Sunday, April 10, 2011

Jill Henslee is hosting a gardening activity THIS wednesday (April 13th) at her house. Focus will be on planting broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage and as well as doing flowers. You can either bring your stuff (dirt, seeds, planters) to do them at her house or come to watch and get some great tips. Starts at 7pm. Be there if you are interested!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Spread the word!

Spring Adoption


For those interested in adoption with LDS Family Services

April 8th & 9th

Institute Building of Religion

2551 Maplewood St

Anchorage, Alaska

Adoption Activities
April 8th
6:00-7:30 Dinner (please RSVP)

Questions & Answer Time with Tawnia Singleton, Adoption Manager, LDS Family Services

7:30-9:00 Adoption Fireside

Followed by light refreshments

April 9th

9:00-10:00 Opening - Tawnia Singleton

10:00-5:00 Adoption Education

1:00-5:00 Interview slots available with Tawnia Singleton or

Elder Tolman

1:00-3:00 Birthparent Support Group

RSVP or schedule Appointments by contacting Mahana Petersen at 907-745-0678 or

LDS FAmily Services, 220 S 3rd PL. RENTON, WA 98057

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Put a little spring in your step!

Thursday March 24th will be our next Relief Society Activity--officially called Ladies Night!

We will be doing a few of things:
1. Getting to know each other better!
2. Doing a simple flower pin/clip craft (see pic above for example). If you have a glue gun please bring it! You can also use a needle and thread if you prefer. We will provide the felt, clips and pins as well as a couple of ideas to get you started!
3. Eating yummy cupcakes for our mass HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you all :)

Activity will be in the Relief Society room from 7-8:30pm! Hope to see you all there.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Hear ye, Hear ye!

Don't forget to bring any pictures/statues/decor that you have depicting Christ for our Life of Christ table this coming Thursday, January 13th!

Activity will be held in the Relief Society room 7-8:30pm.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Awake, Arise, and Come unto Christ

To get us ready for our next Relief Society Activity, "Come follow Christ", I'd like all those who can to watch or read the transcript for a talk given by Sheri L. Dew in 2008.

Our activity will be Thursday, January 13th at 7pm in the Relief Society Room. If you have any friends who do not have access to the internet, please help them access this awesome talk!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

The yummies

It's getting to be that time of the year where goodies start arriving at my door. O.k. I actually don't get that many showing up at my door but I would LOVE some. And should the main reason you aren't delivering the goods to my house be because you are in a recipe stump, well you're in LUCK!

Our next activity will be the Recipe Exchange.
Basically email your recipe to so I can put together a little recipe booklet (we'll have hard copies for those who want them and can email to those who want the electronic version instead). Next is the most important part: MAKE that dish and BRING it to share.

Sounds like fun right?

Well it can and only will be with everyone participating and bringing something yummy to taste! Who doesn't like a new recipe? And who doesn't like drooling praise from their peers? I thought so.

Mark your calendars then! Thursday, November 11th! 7-8:30pm. Submit a recipe, make it to bring for tasting and come mingle. Win-win-win!

And if you happen to want to drop off some goodies at my house too....I'll make sure to leave the porch light on for you!

Thursday, October 14, 2010


First off, thanks to ALL the help provided to make our last activity so fantastic. Great testimonies and stories were shared and I saw some pretty impressive apples being made as well!

Secondly, this is for those of you who requested copies of the quotes displayed at our last RS activity and those unable to make it!

“The peril of this century is spiritual apathy. As the body requires sunlight, good food, proper exercise, and rest, so the spirit of man requires the sunlight of the holy Spirit; proper exercise of the spiritual functions; avoiding of evils that affect spiritual health, which are more ravaging in their effects than typhoid fever, pneumonia, or other diseases that attack the body” (Gospel Ideals [1953], 360).

Gym Membership: Church Attendance

“But if ye will nourish the word, yea, nourish the tree as it beginneth to grow, by your faith with great diligence, and with patience, looking forward to the fruit thereof, it shall take root; and behold it shall be a tree springing up unto everlasting life” (Alma 32:41)

Trainer: Holy Ghost

James E. Talmage explained, “The office of the Holy Ghost in His ministrations among men is described in scripture. He is a teacher sent from the Father; and unto those who are entitled to His tuition He will reveal all things necessary for the soul’s advancement.” (The Articles of Faith (1924))

Stretching: Prayer

Among the most important of spiritual exercises is prayer. It engenders harmony with God and a desire to keep His commandments. Prayer is a key to wisdom, virtue, and humility.

Weight lifting: Gospel Knowledge

“Of all treasures of knowledge, the most vital is the knowledge of God: his existence, powers, love, and promises. …

“If we spend our mortal days in accumulating secular knowledge to the exclusion of the spiritual then we are in a dead-end street, for this is the time for man to prepare to meet God; this is the time for faith to be built. …

“Secular knowledge, important as it may be, can never save a soul nor open the celestial kingdom” (The Teachings of Spencer W. Kimball, edited by Edward L. Kimball [1982], 390).

Nutrition: Scripture Study

“Its appeal is as timeless as truth, as universal as mankind. It is the only book that contains within its covers a promise that by divine power the reader may know with certainty of its truth….Its origin is miraculous; when the story of that origin is first told to one unfamiliar with it, it is almost unbelievable. But the book is here to be felt and handled and read. No one can dispute its presence. …

“No other written testament so clearly illustrates the fact that when men [and women] and nations walk in the fear of God and in obedience to His commandments, they prosper and grow, but when they disregard Him and His word, there comes a decay that, unless arrested by righteousness, leads to impotence and death” (“A Testimony Vibrant and True,” President Hinckley, Liahona and Ensign, Aug. 2005, 4–5).