Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Visiting Teaching

Today is the last day to do your Visiting Teaching!  Please take a moment to call your sisters and report your efforts accordingly.

Who can help the Hendricks?

Dear Sisters,

Camille Hendricks and her three children, Rusty, Gavin and Jaxon need a place to stay on Friday night, Saturday and Sunday, before she flies to Las Vegas on Monday October 5th.  You can e-mail me or call her to let her know.  She is without internet, since she is already packing.  Brother Hendricks is leaving this Friday with the moving truck.

Thanks Sisters,

Sister Hines

Welcome Sis. Gadson!

Sis. Latessie Gadson  was baptized on September 20, 2009. 

 Welcome to our ward!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Welcome Baby Gentle!

Mark Joseph Gentle III was born today at 3:47 p.m.

Weight:  8 lb, 9 oz
Height:  21" long.

Check out this cutie!

Relief Society Ice Cream Social & General Meeting

Primary Sacrament Meeting Presentation

The Primary Program is next Sunday, September 27th. Please have your children there, on that day, by 8:45am to sit on the stand.

We are going to have one practice in the chapel which will be held on Saturday September 26th from 10:00am-12:00pm. This practice is really important as this will be your child’s only chance to practice in the chapel before the big day. So please make every effort to attend. As this practice will be in the chapel, please have your children come in Sunday dress to show respect. We will be providing pizza and drinks as well to make this a fun time for the teachers and the kids.

We look forward to seeing everyone next week. The kids have been working hard to make this great for you!
Any questions or concerns please contact:

Lori Jolley 305-5776

The Primary Presidency

Please contact me if your child will not be there on that day. Thanks!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

September Visiting Teaching Idea

The month is officially halfway over today. Have we done our Visiting Teaching? has a great idea for presenting the September Visiting Teaching message. There is a .pdf bookmark that is ready to download and print. You can access the Visiting Teaching Blog by following the link from the side menu on this site. (

There is also an idea for presenting the message using a simple homemade tree.

Any other cute ideas you would like to share? Post a comment!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Cottage Meetings

Missionary Challenge

Our missionaries are asking us to invite a nonmember friend to church tomorrow. They would like most of us to prayfully try this challenge.

- The Relief Society Presidency

Friday, September 11, 2009

Thanks for Coming!

We had quite the turnout for the Clay County Sheriff's Department's presentation on personal safety. For those of you who missed it, here's a brief overview of what we learned. . .

Our undercover policeman (shh!, don't tell!) began by teaching us how to avoid being targeted as a victim.

For example:

Make an impression!
Don't let your guard down.
Refrain from dressing like a movie star just to go shopping.
Don't take your purse with you to go shopping - all you need is the money and your ID.
And let's not forget about the garage door opener. :)

After some brutally honest talk about what "the bad guys" look for in a victim and what they think of us, we gathered in the gym for some practical defensive tactics. If you weren't there last night and don't know these moves, ask a friend and learn them for yourself:

Thumb & Forefinger
One Finger = You Win
Brachial Stun
Rake the shins & Stomp
Kick the Peroneal Nerve
Mandibular Grab & Hold
Eye Socket
"What You're Daddy Taught Ya" with a Twist

(Leave me a comment if I missed something, and I'll add it.)

On a side note, these moves even work for our dear, sweet, kind, and gentle Sis. Hines, who was able to cause me pain (just a little bit, mind you, because she was taking it easy on me, but don't mess with her!)

A humongous "thank you" goes out to the Clay County Sheriff's Department and our super-secret undercover instructor!

And let's not forget to thank the youth who volunteered in the Nursery for over 2 hours. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Young Women Scrapbook Kits

For those of you who scrapbook digitally, or know of any Young Women who do, I've found some goodies for you!

The elements and papers can be used for making handouts as well. :)

My 4 Princess Designs has themed digital scrapbook kits available for free download. (

Here are some samples:

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Personal Safety Class

Every woman 14 and up is invited to our Personal Safety Class, provided by our Clay County Sheriff Department.

Thursday, September 10th, 7:00pm-9:00pm, nursery will be provided.

A sign up sheet will be passed starting this coming Sunday during our Relief Society Meeting for all of you that are attending. We hope to see all of you Sisters, remember to be prepared for everything.

Relief Society Presidency