Sunday, October 28, 2012

Trunk or Treat Halloween Social

1st & 2nd Ward Social
When & Where: October 31st at the Stake Center
Time: Potluck dinner at 6:00pm, Parade in gym 6:30pm, Trunk or Treat 7:00pm
Who for: Everyone between ages 0-100!!  Come even if you don't have kids and enjoy an evening of socializing inside, or decorate the back of your car and pass out candy!!

FYI: for those who plan to pass out candy at your car, PLEASE park the back of your car right up against the sidewalk so the kids can walk along the sidewalk around the church.

You will have a spooky good time!!!

Super Saturday

Super Saturday is almost here!  

When: Saturday, November 3rd, 2012
Where: Stake Center Cultural Hall
Time: 10am-2pm

Bring a finger food to share.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012


McPherson’s Annual Potato Dig Day

Tentatively scheduled


October 20th 10am-finish
Please join us as we harvest our potatoes, you are welcome to keep potatoes for your winter storage, as well as help us bring in a harvest to donate to the Montana Food Banks. Please bring boxes, burlap sacks, paper sacks for you own. (They do not store well in plastic) We will have watermelon bins set up in the field to put potatoes in for the food banks.
Picking advice
Green Potatoes--please do not put any potatoes that have green on them in the bins—they break down first and do not store.
Plan on weather—we will pick regardless of weather conditions. If it turns very very cold before the 20th—the date will change to immediate and I will try to let you know. Most likely this date will stick.
Concession stand--We will be having a concession stand this year with hot chocolate, homemade donuts, potato soup, and rolls for sale—the proceeds will go to next year’s seeds and greenhouse fund. (Free Water)
Directions—Willoughby Lane
About 1-mile up Willoughby—(across from the 4th house on the South side of road) Turn north into an empty field (there will be signs to direct you) follow the road through this, follow signs as they direct you along a freshly planted field, there is parking at the end of this field by some cotton wood trees or you can pull into the potato field as well. Most vehicles do not have problems getting in the field. It is a little bumpy though.
Secure your cell phone—they are hard to locate in a field of dirt

Bring your kids—it is a great time.

Come even if you do not really need or want potatoes—this is fun and an easy way to serve others by donating time harvesting; besides everyone needs a few potatoes for the winter.

Any Questions call Jeanie 360-7713

Ward Activity October 17th, 2012

We are having a ward get-together Wednesday, October 17th 6:30pm at the church.  We will be having a catered Italian dinner and we will also we taking family pictures, so dress casual.  It should be a good time, and a chance to visit and get to know each other.

Dates to remember for October 2012

Dates to Remember:

•Oct. 17th Ward Activity 6:30pm

•Oct. 20th-21st - Stake Conference

•Sat., Oct. 27th - Stake Temple Trip

•Sat., Nov. 3rd 10am-2pm - R.S. Super Saturday

October 2012 Relief Society Presidency Message

Dear Sisters,

I’ve thought a lot about the temple since our temple trip last month. Temples are the personal dwelling places of the Lord. It’s there that we receive instruction from Jesus Christ on what steps to take so that we may live with Him in the celestial kingdom. It’s there that we are prepared to receive the highest powers of Godhood. It’s there that we receive the revelation we seek about our lives. And it’s there that we unite families for eternity. There is no more glorious work to be done or sacred place to be than in the holy temple of the Lord. Let’s go often.


Sister Gibbs

October 2012 Spotlight Sister

This sister was born in Baltimore, Md. where she lived for one year. She spent the rest of her childhood in Yakima, Wash. and Nampa, Idaho until she was a freshman in high school when she moved with her family to Jerome, Idaho. She is the second child in her family and has four brothers and one sister. After graduating from high school, she attended ISU in Pocatello and then transferred to the University of Idaho in Moscow, graduating with a teaching degree in special education. She was friends with her husband in high school, wrote to him on his mission, and married him seven months after he returned home from his mission. They lived in Boise, Idaho until a job brought them to Montana. They have lived in Lolo, Stevensville, and Florence and have attended the Stevensville 2nd Ward for nearly nine years. Blessed with five children, they have two girls and three boys. When she is not teaching her own children (who are home-schooled), she is working in the scouting program or teaching music in Primary. She is a fantastic teacher, especially with the middle school-age group. In her spare time, she enjoys cross-stitching and reading, and her Kindle is usually within reach. She is a fabulous mother and wife, and we are fortunate to have her in our ward. Who is she? (Click on the comments below to find out.)

Saturday, September 29, 2012

General Relief Society Broadcast

The General Relief Society Broadcast is tonight 6pm at the church.  Refreshments afterwards.

Super Saturday Crafts

Give Thanks blocks $6.00

Casserole Carrier: No Cost - Bring your own supplies

Supplies: 1/3rd yard black-and-white polka dot (straps)

1 yard black egg print (pocket)

1 yard green chicken print (carrier)

1 yard insulated batting, such as Insul-Bright

Thread to match

(Can do any combinations of fabric you would like.)

Proclamation: $6.50

Snowman: $11.00

ABC Mini Book: $5.50

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Back to School BLAST Zumbathon


Date: Friday, September 21st, 2012
Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm (Doors open at 7:15pm and close at 9:15pm)
  • Workout for as little or as long as you desire...30 minutes, 1 hour, or more!
  • ALL non-GROOVZ members will receive a free, one-class pass to Groovz adult fitness.
  • 2012 HONDA CRV RAFFLE - $25 each (First 4,000 entries = 2 entries for the price of one)
Cost: $8 per person (additional donations are great appreciated )
Location: Westview Center Gymnasium, Main & 9th, in Hamilton
Attire: Comfortable work out wear and athletic shoes
Proceeds: This is a fundraising event for Shelby's Ability Dog Foundation.
100% of proceeds will be donated to this cause.
Ages: 12 to Adult (Sorry, no childcare available)

Wednesday, September 5, 2012


McPherson Farm has corn available - U pick. $2 for a generous dozen. It is ideal this week for eating or freezing. Call Jeannie Robbins to set up an appt.

Monday, September 3, 2012

***Reminder ***

Just a reminder for those of you who would like to participate in the Bountiful Basket.  Today is the day to contribute to get your basket.  Baskets are available now until tomorrow Tuesday September 4th at 10pm.  If you haven't tried it, now is a good time with school starting.  You just spent all of your cash on school clothes and school supplies, so save some money and get your fruits and veggies at a good price to keep your students healthy and happy.  Bountiful Baskets is available in both Florence and Stevensville.  Go to and if you have any questions please call Alisa Orr or Ari Tollefson. 

Seminary Students

Seminary students start Wednesday September 5th both in Stevensville and Florence.

Relief Society Presidency Message September, 2012

Dear Sisters,

In the book, Daughters in My Kingdom, page 165, there is a quote by President Hinckley. He says, “May the Lord bless you, my beloved sisters . . . May you be strengthened for the challenges of the day. May you be endowed with wisdom beyond your own in dealing with the problems you constantly face. May your prayers and your pleadings be answered with blessings upon your heads and upon the heads of your loved ones. We leave with you our love and our blessing, that your lives may be filled with peace and gladness. It can be so.”

May you be encouraged and touched by this quote as I was. May you feel the love of your Heavenly Father for you always and His loving arms opened toward you. May you be encouraged to turn to Him in even the seemingly small problems you face each day by taking the time to pray, search the scriptures, and serve others. You will find peace, direction, wisdom beyond your own, and the gladness you seek. I know this to be true.


Sister Spotlight September, 2012

This sister was born and raised in Billings, Mont. with three brothers. After high school, she spent a short time at the University of Montana. She met her husband in Billings at a young adult conference. After they married, they moved to Victor and then to Stevensville where they have been ever since. Married for 9 years, they have three children, two boys and one girl. They have lived in the Stevensville 2nd Ward for five years. She has had many callings in the church, including Primary, Young Women, Sunday School, Relief Society, and has even helped with ward activities. She especially enjoys teaching the teenagers. She was a dancer growing up, taught at a 24-hour fitness club in Billings, and currently teaches Zumba classes. She enjoys celebrating holidays and birthdays and does an exceptional job decorating their home for the holidays. Her other interests include camping, swimming, and spending time at the lake. She is also a good slalom skier. A very loving person, she enjoys doing things for other people and is a fantastic mother. She has a beautiful smile and brings sunshine wherever she goes. Who is she? (Click on the comments below to find out who she is).

Dates to remember for September, 2012

• Sept. 14-15 – Stake Temple Day at the Spokane Temple. (Remember to prepare names).

• Sat., Sept. 29 – Relief Society Broadcast at 6 p.m. at Stevensville Stake Center.

• No ward cannery date in September. However, if you need to can something this month, please call Helen Longhurst.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Packages for our Military and Missionaries

Our Bishopric has asked that the members of the Stevensville 2nd ward prepare care packages for each military service member and missionary from our ward. These boxes will number about 14 and are to be sent in a fairly short amount of time so all assistance is welcome. Watch for more information and collection boxes or contact the Wight family at or 544-9477. Each care package will be personalized as to the needs and positions of each individual. We have men and women, missionaries and members of the military, individuals who are in the states and those who are overseas. Contact a bishopric member to make a cash donation for postage or to purchase needed items. Other donations may include toiletries, small gifts, snacks, etc. Most importantly, please write supportive letters or cards to be included. If you have a missionary or service member from your family, please contact Eve Wight as soon as possible to confirm a mailing address and to make suggestions on customs restrictions and contents for each package.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Park Day!

Everyone is welcome to meet at the Florence park Tuesday, August 7th at 10 am.  Come let the kids play and the moms can socialize.

Bountiful Baskets Reminder

I just wanted to remind everyone that Bountiful Baskets is available in both Florence and Stevensville.  If you haven't tried it, you should.  :)  I personally love it!  It is a great deal on produce and it is fun to see and try new things.  The deadline for ordering this Saturdays, August 11th, basket is Tuesday, August 7th at 10pm.  Go check it out at! Ari

Dates to remember -

September 14th & 15th Spokane Temple. (Remember to prepare names for the temple).

Relief Society Presidency Message August 2012

Dear Sisters,
    I was profoundly touched by Elder Jeffery R. Holland's article, "Standing Together for the Cause of Christ" in the August Ensign.  He speaks of Christians - ALL Christians - coming together in the cause of Christ.  I leave you with these quotes, encouraging you to read this article in its entirety.  Elder Holland said,"Few things are more needed in this tense and confused world than Christian conviction, Christian compassion, and Christian understanding."  As we find common ground we become common partners in the "hands-on" work of the ministry.  He continued , "We would be eager to join hands with our evangelical friends in a united Christian effort to strengthen families and marriages, to demand more morality in media, to provide humane relief effort in times of natural disasters, to address the ever-present plight of the poor, and to guarantee the freedom of religion that will allow all of us to speak out on matters of Christian conscience."

                        -Sister Diana Hirschi

Sister Spotlight August 2012

This sister was born in Charlo, Mt.  She has five brothers and four sisters.  Her family moved to Logan, Utah when she was a toddler.  They again when she was in the 4th grade to Montpelier, Idaho where she graduated from high school.  she continued her education, attending Utah State her first year and BYU her second year.  She then worked for a year before she got married.  Her husband  lived in a neighboring town and attended the same high school.  He had one more year in the Marines when they got married.  They have four boys and one girl and lived in Utah, Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, and Alaska while raising their family.  She had various work opportunities such as a radio interviewer and thirteen years with the Forest Service.  She has had many callings in the church, most of the time with the young women.  Her talents are cooking, quilting, canning, and being an exceptional mom.  Retired since 1994, her hobbies include reading, gardening, traveling, and studying plants and birds in her travels.  A few of her best qualities are having lots of patience, compassion for others, and being a wonderful wife and mother.  She has 11 grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.  She has been married for 52 years and has been a member of this ward for two years.  Who is she?  (Click on the comments below to find out).

Friday, July 27, 2012

Adult Fireside Tonight! A Mighty Change of Heart

Tonight, July 27th, 7pm at the Stake Center, in the Chapel (Sunday dress), Kim Gibbs will be presenting a fireside entitled "A Mighty Change of Heart." All adults are invited to this date night fireside. This presentation will be published as an audio CD by Covenant Communications. As this will be a live recording, please arrange for childcare for small children and babies.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Park Day!

Tuesday July 17th, 10am everyone is welcome to meet at the Florence Park for fun for the kids and socializing for the Moms. 

Young Men

Aaronic Priesthood Encampment is July 30th - August 4th.  Check the website for all the details -

Adult Fireside

On Friday, July 27th, 7pm at the Stake Center, Kim Gibbs will be presenting a fireside entitled "A Mighty Change of Heart."  All adults are invited to this date night fireside. This presentation will be published as an audio CD by Covenant Communications.  As this will be a live recording, please arrange for childcare for small children and babies.

Youth Temple Trip

Mark your calendars for August 10th & 11th.  This temple trip we will be going to Rexburg, Id and it will be an overnighter.

Friday, July 6, 2012

A Couple of Announcements for Girls Camp

If you have a Young Woman going to camp, she needs to be to the church Tuesday, July 10th, 6am, with bells on ;)  Young Women who are Youth Leaders need to be there at 5:30am.  Please don't be late or you will have to drive your daughter to camp.

We are also doing a service project at camp that requires scissors to cut fabric, if you are willing to loan some scissors (maybe not your best sewing scissors, but some that will cut fabric easily) to us give me (Sister Tollefson) a call or just bring them Sunday with your name on them.  It will be much appreciated,  Thank you!

Monday, July 2, 2012

**ATTENTION** all Sisters!

We are still in need of jars for Girls Camp.  Any size jars, baby food jars will even work.  We do not need the lids.  If you have jars, please call Sister Maki.  We need all jars by this Sunday.  Thank you all so much! :)

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Dates to remember: July 2012

1st – Fast Sunday
3rd - Park Day @ Florence Park 10am
7th – Stake Temple Trip
10th - Park Day @ Florence Park 10am
10-13th – Stake Girl’s Camp
17th - Park Day @ Florence Park 10am
24th - Park Day @ Florence Park 10am
30th-Aug. 4th – Scout Encampment
31st -Park Day @ Florence Park 10am

*No R.S. Activity this month or August.
*No Ward Cannery date this month. Please let Sis. Longhurst know if there’s something you’d like to can.

July 2012 Relief Society Presidency Message

Dear Sisters,

What if we lived our lives in such a way that people were actually drawn to the Church? Imagine the effect we would have if we spoke freely to our nonmember friends about having family prayers and home evening, about our church activities, and about having eternal families. Think of the connections we would make with others if we mentioned blessings, gratitude and prayer in our everyday conversations. Not only would people have a clearer understanding of our beliefs, but many would be drawn to the Church as the truth of these principles resonated in their hearts. It’s a natural part of our lives; let’s try to make it a natural part of our conversation.


Sis. Kim Gibbs

The Sister Spotlight

This sister was born in Bremerton, but raised in Port Angeles Washington . She was the oldest of two children, with a foster sister as well. She went to college and worked in broadcasting with her family’s TV station before her mission (and after as well.) She found that she loves working in broadcasting in various roles. She served a full time mission in Paraguay. After being home for a time, she met her future husband at a YSA dance in Washington. She had known who he was growing up (even being in the same ward for a while), but they were never close. They have now been married 6 years. They then moved to Montana. She has three children and two step children (two boys and three girls). Her hobbies include photography, camping, riding motorbikes, swimming (outdoors activities) and spending time with her family. She loves exploring turn-of-the-century ghost towns too! This sister’s favorite place to serve in the church is in the Young Women’s organization, which is where she is currently serving in our ward. (Click on the comments below to find out who she is.)

Monday, June 25, 2012

Park Day

A group of ladies are meeting at the Florence park with their children for fun and socializing 10am, tomorrow Tuesday, June 26th.  Everyone is welcome to come join in the fun.  We are planning to do this every Tuesday through the summer at the Florence Park. 

Bountiful Basket in Florence

The Bountiful Basket is now available in Florence!  So, if you are a Florence resident and have been wanting to try it, now is your chance.  Baskets for this Saturday pick up are only available until tomorrow night, June 26th 10pm on  the website.  If you have not heard about Bountiful Baskets you can check it out at  It is a great deal and good for you!
Dave Simmons' daughter, Jamie Simmons, is getting married this Saturday, June 30th, 3pm at Dave Simmons' house.  All are welcome to attend.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Linger Longer June 24th, 2012

This is just a friendly reminder that we will be having a linger longer tomorrow, June 24th after the block.  A-M please bring a salad, dessert, or side dish.  N-Z please bring a main dish. 

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Dates to remember for June 2012

17th– Father’s Day
19th– R.S. Activity, 7 pm.
21-23rd– Tri Stake Youth Con ference.
*No Ward Cannery date this month. Please let Sis. Longhurst know if there’s something you’d like to can.(552-2335)

June 2012 Relief Society Presidency Message

Dear Sisters,

While reading “Daughters in My Kingdom” I came across this inspiring quote by President George Albert Smith. He states, “Our eternal happiness will be in proportion to the way that we devote ourselves to helping others.” It isn’t only what we receive that makes us happy; it is what we give, and the more we give of that which is uplifting and supporting to others, the more we have to give. It grows like a great fountain of life and bubbles up to eternal happiness!

-Sis. Diana Hirschi

The Sister Spotlight

This sister was born in Craig, Colorado. She is the oldest child in her family, having one younger brother. Her family moved quite a bit and she lived in several places including Burley, Idaho; Fairbanks, Alaska; Portland, Oregon; Denver, Colorado, and finally Idaho Falls, Idaho where she graduated from high school. She attended BYU for a time. Then moved to Alaska again, where she met her husband. They have now been married 26 years! They were blessed with five children. Moving was still a part of her life as an adult, as they also lived in Utah, Louisiana, and Montana. They have been in Stevensville since 1994. In recent years, they moved from the 1st ward to our ward. She is an excellent pianist and currently serves as the primary pianist. She also enjoys scrap booking (and taking pictures of her family for that). She’s an avid reader and very good at writing. Raising her children has always been a top priority and she currently home schools them. Her husband works in Alaska at right now. She has a daughter serving a mission in Tennessee. Her parents are also in our ward.

(Click on the comments to see who she is…)

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Linger Longer June 24th, 2012

As a ward we will be having a Linger longer June 24th, 2012 after the block.  A-M bring a dessert and N-Z bring a pot luck.

A Sister In Need

We have a Sister that is moving in our ward and she is in need of a refrigerator, washer and dryer.  If anyone can help, please call 214-4801.  Thank you!

Relief Society Tuesday, June 19th, 2012

A Natural Option
to Improve Your

When: Tuesday, June 19th, 7pm

Where: Cultural Hall

Who:  Presented by Jeannie Robbins

Why: Because any natural method to better health is good to know!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Relief Society Activity TONIGHT May 15th, 2012!

We are going to be learning how to make pie crust from Sister Evelyn Jennings, 7pm at the church. 

Bountiful Basket for May 19th pick up!

Just a reminder for all those who would like to get the Bountiful Basket.  There are around 50 baskets left available in Stevensville and they will only be available until 10pm tonight 05/15/2012.  If you haven't tried it yet now is the time.  I really enjoy the basket.  It is 50% fruit and 50% veggies for a good deal. Go check it out at

Monday, April 23, 2012

The Great Garden Guidance


All 1st & 2nd Ward Adults are invited to attend a wonderful evening of education in all aspects of gardening knowledge

Presented By: Molly Hackett

(Co-Columnist of “Dirty Fingernails”, Ravalli Republic)

Get the answers you need for a better garden this year!
Learn Soil Enrichment pointers
Learn Seed Selection, Seed Collection
Learn what mulches work best


Tuesday April 24, 2012

6:30 p.m. in the YW Room

Stevensville Stake Center

*Salad Bar Dinner Provided

Monday, April 16, 2012

Relief Society Activity, April 17th 7 pm.
Fireside by Sister Kim Gibbs,
 “A Mighty Change of Heart”.
Sister Gibbs will focus on 4 things we
can do to experience it for ourselves.
Held in the room off of the kitchen in the Stake Center.
Casual dress and refreshments.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Relief Society Presidency Message ~ April 2012

The literal meaning of the word sacrifice is “to make sacred.” However, over time the meaning of the word has changed. Today the word sacrifice means to give something up. Often in the church we talk about giving up our time and money for the building of the kingdom. If we went back to the original meaning of the word, we’d realize that every minute and every penny we donate to the church helps to sanctify us. We’re not really giving up anything at all, but instead, becoming more like our Savior. What a great way to look at the sacrifice of Christ during this Easter time!

With much love,

Kim Gibbs

Dates to remember for April, 2012

13th – Ward Cannery date, 10 am, white beans, carrots, onions, sugar, regular oats. (see sign-up sheet or call Sis. Longhurst at 522-2338.

17th – Relief Society Activity, 7 pm. Fireside by Kim Gibbs, “A Mighty Change of Heart”. Held in the room off of the kitchen in the Stake Center.

20th-22nd – Young Single Adult Conference.
*A big THANK YOU to Sis. Dena Griffin who was recently released as our first counselor in the Relief Society Presidency. And we want to welcome Sis. Heidi Mitchell as our new first counselor.

The Sister Spotlight ~ April, 2012

This sister grew up the 4th of 5 children in Richland, Washington. She lived there all of her growing up years, and then studied history at BYU-Idaho. She enjoyed playing her violin in the orchestra there. She was able to further her education in Oxford-Brooks, England where she earned her Master’s degree in Children’s Literature. She soon met her husband, who at the time was a friend of her sister’s. They had a long distance relationship before being married. They have now been married almost four years and have a cute little boy named Isaac. He is almost two. They lived in Provo, Utah after their marriage, then moved to Missoula, Montana and now Stevensville. She is an avid reader with Jane Austin being one of her favorite authors. Her hobbies also include baking, cooking and crafts. Her husband says she is great at anything “homemade”. She even makes yogurt and soap. She also is starting a garden. As a life long member of the church she has been a teacher in Gospel Doctrine, Relief Society and currently primary. She is also our new music chairwoman. She has a wonderful singing voice and enjoys participating in ward choirs. Her husband says a few of her good qualities are being friendly, very kind and patient with others, and practical. (Click on the comments below to find out who she is.)

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

General Conference March 31st and April 1st

Just another friendly reminder of this weekends charity events for 'Shelby's Ability Dog Foundation'.
Here's the details:

Friday 30th - Zumbathon Charity Event 6-8pm
Stevensville High School gym
$10 (additional donations accepted )
-Door Prizes
-Guest Zumba instructors

Saturday 31st - Spaghetti dinner/Auction 5-8pm
Stevensville High School gym
$5 (12 & under)
$10 (13 & older)
$20 (family of 4)

2012 Honda CRV Raffle winner announced
first 4,000 entries = two entries for price of one

Zumbathon & Car Raffle Entry - $30
1 Dinner & Car Raffle Entry - $30

Spread the word to EVERYONE you know & lets support this local member of our community!

Bountiful Baskets in Florence

If anyone is interested in getting Bountiful Baskets in Florence, please email me, . Thank you!

Are you in need of help?

Are you in need of help getting a job done or babysitting?  The Young women of our ward need to earn $70 dollars each to go to girls camp.  So, if you have an odd job or babysitting, that you are willing to pay for,  give one of the Young Women a call. 

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Fast Sunday

Fast Sunday will be this Sunday March 25th, 2012 due to General Conference the following weekend and Easter in April.

Monday, March 19, 2012

General Young Women Meeting

Young women 12 to 18, their mothers, and Young Women leaders are invited to participate on Saturday, March 24, at 6:00 p.m. in the Chapel.

The 2012 Mutual theme is “Arise and shine forth, that thy light may be a standard for the nations” (Doctrine and Covenants 115:5).

Speakers will include the Young Women general presidency—President Elaine S. Dalton, First Counselor Mary N. Cook, and Second Counselor Ann M. Dibb—as well as a member of the First Presidency.
Stevensville 1st & 2nd Wards

Relief Society
Birthday Celebration

Among Us

Tuesday, March 20th, 7pm
at the Church House

Program and refreshments

Please Join Us
I am hosting a Zumbathon Charity Event!




This is a foundation to help a local community member

raise money for a therapy dog for her daughter, so she can

bring her home. As a single parent this would be a HUGE

help in caring for her daughter that has emotional/mental

issues caused by traumatic abuse she endured


ZUMBATHON - $10 (Guest Zumba instructors, Door prizes, D.J)

SPAGHETTI DINNER - $5 (12 & under)

(March 31 High school gym) $10 (13 & older) !I have tickets for it all!

$20 (family of 4)

2012 HONDA CRV RAFFLE - $25 per

first 4,ooo entries = 2 entries for price of one

Bundle together:

Zumbathon & car raffle entry - $30

1 Dinner & Car Raffle Entry - $30

Please spread the word & come support for this great cause!

Go to for more details

Thank you!

Michelle W.

Bountiful Baskets

For those of you who are interested in trying out the Bountiful Basket, I highly recommend it.  It is great! You get a variety of 50% fruit and 50% vegetables for a good price.  The deadline for this Saturdays Bountiful Basket is tomorrow, March 20th, at 10am.  Last I heard there were less then 50 baskets left available, so hurry and don't miss out. Go to and sign-up, it's easy and a good deal.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Stake Relief Society Evening

Stake Women's Fireside
 "Finding Joy in Things that Matter Most"
March 10th, 2012 7:00 PM

Sunday dress, meeting will be held in the chapel.
Refreshments we will be served afterwards.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

March 2012 Relief Society Presidency Message

I have been reading "Daughters in My Kingdom: The History and Work of the Relief Society". This month, the Relief Society organization is 170 years old! I have been so impressed with the efforts and extraordinary accomplishments of the early Relief Society sisters and the contributions worldwide to those in need! I share with you this quote from Emmeline B. Wells, Fifth RS President, written May 1914. "It is my strongest desire that our young women of today be made to comprehend the work of the early members who, without the facilities of the present time, comforted the sad and distressed, visited the widow and fatherless, and were like ministering angels." That was 98 years ago! What better facilities and technology we have now! What greater contributions we can and do make now! I feel so blessed to be part of this great and divine sisterhood!

-Sis. Diana Hirschi

Dates to rember for March 2012:

4th– CES Devotional for Young Adults

10th– Stake R.S. evening, 7 pm.

18th– Stevi 2nd Ward Conference

20th– Relief Society Birthday Celebration, 7 pm at the church. Dessert served.

24th- General Young Women Meeting

31st– General Conference 10 am & 2 pm.

The Sister Spotlight March 2012

This sister was born and raised in Missoula, Montana. She graduated from Sentinel High School. She was a middle child with 4 sisters and 2 brothers. As a teenager she had an LDS friend who invited her to mutual and introduced her to the church. Utah Technical College in Orem, Utah was where she majored in Fashion Merchandising. While back home for the summer, she met her “would be husband” on a blind date. They were married after she did another year of schooling. She worked with a friend in Orem who she would talk to about the church, and had some roommates who were also good influences on her. Although raised a Catholic, she was converted and baptized into the LDS church. She and her husband settled in Stevensville and had 5 children together (2 girls and 3 boys.) Her husband passed away after a car accident in ‘83. She has worked in the Stevensville schools since, now as a paraprofessional working with special needs children. She loves to sew, work on crafts, make jewelry, garden, and play with her 9 grandchildren in her spare time. She has some Salish Native American in her heritage. She has served in callings in all the auxiliaries of the church, currently in the nursery. She’s such a great part of our ward! Who is she? Click on the comments below to find out.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Linger Longer TODAY February 26th, 2012

Linger Longer
February 26th, 2012
3:45 pm in the Cultural Hall

If your last name begins with the letter A-M bring a main dish and
if your last name begins with the letter N-Z bring a dessert or salad.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Relief Society Activity February 21st 2012

Pillow Case Making
By Joan Heimark
Tuesday Feb 21st 2012
7pm in Cultural Hall

What to bring:
3 pieces of coordinating fabric
1st piece-Length of pillow
2nd piece- 9 inch band
3rd piece- 3 inch stripe
scissors or cutter and cutting mat
Sewing machine

Look for handouts & sign-ups Sunday 

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Check out these nice looking missionaries. What a blessing it is to have so many of our young adults out on a mission.  Sister Beller has a blog that we can go to, just click on her name on the right under missionaries serving from Stevi 2nd ward.  Elder Callahan and Elder Blomquist have blogs as well.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Relief Society Activity
January 17th at 7 pm in the church kitchen/room off kitchen. Emily Lundgreen is teaching bread making. Whole wheat and artisan breads.  Childcare will be provided to those who sign-up.  Sign-up in the binder this Sunday.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Message from the Relief Society Presidency January 2012

When Lehi asked Nephi and his brothers to return to Jerusalem to get the brass plates, Laman and Lemuel murmured, and quite frankly I can’t blame them - it was a one month, 500 mile roundtrip! The remarkable thing is that Nephi didn’t murmur. The reason is given in 1Ne. 2:16, “…I did cry unto the Lord; and behold he did visit me, and did soften my heart that I did believe all the words which had been spoken by my father…” Nephi’s reward for obeying without complaint is found in 1Ne. 3:6, “…thou shall be favored of the Lord, because thou hast not murmured.” When we feel overwhelmed with responsibilities, we too can go to the Lord in prayer and have our hearts softened, so we may obey willingly and without complaint.

With much love,

Kim Gibbs

The Sister Spotlight January 2012

This sister was born in Fresno, California where she was raised until her Junior year in high school when her family moved to Stevensville, Montana. She has been a life long member of the church. She is the youngest of three children with an older brother and sister. She met her husband at Stevensville high school while on a double date with other people. Next month they will have been married for 30 years. They have six kids, three girls and three boys which they raised here in Stevensville. They now have four granddaughters and one on the way. She currently works at the U of M planning and construction department and is taking a class there at the university as well. She has served in many callings in all the auxiliaries of the church and is now serving in the Relief Society presidency. She also sings in the choir. Her husband says she’s always been interested in photography and is good at taking pictures. They love to go to the Griz football games together. She loves to read. She is good at being a very loving, non judgmental friend and is a wonderful wife and mother. (Click on the comments to find out who she is.)

Dates to remember January 2012

14– Stake Temple Day
17– Relief Society Activity, 7 pm.
28– Ward Cannery date, 10 am. Items to be canned to be announced. (Call Sis. Longhurst for sug gestions.)

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Book Club January 12th, 2012

At the Neimann's home - 132 First Ave.  This months book is by Boyd K Packer, Memorable Stories and Parables.  It is available on-line. 7Share a story that touched your heart.  Ila Neimann 777-3565.

Bountiful Baskets!

Greetings from your local Bountiful Basket Volunteer Site Coordinators- Sarah Teeples & Moriah Cochran
We are happy to announce that Bountiful Baskets will begin in Stevensville on January 14!  We are sending you this email because you signed up on our interest list.  If you are no longer interested just email me back and I will remove you. 
If you would like to participate please visit  there you will sign up for an account and read all about new participant instructions.  This website is where you will place your order/contribute when you would like a basket.  The website opens for contributions on Mondays at noon and closes on Tuesdays at 10pm for pick up that Saturday. So, if you would like a basket on the 14th, you will need to go to the website and place your order/contribution by Tuesday the 10th at 10pm (we recommend Monday just out of habit because we will begin to sell out of baskets early in the contribution period).  If you don't contribute in that time frame you will not recieve a basket.  Every time you would like a basket you must go on-line and contribute during the open time frame.
Contribution time closes on Tuesday night, but some sites fill up quickly. Each site has an allotted number of baskets that it can accommodate. In order for more baskets to be available in a particular area, volunteers must step up, be trained, and find a location where they can open a new site.
The contribution is $15.00 per basket. The organic upgrade is $10.00 for a total of $25.00. The amount for add-ons varies depending on the item. The first time basket fee is $3.00. The processing fee is $1.50, which must be paid every time you contribute. Your entire contribution is spent on food, so the $1.50 is necessary to cover card processing, servers, and other expenses.
When you check out, you agree to be on time to pick-up your produce. Unless otherwise noted pick-ups are on Saturday morning. It is helpful to double-check the time on the website under “Locations” each Friday night to be sure there hasn’t been a last-minute change. You have a 20-minute window to pick up your produce. If you are late, or do not show up, your produce will be donated and will be unavailable to you.
You also agree to volunteer on occasion. This is a volunteer organization. We all chip in, no one gets paid, so all of our money goes to buying great food at great prices! If you are able bodied, we ask that you volunteer at least once every 6 to 8 times you participate. If you can not, then don’t worry about it.
There are no refunds or exchanges, but if you don’t like it, there is no commitment to participate again. You have to contribute every week that you want a basket—they don’t just carry your contribution over. If you contribute for add-ons, you will have a chance to inspect those at the pick-up to make sure they are of good quality before you take them home. If they are spoiled or damaged, or if they do not arrive on the truck (these things occasionally happen), then the volunteer site coordinator will submit a credit request for you to be reviewed by Sally and Tanya, the co-op founders.
As of today our pickup time is 3:30 at the North Valley Public Library Community Room.  But please double check before you come to pickup on Saturdays, as time and location may change.  We are trying to find and secure a larger location because we are worried we may run out of room!  If you have any ideas of pickup locations please let us know! We just need an indoor location during the winter months.
When you sign up for an account on the Bountiful Baskets website you can  enter two phone numbers.  We will call these numbers if you forget to come and pick up your basket so make sure it is a number we can get ahold of you at, like a home and cell phone number.
If you can volunteer please come at 2:00.  Volunteers are needed to help unload the truck and carry in produce, sort the produce, and help people when they come to pick-up their basket.
For now, the best thing you can do to familiarize yourself with Bountiful Baskets is go to and click on the "New Participant Instructions" in the top bar. This will walk you through everything you need to know! 

Lastly we ask for your patience!  We have been trained but we are new to this so please be understanding! And like everyone at Bountiful Baskets we are volunteers! This is not a paid position and we both have busy lives, but love to get a great deal!! We look forward to working with you!

Moriah & Sarah
If you have any questions you can e-mail or call us.
Moriah Cochran
Sarah Teeples