Monday, October 20, 2008

What happened on Sunday?

1. Lots of announcements - please refer to previous posts, all the information is there about upcoming General RS broadcast, Stake Fireside, and Ward Enrichment night.
2. We discussed Lesson 14 'Words of Hope and Consolation at the time of Death' from the Joseph Smith manual. It's a wonderful lesson to read, with many uplifting messages for us all. One quote from the lesson reads "..we have reason to have the greatest hope and consolation for our dead.." A message from the lesson when talking about the death of children reads "..the only difference between the old and young dying is, one lives longer in heaven and eternal light and glory than the other, and is freed a little sooner from this miserable, wicked world.." We are blessed to be able to have a feeling of hope as we mourn the loss of loved ones because of the knowledge of an eternal life. How blessed we are.

Service Craft Enrichment Activity Group's trip to the Penninsula

On Tuesday 14 October, seven sisters from the ward drove to Nubeena to visit Sister Jean who lives at the end of a steep road on a hill overlooking the entire bay.

Jean was delighted to see us and to show us the beautiful view from her cottage on what was a beautiful day. We shared lunch and memories together, with our chatter almost drowned out by the rooster in the backyard who was trying to control his “girls”. For some, it was a first trip to the Peninsula area which has regained much of its famous green lushness, so it was a very pleasant trip for all. The attached photo shows the group outside Jean’s cottage.

Photo Left to Right: Saro, Jean G, Jean, Ann, Yvonne, Anna and Jill.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

If you watch this watch to the end - Visiting Teaching

This is a bit of fun, but please watch to the end because the message is found at the end of the video. After such a great spirit at our Visiting Teaching Workshop we don't need to worry about this type of visiting teaching but it's always a good reminder. As I read one comment on this little video it said:- "Well at least they are visiting teaching, the biggest problem is those that don't go at all!" We are blessed in our Ward to have sisters who do their visiting teaching - thank you so much. Happy Visiting Teaching!

Food Storage Bargains

Some time ago Miriam gave me some information about Bread Mixes and flour that can be purchased from Roberts Ltd in town, 2 Collins Street, Hobart.

My apologisies for not including this earlier. Hope it is helpful to you with your food storage goals.

Plain bakers$18.50

They also stock 5 kg (which makes 10 loaves) and 12.5 kg (which makes 25 loaves) PRE MIX which ranges in price from $12.50 - $27.15, depending on the type of bread you wish to make.

Roberts Ltd also stocks bulk packs of washing powder.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

General Relief Society Broadcast

We will be able to have the opportunity to meet with other sisters in the Stake on Sunday 26 October at 7 pm (that's next Sunday) at the Stake Centre to view the General Relief Society Broadcast. See you there!

Christmas Enrichment Meeting

Christmas Enrichment Meeting is coming up on Thursday 27 November at 7 pm at the chapel. If you do have a recipe you would like to share with the sisters in our Ward that is part of your family tradition at christmas time please give to either Janet or Lindy by the end of October.

As part of that evening we are also asking that everyone bring a small gift to exchange on the night - if you wish it can be homemade but it doesn't necessarily have to be. Please do not spend more than $5.00. (Some suggestions: a sweet smelling bar of soap, a jar of homemade jam, some tasty nibbles).

We look forward to gathering together for our last event of the year.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Sydney Australia Temple

From next year when visiting the Sydney Australia Temple you will no longer be able to hire clothing at the Temple. This means that you will need to take your own temple clothing when attending any Temple in Australia.
We also understand that from the end of March next year temple clothing will no longer for offered for 'first-timers' at half-price. So if you haven't purchased temple clothing as yet please be mindful of this. It will certainly save you dollars if you purchase your clothing before the end of March 2009.
This information has kindly been given to us by Lynda and Juanita who visited the temple last week.


We are looking forward to seeing all the sisters Thursday night at the chapel for our Visiting Teaching Workshop. Here are the details:-

Visiting Teaching Dinner & Workshop
Thursday 16 October
6.30 - 8.00 pm

A meal will be served as well as some brief presentations and songs etc.


General Conference Broadcast

We hope you feel uplifting and inspired after the sessions you could attend over the weekend. What a blessing it is in our lives to be able to watch all four sessions of conference as well as to view the presentation on President Monson's life.

We hope that if you were unable to attend all the sessions of conference over the weekend that you might borrow the DVD's from the library and share them with your families and then when we receive the November Ensign we can all be reminded of the things we learnt from prophets and apostles over this last weekend.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

What to bring for Quilting Enrichment Activity this month

Everyone will need to bring on the night (30th November) the following:

Pair of sharp scissors
Sewing machine (if they have one)
Tan or light brown thread
Hand sewing needle

Plus 2 fat quarters to make a top and trousers (or dress) to start with.

Wendy has stuffing sticks and is organising the calico, stuffing and paint for the hair so we can reimburse her on the evening. She doesn't think we'll get the clothes made on the first night but bring the material for the clothes just in case.

How to Gain the Most from General Conference

Miriam provided the following information for us all to help us enjoy the blessings of General Conference:

How To Gain the Most from General Conference
1-Make Personal Spiritual Preparation
2-Listen Carefully to the Speakers and the Spirit
3-Diligently Study the Conference Issue of the Ensign
4-Hearken to the Words of the Prophets and the personal promptings you receive

Consider if any of the following suggestions would help you enjoy general conference all year round:

1. Purchase extra copies of the conference issue of the Ensign—one for each member of your family. Encourage those old enough to read a bit each day and to mark favourite passages.
2. Download conference talks (from onto your mp3 player or other audio-listening device and listen to them while you clean house, commute to work, walk the dog, or workout.
3. As part of your Sabbath day worship, watch one conference talk as a family, either on DVD or through the Internet.
4. Use conference talks for family home evening lessons. Read the Ensign article, Learning from Conference (October 2007, page 30), for specific inspiration on using general conference talks for family home evening.
5. Copy some of your favourite conference talk passages onto 3x5 cards and put them where you can easily read them.
6. Carry a conference issue of the Ensign with you to church so you can refer to it when someone mentions a particular talk or when someone’s talk or lesson reminds you of something you learned in conference that you’d like to share.
7. Revisit the stories told in conference with your children. Consider Elder Bednar’s story of making pickles (“Ye Must Be Born Again,” Ensign, May 2007, 19), Elder Wirthlin’s story of Snowman, the old gray gelding who became a champion jumping horse (“The Abundant Life,” Ensign, May 2006, 99) or any one of President Monson’s many engaging and heartfelt stories.
8. Encourage family members to use conference talks as a primary resource when preparing sacrament meeting talks.
9. Informally discuss what you have learned from conference talks with your spouse, your children, parents, siblings, around the dinner table, or even online.
10. Record your impressions of conference talks in your journal. As you write, contemplate questions such as these: How can I liken this conference talk to my life? What blessings have come when I have applied a particular general conference talk to my life?

Internet resources: including printable activities for General Conference (colouring in etc.)

What happened on Sunday

1. General Conference broadcast will be held next Saturday and Sunday at the Stake Centre.

Saturday Sessions:-
2 - 4 pm for Saturday AM session
5 - 7 pm for Saturday PM session
8 - 10 pm for Priesthood session
Sunday Sessions:-
11 - 12 noon 'On the Lord's Errand: The Life of President Thomas S. Monson'
12 - 2 pm Sunday AM session
3 - 5 pm Sunday PM session

2. Visiting Teaching Dinner & Workshop will be held on Thursday 16 October, 6.30 pm at the Chapel. We invite all sisters to attend.
3. Service Craft Enrichment Activity held on the 14 October starts at 10.00 am not the usual 12 noon - please see Sister Yvonne for more details.
4. Stake Relief Society Activity/Fireside will be held on 8th November, 7 pm at the Stake Centre. More details to come.
5. Barbara shared the Visiting Teaching message for this month - all about our divine potential as daughters of God.
6. The lesson today focused on our preparation for General Conference next week. Miriam provided a handout to help us gain the most from General Conference. This will be provided on a separate post for sisters to view.
7. Some beautiful testimonies were shared that uplifting and edified.


Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Food Storage Bargains

Woolworths this week have baked beans and spaghetti on special - it works out to be 80cents a can (I just bought 40 cans last week at KMart for 99cents a can!).

Also large cans of fruit (the picture is just to make this post look pretty, it's not the actual brand you can buy!) are $1.99 - they are not often on sale for that price now, so it would be worth grabbing some because I don't think we will be able to purchase them for this price for much longer.

Put this date in your diary now!

THURSDAY 27 NOVEMBER, 7 PM at Rosny Chapel we will be holding our Christmas Enrichment Meeting for all sisters.

This is our hard-working committee, full of ideas and enthusiasm, making plans and in the process of organising our last Enrichment Meeting for the year.

We look forward to inspiring you and uplifting you all to help you have the best Christmas ever.
"Christmas is a time to share,
A time to love and a time to care,
For the Savior came to earth,
Let us celebrate His birth."


Just a reminder about the Visiting Teaching Workshop to be held on Thursday 16th October. Come and be physically and spiritually fed.

This dinner and workshop is for all sisters. Even if you haven't done your visiting teaching for a while please come along and be inspired.