Thursday, October 27, 2011

Soup-er Sisters Re-cap!

We had an amazing turn out at the Additional Relief Society Meeting on October 20th. I am so grateful for all the Sisters that brought food. We surprised the Sisters who attended with a lesson about Visiting Teaching from Chapter 7 of Daughters of our Kingdom. We were so grateful that all of you were such good sports and participated.

Angela Moore set up a photo booth for us to document our night. We had such a great time acting silly for the camera!

If you would like you can read Daughters of our Kingdom online.

Many thanks to all those who helped and participated!!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Under the Hood- Recap

Crystal Miller gave us an amazing lesson on how to do routine maintenance on our vehicles. For instance you need to tug on your alternator belt every two months. If it's loose at all then it needs to be tightened or it needs to be replaced. Also you need to clean your battery connections every six months. You can do with coke or with baking soda and water. Make sure you wear gloves when your cleaning your battery terminals. You don't want to get battery acid on your hands. We all learned so much and we are so grateful to Crystal Miller for providing us with such an excellent lesson!!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Lia Sophia

Chelsea Ferrin is having a Lia Sophia Jewelry Party!

When: Friday July 15th, 6:30 pm

Where: 4443 C Willett Circle Fort Carson

For: All who want to come be girly for a night!

Light Refreshments will be served

Please RSVP: 302-993-6679 (Chelsea Ferrin)

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Family Fun in the Sun!

We had such a great time at the Fountain Creek Park tonight. Thank you to everyone who brought food. It was all delicious!!! I would especially would like to thank Melissa Patterson for teaching all about how to keep our children engaged and learning this summer. I appreciate all the hard work she put into her lesson. I believe the kids had a blast as well. My own two kids came home and crashed. A obvious sign that they played hard. =)

Monday, June 13, 2011

The Atonement

Increase your understanding of the Atonement of Jesus Christ by reading…

Isaiah 53: 3-12

John 3:16-17

Romans 5

2 Nephi 9:6-7, 21-26,%2021-26?lang=eng#5

Alma 7:11-13

Alma 34: 8-17

D&C 19: 15-20

Share your feelings and understanding with your family or friends in a Family Home Evening.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

The Sacrament: In Remembrance of Him

Prayerfully read the following scripture passages and record your thoughts in your journal.

Luke 22: 19-20

Why did Jesus institute the sacrament?

D&C 20:77

Moroni 4:3

What three things do we “witness”, or promise that we will do when we take the sacrament?

What does it mean to take upon us the name of Christ?

Mosiah 5:5-7

Mosiah 18:8-9

When we take upon us Christ’s name, what can people expect of us?

Corinthians 11:27-30

Additional Reading…

Lesson 41: The Sacrament: In Remembrance of Him, Aaronic Priesthood Manual 2

How can we prepare ourselves to partake of the sacrament worthily? How would examining our lives frequently make it easier to partake of the sacrament in the right spirit?

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Family Finance

“One For the Money”

Prayerfully ponder what you have read. Seek guidance from our Heavenly Father on areas to improve upon.

Friday, June 10, 2011

That Ye Might Believe That Jesus Is The Christ"

John 1:1-14 (use the Joseph Smith Translation)

What can we learn about Jesus Christ?

John 20:31 (Note the “the Word” John 1:1, 14 refers to the Savior.)

He “was in the beginning” with God the Father (John 1:1–2). Note that the Savior’s mission began in the premortal world, long before he was born in Bethlehem.

He is God (John 1:1). Explain that when we speak of God, we usually refer to Heavenly Father. However, “the personage known as Jehovah in Old Testament times … is the Son, known as Jesus Christ, … who is also a God. Jesus works under the direction of the Father. … Many of the things that the scripture says were done by God were actually done by … Jesus” (Bible Dictionary, “God,” 681).

Through him the gospel was preached in the premortal world (Joseph Smith Translation, John 1:1).

He made all things (John 1:3).

He is the Only Begotten Son of God in the flesh (John 1:14; see also 1 Nephi 11:14–21). This doctrine is discussed in lesson 2.

The Apostle John said that “in [Jesus] was life” (John 1:4). He also testified that Jesus is “the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world” (John 1:9).

Lesson 1: “That ye Might Believe That Jesus Is the Christ”, New Testament Gospel Doctrine Teacher’s Manual


Thursday, June 9, 2011

Missionary Work.


Matthew 24:14

Matthew 28:19

D&C 88:81

Pray for a missionary experience. Place the pass-a-long card and The Gospel of Jesus Christ pamphlet in your purse or wallet so it can be ready when the Spirit prompts.

Ponder your testimony of missionary work and record your experiences in your journal.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

For God So Loved the World

Dallin H. Oaks, “Love and Law,” Ensign, Nov 2009

“There is no greater evidence of the infinite power and perfection of God’s love than is declared by the Apostle John: “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son” (John 3:16). Another Apostle wrote that God “spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all” (Romans 8:32). Think how it must have grieved our Heavenly Father to send His Son to endure incomprehensible suffering for our sins. That is the greatest evidence of His love for each of us!”

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

"Take My Yoke upon You, and Learn of Me"

Read Matthew 11: 28-30.

What does it mean to “labour and [be] heavy laden”?

What are some examples of burdens we bear in this life?

How can the Lord “give [us] rest” from these burdens?

What does it mean to take Christ’s yoke upon us?

Additional Reading…

Lesson 10: “Take My Yoke upon You, and Learn of Me”, New Testament Gospel Doctrine Teacher’s Manual

Monday, June 6, 2011

The Plan of Salvation

Increase your understanding of the plan of salvation. Resources for study include…

2 Nephi 9: 1-28

2 Nephi 11:4-7

Moses 4:1-4

Revelation 12: 7-9

D&C 76: 50-113

D&C 93:33-34

Abraham 3:24-27

1 Corinthians 15:22

Draw or obtain a picture that depicts the plan of salvation, including the premortal existence, birth, mortal life, death, judgment, and life after judgment.

Possible Plan of Salvation Chart…

Using this picture, explain the plan of salvation to your family or friends in a Family Home Evening. Discuss how knowledge of the plan affects your actions.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Read The Living Christ.
Ponder your personal testimony of our Savior.
During the next 40 days, how would you like your testimony to grow?

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Primary Temple Trip

I heard the Temple trip was a success! Photos of families are going to be printed out and given to you! Thank you for attending and making it a success!!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Fiesta Friendship Dinner

I heard our Friendship Fiesta dinner was a smashing sucess! I'm so glad so many of our Sisters were able to attend. Angie Moore, Whitney Thomas and Chelsea Heap took these wonderful photos of our super fun friendship dinner!!

Thanks to everyone for setting up, taking down, preparing food, making decorations and taking photos. It really does take a village to plan an activity for our Relief Society!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Your Invited!

What: Please join us as we celebrate the Relief Society's 169th Birthday!

Who: Amanda Mata will be our speaker.

When and Where: March 31st, 6:30 PM at the Broadmoor Building
Refreshments: We will have a Fiesta Friendship dinner and cake of course!

Nursery will provided for those who need it.

Can't wait to see you there!  

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Visiting Teaching Message for March

Under the Priesthood and after the Pattern of the Priesthood

"Under the Priesthood and after the Pattern of the Priesthood", Liahona, March 2011, 7

Study this material and, as appropriate, discuss it with the sisters you visit. Use the questions to help you strengthen your sisters and to make Relief Society an active part of your own life.
My dear sisters, how blessed we are! Not only are we members of the Church, but we are also members of Relief Society—“the Lord’s organization for women.” 1 Relief Society is evidence of God’s love for His daughters.
Doesn’t your heart thrill as you recall the exciting beginnings of this society? On March 17, 1842, the Prophet Joseph Smith organized the sisters “under the priesthood after the pattern of the priesthood.” 2
To be organized “under the priesthood” gave sisters authority and direction. Eliza R. Snow, second Relief Society general president, taught that Relief Society “cannot exist without the Priesthood, from the fact that it derives all its authority and influence from that source.” 3 Elder Dallin H. Oaks of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles explained, “The authority to be exercised by the officers and teachers of the Relief Society … was the authority that would flow to them through their organizational connection with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and through their individual setting apart under the hands of the priesthood leaders by whom they were called.” 4
To be organized “after the pattern of the priesthood” gave sisters sacred responsibilities. Julie B. Beck, Relief Society general president, explained: “We operate in the manner of the priesthood—which means that we seek, receive, and act on revelation; make decisions in councils; and concern ourselves with caring for individuals one by one. Ours is the priesthood purpose to prepare ourselves for the blessings of eternal life by making and keeping covenants. Therefore, like our brethren who hold the priesthood, ours is a work of salvation, service, and becoming a holy people.” 5
Barbara Thompson, second counselor in the Relief Society general presidency.

From Our History

During the construction of the Nauvoo Temple, a group of sisters desired to organize to support the building effort. Eliza R. Snow drafted bylaws for this new group. When she showed them to the Prophet Joseph, he responded: “Tell the sisters their offering is accepted of the Lord, and he has something better for them. … I will organize the women under the priesthood after the pattern of the priesthood.” 6 A short time later, the Prophet told the newly organized Relief Society: “I now turn the key to you in the name of God, and this Society shall rejoice, and knowledge and intelligence shall flow down from this time.” 7 The sisters were expected to rise to a new level of holiness and to prepare for the priesthood ordinances soon to be administered in the temple.

What Can I Do?

  1. 1. How can I help the sisters I visit enjoy the blessings of Relief Society’s sacred work?
  2. 2. What will I do this month to increase my ability to receive personal revelation?
For more information, go to .
Or you can go directly to the message on the Church's website by clicking this link.
Also you can get this great free printable to go along with your Visiting Teaching here

Monday, February 28, 2011


We had such an amazing turn out at our Relief Society Meeting on Feb. 24th. Thank you Sisters for coming! We learned how to make freezer meals, how to adapt any recipe into a crock pot meal, and menu planning. The crock pot samplings as refreshments were a huge hit. We would like to thank all the sisters who made crock pot meals. Especially Chelsea Heaps who brought two chicken crock pot dinners!

Once again I was pretty lame on the picture taking front. Sorry. I promise to do better next month when we celebrate the Relief Society's 169th birthday! More information on that exciting activity coming soon!!

                   Rachel & Nicole chatting in the kitchen.

*Posted by Tobi Wilkinson

Friday, February 25, 2011

Crockpot Ideas From 24 Feb Meeting!!

Many of your favorite recipes can be successfully adapted to the Crock-Pot® or slow cooker if you follow a few simple rules. Here you'll find a basic time/temperature guide for converting recipes, some do's and don'ts for specific ingredients and a few tips for making your slow cooker dishes more flavorful. Use the index on the right to jump to the recipe index.

Never put raw hamburger meat in your crockpot. Always brown at least a little before cooking with other ingredients. Fish cooks fast so always add during last hour of cooking.
Dense vegetables like potatoes, carrots, and other root vegetables should be cut no larger than 1" thick, and placed in the bottom of the pot, since they take longer to cook.
Usually liquids may be decreased in slow cooking - about half the recommended amount. Unless the dish contains rice or pasta, one cup of liquid is usually enough.
Pasta and Rice
If a recipe calls for cooked pasta to be added, cook it until just slightly tender before adding to the pot. Add 1/4 extra liquid per 1/4 cup uncooked rice, and use long grain converted rice for the best results. For long-cooking recipes, add cooked rice shortly before serving.
I find it best to soak beans overnight before cooking them in the crockery cooker. The Rival brochure recommends pre-soaking then boiling for at least 10 minutes in unsalted water, draining, then add to the recipe. Before adding sugar or acidic ingredients, the beans should be softened first, either in the slow cooker or on the stove top. If your recipe includes tomatoes, salt, or other acidic ingredients, the beans should be tender before beginning. Someone wrote recently that instead of pre-soaking, she cooks her beans (in the crockery cooker) on low for about 8 hours through the night in water with a little baking soda. In the morning, she drains the beans, adds the ingredients with fresh liquid, then cooks per recipe directions. Cooking times might be shorter using this method.
Herbs and Spices
Ground herbs and spices tend to dissipate over long cooking times, so it's best to add them near the end of cooking. Whole herbs release flavors over time, so are a good choice for crockery cooking. You should taste and adjust seasonings, if necessary, before serving.
Milk, sour cream, and cream break down over long periods of cooking, and should be added during the last hour. Condensed cream soups are good substitutions for milk and can be cooked for extended times. "Healthy," or reduced fat cream soups can be used in any recipe as a substitute.
Cheeses don't generally hold up over extended periods of cooking, so should be added near the end of cooking, or use processed cheeses and spreads.
Add water only to cover ingredients in soup, and add more after cooking if necessary for a thinner soup.
For milk based soups, add 1 or 2 cups of water and during the last hour, stir in milk, evaporated milk, or cream as called for.

Over long cooking, some dishes may lack flavor, but some extra preparation steps can be worthwhile. Though it isn't necessary to brown most meats first, flavor is often enhanced by browning, and fat is decreased. Dredging meat or chicken in flour, browning, then deglazing the pan with wine, a little vinegar, or broth and adding that to the pot can make quite a big difference in flavor. For the best color and texture, ground beef is best browned before using, except in meatloaf or other similar dishes. To simplify preparation, brown ground beef, drain, and freeze in batches for your crockpot meals.
To make a flavorful sauce or gravy from your cooking liquid, first make a roux of flour and water (roughly 1 tablespoon of each for each cup of liquid) in a medium saucepan. Skim the fat from the cooking liquid in the slow cooker then add the liquid to the roux. Simmer, stirring, until the sauce is thickened and reduced. Serve with or over meat and/or vegetables. You can also add cornstarch dissolved in water (1 or 2 tablespoons cornstarch to 2 or 3 tablespoons cold water, depending on how much liquid you have) directly to the slow cooker near the end of cooking to thicken the liquids.

Time Guide

Conventional Recipe:Low (200°):High (300°):
15 - 30 min4 - 6 hrs1 1/2 - 2 hrs
35 - 45 min6 - 10 hrs3 - 4 hrs
50 min - 3 hrs8 - 18 hrs4 - 6 hrs

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Additional Relief Society Meeting

... “Filling our hearts with food and gladness." Acts 14:17

Thursday, February 24th at 6:30pm
Be EARLY and enter drawing for a door prize.

3 Mini Classes
Crock-pot Cooking by Chelsea Heap
Freezer Meals by Kerri Cannon
Menu Planning by Vanessa Scadden

Crock-Pot samplings for refreshments.

Have any great Crock-Pot Recipes you would like to share?
Please e-mail recipes to
Amanda Mata-
 Tobi Wilkinson-
Please submit recipes by February 20th.

 We will be giving out a ward Crock-Pot Recipe book
to all the Sisters!

Nursery will be provided.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Mental, Physical and Spiritual Well Being

I really meant to take pictures of our activity and I didn't even take one. I forgot. Sorry.

Some of the highlights were hearing about how physical exercise doesn't have to be regimented or boring. It can be as simple as cleaning your house with good music on. Or dancing like loons with your family in your living room.

Mentally we as Sisters need to take time for ourselves. Maybe just a few minutes where we do an activity that we love. Some of the Sisters mentioned that watching a movie at the end of the day was a great stress reliever.

 Spiritually we need to make our homes a haven. We need to let our homes be a place where we feel safe. A place we can practice our religion openly and frequently.

We had wonderful healthy snacks of apple slices, carrots, celery, cheese slices and a variety of dips.

Here's a recipe to one of the dips we enjoyed last night.

Apple Brickle Dip

1 8oz pkg cream cheese softened
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 pkg almond brickle chips or English toffee bits

(I used HEATH milk chocolate toffee bits)

Blend all ingredients in mixer until smooth..

We really enjoyed seeing the Sisters last night at our activity. We hope to see more next month at our activity on February 24th, 2011. We will be learning about Menu planning and Crockpot recipes.

*Posted by Tobi Wilkinson*

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Additional Relief Society Meeting

Change of plans. The additional Relief Society Meeting will now be held on the 4th Thursday of every month. Our meeting this month will be held January 27th, 6:30 PM at the Church building. Please join as we learn more about spiritual, physical and mental well being.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011


The Relief Society is happy to annouce the launching of our new blog. We will be posting recipes and pictures and all of the fun activities we do throughout the year on our new blog. Please follow us by clicking the Follow link on the left hand side of the screen.

Our additional Relief Society Meeting will be held January 13th at our building at 6:30 pm. We will doing three different classes. One on physical, mental and spiritual well being.  We will serve light refreshments afterwards. Child Supervision will be provided for those who need it.

We hope you'll come out and join us!