Relief Society

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

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Trunk or Treat moved to Saturday


All...
   Due to the Tropical Storm Warnings predicted for this Friday night (October 26th) from Hurricane Sandy...  
   The annual Ward Trunk or Treat has been moved to Saturday night (October 27th).

   All Sisters... if you have a Visiting Teaching list, please call and let your families know this change in dates.
   We want to make sure the word gets out to all. And we hope to see you all there in your scariest costumes.   

   The night will start at 6:30 pm with Trunk or Treating in the Parking Lot... Decorate you car trunk and be sure to come a little early and back your car up to the sidewalk.

   About  7:00 to 7:15 pm we will move inside the building to the Cultural Hall for some Halloween Snacks and the Chili Cook-off.  We also hope to have a few Halloween Games for the children ages 3 to 11.

   The event will end about 8:00 pm so that families can get their children home.

   Thank you....



Sunday, September 23, 2012

General Relief Society Meeting- Sat. Sept 29, 8 p.m.

General Relief Society Meeting to Be Held September 29, 2012




    •  General Relief Society Broadcast- Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012.  8:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. in the Relief Society Room.

    Link to view article:



    Relief Society sisters worldwide are invited to view the satellite broadcast of the general Relief Society meeting, which will be held on Saturday, September 29, 2012, at 6:00 p.m. mountain daylight time and will be broadcast to many areas of the world.
    All women 18 years of age and older are encouraged to view the broadcast. They are also encouraged to invite friends and neighbors who may benefit from the meeting.
    Linda K. Burton, Relief Society general president; Carole M. Stephens, first counselor; and Linda S. Reeves, second counselor, will speak, along with a member of the First Presidency. This will be the first Relief Society broadcast since the general presidency’s reorganization in spring 2012.
    Live video streaming of the broadcast will be available atconference.lds.org in 16 languages: ASL, Cantonese, Cebuano, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian, Samoan, Spanish, Tagalog, and Tongan.

    Super Saturday- Nov. 10

    Super Saturday, Nov 10, 10 a.m.-noon 

    Back by popular demand...  We're having a crafting day!  We'll be making some gifts for Christmas, as well as having a service project of sewing 300 Christmas Stockings for the Soldiers & making cards.  Be sure to sign up with Sister Whiting on what you'd like to do that day.  Stockings will be collected the first Sunday in December if you make them at home.



    Key Peg Board

    Christmas Stockings for the Soldiers

    More to come!



    Link to make Christmas Stockings for the Soldiers:
    Patterns, card templates, etc.
    http://reliefsocietybr.blogspot.com/2011/10/service-project-sewing-stockings-for.html




    See you there!

    Trunk or Treat & Chili Cook-off

    •  Trunk or Treat & Chili Cook-off—  Friday, October 26, 2012.  6:30 trunk or treating (bring candy to share at your car trunk for the kids).  7 p.m. dinner & games in the gym.  Wear a costume, (no masks please), and bring your favorite chili recipe to share.  Maybe you'll be a winner!



    Provident Living Activity- Thurs. Oct. 11, 2012

    •  Food Storage & Provident Living & Gardening Mid Week Activity-
    Thurs., Oct. 11, 2012,  7 p.m.
    15-20 min. lesson on food storage, demonstration, and samples.  We'll also be making freezer jam!  Bring your neighbors!

    •  Cannery Fieldtrip in Davie- NEW DATE!  Saturday Oct. 13, 2012.  10 a.m. in Davie, or you can carpool at our building at 9 a.m.  You can put in an order of what you'd like, or you can attend also.  Contact Sister Lafourcade for more info. Great followup from our Oct. 11th activity!  Wear closed toe shoes.

    Food Storage Order Form

    Driving Directions

    You can also locate this information on the left hand side of our blog.






    Learn to make FREEZER JAM!




    Taste some samples of Food Storage items from the cannery!

    Monday, September 3, 2012

    Fieldtrip to the Temple Site- Thurs. Sept 13

    You are Invited!

    Relief Society

    Sack Lunch Tour

    of the

    Fort Lauderdale Temple Site!

    Thursday, September 13

    6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.



    Pack lunch at 6:30 p.m.

    We will provide some lunch items.




    Vans leave at 6:45 p.m.

    Meeting at site about 7:30 p.m.

    Return by 8:30 p.m.


    RSVP:  reliefsocietybr@gmail.com
    so we can make sure we have enough room for everyone!
    If you already signed the list in Relief Society, you're good.


    Picture taken August 12, 2012

    6 Week Exercise Class- Starts Wednesday!

    6 Week Exercise Class... STARTS THIS WEDNESDAY!!

    Led by Sister Wengert

    Monday & Wednesday Mornings 10 a.m.

    Sept. 5 - Oct. 10, 2012

    Arrive early to help set up

    We will be doing a Brazilian Exercise Video together in the gym in our building.

    It's fun, and effective.  Come join us!



    Bring your toddlers, and any toys you'll need to entertain them.

    RSVP:  reliefsocietybr@gmail.com
    or Contact Sister Wengert

    No RSVP- No class.  :)



    Stake Relief Society Service Project- Sat. Sept 8


    MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR
       THE STAKE RELIEF SOCIETY SERVICE PROJECT 2012
                   SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 8
                       10:00 AM TO 1:00 PM
         AT BOCA RATON BUILDING CULTURAL HALL

    We will be putting together 400 hygiene kits for women in our area.
         Come enjoy this great service opportunity and some good
                     food and socialization with other sisters.

    *THIS YEAR . .THE BOCA WARD IS COLLECTING:
                200 LOTIONS (SMALL 4-6 OZ)
                200 COMBS
                  50 SOAPS*

    *TO HELP OUT...*
         *We have already purchased  most of these items through bulk purchases


     You can donate towards these purchases using the tithing
    slip and indicating RS Service on the "Other" line.  ($1.00 covers the
    items needed for one woman.
      OR... you can bring your donation items to the
    service project on September 8.


    *    Most IMPORTANT... Be sure to come for the activity on Saturday... *
    *              Your HELP is needed...*
    *
    *
    *    Hope We See You There...
    *


    Labor Day Beach Party

    End of Palmetto Park Rd. at the water near the South Beach Pavilion.
    Bring whatever you need to have fun at the beach, and join some friends.
    This is a local tradition for our ward.  Bring a friend!

    9 a.m. til whenever

    If you don't have a beach pass, you can park on Palmetto Park Rd.  Come early to get a good spot.



    Friday, August 3, 2012

    Last Week's Combined Lesson: Marriage & Divorce




    Brother and Sister Angelos shared an excellent lesson with us on Sunday about marriage and divorce.  They quoted from Elder Dallin H. Oaks talk, Divorce. 


    Sister Angelos suggested:
    Make a CD of all of your generation's Love Songs.
    Take minutes out to dance together.
    Take time for each other.  Date each other.

    Pre School Play & Learn Group

    Pre-school Play & Learn Group

    Thursday Mornings, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.  at Sister Maldonado's Home
    This is not an official Church activity.

    Be part of a play group that will get your little ones ready for school. 

    First Class starts August 23, 2012. 

    Sister Boggess & Sister Maldonado have agreed to plan the lessons each week.  
    Mother participation necessary to help with snacks and crafts.  
    $2 Donation for paper supplies per class is appreciated.
    Contact Sister Maldonado to sign up.  

    Tentative Schedule listed below.  Contact Sister Maldonado for any changes.


    Click on image to enlarge and print 8.5 x 11.





    Link to printout possibilities.







    Lesson Helps:




    Website with Pre-school Curriculum





    FIAR  Five in a Row, Volume 1

    Our Quarter Focus books are discussed in this book.  Lesson plans.
    Mike Mulligan, etc.











    Sunday, July 15, 2012

    Book of Mormon Symposium

    Sunday, July 22, 2012 6:00 pm Our building. Invite your friends and neighbors to learn about the Book of Mormon.

    Saturday, June 9, 2012

    Hurricane Preparation- Fri, Jun 15


    • Ward Hurricane Preparathon – Friday, June 15 at 7:00 pm at the ward. Come learn all the things you really need to know (but are too scared to ask) about hurricane season and being prepared.


      Bring your friends and neighbors.  We will have a short presentation on hurricane preparedness, with important handouts, and displays on various ways to prepare.



      If you are prepared... you shall not fear.  

    Sunday, May 13, 2012

    Daughters in My Kingdom, Guardians of the Hearth, "There's No Place Like Home"


    Daughters In My Kingdom— Chapter 9
    "Guardians of the Hearth"
    and
    "There's No Place Like Home"





    This is our Chalkboard in Relief Society.


    Guardians of the Hearth— Chapter 9— Daughters In My Kingdom

    Place posters up one at a time:

    1.  Guardians of the Hearth
    Introduction to Lesson

    2.  There's No Place Like Home.  
    Intro to the Proclamation  & Pg. 162 Glimpses of Heaven

    3.  Follow the Yellow Brick Road
    Outline of the Proclamation and Pg. 148, also tie in the Iron Rod to the Proclamation

    4.  I'll Get You My Pretty
    Pg. 157 WWII,  Pg. 159 and Pg. 158 Quote

    5.  If I Only Had a Brain
    Pg. 153, Overcoming Self Doubt, and Teaching Each Other

    6.  Aunt Em, There's No Place Like Home
    Pg. 154
    Also quote from Sister Holland's talk about Mothers.  Adam called Eve "Mother" long before she had any children of her own., etc.

    7.  Lions & Tigers & Bears, Oh My!
    Pg. 156 Responsibilities, and Pg. 165 Final Quote.

    8.  Final Picture of the 2nd Coming & Testimony
    We happened to have one framed in our church library.  Can use the libraries big poster.





    We had a basket with "The Family Proclamation" to hand out.
    I borrowed some Red Sparkly Shoes from a friend.  So cute!



    These are the printouts I used on the board.
    Prints are 24" x 36".
    Print at your local Blue Print place.  Approx. $1.80 a printout.
    You can email them the file, and then pick it up.

    Double Click on the image below, and then download.





    We invited all of the sisters in from Primary and Young Women, so we wanted to hand out something
    extra special.  We made muffins, and then put these bookmarks in to decorate the muffins.  We decided on no frosting- so the bookmarks could be saved easily.

    We then decorated a rolling cart from the kitchen with a cute tablecloth, and arranged the muffins on 3 tier muffin stands with little chocolates also.  

    Tip:  Bake muffins in non-stick pan, and place in the liner after they have been baked.




    We used this image to decorate a few muffins also, and the muffin tier.











    Dear Sisters!

    Great news we have the Teachings for Our Times lessons until October!  (4th Sunday of the Month)

    May    "And a Little Child Shall Lead Them" President  Packer


    June   "Mountains to Climb" President Eyring


    July    "Willing & Worthy to Serve" President Monson


    Aug.    "The Merciful Obtain Mercy" President Uchtdorf


    Sept.   "How to Obtain Revelation and Inspiration for Your Personal Life"
    Elder Scott


    Oct.    "What Thinks Christ of Me?" Elder Andersen




    Warm Regards,

    Sister Yates
    Stake Relief Society

    Friday, April 27, 2012

    Date night in a jar

    Sister Hawkshaw saw this, and wanted to share.

    It is a very cute idea.

    Enjoy!


    Life in the Green House: date night in a jar: Hi, I'm Jennifer and I am the most indecisive person you will ever meet. I'm over think things so choosing between two places to eat on Sund...

    Sunday, April 15, 2012

    Technology Fireside Links

    Tonight's fireside was on how to start using the Personal Video Conferencing for certain meetings, so as we can be with our families more, and have more time to actually live and share the gospel.  Time spent traveling long distances to attend a meeting can be reduced.

    List of all videos available:
    http://tech.lds.org/wiki/Instructional_screencasts

    These are two of the videos they shared during the fireside:

    Training Video 1

    Training Video 2






    We were also given the following list of different technology ways to learn and live the gospel.  A few of these were new me, so I thought I'd share the list.  Enjoy!  - Candi



    Facebook:  13 Official LDS Facebook Pages (or more)

    YouTube:  16 Official LDS YouTube channels (or more)



    Bible Videos:  Apple Application    (Love this one!)

    LDS Mobile Gospel Library Project

    LDS Scripture Mastery:  Apple Application    (Love this one too!)

    Joseph Smith Papers

    Missionaries, Senior, Church-Service, and Family Search Missionary

    Family Search Indexing

    Family Search Indexing:  Apple Application

    Discover Your Family History



    LDS Youth

    LDS Tools    (Love this one!)

    Personal Video Conferencing

    Replacing the darkness with light



    Online Store

    LDS Employment Resource Service (LDS Jobs)

    Provident Living

    Magazines



    Mormon Channel (LDS Meetinghouses)

    BYU TV


    And of course the most popular ones:
    www.lds.org    
    www.mormon.org    
    www.jesuschrist.lds.org



    Thursday, April 5, 2012

    Visiting Teaching Supervisors

    We will have a list updated here, so you can always see who your Visiting Teaching Supervisor is.
    Please contact them each month.  You can also email us at reliefsocietybr@gmail.com.

    Check at the bottom of this post for any new Visiting Teaching companionships.

    Sister Lafourcade
    Lafourcade,
    Battle, 
    Faria, 
    Hoyt, 
    Smith, 
    Yates.

    Sister Eskew
    Eskew,
    Carrasco,  
    Kostanich, 
    Long, 
    Whiting.

    Sister Cogley
    Cogley, 
    Anderson,
    Lustig, 
    Oneil, 
    Stewart.

    Sister Saviano
    Saviano,
    Angelos, 
    Jankowski, 
    Lake, 
    Wengart.

    Sister Leon
    Leon, 
    Boggess, 
    Castillo, 
    Lopez, 
    Peluttiero , 
    Schaper, 
    Ledezma.

    Sister Brice
    Brice, 
    Downing, 
    Hansen , 
    Valeus,
    McAlpine

    Sister Feller
    Feller, 
    Briggs, 
    Call, 
    Cannon, 
    Cowden, 
    Dummett, 
    Mc Murdie/ McMurdie

    Sister Morton
    Morton,
    Iglesias,
    Jennings,
    Brown,
    Muench

    Sister Edwards
    Edwards, 
    Cravinhos, 
    Crockett,
    Joseph,
    Sousa
    Coehla,
    Tucker,

    Sister Hon
    Patton,
    Hon,
    Lehenbauer,
    Lueng/ Lueng,
    Quanstrom,
    Searing,

    Sister Stokoe
    Stokoe,
    Dahl,
    Maldonado,
    McCartney,
    Neely,
    Quinn,
    Powell -Joyner

    New General Relief Society Presidency

    Click on this link for more about our New General Relief Society Presidency:

    Didi @ Relief Society: The New Relief Society General Presidency:   The General Relief Society Presidency:   Sister Linda K. Burton , center,   Sister Carole M. Stephen s , left, and Sister Linda S. ...


    Wednesday, March 21, 2012

    Ward Pinewood Derby- Apr 7

    You've ALWAYS WANTED to race in a Pinewood Derby... and now your chance!  All ages welcome!

    Who:  Cub Scouts race first, then open to Everyone else - Bring a Friend!
    Your entry must be built from an official Cub Scout Pinewood Derby Kit

    When: Saturday,  April 7, 2012 at 6:30 p.m.
    Where:  The BR Building
    1530 W. Camino Real.



    Monday, March 19, 2012

    April 19- Book Club


    Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson.  We will meet on Thursday, April 19th at 10 am at either Jodi or Sister Hoyt's home (we will draw straws).  Anyone is invited and children are welcome.  




    Looks like it's going to be a good book club discussion, as it was currently in the news.





    LDS Views on Education WorldWide





    Saturday, March 17, 2012

    170th Relief Society Birthday Video

    video

    Compliments of Sister Hawkshaw, with music by Bro. Hawkshaw.


    We also had a Cake Decorating Demonstration by Sherline.
    Click on the flyer below for tips on decorating cakes.





    Shirlene's Buttercream Frosting Recipe

    4 cups confectioners sugar (powdered sugar)
    1 stick of butter
    2 tsp vanilla extract
    1/2 cup heavy cream (or milk)

    She used 3 batches of frosting to frost the basket cake that you see in the video.

    *  If you keep frosting in the fridge a bit, you'll make nicer flowers.






    My wish list to get after watching this demonstration:
    Large Scraper.  Frosting seemed to go on really smoothly on the top and sides with this.

    Turn-table.  Don't know how I ever frosted a cake without one.  After watching her, it was amazing!  It turns around as you frost the cake, make little decorations, whatever.  



    Food Coloring.  Stick a toothpick in a few times to your color, and voila!




    Many cool frosting tips, as well as the famous nail, used for making flowers.
    In my case you need many so that when they go through the sink disposal, you can use a different one that is similar.  :)




    Disposable frosting bags.  Totally worth it!




    A butter knife is not going to do a good job.  You need a spatula without the teeth a knife has.



    A really big tip.  She used this to frost the cake very quickly, and then the scraper (1st pix) to flatten it out.  It also can make cupcakes look cute very quickly, as well as large borders.



    Cake board.  She butter creamed the cake, and then after it was frosted, she transfered it onto a cake board (made from smooth cardboard.)  





    As always... isn't every hobby expensive!
    Good thing there are 40% off coupons at Michaels!

    And, now we see why this is my WISH list.
    Now, I need to wish for a bigger kitchen to store them in.  ;)


    Big thank you to everyone who participated in our 170th Relief Society Birthday Celebration!

    Especially Sandy- for putting it all together, Sherline for teaching our class, Chris for filming it, and Portia for our tribute to Relief Society.  Thanks to our note taker too.  I already forgot so much of what Shirlene did, which I knew would happen.  Good thing we have a video!

    Candi






    Sunday, February 26, 2012

    Calendar Items


    SISTERS
    (Activities for Relief Society)


    •  General Relief Society Broadcast- Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012.  8:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. in the Relief Society Room.

    •  Food Storage & Provident Living & Gardening Mid Week Activity-
    Thurs., Oct. 11, 2012,  7 p.m.
    15-20 min. lesson on food storage, demonstration, and samples.  We'll also be making freezer jam!  Bring your neighbors!

    •  Cannery Fieldtrip in Davie- NEW DATE!  Saturday Oct. 13, 2012.  10 a.m. in Davie.  For carpooling, meet at the church at 9 a.m.  You can put in an order of what you'd like, or you can attend also.  Contact Sister Lafourcade for more info. Great followup from our Oct. 11th activity!  Wear closed toe shoes.


    •  Super Saturday, Nov 10, 10-12.  Back by popular demand...  We're having a crafting day!  We'll be making some gifts for Christmas, as well as having a service project of sewing 300 Christmas Stockings for the Soldiers & making cards.  Be sure to sign up with Sister Whiting on what you'd like to do that day.  Stockings will be collected the first Sunday in December if you make them at home.

    •  Six Week Exercise Midweek Activity,
    Monday & Wednesday Mornings, 10 a.m., in the church gym.  Starting September 5, 2012.
    Come and work out with friends while attempting to do a Brazillan Exercise Video.
    Toddlers welcome.  Bring whatever it takes to keep them busy for an hour. 
    Contact Sister Wengert to sign up.  It's free!


    •  Pre-school Play and Learn Group
    Thursday Mornings, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.  at Sister Maldonado's Home
    Be part of a play group that will get your little ones ready for school. 
    First Class starts August 23, 2012. 

    Sister Boggess & Sister Maldonado have agreed to plan the lessons each week.  Mother participation necessary to help with snacks and crafts.  $2 Donation for paper supplies per class is appreciated.  Contact Sister Maldonado to sign up, and to get a schedule.




    GENERAL
    (Activities for the Family)



    • General Conference, October 6-7, Come watch it live at the building (Sunday dress), 12-2 and 4-6 on Saturday & Sunday... OR you can watch online at www.lds.org- or the BYU channel.  Encourage the men to attend the Saturday Priesthood session, 8-10 p.m. in the church building.


    •  Trunk or Treat & Chili Cook-off—  Friday, October 26, 2012.  6:30 trunk or treating (bring candy to share at your car trunk for the kids).  7 p.m. dinner & games in the gym.  Wear a costume, (no masks please), and bring your favorite chili recipe to share.  Maybe you'll be a winner!

    •  Stake Temple Trip Saturday, September 19.  Sign up for the Bus contact Brother Anderson. Bus fares are $25 per person

    Adult Scripture Study Every Wednesday, 7pm-8:30pm (BR Relief Society Room) for Adults 30 and over. Old Testament.  Teacher: S. Stewart

    Join us Mighty Prayer for Missionary Work, 9:00am and 9:30pm daily throughout the Mission/Stake.

    Ward Choir will start September 23 at 5:00 p.m.  Nursery Provided.



    YOUNG SINGLE ADULTS
    (18 to 30 Years Old)

    CES(Church Educational System) Institute Wednesdays, 7:30pm-9pm. Young adults, ages 18 to 30. BR Building Teacher: Brother McIlath

    YSA(Young Single Adults) Family Home Evening Monday evenings. Meet with other YSA’s in the Stake. The time and place changes weekly.

    CES Potluck and Fireside First Sunday of Every Month. Meet with other YSA's in the Stake. 6:45 p.m. Potluck, 8:00 p.m. Fireside Broadcast. Ft. Lauderdale Chapel, Davie Blvd., 2nd light turn left.

    YSA Dance Second Friday of Every Month. Meet with other YSA’s in the Stake and Area. 8 to 12 p.m., Free Admission, Dress Code... See YSA Facebook: Pompano Beach for more details. Ft. Lauderdale Chapel, Davie Blvd., 2nd light turn left.

    YSA Fireside Third Sunday of Every Month. 6:00 p.m. BR Chapel. A guest speaker is invited to speak to the YSA's in the stake. Sunday Dress.



    FUTURE EVENTS
    (Save the Date!)

    • Sept 29: General Relief Society Meeting
    • October 6-7: General Conference
    • October 13: Christmas Stockings & Other Christmas Surprises
    • December 13: Relief Society Christmas Party

    Being Frugal with coupons


    Here are a websites that help you save a few dollars.

    Remember, Publix accepts competitors coupons... so take your Target and WinnDixie Coupons there too.  If it's close by, they accept them.


    Sunday, February 5, 2012

    Book of Mormon Reading Chart Bookmark w/ Christlike Attributes Checklist

    Reading Chart 8 1/2 x 11 Handout
    with Proclaim My Gospel – Christlike Attributes Checklist from Proclaim My Gospel on back.

    For those who can't read the tiny print.


    Spanish

    Portuguese







    Reading Chart 2 up – 8 1/2 x 11 Handout
    with Proclaim My Gospel – Christlike Attributes Checklist from Proclaim My Gospel on back.
    Fits better in Scriptures.
    Can trim down to smaller size.





    English

    Spanish

    Portuguese

    Saturday, February 4, 2012

    Ward Valentine's Dance- Fri, Feb. 10





    Ward Valentine’s Dance – Friday, February 10, for the whole family, 7:00pm 
    Bring a friend!

    Ward Directory available for iPhone

    Description

    LDS Tools is an official application of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints that allows you to download Ward and Stake directory information to your iPhone. It also displays events from the Church's new calendaring system.





    Park Days continues...


    Park Days

    We will be having Park Days for the kids on Tuesday mornings from 10:30 to 12:00, while the weather is nice.  Typically November – March.
    Located at Lyons & SW 3rd.  It's a small park that is fenced all the way around.

    Contact Sister Powell-Joyner or Sister Candice Smith if you have any questions. You can find them on the membership directory.

    Obviously, if it is raining, or has been raining all morning, we will not be meeting, as the equipment will be wet.

    We usually have a couple families come.  If by chance you go and no one else is there, pat yourself on the back, because you're having a park day with your kids.  :)  Then, next time, talk to a few moms and encourage them to come too.

    Relief Society Activity- Thurs. Feb 10, 7 p.m.

     RS Activity – “A Heart for You!” -  Come learn how to make an origami heart for Valentine’s Day and socialize with other sisters.  February 9, 7pm-8:30pm. Nursery will be provided. 






    Sister Patton will be teaching us the art of Origami.
    We will also be having a few fabulous tips from a couple sisters in the ward on different topics sure to peak your interest!

    Free Instructions on how to fold a Paper Crane: