This is where you will find news about the Hobart Ward Relief Society.
Please enjoy your visit.
Comments and suggestions appreciated.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Stake and Ward Website

.Have you visited the new Hobart Ward web page at lds. org
There is some very interesting information there for us all.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Scrapbooking cancelled

Sorry, Chelsea has had to cancel scrapbooking this week 9th Oct.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Birthdays in October

Happy Birthday to the following sisters

7th Toni Menzie
11th Sharlene Lovell
18th Katarina Reed
20th Andrea King
21st Robyn Smith
28th Tania Campbell
30th Sue Smith

Sunday, September 21, 2008


Thursday 26th is the date for this month for needlecraft. Please let me know if you are coming either at 10.00 or 7.30. I have a few ideas for projects we could work on or you might like to bring along something of your own to work with. 
If you have any ideas for midweek activities please talk to Bec or Marj. If there is anything you would be interested in doing or learning or teaching we would like to know about it. As it is getting towards the busy end of the year we may like to start thinking about things to do next year, especially in the summer months when the weather is warmer.


Anyone who has any articles for the newsletter please send them in to hobartward@gmail.com over the next two weeks. Any interesting items would be appreciated.

Goodbye and goodluck

Sarah and Joe Parsons and family will be leaving us soon to move to Launceston. Joe has earned a promotion at work so congratulations go to them. We will be very sad to see them leave us as we had gotten used to having them here and enjoying their talents and their friendship. I'm sure we will see them from time to time.  We would like to wish them well for the future, we will miss you all.

Congratultions Kerry and Welcome

Mathew and Kerry Pawson recently married so we would like to congratulate them and  welcome Kerry to our ward.  I believe Kerry will not be moving permanently to our area  until the end of the year due to commitments up north but it is nice to have you join us whenever you can. Welcome Kerry and family.

Monday, September 8, 2008


Wednesday 10th September at 10.00 -12.00 at Karina's house.
RSVP to Jodie 0406133420.
Please bring a piece of fruit.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

September Birthdays

There are quite a few birthdays this month.

2nd Eunice Alexander
5th Carmen Bell
6th Elle Carmichael
11th Chernoa Saunders
13th Marj Lorraine
14th Louise Bradshaw
17th Fran Docking
21st Lindy Whitton
23rd Danielle Loenneker
30th Mary King

Best wishes to everyone with love from your Relief Society sisters

Thursday, August 28, 2008


This Sunday the 31st August is Milo Sunday. We would appreciate some homemade bikkies from anyone who is able to bring them. This will probably be the last Milo Sunday. We will go back to icecream Sunday once Spring Springs.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008


This month on Thursday the 28th Aug. I have stake leadership training. That means we will not be able to have our Craft night on that night. I have decided to change it to Wednesday once again. So it will be Wednesday 27th at 7.30.  
To keep it consistant we will  have the daytime session on the same day (Wednesday)  at 10.00.  Please let me know if you will be comming.
We will be finishing (hopefully) the casserole carriers or you can bring anything else you would like to work on. If anyone wants to get started on a crosstitch for Phoebe Richardson  (See previous post) we could do that too.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Quilt for Phoebe Richardson

 Kirsten has nominated Phoebe Richardson (Kelly’s little girl) for a quilt on the website www.quilts4kids.com . They make quilts for very sick children. Phoebe is going to be featured as a child of 2008.  This means that cross stitch squares are going to be made by stitchers all over the world in her chosen theme.  If you want to be involved and make a square for Phoebe’s quilt go to the website. Phoebe will be featured soon on  “Kids of 2008”. When her photo appears you can click on it and follow the instructions. You will need to sign up.  You need to choose your own pattern and email quilts4kids to have it approved for the quilt.  Apparently there are lots of patterns online that you can use. Phoebe's theme is “Flowers and Fairies"

 Any questions just ask  Kirsten

It would be a good project to work on at our Needlework sessions. If you do not know how to do crosstitch we can teach you.



All sisters who are interested in participating in the book Club can you please give your suggestions and preferences regarding book choices.  I had the time set for the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 7:30pm but I am unsure how suitable that is so we also need feedback regarding available times and places to meet.  Please can you contact Kirsten if you are interested and we will get going from there.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Pics of Walk

Thank you Chelsea for the pics. It seems we are getting quite a crowd these days.

Monday, August 4, 2008


Matthew Pawson has sent the following email:

The Sister missionaries are presently without a car.  I understand that it is getting fixed after a minor traffic incident (which wasn’t their fault).

President Lee has asked them not to be out of the flat after dark unless they have vehicle transport.

Therefore, I am asking whether there are any sisters available, as a short term solution, to transport the Sister missionaries in the evenings?

Can you please ask your wives (as the case may be), or yourselves, and also send this email far and wide, to see if we can arrange something to assist the Sisters to meet their evening appointments.

If there are any volunteers, can you please call me on 

0409 709 884, or reply to this email  matthew@pwl.com.au

Friday, August 1, 2008


These sisters are having birthdays  in August. 
 We wish them a happy day.

8th Vicki George and Fiona Rea
16th Cindy Chatters and Xue Mei He
21st Maria Antonowicz
23rd Linda Gourley
31st Jenny Bell


These activities are only held if there is enough interest. Please check before attending, with the person whose home is mentioned, or with Bec or Marj.

6th Walking (Meet at Cornelian Bay Park/playground at 10.00) ( Bec 62282095)

12th Bookclub at Kirsten's home. 7.30 -9.00 ( Kirsten 62787125)

13th Playgroup at Jodie's home 10-00 -12.00 bring a drink and a piece of fruit for each child. (Jodie 62252558)

14th Scrapbooking at Chelsea's home 10.00 - 12.00 (Chelsea 62787341)

20th Walking (Contact Bec)

27th Playgroup (Contact Jodie or Bec)

28th Needlecraft at Debbie's home 10.00 -12.00 and 7.30 - 9.30 (Debbie 62299877)

Saturday, July 26, 2008


On Sunday the 27th July it's Ward Conference. We start Relief Society at 1.00 p.m. Don't forget to bring biscuits if you offered to help.  We will share them with some Milo at 4.00.

Lillyanne's Quilt

The quilt for Lillyanne is finally finished. There were a few sisters who helped with making the quilt which Lillyanne had started some time ago and was unable to finish. A special thanks to Cindy Reed who did most of the piecing and working out what needed to be done. I managed to get it quilted and Cindy helped get the binding sewn on last Wednesday when we had our needlework day.  Lillyanne is very pleased to have it to cheer her up as she has been having some health problems of late. 

Needlework group.
There are a few casserole carriers under construction as well as  some quilts. The sisters enjoyed working on their projects as well as friendshipping with each other. Our next needlework day will be the 21st August (Thursday). We will continue to work on the casserole carriers or quilts or whatever else anyone wants to do.

Thank You

Thank you to everyone who helped make supper for the Stake Winter Ball. We had a lovely variety of "wintery" food.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Friday, July 18, 2008

Ward Conference.

This will be held on Sunday the 27th July. We will have MILO SUNDAY on that day so that we can fellowhip with the Stake leaders. We would appreciate some home made biscuits or slices to eat with the Milo. We will give out some assignments this Sunday the 20th. Please tell us if you can help.


Just a reminder that the Sister missionaries are available to do splits with any sister who needs help with visiting teaching.  You and your companion can split with the missionaries and do your visiting in 1/2 the time, or one sister can take both sisters with her to visit if her companion is not available. This would be a great opportunity for you and the sisters you visit to get to know the sisters, especially for less active sisters, or new members. Please see the Sisters at church to arrange a suitable time with them.
Two of the Elders are not getting many tea dates. This may be because Elder Williamson is Gluten intolerant. This should not cause a big problem. It basically means he cannot eat WHEAT. That is anything with flour in it. It should not be too difficult to prepare a meal without flour. A meal of meat and vegetables would be suitable. It just means no flour in gravies or casseroles, you can use cornflour instead. Also dishes with pasta are not suitable. Any other food is ok. Rice is ok. The Elders would really appreciate an invitation  to your place. Please fill out  a night on the missionary meal roster on Sunday.
The missionaries have a baptism planned for Saturday 26th July at 4.00.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Casserole Carrier

I made a practice casserole carrier last week. If you want to make one and you like this fabric it's on sale at the Quilted Crow in Liverpool Street.
You will need 1/2 meter of quilted fabric and 1/2 meter of cotton fabric.(for binding)

I've checked out spotlight and they didn't have any quilted fabric. The piece I got was $25.00 per meter (normally $44). They only have one colour though.
If you can't get any you will have to make your own. You would need 1 mtr of fabric and some wadding (I have plenty of wadding) or 1/2 mtr each of 2 different fabrics.(preferably matching). We can do this on the day (or night)

Scrapbooking on Thursday

Some of us went to Chelsea's home on Thursday.
I turned this

into this.
Thanks Chelsea.

If you would like to come and learn how to do this, the next session will be on Thursday the 14th August. With Chelsea's help anyone can do it.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

STAKE Family Winter Ball

Hobart Ward have been asked to supply supper for the Ball on Friday 18h July.
If you are able to help by making something please let us know, either on the comments below this post or on Sunday. We would appreciate any help you can offer. Any type of finger food would be great.
Savouries, dips, little pies or quiches, spring rolls etc  or
Cakes, slices etc.
We can reimburse you any cost invloved, just bring your receipts to get your money back.


Tuesday, July 8, 2008


We have cancelled the bookclub meeting for Tuesday 8th due to lack of interest.


Sorry to be late with the birthdays this month. We have already missed a few so we hope you had a Happy Day,  Peta, Hannah and Chelsea.  Hope its a great day for everyone else when it comes around

6th Peta Stokes
7th Hannah Challis
8th Chelsea Parsons
14th Elaine Sutherland
17th Elyse Hatchard
22nd Sarah Parsons
27th Elaine Watson

Saturday, July 5, 2008


Congratulations to Jo and Mark Thomasson on the arrival of their new daughter Esther Emma. Welcome to the Ward Esther.  She weighed in at 8lb 14oz and is healthy as is Jo.  Thanks for the news Chernoa.

Midweek Activities

This week we have three activites.
 The first is on Tuesday the 8th at Kirsten's place, at 7.30. This will be our first Bookgroup meeting. Come and help us decide how we want our bookclub to run. Do we want to all read the same book and discuss it? or do we want to make recommendations and reports of books we have read? Do we want to read "Church" books or other literature or do we want to read popular novels? Or does someone have some other ideas?  Come and make some suggestions. Please let Kirsten know you will be there.

Next activity is Wednesday the 9th at Jody's place for PLAYGROUP. It will comence at 10.00.  If you intend going to this activity please let Jody or Bec know you will be comming. Please bring a piece of fruit and a drink for each child.

The other activity is at Chelsea's place. SCRAPBOOKING will commence at 10.00. on Thursday 10th.  Please let Chelsea know if you will be attending.

Contact no's are on the side bar to the right.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008


If anyone has any small seedlings comming up in their gardens that they do not want, contact Fiona.  She is collecting seedlings for a school fair and would appreciate being able to come to your house and collect a few unwanted ones. 


Due to the fact that it is pouring with rain, the walk has been cancelled for today.
See you next fortnight on the 16th.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008


The first Playgroup session will be at Jody's place on Wednesday 9th July, from 10.00 - 12.00.
Please bring a drink and piece of fruit for each child.
Call Jody for address and directions on 62252558


Just a reminder that it is almost the end of the month. If you have been visiting teaching please report to Jo-anne  or Elaine. If you havn't been it's not too late. Please let us know if there are any sisters in need of help.

Blankets and Wool

Bishop would like an "inventory" on who has spare blankets. We don't need  any blankets at the moment but Bishop  Smith would like to know who has any blankets they could spare in an emergency, either to give away or to lend. I will ask on Sunday.
Also Stake YW have asked for donations of knitting wool for a project in August. So if you have any wool you are not using see Blanche. She would also like some knitters to help with the project. Let Blanche know if you can help.

Friday, June 20, 2008


Well is seems we forgot the icecream last Sunday. Sorry about that. We have decided to have Milo this Sunday instead, considering how cold its been.
Bec and Jody would like to have a quick meeting with the Mums after Relief Society. It will be in the Lounge where we have Relief Society.  Any Mums with young children who are interested in Playgroup are invited to come to a quick meeting to confirm plans to get playgroup started.

Thursday, June 19, 2008


 Craft days are about to begin!  Once a month you can join together with other beginner/old hand scrapbookers to have fun and crank out some cool stuff!
The first one is at Chelsea's place on Thursday 10th July, 10am - 12 noon.  Just  bring what you want to work on.
Alternately you could buy one of these cute Maya Road chipboard albums off Chelsea and work on it each month with the help of Chelsea to make it cool!!  A couple of pages a month and it could be a  great gift for Christmas!  Let Chelsea know soon if you would like to get one.
Albums are pretty cheap.  An 8 x 8 inch is $8.50,    a 6 x 6 is $6,     or a  4 x 4 is $5
Look forward to seeing you there...


Needlecraft will start the on the 23rd July. You can work on your own project or make a casserole carrier. It will be held at Debbie's place at 10.00 -12.00 as well as at 7.30 -9.30 in the evening. Come morning or evening or both!

Monday, June 16, 2008


Our first walk was great. The walkers were Marj, Bec, Chelsea, Annette, (Chelsea's mum) Elle and Debbie. We had 5 riders (in prams). It was a very cold morning but we rugged up and soon warmed up. We had a great time walking and chatting. There was a nice playground for the children to have a little play when we finished but it was too cold to stay for long. We are all looking forward to the 2nd of July when we will do it all again. Come and join in. It's fun, even in the cold weather. Thanks for organising it Bec.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Leadership Meeting with Elder Sybrowsky "Come and See"

Elder and Sister Sybrowsky spoke to us as did President and Sister Lee from the Melblourne West Mission. We also heard from President and Sister Prebble.
They invited us to share the gospel with others and taught us about leadership. A couple of quotes from the meeting were:

"This life is not a game. The time we have is limited. We will give a stewardwhip report."
"We (the church) do not compete with the world as entertainment."

Mosiah 23: 14-18
And also trust no one to be your teacher nor your minister, except he be a man of God, walking in his ways and keeping his commandments.
Thus did Alma teach his people, that every man should love his neighbor as himself, that there should be no contention among them.

Mosiah 2: 41
And moreover, I would desire that ye should consider on the blessed and happy state of those that keep the commandments of God. For behold, they are blessed in all things, both temporal and spiritual; and if they hold out faithful to the end they are received into heaven, that thereby they may dwell with God in a state of neverending happiness.  O remember, remember that these things are true; for the Lord God hath spoke it.

We were also reminded of the goals President Prebble spoke about at Stake Conference 

Sunday, June 8, 2008


 We need some volunteers to make soup for the HFPE  evening on the 24 th June. If you are able to help please see either Sister Andy King or Angela Stewart.  Please keep receipts of costs so that you can be reimbursed.

We also have some mid-week activities organised so check the sidebar for details. Sisters Rebecca Bone and Sister Marjorie Lorraine have been busy organising activities so remember to check the blog Mid-Week Activities Spot for activities you may be interested in attending.

Also there was a car key found in the Ladies toilets on Sunday. It's for a Ford car so if you are missing a key it is on the notice board.

We have a baptism on Saturday 15th of June at 4.oopm. Andrea has been attending church for a few weeks now and she will be baptised on Saturday. It would be nice to see some sisters come and support Andrea in the important decision she has made. Please introduce yourself to her and get to know her and her little baby Eva. 

Sunday 9th June

Today we had 9 visitors in Relief Society. We hope they enjoyed their visit and that some of you got to speak to some of them.  There were a large no of sisters in Releif Society and we all got to participate in the lesson. We sang a Primary Song about baptism and then Sister Pat Barwick gave us an interesting lesson about Baptism and the Holy Ghost. 

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Farewell Charlotte

This week Charlotte Wheeler was married to Jake Prebble, in the Sydney Temple.  Rumour has it that they will not be living in our ward boundry. We didn't see Charlotte in Relief Society very often because she was serving in Primary but we will miss her from our ward. We wish them all the very best for their future together. I'm sure we'll see them occasionally. CONGRATULATIONS and BEST WISHES.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Thank you from Lilianne

Just in case you havn't worked out that you can read the comments, here is a message from Lillianne

Is there where I can say thank you to all involved in my quilt. I just love it and have been putting it to good use. Thank you for the signatures on the back, that was a wonderful idea.

Love you all,

Saturday, May 31, 2008

SUNDAY 1st June

Durng the lesson we discussed Stake President Prebble's sugestions for 2008 which are

Read the Book of Mormon

Store 3 months supply of food

Prepare names of 4 generations for Temple work

Have and use an Appreciation Book

Attend the temple

Each Saturday evening reflect and spend a few minutes preparing and thinking about taking the sacrament on the Sabbath

We also talked about how we can become more united in our Ward family as sisters.


Thursday, May 29, 2008


Beginning this Sunday there will be a Ward Newsletter produced each month.
We have decided to incorporate the Relief Society Newsletter which we previously produced weekly,  into the Ward Newsletter.
Any Relief Society news or information will also be available on this blogspot.
If you have news you would like to add to the newsletter please email the editor, Sis JoAnne Thommasson at hobartward@gmail.com

Lesson for Sunday 1st June

This week Sister Debbie will lead a discussion about how we can become more united as a Relief Society and Ward. Come and add your views about how we can become "Knit together in Love" .

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

These sisters are having a Birthday in June. We would like to wish them a happy day with lots of love from all the Relief Society Sisters.

10th Cynthia Heiermann, Rebecca Watson
13th Charlotte Wheeler
14th Pat Barwick
16th Nita Samson
29th Blanche Sayers

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Suggestions, Comments, Remarks

If you would like to say something please click on  "comments" below this post or any of the other posts you would like to comment on.
If you would like to add  a post, photo or something else to the blog you can send an email to Debbie at adelie@bigpond.net.au

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Who is serving in Hobart Ward Relief Society?

President: Blanche Sayers
 Councillor: Peta Stokes
 Councillor: Tania Campbell
Secretary:Larissa Richardson
Compassionate Service Leader:Andrea Groombridge
Visiting Teaching Supervisor:Elaine Sutherland
Visiting Teaching Assistant: Andrea Groombridge
Music Leader: Katrina Smith
Becc Shields
Angela Stewart
Jess Barnes
Additional Meeting Coordinators:
Andrea King & Kelly Forward