Monday, October 21, 2013

November Terrific Tuesday

On Tuesday, November 19th, we will be holding our Terrific Tuesday activity.  The items below are the crafts that are available to make.  Please notice the deadline for payment of money for each item, as they are not all the same.

Stacking Blocks - $11.00.  Please get money to Kate Balser by October 27th.

Newspaper Flowers - Free.  Sign up for this class so supplies can be brought.

J & Y Blocks - $9.50.  Please have money to Kate Balser by October 27th.  Ornament not included in the price.

President Monson Picture - $5.50.  Please have money to Nancy Tregaskis by November 10th.  Project takes about 1 hour to complete.

Thankful Banner - $7.50.  Please have money to Nancy Tregaskis by November 10th.  Project takes about 2 hours to complete.

Winter Mittens Banner - Free

Nativity Blocks - $6.00.  Color choice needs to be ordered.  Please have money to Andrea Cannon by November 4th.  

Popsicle Picture Puzzle - $2.50.  Please get the money to Nancy Tregaskis by November 10th.  Takes about 30 minutes to complete.

Temple Picture - $52.89.  Please get money to Faith Eschelman by October 27th.  Project goes from 6:00-8:00.  Please be on time.

Family Portraits - $52.89.  Please get money to Faith Eschelman by October 27th.  Project goes from 6:00-8:00.  Please be on time.

Chalkboard Welcome Sign - $5.00.  Please get money to Nancy Tregaskis by November 10th.  Project takes about 2 hours to complete.

Memo/Picture Board - $20.00.  Please have money to Chrystal Helt by October 27th.  

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Hi...I'm a Mormon

Have you ever seen one of those ads on television or the Mormon Channel called "I'm a Mormon?"  Well,  here's your chance to make one of your own.  It's a rather simple thing to do, and it doesn't take much effort to share your testimony with the world.  Go to and follow these instructions:

Create a Profile on


The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is a community of millions. And you are an important part of that community. Let your voice be heard by creating a profile here on that shares your feelings about the gospel in your life.

What is a Profile?

A profile is your opportunity to share your beliefs and experiences in the gospel with those who are not of our faith. With the help of our profile creation wizard, we will walk you through the steps of creating your own page, uploading your photo, writing about yourself, and answering questions about the gospel that will help others better understand our beliefs.

Why Should I Create a Profile? is a missionary site intended to provide information about our faith. By creating a profile, you can share your feelings about your faith, shed light on who we are as a people and demystify our most commonly misunderstood beliefs. is not a social media site.

How Do I Get Started?

If you have not already done so, you will need to create an LDS account by registering here with your Membership Record Number (accessed on your temple recommend or through your ward clerk).

You will need to have an account or you will need to create one before you can create your own profile.  You can even create two or more profiles if you speak more than one language!  Another way that technology is moving the work of the gospel forward!

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Church Apps

Do you own an iPad or other tablet device?  If so, you know that there is no shortage of apps for your perusal, but have you tapped into the power of LDS apps?  If not, here are a few suggestions of ways that you can use your tablet to enhance your Sunday (or any other day) experience.

Gospel Library 2.5 - This is a free version of the standard works, and it is GOOD!  It allows you to highlight, annotate, cross-reference, link, and do other nifty things to your electronic scriptures.  It also comes with a download for the regular hymn book as well as the children's song book.  Great reference materials are also included, like study helps and maps.  All this for FREE!
*If you have an iPad, the newest version, 3.0, is fantastic!  The interface is completely different, with beautiful icons to help you find your way.

LDS Tools - This is a great app that gives you access to a "ward directory" of sorts.  You can look up email addresses, phone numbers, and callings for members of the ward.  You will need to sign up for a free membership in order to access the information in this app.

Mormon Channel - One of my favorite apps, this tool gives you access to church music, recordings of conferences, inspirational "firesides," and a host of other great podcast-type content.  So much to become acquainted with that you won't get your fill in one sitting.

Free, online subscriptions to the Ensign, New Era, Liahona, and Friend - There are a couple of versions of the magazines that you can subscribe to, but I think the best ones are the "bluepaper" versions.  You subscribe to them through your Newstand, if you have an iPad.  You can get editions that go back to 2001.  Full color, and very nice to have in an electronic version.

LDS Music - If you don't have musical abilities but want to have some musical accompaniment for your Family Home Evening, this is the app for you.  Full instrumental accompaniments for hymns from the regular hymnal as well as music from the children's songbook.  Vocals can be included.  No need to sing
a capella anymore!

Relief Society Manuals - You can get the e-version of just about any manual the church publishes and download it to your tablet.  Go to and search under the auxiliary that you would like to find publications for.  All the the Teachings of Presidents of the Church manuals are available along with Daughters of My Kingdom.  Download them to iBooks for an easy reference library that you don't need the internet to access.

Games - There are many appropriate games and activities for your children too in the LDS apps library.  Temple matching, conference bingo, scripture name it, you can probably find it.  While there are many available free of charge, you often only receive the "lite" version unless you are willing to spend a bit to get the full version.  Some are definitely worth it, although I think it is a good idea to read a review or two about the app before you invest in the full version.  These are the modern-day version of the "quiet book" that I grew up with and can often bring a sense of appropriate reverence to your sacrament meeting time.

Have you found an app or two that I haven't mentioned?  Make a comment on this post so that others can see how the internet can bless our lives.