Relief Society

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

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!

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.

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!)


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

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.


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

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!