Welcome Sisters

This is our own Relief Society site for our ward. It is a in an effort to bring us closer together. It is another way to feel a part and be connected. This is like another newsletter. I hope you find it encouraging and supportive in our sisterhood. Enjoy!!
This is not an official web site of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints or of the general Relief Society.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Sister Assignment

From the stake 2010 guidance: (look for the orange)

Stake Temple Day of Service and Sacrifice. We will continue to build upon the incredible successes of the last three years in this year-long effort.

  • Our stake goals for the temple day are:
    • Increase by 5% the number of current recommend holders in each unit.
    • Increase to 90% the number of MPH leaders set apart as veil workers in each unit.
    • Increase to 10% of current recommend holders the number of members set apart as ordinance workers in each unit.
    • Participation in the temple day by at least 800 endowed stake members.
    • Completion of at least 2000 family file endowments.
    • Increase to 75% the number of current recommend holders attending the 7th floor Priesthood Assembly Room session.
  • Our stake goals for endowed members are:
    • Prepare at least one family file name and complete the baptism, confirmation and PH ordinations prior to the temple day.
    • Complete the endowment for that person during the temple day.
    • Complete two additional endowments during the temple day (one personal family file and two others for a minimum of three endowment sessions per person).
    • Attend the 7th floor Priesthood Assembly Room session.
  • High Priest Group Leaders (HPGL) are responsible for leading this effort year around.
    • HPGLs provide regular oversight of family history centers located in their buildings.
    • Family history work to support our stake temple day should be underway year around.
    • HPGLs should work closely with unit family history consultants and unit mission leaders to ensure all new converts and reactivated members prepare at least a few family names and then personally complete baptisms for the dead during the stake excursion and capitalize on unit FHC workshops and temple baptism trips.
    • Collect and report temple metrics as directed to the assistant stake clerk.
  • Apply the commitment pattern to every adult member in every unit as follows:
    • Prepare them for the temple day experience through instruction and personal witness
    • Invite them to prepare themselves to serve in the temple this year
    • During October-May, focus on the following:
        • Divide up, among the five organizations listed above, all unendowed males and females, and endowed members without current recommends and invite them as follows: “On behalf of the stake president, we invite you to prepare yourself to serve in the House of the Lord in August by attending a temple preparation class…”
        • Ensure every adult referenced above is personally invited by the end of May to prepare and participate in the temple excursion
    • Personally invite all endowed members with a current recommend from May through July
    • Commit all worthy members to prepare at least one family name to take to the temple; complete their baptism, confirmation and ordination in advance; complete their endowment during the temple day; complete two other endowments that day; attend the 7th floor meeting
    • Provide them a “dance card” with their specific assignments
    • Remind them of their assignments a day or two before the temple day
    • Follow-up afterward to assess performance as a unit

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Ann Borgolthaus' Tater Tot Casserole

Ann Borgolthaus made a delicious breakfast casserole which many wanted the recipe for so here it is:

1 lb. ground pork breakfast sausage
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
2 cups milk
2 eggs
2 pounds tater tots
1. Preheat oven to 350
2. Place sausage in large skillet. Cook over medium heat until evenly brown. Drain and spread evenly on the bottom of 9 x 13 baking dish. Spread cheese over sausage.
3. In a large bowl, beat together milk and eggs. Pour over cheese. Top with tater tots
4. Bake in oven for 35 to 45 min.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Happy Birthday Relief Society

On Thursday March 11, 2010 we gathered to celebrate the Relief Society's birthday.

We had a progressive dinner.

Brother Borgholthaus was our priesthood holder in attendance. Thanks for supporting us Bro. Borgholthaus!

The first course was salads served in the Primary room.

Sisters had to find the table that had their birthday month. It was fun to get to chat with sisters born in the same month.

Their were lots of yummy salads to eat and we played a RS Trivia quiz.

Next, we moved to the cultural hall.

Our second course was pasta dishes.

In this room, sisters had to find the table that had the last digit of the year of their birth.

There were baskets of random objects on each table and as we ate, we picked an object and then would have to figure out how that object related to Relief Society. For example, a highlighter: Relief Society is like a highlighter because it helps me see the important things in my life.

A few sisters shared their testimony of Relief Society. What a wonderful sisterhood we all share!

Then we moved to the Relief Society room for dessert. Sisters had brought in baby pictures and they were on display. We had fun trying to figure out which baby picture belonged to each sister.

Sis Colleen Martines, our Relief Society president, bore her testimony of Relief Society and shared her love for the sisters in our ward. We had a great time just being together.

Of course, we like to be silly together too! Happy Birthday Relief Society!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Relief Society Birthday

We will be having our ward Relief Society birthday celebration on Thursday March 11, 2010. We are having a progressive dinner at the church. Meet in the Primary room at 7pm for salad.
We will move to the cultural hall for our entree - pasta dishes.
Dessert will be served in the Relief Society room. Please bring a baby picture for an activity during dessert. We hope to see you all there