Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Newk's with Sister Ross

Please join us to us at

Located at 2320 Tower Drive in Monroe, on Friday, November 8

at 1:00 p.m.

to visit with and hear Sister Linda Ross discuss her great experiences while serving the Lord on her extended, extended, extended mission with her lovely Husband, Brother Ross.

Hope to see everyone

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Annual Halloween Trunk or Treat

The Monroe Ward Annual Trunk or Treat will be held on the church parking lot on Wednesday, October 30.  The Activities will begin at 5:30. 
This year the Primary will be hosting a Chili cook off so everyone needs to be perfecting their recipe (or purchasing a couple cans) LOL.  We would love for everyone to invite some friends to join us for a little fun. 

We will be serving grilled hotdogs so no one will go away hungry. 

Please feel free to decorate your trunk and be ready to get all of the lovely children all sugared up!  The children (young & old) all love to see all of the trunks decorated, it really adds to the excitement. The trick or treating will begin at 5:30 so please have your trunks ready for all of the little trick or treators. 

Daily Inspiration

I just love reading from these talks a little at a time. 

"Have some of life’s experiences taken from you the believing heart and childlike faith you once had? If so, look around at the children in your life. And then look again. They may be children in your family, across the street, or in the Primary in your ward. If we have a heart to learn and a willingness to follow the example of children, their divine attributes can hold a key to unlocking our own spiritual growth."
—Jean A. Stevens, "Become as a Little Child"

"The scriptures describe a number of Christlike attributes we need to develop during the course of our lives. They include knowledge and humility, charity and love, obedience and diligence, faith and hope. These personal character qualities stand independent of the organizational status of our Church unit, our economic circumstances, our family situation, culture, race, or language."

"There is really no way we can know the heart, the intentions, or the circumstances of someone who might say or do something we find reason to criticize. Thus the commandment: 'Judge not.'"
—Thomas S. Monson, "Charity Never Faileth"



Friday, May 3, 2013

May Relief Society Newsletter

Welcome to Relief Society
May 2013

"God loves all His children. That is why He pleads so earnestly with us through His prophets. Just as we want what is best for our loved ones, Heavenly Father wants what is best for us. That is why His instructions are so crucial and sometimes so urgent. That is why He has not abandoned us today but continues to reveal His will to us through His prophets. Our fate and the fate of our world hinge on our hearing and heeding the revealed word of God to His children."
Up Coming Events
May 5 CES Devotional for Institute
May 18 - Seminary Graduation
June 7-8 Stake Youth Conference combined
                        with Shreveport Stake
June 10-15 Scout Camp
June 24 - 28 Girls Camp

May Birthdays
8 - Jennifer Williams                                            24 - Jean Tolbird
12 - Alice Carter                                                   25 - Zelia Belle Smith
16 - Patsy Jameson                                               27 - Rhonda Johnson
17 - Jeannie Burgin                                              29 - Rebecca Churchman
18 - Rachel Ober                                                  29 - Deborah Nabors
23 Wanda Stadter

***** Please either leave a comment or e-mail me any birthdays that have been left off and I will add them to the list.***** 

May Lesson Schedule
May 5 - Sister Clark - Daughters in my Kingdom p.64-70
May 12 - Sister Wilson - "Search Me, O God, and Know My Heart." p. 117
May 19 - Sister Williams - Sacred Family Relationships p. 127
May 26 - "The Home:  The School of Life" by Elder Enrique R. Falabella

Visiting Teaching is a very important calling in the church.  Please contact your sisters each month.
"Kneel down to pray. Step up to serve. Reach out to rescue. Each is a vital page of God's blueprint to make a house a home and a home a heaven."
—Thomas S. Monson, "Heavenly Homes, Forever Families", Ensign and Liahona, June 2006



Saturday, April 6, 2013

Welcome to Relief Society April 2013

Welcome to Relief Society
April 2013

"Declaring our testimony of the gospel is good, but being a living example of the restored gospel is better. Wishing to be more faithful to our covenants is good; actually being faithful to sacred covenants—including living a virtuous life, paying our tithes and offerings, keeping the Word of Wisdom, and serving those in need—is much better. Announcing that we will dedicate more time for family prayer, scripture study, and wholesome family activities is good; but actually doing all these things steadily will bring heavenly blessings to our lives."
—Dieter F. Uchtdorf, "Of Regrets and Resolutions", Liahona and Ensign, October 2012

Upcoming Ward Events
(Wow We have a lot of them!)

Scripture Study - every Wednesday night at the Church with the Missionaries 7:00 p.m. 

April 6 Saturday Session for General Conference

11:00a.m. - 1:00p.m.

3:00p.m. - 5:00p.m.

7:00p.m. General Priesthood Session

April 7 Sunday Session for General Conference

11:00a.m. - 1:00p.m.

3:00p.m. - 5:00p.m.

April 14 - Fast Sunday

April 18 - Youth Teacher Appreciation at 6:30

April 20 - Stake Auxiliary Training - 10:00 a.m.

April 21 - Monroe Ward Conference

April Birthdays
4 - Jennifer Wicklund                                       21 - Lillie Moore
5-  Vera Earl                                                   25 - Kim Johnston
18 - Loretha Alexander
19 - Janie Hart


***** Please either leave a comment or e-mail me any birthdays that have been left off and I will add them to the list.*****

April Lesson Schedule
April 7 - General Conference
April 14 -
April 21 -
April 28 -

"You may have found that change is hard. But know you can do it. You may wonder why you are not believed when you decide to change from a life of disobedience to one of integrity and compliance to truth. Recognize that it takes time to build a reputation that overcomes the effects of past deliberate decisions to deceive and to take advantage of others--but it is worth it."
—Richard G. Scott, "Healing Your Damaged Life", Ensign and Liahona, November 1992

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Upcoming Church Events

The Youth Fundraiser has been cancelled
March 30, 2013 General Young Women's Meeting Broadcast

General Conference

April 6 Saturday Session for General Conference

11:00a.m. - 1:00p.m.

3:00p.m. - 5:00p.m.

7:00p.m. General Priesthood Session

April 7 Sunday Session for General Conference

11:00a.m. - 1:00p.m.

3:00p.m. - 5:00p.m.

April 3 Spring 2013 Auxillary Training On line for Stake Leaders

April 18 - Teache Appreciation Dinner 6:30 at the Stake Center

April 20 Stake Auxillary Training at the Stake Center for all Presidencies beginning at 10:00 a.m.

Bridal Shower for Coral Pena


On this Saturday, March 16,

at 6:00 p.m.

there will be a



This will be at the home of

Mary Abell located at

2403 Pargoud Landing

Monroe, LA 71201


Dinner will be served.


Please join us for great food, fellowship, and help Coral prepare for her upcoming union to her handsome young Groom


The Shower is being hosted by:

Helen Tuft, Breanna Young, and Anais Pena.


The Bride is Registered at:

The Muffin Tin,

Target and Bed Bath and Beyond.


Thursday, February 28, 2013

Carolyn Skerlong's Baby Shower

Well I thought we had a swell turnout for Carolyn’s baby shower. Carolyn got many cute, beautiful and/or useful things for little Molly Cleo Skerlong. I tried to take a few pictures with my iPod to share with you on the blog. They are not the best pictures but, it’s the thought that counts, right? Thank you to all who attended and a special thank you to Lori for opening her house for the fun event. I hope I left you a few of those chocolate covered almonds. They were the bomb. As a matter of fact, everything I tasted was very good!




We are so excited for you and your family!  Thank you for letting us share this special time in your lives with us.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Relief Society schedule for March

Welcome to Relief Society
March 2013

"When you take the path that climbs, that harder path of the Savior, there are rewards along the way. When you do something right, when you resist temptation, when you meet a goal, you will feel very good about it. It is a very different kind of feeling than you have when you violate commandments--an altogether different feeling. It brings a measure of peace and comfort and provides encouragement to press on."

Up Coming Events

March 3 - Fast Sunday

March 10 - Pot Luck

March 16 - Stake Relief Society Birthday at the Stake Center - Please see following blog for times and our special instructions.

March 31 – Easter

April 6-7 - General Conference

April 21 - Monroe Ward Conference

March Birthdays

 7 – Army Rose                                 21 - Cleola Stancil
11 - Helen Tuft                                           22 - Christina Matheus
14 - Florence Buie                                       23 - Maria Alvarez Vallego
17 - Virginia Johnson                                  30 - Anna Williams
19 - Melanie Mock                                      31 - Holly Ashley
***** Please  either leave a comment or e-mail me any birthdays that have been left off and I will add them to the list.*****

March Lesson Schedule
 March 3 - Daughters in my Kingdom pages 51-56
March 10 - Strengthened by the Power of the Holy Ghost page 71
March 17 - The Grand Destiny of the Faithful page 83
March 24 - "Becoming a True Disciple"  Elder Daniel L. Johnson of the Seventy -                  October Conference talk

"Love can overpower the undermining effect of selfishness. Love engenders faith in Christ's plan of happiness, provides courage to begin the process of repentance, strengthens the resolve to be obedient to His teachings, and opens the door of service, welcoming in the feelings of self-worth and of being loved and needed."
—Richard G. Scott, "We Love You--Please Come Back", Liahona and Ensign, May 1986

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Baby Shower for Carolyn Skerlong

Please join us to welcome the future additon to the Skerlong Family.  Little Molly will be here before too long and Carolyn will be needing a few things to prepare her home for her arrival. 
The shower will take place at the home of Lori Coenen on this Wednesday, February 27, 2013, at 7:00 p.m. 
The address is 2506 River Landing, Monroe, LA 71201.    

Stake Relief Society Birthday

March 16th, Stake Relief Society Activity.
Sisters, Go ahead and get started on our assignment from Sister Climber: What is it?
1.Write a letter to "Dear Sister", in this letter describe how you have maybe handled doubt, hardships, trials, and how we all are of worth to our Father in Heaven. Sign your letter and you may put in an envelope. Sister Climber will collect these on Saturday when you arrive.
2. Make a poster about yourself. (buy one big one and fold in half~ save the other half incase you mess up)
YES you can Do this. Pictures, family, hobbies, talents, dreams, likes, dislikes, calling, etc... the sky is the limit. We want everyone in the Stake to get to know everyone.

We would like everyone to come to the activity even if you do not make the poster or write the letter.

Thank you Sister Smith

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Meal Planning , Crockpot and Preparedness Class

Well thank you to all of the Great Relief Sisters who braved the rain and came out to the Crockpot and Meal Planning 101 class.  This was a very good and informative Relief Society Activity.  Thanks to everyone who participated!  I have scanned all of the hand outs that were given during the activity and have posted them here. 





Saturday, February 9, 2013

CrockPot & Meal Plan 101


Don’t forget ladies that on Tuesday, February 12, from 6:30-8:00 p.m. there will be a special Relief Society activity.  Please bring your favorite crockpot recipe to share with everyone.  You can prepare it in your crockpot to let everyone sample or you can just bring the recipe.  We will also have a lesson on Meal planning.  Please come out and support your Relief Society.  There will be food to eat, and lots of Relief Society Sisters to visit with.  Oh, and the best part is that Ruby is in charge.  See ya there!!

so bring your money saving ideas as well as your appitite!
Babysitting provided if needed

Friday, February 8, 2013

Monroe Ward Pot Luck

The Ward Pot Luck will be this Sunday, February 10 directly after church.  Please bring your favorite main dish, side dish, bread, dessert, or whatever you like best.  Please just join us for great food and fellowship.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Anna Williams Baby Shower

Well, we had a great time at Anna William’s Baby Shower.  The food was great.  I was going to try not to eat any cake but, boy it sure was good. 
Thank you to the Hosts (Sena and Candace, I think) for putting together this Baby shower. 
I just love these little get togethers! And being able to buy those cute little outfits and neat baby gadets is just a bonus.
A special thank you to Brother Clark for the baby sitting service, I know you had a wild time.

We will all be anxiously awaiting your Baby Girl! Ellyana Kate Williams