Saturday, August 31, 2013

2013 General Relief Society Meeting - Poster and Card

Relief Society sisters worldwide are invited to view the satellite broadcast of the general Relief Society meeting, which will be held on Saturday, September 28, 2013, at 6:00 p.m. mountain daylight time and will be broadcast to many areas of the world.

Maybe you can use it in your Ward!

Friday, August 30, 2013

2014 Outline for Sharing Time: Families Are Forever

download card here
(this is not the original picture of the Manual)
2014 Outline for Sharing Time: Families Are Forever (here)

Instructions for Curriculum 2014

The Church website announced:

"The following materials for use in Sunday quorums and classes are available online and in the LDS Gospel Library mobile app.
Where possible, encourage members to use digital versions of these materials.
(All book and Auxiliaries are linked - just click over the name!)


Nursery Class (Ages 18 months–2 years)

Sharing Time (Ages 3–11)

(Note: Copies of this outline will be mailed to each unit.)

Sunbeam Class (Age 3 years)

CTR 4, 5, 6, and 7 Classes (Ages 4–7)

Valiant 8, 9, 10, and 11 Classes (Ages 8–11)


Aaronic Priesthood, Young Women, Youth Sunday School


Melchizedek Priesthood and Relief Society

Adult Sunday School

Gospel Doctrine

Gospel Principles

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Borrowed from the Blogs - Spooky Health Snack for all!

All you need is:

  1. Individual packaged Mandarin Orange Cups
  2. Black Permanent Marker

Church Creates 'Introduction to Mormons' Videos


The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has created a series of videos to provide an introduction to the Church, its members, and its various programs and organizations. This type of introductory information has often been requested by members of the media and public as they have become more familiar with the Church in recent years.
The four- to 10-minute segments feature members of the Church discussing their experiences, beliefs and practices, providing answers to common questions about the Church. They are a resource for anyone seeking to share or learn more about what Mormons believe.
The longest video is an overview segment, “The Church at a Glance”; other pieces focus on topics including humanitarian efforts, beliefs, missionary work, temples, family, education and Church history and organization. Videos similar to these have been produced by the Church in the past. Long-term plans include translation and customization of these resources for worldwide use.
Watch all of the video clips:

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

"Come unto Christ" - 2014 Mutual Theme Official

 “Come unto Christ, and be perfected in him, and deny yourselves of all ungodliness”
 (Moroni 10:32).
You can check the Official announcement here

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Read the Tribute “A Great Man” in Honor of the Prophet’s 86th Birthday

President Thomas S. Monson observed his 86th birthday on August 21. The following is a tribute from one of his longtime friends and associates, Elder Glen L. Rudd, who served in the Quorums of the Seventy from 1987-1992. While President Monson and Elder Rudd, 91, were not in the same circle of friends as young boys, they became acquainted and formed a lasting friendship as they served as young bishops at the same time. They worked closely together, particularly through the Church welfare program, as they helped meet the needs of members in their wards. 

Read the tribute here

Daily Quote August 27,2013

Back to school busy mom

Utah missionary dies after being hit by car in Malaysia

SALT LAKE CITY — A Utah man serving a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints died Sunday after being hit by a car while riding his bike in Kuching, Malaysia, church officials said.
Elder Jason Reid Wiberg, 19, of Roy, had been serving as a full-time missionary in the Singapore Mission since October 2012, LDS Church spokeswoman Ruth Todd said.
"We are deeply saddened by Elder Wiberg's passing, and our thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends and fellow missionaries during this difficult time," Todd said.
In a statement released by Elder Wiberg's parents, Reid and Janice Wiberg, they said his missionary work will continue in life after death.
"Jason's organs were donated for transplant so he can continue to help and be with the people of Malaysia he so dearly loved," his parents said.
Read the rest of this story at

Monday, August 26, 2013

Audition Dates Announced for “Savior of the World”

(from website):

Producers of Savior of the World are seeking cast members for the 2013 production. Participants need not be professionals but should have a desire to share a witness of Jesus Christ.

The Music and Cultural Arts Division of the Church is encouraging members ages 8 and older to participate in the 2013 production of Savior of the World: His Birth and Resurrection.
Auditions for lead and ensemble roles are available by appointment by calling 801-240-2551. Walk-ins are also welcome.
Auditions will be held on the following dates and times:
August 30, 2013, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. and August 31from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Bountiful Regional Center at 835 North 400 East in North Salt Lake
September 3 from 6:30 to 10:00 p.m. in room 1137 of Brigham Young University’s Richards Building in Provo
September 4 from 5:30 to 10:00 p.m. at the LDS Church at 828 West 1600 North in Orem.
Callbacks will be held from September 5 through 7, 2013, and rehearsals begin on September 21, 2013.
Those interested in a specific lead role should bring a résumé and 16 bars of a song that will demonstrate their vocal range and ability. Those interested in an ensemble role should prepare to sing a hymn or Primary song as an individual or in a family.
Savior of the World is a two-hour musical production performed in the Conference Center Theater in Salt Lake City, Utah. It is based on the events surrounding the birth and Resurrection of Jesus Christ and was first performed in 2000 for the inauguration of the Church’s Conference Center Theater. In 2013 it will run from November 15 through December 28.
Cast members are chosen, in part, for their theatrical ability, but directors are also seeking those with a desire to share their witness of Jesus Christ. The more than 100 speaking and singing parts are recast every year, bringing new participants to the production.

Teaching in the Savior’s Way

  •  He loved the people He taught.
  •   He taught by the Spirit.
  •   He taught the doctrine.
  •   He invited diligent learning.
What are some of the ways that the Savior taught?

Church-Service Volunteers

If you:
  1. are currently serving as a stake Relief Society president,
  2. live within approximately 50 miles of Temple Square, and
  3. would like to be considered to help as a Church-service volunteer in the Relief Society resource room at the Relief Society Building in Salt Lake City,
  4. please contact the Relief Society office at or 801-240-2636 for more information.

Study Station to help little ones in the homework time!

Cut away the bottom, top, and one long side of a large box; trim the height, then slope the sides. Finish edges with colored duct tape. Clamps, rubber bands, and tacks help organize notes, calendars, and other items on the "walls." (From Martha Stewart)

Friday, August 23, 2013

"Young Women" - It is your choice - Message from YW General President

Youth must learn to recognize, rely on influence of Holy Ghost
Published: Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013

In February of 1847, Brigham Young reported to the brethren who were with him at Winter Quarters, Neb., that Joseph Smith had appeared to him in a dream the night before and given him a message.
The first time I heard this story, my thoughts began to race. What profound message would the martyred Prophet of the Restoration have for the new leader of the Church? Thousands of dispossessed Saints were spread across the plains from eastern Iowa to Winter Quarters and were experiencing dire conditions. They had been living on the open prairie for months and suffering starvation, exposure and illness.
I tried to imagine the most important piece of advice Joseph Smith would have to offer his distressed people from his now expanded viewpoint from the other side of the veil. The message he delivered was unexpected to me, but profound. He said: "Tell the people to be humble and faithful, and be sure to keep the Spirit of the Lord, and it will lead them right. Be careful and not turn away the small still voice; it will teach you how to do and where to go. ... Tell the people to be sure to keep the Spirit of the Lord and follow it, and it will lead them just right" (Brigham Young, vision, Feb. 17, 1847, in Brigham Young Office Files, 1832–1878, archives of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Salt Lake City, Utah).

Read full article here

Keeping the construction paper organized without mess after the package was opened

The idea is to organize construction paper in hanging folder in a file cabinet

Dates for October 2013 General Conference Announced

The 183rd Semiannual General Conference of the Church, to which all members are invited, will convene in the Conference Center in Salt Lake City, Utah, on Saturday and Sunday, October 5 and 6, 2013, with general sessions each day at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. mountain daylight time.
The general priesthood meeting will be held in the Conference Center on Saturday, October 5, 2013, at 6:00 p.m. MDT.

YW Come Follow Me, September 2013 - "Commandments" - scripture and quote card

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Words for You to Ponder Today

Labor Day 2013

Labor Day is a U.S. holiday observed on the first Monday in September. The day celebrates the economic and social contributions of workers.

YearLabor Day
2011September 5
2012September 3
2013September 2
2014September 1
2015September 7
2016September 5
The holiday tributes the working class contributions to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.
Labor Day became an official national holiday in 1894. This holiday is usually celebrated with summer activities - swimming, camping, picnics, etc. Labor Day is the unofficial end of summer in the Northern part of the U.S. Most schools usually start sometime during the week after Labor Day.
Elementary teachers use this holiday to introduce the concept of Community Helpers to small children. In an ideal society - everyone plays a role, or works a job that supports the community.

Surfing or Seminary?

Young Women 2014 Theme - Getting ready!

For those that were not in YW Yahoo groups:

"It is not posted as the official announcement has not been made. The letter from the First Presidency was given to all stake presidents to give to Stake YM/YW leaders. They in turn were to give it to their ward  presidents in preparation of the announcement which will come at the end of the year".

2014 Theme

"Come unto Christ, and be perfected in him, and deny yourselves of all ungodliness."
 Moroni 10:32