Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Relief Society Activity

Let's ring in the new year with a new look at managing your Budget!
Bring your husband so together you can get your household finances in order!!
Come share an appetizer or dessert *on a budget*-try to make it $5 or less!!
Wed. January 13th at 7p.m. at the church!
~nursery provided~

The Power of Hope

Saturday, November 28, 2009

December VT Message

How Can I Develop and Increase in Compassion?

Moroni 7:48: "Pray unto the Father with all the energy of heart, that ye may be filled with this love, which he hath bestowed upon all who are true followers of his Son, Jesus Christ."
President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, Second Counselor in the First Presidency: "Disciples of Christ throughout all ages of the world have been distinguished by their compassion. . . . In the end, the number of prayers we say may contribute to our happiness, but the number of prayers we answer may be of even greater importance. Let us open our eyes and see the heavy hearts, notice the loneliness and despair; let us feel the silent prayers of others around us, and let us be an instrument in the hands of the Lord to answer those prayers" ("Happiness, Your Heritage," Liahona and Ensign, Nov. 2008, 119, 120).

Barbara Thompson, second counselor in the Relief Society general presidency: "We need to rescue 'all that is finest down deep inside of [us]' so that as daughters of God we can do our part to build the kingdom of God. We will have help to do this. As Joseph declared, 'If you live up to your privileges, the angels cannot be restrained from being your associates.'

"Let us bear one another's burdens, mourn with those who mourn, comfort those who stand in need of comfort, and thus keep the covenants we have made [see Mosiah 18:8–10]" ("Now Let Us Rejoice," Liahona and Ensign, Nov. 2008, 116).

How Can I Nurture through Compassionate Service?

D&C 81:5: "Succor the weak, lift up the hands which hang down, and strengthen the feeble knees."

Elder Russell M. Nelson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles: "The Good Shepherd said, 'Feed my lambs.' (John 21:15.) So a woman feeds her loved ones, providing succor and sustenance just as the Savior would do. Her divine gift is to nurture, to help the young, to care for the poor, to lift the brokenhearted.

"The Lord said, 'My work and my glory [is] to bring to pass the immortality and eternal life of man.' (Moses 1:39.) So His devoted daughter-disciple may truly say, 'My work and my glory is to help my loved ones reach that heavenly goal.'

"To help another human being reach one's celestial potential is part of the divine mission of woman. As mother, teacher, or nurturing saint, she molds living clay to the shape of her hopes. In partnership with God, her divine mission is to help spirits live and souls be lifted. This is the measure of her creation. It is ennobling, edifying, and exalting" ("Woman—Of Infinite Worth," Ensign, Nov. 1989, 22).

Silvia H. Allred, first counselor in the Relief Society general presidency: "The Lord has blessed women with divine attributes of love, compassion, kindness, and charity. Through our monthly visits as visiting teachers, we have the power to bless each sister as we extend our arms of love and kindness and give the gifts of compassion and charity. . . . It is my prayer that we will pledge an increased commitment to extend our arms of love and compassion to bless, help, and strengthen each other as we go about doing our visiting teaching with a willing and joyful heart" ("Feed My Sheep," Liahona and Ensign, Nov. 2007, 113, 115).

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Ward Christmas Party!

Please Join Us for food, live entertainment and Santa!
December 19th at 6PM at the Church

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Stop & Drop Shower for Almeda Macaraig!

A "StOp & DrOp" ShOwEr for Almeda Macaraig and her bAby GiRl!!

Let's shower some love on Almeda and her 1st baby girl, Isabel!

Please have your gift to Becca by 6:30 on Thurs. the 19th and she'll drop them at Almeda's or feel free to carpool over to show some love in person! If you'd like to give money, we'll pool it together and get a gift card. Please have money to Becca by Mon. Nov. 16th.

Date:Thursday, November 19th, 6:30pm
Location:Make a "stop" at Becca's and "drop" at Almeda's!

Address:

Monday, November 2, 2009

H1N1 Vaccine

Ladies-The H1N1 (Swine Flu) vaccine is in town! Beaver Medical does NOT have it yet. However, the Family Care Clinic in Banning (and possibly other places that are Riverside County sponsored) just received the vaccine last Thursday. I had Alexander get the nasal spray this morning, and I got the shot. We were lucky- there was no wait and the immunizations were free. I just filled out a couple forms for each of us and then we were helped right away. No appt needed. The Clinic is located off the 10 frwy on Ramsey St (near Sunset) next to Smart and Final.
The H1N1 flu vaccine is just for high risk people at this point due to limited avail: kids age 2yr-24, pregnant women, people with chronic health problems, people with kids under 6 months of age, (see govt website for complete list). This was not very well advertised, so I thought you all might want to be informed!
Robin Williams

Update 11/3:
someone tried to get the vaccine today, and they have already run out! have people call before they go, or check other local county health care clinics.
Robin

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Save The Date

There's No Time Like the Present!! Come for an uplifting night to remember the true reason for the season! Guest Speaker: President Morgan. Wednesday, December 2nd at 7pm at the Banning building.

November Calendar

11/7 High Priest Group Social 6:30PM
11/10 Girls DAY at Chelsea Idais' Home 10am
11/12 Activity Days (8-11 year old girls) 4:30-5:30 at the church
11/18 Reader's Group-7pm at Linda Poynter's
11/19 Back To Basics-1:00pm at Charlene Terry's Home**
11/21 Ward Temple Night 6:15pm
11/26 Thanksgiving
11/30 DI Assigment 9AM

**Please note that this date has been changed from the original date as posted in the newsletter that went out on the 1st!

November VT Message

Visiting Teachers are asked to prayerfully select a conference address from the October 2009 General Conference to share with those they teach. This is a wonderful chance to share a message with those who may not have had the opportunity to watch the conference. Your sisters will see your light shine when you share your favorite talk!

The talks can be found:-in the Ensign and Liahona-on lds.org,
click http://lds.org/conference/sessions/display/0,5239,23-1-1117,00.html

OR at church on the Relief Society table, there is a preprinted copy for you.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Looking for work??

"Will you be looking for a job during the Holiday Season?
If so, you should plan to attend the LDS Employment Resource Services
'HOLIDAY SEASON JOB SEARCH SEMINAR'"
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 14th 1PM
Redlands Stake Center
350 Wabash Avenue
Redlands, CA 92374
The seminar will also be held in Murrieta, 9 a.m.,
and Palm Desert, 5 p.m.,
Stake Centers
For more information call 1 (866) 837-1537

Sunday, October 11, 2009

TLC-New group :)

TLC
(temple-lunch-chat)

Thursday, October 29th!
Meet at the temple for the 9:30am session-then to Applebee's for lunch afterwards!
Be sure to call the temple and reserve your session!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

October Calendar!

10/15 Mommy & Me Playgroup 9am-11:30am
10/21 Reader's Group at Jeanie Ross' Home 7PM
10/22 Activity Days (8-11 year old girls)-6-8pm at the church
10/24 "Souper Saturday" at 9am-5pm
10/26 Mommy & Me Halloween Party at Kristen Stubbs 10am
10/27 Girls DAY in at Jeanie Ross' home 10am
10/28 Girls Night In-7pm At Brenda Bentley's home
10/29 TLC (temple-lunch-chat)-9:30 am session and Applebees for lunch afterwards!
10/31 Ward Halloween Party 6pm

Friday, October 9, 2009

Dear Sisters:
I received the following website information from a sister in my ward: www.thetreasurebox.org. Apparently, you can order $100 worth of groceries (frozen items) for $30 on this site. The food is ordered online by a certain date and then is delivered at the end of every month to a local location. In Yucaipa, it is delivered to the Lutheran Church at 34215 Avenue E, Yucaipa. I looked at the website and it looks legitimate. I thought it would be worthwhile to send to you. Please share the information as you feel inspired. This might be helpful for families on tight budgets right now.
Thank you!

Ranelle Curtis

***FYI! There are pick ups in our area! At Cherry Valley Bretheren Church as well as Mountain View Middle School.

Free Day at Disneyland for doing service!

The "Happiest Place on Earth" has just announced:
Starting January 1st, sign-up to do volunteer work through Disney's website and receive a free day at the park.

http://disneyparks.disney.go.com/disneyparks/en_US/WhatWillYouCelebrate/index?name=Give-A-Day-Get-A-Disney-Day

Friday, October 2, 2009

October 2009 VT Message

What Is My Responsibility to the Rising Generation?

Elder Neal A. Maxwell (1926–2004) of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles: "Reserved by the Lord for this time, [the rising generation] must now be preserved . . . and prepared for their special moment in human history! They have been held back to come forth at this time, but now they need to be pushed forward to meet their rendezvous. . .
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"Youth are not unlike prospective converts. There are those critical moments when their souls begin to tilt—toward the Lord or away from Him. These moments of decision cannot always be created, but when they occur, they must not be wasted. More often than not, these moments will occur in quiet and reverent conversation with parents, grandparents, a bishop, an adult leader, or a righteous peer" ("Unto the Rising Generation," Ensign, Apr. 1985, 8, 10).

Elder Ronald A. Rasband of the Presidency of the Seventy: "Our rising generation is worthy of our best efforts to support and strengthen them in their journey to adulthood. . . . In every action we take, in every place we go, with every Latter-day Saint young person we meet, we need to have an increased awareness of the need for strengthening, nurturing, and being an influence for good in their lives" ("Our Rising Generation," Liahona and Ensign, May 2006, 47).

How Can I Nurture the Rising Generation?

President Gordon B. Hinckley (1910–2008): "Never forget that these little ones are the sons and daughters of God and that yours is a custodial relationship to them, that He was a parent before you were parents and that He has not relinquished His parental rights or interest in these His little ones. . . . Rear your children in love, in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. Take care of your little ones. Welcome them into your homes, and nurture and love them with all of your hearts. They may do, in the years that come, some things you would not want them to do, but be patient, be patient. You have not failed as long as you have tried" ("Words of the Living Prophet," Liahona, May 1998, 26–27; "Excerpts from Recent Addresses of President Gordon B. Hinckley," Ensign, July 1997, 73).

Julie B. Beck, Relief Society general president: "To nurture means to cultivate, care for, and make grow. . . . Nurturing requires organization, patience, love, and work. Helping growth occur through nurturing is truly a powerful and influential role bestowed on women" ("Mothers Who Know," Liahona and Ensign, Nov. 2007, 76, 77).

Barbara Thompson, second counselor in the Relief Society general presidency: "As Relief Society sisters we can help one another to strengthen families. We are given opportunities to serve in many capacities. We constantly come in contact with children and youth who may need just what we can offer. You older sisters have much good advice and experience to share with younger mothers. Sometimes a Young Women leader or a Primary teacher says or does just the thing that is needed to reinforce what a parent is trying to teach. And obviously we don't need any particular calling to reach out to a friend or neighbor" ("I Will Strengthen Thee; I Will Help Thee," Liahona and Ensign, Nov. 2007, 117).
Hi Sisters,
In case you haven't seen this link to the activity packet for this weekend's conference, here you go!

Go to this link, then click on the link by the set of keys. You can print out the whole packet or just select the pages you want.

http://www.ldsresources.net/2009-general-conference-activity-packets/

Monday, September 21, 2009

Soup-er Saturday!!














































Here are all the details of the crafts we will be doing on Soup-er Saturday on October 24th from 9am to 5pm!
Click on desired photos to see details!

Money is due by October 11th!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Baby Shower for Chanelle-Ice Cream Social Style!!

And all the girls invited :)


Tuesday Sept 22nd
7PM at Leslie Cammack's home



Hope to see you there!

Friday, September 11, 2009

Crafters Night




What a fun night we had with our Crafter Lady Emily!We got to see an array of fun craft ideas that we can do with our kids and grandkids.Emily even printed out "50 Fun Craft Ideas" for us too...WoW!We then put together "I'm Bored Jars." Anytime we hear our kids or grandkids say that they are bored, they grab an idea out of the jar for something new to do! Brilliant!Thanks Emily for working so hard to try and make us all crafty too!!!!

Freezer Meals!








Thanks to Ginny Babbitt for putting together a wonderful Sat morning for us ladies!
We put together a freezer meal...yummy lasagna for our families and it was easy too!
We went home to put it in our freezer and when we are ready to use it, we pull it out in the morning to thaw, and then pop it in the oven to cook! They turned out so yummy...an instant hit in our home!
Ginny even put together other yummy recipes, and tips for making freezer meals.
Thanks so much for all your research and hard work that day! Extra copies of the recipes and tips at church!


Here is the Lasagna recipe!

Lasagna Recipe
(for the Freezer):
Makes 1 9"x13" or 2 8"x8" pans.

Sauce: (You'll need 3-4 cups)
32 oz. can crushed tomatoes
14 oz. can tomato paste
2 1/2 cups water
2 tbls grated onion
2 1/2 tsp italian seasoning
1 tsp garlic Powder
1/4 tsp pepper
1 tsp salt
1 tsp sugar

Cheese Mixture:
1 cup ricotta cheese
1 cup cottage cheese
2 tbls parmesan cheese
1 tbls parsley flakes
1 tsp salt
1 egg, slightly beaten

Other:
4 cups Mozzarella Cheese
12 Lasagna Noodles , Uncooked *

Mix cheese mixture ingredients. Reserve 1c. mozzarella & sauce for the top. Then, make 3 layers of: sauce, noodles, cheese mixture, & mozzarella, repeated 3 times. Finish with sauce & cheese, making sure all noodles are covered. Wrap tightly, label & freeze.

After thawing, bake at 350 for 45-60 minutes.

*The noodles do not need to be cooked, as long as the lasagna will be frozen.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Parent Participation Preschool Information

EFFECTIVE PARENTING

Yucaipa Adult School offers parents and children the opportunity to participate in an interactive learning classroom. Classes combine a variety of hands-on learning activities; including reading, math, science, music, computers, art, and field trips. This program is for parents of infants to five year old children.
All classes are held at 35948 Susan Street, Yucaipa.

Pre-register at the Yucaipa Adult School Office. TODDLERS 18 months to 2 1/2 year olds.
Day: Mondays, September 14 to January 11, 2010Time: 8:30am to 11:30am
Cost: $60 Cash Only
Teacher: Linda Wallace

Yucaipa Adult School
ContactInformation Page
Yucaipa Adult School
35948 Susan StreetYucaipa, CA 92399
Phone: 909-790-8580
Fax: 909-790-8584

Classes are held at the adult school in Yucaipa. I think this would be a great opportunity for parents, since Beaumont has no formal classes I know of for kids this age. If interested, parents need to call Tanya at the adult school and give them their name and phone #. The class can only happen if 20 parents show up (they have 6 now). Let me know what you think!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

September 2009 VT Message

How Can I Better Understand and Live the Gospel?

Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin (1917–2008) of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles: "Faithful members of the Church should be like oak trees and should extend deep roots into the fertile soil of the fundamental principles of the gospel. We should understand and live by the simple, basic truths and not complicate them. Our foundations should be solid and deep-rooted so we can withstand the winds of temptation, false doctrine, adversity, and the onslaught of the adversary without being swayed or uprooted. . . .

"Spiritual nourishment is just as important as a balanced diet to keep us strong and healthy. We nourish ourselves spiritually by partaking of the sacrament weekly, reading the scriptures daily, praying daily in personal and family prayer, and performing temple work regularly. Our spiritual strengths are like batteries; they need to be charged and frequently recharged" ("Deep Roots," Ensign, Nov. 1994, 75).

Barbara Thompson, second counselor in the Relief Society general presidency: "Sisters, now more than ever, we need women to step up and be strong. We need women who declare the truth with strength, faith, and boldness. We need women to set an example of righteousness. We need women to be 'anxiously engaged in a good cause.' We need to live so that our lives bear witness that we love our Heavenly Father and the Savior Jesus Christ and that we will do what They have asked us to do" ("Now Let Us Rejoice," Liahona and Ensign, Nov. 2008, 116).

2 Nephi 31:12: "Follow me, and do the things which ye have seen me do."

How Does Understanding and Living the Gospel Bless Lives?

President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, Second Counselor in the First Presidency: "As we strive to understand, internalize, and live correct gospel principles, we will become more spiritually self-reliant. . . . I testify as an Apostle of the Lord Jesus Christ that He lives, that the gospel is true, and that it offers the answers to all personal and collective challenges the children of God have on this earth today" ("Christlike Attributes—the Wind beneath Our Wings," Liahona and Ensign, Nov. 2005, 100, 101).

Elder M. Russell Ballard of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles: "The plan of happiness is available to all of his children. If the world would embrace and live it, peace, joy, and plenty would abound on the earth. Much of the suffering we know today would be eliminated if people throughout the world would understand and live the gospel" ("Answers to Life's Questions," Ensign, May 1995, 23).

Elder Robert D. Hales of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles: "We must live the gospel in such a way that we will have the Spirit to ever be with us. If we live worthily, the Spirit will always be with us. We can then teach by the Spirit. . . . The reason we pray, study the scriptures, have good friends, and live the gospel through obedience to the commandments is so that when—not if, but when--the trials come, we are ready" ("Teaching by Faith," Liahona, Sept. 2003, 10, 14–15; Ensign, Sept. 2003, 20, 24–25).

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Time Out for Women 2009
Riverside, CA
Friday, October 16, 2009 6:30 - 9:30 PM
Saturday, October 17, 2009 9:00 AM - 3:45 PM
Riverside Convention Center, Ben H. Lewis Hall
3443 Orange Street, Riverside, CA 92501 US
Friday Night Presenters: Ardeth G. Kapp (former Y.W. General President) & Michael McLean
Saturday Presenters: Kenneth Cope, Mary Ellen Edmunds, Brad Wilcox, Jill C. Manning, & Emily Freeman·
SAVE WITH GROUPS! Register 5 or more and pay only $47 for each FULL WEEKEND pre-registration! (Pre-registration ends Sep 17): More details @ deseretbook.com· Children (including toddlers) are not permitted at a Time Out for Women event. The only exception to this is nursing infants.·
Registration after September 17th increases to $65 for the full weekend and $55 for Saturday-only. Registration at the door, if available, will be $20 for Friday night and $65 for Saturday. ·
If you want to get the discounted group registration of $47, your money (cash or check) is due to ROBIN WILLIAMS by 5pm, Sunday, September 13! (951)-845-2521. If no $ is received, you are on your own to order tickets. You are on your own to arrange transportation/ pay for parking, etc…

Monday, August 17, 2009

A job and career fair for job seekers and employers from throughout Riverside County will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 29 at Cathedral City High School gymnasium.

Assemblyman V. Manual Pérez (D-Coachella) is hosting the fair with the Riverside County Employment Development Department and Workforce Development Center.

The schedule includes a résumé-writing and interviewing skills workshop at 10 and 11 a.m.
The high school is at 69-250 Dinah Shore Drive.
Information: (760) 342-8047

Job Fair

August 18th at Murrieta Stake Employment Center located at the Murrieta Stake Center
24820 Las Brisas Rd
Murrieta CA 92562

For more information please call 1-866-837-1537

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Elder Sean Mabey



From Lieu:

Sean was more than ready to go to the MTC on Wednesday. He told us that he didn't want to be late the first day he's there. And of course, we wanted to keep him with us as long as we can......just one more hug........ ;) We did the "Stop, Drop, and Roll" when we dropped Sean off at the MTC. When we came to the curb in front of the receiving building, he was greeted by a host missionary who assisted him through the check-in process. Then two happy and friendly missionaries help Sean take his luggage to his residence room. Since the process was so quick, I only took one picture of Sean at the curb site. See attached picture. Sean will be at the Provo MTC for another 2 weeks. He leaves Provo on 8/25 and he'll be at the Guatemala MTC for another 6 weeks. Sean Provo address:

Elder Sean Mabey

MTC Mailbox 204-0825

2005 N 900 E

Provo, Utah, 84604-1793

You can also go to the website "dearelder.com" to write to Sean for free. They will ask for donation, but you can click "no"

When you're on the screen:

Click "Write a letter" (top left)

Another screen will pop up

Arrow down to Provo MTC

Click on "Write to missionary"

Fill in the necessary information on the envelope

Sean MTC Box # 204

Estimated MTC departure date 0825

Enter you email address (you'll get a confirmation on your email later)

Click "Send letter"

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Walking Group

Becca B. and a group of other women in the ward go walking each night around 8pm for about an hour if anyone is interested!! Meet at Becca's and have otter pops afterwards!

Jam Night







What a fun night! 17 people showed up and had a "berry" good time learning how to make Strawberry Freezer Jam.Kortney was a miniature Rachel Ray in her kitchen who whipped us up some yummy jam and homemade rolls too!We got to take home the recipe and a cute little sample jar.Thanks to everyone for joining-in on our "jam" session!

Hair Bows Galore!


Hair Bows Galore!


A big thank you to Ruth Dursteler for teaching a group of 10 sisters how to make 3 types of hair bows!That girl knows her stuff and what a fun turn-out and a fun event!We even got spoiled with some munchies too! Join us next time...these are great for your daughters, granddaughters, and even to give as gifts.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

August Calendar

8/5 Mommy and Me Park Day 10am
8/7 Mommy and Me Pool Day 1-4pm
8/12 Crafter's Club 6:30pm at Emily McDonald's home
8/12 Mommy and Me Park Day 10am
8/13 Mommy and Me at Oak Glen Park 9:30-11:30
8 /15 Stake Blood Drive
8/15 Ward Temple Night 6:15pm
8/19 Mommy and Me Park Day 10am
8/20 Activity Days for 8-11 Year Old Girls 4:30-5:30 pm at the church
8/21 Mommy and Me Pool Day 1-4pm
8/22 Back To Basics-Info to follow
8/24 School Starts!
8/26 Mommy and Me Park Day 10am
8/26 Girls Night In at 6-8Pm at Robin William's Home "Desserts are Divine"
8/30 Stake Conference

August 2009 Visiting Teaching Message

Seek Education and Lifelong Learning
Ensign, August 2009

Teach these scriptures and quotations or, if needed, another principle that will bless the sisters you visit. Bear testimony of the doctrine. Invite those you visit to share what they have felt and learned.

Why Should I Continually Seek Spiritual and Secular Education?

D&C 93:36–37: "The glory of God is intelligence, or, in other words, light and truth. Light and truth forsake that evil one."

Julie B. Beck, Relief Society general president: "The Lord has told us that our time should 'be devoted to the studying of the scriptures' (D&C 26:1) and that 'the Book of Mormon and the holy scriptures are given . . . for [our] instruction' (D&C 33:16). Every woman can be a gospel doctrine instructor in her home, and every sister in the Church needs gospel knowledge as a leader and teacher. If you have not already developed the habit of daily scripture study, start now and keep studying in order to be prepared for your responsibilities in this life and in the eternities" ("My Soul Delighteth in the Scriptures," Liahona and Ensign, May 2004, 107–8).

President Thomas S. Monson: "Beyond our study of spiritual matters, secular learning is also essential. . . . I urge you to pursue your education—if you are not already doing so or have not done so—that you might be prepared to provide if circumstances necessitate such.

"Your talents will expand as you study and learn. You will be able to better assist your families in their learning, and you will have peace of mind in knowing that you have prepared yourself for the eventualities that you may encounter in life" ("Three Goals to Guide You," Liahona and Ensign, Nov. 2007, 119).

How Can I Be a Lifelong Learner?

President Henry B. Eyring, First Counselor in the First Presidency: "We will have to make some hard choices of how we use our time. . . . But remember, you are interested in education, not just for mortal life but for eternal life. When you see that reality clearly with spiritual sight, you will put spiritual learning first and yet not slight the secular learning. . . .

" . . . And since what we will need to know is hard to discern, we need the help of heaven to know which of the myriad things we could study we would most wisely learn. It also means that we cannot waste time entertaining ourselves when we have the chance to read or to listen to whatever will help us learn what is true and useful. Insatiable curiosity will be our hallmark" ("Education for Real Life," Ensign, Oct. 2002, 18, 19).

Elder Robert D. Hales of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles: "A few of the basic attributes needed to become a lifelong learner are courage, faithful desire, humility, patience, curiosity, and a willingness to communicate and share the knowledge that we gain. . . .

"My dear sisters, don't ever sell yourself short as a woman or as a mother. . . . Do not let the world define, denigrate, or limit your feelings of lifelong learning and the values of motherhood in the home—both here mortally and in the eternal learning and benefits you give to your children and to your companion.

"Lifelong learning is essential to the vitality of the human mind, body, and soul. It enhances self-worth and self-actuation. Lifelong learning is invigorating mentally and is a great defense against aging, depression, and self-doubt" ("The Journey of Lifelong Learning," in Brigham Young University 2008–2009 Speeches [2009], 2, 8–9).

Monday, July 27, 2009

Blood Drive

Please be a good Samaritan by giving a gift of life and hope to one in need. The LifeStream Blood Bank needs over 500 donations of blood each day of the week. LifeStream furnishes the blood for hospitals located in the Inland Empire. For example, Twenty-five-year-old college student, Paul DiLorenzo, was diagnosed with thalassemia, a genetic blood disorder, at the age of one. Paul has received over 2,000 units of blood over his life time and will continue to receive blood every three weeks. Paul and Deena Risch thank you and all who provides them with a gift of life. Deena, a member of the Beaumont Ward, had open heart surgery two weeks ago. We do not know who may need your help tomorrow. It could be a member of your family. Please donate. Place: Redlands Stake Center, 350 Wabash in Redlands, on August 15th
Thank you!!!

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Visiting Teaching Message for July 2009

Qualify for and Partake of Temple Worship
Ensign, July 2009

Teach these scriptures and quotations or, if needed, another principle that will bless the sisters you visit. Bear testimony of the doctrine. Invite those you visit to share what they have felt and learned.

How Can I Prepare for Temple Worship?

Silvia H. Allred, first counselor in the Relief Society general presidency: "The temple is the house of the Lord. He directs the conditions under which it may be used, the ordinances that should be administered, and the standards that qualify us to enter. … Personal worthiness is an essential requirement to enjoy the blessings of the temple. We prepare by obeying the commandments and seeking to do God's will" ("Holy Temples, Sacred Covenants," Liahona and Ensign, Nov. 2008, 113).

Elder David B. Haight (1906–2004) of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles: "We who would attend the temple must be living in a manner which helps us be worthy to enter and fully partake. … We examine our worthiness to enter the temple in … interviews with priesthood leaders. Our signature, with theirs, on our temple recommend testifies of our worthiness to enter the temple" ("Come to the House of the Lord," Ensign, May 1992, 15).

What Are the Blessings of Qualifying for and Partaking of Temple Worship?

D&C 110:7: "I will manifest myself to my people in mercy in this house."
President Howard W. Hunter (1907–95): "Let us hasten to the temple as frequently as time and means and personal circumstances allow. Let us go not only for our kindred dead, but let us also go for the personal blessing of temple worship, for the sanctity and safety which is provided within those hallowed and consecrated walls. The temple is a place of beauty, it is a place of revelation, it is a place of peace" ("The Great Symbol of Our Membership, " Tambuli, Nov. 1994, 6; Ensign, Oct. 1994, 5).

D&C 38:32: "I will give unto you my law; and there you shall be endowed with power from on high" (see also D&C 95:8).

Elder Robert D. Hales of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles: "Elder Robert D. Hales of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles: "The temple endowment blessings are as essential for each of us as was our baptism. For this reason we are to prepare ourselves that we may be clean to enter into the temple of God. Temple work is an opportunity to perform our personal endowments and covenants for the living and also perform these same ordinances for the redemption for the dead. It is for this reason we are instructed in the scriptures to build temples and prepare our lives to be worthy to partake of the sacred temple ordinances and covenants. …"
""The primary purpose of the temple is to provide the ordinances necessary for our exaltation in the celestial kingdom. Temple ordinances guide us to our Savior and give us the blessings that come to us through the Atonement of Jesus Christ" ("Temple Blessings," in Brigham Young University 2005-2006 Speeches [2006], 1, 4).

President Gordon B. Hinckley (1910–2008): "Every man or woman who goes to the temple in a spirit of sincerity and faith leaves the house of the Lord a better man or woman. There is need for constant improvement in all of our lives. There is need occasionally to leave the noise and the tumult of the world and step within the walls of a sacred house of God, there to feel His spirit in an environment of holiness and peace" ("Of Missions, Temples, and Stewardship," Ensign, Nov. 1995, 53).

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Emergency Preparedness Handbooks

We Still have 15 Emergency Preparedness Handbooks!
Cost $5.75 each (only to cover actual print cost)
To purchase a handbook please see David Fenn Sunday July 5th after Church in the parking lot

California Young Single Adult Conference

First Ever!
California Young Single Adult Conference (for Graduated Seniors class 2009 to age 30)
Aug 8 & 9th @ Riverside Stake Center
For more information, cost & to register; please visit: http://www.californiaysa.org
Questions please contact David Fenn 951-265-5200 davefenn@yahoo.com

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

From Crafter's Club-White Board and Chalk Board Mat Instructions



Emily has put the instructions on how to make those Fab-o White Board and Chalk Board Mats that we made at Crafter's Club!

Click here to go to her great blog!

Thanks Emily!

Girls Night In This week-Photography


Wed, June 24th at 7PM at
Stephanie Kennelly's Home!
Everyone has photos that are blurry, weird colors, dark, or too bright. Hopefully together we can learn how to navigate through camera menu options and also learn a little bit about how your camera works. Everyone, anyone, all skill levels are welcome to come, please bring your camera, lenses, manuals, and anything else that you use with your camera that you would like help with.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Free Breakfast and Lunch for all children from 1-18 years old

Beaumont Unified School District Child Nutrition Services is offering Free Breakfast and Lunch to all children ages 1-18 from June 15th-July 16th 2009

Anna Hause Elementary
Breakfast Only - 9:15am-9:35am
Monday through Thurs.

Breakfast and Lunch-Beaumont High School
Breakfast: 8:00-8:30am
Lunch 11:40-12:00 Noon
Monday Through Thursday.

Recipe of The Week

7UP Cherry Dessert

2 Cans ready to use Cherry Pie Filling
1 can regular 7up (not diet!)
1 (18.25 oz) box white cake mix

Directions
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.In large bowl mix well the pie filling and 7-Up. After thoroughly mixed, pour into an ungreased 9 x 13-inch baking pan. Sprinkle DRY cake mix over the top and and very lightly stir ONLY until slightly moistened. Do not over-mix. Bake for about 30 minutes.Cool and serve. May be served with whipped cream if desired.

Congrats to the Bailey's!


Van Ashton Bailey was born on June 12th at 5:55am weighing 7lbs 4 oz and was 19 inches long

Need Moving Help!


We have recieved a call from a sister whose father who is very ill and in the hospital and he may not make it out of the hospital. They are packing up his home to move into storage-and we need your help! They have scheduled us to come help sort and pack stuff up at 8am-5pm on Wed and Fri. There is not a lot to pack up but this lady needs help as she is very overwhelmed with also having to be at the hospital with her dad. We need to pack up alot of his personal effects and I think it was 2 other rooms in the house. The DI is coming to pick up stuff on Friday as well. He lives in Tournament Hills.
Baby sitting will be provided by Chanelle Neilson from 1-5pm on Wednesday-so please call her to make arrangements.

If you can help can you please call Wayne Hlebasko at 626-485-6811


Thank you!!

Back To Basics


Back to Basics Activity:

Father's Day Prep!

this Thursday, June 18th at 7:00 p.m.

at Leslie Cammack's Home


Join us as we learn how to cut men's hair, and get our husbands looking sharp for their big day! Also, some fun ideas on how to show our appreciation to the special men in our lives this Father's Day, or any day!

Friday, June 12, 2009

Employment Seminar

Employment Seminar
Sponsored by BYU Management Society and LDS Employment Resource Services

Irvine Stake Center - 23 Lake Road, Irvine, CA 92606
Thursday, June 18, 2009 at 7:00pm

Keynote Speaker: Hugh Hewitt, Professor at Chapman School of Law and Nationally Syndicated Radio Talk Show Host

Featuring breakout sessions in the following six areas:
- Coping with Lay-Off
- High Tech Industry Careers
- Franchising Industry
- Recession Proofing Your Career
- Health Care Industry Careers
- Starting a Home-Based Business
Learn from highly successful experts who will meet with you in small groups to give you specific career path advice.

Please register at: https://marriottschool.byu.edu/mgtsoc/members/event_registration.cfm?event?id=1435When you register, please indicate which break-out session you would like to attend.
Any questions, please contact:
Paul Hoffman - 714-285-0025
Reggie Woods - 949-351-9448
LDS Employment - 714-754-1501
THANK YOU TO THOSE WHO TOOK PART IN THE MAY 23rd BLOOD DRIVE

Thank each of you for making the May 23rd prior blood drives a success. One hundred and twelve individuals went to donate and 91 were able to donate from the Yucaipa and Redlands Stakes. Our ward had 11 donors and three other wards had 10 donors. To meet emergency and ongoing patient need, the LifeStream Blood Bank must receive at least 500 donations daily.

I appreciate all the good Samaritans in our ward who are willing to give a gift of life. Thank you to all those who sign up to give and those who have given in the May and past blood drives. Thanks to the following individuals donated May 23rd : Mads Reynolds, James Neilson, Heidi Schemel, Andrew Gardner, Amanda Elswick, Corey Moore, David Woodland, Landy Foster, Baffrey Benfley, Susan Pratt, and Bishop David Hoffman.

The Lord stated that the righteous will ask, Lord, when saw we thee an hungered, and fed thee? Or thirsty, and gave thee drink? Or a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee? Or sick, or in prison, and came unto thee? The Lord said, inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me. (Matt 25:35-40)

The next blood drive is August 15th.

Thank you, Kent Mabey

Friday, June 5, 2009

June Visiting Teaching Message

***Oops! The message that was posted was incorrect-here's the correct one!
Sorry about that!!

Participate in Sincere Prayer Ensign, June 2009

Prayerfully teach these scriptures and quotations or, if needed, another principle that will bless the sisters you visit. Bear testimony of the doctrine. Invite those you visit to share what they have felt and learned.

Sincere Prayer Has Strengthening Power
Julie B. Beck, Relief Society general president: "Think of our combined strength if every sister had sincere prayer every morning and night or, better yet, prayed unceasingly as the Lord has commanded. If every family had family prayer daily . . . , we would be stronger" ("What Latter-day Saint Women Do Best: Stand Strong and Immovable," Liahona and Ensign, Nov. 2007, 110).

Elder Bruce R. McConkie (1915–85) of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles: "Prayer changes our lives. Through it we draw near to the Lord, and he reaches out his finger and touches us, so we never again are the same.

"Prayer is a great tower of strength, a pillar of unending righteousness, a mighty force that moves mountains and saves souls" ("Patterns of Prayer," Ensign, May 1984, 32).

Elder M. Russell Ballard of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles: "Every honest and sincere prayer adds another piece to chain-mail armor. . . . One of the most important ways to clothe yourselves in the armor of God is to make sure that prayer—earnest, sincere, consistent prayer—is part of your daily lives" ("Be Strong in the Lord," Ensign, July 2004, 10).

D&C 112:10: "Be thou humble; and the Lord thy God shall lead thee by the hand, and give thee answer to thy prayers."

Sincere Prayer Is Holy Communication

President James E. Faust (1920–2007), Second Counselor in the First Presidency: "First, prayer is a humble acknowledgment that God is our Father and that the Lord Jesus Christ is our Savior and Redeemer. Second, it is a sincere confession of sin and transgression and a request for forgiveness. Third, it is recognition that we need help beyond our own ability. Fourth, it is an opportunity to express thanksgiving and gratitude to our Creator. It is important that we frequently say: 'We thank Thee . . . ,' 'We acknowledge before Thee . . . ,' 'We are grateful unto Thee . . . ' Fifth, it is a privilege to ask Deity for specific blessings.

" . . . Sincere prayers come from the heart. Indeed, sincerity requires that we draw from the earnest feelings of our hearts" ("The Lifeline of Prayer," Liahona, July 2002, 62; Ensign, May 2002, 59–60).

Elder David A. Bednar of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles: "Meaningful prayer requires both holy communication and consecrated work. Blessings require some effort on our part before we can obtain them, and prayer, as 'a form of work, . . . is an appointed means for obtaining the highest of all blessings' (Bible Dictionary, 'Prayer,' 753). We press forward and persevere in the consecrated work of prayer, after we say 'amen,' by acting upon the things we have expressed to Heavenly Father" ("Ask in Faith," Liahona and Ensign, May 2008, 95).
President Thomas S. Monson: "As we offer unto the Lord our family and our personal prayers, let us do so with faith and trust in Him. Let us remember the injunction of the Apostle Paul to the Hebrews: 'For he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.' If any of us has been slow to hearken to the counsel to pray always, there is no finer hour to begin than now" ("A Royal Priesthood," Liahona and Ensign, Nov. 2007, 61).

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Reader's Group to resume in July




Reader's group is cancelled for the month of June-several people will not be around for it.
It will resume in July.
The book that will be discussed is "The Kabul Beauty School" by Deborah Rodriguez.


Description:
From School Library JournalAdult/High School
–In 2002, just months after the Taliban had been driven out of Afghanistan, Rodriguez, a hairdresser from Holland, MI, joined a small nongovernmental aid organization on a mission to the war-torn nation. That visit changed her life. In Kabul, she chronicles her efforts to help establish the country's first modern beauty school and training salon; along with music and kite-flying, hairdressing had been banned under the previous regime. This memoir offers a glimpse into a world Westerners seldom see–life behind the veil. Rodriguez was entranced with the delightful personalities that emerged when her students removed their burqas behind closed doors, but her book is also a tale of empowerment–both for her and the women. In a city with no mail service, she went door-to-door to recruit students from clandestine beauty shops, and there were constant efforts to shut her down. She had to convince Afghan men to work side by side with her to unpack cartons of supplies donated from the U.S. The students, however, are the heroines of this memoir. Women denied education and seldom allowed to leave their homes found they were able to support themselves and their families. Rodriguez's experiences will delight readers as she recounts such tales as two friends acting as parents and negotiating a dowry for her marriage to an Afghan man or her students puzzling over a donation of a carton of thongs. Most of all, they will share her admiration for Afghan women's survival and triumph in chaotic times.–Pat Bangs, Fairfax County Public Library, VA Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.


Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Recipe of the Week!

Fruited Turkey Salad


1 medium apple, diced
1-1/4 cups cubed cooked turkey (or chicken)
1 can (8 ounces) unsweetened pineapple chunks, drained
1 cup halved seedless grapes
1/4 cup fat-free cream cheese
2 tablespoons reduced-fat sour cream
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon reduced-fat mayonnaise

Directions: In a serving bowl, combine the apple, turkey, pineapple and grapes. In another bowl, beat the cream cheese until smooth. Add the sour cream, lemon juice and mayonnaise. Fold into the turkey mixture. Yield: 4 servings.

Enrichment Night!!

Our June Enrichment is this Wed...
*A Night of Family Traditions*
Wed. June 3rd
6:30pm @ the church
Bring yourself and a Traditional dish to share!
If you didn't have a chance to sign-up at church, just bring either a main dish, side dish or a dessert to share. It can be a Traditional Recipe from your family, or just anything you feel like bringing!
Thanks so much and see you there!
*Babysitting Provided*

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Asian Fusion Cooking at Susan Troy's-what a blast!














































Thank you to Susan Troy for hosting "Girls Night In" on Wednesday Night! What a great time we had! We learned some great tips and how-to's on Asian Cooking! The food was so delicious!

The Simpson Family needs our help!

Carlos and Emily Simpson need our help! We are looking for both men and women to help them move! They will be moving on Saturday, the 30th. We are planning on starting early, right at 7 am. They would appreciate anyone who is willing to lend a hand.They will be providing lunch and drinks for anyone who is able to help! Contact Emily or Carlos if you need directions!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Exploding Boxes (from Crafters Club)

For those of you who were unable to make it to Emily McDonald's for Crafters Club but would like to make one of the Exploding Boxes, she has uploaded the directions (complete with pictures!) to her blog:
http://notsoidlehands.blogspot.com/2009/05/eploding-boxesno-hardhat-required.html

Thanks for sharing, Emily!!

Recipe of the Week!

Pineapple Angel Food Cake

1 (16 ounce) package angel food cake mix
1 (20 ounce) can crushed pineapple with juice
1 (12 ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed
DIRECTIONS
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
Spray a 9x13 inch pan with vegetable oil spray.

In a large bowl, combine cake mix (without following directions on box!) and pineapple (with juice). Mix until well blended.

Pour batter into prepared 9x13 inch pan. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 25 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool.

Serve with whipped topping
A favorite of the Christopherson's
Our June Enrichment is soon approaching...
*A Night of Family Traditions*
Wed. June 3rd @ 6:30pm
If you are interested in sharing your traditions with us, please let us know which holiday/theme you are interested in.You are in charge of decorating your own room or just a small table next to you, sharing some ideas with us, and having something there for us to sample if it applies. You can even team-up with someone else if you like!If you don’t feel like you have enough to share…look up some new ideas!
YOU CAN MAKE YOUR ROOM SHORT n' SWEET!
Tradition Room Ideas Still Left:
New Year’s
4th of July
Summer Traditions
First Day of School Traditions
Thanksgiving
Sabbath Day
Another Holiday/Theme of your choice?
These are just some suggestions that are left to choose from, let us know if you have another! Please email or call Charlene Terry dan.charleneterry@yahoo.com #845-3987, or Kortney Calder shortkort@gmail.com #769-4535, if you are interested. We would love to have you share any tradition ideas with us!
*Look for sign-ups for the Potluck this Sunday at church...sign-up under a main dish, side dish or dessert to share. It can be a Traditional Recipe from your family, or just anything you feel like bringing! You can also email Charlene with the food item you are bringing as well.*
Thanks so much!

Support our Youth -Play Announcement

William Shakespeare
"Loves Labour Lost"
Presented by G.E.N.I.U.S.
When: Friday May 29th at 7PM and Saturday May 30th at 11:30am
at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
1151 Park Ave, San Jacinto
Enjoy talented free entertainment and help us help stock a local food pantry by bringing
can goods
* no donation required for admission
*****We have several of our youth in this play!*******

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Congratulations to James and Kristen Stubbs!!

Elenie Jane Meghan was bornat 5:45pm on Wed. May 21st and weighed 7lbs 10 oz!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Mormon Channel

Check out this new Mormon Channel, you can access it on your computer, HD radio and possibly satellite radio, which they are looking into.

http://radio.lds.org/mc/eng/

Monday, May 18, 2009

Recipe of the Week!

Black Bottom Cupcakes
Makes 30 cupcakes
1 chocolate cake mix ( Devil's Food cake mix preferred)
1 package (8 oz.) cream cheese
1 egg, beaten slightly
1/3 cup sugar
1 cup chocolate chips
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line cupcake tins with paper baking cups and spray lightly over top with cooking spray.
2. Mix chocolate cake mix according to package directions. Pour the batter into the prepared cupcake cups.
3. Combine cream cheese, egg, and sugar and mix well. Stir in chocolate chips.
4. Drop 1 rounded teaspoon full of mixture onto center of each cupcake.
5. Bake for 23-28 minutes. DON'T OVERBAKE!!
Thanks to Kerrie Fairchild for sharing this recipe!!

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Congratulations to Michael and Robin Williams !!


Isabella Noelle Williams was born May 12, 2009 at 10:28am at Redlands Community Hospital. She weighed 9lbs 2oz and was 21" long.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Yucaipa Stake Blood Drive

REMINDER --

MAY 23rd IS OUR YUCAIPA STAKE BLOOD DRIVE


Volunteer blood donors are needed for surgery and trauma patients, transplant recipients, premature infants, cancer patients, etc. To meet emergency and ongoing patient need, the LifeStream Blood Bank must receive at least 500 donations daily in order to support 175, 000 transfusions annually. LifeStream supplies the necessary blood for most all the hospitals in Riverside and San Bernardino counties.


One of these emergency and ongoing patients may be one of our ward members or one of your family members. For example, George Cummings needed an emergency surgery in February, Albert Field had heart surgery in March, the part of March, Becky Foster had hip surgery in April. Three additional members of our ward are having surgery in May, and another waiting for a date. We do not know who and when our family members may need your precious donation of a gift of life. May I thank those who have donated previously. Please sign up and commit to donating Saturday, May 23rd. Bring your neighbors. Thank you.


Kent Mabey

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Reminder!

INDEX CARDS ARE DUE
BY THIS SUN. MAY 17TH!
Share with us any traditions or traditional recipes from your own families!
If you don't have any, look up some new ideas and share those with us.
It is never too late to begin new traditions...

If it is easier, you can email Charlene Terry to get your ideas to us in time.
dan.charleneterry@yahoo.com

We are making idea booklets that will be at your fingertips but we need your help...
You have all week, but hurry, we would love to include everyone's ideas!
Thank you!

Recipe of the Week-Crockpot Kalua Pig

1 (6 pound) pork butt roast
1 1/2 tablespoons Hawaiian sea salt (reg sea salt is fine too)
1 tablespoon liquid smoke flavoring
DIRECTIONS
Pierce pork all over with a carving fork. Rub salt then liquid smoke over meat. Place roast in a slow cooker.
Cover, and cook on Low for 16 to 20 hours, turning once during cooking time.
Remove meat from slow cooker, and shred, adding drippings as needed to moisten.

Serve over Rice or shredded cooked cabbage.


A Christopherson Family Favorite :)

Redlands Shakespeare Festival

Happening now!! And best of all, its FREE!!!

http://www.redlandsshakespearefestival.com/

Friday, May 8, 2009

WE HAVE BEEN INVITED!
Join us for an Emergency Preparedness Group!
It is every 2nd Saturday of the
month@ the Yucaipa Stake Center

Marie Lothyan from the 3rd Ward has opened this upfor anyone who would like to come!

Tomorrow we are making...SOLAR BOXES!
9:30-11:30am
Bring the following:
*2 Boxes (one smaller than the other)
*Utility Knife
*Foil*
White Glue

For further questions you can call Marie @ 909-794-8344

This is the last get-together before summer.
The class will resume in September...
We will be making ROCKET STOVES!
We will keep you posted!

Women's Self Defense Night A Success!























A big THANK YOU to Lee Merrill for a fantastic class last night!It was such a "kick" to see all the feisty ladies in our ward get their attack on!

Lee taught us wonderful techniques to get out of different kinds of attacks...
*If you are grabbed by the arm
*If you are grabbed by the throat
*If you are being pushed
*If you are attacked from behind and someone is trying to pick you up and throw you in a car
*He even gave us tips for our kids if they are being grabbed
**One rule of thumb we learned*
*NEVER, NEVER get inside someone else's car and let them take you anywhere!If they threaten to shoot you...let them shoot you!You have a better chance of survival to get shot in a parking lot where others can come to your aid and receive medical attention, then to be taken to a different location,then being shot and dumped out in nowhere!Scary but true!
Also...try to avoid going shopping or running errands alone at night,we are easy targets!

There will be another Self Defense Night soon so get ready to join us next time!
(shared by Kortney Calder)

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Crafters Club-Exploding Box




Here are some pictures of what we are making at Crafters Club next week!



Wednesday 5/13 at 6pm at Emily M's house!
Aren't they cute?? Come make one with us!






Here's the supply list:
4- 12x12 double sided patterned paper
2-solid color matching cardstock
adhesive
.25 for Emily for Misc. Supplies





Monday, May 4, 2009

Spiritual Thought

From this past Sunday's lesson given by Sister Calder!


We as women and as mothers have a sacred duty to be teachers within our homes.

Robert D. Hales said; "Motherhood is above all a teaching task."How do we prepare for such an important responsibility?

*We need to recommit ourselves to the study of the scriptures
*We need to "liken" the scriptures in our lives and then in the lives of our children
*We need to improve the quality, not the quantity of our study

This will help strengthen us to be ready for those "teaching" moments.

Remember the following...
*Have faith
*Get on bended knee
*Open your scriptures
*Study them
*The answers will come
*The Spirit will guide
*A Night of Family Traditions*
Wed. June 3rd @ 6:30pm
WE NEED YOUR HELP!
If you are interested in sharing any holiday/family traditions with us and decorating a room for the night, please sign-up at church.
*You can team up with someone else OR*You can have one person be in charge of decorations, the other share ideas.
Responsibilities: You are in charge of decorating your own room, sharing several ideas with us, and having something there for us to sample. You don't have to decorate the whole room...you can just decorate around a table...you can do as little or as much as you want!*
*If you don't have any ideas or traditions to share from your own family...research some, and share what you like!
For example…Valentine’s Day Room: one idea you share is that you make heart-shaped sugar cookies and deliver them to a different family each year that you love. You would then have a small sample for all us to try.
*Everyone will be rotating rooms, so your presentation would last 3 minutes at the most.*

Don't forget to get an index card to write down a favorite holiday/family tradition, recipe, tip, or trick of the trade. Look for the cards on the RS Table.
*If you already took an index card home...remember to bring them back by May 17th!*
*
We are putting together some fun booklets that will be at your fingertips

Mommy and Me Playgroup This Wednesday!

Playgroup has park day 10-11am at the park in Seneca Springs (by Kohls), Wednesday, May 6.Every other Wed. this month will be at the Wildflower Park in Sundance, same time.

Recipe of the Week-Bundt Cake

Bundt Cake

Beat together:
1 pkg. yellow cake mix (no pudding in the mix)
1 large pkg. vanilla instant pudding
¾ cup oil
¾ cup water

Add:
4 eggs
1 tsp. butter flavoring1 tsp. vanilla
Beat 6-8 minutes. (Very important).

Grease bundt pan well (Pam). Pour batter in alternate layers with nut/sugar mixture (see below) starting with batter first and ending with batter.

¼ cup sugar
1 Tbl. plus 1 tsp. cinnamon
finely chopped pecans or walnuts

Bake at 350° for 45 minutes. Let set in pan 15 minutes. Invert onto serving platter. Put strips of waxed paper under edges of cake to catch extra glaze.

When cool, glaze with mixture of:
¾ cup powdered sugar
½ tsp. butter flavoring
½ tsp. vanilla
2-3 Tbl. milk
Remove wax paper strips.


Notes:
Very moist. Unlike most bundt cakes. We love the nuts and cinnamon.



-Robin Williams

Missionary Dinners !

Just to let you all know-the missionaries did not have anyone sign up for dinners on Monday May 4th (today!) and Saturday May 9th.
If you are able to help, please call them at 581-4554


Thanks!

Friday, May 1, 2009

Self Defense Night!

Women's Self Defense Night !
Come and learn quick and effective ways to protect ourselves from the most common attacks against women!
Date: Thursday May 7th
Time: 7pm Where: Lee Merrill's Kung Foo San Soo Studio located in
the Stater Bros. Parking lot off of 6th Street and Highland Springs
Wear comfortable clothes and join us as we treat ourselves to Frugos Yogurt afterwards!
BE THERE!!!!

Coming Soon!! " Back To Basics"

A new Enrichment Activity group for sisters looking to learn some of the forgotten basics of a household. This includes: canning, sewing, mending, knitting, baking homemade bread, and more! If you would like to share your talent in any of these areas, or have any suggestions, please talk to Ginny Babbitt.
More information to come,
but get ready to can some delicious seasonal fruit this month!

May Calendar

5/7 Self Defense Night, 7Pm at Lee Merrill's Kung Fu Studio-Stater Bros. Shopping center on 6th and Highland Springs
5/8 Stake Temple Day
5/13 Crafter's Club 6pm at Emily McDonald's house
5/14 -10:30AM Temple Sealing Session
5/14 Activity Days (TBA)
5/20 Reader's Group at 7PM at Pettit's house
5/23 YW Yard Sale at Stake Center 7am -5pm
5/27 Girls Night In at Susan Troy's 7pm
5/28 Activity Days (TBA)

May Visiting Teaching Message


This month you get to pick the message you share from the wonderful April 2009 General Conference.

You can prayerfully search the April 2009 conference talks...

-in the May 2009 Ensign-online by clicking HERE

-attached to this post you can print a small message from President Monson and a recipe
-or you can find the same message and recipe printed for you on the Relief Society table at church!

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Please Plan to Give a Gift of Life on May 23rd
Our Prophet has asked us to take an active part to support our community and help our neighbors. As a result, our Stake President has asked us to give a gift of life by donating to the blood bank.

The San Bernardino/Riverside LifeStream Blood Bank is a non-profit organization who supplies the necessary blood for most all the hospitals in Riverside and San Bernardino counties. Therefore, volunteer blood donors are needed for surgery and trauma patients, transplant recipients, premature infants, cancer patients, etc. To meet emergency and ongoing patient needs, the LifeStream Blood Bank must receive at least 500 donations daily in order to support 175, 000 transfusions annually. Their ability to do this, without fail, depends upon your help.

One of these emergency and ongoing patients may be one of our ward members or one of your family members. For example, Brother George Cummings needed an emergency brain surgery in February, Brother Albert Field had open heart surgery in March, and Sister Becky Foster had hip surgery in April. We do not know who and when one of our family members may need your precious donation of a gift of life.

Our Ward donated an average of over 12 donations for each of the last five blood drives. The Yucaipa Fourth Ward averaged about 14 donations. However, the Yucaipa Stake averaged 7 donations per ward. The Stake President’s goal is to have at least 10 donations per ward.

By our members donating, our Stake becomes a LifeSteam “club”. Meaning, that all members in our Stake become a member of the Club. As a result, those of us who do not have insurance to cover a blood transfusion, the LifeStream Blood Bank will cover the cost of the blood.

LifeStream also has an “Academy of Giving” program. The Academy provides high school age students (15 and up) who show they care about others in their community and who generosity to participate in the life saving act of donating blood and community service with scholarships. The Academy of Giving is awarding 28 $3,000 scholarships to youth this year. See Brother Kent Mabey for information these scholarships or see details on line at academyofgiving.org.

I wish to thank the following individuals who stepped forward helped someone in need by giving a gift of life during the February blood drive: Bafffey Bentley, John Christensen, Landy Foster, Darrin and Rebecca Goodman, Kestler Heitritter, Lindsay Mabey, Correy Moore, James Nielson, Nods and Virginia Reynolds, Kathleen Riker, Ken Ross, Todd Sowell, Chris and Neilsie Tegel, Susan Troy, John Wells, David Woodland, and Aaron Woods. Several other members of the Ward went to donate but were unable to because of either being not at least 110 pounds or did not have sufficient time to stay and donate. To all of you I give my heart - thanks to for volunteering to give a gift of life to one in need.

May I also thank those who have donated previously. Please sign up and commit to donating Saturday, May 23rd. Bring your neighbors and friends. Thank you.

Kent Mabey
Yucaipa Stake Blood Drive Coordinator

Monday, April 27, 2009

Baptism

Young Women, families,and Young Men,
you are all invited to support
the Tomasello family
this Saturday, at our church building.
Taylor, (13 yr. old/Beehive),will be baptized at 2 pm!

Baby Shower This Wednesday! (the 29th)

Wed April 29th is the baby shower for Leah Judd and Robin Williams!
Its Leah's first baby and its a boy and
Robin's second and its a Girl!
Time is 6pm and its at Emily McDonald's house
If you would like to donate to a group gift
contact Emily McDonald at 769-7668

Recipe of the Week!

Beef Tips And Noodles
Slow Cooker Recipe
2 pounds lean beef tips
2(10.75 ) ounce cans of cream celery soup
1 (10.75) ounce cans of cream mushroom soup
1 onion, diced
1 teaspoon paula's house seasoning (see below)
1 (1 pound) package wide egg noodles cooked and kept warm
In a 5- quart slow cooker , combine beef ,soups,onion, and house seasoning . cook on low setting for 8 hours , or until beef is tender. serve over egg noodles
Paula's House Seasoning
1 cup salt
1/4 cup ground black pepper
1/4 cup garlic powder
mix all ingredients together , and store in an airtight container for to 6 months
Cooking with Paula Deen March / April 2008
Makes 6 to 8 Servings
Thanks to Ann Marie Woll for contributing this!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Gardening


On the Provident Living website, there is a section on gardening-VERY informative! Planning a garden, recipes for using fresh produce, gardening in containers, etc! Its worth checking it out!
http://www.providentliving.org/channel/0,11677,6637-1,00.html



(I also added this link to the "Sites of Interest" on the sidebar)

Another Community Event-the Music Man!

We have FIVE of our youth who are in "the Music Man" this week-its a production that is put on by kids in the Beaumont School District. Tonight is the first night of the production! This is a great family event!
Here are the times:
Thursday and Friday :6:30pm
Saturday:2pm (no evening showing)
Also there is a book fair going on along with concessions as well!