We hope everyone is well and safe and finding some kind of joy each day.
We will be calling for ministering interviews this month. Feel free to give us a call (Mara, Mona or Kate) if we haven’t reached you yet.
“Those entrusted to your care are Heavenly Father’s children, and He knows what they need and how best to reach them. Through the Holy Ghost, God will guide you as you prepare and while you are teaching. He will reveal to you what you should say and what you should do.”
In the September issue of the Ensign, in the article, Ministering through Come, Follow Me, listed some very inspirational ideas for using Come Follow Me in your efforts to minister to friends or neighbors:
· Share what you are doing with Come, Follow Me and how you are studying the scriptures
· Share something you are learning from the scriptures.
· Invite those to whom you minister to share something they are learning or how they study.
· Use Come, Follow Me with them and study together.
· Watch a Book of Mormon video together.
· Share a story from the Book of Mormon.
· Bring a print copy of Come, Follow Me or help them download the Gospel Library app and learn how to use it.
· Share and discuss some of the artwork in Come, Follow Me.
Following is the link to the entire article: https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/ensign/2020/09/ministering-through-come-follow-me?lang=eng
We are so excited that the Temple is now in Phase 2 which means it is open for anyone who needs a living ordinance (own endowment, licensed marriage, sealing after civil marriage, and child to sealing). If you would like to make an appointment, send the request to reno-off@ChurchofJesusChrist.org and someone will call you back.
Just a reminder of our Relief Society zoom lesson discussions every 2nd & 4th Sunday. We love seeing you and sharing in the discussions. We have had some great discussions through zoom!. The next lesson on September 13th is “A Good Foundation Against the Times to Come” by Gary E. Stevenson from the October Saturday afternoon session. The discussion will be led by Karen Holt. A link will be sent later so you can join the meeting.
Attached is a picture of the quilt that was started a few years ago and finished. It is looking for a good home. Please share any ideas of where it should go.
Does anyone know where we can obtain and/or buy canning jars new or used? If so, please let a member of the presidency know.
Melanie Hilson has a bunkbed they need to find a new home for. If you are interested, please contact her. Also attached is a picture of the bunkbed.:
A thought from President Nelson is also attached for us all to ponder throughout the month
All our love,
Kate, Mona, Mara, and Barbara
Hope all is well with you and your families. We love you and miss you. We look so forward to the time when we can all meet together again. We hope you can attend our RS lessons through Zoom the 2nd and 4th Sundays where we are studying General Conference talks. Please let us know if you are not able to get on the Zoom connection.
We want to especially welcome some new sisters who have moved into our ward since March, after the CO-VID changed our meetings. Sister Shawn Hassell, Sister Elizabeth Dahl, Sister Carolyn Prohaska, Sister Nikki Gubbels, Sister Annika Zinio, Sister Helga Cochrane, Sister Rachel Westhoff, Sister Amanda Smith, and Sister Cheryl Garn. We are so glad you have become part of our Beaumont Ward and look forward to getting to know you and your families better.
In this month’s Ensign Magazine the Ministering Principle talks about ministering through self-reliance.
“Many of our family members, friends, and neighbors are interested in becoming more self-reliant. Using the Church’s self-reliance initiative, Church members are finding opportunities to serve, care, and minister as they bless others with principles that bring “greater hope, peace, and progress.”
Here is the link to read it in full:
Please remember to keep in touch with those you minister to making sure they know you are there for them and loved. We will be conducting Ministering Interviews in the near future and will let you know how we will go about doing that. Please feel free to contact any one of the RS Presidency at any time.
Our full-time missionaries are exclusive to our ward now so we need to feed them every week. Sister Cyndi Earl sends out an email message every month where everyone can sign up. If you haven’t been getting it and would like to, please send your email address to her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Also, we are grateful for those who have been helping serve many of our sisters who have had special needs the last few weeks. We appreciate your kindness and love.
My daughter-in-law shared something with me that has given me spiritual strength. I thought I would share it with you. As a new General Conference is approaching in the next couple months this is a great resource to help prepare you for it. I know we are a couple weeks behind but hey that’s okay. It’s all really great ideas and a wonderful source of enlightenment.
Again we MISS you and LOVE you!!
Kate, Mona, Mara & Barbara
November Just Serve Spotlight
If you are looking for an opportunity to serve the community, we are again focusing on the St Francis Food Pantry. The missionaries and others in our stake have already volunteered to help stock and restock the shelves and have been greatly appreciated.
When we asked Cindy, the Director, and Founder of the food pantry, what their current needs are, she told us that they would really like donations of Small Frozen Turkeys or Small Frozen Whole Chickens to give to families for Thanksgiving.
Secondly, the food pantry is also in need of Sweaters and Coats for Adults - sizes Med/Lg/XLg and Gloves sizes Med/Lg/XLg. These can be gently used items.
Any of the above donations can be delivered to the St. Francis Food Pantry located at 160 Hubbard Way, Suite F (near the Peppermill) on weekdays Monday - Thursday 9:30 am to 3:30 pm. You can text or call Cindy at 775 507-4555. You can also bring any donations to Cheryl Woodman (775 848-1200) or Marilyn Johnson (775 544-0885). For other service ideas, go to just.serve.org
Just Serve October Spotlight - Rancho San Rafael Park
Our October JS Spotlight of the month is an outdoor service opportunity at Rancho San Rafael Park at their Nevada Farms and Families area, formerly known as Great Basin Adventure park. This is an exciting time as the new Park Ranger, Celia Walker, joins Park Ranger, Bob Holland. The two are very enthusiastic about increasing volunteer activity in the NFF to help maintain this beautiful area.
The Parks Volunteer Coordinator, Denise Evans, noted that “the Rancho San Rafael Regional Park and the LDS church share a long history of countless service projects and volunteer events together.” If you as an individual or you and your family would like to sign up to serve for one time or more frequently; or if you have an idea for a project or would like to get a group together for a beautification project, please reach out to Denise Evans at email@example.com or call the San Raphael park at 775-785-4512 for more information. Denise Evans would be happy to talk on the phone or meet with you.
Hours and times to serve are flexible. The service projects are suitable for all ages. The Nevada Farms and Families area is open during regular park hours with no admission required. For more details about the NFF area or are looking for other service opportunities go to JustServe.org.
Just Serve At Home October Spotlight - Help Refugees Improve Their English
The Northern Nevada International Center resettles refugees from all over the world. The adults must begin working right away but need English skills to survive and integrate into their new surroundings. The volunteer will present a one hour session 1 - 2x a week online. The NNIC is providing a computer in each home for distant learning. Materials will be provided or you can use your own resources. For further details, you can contact Marilyn Johnson by text or phone 775-544-0885 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also find details on justserve.org
Missionary Service Calendar
The missionaries would love to do two hours of service each day. Please sign up for any kind of service they could help you with.
No more than one person sign up per day please