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.