Monday, October 15, 2012

Oct Activity- Some Royal Fun!

Well this is my first calling in the church outside of Primary/ Nursery. And can I just say: This is so fun and exciting!
I thought October sounded like a great month for crafts. And it turns out, a lot of you sisters felt the same way :). We had 56 crafts signed up for!!! Unfortunately we didn't have near that many sisters show up to do their crafts. Next time for sure though!, Right sisters?

Before the activity night there was lots of sanding and staining to be done for the Wooden Family Growth charts. Big thanks to my heaven-sent helpers; Sisters Mandy Ashton and Rebecca Bell.

We started the craft night activity off with two WONDERFUL lessons from Sisters Patricia Leonard and Michelle Vann...

Then the crafting began...





When crafts were finished and drying we ATE! Yay for yummy desserts! Sister Shaunie Frost made some DELICIOUS pumpkin pies for us and I brought an Apple Crisp. For those wanting Shaunie's recipe: Ask her!, I'm sure she'll share :). For those who asked for the Apple Crisp Recipe: Never! Just Kidding!!!, It's at the end of this post.

Thank you to all who came and supported this fun Relief Society activity! To those who couldn't come, I am sending HUGS your way, because I know you are so sad to have missed it.  I hope you are all SOOOO EXCITED for next month's activity because I can promise you this: It will be a WONDERFUL night! Put it on your calendar's now: The second Thursday in November! :)

Juli Purcell's Apple Crisp
4 Granny Smith Apples (Peeled, cored and sliced)
1/2 cup Butter (One cube. Butter, NOT margarine!)
3/4 cup Brown Sugar
3/4 cup Oats
1/2 cup All-Purpose Flour

Preheat Oven to 350F. Cover bottom of a greased/non-stick sprayed casserole dish with the apple slices. In mixer, combine Sugar and Butter and whip until well mixed, then slowly add oats and flour. Sprinkle/ Spoon oat mixture on top of your sliced apples.
Bake for 35-40 minutes. EAT! It tastes GREAT with vanilla ice cream on top.
(Also, if you're a big fan of the Crisp part, like I am, Double all the ingredients except the apples)

Sunday, September 16, 2012

General RS Broadcast

Missionary Night

Thanks to all who supported our missionary night!

For those who didn't get to come, here's a quick recap....

First, we each got a black name tag to wear so we really felt like a missionary.

Then, we had a great message from our Elders about the importance of sharing the gospel.

They also shared their testimonies of the Book of Mormon and how it can be a powerful tool for missionary work.

We all got our own copy of the Book of Mormon to write our testimonies in. 

They challenged us to carry it with us, or ponder on some names of who we could share it with.

Next Sister Ogden shared with us some practical ways we can share the gospel.

She used the article, "Sharing the Gospel, by Sharing YOU!

She's an awesome example of how to be an outgoing person and how to share what you love! 

The rest of the night we talked about practical ways we can be converted ourselves, so we are stronger.
We also took a minute to write notes to the Elders that are out serving from our ward.

We wanted them to know that "Thumb-body loves them"

Along with our note, we each made a thumb print. 

 We had a great time visiting, as always...

...and enjoying healthy refreshments. 

and some not so healthy, but AMAZING cake! 

 Thanks again for a fun weekday meeting!