Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Sis. Orrock :)

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.

Stephanie Harrington  

Sunday, December 27, 2009

New Time for Sacrament Meeting

Sacrament Meetings for Orange Park 2nd Ward will begin at 1:00 p.m on Sunday, January 3, 2010.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Missionary Cookies


So far, Sis. Hines only has 8 people committed to bring 20 individually-wrapped cookies for the missionaries tonight.  She was asked to find 20 volunteers.  That's 12 more!

Both Sis. Hines and I have been baking cookies ourselves to make up the difference, but we need your help.

If there is anyone else out there who would be willing bake 20 individually-wrapped cookies to be dropped off at the church tonight at 7 p.m., we would GREATLY appreciate it!


Sis. Jennifer Graham

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Dear Sisters,
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
SIsyer Hines

Monday, December 7, 2009

Orlando Temple Hours for December

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.

December 2009     

26 *
31 *
2 *

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.

The Orlando Florida Temple Presidency

Friday, December 4, 2009


PJ's Night is cancelled and has been rescheduled for January.

Happy Friday! :)

Sunday, November 29, 2009

This Week's Events

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.

More information to follow as it is received.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Cottage Meeting Recap - Christmas Card Making

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!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Orrock Baby Shower

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!  

Amanda Orrock (learning to live like a Floridian)

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Cottage Meetings

We have some fabulous cottage meetings scheduled for the next few weeks with more information to follow, but here's a sneak peek of what's in store . . .

Visiting Teaching Make & Take at Sis. Hines' home

Faithful Fashionista Night with Sis. Widell

PJ'S Night (Prayer, Journal, Scriptures) with Sis. Webb

Book Club

Fitness Club

Thank you so much for your interest and ideas!  We're pretty excited about gathering together as sisters and look forward to fellowshipping together while we have some girlish fun. :)

P.S.  If you want to host a cottage meeting of your own, contact Sis. Taylor or Sis. Frey

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Primary Halloween Party

Reminder:  Tonight is the Ward Halloween Party at 7:00 p.m.

Parents, bring a bag of candy please :)

No Masks.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Gathering following the funeral of Sis. Wright

There will a lunch at Fred Wright's home following the burial of Sis. Wright for all who would like to offer their friendship and support.

Any sisters who would like to donate a prepared dish for this gathering can bring it to the church at 11 a.m.  Please contact a member of the Relief Society Presidency or Sis. Crank.



We need of your prayers on behalf of Connie Maldonado and her family.
Connie is having a complicated surgery this morning.

We also need your prayers on behalf of Sister Dee Sopalski, mother of Jolene Sopalski.  Dee will also have a surgery tomorrow.

Please check with these families for any needs that they may have from you.  We will keep you informed of any updates.

Thank you in advance for your love and prayers for these families.

Sister Hines

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Sis. Louise Wright

Our sweet Louise passed away yesterday at 3:00 a.m. at Orange Park Medical Center.

Viewing:  Friday, October 23rd from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Jacksonville Memory Gardens, Funeral Home/Cemetery
111 Blanding Blvd. Orange Park, FL 32073.

Funeral:  Saturday, October 24th in our Stake  Center at 11:00 am
461 Blanding Blvd. Orange Park FL 32073..

Please remember to keep her family in your prayers.  For any help with the funeral, contact Sister Carol Crank our compassionate service leader at (904) 272-9183.

Thank you in advance for your prayers and support to this family.

Relief Society Presidency

Thursday, October 15, 2009

October 2009 Visiting Teaching Message

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)

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

New Visiting Teaching Routes

Supervisor: Sister Criswell

Route 1: Alarcio/  Ayres
Sister Belcher
Sister Evener
Sister Soltes
Sister Moss, Heather
Sister White

Route 2: Bass/Hines, Sherry
Sister Ayres
Sister Wilkerson
Sister Moreno
Sister Smith, Joanna
Sister Widell

Route 3: Bastian/Henderson
Sister Marasigan
Sister Chalmers
Sister Wilford
Sister Phelps
Sister Oblefias

Route 4: Belmonte, Emma/Gamarra
Sister Gomez
Sister Rivera
Sister Clemente
Sister Regino
Sister Arias

Route 5: Chalmers/Gentle
Sister Todd
Sister Ketcher
Sister Smith, Jessica
Sister Jolley
Sister Renaud

Route 6: Phelps/Echols
Sister Harrington
Sister Harrison
Sister Yvanova
Sister Oakes
Sister Pena

Route 7: Daniels/Graham
Sister Bowen
Sister Medina
Sister Garret
Sister Johnson, Sharon
Sister Mandel, Faye

Route 8: Pannell/Orrock
Sister Luke
Sister Holly
Sister Clark
Sister Mandel, Hannah
Sister Thompson

Route 9: Sister Criswell
Sister Hill
Sister Miles
Sister Guyton
Sister Franceschi
Sister Serven, Georgie

Route 10: Frey, Brenda/Lanier
Sister Criswell
Sister Duren
Sister Belmomte, Genesis
Sister Nickle
Sister Wilson

Route 11: Sister Merrill
Sister Newbold
Sister Weitzel
Sister Manasco
Sister  Pratt
Sister Richie

Route 12: Harrington/Frey Lindsey
 Sister Pannell
 Sister Goethals
Sister Miller
Sister Orrock
 Sister Turner
 Sister Willis, Sara

VT Supervisor, Faye Mandel

Route 13: Garay/Medina
Sister Connor
Sister Valentin
Sister Velasco
Sister Williamson, Tina

Route 14: Gavilan /Edwards
Sister Carter
Sister Herrera
Sister Paul
Sister Rochester
Sister Usina

Route 15: Sister Gifford
Sister Starret
Sister Vaughn, April
Sister Williamson, Melissa

Route 16: Gully/Milo
Sister Billiot
Sister Walker
Sister Williams

Route 17: Harrison/ Theisen
Sister Hicken
Sister LaFontaine, Alisha
Sister LaFontaine, Betty
Sister Merrill

Route 18: Hines, Elena/Medrano
Sister Candelario, Kathy
Sister Candelario, Karina
Sister Ruiz
Sister Valladares
Sister Zavala

Route 19: Ketcher/Oakes
Sister Frey, Brenda
Sister Ketcher, Rebecca
Sister Marchand
Sister Smith, Ann
Sister Vowels

Route 20: Jolley/ Widell
Sister Bastian
Sister Henderson
Sister Hines, Sherry
Sister Manalang
Sister Ysabel

Route 21:Sister Lacey
Sister Johnson
Sister Makros
Sister Puls
Sister Sopalski
Sister Weaver

Route 22: LaFontaine /Makros
Sister Allgood
Sister Crank
Sister Curtis
Sister Jones
Sister Mandel, Eleanor

Route 23: Maldonado/Valentin
Sister Fuentes
Sister Garcia
Sister Holmes
Sister Martinez
Sister Santana

Route 24: Sister Mandel, Faye
Sister Bradberry
Sister Damm
Sister Flewwellin
Sister Geherin
Sister Maldonado

Route 25: Mandel, Hannah/Crank
Sister Dawson
Sister Hines, Elena
Sister Lanier
Sister Serven
Sister Willis

Route 26: Marasigan/San Mateo
Sister Imperial, Almerinda
Sister Imperial, Brittany
Sister Imperial, Lindsay

Route 27: Sister Marchand
Sister Anderson
Sister Guerrero
Sister Hammel, Eleanor
Sister Hamme, Erin
Sister Smith

VT Supervisor: Connie Soltes

Route 28: Mitchell/Moreno
Sister Darby
Sister Funk
Sister Leandry

Route 29: Moss Debra/Moss Heather
Sister Brown
Sister Donahue
Sister Gamarra/Hurtado
Sister Medrano
Sister Ross, Kelsey

Route 30: Nickle/Donahue
Sister Alarcio
Sister Barret
Sister Sherman, Sharri
Sister Gentle
Sister Wright

Route 31: Oldfield/Ross
Sister Bindel
Sister Engle
Sister Lozier

Route 32: Smith Joanna/Wilford
Sister Basset
Sister Echols
Sister Milton
Sister Ludovico
Sister Oldfield

Route 33: Soltes/Webb
Sister Bell
Sister Gadson
Sister Garay
Sister Pendelton
Sister Taylor

Route 34:  Sister Rochester
Sister Doan
Sister Gavilan
Sister Gifford
Sister Motoya

Route 35: Sister Smith Ann
Sister Malcolm
Sister Truscott Silvia
Sister Sherman, Bianca
Sister Ward

Route 36: Sister Taylor
Sister Horton
Sister Lacey
Sister Mahan
Sister Powell
Sister Theisen

Route 37: Sister White
Sister Ballard
Sister Gray
Sister Prescott
Sister Serven, Georgie

Route 38: Wilkerson/Ludovico
Sister Bae
Sister Coxwell
Sister Graham
Sister Powells
Sister Ross

Route 39: Willis Dena/ Willis Sara
Sister Belden
Sister Blount
Sister Jones, Heather
Sister Richards
Sister Truscott, Crystal

Route 40: Williamson, Melissa/Ross Kelsey
Sister Carter
Sister Rich
Sister Parker
Sister Willis, Dena