"Relief of poverty, relief of illness; relief of doubt, relief of ignorance--relief of all that hinders the joy and progress of a woman."
--John A Widtsoe

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

RS Newsletter - October 2013

Presidency Message

Romans 12:2 "And be not conformed to this world; but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God." 

Sometimes it is all-too-easy to take the simpler path, the mediocre path. How often have you heard yourself say, "I can't be bothered"? 

Are we not glorious beings with a grand destiny? Have we forgotten?  

Our Heavenly Father has greater things in store for us, not just in the Eternities, but here on earth.  

The brethren have a hymn that starts: "Rise up, O men of God!  Have done with lesser things." As Christ is our example, so should we conform ourselves to reflect our Heavenly Father. 

Meditation: what are the characteristics of Christ?  Do I reflect these in my little actions and daily choices?
Heidi Kneale
2nd Counsellor
We care.

Monthly Calendar
  • Sun 6 Oct, 6pm - Relief Society General Broadcast at Rockingham Chapel
  • Tues 29 Oct 12:30 - Friendship Picnic at foreshore. Bring goodies to share and friends.
  • Sat 12 Oct - Temple Closed
  • 12-13 Oct - General Conference Broadcast at Rockingham Chapel 
    • Sat 10am, 2pm, 6pm (Priesthood session). 
    • Sun 10am (includes prophet's message) and 2pm
  • Oct 16-19 Ward Temple Week
  • Thurs 24 Oct - RS Temple Trip. Carpooling departing:  
    • 7:45am  Heidi Kneale's home for 9:30am session.  
    • 10am at Chapel for 11:30 session.

Weekly Bread Run Schedule
Bread is available for pickups at the following times and places:
  • Mon 6:30-7:30pm Hilary Gratwick's home 5 Tangaroa Close
  • Wed 6:30pm  Dawn Hirama's Home 10 Ocean Place
  • Thurs 6:30pm Debbie Cotterell's home 572 Safety Bay Road

Visiting Teaching Message - Oct 2013

Jesus Christ “created the heavens and the earth” (3 Nephi 9:15). He did so through the power of the priesthood, under the direction of our Heavenly Father (see Moses 1:33). 

“How grateful we should be that a wise Creator fashioned an earth and placed us here,” said President Thomas S. Monson, “… that we might experience a time of testing, an opportunity to prove ourselves in order to qualify for all that God has prepared for us to receive.”

When we use our agency to obey God’s commandments and repent, we become worthy to return to live with Him. Of the Creation, President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, Second Counselor in the First Presidency, said: "We are the reason He created the universe! …“This is a paradox of man: compared to God, man is nothing; yet we are everything to God.”

 Knowing that Jesus Christ created the earth for us because we mean everything to Heavenly Father can help us increase our love for Them.

Be Inspired
This Month's Relief Society Challenge: "Reach Out"
Ring one sister in the ward you normally don't associate with. Call simply to say hello. 
Not sure who to call? Log onto our Ward Website (https://ward.lds.org) with your LDS Account (same one you use for NewFamilySearch).

Recipe Corner
Chicken Mole

This classic Mexican dish has spices, but isn't too spicy. This is what Mexicans think of when they think "Cocina de Casa" (Home Cooking). Serve as a casserole, over rice or as soft taco fillings.


1kg chicken (boned or boneless)
2 cans tomatoes
1 chili (optional)
1 litre of chicken stock or water
1/2 c almonds
1/2 c sultanas
8 peppercorns
1 tsp cumin 
5 cloves
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 c sesame seeds
1 tsp anise
3 onions, chopped
2 cloves of garlic
1 c unsweetened cocoa powder

Place all in slow cooker and let simmer on low 6-8 hours.


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