Amanda Orrock had her baby this morning at 8am. She had to have a C-section. I was wondering if you could send out a general email to everyone letting them know and asking if anyone could provide meals for them. They should be home on Friday or Saturday. I am her Visiting Teacher and they can call or email me if anyone is interested in helping out in any form. Thanks a bunch.
Our Ward is being asked to bring homemade goodies for 20 Christmas bags. I have spoke with Sister Ellenburg and she will be waiting for me at her Ward. I will make it easy for those of you that can not go and deliver them to the Timuquana building, so, I will be collecting the goodies from you at our Stake Center on Wednesday,Dec. 16th by 7:00pm. anytime after that you will have to make arrangements to get them there. So please be on time, since I will have to take these goodies and return to our Stake Center to take care of some needs in our Ward.
here is our assigment for our Ward on the day of the dinner Thursday, Dec. 17th 6:00pm
Orange Park 2nd Ward
Take down tables and chairs: make sure the kitchen, cultural hall, and bathrooms are clean. Clean-up can not begin before 7:30pm .
Please let me know if you can help in any of these areas.
Thank you so much in advance
Since the Orlando Florida Temple opened in 1994, we have been closed the last two weeks of December. The schedule is different this year.
We are concerned that members will assume we are closed the last two weeks of December. Therefore, would you be so kind as to have your bishops and branch presidents announce and/or print the schedule in the bulletin.
Dates closed are December 24th and 25th, and January 1st.
Dates marked with asterisk (*) are closed after the 11:00 a.m. session. These dates are
December 26th, December 31st, and January 2nd.
Thank you for your temple support. We cherish the opportunity of serving your members.
Tuesday, December 1st at 10 a.m. is our Cannery date.
Thursday, December 3rd at 7 p.m. is a Relief Society Meeting. We will be sewing and stuffing bears to assist the Young Women in their teddy bear donation project. The finished bears will be sent to the Philippines. Dinner & Dessert will be served! :)
Friday, December 4th at 8 p.m. is "P.J.'s Night" at Sis. Celeste Webb's home. Amidst all of the sisterly fellowshipping we will talk about Prayers, Journal, and Scriptures.
Thanks to those of you who showed up for our Cottage Meeting last night! We had a great time fellowshipping each other and getting something productive done at the same time. For you sisters that didn't make it, you missed out! Sis. Hines made her world-famous salsa and some freshly-baked homemade cream-cheese frosted cupcakes.
The great thing is that after spending some time goofing around with our Sisters, we left Sis. Hines' home fully prepared to do our Visiting Teaching in December. All we have to do is put the cards in the mail, and check! - 100% completion!
So please come next time if you can make it! We'd love for you to join us!
My sister and Casey Gentle are throwing me a baby shower this Saturday, November 21 at 1:00 at my house and I wanted to make everyone knows they are invited! See the attachment for details but if you are not able download it, email me and I'll send you the information.
I would like to go to a grove to pick my own oranges. When are oranges ready to be picked? Does anyone know of a place near us where I can pick my own? Any help would be appreciated!
It's the 15th! Have you contacted your sisters yet?
D&C 123:11: “It is an imperative duty that we owe to all the rising generation.”
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 bepreserved … 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. …
“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)