Thursday, December 8, 2011

Spaghetti Fundraiser Dinner

Date: Saturday December 10th

Time: Begins at 5:00pm,

 Auction by the Mayor begins at 6:00pm

Where: Florence-Carlton Community Church
20075 Old Hwy 93 South
Florence, MT 59833

Cost: $7.00 per person,
 $3.00 children 8 and under,
 $25.00 for a family of 6

Shelby Jennings is 11 years old and suffers from mental disabilities. Shelby had the intelligence of a 8 to 10 year old, but the emotional maturity of a 4 to 5 year with their impulsive and curious tendencies. Every day is filled with pain and confusion. Please help us get a therapy dog for Shelby. A Therapy dog will be able to help Shelby in many ways. The dog will be trained to nudge or distract Shelby away from negative activates such as hording food out of the fridge or cupboards, playing with knife’s or scissors. If unable to nudge or distract her, the dog can warn the adult in the home, school, etc. of the danger. The dog will also be able to sense when Shelby is mentally or emotionally overwhelmed or losing control and again distract her and comfort her and warn those around her. Also the dog will be trained to track and locate Shelby if she wanders off or sneaks away form those watching her. Shelby has been suffering from these disabilities for over seven year. They control and affect her every hour of every day. A therapy dog will enable Shelby to be a kid again to gain independence and focus, and to ease her fears from her emotional and mental disorders. Please help us take the Dis- out of Disability with an Ability dog for Shelby.

Call 801-205-2226 Evelyn or
406-546-7687 Michele with questions.


Help raise money for a therapy dog and enter to win a
2000 VW Beetle.

Tickets are 25.00 dollars a piece
drawing will be on the 23rd of December.

Enter as many times as you wish, however it’s first come first serve as there are a limited amount of entries available.

Enter in person at Sterling Savings Bank.


By mail: Send check or money order and 3X5 index card with you name, address, and phone.

Mail to:

Sterling Savings Bank
1510 South Reserve
Missoula, MT 59801.

Acct Name: Shelby’s Ability Dog.

(There must be a minimum of 4,000 entries or drawing will not take place and all money will be returned.)

***A BIG thank you to Helen Schweitzer and Jeanette Simmons for being such great teachers! Thank you to Carla Bielby for her work as our Compassionate Service Leader as well.

***We want to welcome our new teachers, Lisa Robertson and Eve Wight.  And we are excited to have Jeanette Simmons as our new Compassionate Service Leader.

Dates to remember for December 2011:

11th:  Stake Single Adult Fireside, 7 pm
14th:  Ward Turkey drive.  Donate a turkey or canned/ boxed goods for turkey dinner as well.  Going to Pantry Partners in Stevi. 
17th:  Ward Christmas Party, 6pm
25th: Christmas!  Sacrament meeting only.
* No Ward Cannery date in December.  Call Sis. Longhurst if you'd like to can certain items for gifts.
* No Book Club this month.

The Sister Spotlight December 2011

Born in Shelby, North Carolina, this lady has four sisters and one brother.  Her father was in the military, so the family moved frequently.  They lived in South Carolina for a time, California, Nevada, Murray, Utah and then graduating high school in St. George, Utah.  She is a talented cook and has worked managing several fast food restaurants.  She is especially good at baking and her pies are wonderful.  She loves children and does a great job serving as our CTR 4 primary teacher currently.  She has a twelve year old daughter.  She is also a very good care giver for her grandfather who lives with her.  A talent that she has developed more recently is singing..  She has a beautiful voice.  She enjoys writing and completed at least one book and is currently working on a series for teenagers.  She is known for being a hard working, very compassionate, smart woman.  Being outgoing and friendly, she is always fun to talk to.  We are so lucky to have her in our ward!  Who is she?  Click on the comments below to find out.

Message from the R.S. Presidency December 2011

   We know what the Christmas season ought to be--we know it should be a time of reflection on the birth of the Savior, a time of celebration and generosity.  But, surrounded with the commercialization and even greed of the season, we can find ourselves much like the memorable Dr. Seuss character, Grinch, as he stated, "For fifty-three years I've put up with it!  Now... I MUST stop this Christmas from coming...but how?"  Only when the Grinch sees Christmas through new eyes, does he understand the true meaning of the season.
   If we look fro what is wrong with the Christmas season, we can surely find it.  But if we look for the good, we can see this time of year with new eyes--perhaps even with the eyes of a child.  Then our eyes will be open to the miracles all around us--at Christmas time and throughout the year.
   Sisters, let us enjoy the peace and joy of the season!  Let us feel gratitude for the Savior's life, teachings, and sacrifice for us.  Let this gratitude draw us closer to our family and fellowmen.  Let it renew our determination to follow the Savior's teachings.  My sincerest wishes to you for a wonderful and merry Christmas season!  (Taken from Pres. Uchtdorf's comments, 2010 First Presidency Christmas Devotional).

                                                                           -Sis. Diana Hirschi

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Stevensville 2nd Ward Trunk-or-Treat!

Trunk-or-Treat Oct 31st at . 
 Please have your trunks ready to go by . 
We will then have a costume parade inside before dismissing the kids to Trunk-or-Treat. 
 There will be chili & cider in the kitchen and this activity is combined with 1st Ward.

Book Club meetings are  – November 17, December 8. The meetings are at 7 P.M. at the Niemann home at 132 1st Avenue.

November will be learning about Robert Frost and Carl Sandburg. The study material is available from Ila Niemann at her home or from Sherry Richardson at Church in the Library or Relief Society. Have you read their poems?

December 8 meeting book will be Memorable Stories and Parables by Boyd K. Packer. This is a wonderful book you will want to have in your library. Choose one story to share at the meeting and how it has affected your life. See you there.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Cub Scout Pack 16

Pancake Breakfast

October 15th, 2011

9:00 am

Stevensville LDS Church

$3.00 Individual

$10.00 Family

Come support our Cub Scouts!
Michelle Wilton is hosting a Party in Pink Zumbathon charity event to benefit Susan G. Komen & its global non-profit partners in the cure for cancer.

Oct. 22, 2011


Stevensville highschool gym

$8 in advance/$10 @ the door

(tickets available @ Florence Physical Therapy or from Michelle 274-6190


*Guest Zumba instructors


Wear as much pink as you will & come Zumba for an amazing cause! 75%+ goes to the organization.

Susan G. Komen for the Cure's promise is to save lives & end breast cancer forever by empowering people, ensuring quality care for all & energizing science to find the cures.

For more info. contact Michelle 274-6190
Canning Date
Oct. 29th, 2011
 10:00 am
We will be canning:
black beans
hot cocoa mix
regular oats

Craft Night!
November 10th
6:00-9:00 p.m.
Sign-ups are in the foyer 
Bring a Snack to share while we are crafting
Childcare will be provided for those who sign-up
Special FREE craft will be provided
by the Relief Society

Lighted Christmas Tree $11.00

Simple Coasters $3.00

Ten Minute Table Runner
No cost/ you bring the following supples:
1/4 yard theme fabric, 1/2 yard coordinating fabric and buttons (optional)

Light Box $14.00 (your choice of design from sign-up)

Welcome Sign $17.00 (includes sign w/4 sets of 3 designs, 12 total of your choice) 
$1.00 extra for each additional set of vinyl to be placed on the flip side.

Message from the R.S. Presidency October 2011

During this month’s General Conference, I was fascinated by the talk given by Robert D. Hales as he spoke about waiting upon the Lord. I thought that meant waiting for things to happen according to God’s time frame, which in a way it does. But according to Elder Hales, it also means hoping and trusting that His will be done, pondering, being patient, receiving the Holy Ghost, and relying on the merits of Christ. Waiting on the Lord doesn’t mean that we do nothing, but that we press forward and live according to our beliefs. Isaiah 40:31 says, “But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.”

                                              -Sis. Kim Gibbs

The Sister Spotlight October 2011

This sister was born in Hamilton and raised mostly in Missoula.  She has one sister (who is also in our ward) and one brother.  She now has six children and 14 grandchildren of her own– which are her priority in life as well as her joy.  She has her Master’s Degree in education, teaching high school English and Literature and Alternative school over the years.  She loves traveling and going on new adventures.  In fact, when her grand kids turn 12 years old, she likes to take them with her on a trip somewhere.  She has seen 32 out of the 100 wonders of the world, which have taken her to places like Africa, Greece, Paris, Australia, Egypt, Vienna and recently the Galapagos Islands.  For her 60th birthday, she went sky diving!  She enjoyed that and has also been parasailing and bungee jumping.  She lives life to the fullest and being busy.  Her interests include photography– especially of children and sunsets.  She loves music and dancing.  Her talents include playing the piano and organ.  As a teenager she even played the organ at the fairgrounds.  She enjoys all kinds of water activities including scuba diving, snorkeling and fishing.   She has served in all the organizations of the church.  Her favorite jobs  are working with the youth and in the temple.  Her sister says she just makes the world a better place with her smile, sense of humor and her fun presence.  Who is she?  Click on the comments to find out.

Message from the R.S. Presidency September 2011

I read Sister Julie Beck's article, "Relief Society History: A Look at the Lord's Vision for His Daughters" in the current September Ensign.  Her own study of our history revealed " impressive record of the Lord's dealings with His daughters and His expectations for them."  In her article, we  gain valuable perspectives from an understanding of our history:
   We see how the Lord has helped sisters of the past and we gain testimony that He will also help us today;
   We gain the perspective we need to keep our focus on the essential things that will bless our lives eternally:
   We understand our inseparable connection to the priesthood.  The Prophet Joseph Smith said, "I will organize the women under the priesthood after the pattern of the priesthood";
   We understand that as we enter Relief Society we become part of a great worldwide sisterhood,  united in discipleship.
Finally, we learn through our history "who we are and our vital role in our Heavenly Father's plan.  We can't delegate our responsibilities to someone else.  Because our Heavenly Father knows us and loves us, He will sustain us as we seek to align our will with His."

                                                       -Sis. Diana Hirschi

Sister Spotlight September 2011

Born near Kalamazoo, Michigan, this sister lived there until she was only three years old.  Then her family moved to Missoula, Montana.  She had 2 sisters (one passed away as a baby) and 2 brothers.  She met her husband who lived in the neighborhood where she grew up.  They fell in love and married soon after.  They were blessed with three children, one boy and two girls.  At 24 years old she was introduced  to the church when some ward missionaries stopped  to talk with the family.  (Her husband was a member, but inactive.)  She and her 2 older children were soon baptized.  She's felt the gospel bless her life, especially with raising her children.  She's since held many callings in the church such as R.S. teacher, YW president, nursery worker, single adult representative and is currently one of our visiting teaching supervisors.  She and her husband moved to Lolo in 1977.  Her husband passed away in 1999.  She moved to Florence in 2004, were she now lives with her son, three Pekinese dogs and a cat.  She's always loved animals.  She is a talented artist and has done many paintings over the years.  She likes doing family history work.  Traveling with  her granddaughter is anther thing she enjoys.  She is known for her positive attitude- she has had several major surgeries in the past few years and is not a complainer.  She is a lot of fun to be around.  We sure love her!  Who is she?  Click on the comments to find out.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Last weekend was the Relief Society General broadcast.  It is always wonderful to attend that meeting.  If you missed it you can find it HERE.  You can also find the rest of the talks from this weekends General Conference there on the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saint's website.  I personally loved the Forget Me Not talk by President Dieter F. Uchtdorf.  Also, go check out  Sister Williams blog.

Friday, September 30, 2011

Relief Society Class
Freezing & Drying Foods
Friday, September 30th, 2011
7pm in the kitchen @ the Church
Spouses are invited
Childcare is provided

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Book Club

Book Club this Thursday (Sorry, this is from a couple of Thursdays ago. Ari :) was uplifting as we listened to comments on books that had been read.

Book Club for October will be on October 13 – second Thursday at Niemann’s, 132 1st Avenue, at 7:00. Parking is available in the driveway and across the road.

The book for this month is Daughters in My Kingdom – The History and Work of Relief Society, published by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

The Forward is a Message from the First Presidency encouraging the Sisters to study this book. And..don’t skip the Preface—it gives you a desire to read the complete book.

The books are a gift from the First Presidency and the Relief Society and were handed out at Relief Society last Sunday. If you do not have one, ask Sister Gibbs or come by my house where she left twelve of them.

I am on Chapter 6 now (with my red pencil in hand) and have learned many things and read about activities in which I participated—which was a surprise to me. The reading is inspiring, it gives knowledge about Relief Society that I didn’t know and some are thoughts I will never forget. One is: A sister who had been through World War 11 in East Germany was asked how she kept a testimony during all these trials. She said, “I didn’t keep a testimony through those times—my testimony kept me.”

Even if you can’t come share with us, read the book and enjoy the history and testimonies of Relief Society. Ila Marie Niemann

Thursday, September 1, 2011

September 16th & 17th 2011 Stake Temple Days

Temple Day "Sign-Up Sheets" Located in the Lobby
Check the sign-up sheets, as there are more session appointments available.

Bring Your Own Family Names to the Temple
If you are taking your own family's names to the temple to perform their ordinances, you do not need to submit them to the Stake.  However, please do contact Sister Lori Schallenberger or Sister Margaret Wirtz to make sure your names are "temple ready".

Printed "Ordinance Cards"
If you already have printed "ordinance cards" and have too many family names to perform ordinances by yourself and would like the help of members of our Stake, please take them to the Hamilton or Stevensville FHC's.
If you do not have your own family names, many members of our Stake would greatly appreciate help with temple work for their families!

All the printed "ordinance cards" will be sorted -- by specific ordinance and alphabetically.  This will be done by Lori Schallenberger and Margaret Wirtz and be taken to Bro. Greg Olsen on Thursday, September 15.

At the Temple
When members get to the Temple for the Friday, September 16, and Saturday, September 17 sessions, please come to the lobby of the Spokane Stake Center--just across the driveway--to pick up "ordinance cards" .

If you are doing more than one session of the same ordinance, pick up the number of cards you will need to do them.

Child Care
Child care will be available at the Stake Center on September 17 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00p.m., for ages 18 months and older.

Someone has volunteered to pay 1/2 of the motel room cost if you stay at the Best Western Pheasant Hill,
12415 E. Mission (Mission & Pines), 1-509-926-7432

Luncheon for Saturday, September 17
There will be a lunch, for everyone, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  Food will still be available in the kitchen until 3:00 p.m.

Any questions, please contact your High Priest Group Leader or Bro. Greg Olsen.
Please contact Sister Margaret Wirtz or Sister Lori Schallenberger with questions about family names for temple ordinances.

General Relief Society Meeting September 24th, 2011 6pm at the Stevensville Stake Center
Book Club

September 8, 2011 (second Thursday) at the Niemann’s home – 132 1st Avenue (by the railroad tracks) 7:00 p.m. Parking space in the driveway and across the road.

Tell us about a book you read that has touched your life and you would like others to read – not necessarily in Book Club—to feel the joy of reading and sharing.

Your presentation should be from 5 – 8 minutes and share your feelings and learnings. Everyone come to hear introductions to special books.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Stake Conference
Just a reminder that Stake Conference is this weekend August 20th-21st.  We have Bishop Keith B. McMullin here.  He is the Second Counselor of the Presiding Bishopric.  The Stake presidency has asked us to come and bring our journals.  The adult session is TONIGHT! 7pm 
Sunday morning session is at 10am.
Bishop Keith B. McMullin
Second Counselor of the Presiding Bishopric

Friday, August 19, 2011

Relief Society Canning Class
When: TONIGHT! August 19th 7pm
Where: at the church
Couples are invited!  So make it a date.
Yummy dessert will be served.
Childcare will be provided.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Relief Society Garden Party

The sweet sisters in 1st ward invited us 2nd ward sisters to a Garden Party!

When: Thursday August 11th, 6:30 pm
Where: Sister Dallas Olsen's house. 2596 Eastside Hwy in Stevi.
~ Park on the north side of the house in the pasture
~ Wear your favorite Garden Hat
~ Bring your favorite Garden Salad
~ Also bring an item you no longer use for our exchange table.
  Example: clothes, toys, kitchen gadget, decor etc.
~ Dessert will be provided by Relief Society

Message from the Presidency August 2011

Can we make a difference to others when we follow the Savior? Does the service we perform in His name make the world a better place? Elder L. Tom Perry shares an experience he had while stationed in Nagasaki, Japan, after the end of WWII. Wanting to make a difference during time off, he and other soldiers repaired Christian churches and helped the ministers begin preaching again. When Elder Perry and his companions left Japan for home, the Japanese Christians they had served came to bid them farewell in a touching display of love and gratitude. Elder Perry testifies of the Savior and His love and Atonement for each of us, declaring that “the only lasting joy and happiness we will ever find during our mortal experience will come by following the Savior, obeying His law, and keeping His commandments.”

-Sis. Dena Griffin

The Sister Spotlight August 2011

This sister was born in Rigby, Idaho but raised in Aiken, South Carolina. She was raised in a blended family of 7 sisters. She met her husband-to-be at a young single adult activity in Georgia. She moved to Provo, Utah where she dated the young man from Georgia again. They soon fell in love and were married. Their first home was in Draper, Utah where they lived for a year. Then service in the army took her husband to Fort Bragg, No. Carolina where they eventually lived for four years, and then Georgia again. There they both finished schooling. She graduated in Occupational Therapy. Recently, they moved here to Montana where she finished with clinicals. She is now in the process of job hunting. This family has been blessed with 4 children- 3 boys and one girl ages 8 years to 7 months. Her hobbies include sewing, camping, and photography. As a new member in our ward she was recently called as second counselor in the Primary presidency. Her husband says this calling is great for her because she loves children. We’re so excited to get to know her and her family better. Who is she?…(Click on the comments to find out.)

Dates to remember: August 2011

Aug. 11th- Music Maker’s children’s group at the church at 10 am, then on Aug. 17th at the library at 10:30 am.
Aug. 11th– Garden Party/ used item swap with Stevi 1st ward, Dallas Olsen’s home, 6:30 pm.
Aug. 14th– Stake Single Adult fireside, 7 pm.
Aug. 19th- R.S. activity, come learn about canning and sprouting, 7 pm, at the church, husbands invited.
Aug. 20-21st– Stake Conference

No Cannery date this month.

No Book club until September.

**Enjoy our last weeks of summer!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Daddy / Daughter Campout!

When: August 5th
Where: Larry Creek camp site
Dads and daughters can be there anytime after 1pm Friday, August 5th.
Dads are responsible for dinner.
Bishopric will be providing breakfast.

Friday, July 22, 2011

**Reminder** Ward Pioneer Celebration!

Saturday, July 23rd -
 Ward Pioneer Celebration,
 6 PM at Hideout Mountain.
A-L Salad and M-Z Dessert.

Monday, July 11, 2011

July 2011 R.S. Activity!

Come to the July R.S. Activity:
Molly Verrue is teaching us all about Herbs!
July 19th, 2011 at 7:30 PM.
At the church 

Message from the Presidency ~ July 2011

When Christ met with the apostles after his resurrection, His instructions to them were to "...preach the gospel to every creature" (Mark 16:15), and to "Feed my sheep" (John 21:17).  Christ asked the apostles to continue the work he had started.

That admonition remains in place and reaches to you and I over 2,000 years later.  Christ has asked us to speak of him, to rejoice in him and to share our hope of exaltation through his resurrection.

As we do so with people we come in contact with, we'll be able to meet the challenge the bishop has given us to place a Book of Mormon in the hands of someone the Lord has prepared to receive the gospel.  Opportunities to talk about Christ are all around us, so be brave and speak up!
-Sister Kim Gibbs

The Sister Spotlight ~ July 2011

Born and raised in Hamilton, this Montana girl married her high school sweetheart soon after graduating.  The newly weds lived in Missoula for the first year and a half of marriage where they also had their first child.  Her husband's employment would soon take the family to Las Vegas to live for the next 12 years where they were blessed with three more children (two boys and two girls in all). She was converted and baptized a member of our church while living in Nevada.  Because they had a bishop there that "just wouldn't leave us alone", her husband became active in the church as well.  Back to Montana they moved in 1973, to Stevensville and the home they reside in now.  This sister was a stay-at-home mom.  She has served in all the auxiliaries of the church.  Currently she serves in the Family History Center and really loves it!  She likes antique shopping and collects lamps.  She enjoys being home and working on family history.  She is a very sweet sister.  Loved by all who know her, her husband says he "just totally adores her."  They have been married for 51 years this year! Who is she?..... (Click on the comments to find out.)

Dates to remember: July 2011

July 12th - 15th Stake YW girls camp
July 16th - Ward Cannery Day, 10 AM
July 16th - Youth Temple trip, 6 AM at Gary and Leo's
July 19th - Relief Society Activity
July 21st - 23rd Stake YM Helaman's camp
July 23rd - Ward Pioneer Celebration, 6 PM at Hideout Mountain.  A-L Salad and M-Z Dessert.
July 24th - Pioneer Day
July 25th - Activity Day Girls talent show
July 30th - Stake Pioneer Celebration

Also Keep in mind:
August 5th - Daddy/Daughter Camp out at Larry Creek campground.  Bring your own dinner, bishopric will provide breakfast in the morning.

September 17th - Stake Temple Day

Saturday, May 28, 2011

The newest member of the ward

This is Kristen Bounds and her beautiful family with the missionaries. Kristen is the newest member of our ward, she was baptized Friday May 27th.
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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Message from the Presidency

Three Words that make a marriage -
 or An entire culture succeed:
I love to read!  I found an article by Joni Hilton in a n on-line magazine called Meridian Magazine, with profound thoughts on washing off the mud and moving on in a positive way.
  Written by Joni Hilton---- "Anytime I've found a group of people who are under achieving, shall we say, they're caught up in past grievances, want reparations, want apologies, want to whine, want to hate people who did them wrong.
Look at family feuds that have crippled the progress of those families.  Now zoom in further, and look at individuals who are still consumed with hatred toward an ex-spouse, an ex-bishop, an ex-whatever.  Their spiritual growth stagnates, then shrivels.  They become tight knots of torment, suffering and chafing under selfimposed agony.  They cannot forgive, will not even consider it.  They may claim to believe in Christ's atonement, but they have drawn a circle around their enemies, a circle they are sure cannot be penetrated even by the healing power of Christ himself.
They will not forgive, and neither will they repent.  Not until the other guy says he's sorry first.  They are trapped in a childish mentality built upon revenge and retribution, miles away from the teachings of Christ.  Like warring nations, they build a monument to the other side's sins, and allow that to justify their ongoing offensive strikes.
    ~  "Then you must take three words of advice:
Stop Looking back."  ~
Lot's wife was given the same advice, and it holds true for all of us.  "Dwelling on ancient history traps us in a time warp where we can make no changes.  Only a clear focus on the present and future allows us the freedom to build and progress"
Let our OWN wrongs and the wrongs of others clear out of our minds and hearts and find the good in our world around us.  "Men are that they might have joy!"  No one is going to drag you to it - grab onto joy and live your best life! 
- Dena
Melissa Sparks is going to Pocatello, ID June 3rd & 4th to attend the 2011 Time Out for Women.  Melissa is planning on driving her big Suburban and is looking for other sisters that would like to go and share the cost of gas and the hotel.  You can go here to register and check out the schedule.  If you’re interested in going to Time Out for Women, call Melissa at 360-3526.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Book Club

Book Club will meet again in September. However, read a book a month and let Ila Niemann know which book you read and one thing that impressed you in the reading. Ila will keep the information about summer reading and we can share it in September. My E-mail is – telephone 777-3565

Mailing address for a postcard: 132 1st Avenue, Stevensville, MT 59870 Happy reading. Ila Marie

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Self-Reliance 2011

A Self-Motivated Discussion Group

Meeting in the Primary Room of the LDS Church
First and Third Tuesdays of each month

"I Have a Concern...."
Home-made Cleaning and
Sanitizing Supplies
May 3, 2011
at 7:00 pm.

Also bring a three-ring notebook to collect hand-outs
a sharp pencil for notes
your dazzling smile (not a worried frown)
print-outs from the Internet which concern
you and your family

Discussion Leader: Noel 777-2735

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Book Club

The book club will meet, tonight, April 12 at 7 p.m. at 132 1st Avenue, home of Ila Marie Niemann. The book is Another Man's Gold by Rod Johnson.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Free ZUMBA® Fitness Class
Ditch the workout, Join the Party!

April 12th, 7pm
Florence Gym

Latin-inspired, easy-to-follow, calorie-burning,

Dance Fitness-Party™.

Feel the music and let loose.

For more info call Michelle 239-8636.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Cannery Date ~ Wednesday April 6, 2011 at 10:00 AM

Cannery Date is this Wednesday April 6, 2011 at 10:00 AM. We will be canning dry milk, onion, quick oats and potato flakes. Many prices have gone up as of April 4th. Milk is now $8.60 a can, Quick oats is now $2.50, Potato flakes have gone down to $3.25, and Onions are up to $6.90.

You can find the new prices at:
provident living

If you have any questions or changes in your order call Helen Longhurst at 552-2338.
Message from the Presidency

One of the greatest sights that mankind has ever beheld is that of the empty tomb. Through the resurrection of Jesus Christ, every one of us has been blessed with the gift of immortality. That is an incredible gift; but it gets even better when we realize that we can spend our immortality in the presence of our Heavenly Father.

To do so, He asks that we repent, keep our covenants, take good care of each other, and never give up. Count me in. Together, Christ’s resurrection and his atonement become sources of eternal hope for each of us.

“I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die.” (John 11:25, 26)

-Sis. Gibbs

Dates to remember in April 2011

Every Thurs.– Music Maker’s chil dren’s group, 10 am, call Melissa Sparks for location.

April 2, 3– General Conference, 10 am-2 pm.
April 5th & 19th– Self Reliance class, 7 pm at the church, primary room.
April 6th– Ward Cannery, 10 am. See sign up sheet or Sis. Longhurst.
April 10th– Stake Single Adult Fire side, 7pm.
April 12th- Book Club, 7 pm at Sis. Niemann’s home. The book is Another Man’s Gold by Rod Johnson.
April 16th– Stake Single Adult Activity, 1 pm.
April 24th- Easter Sunday
April 29-30– Young Single Adult Conference.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Book Club ~ April 12th 2011

The bookclub will meet April 12 at 7 p.m. at 132 1st Avenue, home of Ila Marie Niemann. The book is Another Man's Gold by Rod Johnson. Rod Johnson grew up in Stevensville and graduated from high school here. His great great grandfather, James Stuart, settled just south of Stevensville. Rod Johnson has made his grandfather's story into a novel. Names and places are very familiar to me and, historically, I was most interested in Henry Plummer's gang as I grew up hearing stories about him and learned much more about him. His description of Burnt Fork Creek is so beautiful that I must drive up to the end again. As I read what pioneers went through to settle the valley, I was very grateful. The book is available at Stoneydale Press. I love to go there and look at all the books about Montana and the Valley.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Baby Shower!

Leelou Blogs




Robelyn Baker's new baby girl Alexa
Suzzane Higginson's new baby girl Charlotte


Shower will be held at the church in the Relief Society room

Any questions can be directed to our loving hosts
Margaret 273-2184
Dena 777-2139
Amy 777-3748
Stacey 777-5126

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Relief Society Birthday Celebration

The Relief Society Birthday Celebration
Thursday, March 24 at 7pm in the gym

Combined with Stevi 1st Ward 
The theme is "Things I Learned From My Grandmother."
 Please bring anything you learned from your grandma for display
including crafts, food, tradition ideas, or bits of wisdom.

Dress is casual and refreshments will be served.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Day Light Savings Time Begins

Don't forget, it's time again to set our clocks forward. 

Friday, March 11, 2011

Free ZUMBA® Fitness Class

Ditch the workout, Join the Party!

March 22nd, 7pm
Stevensville Stake Center, 100 Middle Burnt Fork, Stevensville, MT

Latin-inspired, easy-to-follow, calorie-burning,
 Dance Fitness-Party™.

Feel the music and let loose.

For more info call Michelle 239-8636.

Not sure what ZUMBA® is?  Go here to check it out.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Dates to remember in March 2011

March 8th - Book Club, 7pm at Sis. Ila Niemann's home.  Critter Way is the book.
March 15th - Self Reliance class, 7pm at the church.
March 19th - Ward Cannery Day, 10am at the Missoula Cannery
March 24th - Relief Society Birthday activity, 7pm combined with Stevi 1st ward, casual dress, refreshment served.
March 26th - General Young Women's meeting, 6pm but come at 4pm for service project and food.
March 26th - Stake Temple trip
March 27th - Ward Conference

March 2011 Message from the Presidency

I am so grateful for the Bishop's encouragement to read the Book of Mormon in 90 days.  As I progress with the challenge I find I am blessed, just as the Bishop promised.  I am blessed with a greater understanding as I read.  I feel more deeply the emotions of the authors - their joy, their anguish.  I am touched with greater force by more passages than at any other time I have read the Book of Mormon.  One such scripture is found in Mosiah.  Alma is secretly teaching the gospel to anyone who will listen.  If he is discovered, king Noah will kill him.  He preaches in private and he baptizes many in the waters of Mormon.  In Mosiah 18:21 he commands them"...that there should be no contention one with another, but that they should look forward with one eye, having one faith and one baptism, having their hearts knit together in unity and in love one towards another."  This reminds me of all of us sisters.  The love, support and strength we share bring us closer together in our faith and purpose.

Sis. Diana Hirschi

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Cannery Date ~ March 19, 2011

Stevensville 2nd Ward Cannery Date is 
March 19, 2011 at 10:00AM

  We will be canning:
potato flakes
quick oats
dry milk

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Book Club March 8th 7pm

The book for March 8 is Critter Way by Don Buelke and, can you believe it, he said he will come to talk about it. If you love animals and people who love animals, you will so enjoy this book and the meeting. The meeting will be at 7:oo p.m. on March 8 at the Niemann home at 132 1st Avenue. The book can be purchased at Stoneydale Press, 523 Main Street or Valley Drug. You might want to buy one or pass yours on to a grandchild who is looking for a career. You will love the book. See you there. Ila Marie

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Stake Relief Society Activity February 26th

JUST A REMINDER!!!! The Stake Relief Society Activity is
February 26th from 10-1 Lunch and a nursery are provided,
(please bring a sack lunch for your child) and Laurels are
invited! We need donations of Yarn (does not need to be
a whole skein) New or Gently used stuffed animals,
Adult - Children books, and Eye Glasses that you don't need
or use anymore. If you aren't able to attend but would like
to donate please talk to a member of your Relief Society
Presidency about getting your items there! HOPE TO SEE

Monday, February 14, 2011

Book of Mormon Invitation

Everybody who is reading the Book of Mormon, over the next 90 days(January 30th-May 1st, 2011), should be on page 90 today(Feb 14th, 2011)
Keep up the good work!

Self Reliance 101 ~ February 15th, 2011

Self Reliance class is February 15th at 7:00PM in the primary room.

Cannery Date ~ February 19th, 2011

Date: Saturday, February 19th, 2011
Time: 10:00 AM

What will we be canning?
Regular Oats
Hot Cocoa Mix

 We keep hearing about the cost of food rising in the news.  The fact is that sugar is now three times what it was should cause you sisters to think about how you are going to afford to feed your families.  Now is the time to take advantage of our storage center.  If you are interested in signing up you can call Helen at 552-2338 and she will make sure you get on the list.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Humanitarian Service Project WAS a Success!

We had a great turnout!  Lots of great ladies came to help make blankets.  THANK YOU!!! to all those who donated fabric and money.  Also thanks to all those who brought finger food and cutting tools.  We ended up making 42 Blankets! We had a few Activity Day girls come and help with childcare and at the end of the day they jumped in to make some blankets. 

Monday, February 7, 2011

Book Club February 8th, 2011

Dale Burke, publisher and writer of the introduction to Lewis and Clark in the Bitterroot, will be at the Book Club on February 8th at 7 p.m. to talk with us about the book and especially  about how the Salish Indians replied to writings by the white men in the Bitterroot.  Look forward to seeing you there whether you have read the book or not.  The books are available at Stoneydale Press, 523 Main Street.  I go in the door right across the street from the old IGA store.  Also Sherry, my daughter, made Lewis and Clark bookmarks for everyone.  See you there.  Ila Marie

Friday, January 28, 2011

Humanitarian Service Project January 29th

All Relief Society and Young Women are invited to come to the church tomorrow, January 29th at 10am-12pm, to help put together fleece blankets.
We are making fleece blankets for children that come to Emma's House in Hamilton.  Emma's House is a setting for law enforcement and other agencies to interview children who have been victims of a crime. A child can often be subject to several interviews by different agencies seeking to gather evidence, often in intimidating settings.  We would like to give some sense of comfort to these children in the way of a cozy blanket. 

What to bring:
Your favorite finger food to share and
if you have scissors, rotary cutters and or cutting mats
they would be very helpful.

We will also have childcare ;-)

Book Club February 8th, 2011

On February 8 will be Book Club. The book has been changed to Lewis and Clark in the Bitterroot. This is a most interesting book. My daughter, Sherry, made some beautiful Lewis and Clark book marks and she made enough for all who attend. See you at my home, 132 1st Avenue, Stevensville at 7 p.m. Ila Marie Niemann

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Stevenville 2nd Ward Relief Society

Sister Kim Gibbs, Relief Society President (far right), Sister Dena Griffin, 1st Counselor(middle right),
Sister Diana Hirschi, 2nd Counselor(middle left), and Sister Stephanie Lohman Secretary(far left)

Thursday, January 13, 2011

You’re Invited to

New Beginnings

January 26th at 7pm

in the Young Women’s room

Come learn about the Personal Progress

program and see what the Young Women

have already accomplished. Refreshments

will be served.

***All sisters are invited, especially mothers, grandmothers, aunts, big sisters, etc of young women.  The Personal progress program has been changed and all sisters are invited to participate.  We will be talking about the program and handing out materials at this time.

Dates to remember in January 2011

January 13th - Ward Cannery date, 6pm

January 14th - Know Your Religion class, 6pm

January 15th - Stake temple trip

January 18th - Self Reliance class, 7pm in the Primary room

January 29th - Ward Relief Society humanitarian project

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Book Club January 11th 2011

We will have Book Club on January 11th  Twice a Mail-order Bride by John Stroud with Sister Noel Hunt leading the class and showing us how it was done.  At Ila Niemann's at 7:00 p.m.