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

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


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


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!,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!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Site to Share-5 Dollar Dinners!

REALLY great site with recipes for $5 dinners (for a family of four-I am sure these can be doubled for larger families!). In these hard economic times I thought it would be great to post this for those interested :)


Community Items of Interest

Every Third Wednesday they have afternoon programs for Children ages 6-12 at the library! Its from 3:30-5pm.
May 20th they will be making Kaleidoscopes!

There are many other FREE programs for Children birth to age 5 too-check for the calendar at the library or their website at:

At the Civic Center on Thursday, April 23rd at 7-9pm there will be an interactive presentation
"That Child Is Driving Me Crazy"
Positive Alternatives to Yelling, Nagging,Criticizing or Punishing
by Gail Reichlin-co-author of "The Pocket Parent" and National Lecturer

Happenings this week!

Week of April 20th!

Thursday, the 23rd-Activity Days Service Project

Saturday , the 25th -Helping Hands Service Project at Dysart Park in Banning-7:30am
Lunch to follow at Reppelier Park in Banning-bring lawn chairs or blankets

Also on Saturday is the LDS Prom for Priests/Laurels

Monday, April 20, 2009

Recipe of the Week-Poppy Seed Chicken!

Poppy Seed Chicken -shared by Robin Williams

2 chicken breasts, cooked and diced or 1 slice of deli turkey, diced

Put in bottom of 9 x 13 inch pan.

Mix 2 cans cream of chicken soup with 16 oz. sour cream.

Pour over chicken.
Crush one stack of Ritz crackers. Add 2 Tbl. poppy seeds. Mix in 3 Tbl. melted margarine.

Sprinkle cracker mixture over soup and sour cream mixture in pan.

Bake at 350° for 30 minutes or until bubbly. Serve over cooked rice.

Notes: An all time favorite. Fast, easy and delicious

Friday, April 17, 2009

Prayers Needed

Please send out some prayers for Becky Foster! She is having surgery this coming week (Tuesday hopefully) and she needs all our prayers-she has a really tough time with surgeries!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

YW Camp Meeting

Parents/Guardians & YW,

Quickly after church this Sunday, we will hold a
YW 2009 Camp Meetingin the YW room, near the kitchen.
Any camp questions you have will be answered, and camp
information we have will be shared! If you have a friend
attending camp with you,bring her to the meeting
with you!
Camp is July, 6-10

Sister Fairchild, YW camp director

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Happenings This Week!!

Tonight!~ Readers group at 7PM at Jeannie R.'s house

Friday/Sat Young Men's Campout

Saturday-Young Women's activity-meet at the church at 9:45am

Saturday-Ward Social-6:30pm-"Hobo Junction"
Bring your favorite soup or stew-along with the recipe!
Awards will be given for the best costume!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Recipe of the week-Impossible Pie

Impossible Pie

(This is a quick, good dessert if you like custard pie)

1/2 cup Biscuit Mix (Bisquick)

1/2 cup Sugar

3 T. Melted Butter

4 Eggs

2 cups Milk

1 t. Vanilla

1/2 cup Shredded Coconut

Mix in a blender or with a beater until blended. Pour into a greased 9" pie pan and bake at 375 degrees about 30 minutes. It makes its own crust. Delicious slightly warm.


Cathy Hlebasko

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Help Please!

Hellllllllllllllllp! I need recipes for our "recipe of the week!"
Do you have one to share? email me to

Thanks in advance :)
The "Beaumont RS Blogger!"

Girls Night In

Girls Night In to resume in May-Details to follow!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Something to think about

Satan's meeting (read even if you're busy)

Satan called a worldwide convention of demons.
In his opening address he said, "We can't keep Christians from going to church." "We can't keep them from reading their Bibles and knowing the truth." "We can't even keep them from forming an intimate relationship with their savior." "Once they gain that connection with Jesus, our power over them is broken."

"So let them go to their churches; let them have their covered dish dinners, but steal their time, so they don't have time to develop a relationship with Jesus Christ." "This is what I want you to do", said the devil:

"Distract them from gaining hold of their Savior and maintaining that vital connection throughout their day!" "How shall we do this?" his demons shouted.
"Keep them busy in the nonessentials of life and invent innumerable schemes to occupy their minds," he answered.

"Tempt them to spend, spend, spend, and borrow, borrow, borrow."

"Persuade the wives to go to work for long hours and the husbands to work 6-7 days each week, 10-12 hours a day, so they can afford their empty lifestyles."

"Keep them from spending time with their children." "As their families fragment, soon, their homes will offer no escape from the pressures of work!"

"Over-stimulate their minds so that they cannot hear that still, small voice." "Entice them to play the radio or cassette player whenever they drive." "To keep the TV, VCR, CDs and their PCs going constantly in their home and see to it that every store and restaurant in the world plays non-biblicalmusic constantly." "This will jam their minds and break that union with Christ."

"Fill the coffee tables with magazines and newspapers." "Pound their minds with the news 24 hours a day." "Invade their driving moments with billboards." "Flood their mail boxes with junk mail, mail order catalogs,sweepstakes, and every kind of newsletter and promotional offering free products , services and false hopes.""Keep skinny, beautiful models on the magazines and TV so their husbands will believe that outward beauty is what's important, and they'll become dissatisfied with their wives." "Keep the wives too tired to love their husbands at night." "Give them headaches too!" "If they don't give theirhusbands the love they need, they will begin to look elsewhere." "That willfragment their families quickly!"

"Give them Santa Claus to distract them from teaching their children the real meaning of Christmas." "Give them an Easter bunny so they won't talk about his resurrection and power over sin and death."

"Even in their recreation, let them be excessive." "Have them return from their recreation exhausted." "Keep them too busy to go out in nature and reflect on God's creation." "Send them to amusement parks, sporting events, plays, concerts, and movies instead." "Keep them busy, busy, busy!"

"And when they meet for spiritual fellowship, involve them in gossip and small talk so that they leave with troubled consciences."

"Crowd their lives with so many good causes they have no time to seek power from Jesus."
"Soon they will be working in their own strength, sacrificing their health and family for the good of the cause." "It will work!""It will work!

"It was quite a plan! The demons went eagerly to their assignments causing Christians everywhere to get more busy and more rushed, going here and there. Having little time for their God or their families. Having no time to tell others about the power of Jesus to change lives.

I guess the question is, has the devil been successful at his scheme?You be the judge! Does "busy" mean:

Please pass this on, if you aren't too BUSY!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Recipe of the Week-Becca's Pancakes!

Becca says:
"Pancake recipe my mom told us kids when she wanted us to do it ourselves and let her sleep":
( they are flat and almost crepelike)
1 cup milk
1 cup flour
1 egg
1 T oil
1 t. vanilla
a little sugar
mix and pour and cook

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Mommy and Me Playgroup!

Dear Mommy and Me Ladies,
New Schedule!!!
We will have a park day every WEDNESDAY from 10-11am.
On the 1st Wednesday of every month, we will mix it up and meet at the park by the Kohls (in Seneca Springs- take 1 St. by Kohls, turn South on Seneca Springs Pkwy, park is on your left). It has swings and a large open grassy area for the kids to run around on.
Every 2nd-5th Wednesday we will stay at the Wildflower Park in Sundance. Moms, bring your own snacks and drinks as needed for your own children.While at the park, if we have a large enough groups (depending on the ages present), we can play little games together (ring around the rosey, Simon Says, red light/ green light, simple relays, duck duck goose). We can also just socialize while the kids play on the equipment and get their wiggles out.
Thank you all for your flexibility! If you have more ideas, keep them coming. As summer comes, and hopefully the Community Center by Sundance opens, we may be able to expand our activities.
FYI- I am pregnant and will have a C-Section May 12 (unless I go into labor sooner...). I will be out of commission for at least 6 weeks (till the end of June or so...). I hope that the play group will continue in my absence. Continue to check your emails and the new Relief Society Blog for any updates. Thanks!
Love,Robin Williams

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Stake Yard Sale Fundraiser for YW

Hear ye, hear ye!
Beaumont ward Young Women will be grateful for items in good condition that can be sold at our stake Young Women yard sale. The yard sale will be held in May. Our Young Women keep proceeds from all items our ward brings, and our YW sell.
For more information, please contact:
Kerrie Fairchild 845-7978
Stacey Goodman 951-218-4763
any YW leader, or Shanna Del gado, Hannah Elswick, Jayna Powers, or Damara Pratt.
Thank ye all for the blessings!

Spa Night!

Those who attended "Spa Night" had a great time!
Kristen had set candles everywhere, and facial mask stuff, foot masques, and scrubs, and nail polishes, fruit skewers, calf/foot massages, tubs and marbles for a foot soak with oils. Even the little girls had fun! Here are a few pictures! Thanks to Becca B. for sharing them :)

Yucaipa Stake Temple Night


Brothers and Sisters of the Beaumont Ward;

We have received and you will find attached the Beaumont Ward Schedule and Sign-Up List for the Friday, May 8th Stake Temple Night. It is not often that our Stake has the opportunity to participate in Temple attendance in this manner. We will not meet as a Ward until April 12th.
Will you please review it and sign-up so that you will have to opportunity to participate and help fill the assignment.

Priesthood and Auxiliary Presidencies :
Will you please make these forms available to your members so that everyone will have an opportunity to participate. Some members do not attend a meeting where this list will be available to review and sigh-up. Will you please keep track of the forms for your group and give me the names so I can keep the Stake informed as they have requested. Also it would be well to consider and prepare for babysitting other than the youth as they will be participating. There probably are some ward members that could be called on to assist. Interviews and Youth Recommend’s need to be completed.

Ward Members:
Will you please e-mail me or call me to let me know what you will be able to do and when you will be attending.
If you are not a current recommend holder there is still time to make it current.
Please take this opportunity to get Family File Temple work ready to take and do. There are 6 Family History Consultants in our Ward who will be happy to help you do this. Their names and information is in the Ward News Letter each month.

If you have any questions please contact me.
See you at the Temple May 8th.
Thank you.
John Christensen