Tuesday, July 31, 2012

August Newsletter

Welcome to
Relief Society
A little Relief Society History

Elder Dallin H. Oaks quoted several church leaders from our history during a marvelous talk about Relief Society1. Here are some individual quotes from Elder Oaks' talk, starting with his own words:

"The Relief Society has great significance for every member of the Church. All of us have been blessed through the example andservice of its members.
"I am the beneficiary of at least four different generations of Relief Society service: my grandmother, my mother, my wife, and our daughters...."
"From its beginning, the Relief Society has led out in charitable work. At the first meeting, President Emma Smith said, 'Each member should be ambitious to do good.'2   
The minutes of

 those initial meetings are filled with accounts of how the sisters obtained work opportunities for
 the needy, took in the homeless, and made donations to help those in need of food, shelter,
and schooling."
"In the initial meetings of Relief Society, the Prophet Joseph Smith taught that the society 'is not only to relieve the poor, but to save souls.'3"
Lesson Schedule:
7- Relief Society Presidency
12- Advancing the Work of the Lord p.57
19- Offer Up Thy Sacraments Upon My Holy Day p.169
26- “The Merciful Obtain Mercy” President Uchtdorf

Potluck will be on August 12 – Please bring your favorite dish to share with everyone and enjoy the fellowship of our Brothers and Sisters!

Upcoming Events:
 11- Youth Temple Trip
11- Frugality Fair 10:00-12:00
12- Pot Luck
25- Visiting Teaching Brunch 10:30-12:30
"The Apostle Paul in his letter to the Romans said that those who pass judgment on others are 'inexcusable.' The moment we judge someone else, he explained, we condemn ourselves, for none is without sin. Refusing to forgive is a grievous sin—one the Savior warned against. Jesus’s own disciples had 'sought occasion against [each other] and forgave not one another in their hearts; and for this evil they were afflicted and sorely chastened."
President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, "The Merciful Obtain Mercy", General Conference, Apr. 2012


1 Linda Ross                       14 Breanna Bunker               27 Angela Orange
2 Barbara Coats                  17 Terry Carter                      28 Julie Pedigo
2 Carolyn Skerlong             19 Tonita Watson                 30 Dina Dixon
4 Linda Nelson                    19 JoAnn Greely                   
5 Kristy Stephen                 21 Lashandra Goodjoint
8 Ana Prudencio                 25 Pamela Hires
11 Karen Downs                 26 Rachel Day
14 Lori Coenen                   27 Samantha Montgomery

Please make every attempt to do your Visiting Teaching.  It will bless you and the Sisters on your route!

Monday, July 23, 2012

Monica's Shelf Reliance Thrive Party

You’re Invited

Come and enjoy a fun and exciting cooking presentation featuring:


Host:  Monica Mock

Date:  July 24, 2012       Time:  6:00

Location:  5712 Bon Aire Drive (Mother-in-Law’s House)

Please R.S.V.P. or you can call me at 381-4342

Consultant:  Lisa Bostic

Please visit our website at www.shelfreliance.com to preview our product line and create a custom Home Store plan.  Come to the party and get the lowest pricing available! 

At the party you get the “Q” Price whether you join the program or not.  Shelf Reliance is not just a food storage program, it can change the whole way you prepare for your meal planning.  The web site actually has recipe’s and a list of ingredients to go along with the recipe.  The “Q” program lets you sign up to get a monthly shipment of food according to your family’s needs.  For as little as $50 a month (this includes your shipping) you can begin the “Q” program and sign up is free. 

They recommend that you use your food storage and incorporate it in your everyday meal planning. This way you are not adding $ to your monthly budget, only allocating it to Shelf Reliance instead of the Grocery store.

The products can be purchased in a variety of sizes and the shelf life for each product is listed on each container both for opened and unopened.  Most shelf life’s are 25-30 years unopened and 1-2 years if opened.  They all just vary. 

We will have some of the product for everyone to sample so, if nothing else just come to sample the products. You will be surprised how good this food tastes (even unprepared)

Bring a Friend!!

These products are great!  Check out the website and learn about the ordering program.

Directions to the party.  I started at the red light close to Kentucky Fried Chicken,  I will have signs at the last two turns:

Driving directions to 5712 Bon Aire Dr, Monroe, LA 71203


1. Take the 1st left onto Warhawk Way and go across the bayou.
0.2 mi
2. Take the 1st right onto Bon Aire Dr.  the Stadium will be on your left
1.3 mi
3. Turn right to stay on Bon Aire Dr
0.1 mi
4. Take the 1st left to stay on Bon Aire Dr
Destination will be on the right at the end of the road
0.2 mi
5712 Bon Aire Dr
Monroe, LA 71203

Monday, July 16, 2012

Pretzel Fundraiser for Joey Bass

Please help support Joey Bass by buying a Pretzel or two or three, well you get the idea!  Joey is going to Korea to teach English.  This will be such a neat experience for her.  She will have the privilege of learning a new culture and a new language herself.

You can customize your order:

The cost for the Pretzels is $2.00 each

Carmel or plain

Pick a chocolate (White, Milk, or Dark)

Pick a topping (Coconut, Toffee, Mini M&M’s, Reeses Pieces, Sugar Sprinkles)
Please contact Sena at sena.clark@yahoo.com or you can call her at 282-9399
you can also let me know at chuckmon@bellsouth.net or mmock@mulhearncorp.com or you can call me at 381-4342 or 342-8220
Please ask your friends, co-workers, and neighbors.  these are delicious and would make excellent goodies to take to your Sisters on your Visiting Teaching route. 

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Funeral Services for Brother Thomas Coats

Visitation for Brother Thomas Coats will be held at Kilpatrick Funeral Home in West Monroe on Thursday, July 5, from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.  Graveside services will be held on Friday, July 6, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. in The Chapel Mausoleum at Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery.  We will be serving Sister Coats and her family a small lunch at the church after the Graveside Service.  Please bring any food for the lunch to the church prior to the service.  Brandy will be at the church at 9:00 a.m.   Please call Brandy at 318-237-0754, Sena at 318-282-9399 or Monica at 318-381-4342 if you have any questions.  Thank you for your support for Sister Coats.

We Love you,
The Relief Society Presidency   

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Aloe Vera Babies

Well, Brandy has done it again.  Her Aloe Vera plant has had babies.  If you are interested in a baby, Aloe Vera Plant, please call or text Brandy at 318-237-0754.

Orange Leaf Outing

Hello Sisters!! 

Let's all sneak out for a yummy treat.  We will meet at the Orange Leaf in Monroe, (right down from Newk's) on Tuesday, July 10th at 7:30 pm.  Please tell anyone who may not be getting the e-mail or worse not checking out the fantastic Relief Society Blog?