Sunday, October 28, 2012

November Presidency Message

Someone wise once said, "The most important word to anyone is their own name."  

In the Handbook it says that among the duties of Primary Leaders is to "learn the children's names and become familiar with their talents, interests, and challenges."  By doing this, it goes on to say, "They (can then) look for ways to strengthen children individually and help them participate in Primary."

The children of our day are choice spirits of our Heavenly Father who have been chosen to come at these trying times to prepare for our Savior's second coming.  Because of this, they will (and do) face extraordinary challenges you and I may not have faced and can not fully understand.  Primary may be one of the few safe harbors they have.  As we support their families (their first safe harbor) may we remember the great influence we can have for good in their lives.

However, another wise person once said, "They won't care how much you know until they know how much you care."  Getting to know them individually is a GREAT act of love.  As their teachers, Primary Presidency, Music Leaders, and more know their names and call them by name, they will feel loved .  Teaching no Greater Call teaches "As we show love for those we teach, they become more receptive to the Spirit" (p. 31).  That love generated will invite the Spirit more fully into your Primaries.

Thank you for all you do, the time and effort you put into your calling, and the love you show God's children.  We pray that the Lord will bless you and your homes for the sacrifices you give willingly.

November Calendar

1 Nov - Cub Round Table 6 pm
              District Scout Committee 7 pm
3 Nov - McGill Ward Baptism 2 pm
11 Nov - Garrison Branch Presentation 9 am
                Lund Presidency Training 5:25 pm
                Stake Auxiliary Training 6 pm
13 Nov - Stake Council Meeting 7 pm
18 Nov - Lund Primary Program 9 am
27 Nov - Stake Primary Presidency Meeting 6:15 pm
1 Dec - Stake Baptism 2 pm

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

2013 Outline for Sharing Time

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October Presidency Message

As we have traveled through the wards and visited with each presidency, it has been our pleasure to see the love that the leaders show to the children of our stake.  It is apparent that you love them and they love you.  In turn, you are guiding these gentle souls back to Christ, which is our main goal in this life.  The handbook tells us in section 3.1 that "All Church leaders are called to help other people become true followers of...Jesus Christ."  We are seeing this happen in our stake.

We want to thank you for the service you give and pray the Lord will bless you for this service.  We would quote Paul's words to the Roman people (with a few changes), "To all that be in (Primary in the Ely, NV Stake), beloved of God, called to be saints:  Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.  First, (we) thank (our) God through Jesus Christ for you all, that your faith is spoken of through out the (Stake).  For God is (our) witness, whom (we) serve with (our) spirit in the gospel of his Son, that without ceasing (we) make mention of you always in (our) prayers."  (Romans 1:7-9).

We do pray for you, in thankfulness for your service, for your callings, for you families, and for your homes.   THANKS!

Important Leadership Meetings Coming

We KNOW you are all busy...SO don't forget this upcoming VERY IMPORTANT DATE:

 Stake Auxiliary Training 11 Nov. 

All presidencies and music leaders are invited!




Thanks to everyone who helped with the activity day.  It was a great success.  The children learned that they are truly, "Daughters of a King."  Heard how to prepare for young womens.  And passed off goals in the Faith in God in all four areas.  Here are a few fun pictures from the event.
 Luncheon and beautiful decorations
 Girls learned about talents and created picture frames to put a picture of them and their mom in.
 "Daughters of a King"
 They created picture journals for church
 They tied 3 quilts for special needs children at David E. Normal Elementary
 They played hop-scotch and received Article of Faith cards to help them memorize the Articles of Faith.

Monday, October 1, 2012

October Calendar

4 Oct - 6pm Cub Roundtable
            7 pm District Scouts
6-7 Oct - General Conference
13 Oct - 10am -12 Stake Activity Day
14 Oct - 9 am 1st Ward Primary Sacrament Meeting
20 Oct - 7 pm  Stake Conference (Adult Meeting)
21 Oct - 10 am Stake Conference
23 Oct - 6 pm Stake Primary Presidency Meeting
28 Oct - 11 am 2nd Ward Primary Sacrament Meeting
3 Nov - 2 pm Stake Baptism
11 Nov - 6 pm Stake Auxiliary Training
18 Nov - 9 am Lund Ward Primary Sacrament Meeting