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.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Book Club's next book

Book Club's next book club meeting will be August 16 at 7pm at Debby Mithchell's house. We'll be discussing Saving Cee Cee Honeycutt by Beth Hoffman. Here is a synopsis:

Twelve-year-old CeeCee is in trouble. For years she’s been the caretaker of her psychotic mother, Camille— the crown-wearing, lipstick-smeared laughingstock of an entire town. Though it’s 1967 and they live in Ohio, Camille believes it’s 1951 and she’s just been crowned the Vidalia Onion Queen of Georgia.

The day CeeCee discovers Camille in the front yard wearing a tattered prom dress and tiara as she blows kisses to passing motorists, she knows her mother has completely flipped. When tragedy strikes, Tootie Caldwell, a previously unknown great-aunt comes to CeeCee’s rescue and whisks her away to Savannah. Within hours of her arrival, CeeCee is catapulted into a perfumed world of prosperity and Southern eccentricities—a world that appears to be run entirely by women.

Laugh-out-loud funny, at times heartbreaking, and written in a pitch-perfect voice, Saving CeeCee Honeycutt is a spirited Southern tale that explores the intricate frailties and strengths of female relationships while illuminating the journey of a young girl who loses her mother but finds many others.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

May 12 Sharitage Night

Thursday, May 12 at 7pm at the church is our SHARITAGE night. We will share our heritages so bring a family dish or picture or heirloom to share. We will also be learning more about preparing a temple ready name from our family history so bring any ancestors name to research and know your membership number if you have not logged in to family search before.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Walking -Hollywood area

Anyone interested in walking in the evening either in our neighborhoods or at Oakville Elementary, please contact Linda Metcalf.

Monday, April 18, 2011

White bread

Our April weekday meeting went great! Thanks to all who helped and who came. As promised here's a white bread recipe (from the ward cookbook) for those that may need one for making sacrament bread in the future:

Scald 1/2 c. milk with 3 Tbs. butter. Let cool. Proof 1 Tbs. yeast with 3 Tbs. sugar and 2 tsp. salt in 1 1/2 c. warm water. Add 5-6 c. flour and mix until smooth. Shape into 2 loaves, place in greased bread pans, cover, and let rise. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes. This recipe doubles well.

Here's the wheat bread recipe from our teacher Tracie Callihan:

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Quilting for LDS Humanitarian Services

There is a new interest group that will being meeting in a couple of weeks. Manuela Hudson is organizing a QUILTING FOR CHURCH HUMANITARIAN SERVICES group. Any who are interested in participating occasionally or regularly please contact Manuela to get on the contact list. What a great cause to be putting our skills towards. Learners also welcome! As you may know interest groups are not put on by the relief society but by members of the RS. We will announce interest groups through email, newsletter, and blog. Anyone interested in leading a one-time or regular interest group, please contact Christina Watson. It is a great opportunity to get together and build sisterhood.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Recipe Exchange Interest Group 3/8

Sisters, since some of you have requested the recipes that were shared at the recipe exchange interest group held 3/8, we can post them here. Again if anyone is interested in holding an interest group activity that everyone is invited to, contact Christina Watson for advertisement. The theme for this recipe exchange was 5 ingredients or less.

Deep Dish Pizza Casserole
1 lb. ground beef
15 oz. tomato or spaghetti sauce
2 Tbs. sugar
1 can crescent roll or pizza crust dough
1 1/2 c. shredded motz or cheddar cheese
Preheat oven to 425. Brown meat, drain, add sauce and sugar, cook until heated. Press dough into sprayed 9x13, top with meat. Bake uncovered for 12 min. Top with cheese and bake 5 more min.

BLT Pasta Salad
2 C. spiral pasta, cooked, drained
1/2 lb bacon, cooked and crumbled
1 large chopped tomato
1/2 c. ranch salad dressing
2-3 c. romaine lettuce, torn
Mix. Add lettuce just before serving. Serves 6.

Beef Taco Skillet
1 lb ground beef, cooked and drained
1 can condensed tomato soup
1/2 c. picante sauce
1/2 c. water
6 flour tortillas, ripped into pieces
1/2 c. shredded cheese
Mix all on stove until boiling. Can add sour cream to make it creamier. Reduce heat to low. cook 5 min. Top with cheese.

Mexican Pasta Toss
8oz. ziti, cooked and drained
1 can mexican style stewed tomatoes
1 can corn with red and green bell peppers, drained
1 can black beans, drained
1/2 c. sliced scallions
2 Tbs. cilantro
1/4 c. shredded taco style cheese
Mix and serve.

Chicken Taco Soup
2 chicken breasts
1 packet taco seasoning
1 can corn
1 can black beans
1 can diced tomatoes
Spray crock pot, put chicken in and just cover with water. Add taco seasoning and cook on low for 6 hours. Add remaining ingredients and cook 1 more hour. Serve with cheese or sour cream.

Chicken and Sausage
1 pkg chicken tenders, cut up
1 pkg sausage, cut up
ckn seasoning
barbeque sauce
olive oil
Cook chicken and sausage in olive oil with seasoning. Add barbeque sauce to taste. Cook on low. Serve over rice or spaghetti.

Bow Tie Chicken Salad
1 box bow tie pasta, cooked and drained
grilled chicken breast, cooked and cubed
fresh spinach, torn into pieces
shredded parmesan cheese
Ken's Northern Italian dressing
Mix and serve. Other optional ingredients: mushrooms, black olives, tomatoes, bell peppers, black beans, or cannelloni beans.

Pizza Crust
Preheat oven to 500. Mix:
2 c. flour
1 Tbs. sugar
1 Tbs. yeast
1/2 tsp. salt
Then add:
1 C. hot water
2 Tbs. oil
The mix in 1/2 C. flour. Knead for 2-3 min. Let sit for 5 min. Spray pan and sprinkle with corn meal (optional). Spread on dough. Cook for 3 min. Change oven to 450. Top dough as desired and cook 7-12 min. Brush hot crust with butter and garlic salt.

Mango Culfi Ice Cream
1/2 can mango pulp (or fresh)
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 pint half and half
1 pint whipping cream
Put all in blender, mix, freeze. Can substitute other fruit in for the mango.

Chocolate Toffee Cake
1 pkg german chocolate cake mix
1 pkg heath toffee bits
1 container cool whip
1 jar caramel topping
Bake cake as directed on box. Cool 15 min. Poke holes in cake, pour caramel over cake so that it will drain into holes. Let cool completely. Top with Cool Whip and cover with heath toffee bits. Keep in fridge until serving.

Hopefully that was everything.

Monday, March 7, 2011


Sister Colleen Martines recently taught us about temporal and spiritual preparedness for self and family. She encouraged all of us to read these two talks:

The Need to Teach Personal and Family Preparedness E. Perry

Watching with all Perseverance E. Bednar

Monday, January 3, 2011

Individual Worth

“Live up to the great and magnificent inheritance which the Lord God, your Father in Heaven, has provided for you. Rise above the dust of the world. Know that you are daughters of God, children with a divine birthright. Walk in the sun with your heads high, knowing that you are loved and honored, that you are a part of his kingdom, and that there is for you a great work to be done which cannot be left to others”
-Gordon B. Hinckley

-Harold B. Lee

“No one of us is less treasured or cherished of God than another. … He loves each of us—insecurities, anxieties, self-image, and all. … He cheers on every runner, calling out that the race is against sin, not against each other.”
-Jeffrey R. Holland

President Gordon B. Hinckley: “I believe in myself. I do not mean to say this with egotism. But I believe in my capacity and in your capacity to do good, to make some contribution to the society of which we are a part, [and] to grow and develop. … I believe in the principle that I can make a difference in this world, be it ever so small.”

p. uchdorf, ‘pride and the priesthood’- Some suppose that humility is about beating ourselves up. Humility does not mean convincing ourselves that we are worthless, meaningless, or of little value. Nor does it mean denying or withholding the talents God has given us. We don’t discover humility by thinking less of ourselves; we discover humility by thinking less about ourselves. It comes as we go about our work with an attitude of serving God and our fellowman.

Ether 12:27: “If men come unto me I will show unto them their weakness. I give unto men weakness that they may be humble; and my grace is sufficient for all men that humble themselves before me; for if they humble themselves before me, and have faith in me, then will I make weak things become strong unto them”

D&C 121: 45 Let thy abowels also be full of charity towards all men, and to the household of faith, and let bvirtue garnish thy thoughts unceasingly; then shall thy cconfidence wax strong in the dpresence of God; and the doctrine of the priesthood shall distil upon thy soul as the edews from heaven.

D&C 18: 10 Remember the aworth of bsouls is great in the sight of God;

Happiness, your Heritage, P. Uchdorf
Helping Children develop Feelings of Self-worth
The Tongue of Angels Jeffrey R. Holland
Confidence and Self-Worth By Elder Glenn L. Pace
Elaine S. Dalton, “He Knows You by Name,” Ensign, May 2005
"Strengthen Your Sense of Self-Worth", Liahona, Aug. 1998
Provident Living articles
Young Women Personal Progress