December 15, 2014

This Week

Ongoing
Tithing Settlement:
Now through December 31. Appointments with the Bishop are open, please stop by the Clerk's office to sign up. Statements are now available for you to pick up beforehand in the same office.
Visitors' Center Lights: Now through December 26. Christmas at the Los Angeles Temple Visitors' Center. Invite your neighbors, friends and family to enjoy the Christmas lights at the temple and nightly events at the Visitors' Center this holiday season to celebrate the true meaning of Christmas. Visit here for the full schedule: www.facebook.com/LATVC.

Monday, December 15
Resume, Cover Letter, and ldsjobs.org Profile Help: Los Angeles California Employment Resource Center. 9am–3pm. Learn More. 

Tuesday, December 16
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.
Live Nativity Rehearsal for the Ward Christmas Party. 5:30 pm at the Westwood Building for all Primary Children. More details and information to come.

Wednesday, December 17
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, December 18

Park Day for Parents and Kids: Park day has moved to Thursday mornings 9:30-noon. No schedule yet, check back soon.

Friday, December 19
Ward Christmas Party with caroling, dinner and dessert and the nativity at 7 pm at the Westwood Building. Please invite your friends and neighbors to celebrate Christmas with us!

Saturday, December 20

Clean the Building: Service to consider during December:  we will be assigned to clean the church building during December and will have a signup sheet for that soon.  As always, church cleaning happens on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.


Sunday, December 21
Church Meetings: 10:20 am—Relief Society/Elders' Quorum, 11:20 am—Sunday School, 12:20 pm—Sacrament Meeting. Ward Sacrament Meeting Christmas program: Invite family and friends
Choir Practice: 9 am every Sunday in the Westwood 1st Ward's Relief Society Room. Please bring a friend and meet before church in the Seminary room.


LOOKING AHEAD


Every Saturday in December
Service to consider during December:  we will be assigned to clean the church building during December and will have a signup sheet for that soon.  As always, church cleaning happens on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.


Gerry Oakford recently had a fall and a broken hip, which necessitated surgery. She is slowly recovering now in a convalescent center.  She welcomes any visitors if you could take the time to say hello.  Here's the address: Berkeley East Convalescent Hospital  2021 Arizona Ave  Santa Monica CA 90404  310-829-5377

Christmas performances at the Visitor's Center are being held nightly throughout the month. Invite your neighbors, friends, and family to enjoy the Christmas lights and performances.  Check the schedule on the facebook page www.facebook.com?LATVC


FOR YOUR INFORMATION


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. 

December 12, 2014

This Week, so late sorry!

Ongoing
Tithing Settlement:
Now through December 31. Appointments with the Bishop are open, please stop by the Clerk's office to sign up. Statements are now available for you to pick up beforehand in the same office.
Visitors' Center Lights: Now through December 26. Christmas at the Los Angeles Temple Visitors' Center. Invite your neighbors, friends and family to enjoy the Christmas lights at the temple and nightly events at the Visitors' Center this holiday season to celebrate the true meaning of Christmas. Visit here for the full schedule: www.facebook.com/LATVC.

Monday, December 8
Resume, Cover Letter, and ldsjobs.org Profile Help: Los Angeles California Employment Resource Center. 9am–3pm. Learn More. 

Tuesday, December 9
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, December 10
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, December11

Park Day for Moms and Kids: Park day has moved to Thursday mornings 9:30-noon. No schedule yet, check back soon.
Temple Sealings: Temple Sealings are assigned to our ward for December 4th at 12:30 in the afternoon.  They need three men and three women to come.  You may just show up, no need to sign up.  

Friday, December 12
Ward Choir practice session held this Friday, December 12th, at 7 p.m. at LaRon Gneiting's house. There will be an Ice cream social after rehearsal.  Call LaRon to let him know you are coming at  310-657-8573, then he can plan on how much to provide.

Saturday, December 13

Clean the Building: Service to consider during December:  we will be assigned to clean the church building during December and will have a signup sheet for that soon.  As always, church cleaning happens on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Zaylin's Baptism: 10:30 am at the LA Stake Center, come support our soon to be newest member of the ward!

Sunday, December 14
Church Meetings: 10:20 am—Relief Society/Elders' Quorum, 11:20 am—Sunday School, 12:20 pm—Sacrament Meeting. Ward Sacrament Meeting Christmas program: Invite family and friends
Choir Practice: 9 am every Sunday in the Westwood 1st Ward's Relief Society Room. Please bring a friend and meet before church in the Seminary room.
Singing the Christmas Story: Los Angeles Christmas Concert and Sing-a-long. 7 pm at the LA Stake Center (1209 S. Manhattan Place, LA CA 90019). Invite family and friends!

LOOKING AHEAD


Every Saturday in December
Service to consider during December:  we will be assigned to clean the church building during December and will have a signup sheet for that soon.  As always, church cleaning happens on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.


Gerry Oakford recently had a fall and a broken hip, which necessitated surgery. She is slowly recovering now in a convalescent center.  She welcomes any visitors if you could take the time to say hello.  Here's the address: Berkeley East Convalescent Hospital  2021 Arizona Ave  Santa Monica CA 90404  310-829-5377

Christmas performances at the Visitor's Center are being held nightly throughout the month.  Invite your neighbors, friends, and family to enjoy the Christmas lights and performances.  Check the schedule on the facebook page www.facebook.com?LATVC

December 16
Live Nativity Rehearsal for the Ward Christmas Party. 5:30 pm at the Westwood Building for all Primary Children. More details and information to come.

December 19
Ward Christmas Party with caroling, dinner and dessert and the nativity at 7 pm at the Westwood Building. Please invite your friends and neighbors to celebrate Christmas with us!

FOR YOUR INFORMATION


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. 

December 1, 2014

This Week

Ongoing
Tithing Settlement:
Now through December 31. Appointments with the Bishop are open, please stop by the Clerk's office to sign up. Statements are now available for you to pick up beforehand in the same office.
Visitors' Center Lights: Now through December 26. Christmas at the Los Angeles Temple Visitors' Center. Invite your neighbors, friends and family to enjoy the Christmas lights at the temple and nightly events at the Visitors' Center this holiday season to celebrate the true meaning of Christmas. Visit here for the full schedule: www.facebook.com/LATVC.

Monday, December 1
Resume, Cover Letter, and ldsjobs.org Profile Help: Los Angeles California Employment Resource Center. 9am–3pm. Learn More. 

Tuesday, December 2
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, December 3
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, December 4

Park Day for Moms and Kids: Park day has moved to Thursday mornings 9:30-noon. No schedule yet, check back soon.
Temple Sealings: Temple Sealings are assigned to our ward for December 4th at 12:30 in the afternoon.  They need three men and three women to come.  You may just show up, no need to sign up.  

Friday, December 5
Service Dinner and Auction: To benefit families in need this Christmas. 7 pm at the Westwood Building. Dinner is $10 a plate and the silent auction begins at 8 pm. Live auction begins at 8:30 pm. Please join us and volunteer items or services to auction off.

Saturday, December 6

Clean the Building: Service to consider during December:  we will be assigned to clean the church building during December and will have a signup sheet for that soon.  As always, church cleaning happens on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.
A Classy Christmas Soiree for Mid-Singles: 8:30pm - 11:30PM.  Santa Monica 2nd Ward Building 1257 Centinela Ave, Santa Monica, Ca 90404
Come dressed in your fanciest holiday finery—mocktails, mingling, desserts and dancing.  Please bring an unwrapped toy to donate to Toys for Tots.  www.facebook.com/events/307601802776141/

Sunday, December 7
Church Meetings: 10:20 am—Relief Society/Elders' Quorum, 11:20 am—Sunday School, 12:20 pm—Sacrament Meeting.
Choir Practice: 9 am every Sunday in the Westwood 1st Ward's Relief Society Room. Please bring a friend and meet before church in the Seminary room.
First Presidency Christmas Devotional: 5 pm at the LA Temple Visitors' Center or online: broadcast.lds.org. Christmas messages by the church leaders and music by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square in Salt Lake City.

LOOKING AHEAD


Every Saturday in December
Service to consider during December:  we will be assigned to clean the church building during December and will have a signup sheet for that soon.  As always, church cleaning happens on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.


December 14
Ward Sacrament Meeting Christmas program: Invite family and friends, more to come. 

December 14
Singing the Christmas Story: Los Angeles Christmas Concert and Sing-a-long. 7 pm at the LA Stake Center (1209 S. Manhattan Place, LA CA 90019). Invite family and friends!


December 16
Live Nativity Rehearsal for the Ward Christmas Party. 5:30 pm at the Westwood Building for all Primary Children. More details and information to come.

December 19
Ward Christmas Party with caroling, dinner and dessert and the nativity at 7 pm at the Westwood Building. Please invite your friends and neighbors to celebrate Christmas with us!

FOR YOUR INFORMATION


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.