Monday, October 28, 2013



This training meeting is for all WARD Presidencies and their music personnel!  We will meet at 6 pm with all stake leaders and break into auxiliaries. 

Theme:  As Children of God, We Answer the Savior's Call, "Come Follow Me."

We will receive a brief leadership message from President Rolayne Hansen, be introduced to next years theme and song, receive a special gift from the Stake Primary Presidency.  Then each ward will be given 5 minutes to share some of their most valuable successes.

It will be a wonderful meeting you will not want to miss.  THEN, stay and enjoy refreshments and socializing with members of our Stake.

We hope to see you all there!

November Presidency Message

We have had SO MANY great events to listen to the Lord's voice to each of us personally lately. 

FIRST, we had a WONDERFUL Women's Conference.  The messages reminded us to make and keep our covenants with the Lord to truly bless our lives for now and for etermity.

THEN, we had a FANTASTIC General Conference.  Messages were very diverse, ranging from having faith and believing, looking for the great blessings the Lord pours out upon us, missionary work, being personally converted, to much much more.  To read (or listen to) all messages before your Ensign comes out go to the site.  (Just click there to go directly to the conference talks!)

FINALLY, we had the priviladge of hearing from your local authorities at Stake Conference.  We are truly blessed to be guided by our Savior Jesus Christ daily and have divine guidance from inspired leaders at a local and world level.  President Robert D. Hales of the quorum of the Twelve Apostles said, "In conferences we can receive the word of the Lord meant just for us" (October, 2013).  We could recount what was said, but he went on to say, "What is said is not as important as what we hear and what we feel." 

We would therefore encourage everyone to re-read conference, listen to it on the internet, or watch it on BYU-TV and find the messages our modern leaders have for YOU personally.  In the Doctrine and Covenants 1:38 it says, "What I the Lord have spoken, I have spoken, and I excuse not myself...whether by mine own voice or by the voice of my servants, it is the same." 

We testify that the Lord does speak to us today.  He speaks to each of us individually and as a church collectively though our modern leaders.  We add our testimony and admonition to President Hales when he said, " I promise you in His name that if you pray with a sincere desire to hear your Heavenly Father’s voice in the messages of this conference, you will discover that He has spoken to you to help you, to strengthen you, and to lead you home into His presence."

Click here to here his entire message.

Thank you for your service to our Father's children.  May He bless your families and efforts.

November Calendar

29 Oct - Service Project at 5 pm Louis Sandberg's home (Cubs and Scouts)
2 Nov - 2 pm  McGill Ward Baptism
7 Nov - 6 pm  Round Table (Youth Protection Training)
             7 pm  Dist Scout Committee
             8 pm  PPI with President Willes
10 Nov - 9 am  Garrison Primary Program
              11 am 1st Ward Primary Program
              5:30 pm  McGill Presidency Training at Stake Center
              6 pm Auxiliary Training
12 Nov -  7 pm  Stake Council
16 Nov - Scouting-4-Food
17 Nov - Errand of the Lord - Stake Primary Presidency
28 Nov - Happy Thanksgiving
30 Nov - 3rd Ward Baptism

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Thank you to the Primary Children's Choir at Stake Conference

Thank you to all Primary Children who sang SO beautifully at the Stake Conference meeting.  You were SO REVERENT and added to the Spirit of the meeting.  It brought tears to MANY eyes.  Thanks also to our Stake Music Coordinator and 3rd Ward Primary Chorister and Pianist who took it upon themselves to help, practice, organize, and lead during the meeting.  It was SO WONDERFUL.  Truly a choir of little angels.

Daddy Daughter Dynamite Success

Thanks to everyone who helped make our Daddy Daughter night such a success!  Thanks to each of the wards for creating FUN activities each young girl and dad could pass off a goal in "Faith in God."  Thanks to our entertainments and speakers.  You really brought the Spirit and helped our young girls understand how much Heavenly Father loves them and trul is their Father.  Thanks to the Stake Presidency who helped and supported.  Thanks to all the Dads, Grandpas, Brothers, and Friends who took time out of their busy lives to come support their young girls.  Finally, a SPECIAL thanks to Vera Jones without whose help the evening would not have been such a success. 

To see just HOW much the men supported, go to the YouTube link and view their "performance" of  My Girl!