Monday, February 21, 2011

More Information: Women of Faith in the Latter Days

In the January Visiting Teaching Message - we find one reason we should be looking to the past history of faithful Relief Society women...

Understanding our history helps make us an effective part of the future of Relief Society.  President Spencer W. Kimball (1895–1985) explained, "We know that women who have deep appreciation for the past will be concerned about shaping a righteous future."

You may be interested in contributing to the Women of Faith in the Latter Days history project currently being worked on.  We all share a rich heritage through our family histories.  

This could be an idea for an upcoming Relief Society Meeting - where sisters are invited to share short inspirational stories of faithful women from their own family histories (past or present).

Here is more information about the series (soon to be published) by Deseret Book currently underway:

(this appears to be cut off, but a screenshot
would only include this small amount of information)
For further information, go to the actual website at:

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Relationships... a Relief Society Meeting Idea from the 4th Ward

On February 8th, the 4th Ward enjoyed a successful evening learning about improving relationships of all types - at home, work, church, with family members, and spouses.  Their RS Historian submitted these photos & description.  Thanks for sharing!
(and please... we would love ALL wards to be submit information - see the right sidebar for info on how...)  

Sharie Clark (the 2nd counselor in the 4th Ward) uses email reminders the night before their Relief Society Meetings - a very effective way to keep sisters informed (and save on paper!)

Here is their short email message sent out the night before on Feb 7th:

February is Valentine's Month and what better thing to talk about than relationships!  This Tuesday at our Relief Society Meeting Val Baldwin will be talking to us about the 9 essential keys in all our relationships.  She is a widely known speaker, TV personality, and relationship coach.  We will begin at 7:00 PM in the cultural hall.  Please come join us for a great evening of great information we can all use - AND  a chocolate fountain!
We hope to see you!  Feel free to invite your neighbors, daughters, mothers, and friends to join us!
See you on Tuesday at 7:00 PM!

Val Baldwin - speaker

Bethany & Becky Hansen, Linda Sandstrom

Sharie Clark (2nd Counselor) & Pat Wilkins (RS Meeting Committee member)
set up a chocolate fountain for after the speaker.

Sharlene Crosgrove & Debbie Maynard