Relief Society

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

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
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!

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.

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.

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
No Park Day:  12/24/2010,  Christmas

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.


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!

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.
Kids Race

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+

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

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
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

Palm Beach Post write-up

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.