Wednesday, March 14, 2012

General Conference

Just a reminder that March 31 & April 1 at 10am, 2pm on KSL channel 5.

Loved this idea to remind us to prepare
so we can get the most out of conference.
Just double click on the picture. is the best place to look if you're searching for General Conference packets and resources to use with your children. The Ensign had a great article in the March 2009 issue Preparing Children for Conference. Kate took the ideas from the article and compiled them in an easy-to-read list.

These two ideas sounded great:

• Hang the pictures of the apostles near the T.V. and each time a new speaker gets up to speak, find his picture on the poster. When the picture is found, put a sticker on that person’s picture.
• Have a bowl of small treats for each session. Next to the bowl place objects that represent key words for that session. Each time the children hear one of those words spoken from the pulpit they can help themselves to one treat.
The idea door, and LDS Coloring Page Blog has some great links for activites. Mormon Momma also had some great ideas.

Let us know if you have any other ideas. We would all love to hear them!

Thursday, March 1, 2012


Saturdays - 9am - Women's basketball

2nd Sunday - Singles 31+ religion class - 7pm

March 4 - CES fireside - 6pm

March 8 - Relief Society Birthday Party, 6:30pm

March 18 - Stake General Priesthood Meeting - 7am

March 24 - YW General Meeting - 6pm

March 25 - Fast Sunday

March 25 - CES fireside, 6pm

March 31 - General Conference, 10am, 2pm

March 31 - General Conference Priesthood Session - 6pm

Daughters in My Kingdom

We are daughters of our Father in Heaven. He knows us, loves us, and has a plan for us. Part of that plan includes coming to earth to learn to choose good over evil. When we choose to keep God’s commandments, we honor Him and acknowledge our identity as daughters of God. Relief Society helps us remember this divine heritage.

Relief Society and its history strengthen and support us. Julie B. Beck, Relief Society general president, said: “As daughters of God, you are preparing for eternal designations, and each of you has a female identity, nature, and responsibility. The success of families, communities, this Church, and the precious plan of salvation is dependent on your faithfulness. … [Our Heavenly Father] intended Relief Society to help build His people and prepare them for the blessings of the temple. He established [Relief Society] to align His daughters with His work and to enlist their help in building His kingdom and strengthening the homes of Zion.”

Our Father in Heaven has given us specific work to help build His Kingdom. He has also blessed us with the spiritual gifts we need to accomplish this specific work. Through Relief Society, we have opportunities to use our gifts to strengthen families, help those in need, and learn how to live as disciples of Jesus Christ.

President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, Second Counselor in the First Presidency, said of discipleship: “By patiently walking in the path of discipleship, we demonstrate to ourselves the measure of our faith and our willingness to accept God’s will rather than ours.”

Let us remember we are daughters of God and strive to live as His disciples. As we do so, we will help build God’s kingdom here on earth and become worthy to return to His presence.

From the Scriptures
Zechariah 2:10; Doctrine and Covenants 25:1, 10, 16; 138:38–39, 56; “The Family: A Proclamation to the World” (Liahona and Ensign, Nov. 2010, 129)

From Our History
On April 28, 1842, the Prophet Joseph Smith said to the sisters in Relief Society: “You are now placed in a situation in which you can act according to those sympathies which God has planted in [you]. … If you live up to your privileges, the angels cannot be restrained from being your associates.”

Recognizing the power of Relief Society to serve others and to help individuals increase in faith, Zina D. H. Young, third Relief Society general president, promised the sisters in 1893, “If you will dig in the depths of your own hearts you will find, with the aid of the Spirit of the Lord, the pearl of great price, the testimony of this work.”

What Can I Do?
1. How can I help my sisters reach their potential as daughters of God?
2. How can I apply in my life the counsel and warnings given to women in Doctrine and Covenants 25?

Happy Birthday!

2 - Victoria Fritz
3 - JoDee Keyes
4 - Lorraine Vause & Candice Kunz
5 - Charlene Christensen, Kim Thorpe & Linda Dabb
7 - Jeanette Stones & Jennifer Keener
12 - Jill Wheelwright
17 - Shamara Hartmann
19 - Lorrie Goldsberry
22 - Shanna Dayton
24 - Marcell Kearney, JoAnn Cordova & Liandra Dittmore
25 - Catherine Anderson & Lorene Little
27 - Pamela Rischen
29- Lori Lucero, Michelle Elzinga & Rashae Swain
31 - Lynette Love & Julie Montgomery