Tuesday, February 1, 2011


Basketball every Thursday at 6pm at the stake center.

5th - 9am Breakfast Bunch IHOP on 12th.

9th - YW/YM Multi-Stake Fireside, 7:00 pm, Mound Fort Stake Center (15th & Washington Boulevard). Modest school dress is appropriate.

10th - 6:00PM Monthly Activity. Come learn how to use the church's new family search; if you have a laptop, please bring it as you can use the ward's free wi-fi to search. Make a family tree to hang in you house-- there will be a couple of options to choose from. Make a dry soup mix to take home and feed your family-- a few opions of soup flavor will be available. Child Care Provided!

12th - World Wide Training, Lorin Farr Stake Center.

15th - Book Club 6:30 (note new time) We are reading “Snow flower and the Secret Fan” by Lisa See. For Mar we will be reading “Boy Who Dared” by Susan Bartoletti & “The Wave” by Todd Strasser.

19th - Stake Relief Society Temple Session, Ogden Temple. Meet in the chapel at 8AM for the next available session. A light brunch will be served following the session at 824 Washington Boulevard. Please RSVP to Alaina Thomson if you are able to attend the brunch.

19th - Stake Temple Session. We will meet at 2:00PM in the study and will attend the next available session.

26th - Ward Temple Session for Ward Conference - 4:00 for 4:20 session. Followed by Ward Chili Cook off

26th - Single Adult Symposium, 9AM to 12PM, Lorin Farr Stake Center

27th - Lorin Farr 5th Ward Conference

A Restoration of All Things

The Prophet Joseph Smith organized Relief Society as an essential part of the Church. As a presidency, we hope we can help you understand why Relief Society is essential in your life. We know that New Testament women showed faith in Jesus Christ and participated in His work. Luke 10:39 tells of Mary, who "sat at Jesus' feet, and heard his word." In John 11:27 Martha bears witness of Christ: "She saith unto him, Yea, Lord: I believe that thou art the Christ, the Son of God, which should come into the world." Acts 9:36, 39 speaks of "a certain disciple named Tabitha, . . full of good works. . . And all the widows stood by. . . shewing the coats and garments which [she] made." Phebe, in Romans 16:1–2, was "a servant of the church" and "a succourer of many." These patterns of faith, testimony, and service continued in the latter-day Church and were formalized with the organization of Relief Society. Julie B. Beck, Relief Society general president, taught: "Just as the Savior invited Mary and Martha of New Testament times to participate in His work, women of this dispensation have an official commission to participate in the Lord's work. . . The organization of Relief Society in 1842 mobilized the collective power of the women and their specific assignments to build the Lord's kingdom." We accomplish our work as we focus on Relief Society's purposes: to increase faith and personal righteousness, strengthen families and homes, and seek out and help those in need. I testify that Relief Society was divinely organized to assist in the work of salvation. Each Relief Society sister has an essential role to play in accomplishing this sacred work.
~ Silvia H. Allred, first counselor in the
Relief Society general presidency

From the Scriptures
Joel 2:28–29; Luke 10:38–42; Ephesians 1:10

From Our HistorySister Julie B. Beck has taught that "we know through the Prophet Joseph Smith that Relief Society was a formal part of the Restoration." The process of restoration began with the First Vision in 1820 and continued "line upon line, precept upon precept" (D&C 98:12). When the Relief Society was formally organized on March 17, 1842, the Prophet taught the women about their essential place in the restored Church. He said, "The Church was never perfectly organized until the women were thus organized."

Happy Birthday!

1 - Mary Ann Peterson
2 - Melody Stuart
4 - Cynthia Ford, Carol Fuhriman
6 - Shannon Jeffords, Jann Keefer
8 - Jeanette Sandstrom, Rykki Neale
9 - Kit Garcia
10 - Jenifer Argyle, Monica Sparrow, Sharon Rosinski
11 - Marla Hamilton, Julie Fisher
12 - Erin Jeffords, Dawn Workman, Logan Stringfellow
14 - Ruth Fishburn
15 - Clela Madson, JamieWaite
19 - Elaine Barton, Leslie Owen
20 - Linsey Kunzler, Mellissa Kuns
24 - Pam Thompson, Gloria Mansfield

2 - Victoria Fritz
3 - Jo Dee Keyes
4 - Lorraine Vause, Dandice Kunz
5 - Charlene Christensen, Kim Thorpe
7 - Jeanette Stoens, Jennifer Keener