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.

Happy Birthday!

1 - Marcy Hooper
2 - Bonnie Burnett
3 - Jenny Cochran
4 - Liberty Minor
5 - Ashley Palmer
6 - Shana Rae Swain
7 - Katherine Welch, Jamee Thompson
8 - Cassie Chlarson
11 - Barbara Kirchmann
12 - Donna White
15 - Christina Sartor
16 - Patricia Smith
17 - Monica Bradbury
19 - Lesly Rollins
22 - Patricia Van Drimmelen, Jamie Dickamore
23 - Glenda Fay Winters, Kristalynn Gilgert
25 - Brandi Hurst, Kolbi Lords
27 - Nicole Bean
29 - Carol Brown, Rose Sutphen
31 - Roberta Moon, Johanna Roberts

Demonstrating Our Discipleship through Love and Service

Throughout His mortal life, Jesus Christ showed His love for others by ministering to them. He said, “By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another” (John 13:35). He set the example and wants us to “succor those that stand in need of [our] succor” (Mosiah 4:16). He calls His disciples to work with Him in His ministry, giving them the opportunity to serve others and become more like Him.

Our service as visiting teachers will closely resemble the ministry of our Savior when we show our love for those we visit teach by doing the following:

• Remember their names and the names of their family members and become acquainted with them.
• Love them without judging them.
• Watch over them and strengthen their faith “one by one,” as the Savior did (3 Nephi 11:15).
• Establish sincere friendships with them and visit them in their homes and elsewhere.
• Care about each sister. Remember birthdays, graduations, weddings, baptisms, or other times that are meaningful to her.
• Reach out to new and less-active members.
• Reach out to the lonely or those in need of comfort.
From the Scriptures
3 Nephi 11; Moroni 6:4; Doctrine and Covenants 20:47

From Our History
“The New Testament includes accounts of women, named and unnamed, who exercised faith in Jesus Christ. … These women became exemplary disciples. … [They] journeyed with Jesus and His Twelve Apostles. They gave of their substance to assist in His ministry. After His death and Resurrection, [they] continued to be faithful disciples.”

Paul wrote of a woman named Phebe, who was “a servant of the church” (Romans 16:1). He asked the people to “assist her in whatsoever business she hath need of you: for she hath been a succourer of many” (Romans 16:2). “The kind of service rendered by Phebe and other great women of the New Testament continues today with members of the Relief Society—leaders, visiting teachers, mothers, and others—who act as succorers, or helpers, of many.”

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What Can I Do?
1. How am I increasing my ability to nurture others?
2. What am I doing to ensure that the sisters I watch over know that I love them?