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

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 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

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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.

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*