Relief Society

Relief Society
Boca Raton Ward — Relief Society — South Florida — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Teachings for Mothers



  • "[Teach them how to be] clean and pure and worthy to represent the Lord.
  • [Teach them how to] maintain [their] health and strength.
  • [Teach them how to] study the scriptures.
  • Where such is available, [help them] participate in seminary or institute.
  • Familiarize [them] with the missionary handbook Preach My Gospel."
Read, watch, or listen to President Monson’s full conference address

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Cookie Exchange & Giving Tree Get Together










Thanks for coming everyone!  It was great to get together, with good food, friends, and laughs.  Always a bonus to do a service project quilt!  Thanks for all the hard work from everyone to put this together. Merry Christmas!

Come unto Christ



This is the video Sister Jennings wanted to share with us during class. Enjoy!


A tribute to our Savior Jesus Christ and all that He means to us. The way to everlasting happiness almost seems so distant and impossible for us to grasp especially through all of our life's so many challenges. But, little do we know how much he truly loves. It is not until we are able to look behind us and to see all that He's actually done for us that the true meaning of why His presence was so important for us to have here on earth.
Music is: "Broken Bread" by Kenneth Cope

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Sewing Stockings for Soldiers

We have the opportunity to help the community in making 100 Christmas Stockings for the Forgotten Soldiers Organization.  They will be stuffing Christmas Cards inside them.  It is a last minute service crunch, as they need them by this Thursday.  If you're willing and able, we'd love some help.  If you need any material, please let me know.

We will be meeting at Candi's home on Monday, November 29th, at 2:30 p.m. if you'd like to work together in a group, or you can do it on your own and get it to me by Thursday.

The size specs are:
The stockings are going to be 9 3/4 " tall by 5 1/2" wide at top and 8 1/4 " wide on the foot, give or take some. These dimensions are the size before sewing them.

Let me know if you're able to help, and we'll look forward to your creations!
Happy Sewing!

Below is a sample of how to make a stocking.  It is just a suggestion...


Saturday, November 27, 2010

Couch to 5K in January?

Couch to 5K on Thanksgiving Day was awesome!  Anyone have a suggestion for a 5K in January on a Saturday?

Shhh! We're collecting food for the Missionaries for Christmas!

If you'd like to help fill the Missionaries Pantry for Christmas, bring a non-perishable food item to the Ward Kitchen.  We're collecting them in a box right next to the kitchen door, under the counter.

It's a secret... so don't let them know!

Family Night in Bethlehem

Okay, for all of you who know Sister Patton... every year she tells everyone about a place down on Sample that does the City of Bethlehem that you don't want to miss.  I thought we'd post it out here for anyone who'd like to go.  It's a fantastic experience.  They have real animals, and soldiers that are on horseback.  It can be crowded, but is very worth it.  Great Family Night activity.



December 10th - 14th, 2010
Saturday and Sunday 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday, Monday and Tuesday 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
This walk through event is a must see!
Come and join the 10,000+ people who experienced
Bethlehem Revisited last year!
Behind First United Methodist Church of Coral Springs
8650 W Sample Road • Half mile east of University Drive
954.752.0333
Free Admission


Bethlehem Revisited Website

Park Days for December


Come and have fun on the following Fridays from 10:30 to 12:00 with some fellow Relief Society Sisters and children.

Bring scooters, or a snack, or whatever you'd like.
Contact Candi L with any questions.
Thanks, and hope to see some friends!
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Friday:  12/3/2010  10:30 - 12:00
George Snow Park
1101 NW 15th St.
Boca Raton
Just South of Glades, East of I-95.
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Friday:  12/10/2010  10:30 - 12:00
Wyman Park
at the Playground
Just south of the Fifth Street Shops on 20th St. and Federal Hwy.  Turn south on NE 5th Ave. and you'll run right into it on the left.
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Friday:  12/17/2010  10:30 - 12:00
South County Regional Park,  west of Boca Raton
This playground is located between Sunset Cove Amphitheater and Canine Cove Dog Park and includes play structures for children ages 2-12.

Go to the end of Glades Rd. where it changes to University.  It is before the curve south.12551 Glades Road Boca Raton
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No Park Day:  12/24/2010,  Christmas
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Friday:  12/31/2010  10:30 - 12:00
Village Of Hillsboro Park
4111 Nw 6th St
Deerfield Beach
(It's located in a neighborhood.  Don't worry, you'll find it.)
Turn off of Powerline.  First Right when heading south of SW 18th St.

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Thursday, November 11, 2010

Going on Now... Invite someone to Family Night!


Friends and Family Home Evening Week, Nov 8-15.

Who can you invite to Family Night?

We want everyone to be involved this week:  Nov. 8 to Nov. 15th. 
Let them feel the spirit in your home.

I just did it!  I went to workout this morning, and I invited a girl who likes to push me to do my best.  She happily said yes!  It will be so fun.  I wouldn't have thought of it otherwise... but this is the week to do some inviting!  Give it a try!  - Candi

The 21 Rules of This House


I heard about these today, and thought they would be a good reminder for my house... so I thought I'd pass them on to you too.  I think I'm going to do what Sister Angelos' mother would do... and post a few of them throughout the house too, on the mirrors in the bathroom, etc.   Goes along great with "The Proclamation to the world" in the hallway, as our family's words we live by.  - Candi

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Couch to 5K finds a Race!


Let's get the momentum going!  Join the Lehenbauers, the Powell-Joyners, the Hoyt's, Sister Long and others Thanksgiving morning!

LEVIS JCC 5K TURKEY TROT
November 25 at 7:30 a.m.




Registration 6:30 - 7:15 amRace & Walk 7:30 a.m.
Youth 1-mile Fun Run 8:15 a.m.
Youth 100-yard Dash 8:30 a.m.
Awards 8:45 a.m.
RACE CATEGORIES
Kids Race
5K

AGE DIVISIONS
Youth - Under 6 years & 7-11 years
Adult Male/Female - Ages 11+, 12-15, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+

PRIZES
Gift cards to top three overall male/female runners
Trophies to top four overall male/female runners & top three male/female runners per age group

REGISTRATION
Youth Runners: $5 by Nov. 1 • $7 Nov. 2-20 • $10 Nov 21 - race day
Adult Runners: $20 by Nov. 1 • $25 Nov. 2-20 • $30 Nov 21 - race day
All runners will receive a 7-day complimentary guest pass to use the
Sports & Wellness Center



T-SHIRTST-shirts will be awarded to the first 500 runners to register

PACKET PICK UPPacket pick up from Nov 18 - 23 at Fleet Feet Sports
The Shoppes at Boca Greens
19635 N. State Road 7 (Rte. 441), Unit # 37
Boca Raton, FL 33498
Packet pick up at the Levis JCC Nov 24 - race day
RACE DAY PARKING
Must bring driver's license to access race area.

Click here to register
Online registration ends November 23rd.
Click here to see 2009 results
For more information please contact janeth@levisjcc.org



Palm Beach Post write-up
Map

Hope to see you there!

Friends and Family Home Evening Week, Nov 8-15.

Who can you invite to Family Night?

We want everyone to be involved this week:  Nov. 8 to Nov. 15th.

The goal is to invite others to Christ, and our tool is Family Home Evening.
The lesson can be on whatever you like.  It can be as formal or informal as needed.  The whole idea is for you to invite someone to feel the spirit in your home, and to get to know each other better.

Sign up sheets will be passed around this Sunday for a time that you will set a goal and invite a friend.
Invite a friend, a family, a neighbor.
We encourage you to invite the missionaries to come and participate if appropriate.


Family Home Evening Helps, including Charts, Pictures, Quotes, etc.

Next Thursday... Nov. 11, Fieldtrip to the Cannery!

Our next Relief Society Weekly Activity is going to be a fieldtrip to the Cannery in Davie, FL.  This picture below is of me with my next door neighbors on our trip last week.  We had so much fun, that they wanted to take pictures.  Her husband even said that she couldn't stop talking about it when she got home.

It was a great experience, and they were able to take home some food storage also.  Invite your neighbors! 
Great prices, good friends, and good food.  :)

Remember, they take cash or check only.  
An order form is on this blog on the left hand side under Useful Links.



Monday, October 25, 2010

Park Days

Come and have fun on the following Fridays from 10:30 to 12:00 with some fellow Relief Society Sisters and children.

Bring scooters, or a snack, or whatever you'd like.

Contact Candi L with any questions.

Thanks, and hope to see some friends!
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Friday:  10/29/2010  10:30 - 12:00
George Snow Park
1101 NW 15th St.
Boca Raton
Just South of Glades, East of I-95.
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Friday:  11/5/2010  10:30 - 12:00
Wyman Park
at the Playground
Just south of the Fifth Street Shops on 20th St. and Federal Hwy.  Turn south on NE 5th Ave. and you'll run right into it on the left.
(Patch Reef was under construction... sorry about the last minute switch!)

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Friday:  11/12/2010  10:30 - 12:00
South County Regional Park,  west of Boca Raton
This playground is located between Sunset Cove Amphitheater and Canine Cove Dog Park and includes play structures for children ages 2-12.

Go to the end of Glades Rd. where it changes to University.  It is before the curve south.12551 Glades Road Boca Raton
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Friday:  11/19/2010  10:30 - 12:00
Village Of Hillsboro Park
4111 Nw 6th St
Deerfield Beach
(It's located in a neighborhood.  Don't worry, you'll find it.)
Turn off of Powerline.  First Right when heading south of SW 18th St.

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No Park Day:  11/26/2010,  Thanksgiving

Monday, October 11, 2010

"The Prophet Said to Plant a Garden, So that's what I'll do!"

These are the handouts that Lorraine gave at the Square Foot Gardening Weeknight activity that we had in September.  The main planting season for South Florida begins in October, then again in January.  You can click on the pages below, and they will be large enough to print and read.










“The Prophet Said to Plant a Garden,”
Children’s Songbook of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 237
Joyfully

1. The prophet said to plant a garden, so that’s what we’ll do.
For God has given rich brown soil, the rain and sunshine too.
And if we plant the seeds just right and tend them carefully,
Before we know, good things will grow to feed our family.

2. We’ll plant the seeds to fill our needs, then plant a few to spare,
And show we love our neighbors with the harvest that we share.
Oh, won’t you plant a garden, too, and share the many joys
A garden brings in health and love to happy girls and boys!

Words and music: Mary Jane McAllister Davis, 1925–1988. © 1982 IRI



Sunday, October 10, 2010

Family History Miracle


A few weeks ago our family went up the temple using our own family history names.  We only had a couple to do, and I was soon going to run out.  I said a prayer while I was in the temple that I would be able to find more from this particular family.  It had been so difficult to find any, and I really felt a great joy from doing our own family history names.  I didn't want it to end.

When we got home from our trip, I was very surprised to see an email from a stranger.  She said that she had seen an old picture that I had posted on the internet, and wanted to know if I was related to... guess who... the very same family that we had just gone to the temple for.

You could call it a coincidence, or you could call it a miracle.  I like to believe that there are no such things as coincidences.

It was a humbling and exciting experience for me, and in the course of a week in correspondence with this lady, I now have pages and pages of family names that I never had.  What a blessing!

Our Stake President inspired me to start on our family history.  I'm so glad I did.  I always thought this was something you did when you were retired, and had time on your hands.  I would have missed out on so many exciting experiences if I had done that.  The fire has been lit!

Come and join us THIS THURSDAY, and GET YOUR FIRE LIT, as we work on our family history together for our Mid-week activity!  7 to 9 p.m.

Sister Candi L.

2010 General Election Important Dates


“We believe that governments were instituted of God for the benefit of man; and that he holds men accountable for their acts in relation to them, both in making laws and administering them, for the good and safety of society. … such as will administer the law in equity and justice should be sought for and upheld by the voice of the people. …” (D&C 134:1, 3.)

Know the issues. Discover what is being discussed. See if there are other issues that ought to be included. Don’t consider just one point of view. Learn, consider, pray for guidance. Casting a vote is far more serious than many people realize.

Become active in politics. Do volunteer work at party headquarters. Contribute financially to a party and/or deserving candidates. Ask to be assigned to the team of a suitable candidate. Think of ways to get out the vote and work with your local level party leaders.
Help destroy the myth that “politics are dirty.” The fact is: politics are essential. The Lord has stressed that we ought to be concerned and involved in promoting good government. You simply have to realize that the political process is the way to attain that objective.
Remember you’ve got to do more than talk about politics. You’ve got to vote and act intelligently.
- D. James Cannon, New Era 1971


Etched Soft Enamel Vote Lapel Pin

Last Day to Register for General Election
Monday, October 4, 2010

Early Voting
Monday thru Saturday
October 18 to October 30, 2010
11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Last day to request Absentee Ballot to be mailed
Wednesday, October 27, 2010

General Election
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

General Contact Info:  954-357-7050
Absentee Ballot Request Information:  954-357-7055

Monday, October 4, 2010

Service Project, Saturday, October 9th

We met our goal of 500 deodorants! 
Great job!


The Stake Relief Society's original goal was to make 1000 kits, then they trimmed the size down for us to not be overwhelmed.  So, if you still have more deodorant you'd like to donate, we'd love to see it.  They are envisioning doing this service project again in the future... so any extras we have will not go to waste.

Thank you for all your help, and we will see you this Saturday, at 10:30 a.m. at the BR Chapel.

Bring a friend!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

General Relief Society Meeting

The general Relief Society meeting was held on Saturday, September 25. Video archives are available from the Broadcast page. You can also read highlightsfrom the meeting.












Conferencia General Semestral Nº 180, octubre de 2010
Desarrollo de la Reunión General de la Sociedad de Socorro de septiembre de 2010 y de la Conferencia General de octubre de 2010.




180ª Conferência Geral Semestral, outubro de 2010
Trâmites da reunião geral da Sociedade de Socorro de setembro de 2010 e da conferência geral de outubro de 2010.
  







180e conférence générale d’octobre, octobre 2010
Discours de la réunion générale de la Société de Secours de septembre 2010 et de la conférence générale d’octobre 2010.




Ika-180 Ikalawang Taunang Pangkalahatang Kumperensya, Oktubre 2010
Mga mensahe sa pangkalahatang miting ng Relief Society noong Setyembre 2010 at sa pangkalahatang kumperensya noong Oktubre 2010.  



Time to Prepare for November 2, Voting Day

  An apostle for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints said today the United States Constitution is a singular document whose fundamental principles must be understood, valued and protected.

Elder Dallin H. Oaks made the remarks in his keynote address at the Constitution Day Celebration held in the Tabernacle on Temple Square. The event was presented by the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics and America’s Freedom Alliance.
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The following website is a good resource to find information on each candidate from their own websites.  


iVoters.com

*This site is designed to help voters. It does not exist to promote any candidate or campaign or political party in any fashion. iVoters.com is a public service of The American Policy Roundtable, a non-profit, non-partisan education and research organization founded in 1980. This site is built and maintained solely through voluntary contributions. No funds are solicited or accepted from political candidates or political partie*s.




Friday, September 24, 2010

Visiting Teaching Message

September Visiting Teaching Message

Stay Connected!  Mail, Email or Hand Deliver the Visiting Teaching Message each month to your Visiting Teaching Sisters.  Let them know you were thinking of them.  

Remember to contact your Visiting Teaching Supervisor at the end of each month to keep us updated. 


video


“Because we follow the example and teachings of Jesus Christ, we value this sacred assignment to love, know, serve, understand, teach, and minister in His behalf” (Julie B. Beck, “Relief Society: A Sacred Work,” Ensign, Nov. 2009, 113).

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Service Project, Saturday, October 9th

This is a great Service and Missionary Opportunity!  
I thought I'd include an email that we sent out to our neighbors and school friends.  I've had a lot of good conversations about it already.  Our ward's goal is 500 Deodorants.  Another ward needed some help with toothbrushes, so I added that to my email too.  Get excited to get others involved in this project. 

Goal:  500
Where we are now:  300


Sample Email that you could send:

Our family is helping our church to collect items for a Personal Hygiene Kit to donate to AVDA, a local woman's shelter, and we could use some help.

Have any extras around your house?
Have a dollar or two for a good cause?

THE GOAL: 
500 Deodorants trial size or regular
1000 toothbrushes (individually wrapped)
500 toothpaste tubes (mini or regular)
by Saturday, October 9th, 2010.

You can find us at ________ on ________ Mornings, or the ___________ on Friday's.  

Thanks in advance,
_______ and family




   So now I am asking you all to have faith too and take that step out into your neighborhoods to get donations for this service project.  Also to contact your visiting teaching sisters who have not had an opportunity to participate in this activity which is a service to the sisters of the community.  It is such a worthy cause.

 
   Any donations you get can be put into a tithing envelope with a tithing slip – you will need to put the donation on the “Other” line and be sure to put next to “Other” “RS Service Pjt” so the money will go into the right bucket and be available to pay for the deodorants that have been ordered. (through a discount website)

 
   I am already going back out into the neighborhood to more neighbors and I am confident that with the Lords direction that we will find the donations we need. 

   I hope you are excited about taking on this wonderful opportunity and will help us out.

 
  Thanks for all you do.  You are the BEST!


Love,
Sister Sandy S.

 

Online Exercise Group

Join with us in preparing to run/walk a 5K on Thanksgiving Morning.  Contact Candi or Jodi for more info.  There are two races to choose from.  One costs money, the other is with Jodi's family.  Everyone can do it!  We've just started preparing ourselves.  Join in the fun by excercising on your own or with a friend and keep us up to date on how you're doing!
Couch to 5K  Website with a plan to achieve your goal and tips to get motivated.

Coming Soon: Michelle M. is going to be making a website for us to record our activity if you would like to participate.  It's a fun way to keep motivated, and see what your fellow sisters are doing.