Brandy Tucker, Daniela Quintana
21 - Lynette Marsee
22 - Brook Fowers
23 - Julie Brewer, Jennifer Keys
24 - Colleen Benson
25 - Megan Brey
28 - Jeanette Pope
29 - Randi Rollins
31 - Donna Kearney, Erin Wilson

Taking Action in Time of Need

As visiting teachers, one of our purposes is to help strengthen families and homes. The sisters we visit should be able to say, “If I have problems, I know my visiting teachers will help without waiting to be asked.” In order to serve, we have a responsibility to be conscious of the needs of the sisters we visit. When we seek inspiration, we will know how to respond to the spiritual and temporal needs of each sister we are assigned to visit. Then, using our time, skills, talents, prayers of faith, and spiritual and emotional support, we can help give compassionate service during times of illness, death, and other special circumstances.1

Through the help of reports from visiting teachers, the Relief Society presidency identifies those who have special needs because of physical or emotional illness, emergencies, births, deaths, disability, loneliness, or other challenges. The Relief Society president then reports her findings to the bishop. Under his direction, she coordinates assistance.2

As visiting teachers we can have “great reason … to rejoice” because of “the blessing which hath been bestowed upon us, that we have been made instruments in the hands of God to bring about this great work” (Alma 26:1, 3).

From the Scriptures

Matthew 22:37–40; Luke 10:29–37; Alma 26:1–4; Doctrine and Covenants 82:18–19

From Our History

In the early years of the Church, membership was small and centralized. Members could respond quickly when someone was in need. Today our membership is over 14 million and is spread throughout the world. Visiting teaching is part of the Lord’s plan to provide help for all His children.

“The only system which could provide succor and comfort across a church so large in a world so varied would be through individual servants near the people in need,” said President Henry B. Eyring, First Counselor in the First Presidency.

“… Every bishop and every branch president has a Relief Society president to depend upon,” he continued. “She has visiting teachers, who know the trials and the needs of every sister. She can, through them, know the hearts of individuals and families. She can meet needs and help the bishop in his call to nurture individuals and families.”3

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What Can I Do?

Am I using my gifts and talents to bless others?

Do the sisters I watch over know that I am willing to help them when they have a need?

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy 4th of July!

May we be good citizens of the nations in which we live and good neighbors in our communities, reaching out to those of other faiths as well as to those of our own.
~ President Thomas S. Monson

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Getting to Know Our New Presidency

RS Pres - Bonnie Burnett ~ I was born and raised in Ogden. I have 3 children (twin daughters and a son), and 5 grandchildren who are the loves of my life!! I coached the girls' soccer team at Ben Lomond for ten yrs and I'm currently working for Homecare and Hospice as a hospice RN. I enjoy doing anything outside from biking, swimming to working in the garden. I'm gluten free and non-dairy along with several of you sisters. I love you and love getting to know you!!

RS 1ST Counselor - Shanna Dayton ~ I was born in Ogden and grew up in Garland, Utah. I married Dave 27 years ago. We have three daughters and two grandchildren. We raised our family in the south, while living in: Mississippi (twice), Arkansas, Virginia, Maryland, Alabama, Tennessee twice and now Utah. Besides my family, my greatest loves are baking, reading cookbooks and blogs about food!

RS 2ND Counselor - Colleen Benson ~ I was born in Utah County and moved to Ogden when I was 6. I graduated from Ben Lomond. I married Bryce and have lived in Idaho, South Carolina & Tennessee. We have 5 children (4 sons and a daughter) ages 30 to 19. We are expecting our 1st grandchild in September. I love to swim, dance, read, sing and have fun with family and friends!

RS Secretary - Melody Stuart
*Ward Picnic in the Park will be on Friday, July 18 at 6:30. We will be gathering at Rolling Hills Park (just above the church). Bring your lawn chairs!

*Every Saturday, Zumba, 9am,at the Stake Center.

*Every Thursday at noon at the Rolling Hills Park, Mamas' play dates.

Looking forward;
*Brigham City Temple open house starts Aug 18.
*Dedication of the Brigham City Temple will be Aug 23.