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Friday, October 7, 2011



Shannon McKinley has kindly agreed to be our Relief Society Blogger.  So keep watching this space for Shannon's updates!  I'm sure she will keep us well informed of the goings on in Hobart ward RS and seeing as though she's kinda good at all things computery our blog is bound to get better and better.  Thanks Shannon, you're the BEST!

Sunday, September 25, 2011

General Relief Society Meeting Highlights

Watch and read excerpts from President Dieter F. Uchtdorf and the general Relief Society presidency from the September 2011 meeting.

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There is a new site you might be interested in checking out.  It is dedicated to the new book 'Daughters in My Kingdom' which is about the history and work of relief society.  

click here to go to Daughters in My Kingdom

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Daughters in My Kingdom

In the coming week, copies of a new book written by sister Susan W. Tanner (former General YW President), 'Daughters in My Kingdom', will be mailed to all English speaking congregations around the world and over the next few months will be translated into 25 other languages and distributed to more countries.  This book is to be used as a resource for personal study and for teaching in the Church and in the home.  The book can also be downloaded from the church Newsroom.  Click on the link to download, read more and/or watch the short clip below.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

A Daughter of God

Tania taught the RS lesson on Sunday (her first one!) and did a beautiful job.
We had cause to reflect on what it means to be a daughter of God to us individually and what the implications might be because we have this knowledge.  Tania also played  "What Heaven Sees in You' sometimes known as 'The Three White Dresses'.  I couldn't see the screen from where I sat but I have watched more than one on youtube.  Whether the video I've included in this post is the one Tania used or not doesn't really matter - the message is the same.
I hope that each one of us can know and understand that we are all daughters of God and with that comes great promise and also great responsibility.

I just want to say a big thank you to Peta, who has been updating the blog for some time now.  Unfortunately the blog posts will now be a little more random and dependent on whether or not one of the presidency can find time to do one!  We all lead busy lives and sadly the RS Blog isn't one of life's essentials!  Don't worry (all 6 followers of the blog) there will be some intermittent activity :)

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Sunday Snippet

Hi Sisters,
This weeks lesson was chapter 30 in our manual "Charity". We had wonderful discussions on the topic and read scriptures 1st Timothy 1:5, 1st Corinthians chapter 13, Moroni 7:42-48, Luke 10: 30 -37 the parable of the good Samaritan Mosiah 4:16-24 Matthew 5:44,46. It is important for us not to judge others and to give freely . We finished with President Monson reminding "us that there are those who need more than material goods: Let us ask ourselves the question 'Have I done any good in the world today? Have I helped anyone in need ?' What a formula for happiness! What a prescription for contentment, for inner peace - to have inspired gratitude in another".

Tithing interview appointment sheet
is on the Bishop's door

May 22nd
Ward Conference

Monday, May 2, 2011

Sunday Snippet

This week Blanche gave our lesson and we began by playing a game which would never be enjoyed being played alone. This demonstrated the need for friends in our lives.
We defined friendship is:
  • being able to be yourself and talking to another without hesitation
  • loving me when I am unlovable
  • someone to feel at ease with
  • someone who will listen
  • love and understanding
  • someone who looks out for you, looks for you and loves you
  • you can ask a favour of
  • accepts you as you are
  • enjoy each others company
  • have things in common
  • willing to be there any time of the day
  • someone you trust
We read Doctrine and Covenants 84:77
Blanche used conference addresses from Kathleen Hughes (First Counselor in the Relief Society General Presidency) April 2005 General Conference "What Greater Goodness Can We Know: Christlike Friends" and "Friendship: A Gospel Principle" by Marlin Jensen (of the Presidency of the Seventy) April 1999 General Conference.

Both articles quoted Joseph Smith, he said "Friendship is one of the grand fundamental principles of 'Mormonism'."
Elder Jensen said "Perhaps one reason the scriptures make little specific mention of the principle of friendship is because it should be manifest quite naturally as we live the gospel. In fact, if the consummate Christian attribute of charity has a first cousin, it is friendship. To paraphrase the Apostle Paul slightly, friendship "suffereth long and is kind; envieth not, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil, never faileth."
We played another game where we had to find sisters with certain attributes, this was designed to help us learn more about each other and to start conversations. It was very effective. (Are you aware we have someone in our ward who Prince Charles has spoken to!)
Blanche drew a bucket and a dipper on the board and explained how we all carry our bucket of good things and feelings and this may be filled to overflowing and that is good, but that we also carry a dipper which we may use to dip into and detract from other peoples buckets by being critical and pointing out mistakes etc.
Blanche finished the lesson by giving out vitamins (lollies) with the label
"The BEST medicine for gaining friends is Vitamin B-1

May Announcements
Saturday 7th
Stake Relief Society Conference
9.30am til 4pm
Dress Standards apply

Baptism 5pm

Wednesday 18th
YW Broadcast
for YW and their mothers

Sunday 22nd
Ward Conference

Tithing Settlement Appointments

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Sunday Snippet

Tina gave our lesson today based on talks from Elders Jeffery R Holland and Richard G Scott from the Nov 2010 Ensign.
Tina began by selecting a panel of 6 sisters and the class answering Who are they? Where did they come from? and Why are they here? there were varying answers to the first two questions but the answer to "why are they here?" was "because of their testimonies".

Each of us have had a different journey which has strengthened our faith and our character.
Through our faith in our Saviours death, suffering and resurrection we can return to live with Him and our families.
" The exercise of faith is vital to Father in Heaven's plan of happiness. But true faith is centred on the Lord Jesus Christ. ... Faith in the Saviour is a principle of action and power."
Tina displayed some posters with the definition of Faith and Character.
  • complete trust in something or someone
  • Strong belief in God or doctrines of a religion based on spiritual apprehension than proof
  • The mental and moral qualities distinctive to an individual
"Faith and character are intimately related. Faith in the power of obedience to the commandments of God will forge strength of character available to you in times of urgent need. such character is not developed in moments of great challenge or temptation. That is when it is intended to be used."

Nephi 3:7 was read and we discussed how Nephi knew that if the Lord wanted something done He would make it possible.

We discussed- How does our faith give us power to do the hard things?
How does the gospel help us in hard times, or times of natural disasters? Answers were we can have hope, we must have charity, knowing of the Plan of Salvation and having a strong testimony can help us through times of trials. Faith gives us hope. The Gospel of Jesus Christ gives us hope and joy.
With a strong testimony we can endure trials, we can lose all our material things and still have our treasures stored in heaven.

The Saviour knows exactly how we feel, Jesus knows our pain, He suffered in Gethsemane for us. Our gospel experiences make us who we are today.
When we follow promptings we are being the answer to someones prayers.
Hope and peace come through knowledge of the Plan of Salvation. Our testimony of Jesus Christ will help us with whatever comes our way.
We are who we are because of our choices.

"Strong moral character results from consistent correct choices in the trials and testing of life. Such choices are made with trust in things that are believed and when acted upon are confirmed."
Elder Scott " to summarise
  • God uses your faith to mold your character.
  • Character is the manifestation of what you are becoming.
  • Strong character results form consistent correct choices.
  • The bedrock of character is integrity.
  • The more your character is fortified, the more enabled you are to exercise the power of faith."
Tina finished by sharing her powerful testimony and giving us all chocolates. Thank you Tina

April Announcements

Tuesday 26th 7pm
R.S activity night
Making Mexican food at Sue Smiths

Saturday 30th 7pm
Ward Cultural Night

Saturday 7th May
Stake R.S Womens Conference
10 am to 4pm
all sisters 16 years+

TOFW: What a 'Time Out for Women' weekend is all about!

For those of you who are interested in attending Time Out for Women on July 23rd in Sydney watch this short video presentation on the post of Friday April 1st and follow the link. Everything you need to know about registration, event timetable, directions and so forth is all there. If you would like to attend but are worried about going alone there are several sisters attending from our stake and ward. For more information talk to a member of the RS presidency.