Thursday, February 9, 2012

Happy February!

February is here and time is flying by! January was a great month in Relief Society. We had a great RS Meeting about fitness and healthy eating. Heidi Russell and Amy Ritter led a great (and exhausting!) workout and Nikki Campbell and Cecelia Chambers demonstrated healthy recipes and smoothies. It was lots of fun and thanks to all those who helped and participated! We have another meeting planned this month, a Family History Workshop, on February 16 at 6:30pm.

We had a ward temple trip at the end of January and there was a great turnout. Our next ward temple trip is on April 14 so make plans now, if possible, to attend. We will be working on procuring family names for temple work at our Family History Workshop.

Also, we had a great month in visiting teaching. One of our ward goals this year is to maintain better contact with our sisters and we had a stellar first month. Thanks to all those who check on, visit, call, serve and minister to one another-you truly are great women! The Visiting Teaching message for February can be found on the church website here.

There are lots of new announcements for February, these can be found in the newsletter for this month on the table outside the Relief Society room. I'm attaching a copy here as well.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Happy New Year!

I hope you all had a wonderful and safe holiday season!

Now we start a new year and a new lesson manual in Relief Society, The Teachings of President George Albert Smith.The manuals were delayed in shipping but hopefully we will have them soon. You may read or print lessons from here.

Daughters in My Kingdom is a new publication released by the church especially for women. These are available on the table outside of the Relief Society room. If you would like one and can not find one at church, please contact a member of the RS presidency and we will order more.

Also, there have been some changes to Visiting Teaching routes and they are in the process of being passed out to all visiting teachers. Please be sure to report your visits and contacts with a member of the RS presidency and let us know how your sisters are doing.

Below is a copy of the newsletter, please let me know if there are any birthdays or announcements missing. Thanks!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Relief Society Christmas Party

We are having a Christmas party for Relief Society sisters this Thursday, December 8 at 6:30pm. It will be held at Sister North's home. Her address is 105 Talons Trail Madison, MS 39110.

Please bring your favorite appetizer or dessert and a white elephant gift to exchange. This gift item can be something from your home or a purchased item (no more than $10) and should be wrapped. Hope to see you there!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Ward Christmas Dinner

The Madison Ward Christmas Dinner will be held on Sunday, December 4 at 5:30pm. There are sign up sheets going around in the meetings so please sign up for what you can bring for your family or contact me at cathy_acker at Immediately following the meal, we will watch the First Presidency Christmas Devotional at 7pm in the chapel. So please join us for good food, good music and fellowship and invite your friends as well!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Baptism for Cynthia Laughlin

I am excited to announce the baptism of Sister Cynthia Laughlin this Saturday at the church building at 4pm. Please come and support this new sister!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

A Star Among Us

Our own Brandon Steadman will be starring in tonight's performance of High School Musical JR by the Madison Middle School Drama Department. The performance is at 7pm in the Madison Central High School auditorium. Tickets are $5.00. This will be a great opportunity for cub scouts and youth to pass off the requirement of attending a drama performance as part of personal progress or rank advancements. Good luck tonight, Brandon!

Monday, September 26, 2011

General Relief Society Meeting

We had to opportunity to watch the General Relief Society Meeting this past Saturday, September 24. We ate delicious pie from the pie making contest before the broadcast and were treated to a lovely dinner. Click here to listen to the meeting (or to re-listen to the meeting if you were in a pie coma the first go round).