Newark 1st Ward Relief Society Newsletter

April 2018

Relief Society helps prepare women for the blessings of eternal life as they: 

Increase faith in Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ and His Atonement; 

Strengthen individuals, families, and homes through ordinances and covenants; 

and Work in unity to help those in need.


April 2018 General Conference

Message from President Russell M. Nelson

REVELATION FOR THE CHURCH, REVELATION FOR OUR LIVES - By President Russell M. Nelson

REVELATION FOR THE CHURCH, REVELATION FOR OUR LIVES - By President Russell M. Nelson

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In coming days, it will not be possible to survive spiritually without the guiding, directing, comforting, and constant influence of the Holy Ghost.

FIRST PRESIDENCY SUSTAINED, AND TWO NEW LEADERS NAMED TO THE QUORUM OF THE TWELVE APOSTLES

FIRST PRESIDENCY SUSTAINED, AND TWO NEW LEADERS NAMED TO THE QUORUM OF THE TWELVE APOSTLES

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President Russell M. Nelson was sustained Saturday as prophet, seer, revelator and president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints during a solemn assembly of Church members worldwide on March 31, 2018.

FIRST PRESIDENCY ANNOUNCES RESTRUCTURING OF MELCHIZEDEK PRIESTHOOD QUORUMS

FIRST PRESIDENCY ANNOUNCES RESTRUCTURING OF MELCHIZEDEK PRIESTHOOD QUORUMS

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President Russell M. Nelson announced combining high priests and elders into one elders quorum will increase unity and help Melchizedek Priesthood holders “accomplish the work of the Lord more effectively".

MINISTERING REPLACES HOME AND VISITING TEACHING

MINISTERING REPLACES HOME AND VISITING TEACHING

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The First Presidency announced that the separate programs of home teaching and visiting teaching are now a coordinated effort called “ministering.”

FIRST PRESIDENCY ANNOUNCES NEW YOUNG WOMEN GENERAL PRESIDENCY

FIRST PRESIDENCY ANNOUNCES NEW YOUNG WOMEN GENERAL PRESIDENCY

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The First Presidency announced that Sister Bonnie H. Cordon will serve as General President with Sister Michelle D. Craig as the First Counselor, and Sister Becky Craven as Second Counselor.

4/8 LESSON: THE BEAUTY OF HOLINESS - BY CAROL F. MCCONKIE

4/8 LESSON: THE BEAUTY OF HOLINESS - BY CAROL F. MCCONKIE

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“The Beauty of Holiness” by Carol F. McConkie from the April 2017 General Conference. Please be prepared to discuss your thoughts and impressions from last week’s General Conference. Also, how can the messages shared help us to increase in holiness?

4/15 LESSON: EXCEEDING GREAT & PRECIOUS PROMISES - BY ELDER DAVID A. BEDNAR

4/15 LESSON: EXCEEDING GREAT & PRECIOUS PROMISES - BY ELDER DAVID A. BEDNAR

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Heavenly Father’s great plan of happiness includes the doctrine, the ordinances, the covenants, and the exceeding great and precious promises whereby we can become partakers of the divine nature.

4/22 LESSON: THE ETERNAL EVERYDAY - BY ELDER QUENTIN L. COOK

4/22 LESSON: THE ETERNAL EVERYDAY - BY ELDER QUENTIN L. COOK

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Humility about who we are and God’s purpose for us is essential. Amulek, who was a missionary companion of Alma in the Book of Mormon, said, “This life is the time for men to prepare to meet God; yea, behold the day of this life is the day for men to perform their labors.”

4/29 LESSON: THE SABBATH IS A DAY OF WORSHIP

4/29 LESSON: THE SABBATH IS A DAY OF WORSHIP

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The Blessings of Worship by Dean M. Davies.

Worship is essential and central to our spiritual life. It is something we should yearn for, seek out, and strive to experience.

UPCOMING EVENTS

UPCOMING EVENTS

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4/24 “More Savior Like Thee” Join us for a fun filled activity. We will learn card making, unexpected ways of being frugal, and exciting new aspects of “Ministering”! Held on Tuesday, April 24th, from 7:00 pm. to 8:30 pm. Newark Building........................................................Just a reminder: Stake Adult Dinner Social.

Friday, May 4th.

Newark Stake Center

6:30 pm. Social

7:00 pm. Dinner Served -

Casual Dress

April Birthday's

April Birthday's

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04/01..........................................Sharon Burns
04/01...........................................Bonnie Perdue 04/02..........................................Donna Costango 04/05...........................................Debbie Ennis 04/07.........................................Sarena McMullin 04/08..........................................Debra Fry 04/08..........................................Jeanne Messner 04/10..........................................Penny Boyer 04/11..........................................Jennifer Steward 04/12.........................................Sue Adkins
04/13......................................Glenene Robertson
04/17........................................Fernanda Medina
04/18.......................................Menghan Li
04/19......................................Lauren Walters
04/21.....................................Mary Green
04/25.....................................Doris Day
04/27......................................Megan Yocom

CREATING A 72-HOUR EMERGENCY KIT - PROVIDENT LIVING

CREATING A 72-HOUR EMERGENCY KIT - PROVIDENT LIVING

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We have been counseled to have a portable and easily accessible 72-hour kit. Most disasters are over in seconds, minutes, or hours, but help may not reach you for days. If you need to evacuate, you will want to take life saving necessities with you. Here are two sites to help you make 72-hour kits for each person in your family as well as for your pet.
https://www.ready.gov/build-a-kit