Sunday, January 31, 2010

Relief Society Lesson 1/31/10

Jesus Christ, Our Chosen Leader and Savior
(Excerpts from Chapter 3 from Gospel Principles)
When the plan for our salvation was presented to us in the premortal spirit world, we were so happy that we shouted for joy (see Job 38:7).

We understood that we would have to leave our heavenly home for a time. We would not live in the presence of our Heavenly Father. While we were away from Him, all of us would sin and some of us would lose our way. Our Heavenly Father knew and loved each one of us. He knew we would need help, so He planned a way to help us.

We needed a Savior to pay for our sins and teach us how to return to our Heavenly Father. Our Father said, "Whom shall I send?" (Abraham 3:27).

Jesus was willing to come to the earth, give His life for us, and take upon Himself our sins....Jesus Christ was chosen and foreordained to be our Savior.

Because our Heavenly Father chose Jesus Christ to be our Savior, Satan became angry and rebelled. There was war in heaven. The Savior's followers "overcame [Satan] by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony" (Revelation 12:11).

By following [Christ's] teachings, we can inherit a place in the celestial kingdom. He did His part to help us return to our heavenly home. It is now up to each of us to do our part and become worthy of exaltation.

*Sister Dunford gave a beautiful lesson today. We have some amazing teachers in our ward. Today we talked about the plan of salvation and our ability to exercise our agency in making good choices. How blessed we are to know about the plan of salvation and have the gift of agency. Even more, how blessed we are to have a Savior who would give his life for each one of us. He makes it possible for us to one day return to live in heaven with those we love, if we would but follow him.

"New" Family Search

If you haven't gone to the new family search website, you must! It is incredible and is pretty easy to navigate through. It's so fun to see your family on this site and to add other family members. Here are the instructions you need to register and use the website (information given out by our Bishopric):

1. Access the internet via your internet web browser.
2. Navigate to the following website:
3. At this site, locate the option "Register for the new FamilySearch"
4. You will need your "church membership number" and your "confirmation date" to complete the registration process. (If you don't have these, you can ask the Ward Clerk for assistance in obtaining them.)
5. Follow the registration instructions on the screen.
6. You will be asked to choose a "username" and a "password".
7. Write down your chosen "username" and "password" and keep them in a safe where you can refer back to them if necessary.
8. Once registered, you can log onto the site in the future using your "username" and "password". You will no longer be asked for your "church membership number" and "confirmation date".
9. Explore the various options found on this page. The most important link to click on initially is the link called, "See Me and My Ancestors". Here, you will see a pedigree chart of you and your family.
10. HAVE FUN!!! At this point, the fun starts, and the possibilities are endless!!

I've added a link to this website on the right hand of this blog under "My Blog List".

Wednesday, January 27, 2010


We have a lot of knowledge and talent in this ward that could be shared with each other. For example, some people know how to make a webpage; others know how to crochet. If you need to know something or want to learn a new skill, please leave a question in the comments and let us share our knowledge with each other. Thanks!

Monday, January 25, 2010

Elder Jeffrey R. Holland-He spoke to us

Our stake had the priviledge of having an Apostle, Elder Jeffrey R. Holland, come speak to us on Sunday, January 24, 2010. The Spirit was very strong in the meeting and we were blessed to have him in our presence. Just hearing him speak, bore witness that he truly is a special witness of the Lord.

He talked to the youth about giving a "tithe of their time". If you lived to be 100 years old, he said, that would be 10 years of your time. He asked that the youth give their lives to the Lord between the ages of 12 and 22. Those are the most critical years in a person's life and if you turn your life over to the Lord during that time, you will be blessed for the rest of your life. He said, "The smarter you are, the closer you'll stay [to the Church]." This is a Church with a happy ending.

He taught of the importance of the rising generation and how they will be the future leaders of this Church. They will be the ones that will teach his grandchildren and great-grandchildren when he is not here anymore. Jokingly he said, "I have one foot in the grave and the other on a banana peel."

He powerfully expressed his testimony of the importance of every worthy young man serving a mission. He said that all of the good things that have happened to him in his life are largely due in part to his own mission.

He spoke of a man who was not a member, but who had observed the Mormon people. This man said, "The Mormon men were strong, but the Mormon women were stronger." What a compliment that is to the women of the Relief Society.

He spoke about the Resurrection. He talked about how Christ's wounds still have scars. He said that when we weep, God weeps. And he said that everything will be alright.

He left an Apostolic blessing on us and on all we cared about who may not be in attendance. He said this blessing was as if he had his hands on each one of our heads. He blessed us with health. He blessed the babies and those that were lonely. He blessed us with every hope, blessing, and wish we've hoped for.

From all of the wonderful things that were taught by Elder Holland and the other speakers, what did you learn from this meeting? Please leave a comment so we can all learn from each other.

Primary 2010 Family Home Evening Lessons

Sister DeCow found Family Home Evening lessons that correlate to the 2010 Primary Theme ("I Know My Savior Lives") and Outline for Sharing Time. There are 48 lessons and are geared for Junior Primary age children. You can download and print them for free on the web. Below is the site.

You can also find the 2009 Family Home Evening lessons at this same website, if you wanted to print those out and haven't yet. (Just click on "a whole year worth of FHE lessons")

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Monday Quilting

These fabulous ladies get together every Monday morning at 10:00 a.m. at the church to do some gabbing, I mean quilting...okay they get to do both! It's a great and fun way to provide service if you are interested you are welcome to join them. Lucille Turpin, Diane Ashby and a lovely sister from the Gailey Park ward (sorry I forgot her name).
Joyce Molyneaux and lovely sister from Gailey Park.
Shirley Palmer.
Audrey Simons and Sara Jo Moss.
Sara Jo with Margaret Miller.
Kae Park and Shirley.

It was a little bit of a smaller group this day, due to the weather, but I'll go again to get more ladies posted. Head on over there if you can, they have lots of fun!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Recipe Swap-Food Storage

We got some yummy recipes from our Food Storage Recipe Swap! We only got a few sent in, so if you have one please email me your recipe at or leave it in the comments. We could still use a lot more. I will then email you the other recipes we got. (I would post them here, but I haven't figured out how to "copy" and "paste" onto a blog. It won't let me so far. If anyone knows if this is possible, would you please leave me a comment with instructions? Thanks!)

Also you can find some other food storage recipes by clicking on the "Prepared LDS Family" link on the right hand side of the blog. From there, click on any recipe under the heading "My Food Storage Recipes" which is found on the right hand side of the blog. Enjoy!

Linking your personal blog

If you would like to have your personal blog linked to this blog so others in the Relief Society can view it, pease leave a comment with your blog website and we will put a link on here for it! Thanks.

Relief Society Lesson 1/17/10

Our Heavenly Family
(Excerpts from Chapter 2 from Gospel Principles)
God is not only our Ruler and Creator; He is also our Heavenly Father...Every person who was ever born on earth is our spirit brother or sister. Because we are the spirit children of God, we have inherited the potential to develop His divine qualities. Through the Atonement of Jesus Christ, we can become like our Heavenly Father and receive a fulness of joy.

We were not all alike in heaven...We possessed different talents and abilities, and we were called to do different things on earth. We can learn more about our "eternal possibilities" when we receive our patriarchal blessings.

A veil covers our memories of our premortal life, but our Father in Heaven knows who we are and what we did before we came here. He has chosen the time and place for each of us to be born so we can learn the lessons we personally need and do the most good with our individual talents and personalities.

Our Heavenly Father knew we could not progress beyond a certain point unless we left Him for a time. He wanted us to develop the godlike qualities that He has. To do this, we needed to leave our premortal home to be tested and to gain experience.

Our Heavenly Father called a Grand Council...At the Grand Council...we learned that all of us would have trials in our lives...But we understood that these would be given to us for our experience and our good (see Doctrine & Covenants 122:7).

At this council we also learned that because of our weakness, all of us except little children would sin (see Doctrine & Covenants 29:46-47). We learned that a Savior would be provided for us...We learned that if we placed our faith in Him, obeying His word and following His example, we would be exalted and become like our Heavenly Father. We would receive a fulness of joy.

*Sister Coles taught this lesson and encouraged us to discover our talents, work to improve them (practice! practice! practice!), and share those talents with others. If you don't know what your talents are, you can pray for help in discovering them, ask others to point out some of your qualities, or look through your patriarchal blessing. We all have something to share and give.

Provident Living

For the next few months, we will be focusing on Provident Living in our monthly Relief Society meetings. We have posted a few websites (Prepared LDS Family, Utah Deal Diva,, Grocery Smarts) that can help you work on your food storage and shopping on a budget. If you have any other websites that could help us living more providently (finances, budgeting, debt reduction, couponing, food storage, cooking, emergency preparedness, etc), please email me or leave a comment with your website. Then we can share it with other sisters in the ward. Thanks!

Kaysville 7th Ward Survey

As a Relief Society Meetings Committee, we are wondering on which of the following subjects YOU have knowledge in and could be used as a resource, if needed. Please choose from the following list and send me (Katie Poland) a list of those subjects (either by email or in person). Thanks so much for your help!
*You may also just leave me a list of those subjects by making a comment to this post!*

Marriage & Family
  • Parenting skills/ideas
  • Strengthening Marriage
  • Child Development
  • Writing wills/trusts
  • Fun & easy kid crafts


  • Knitting
  • Crocheting
  • Cross-stitch
  • Quilting
  • Sewing
  • -Basic sewing
  • -Sewing clothes
  • -Sewing dolls/toys
  • -Sewing home decor
  • -Sewing other ________
  • Scrapbooking (digital, etc)
  • Computer skills
  • -Basic computer programs
  • -Email
  • -Making a webpage
  • -Other __________
  • Home Improvement
  • Home decorating
  • Embroidery

Provident Living & Self-Reliance

  • Finances
  • -Budgeting
  • -Debt reduction
  • -Other ___________
  • Couponing
  • Food Storage
  • -Collecting food storage
  • -Rotating food storage
  • -Organizing food storage
  • -Using food storage
  • -Other _____________
  • Cooking
  • -Planning a meal
  • -Freezer meals
  • -Drying food
  • -Healthy cooking
  • -Cooking on a budget
  • -Canning
  • -Other ____________
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • -72-hour kits
  • -Other ______________
  • Gardening
  • Retirement Planning
  • Job employment
  • -Resume writing
  • -Working from home
  • -Other _____________
  • Recycling

Compassionate Service

  • Service activities
  • Humanitarian projects

Temple & Family History

  • Indexing (for temple work)
  • Genealogy

Sharing the Gospel

  • Preach My Gospel
  • Scripture Study (discussing scriptures, marking scriptures, etc)
  • Missionary work


  • Music Appreciation
  • -Reading music
  • -Leading music
  • -Organ/piano
  • -Singing
  • -Other ___________
  • Health/Well-being
  • Hair care/cuts

January, February, & March 2010 Relief Society Meetings

Every Monday @ 10 am
Meet in the Relief Society room.
Provident Living Classes
February 9th @ 6:30 pm
Meet at the church.Come learn from talented women about meal planning, cooking, couponing, and much more.
Recipe Swap
Cooking with Food Storage
January 12th @ 6:30 pm
Meet at Katie Poland's home (448 South Christine Way)
Recipe Swap
Cookies! Cookies! Cookies!
February 9th @ 8 pm
Meet at the church.
We will be providing refreshments for the Provident Living classes.
So if you want, please bring a dozen cookies to share, but don't feel obligated.
*Email recipe to Katie Poland by the following Saturday (
Stake Relief Society MeetingBold
March 11th @ 7 pm
Location: To be announced
Come celebrate the birthday of the Relief Society and hear Heart Bound perform.
***Count on the 2nd Tuesday of every month for a Relief Society Meeting!***

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Coming Soon

Welcome to the Kaysville 7th Ward Relief Society blog. Posts and pictures coming soon!