Relief Society

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

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Ward Pass Along Cards Template

We'd like to share how to make your own Ward Pass Along Cards.  These go great with "Invitation Sunday", a Sunday service that is set aside specifically for someone visiting for the first time.   They also work great for sharing a map of where you go to church, or the website.

  Download the large version of these images below, and edit them with your own church building and map in photoshop.  There are crop marks on the front side only for cutting.  Be sure to save your back page as Black & White to save some money on printing.  We printed ours on an 8.5 x 11, 80# Lynx Coverstock paper at a local laser printing shop.  Good luck!

Christ image was from the Classic website, and the clock illustration was from  

Fuentes Prayer Update

We will update what we hear about J. Fuentes here, so that you can keep him in your prayers.

Sign his guestbook at:

Funeral Information:

Viewing:  Thursday, June 2, 2011.  5 - 7:45 at the Coral Springs Chapel.
Funeral is from 8 to 9 p.m. tonight, following the viewing.
Burial is Friday, June 3, 2011, 12:00 at Coral Springs Chapel.  Meet at the chapel, and then procession will go to the Boca Raton Cemetery on SW 4th in Boca Raton.  If you live in Boca, you can just wait at the cemetery for them to arrive.
Park at the St. Joan of Arc Chapel, right next to Cemetery.

Monday  5/30

     The funeral is being planned for Thursday or Friday in the Coral Springs building.  The viewing will be the evening before from 5-8 PM.  We will let you know as the details become more clear.

     The Lauderhill Ward will need help decorating and organizing on the day of the viewing.  And they could use donations for buying flowers.  For those who want to donate please contact Lorraine Whiting or Sophia Iglesias.

Sunday 5/29
   He passed away this morning around 2 a.m.  We will keep you posted on funeral arrangements when we get them.  He graduated from highschool this past week.  Anthony D. picked up his diploma for him.  It just reminds us all how short life is.  Please keep their family and friends in prayer.

Friday, 5/20
Involved in an auto related accident.  Received serious head trauma.  Is in a medical induced coma.

Here's a picture from a few years ago.  He's standing in the back.

Relief Society Virtual Roadtrip From Nauvoo to SLC Handouts

Nauvoo to SLC Week 1 Handouts

Nauvoo to SLC Week 2 Handouts


Florida Gardening Class

Thursday, September 15, 2011 at 7PM

Come learn how to grow in Florida!  We will specialize in square foot and container gardening. This is FREE event - invite your friends and neighbors!

*refer to our Oct 2010 to print full size handouts 

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Preparedness Fair- Thurs. May 12

Hurricane & Emergency Preparation— Are you prepared for an emergency?

Time: Thursday, May 12 · 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Location: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints- BR

Join us as we have demonstrations on:
• 72 Hour Kits
• Dry Pack Canning
• Gardening
• Finance
• First Aid
• Water Purification
• #10 Can—72 Hour kits (RSVP for these).
• Red Cross will be there too.

We're looking to have 100 to 300 in attendance. Everyone welcome. Invite a friend! Bring your family!

Have you visited
Learn more about Family Emergency Planning:
• Three-month supply of food
• Drinking Water
• Financial Reserves
• Longer-term supply of basic food items,11664,8034-1,00.html

* • #10 Can—72 Hour kits (RSVP for these).
(The cans cost $1.05 each.  Here is a suggested list of items that all fit inside the can.  These can be sealed on Thursday night.  You must supply the items.  We will have the canning equipment for use.  FYI, you can purchase the wing stove with pellets at the Army Navy store on 441.  All items in the can cost approx. $10.)

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Community Garden in Boca Raton

By Rebekah Monson, Sun Sentinel
9:42 p.m. EDT, April 21, 2011

It's difficult to imagine the sandy, barren piece of land downtown lush with trees, flowers, herbs and vegetables, but construction starts Earth Day Friday on one of the largest community gardens in South Florida.

The Boca Raton Community Garden eventually will cover about 1.5 acres — or two football fields — east of the new library site at Northwest Fourth Street and Boca Raton Boulevard. It will include educational space, picnic areas, open space and special raised beds for gardeners with disabilities, said Wayne Tonning, the landscape architect who designed the project.

"We didn't want it to have a single use," he said. "We wanted it to be a park space where people can come together that will have a lasting impact on the community."

Ten percent of the organic produce and flowers grown at the garden will be donated to Boca Helping Hands to help feed the hungry.

Mayor Susan Whelchel initiated a partnership with the Junior League of Boca Raton to plan and run the garden, said Schuyler Thompson, Junior League community garden chairwoman.

"This is a municipal, corporate and nonprofit partnership," Thompson said. "We're enhancing quality of life by beautifying the city, connecting with nature and feeding ourselves and those at our food bank the most nutritious organic produce available."

Whelchel said plans for the garden have surpassed her expectations, and it could garner national attention when it's completed.

"I see it blossoming into a really unique community experience, and one that will provide for people in need," she said. "Its educational aspects, the sustainablity and the relationship to our new library are going to be very beneficial."

The garden eventually could contain more than 250 plots, but about 45 will be constructed for the fall growing season, she said.

The plots — 4-by-4 feet, 4-by-8 and 4-by-12 — will rent for $40, $60 and $80, respectively, per growing season, she said.

"All in all, if we had to pay for everything, this project would cost about $200,000," Thompson said. "But, we've had corporate sponsors step in to help, and people are contributing through our sponsorships and through the Whole Foods campaign."

The Junior League continues to offer engraved bricks for the garden's central walkway and sponsorships for benches, trees, gazebos and fountains, and shoppers can donate to the garden when they check out at Whole Foods, she said.

"We can build it as fast as people can donate for it," Thompson said. "All the people who have contacted us just really want a place to garden, so we're working on getting the plots built first."

The garden plots will include amended soil and water access, and master gardener Betsy Pickup will be on hand to assist with organic gardening techniques, she said.

"Florida has unique growing conditions with bugs, soil and heat, and a lot of what I'll be doing is helping people to learn about how to deal with those," Pickup said. "I think this will be a great place for the community, not just gardeners. It's satisfying to be outside and to be growing things, though. It's therapeutic, and it's very affordable, too." or 561-243-6624