Thursday, September 30, 2010

180th Semi-Annual General Conference

Don't miss the 180th Semi-Annual General Conference Oct 2nd and 3rd.
Click here to get more info.

Reminder that this weekend is General Conference and there will be no regular Ward meetings. Conference will be broadcast on the BYU channel, at the Ward building or also on the Church's website:

Saturday's morning session is from 9 am to 11 pm
" afternoon session is from 1 - 3 pm
Sunday's morning session is from 9 am to 11 pm
" afternoon session is from 1 - 3 pm

Invite your neighbors or friends to view or listen to General Conference. It is a good way for non-Mormons to anonymously learn about LDS beliefs without the commitment of attending a Mormon church service on Sunday or meeting with the missionaries.

Enjoy this weekend with your families as you receive teaching and spiritual encouragement from our leaders.

Linn Evans

Forgiveness: My Burden Was Made Light

Monday, September 27, 2010


This is a photo of the apron we are making at our FABULOUS FRIDAY RS CRAFT NIGHT.
There is no cost for the class, but you will need to purchase your fabric and any trim you wish to add to your apron/s. I suggest Joannes in Thousand Oaks off Moorpark exit. You might have a coupon which would help take a little off your price. They have some very cute fabric. This pattern is not difficult, but is a bit time consuming. Because of the ruffles there is time in finishing the edges of the ruffles and gathering. BUT it is not difficult.

Please be sure to bring your sewing machine, sharp scissors, thread (you may need a couple of different colors if applying trim), seam ripper, measuring tape and pins. I will have a couple of ironing boards set up for you.

Here is the outline of the fabric you will need-this is for the size displayed Sunday:
Body of apron: 3/4 yard
Ties & bottom ruffle: 1 yard
1st ruffle: 1/2 yard
2nd ruffle: 1/2 yard

Trim for ruffle: 1 1/2 yards
Trim for pocket: 8 inches

I used 4 coordinating fabrics. You may use 2 or 3 if you wish-it's your apron!

Saturday, September 25, 2010

General Relief Society Broadcast

Tonight was a great evening. Many women from the stake joined with each other in service projects ranging from decorating chocolate bars to tying quilts for our men and women in the armed forces. The stake put together a delicious 'sack lunch' dinner for the sisters. Inside our little brown bags we found croissant, chicken salad, coleslaw, chips and a chocolate cookie.The General Relief Society Broadcast first speaker was Relief Society President, Julie B. Beck, followed by Sister Silvia H. Allred, 1st Counselor and then 2nd Counselor Barbara Thompson. The concluding speaker was Prophet Thomas S. Monson.

Please click here for excerpts from tonight's broadcast.Bishop & Nancy helped tie quilts
Our ward made about 125 stockings!
Sisters filling the stockings with goodies
We decorated chocolate bars to be given to the wives of our Service Men
It was wonderful to see our Stake President helping out with the quilts
President Larsen
President Figueroa
Debi & LizBarbara, Pam & Marj
The quilts each had squares with were signed by ward members expressing thanks
Gaye & Yvonne
June, Trudy & Ann
Nancy-our Stake Humanitarian SpecialistThe Barlow Sisters
Heidi, Debbie, Karen, Sara & Trish

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Lesson #17 The Church of Jesus Christ Today

The Church of Jesus Christ was taken from the earth shortly after the Savior's death and resurrection. After he ascended into heaven men changed the ordinances and doctrines that He and His Apostles had established. Because of the apostasy, there was no direct revelation from God. The true Church was no longer on the earth. Men organized different churches that claimed to be true but taught conflicting doctrines. There was much confusion and contention over religion. The Lord had foreseen these conditions of apostasy saying there would be a "famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but a hearing the words of the Lord...They the word of the Lord, and shall not find it". (Amos 8:11-12)

For many years people lived in spiritual darkness. The Restoration of the fulness of the gospel is a "marvellous work". Why is that? In the spring of 1820 a young boy, Joseph Smith wanted to know which of all the churches was the true Church of Jesus Christ. He went into the woods near his home and prayed humbly and intently to his Heavenly Father asking which church he should join. On that morning a miraculous thing happened. Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ appeared to Joseph Smith. The Savior told him not to join any church because the true Church was not on the earth.

Authority from God was restored to the earth once more. God again gave the priesthood to men. John the Baptist came in 1829 to confer the Aaronic Priesthood on Joseph Smith and Oliver Cowdery. Then Peter, James, and John, the presidency of the Church in ancient times came and gave Joseph and Oliver the Melchizedek Priesthood and the keys of the kingdom of God. On April 6, 1830, the Savior again directed the organizing of His Church on the earth. His Church is called The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Christ is the head of His Church today just as he was in ancient times. The Church was organized with the same offices as were in the ancient Church. That organization included apostles, prophets, seventies, evangelists (patriarchs), pastors (presiding officers), high priests, elders,bishops, priests, teachers, and deacons.

The Church today teaches the same principles and performs the same ordinances as were performed in the days of Jesus. The first principles and ordinances of the gospel are faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, repentance, baptism by immersion, and the laying on of hands for the gift of the Holy Ghost. These precious truths were returned in their fulness when the Church was restored. The mission of the Church is as Christ said, "This Gospel of the Kingdom shall be preached in all the world, for a witness unto all nations" (Joseph Smith-Matthew 1:31) The Church will never again be taken from the earth. Its mission is to take the truth to every person. Thousands of years ago, the Lord said He would 'set up a kingdom, which shall never be destroyed: and the kingdom shall not be left to other people,...and it shall stand for ever" (Daniel 2:44)

For more on this lesson #17 "The Church of Jesus Christ Today" click here

Tuesday, September 14, 2010


Sign-ups have started!

Camarillo Second Ward Relief Society FABULOUS FRIDAY CRA

You won't want to miss this. We have something for EvErYoNe!

Dinner will start PROMPTLY at 6:00.
Our menu has a little Asian twist; Sushi & Chinese Chicken Salad.
It will be delicious.

We have a SPECIAL guest speaker coming, Holly Arbon Beifuss. She will give a demo on easy holiday table setting and centerpieces using things that you already have in your home and yard. No need to run out and purchase new dishes, candles and centerpieces this year. Your table will look like the cover of Pottery Barn or Better Homes & Gardens.

We are offering many classes for the sisters to take.
Once more we are working off our theme;
'Small & Simple' Things

All classes are under $10.00 and most are under $3.00.
We have a few classes with NO class fee and we will have a quilt set up for sisters who would like to come and socialize and offer service.

Look over the craft classes and see what you can make to help your Christmas gift buying to be Simpler.
Make a few of these gifts ahead of time and store them in your closet until you pull them out to give to your child's school teacher, your neighbor, your mother, sister or friend.
~Great gift for YOU!~
COST: $7/each Limit 3 per person, please
~Inexpensive decoration for Halloween~
COST: $2/each
Bring: Scissors
~Add BLING to your Christmas Gift Wrapping~
COST: $2.00/each
Bring: Scissors
~Great gift for Grandparents~
COST: $2/each Limit 3 per person, please
Bring: Your black & white photo developed to 8x12 (Costco does this size), scissors
~Great gift for that hard to buy family member or friend~
COST: $2/each
Bring: Pillow form, fabric for pillow case (approx. 1/2 yard for front & 1/2 yard for back), any trim desired to finish pillow, sewing machine, scissors & all tools
necessary for sewing-OR you can stencil only and sew your pillow at home.
NOTE: Stencils available will be monogram initials, design shown above and a few simple designs.
~Great gift for sisters & friends~
COST: $8.00
Bring: Scissors
COST: $5
~Great gift for Grandparents~
Bring: Your silhouette pattern of your child/ren
~Great gift for mom, sister & friend~
COST: $4.00/each Limit 3 dishes per person, please
Bring: Your glass baking dish.
~Great gift for nieces, granddaughters & young girls~
COST: $2.00/each
Bring: Scissors
~Great gift for any woman in your life~
COST: $2.00/each
Bring: Scissors, 1 yard lengths of your fabric fabrics. You will want a selection of different colors and textures. Polyester blends work best.
~Great gift for teachers~
COST: $2.00/each Limit 3 per person, please
Bring: Your own plate; dinner, salad or saucer size. Look for bargains at Home Goods, Tuesday Morning or Ross.

~Great gift for school teachers, piano teachers & friends~
Cost: $0
Bring: Scissors, sewing machine & all tools necessary for sewing. Fabric needs to be 3 different patterns-3/4 yard of each.

Photo coming soon!

RS Lesson #16; The Church of Jesus Christ in Former Times by Donna M.

Features that identify the Church of Jesus Christ are Revelation, Authority from God, The Church Organization, First Principles and Ordinances and Ordinances Performed for the Dead.

As stated in Article of Faith 1:6, "We believe in the same organization that existed in the Primitive Church, namely, apostles, prophets, pastors, teachers, evangelists, and so forth".

Jesus established His Church when He was on the earth. It was called the Church of Jesus Christ and the members were called Saints (see Ephesians 2:19-20 and 3 Nephi 27:8"

After Jesus was resurrected, he visited the people in the Americas and organized His Church among them, teaching the people for three days and then returning often for some time thereafter (see 3 Nephi 11-28).

Throughout history, evil people have tried to destroy the work of God. This happened while the Apostles were still alive and supervising the young, growing Church. God had foreseen the Apostasy and prepared the gospel to be restored. The Apostle Peter spoke of this to the Jews: "He shall send Jesus Christ, which before was preached unto you: whom the heaven must receive until the times of restitution of all things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets since the world began" (Acts 3:20-21).

We are so fortunate to live in a time when the fullness of the Gospel is available on the earth. We are blessed with modern day revelation from God's Prophet on the earth today, President Thomas S. Monson. Do we realize the significance of this in our lives today? In just 3 weeks we will have the opportunity to hear a Prophet's voice for ourselves when we watch General Conference.

For more on Lesson #16, "The Church of Jesus Christ in Former Times" click on this link.

General Relief Society Meeting Saturday, September 25, 2010

Be sure to mark your calenders for Saturday, September 25th! It's time again for the General Relief Society Meeting broadcast from Salt Lake at 7:00 PM. Please come and join with other sisters in the Stake before the broadcast for a wonderful evening of service and dinner.

"We invite you to join together as we INCREASE OUR FAITH and STRENGTHEN OUR FAMILY-we will hear counsel from our General Relief Society Presidency and a member of teh First Presidency. PROVIDE RELIEF-we will be providing service to the men and women in the Armed Forces as we join the Soldier's Angels (" Stake Relief Society Presidency

Sisters will be tying quilts, wrapping candybars and stuffing stockings all to be shipped to our men & women in the Armed Forces. After we will have a wonderful dinner which will be followed by the broadcast.