We used the scripture from this year's Stake theme as the scripture
for Stake Women's Conference:
"And we talk of Christ, we rejoice in Christ, we preach of Christ, we prophesy of Christ, and we write according to our prophecies, that our children may know to what source
they may look for a remission of their sins."
|The decorations used remind us of all the settings we "sit together" as sisters...|
|Sister Karen Helton was the chair of the decorating committee.|
|Karen & her committee worked with Jennie Bennett - weaving the theme|
into the decorations in such FUN ways! Their committee included:
Missy Stevens, Tammy Meldrum, Debbie Maynard, Annie Kartchner,
Holly Curtis, Stephanie Callicott, Melidee Barton
|Holly Curtis & Jennie Bennett|
|Both entries to the Stake Center were an invitation to...|
"Come Sit With Us"
|The podium also had subtle reminders of "Come Sit With Us"|
|Roger - our Stake Technology Specialist -|
was wonderful to set up the opening video presentation.
|Thank you Roger Harrison!|
|A sweet example of sisters who invite others to "Come Sit With Us"|
Sitting right down on the floor in the nursery when we serve in Primary...
|We learn charity as we "sit together" in so many settings...|
the most important setting (of course) being our own homes.
|We sit together in the homes of sisters we serve when Visiting Teaching.|
|Sitting together as we enjoy food (always food!)|
|Sitting next to Young Women as they come into Relief Society this year...|
Becoming friends, and staying close as we show them the way.
|Sitting around a campfire as we serve in Young Women.|
|Sitting together with our families...|
|Being taught the Gospel at home - and rejoicing in, and preaching of Christ.|
|Sitting in hospital rooms & care centers with aging parents.|
|Sitting in rocking chairs - rocking our babies in the quiet midnight hours.|
|Sitting with a large, growing family -|
giving & teaching through the busy years of raising a young family.
|Before long, we've moved from a "long row" with a large family -|
to the back row (and find our hair might be turning a little grey)
The cultural hall was turned into a mixture of elegance from yesteryear just in time for the refreshments.
|Missy Stevens provided a beautiful "Shabby Chic" setting for the refreshment tables.|