Monday, December 29, 2008

Sunday Bulletin

Lesson - "Come what May, and Love It" Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin, taught by Sharon Davey

If we approach adversities wisely, our hardest times can be times of greatest growth, which in turn can lead toward times of greatest happiness.


Ward Choir meets at 9:30 am on Sundays in Bob and RobbiAnn Sorensen's basement. Come join the fun!

The current Humanitarian needs of the church have changed as follows: NEEDED: Sewn School Bags (fabric is available at the Humanitarian Center and the Humanitarian Service Room located in select Deseret Industries stores [Provo DI Tues.-Thurs. 10am - 4pm])

WRAPPED in LOVE--one of our Humanitarian Projects 2009. Please--we need all kinds of doll babies, old and new, including Cabbage Patch with/without clothes! Barbies and her friends and clothes, no furniture, etc. Raggedy Ann and Andy in good condition or new. New fabric for clothes and blankets. (No porcelain or battery-run dolls.) We'll clean up the dolls freshen their hair dos and put new clothes on them before wrapping them in homemade snuggly new doll blankets or doll sleeping bags. Ask your friends, neighbors, families! Check yard sales, DI, closets, basements, attics, etc.! The dolls will be sent to Mexico next fall and also to the SLC Humanitarian Room. So we need LOTS and LOTS of dolls. Call Mary Jane if you have any questions, 796-7449. There will soon be a dollhouse box on my front step (875 E 65 S) or bring the little cuties to church. We'll be scheduling work sessions when we get enough dolls and willing hands.

Parents of Primary Children
The primary is trying to gather pictures of each family for our first primary activity in January. We need a picture of your family for EACH primary child in primary. These pictures will be used as your child’s birthday gift this year. Please get a picture of your family (for EACH child) to a member of the primary presidency as soon as possible, They need to be a 4x6 print. Thanks!

Friday, December 5, 2008

Farewell to the Cuellars

There will be an open house to bid the Cuellars farewell (they will be moving out on the 10th) on Sunday the 7th from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. at the Livingstons Home.

If you have any questions, please call Suzanna.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Sunday Bulletin

A Night of Nativity - Wednesday, Dec 3, 7pm. Join us for a nice program and refreshments.

As part of our Christmas Enrichment night on Dec 3, donations will be collected for the Freedom 2nd Ward in Provo.

Suggested donations:
Distribution center items
Book of Mormon Story Reader
Church Books
FHE Manual
Basic kitchen utensils, bowls, pans
Snacks and treats - popcorn, dried fruit, crackers
Canned goods
Games, puzzles
Children's toys - cars, dolls
Children's books
Stocking stuffers for children
Crayons, coloring books
Adult socks or footies
Bath towels
Lap blankets
Music CDs
Gloves, hats - (adult - male or female)

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Sunday Bulletin

Lesson - "Let Him Do It With Simplicity" Elder L. Tom Perry, taught by JaNae Munden

In our search to obatin relief from the stresses of life, may we earnestly seek ways to simplify our lives.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Humanitarian Opportunity

Dear Sisters,
Recently we have been made aware of a humanitarian opportunity in our own community. The Freedom 2nd ward, in Provo, has the distinction of being the neediest ward in Utah. This struggling ward has several local service missionaries assigned to help provide for both the spiritual and temporal needs of these ward members.

With the holidays approaching, the service missionaries are organizing a project to provide baskets filled with simple gifts for 150(!) very needy families in their ward. They are seeking items to fill these baskets, as well as items to include in Christmas stocking for the children.

As a Relief Society, we will be gathering donations for the Freedom 2nd ward at our Enrichment Night on December 3. Any item(s) from the following list will be greatly appreciated. For more information, or if you would like to do more, contact Kim Sparks.

From the service missionaries:
Freedom 2nd Ward Christmas

Suggested items for a Christmas offering. You may provide whatever items you can and/or substitute as you see fit. Our hope is that this is a wonderful opportunity for those who participate. Thank you so much.

Christmas Distribution Center: Pictures of the Savior, Prophet, Temple, Christmas CD’s or other material (videos) that the church has produced.

  • Book of Morman Story Reader
  • Church books
  • Family Home Evening Manual
  • DVD Elf
  • Mixing bowls
  • Kitchen utensils
  • Hot pads
  • 8X8 glass pan, cake pan
  • Cookie sheet (cake, cookie, muffin mixes, etc)
  • Microwave popcorn
  • Nuts
  • Dried fruit
  • Treats
  • Cracker
  • Chips and salsa
  • Hickory Farms type items
  • Puzzles
  • Card games, (SkipBo, Uno, etc)
  • Board games
  • Matchbox cars
  • Baby dolls
  • Crayons and coloring books
  • Story books, Nursery rhymes,
  • Games, Go Fish, Old Maid, etc.
  • Stocking stuffers (for children)
  • Fruit snacks, etc.
  • Etch a Sketch (travel size)
  • Footies (Adult female)
  • Lotion
  • pillow and pillow case
  • Bath towel
  • Scarf, Hat, Gloves
  • Lap Blanket
  • Chips and salsa
  • Nuts
  • Dried fruit
  • Microwave popcorn
  • Crackers
  • Canned goods
  • Puzzle
  • Music CD
  • Socks (Adult male)
  • Gloves (Adult male)
  • Winter cap (Adult male)
  • Word Search

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree......

The MiaMaids are looking for a "gently used" Christmas tree to decorate and donate to a needy family through the United Way.

If you have a tree for them to take off your hands, please contact Jennie Cartwright.


Wednesday, November 19, 2008

December Book Group

Since we are reading a Gerald Lund book in the Spring, it was decided to read "Grace" by Richard Paul Evans in December.
Check out the book group blogspot through the link on the right for more information and the list of books we are reading.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Wendy's Window

Wendy is home!!! She arrived home Monday afternoon. Wow!!! She was true to her word. Even though the doctor said "5-8 days", Wendy said "3-5 days and then I'm out of hereeeee."
They are still waiting for test results on the lymphnoids (hopefully tomorrow).

Sunday Bulletin

Lesson - "The Second Coming and the Millennium" by Mary Jane Johnson

"Wherefore, stand ye in holy places, and be not moved, until the day of the Lord come; for behold, it cometh quickly, saith the Lord." D & C 87:8

Relief Society Spotlight
Aersta and her husband Mark were married 6 months ago in the Salt Lake Temple. She works in Provo at a Pre-school and attends BYU, planning on being a Speech Therapist. Aersta grew up in Lindon and has a brother and a sister. She likes to bake banana bread and eat sushi. She loves Harry Potter, Country Music, and Ballroom Dancing. She is teaching the Sunbeams in Primary, but is welcome in Relief Society at anytime. Welcome Aersta!

Ward Choir
We are working on holiday music -- come join the fun Sunday mornings 9:30 am in RobbiAnn's basement.

There is an urgent need for Single Size quilts and Hygiene Kits. These are the current needs at the Humanitarian Center that would be most beneficial because of the recent hurricane needs worldwide. Let's continue to be generous to our brothers and sisters.


  • The Timpanogos Temple is closed Nov. 17 to Dec. 1.
  • A Night of the Nativity Dec. 3rd, 7:00pm, Relief Society Enrichment. Join us for a nice program and refreshments.
  • Festival of Trees needs volunteers (age 16 and older) to help in the "Kids Korner" during the week of December 3-6 (Wednesday-Saturday). There are three shifts each day: 9:45 am-2:15 pm, 1:45-6:15 pm, and 5:45-10:15 pm. It's fun to sign up as a group of 4 so you can work in one booth together. All money raised at Festival of Trees goes to help children in need of medical care at Primary Children's Medical Center. This would also be a great "Good Works" opportunity for the YW or YM. If you are able to help, please call Connie at 225-0494 to schedule a shift or talk to Jennifer Nelson for more details.
  • The Lindon Home Storage Center is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 am – 6:00 pm. They are working on a walk-in basis instead making appointments. This scheduling is specific to the Dry Pack side of the Welfare Services Center and is completely separate from the Wet Pack side. Both the Wet and Dry Pack Canneries work on family canning, however, when you work at the Dry Pack, it is all for personal food storage and not for the Church’s welfare system. Please call 785-0997 with specific questions or copy and paste the following link into your web browser for product information:,11666,8133-1-4352-1,00.html

Monday, November 10, 2008

Sunday Bulletin

Lesson - "A Heart Full of Love and Faith: The Prophet's Letter to his Family" by Debbie Norton
"... Joseph’s marriage to Emma Hale in 1827 produced a warm and affectionate relationship that continued until the Prophet’s assassination seventeen years later. His letters to Emma (and Emma’s letters to him), his private diaries, his official histories—all of these demonstrate Joseph’s devotion to his own family and their devotion to him. “When I want a little bread and milk,” he told William W. Phelps, “my wife loads the table with so many good things it destroys my appetite.” Leonard J. Arrington, “The Human Qualities of Joseph Smith, the Prophet, Ensign, Jan 1971, 35

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Humanitarian News & Needs

Because of the recent hurricanes, there is an urgent need for single size quilts and hygeine kits. Let's continue to be generous to our brothers and sisters in need.

Sunday Bulletin

Lesson - "Live in Thanksgiving Daily," by Kathy Palmer

That ye contend no more against the Holy Ghost, but that ye receive it, and take upon you the name of Christ; that ye humble yourselves even to the dust, and worship God, in whatsoever place ye may be in, in spirit and in truth; and that ye live in thanksgiving daily, for the many mercies and blessings which he doth bestow upon you.
Alma 34:38


The Ward Choir is practicing Sunday mornings from 9:30 - 10:20 in the Sorenson's home.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Sunday Bulletin

Lesson - TFOT - "A Matter of a Few Degrees," by President Dieter F. Uchtdorf - Taught by Sharon Davey

"Remember: the heavens will not be filled with those who never made mistakes but with those who recognized that they were off course and who corrected their ways to get back in the light of gospel truth. The more we treasure the words of the prophets and apply them, the better we will recognize when we are drifting off course, even if only by a matter of a few degrees.”

May 2008 Ensign, President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, 2nd Counselor in the 1st Presidency


The Ward Choir is practicing Holiday music and all are invited to sing. Practices are held on Sunday mornings from 9:45-10:30 in the Sorensen's home.

There is an urgent need for Single Size quilts and Hygiene Kits. These are the current needs at the Humanitarian Center that would be most beneficial because of the recent hurricane needs worldwide. Let's continue to be generous to our brothers and sisters.

We continue to tie quilts on Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m. at RobbiAnn's home. We would LOVE to have more helpers. Thank you to Mary Jane Johnson, Marilyn Johnson, Carol Reynolds and Kim Sparks for helping to finish the quilts for the orphanage. Thank you to Debbie Shepherd for the baby booties and hats that she lovingly continues to make.

Whiten your whites-
Dissolve 1 box of baking soda, 2 cups of Cascade, a few drops of dish soap, Add water to fill a dishpan and soak for 7-8 hours. Then wash as usual.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Sunday Bulletin

Lesson #19 Stand Fast through the Storms of Life - Taught by Kim Sparks

"My only hope and confidence is in that God who gave me being, in whom there is all power, who now is present before me, and my heart is naked before his eyes continually. He is my comforter, and he forsaketh me not."

Letter from Joseph Smith to William W. Phelps, July 31, 1832

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Humanitarian News & Needs

There is an urgent need for Single Size quilts and Hygiene Kits. These are the current needs at the Humanitarian Center that would be most beneficial because of the recent hurricane needs worldwide. Let's continue to be generous to our brothers and sisters.

We continue to tie quilts on Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m. at RobbiAnn Sorensen's home. We would LOVE to have more helpers.

Thank you to Mary Jane Johnson, Marilyn Johnson, Carol Reynolds fand Kim Sparks for helping to finish the quilts for the orphanage. Thank you to Debbie Shepherd for the baby booties and hats that she lovingly continues to make.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Retreat Wrap-Up

A BIG THANK YOU to all who helped and participated in this year's RS Spa Retreat! We had a great time and accomplished amazing things in just 20 short hours.

1 quilt tied
2 scrumptious meals served
5 women singing
8 baby booties crocheted
9 games of "Nines"
10 swore off credit cards for Christmas
12 humanitarian game packets colored and cut
13 recipe card holders painted
14 white shirts donated
17 spanish Hymnals purchased
20 homemade facials given
21 kits of jewelry created
23 women learned to live more healthy
25 sets of eyebrows waxed (and other parts too - but no details divulged here;-)
27 relaxed with meditation
30 women tried yoga and zoomba
32 learned magic with waffles
35 "found" their sister
40 shared tidbits and surprises
60 hands were waxed and pampered
300 fingernails painted
399 primary visual aids cut out
TOO MANY after midnight giggles to count

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Are your bags packed and are you ready to go?

Our favorite weekend is finally here!
Pack your bags and join us Friday and Saturday for a girls-only-get-a-way at Timp Lodge.

Don't worry if you didn't sign up for a project - there are plenty of other classes and things to do.

Meet at the church parking lot at 4pm Friday to carpool to the lodge. Karen S is going at 9pm - if you want to ride up later give her a call.

If Friday is out for you, then join us Saturday morning from 8-11am for a gourmet breakfast and the DREAMY DAY SPA.

Packing Checklist:

  • Overnight bag-jammies, toothbrush/paste, loose comfortable clothes for the DREAMY DAY SPA, and a hand-towel for your facial.
  • Craft class items you need to participate.
  • Gently used or new white dress shirts (men or boys) for humanitarian drive.
  • Loose change to help purchase hymnals for the Mexican chapels.
  • Bring games if you want to stay up late. If not - bring ear plugs;-)

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Fall Family Canning

Call the Lindon Cannery, 785-0998, if you would like to register for the remaining family canning shifts.

Frozen Berries - all shifts are completely full. You may call to see if there are cancellations.

  • Oct 14th – 5pm
  • Oct 15th – 4pm & 5pm
  • Oct 21st – 12 noon, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm
  • Oct 22 – 2pm, 3pm, 4 pm

Peach Jam
  • Oct 28th – 12 noon, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm, 5pm, 6pm
  • Oct 29th – 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm, 5pm, 6pm
  • Oct 30th – all day

Cream of Mushroom Soup
  • Nov 4th – 2pm, 3pm, 4pm, 6pm
  • Nov 6th – 8am, 1pm, 2pm 6pm

Monday, September 29, 2008

Just Peachy!

The Lindon Cannery has FREE, FRESH PEACHES available today, Monday, September 29 ONLY.

They are Johnson, free-stone peaches and will be left on the sidewalk outside the distribution door for anyone who wants to go pick them up. There are no limits and they are available until they are gone!

You must bring your own containers.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Relief Society Spa Retreat

Friday, October 10
4-6 Arrive, get settled, fill out questionnaire
Humanitarian Projects
6 Dinner
7 Program
8-11 Classes, Crafts, Humanitarian Projects and Games

Saturday, October 11
8 Breakfast
9-11 Dreamy Day Spa

Friday Classes
8 Crocheted Baby Booties
Jewelry Making
Humanitarian Projects
9 Christmas w/o Credit Cards
Recipe Holder Craft
Humanitarian Projects
10 Sourdough Waffles & Magic Syrup Cooking Class
Humanitarian Projects
Bring games and cards to play with your friends

  • Donate to purchase Spanish Hymnals
  • Donate new or gently used white dress shirt
  • Tie and finish quilts
  • Cut out library visual aids
See the display in the hall by the RS Room on Sunday to sign up and for more information!