Monday, December 7, 2009

December Newsletter

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
Golden Meadows 2nd Ward Relief Society
“Charity Never Faileth”
Presidency Message
Once again the Christmas season is upon us and our thoughts turn to the birth of our Savior. President Hinckley said, “He (Jesus) was the lowly babe who came to earth in the meridian of time and brought to us the gift of Christmas. He was the Resurrection and the Life, who brought to us the wonder of Easter. There would be no Christmas if there had not been Easter. The babe Jesus of Bethlehem would be but another baby without the redeeming Christ of Gethsemane and Calvary, and the triumphant fact of the Resurrection.”
Truly, it is the atonement and resurrection of our Savior that brings meaning and awe to the events surrounding His birth. We testify that Heavenly Father gave us the gift of His only begotten Son. In obedience to the Father and through immeasurable love, the Son freely gave His life. Because of this gift, we may repent, be resurrected, and return triumphant to our heavenly home.
May we ponder the miracle of His birth, the majesty of His life, and the mercy of His sacrifice. May we seek Him as the Wise Men of old and bring others with us on our journey back to Him. May we be filled with the love of the Lord and reach out to share that love with others.
With love: Bonnie Peterson, Dawn Lords, Jill Jorgensen, Heather Hansen

Sister Spotlight: Sarah W. Frank
Sarah grew up in Oregon, spent a few years attending BYU-Hawaii, met her husband in Jerusalem, served a mission in the Philippines, got married in the SLC temple, graduated from the U of U, gave birth to twins and is now expecting baby #3! She’s a bit freaked out about having three children less than 16 months, but is up for the adventure! Sarah teaches voice lesson, is the executive director (part-time) for a non-profit org that teaches music, dance, theater programs for elementary schools and just launched Sounds of Music Studios – voice/piano/guitar lessons from SL – Provo. On the side, Sarah is working on her Master’s degree at BYU in Public Management – don’t worry, only one night a week. She is a busy girl, but is the kind that can’t stand to be idle! She loves spending time with her twins the most and adores her happy-go-lucky, adventurous, comedian of a husband, Brandon. Sarah also has “pregnant brain,” totally forgot about the newsletter, and stayed up too late to spotlight anyone other than herself!

December Announcements!
8 Court of Honor
9 RS Christmas Dinner
10 Dry Pack
12 A Trip to Bethlehem

December Birthdays!
1 Suzie Harmon
4 Barbara Beck
7 Kathy Parke
12 Sunni Sargent
15 Patricia Mascara
15 Hilary Simon
15 Lucille Wagstaff
20 Amy Lewis
24 Diane Bird

Lesson Schedule
Dec 6: Sister Lords (Presidency)

Dec 13: Ch. 45 - Joseph Smith's Feelings About His Prophetic Mission

Dec 20: Ch. 46 - The Martyrdom: The Prophet Seals His Testimony With His Blood

Dec 27: Elder Scott: Spiritual Guidance & Sister Matsumori: Recognizing the Spirit, Nov. 2009 Ensign

Christmas Dinner

This Wednesday night at 6:30 is our Relief Society Christmas Dinner. Come and enjoy the evening with warm food and great musical entertainment! There will be a children's class provided if your husband has to stay late at work. It is at our building. Nice dress. See you there! Oh! Don't forget to bring a neighbor or someone you visit teach! Can't wait to see you!