Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Sisters, we still need your help to wrap up the service project of providing Dover Elementary School with snacks for TAKS testing. Next week is the last week we will be collecting items. The biggest need is for bottled water. As of last Sunday we still need the following

7 more cases of 24 count bottled water.
3 -45 count boxes of snack crackers.

You are welcome to call me and drop off snacks and water at my house or you can bring it to church next week and I will bring it to the school.

On behalf of the Dover students and staff we want to thank you for your incredible generosity.

Have a wonderful conference weekend!

Monday, March 29, 2010

League of Extraordinary Readers

April 1st
Tami & Caiti Glatz's house

Book we're discussing: Book of a Thousand Days by Shannon Hale

Easter and Limitless Possibilities

We understand that Easter can never be symbolized by a cross - or the event of death - but is the reality that the atonement allows each of us "limitless possibilities" in our lives. Easter is about all things new and changing - like the world during Spring! I hope we can celebrate this Easter in a way that will bring about a recognizable difference in our own lives. One of the ways to bring significance to this week might be to read about each final day in His last week - as the Savior lived it - before Gethsemane or Golgotha. This particular scripture can be found in:
Matthew 21-28
Mark 11-16
Luke 19-24
John 11-21
Let's travel His path with Him and see how it draws us into the reality of what He did for us and what we need to be doing in return.
Happy Easter - and much affection to all the sister of this Relief Society!

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Sunday's Lesson

In case you'd like to prepare for tomorrow's RS lesson . . .

Talk: Safety for the Soul
by Elder Holland

click HERE for the link.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Treat for a Comment

This is just a fun thing we're doing to encourage everyone to read the blog more frequently and leave comments. So leave a comment on this post so we know you've read this. Then this Sunday you'll get a treat in RS!

If you are reading this but don't know how to leave a comment, scroll down to see the previous post that explains how to leave comments here.

Thanks for playing along!

Saturday, March 20, 2010


Saturday is a special day. It's the day we get ready for Sunday . . .

Here's a talk to help us prepare for our RS lesson tomorrow. Just click the name of the talk and it will take you there!

Title: The Creation
Speaker: Elder Russell M. Nelson
May Ensign, 2000

See you tomorrow!

Thursday, March 18, 2010


Yesterday in the New York Times there was an important article about Washing Machines and detergent. It said that most people use 10 to 15 times the amount of detergent they need, and are just pouring money down the drain. Depending on how hard or soft your water is one-eighth to one-half of what is usually recommended should be adequate. If people see suds they think their clothes are getting clean, but that's wrong - it means you are using a lot of extra detergents.

The article said to determine if you are oversoaping, take four to six clean towels, put them in your front loading washer or two towels for top loader. Don't add any detergent or fabric softner. Switch to hot water setting and medium wash and run it for about 6 minutes. Check for soap suds or residue, it is soap coming out of your clothes from the last wash.

Last September, at our "R.S. Clean Sweep" activity we gave you a wonderful low sudsing inexpensive detergent to make up. For your convenience we will repeat it - try it- save money and save your washing machine. All ingredients can be found at the Kroger at Coit and Beltline.

1 Bar Fels Naptha Soap (finely grated)
1 cup Washing Soda (Arm and Hammer) - not baking soda
1 cup Borax (20 Mule Team)
1/4 cup powder oxyclean (optional)

Mix well and store in an airtight plastic container. Use 2 Tbls per large load or 1 tbl for small load. You can dissolve in warm water if you prefer liquid form. *Great tip for an inexpensive fabric softner add 1/4 cup vinegar to rinse cycle .

You Really Shouldn't Miss This!

If you haven't been watching the new series on Friday nights on NBC, called Who Do You Think You Are, you really need to start this week. If you think for a second that genealogy is boring, I promise you will change your mind after one of these episodes. This week they show focuses on Lisa Kudrow, from "Friends", and the heart-wrenching stories that they uncover about her families past. You can watch a preview here http://www.nbc.com/who-do-you-think-you-are.

And dont think for a minutes that only celebrities have great stories in their past! We all do in some way, shape or form. Our own ancestors were amazing people -- they survived amazing times and events, and their stories are part of our own lives.

Watch NBC, Friday nights at 7 pm, Who Do You Think You Are. Then come to the Family History Library at the Stake Center on Bowser, Tues or Wed, 9a-9p, and Thurs 9a-1p and let the volunteers there help you get started finding your own family stories.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Upcoming Interest Groups

Cooking 101
Thursday, March 25th at 7pm
Joanne Poulsen's home
We will be making Easy Chinese Salads.
Come hungry!

Soul's Connection
Saturday, March 27th at 6pm
Kathy Smith's home
(See post below for more details)

League of Extraordinary Readers
Thursday, April 1st at 7:30pm
Discussing Book of a Thousand Days by Shannon Hale
Tami Glatz's home

Monday, March 15, 2010

" The Soul's Connection "

Sisters, we will be holding our next " The Soul's Connection" meeting this coming Saturday, March 27 at 6:00 p.m. at Kathy Smith's house.
Our theme for this month will be "Putting on the whole armour of God" and we are thrilled because Karen Bateman will be teaching this inspired lesson.We are looking forward to your attendance and participation, and particularly, to get together as sisters for a great time.If you have any questions, please contact me .


Saturday, March 13, 2010

Leaving Comments on this Blog

A few sisters have asked me how to leave a comment on this blog. Here is the answer:

1. At the end of each post, it says how many comments there are. For example, this one might say "0 Comments" because no one has left a comment yet.
2. Click on the word "Comments."
3. A small window will pop up. (If it doesn't, your browser will ask if you want to accept pop-ups from this website. Choose YES.)
4. Scroll down in that small pop up until you see where it says "Leave a Comment." Beneath that, there will be a box for you to enter your text (comment).
5. Type in your comment and be sure to leave your name at the end. **
6. Then it says "Choose an Identity."
7. If you have one of those accounts, feel free to sign in. Otherwise, just leave it on "Anonymous" and click "Publish Your Comment."
8. The small pop-up window will then tell you that the blogger moderator has to approve your comment. That's me. So your comment won't show up right away, but it will once I check my email.
9. Then you can close that pop-up window and you're done.

**If you do not write your name on your comment, it might not get approved to be put on the blog.

Please let me know if you have any more questions about this. We want people to leave comments so we can know that you are reading the blog and that everyone is getting the information we publish here.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

RS this week

Jeanne is doing well and wants to say thanks to everyone who has sent cards and flowers and food, etc. Please remember to call Ruth or Karen if you need anything. (Let's let Jeanne rest and take care of herself instead of caring for all of us for a change!)

Thursday night the Family Searching group is meeting at the church at 7pm.

Don't forget this Sunday is Stake Conference. Our ward will attend the 10am to noon session at the Stake Center.

Thanks for all the service you've been giving others. Our ward wouldn't be the same without each of you!

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Last Call for Dover TAKS Snacks

Sisters,  we still need your help to wrap up the service project of providing Dover Elementary School with snacks for Taks testing.  The biggest need is for bottled water.  As of last Sunday we needed 15 more cases of 24 count bottled water.  Guess what?  Bottled water is on sale for $2.50 at Tom Thumb today!  We need six  45 count boxes of snack crackers.  The best price for these can be found at Sams or Costco.  We need 3 more bags of 325 count mints.  I have found these at Walmart for about $5.00.  Please pitch in for the final push to complete this project.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010


Please remember to come to our Gifts From The Heart Relief Society Birthday Party tonight. We look forward to a yummy dinner, great company, and lots of laughs as we auction the gifts everyone brings.

Church house
7:00 PM