To my dear sisters of the El Dorado Ward. . . This month we celebrated the 168th birthday of the Relief Society. President Joseph F. Smith (1839-1918) explained that the Relief Society was "divinely made, divinely authorized, divinely instituted, divinely ordained of God to minister for the salvation of the souls of women and men." There is no other organization for women that has such a place in the Lord's kingdom. So a question comes to mind. Do we value our membership in Relief Society? I want each of you to know that Relief Society has come to be one of the treasures of my life. Just as temple attendance is, Relief Society has come to be a haven from the cares of the world. When I come to Relief Society I have come to enjoy the education I receive from all of the great lessons, but I so enjoy the sisterhood and feeling the spiritual strength and testimony from those who are in attendance. My life has been greatly enriched from all of the great sisters in the gospel that I have become acquainted with through Relief Society attendance. They have all helped me build and bolster my testimony of the . In attendance at the first Relief Society meeting there were three teenagers. The oldest was in her fifties. Eleven of them were married, six unmarried, and two were widows. This first meeting set the pattern for generation to come. Women of all ages come together in Relief Society to form a circle of sisterhood to help us all come unto Christ.
Bits and Pieces
We are in need of a good seamstress to make a new Sacrament tablecloth.
We would like to welcome Ruth Lambert (formerly Ruth Matthews) into the ward. She married Dean Lambert at the end of March. Congrats to them both!
Saturday, April 24- Stake Relief Society Enrichment at the Brookside Building at 11am. The day will include demos, speakers, and delicious lunch.
Fridays, April 16th and 30th- Pie Night at Shanna Behling's. Shanna is starting Pie Night so that ward members can come and get to know each other. You can bring your spouse or come by yourself. Pie and ice cream will be served as we just talk, and enjoy each other's company.
Relief Society Lesson Schedule
4th- Chosen Conference Talk
11th- Chapter 7
18th- Chapter 8
25th- Chosen Conference Talk
2nd- Darkus Mary Swasey, Sierra Cripps
3rd- Barbara Kirby
4th- April Lindsey
6th- Elizabeth Kosnikowski
8th- Kelli Wroten
10th- Kali Matthews
11th- Emily Taylor
13th- Sarem Meas, Ruth Matthews
14th- Jeanine Parker, Bonnie Hild
22nd- Berthella Clyne, Sheila Reavill, Debra Thornton
26th- Paula Corbitt, Aileen Eguinea
28th- Shirley King
Spotlight: Shanna Behling
Birth date: December 16, 194
Hymn: On This Day of Joy and Gladness #64
Food: Chicken Thai Salad
Current Calling: Relief Society President
Children: Shanna has 3 daughters, 1 son, 3 granddaughters, and 3 grandsons. She grew up in Carmicheal and graduated from BYU with a Masters Degree in Child Development and Family Relations. She was the director of a preschool at BYU Hawaii for 5 years, met her husband (now ex) there, and was a stay at home mom for some time. She taught parent education for Grant High School district. For the last six years, she has owned her own business called Ms. Shanna's Music Magic. She goes to local schools and teaches children songs and musical games. She does 24 music programs a week and teaches 20 piano lessons a week. She loves traveling and visiting her children. Her goal is to take organ lessons, to be a really great grandmother, and to get to know the sisters of the El Dorado ward.
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