October 20, 2014

This Week

Monday, October 20
Resume, Cover Letter, and ldsjobs.org Profile Help: Los Angeles California Employment Resource Center. 9am–3pm. Learn More.

Tuesday, October 21
The Career Workshop: Los Angeles California Employment Resource Center. 9 am–4:30 pm. Learn more.
Young Men's and Young Women's: Westwood Building at 7 pm.

Wednesday, October 22
Music Makers: Another great gathering for Moms and kids which is held every Wednesday at 10:15 am in the room we meet in for Relief Society. Music Makers is a chance for young children to get their wiggles out by dancing and playing to music.

Thursday, October 23

Park Day for Moms and Kids: Park day has moved to Thursday mornings 9:30-noon. Here's the schedule for the month: Thursday, October 2: Roxbury Park  (Olympic and Roxbury, parking metered off Roxbury, or around in the alley by the park). Thursday, October 9: Cheviot Hills Park (off Motor and south of Pico, behind the swimming pool and rec center). Thursday, October 16: Aiden's Place. Thursday, October 23: Veteran's Park (Culver and Overland, parking lot off Culver, west of Overland) Thursday, October 30: Aiden's Place

Saturday, October 25

Westwood and UCLA Primary Trunk or Treat: 5-7:30 pm in the parking lot. It will have all the traditions you've come to know and love, including trunk decorating contest, non-scary costumes, and candy handing-out!  Dinner will be provided (The Relief Society is being asked to provide soup, please sign up with Melissa Puente. There will also be games on the ballfield.  Invite friends who are not members of the church!  Everyone is welcome, click here to see the Facebook event and to invite your friends.

Sunday, October 26
Church Meetings: 10:20 am—Relief Society/Elders' Quorum, 11:20 am—Sunday School, 12:20 pm—Sacrament Meeting. Combined Relief Society and Priesthood meetings today
Choir Practice: 12 pm every Sunday. Please bring a friend and meet before church in the Seminary room.


LOOKING AHEAD

November 1
Ward Service Project: PATH (People Assisting the Homeless). 8:30 am at the Westwood Building
where we'll be assembling boxed lunches to be donated to PATH (People Assisting the Homless.)  Also, we're looking for donations of lunch food items such as whole grain bread, small apples, string cheese, chips, crackers, or granola bars, cookies, baby carrots.  You can arrange to drop off food donations the day of or with a member of the Relief Society presidency or Relief Society planning committee beforehand if you're not able to attend Saturday morning to assemble lunches.  Signup sheets to bring items are in the binders at Relief Society.  Please click HERE to view the flyer with more information about this event. 

November 8 and 9
Stake Conference:
at the Los Angeles Stake Center.  Mark your calendars!  Please note that individuals ages 12 and up are invited to attend the adult session on Saturday night at 7 p.m. and there will be babysitting provided for children younger than 12.  Bring the whole family to this session! Sunday's meeting begins at 10 am.


FOR YOUR INFORMATION

Free Item:
Kathie Johnson is giving away a free hospital bed, please contact (it will need to be picked up in Cerritos) her if you're interested.
310-476-2080


See the film: MEET THE MORMONS in theaters listed on the film's website, it'll be playing only for a short while longer!  It is very sweet and inspiring and worth taking a friend who isn't a member to.  HERE is a trailer for the film and HERE is the Facebook page for it so you can forward these to friends via email, text, or social media.

Family History Work: Free subscriptions to the FamilySearch partner sites Ancestry.com, findmypast.com, and MyHeritage.com are available to ALL Latter-day Saints. Click here for more information!

Temple Work
: If you have family names you need temple work done for, you can give them to Melissa and Dan Johnson by emailing melissa.johnson.0922@gmail.com, who will help you do them.  Also, if anyone would like to do family names for someone in our ward, please contact Melissa and Dan and they'll help you get the cards to do on your own.


Volunteer at the Prison: If you'd like to volunteer to visit the prison with other members of the stake, please contact Scott for more information: scottcporter@hotmail.com

Remember to do and report your Visiting Teaching: Once it's done (and even if it's not!) please report your visiting teaching to your visiting teaching supervisor the first week of every month for the previous month. Please also let your supervisor know how your sisters are doing and if there are any needs.

Upload Your Photo: Visit www.lds.org and log in to upload your photo to our new online directory and print a new photo directory from home. Learn more.
Update your lds tools app on your smart phone and you'll be able to upload your photo/s directly from your smart phone. Please contact Kristen Curran with questions: kristencurran@gmail.com.

Playdates in the Park: A gathering for moms and young kids who want to get together at local parks to play with other moms and kids. See above for more information. Time is from 2:30-5:00.  Come and go as your schedule permits. The day of the week changes each month.

Music Makers: Another great gathering for Moms and kids which is held every Wednesday at 10:15 am in the room we meet in for Relief Society. Questions or want to be added to the email list? Contact Rachel McKissick rachelmckissick@gmail.com. Music Makers is a chance for young children to get their wiggles out by dancing and playing to music. 

Emergency Preparedness reminder: 
 The First Presidency recommends building a three-month supply of food. Each month a recipe will be provided that includes nonperishable food items. When storing food it is important to keep track of expiration dates and store food in proper conditions.  The First Presidency recommends to store what you eat and eat what you store. This allows a rotation of the food before the expiration date. Cooking without power is another concern in times of emergency. The following website list the many options available: www.yourfamilyark.org. There are instructions on how to build your own oven using cardboard, foil, and charcoal or links on where to purchase solar oven. Our goal is to make some progress every month. Good luck.

The Los Angeles Family History Library: wants to remind you that we are open and are offering a variety of classes to meet the needs of the community. The center is open from 12-5 pm the second Sunday of every month. Classes offered at the Family History Library at 10741 Santa Monica Boulevard, are listed at lafhl.org or call 310-474-9990.

Addiction Recovery Program: through The Los Angeles California Stake/LDS Family Services. Confidential recovery and support groups for individuals and family members. For more information, call 424.255.8277 or email LosAngelesARP@gmail.com. Learn more about meeting schedules.

Interested in participating in sports? Check out the LA Stake Sports Blog for more information. 

October 14, 2014

This Week

Monday, October 13
Resume, Cover Letter, and ldsjobs.org Profile Help: Los Angeles California Employment Resource Center. 9am–3pm. Learn More.

Tuesday, October 14
The Career Workshop: Los Angeles California Employment Resource Center. 9 am–4:30 pm. Learn more.
Young Men's and Young Women's: Westwood Building at 7 pm.

Wednesday, October 15
Music Makers: Another great gathering for Moms and kids which is held every Wednesday at 10:15 am in the room we meet in for Relief Society. Music Makers is a chance for young children to get their wiggles out by dancing and playing to music.
Cooking Class: 7 p.m. at the church, cooking class organized by Valecia (not a Relief Society-sponsored event but good social activity to know about and attend!)  This month is all about pumpkin. It's not just pie. We will be doing sweet and savory recipes as well as some pumpkin carving techniques.  Bring friends!  Held in the Westwood building kitchen.


Thursday, October 16

Park Day for Moms and Kids: Park day has moved to Thursday mornings 9:30-noon. Here's the schedule for the month: Thursday, October 2: Roxbury Park  (Olympic and Roxbury, parking metered off Roxbury, or around in the alley by the park). Thursday, October 9: Cheviot Hills Park (off Motor and south of Pico, behind the swimming pool and rec center). Thursday, October 16: Aiden's Place. Thursday, October 23: Veteran's Park (Culver and Overland, parking lot off Culver, west of Overland) Thursday, October 30: Aiden's Place

Saturday, October 18

From Bob and Gaye Smith: an invitation for the old-timers and those a little younger to stop in at Bob and Gaye Smith's home (2941 Motor Ave.) from 3 to 5 p.m. on Saturday Oct. 18th.  Have a snack, reminisce, and wish Bob Smith a Happy 90th Birthday!  Definitely no gifts, please.
Stake Day in the Temple: All Day! Come and bring your own family names to do or request to do family names submitted by other members of our Stake, which are kept in the Los Angeles Stake's box at the desk to the right of the reception desk.  The Chapel Session will begin at 4:15 p.m. and the endowment session begins at 5 p.m.  There will be baptisms at 2 p.m.

Sunday, October 19
Church Meetings: 10:20 am—Relief Society/Elders' Quorum, 11:20 am—Sunday School, 12:20 pm—Sacrament Meeting. Combined Relief Society and Priesthood meetings today
Choir Practice: 12 pm every Sunday. Please bring a friend and meet before church in the Seminary room.Open House BBQ: 2 pm directly following Sacrament Meeting. Please invite friends!
A Musical Readers Theater: A Friend's Promise: 6 pm at the Westwood Building.




LOOKING AHEAD

October 25
Westwood & UCLA Primary Trunk or Treat: 5-7:30 pm in the parking lot. It will
have all the traditions you've come to know and love, including trunk decorating contest, non-scary costumes, and candy handing-out!  Dinner will be provided (The Relief Society is being asked to provide soup, please sign up with Melissa Puente. There will also be games on the ballfield.  Invite friends who are not members of the church!  Everyone is welcome.

November 1
Ward Service Project: PATH (People Assisting the Homeless). 8:30 am at the Westwood Building
where we'll be assembling boxed lunches to be donated to PATH (People Assisting the Homless.)  Also, we're looking for donations of lunch food items such as whole grain bread, small apples, string cheese, chips, crackers, or granola bars, cookies, baby carrots.  You can arrange to drop off food donations the day of or with a member of the Relief Society presidency or Relief Society planning committee beforehand if you're not able to attend Saturday morning to assemble lunches.  Signup sheets to bring items are in the binders at Relief Society.  Please click HERE to view the flyer with more information about this event. 

November 8 & 9
Stake Conference:
at the Los Angeles Stake Center.  Mark your calendars!  Please note that individuals ages 12 and up are invited to attend the adult session on Saturday night at 7 p.m. and there will be babysitting provided for children younger than 12.  Bring the whole family to this session! Sunday's meeting begins at 10 am.


FOR YOUR INFORMATION

Free Item:
Kathie Johnson is giving away a free hospital bed, please contact (it will need to be picked up in Cerritos) her if you're interested.
310-476-2080

See the film: MEET THE MORMONS in theaters listed on the film's website, it'll be playing only for a short while longer!  It is very sweet and inspiring and worth taking a friend who isn't a member to.  HERE is a trailer for the film and HERE is the Facebook page for it so you can forward these to friends via email, text, or social media.

Family History Work: Free subscriptions to the FamilySearch partner sites Ancestry.com, findmypast.com, and MyHeritage.com are available to ALL Latter-day Saints. Click here for more information!

Temple Work
: If you have family names you need temple work done for, you can give them to Melissa and Dan Johnson by emailing melissa.johnson.0922@gmail.com, who will help you do them.  Also, if anyone would like to do family names for someone in our ward, please contact Melissa and Dan and they'll help you get the cards to do on your own.


Volunteer at the Prison: If you'd like to volunteer to visit the prison with other members of the stake, please contact Scott for more information: scottcporter@hotmail.com

Remember to do and report your Visiting Teaching: Once it's done (and even if it's not!) please report your visiting teaching to your visiting teaching supervisor the first week of every month for the previous month. Please also let your supervisor know how your sisters are doing and if there are any needs.

Upload Your Photo: Visit www.lds.org and log in to upload your photo to our new online directory and print a new photo directory from home. Learn more.
Update your lds tools app on your smart phone and you'll be able to upload your photo/s directly from your smart phone. Please contact Kristen Curran with questions: kristencurran@gmail.com.

Playdates in the Park: A gathering for moms and young kids who want to get together at local parks to play with other moms and kids. See above for more information. Time is from 2:30-5:00.  Come and go as your schedule permits. The day of the week changes each month.

Music Makers: Another great gathering for Moms and kids which is held every Wednesday at 10:15 am in the room we meet in for Relief Society. Questions or want to be added to the email list? Contact Rachel McKissick rachelmckissick@gmail.com. Music Makers is a chance for young children to get their wiggles out by dancing and playing to music. 

Emergency Preparedness reminder: 
 The First Presidency recommends building a three-month supply of food. Each month a recipe will be provided that includes nonperishable food items. When storing food it is important to keep track of expiration dates and store food in proper conditions.  The First Presidency recommends to store what you eat and eat what you store. This allows a rotation of the food before the expiration date. Cooking without power is another concern in times of emergency. The following website list the many options available: www.yourfamilyark.org. There are instructions on how to build your own oven using cardboard, foil, and charcoal or links on where to purchase solar oven. Our goal is to make some progress every month. Good luck.

The Los Angeles Family History Library: wants to remind you that we are open and are offering a variety of classes to meet the needs of the community. The center is open from 12-5 pm the second Sunday of every month. Classes offered at the Family History Library at 10741 Santa Monica Boulevard, are listed at lafhl.org or call 310-474-9990.

Addiction Recovery Program: through The Los Angeles California Stake/LDS Family Services. Confidential recovery and support groups for individuals and family members. For more information, call 424.255.8277 or email LosAngelesARP@gmail.com. Learn more about meeting schedules.

Interested in participating in sports? Check out the LA Stake Sports Blog for more information.