Thursday, July 2, 2009

JULY 09!

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Hi Sisters!

Events for the week:

TONIGHT 6/28 Why I Believe Fireside 7pm Val Vista Building (our building) PLEASE ATTEND!

MONDAY 6/29 FHE at SONOMA RANCH PARK 7:30pm! KICKBALL!!!! (Val Vista East on Juniper, next to the elem. school)


FRIDAY 7/4 Clean the church 5:30 pm PLEASE HELP OUT! AND DATE NIGHT 7pm meet at the church! AZ Science Center- free admission!!!!
Thank you activities committee! These are so awesome!

Break the Fast will be held this Sunday 4pm at the church building! It is a POT LUCK! If you can help out by bring something, please email Allicia


Awesome turn out to FHE this week! Thanks to everyone who came! : )
Come help clean the building - 5:30 PM Friday
DATE NIGHT - AZ Science Center 7:00PM meet at the church to carpool (YOU NEED TO BRING A DATE! IT'S FREE!!!!)
THE BLOG - Check out the RS Blog later this week for more updates! If you have pictures from activities, please send them to so we can add them to our blog!

Happy 4th of July!



July 5—RS Presidency Message
July 12—Ch. 36 “Receiving the Ordinances and Blessings of  the Temple”
July 19— Ch 37 “Charity, the Pure Love of Christ”
July 26— Gen Conf Talk (April 2009)

July Visiting Teaching Message:

Visiting Teaching Message

Qualify for and Partake of Temple Worship
Ensign, July 2009

Teach these scriptures and quotations or, if needed, another principle that will bless the sisters you visit. Bear testimony of the doctrine. Invite those you visit to share what they have felt and learned.

How Can I Prepare for Temple Worship?

Silvia H. Allred, first counselor in the Relief Society general presidency: "The temple is the house of the Lord. He directs the conditions under which it may be used, the ordinances that should be administered, and the standards that qualify us to enter. … Personal worthiness is an essential requirement to enjoy the blessings of the temple. We prepare by obeying the commandments and seeking to do God's will" ("Holy Temples, Sacred Covenants," Liahona and Ensign, Nov. 2008, 113).

Elder David B. Haight (1906–2004) of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles: "We who would attend the temple must be living in a manner which helps us be worthy to enter and fully partake. … We examine our worthiness to enter the temple in … interviews with priesthood leaders. Our signature, with theirs, on our temple recommend testifies of our worthiness to enter the temple" ("Come to the House of the Lord," Ensign, May 1992, 15).

What Are the Blessings of Qualifying for and Partaking of Temple Worship?

D&C 110:7: "I will manifest myself to my people in mercy in this house."

President Howard W. Hunter (1907–95): "Let us hasten to the temple as frequently as time and means and personal circumstances allow. Let us go not only for our kindred dead, but let us also go for the personal blessing of temple worship, for the sanctity and safety which is provided within those hallowed and consecrated walls. The temple is a place of beauty, it is a place of revelation, it is a place of peace" ("The Great Symbol of Our Membership, " Tambuli, Nov. 1994, 6; Ensign, Oct. 1994, 5).

D&C 38:32: "I will give unto you my law; and there you shall be endowed with power from on high" (see also D&C 95:8).

Elder Robert D. Hales of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles: "Elder Robert D. Hales of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles: "The temple endowment blessings are as essential for each of us as was our baptism. For this reason we are to prepare ourselves that we may be clean to enter into the temple of God. Temple work is an opportunity to perform our personal endowments and covenants for the living and also perform these same ordinances for the redemption for the dead. It is for this reason we are instructed in the scriptures to build temples and prepare our lives to be worthy to partake of the sacred temple ordinances and covenants. …"

""The primary purpose of the temple is to provide the ordinances necessary for our exaltation in the celestial kingdom. Temple ordinances guide us to our Savior and give us the blessings that come to us through the Atonement of Jesus Christ" ("Temple Blessings," in Brigham Young University 2005-2006 Speeches [2006], 1, 4).

President Gordon B. Hinckley (1910–2008): "Every man or woman who goes to the temple in a spirit of sincerity and faith leaves the house of the Lord a better man or woman. There is need for constant improvement in all of our lives. There is need occasionally to leave the noise and the tumult of the world and step within the walls of a sacred house of God, there to feel His spirit in an environment of holiness and peace" ("Of Missions, Temples, and Stewardship," Ensign, Nov. 1995, 53).

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Sunday, April 19, 2009

Have you done your VISITING TEACHING?!

Share with us what you and your partnerships have done for Visiting Teaching this month!

Cookie Madness!

Last nights ward activity was COOKIE MADNESS! Share your thoughts of this activity by posting a comment! Join Horizon Ward Activities on Facebook also look for Horizon Ward Relief Society on group.

Enrichment with Bro. Guthrie!

A special thanks to the enrichment committee and Brother Guthrie! We had a great enrichment Tuesday night on Forgiveness. If you missed it, watch for announcements to come about other enrichment activities!

Update on Book Club

Meeting changed. Plan on Thursday, April 30th at 7pm at the Church

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Book Club

I’ve just decided that our book club’s first book will be Austenland by Shannon Hale. It’s a super-fun read, really easy and fast, and a great first choice for our club. At our first meeting, we will discuss the book and then talk about the sisters’ expectations for the future of the club (what kinds of books would they like to read, how quickly, etc.). Our first meeting will be Thursday, April 16, at 7pm in the Relief Society room. Email Ashley if you haven’t been receiving the book club emails.

Monday, March 30, 2009

ApRiL Newsletter!

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RS Retreat in Strawberry, AZ!

A special THANKS to the Guthrie's for allowing us to stay at their cabin and to the Enrichment comittee for putting it together! Sister Guthrie gave a great thought on Relief Society! She encouraged and helped explain the need to for each one of us to cherish, treasure, and serve one another with LOVE as sisters in zion! It was a blast getting to know eachother better! We missed those of you who were unable to attend.

SPOILED SLEEPING ARRANGEMENTS - They have enough beds for all the sisters!!!

Happy Birthday, RELIEF SOCIETY!!!

Ashley Lamb made this incredible cake!


Friday, March 20, 2009

Home Teaching / Visiting Teaching Activity!!!

Hello again Sisters!

This is a reminder of the Home Teaching Ward Activity that we are having.

What: Home Teaching Ward Activity
When: March 28, 2009 at 6:30pm-8:00pm.
Where: Here at the church
Who: all Sisters and Home Teachers (so basically everyone! Please spread the word!!)
Why: To meet up with your Home Teachers, find out who they are, and have fun with the ward.

There is going to be some great food (not an understatement), I mean top notch, and some great activities and games planned. So please spread the word and come. Also, please be sure to bug your home teachers to come. This is going to be a great opportunity for the elders to get their home teaching done, and for you to find out who they are so please make it a priority. It's going to be worth it!

See you there!

Birthday Retreat!!!

Hey Horizon Sisters!!

Just a reminder about this weekend (TONIGHT):
March 20-21st!

We are meeting at the church at 5pm and another group is leaving around 7pm to head up to the Guthrie's cabin. Please please please come. If you can't come at either of these times, please respond to this email and let us know so we can make some other arrangements. We want everyone to be able to be there.

Bring: Sleeping bags, pillows, and snacky foods.

We are going to have dinner, birthday cake (HAPPY BDAY R.S!) and breakfast provided for you, and a great message by Sister Guthrie. We should be ready to leave around 11am.

If you have any other questions, please let us know. And please spread the word to other sisters or friends that you know.


We love you all!!

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Visiting Teaching

New Visiting Teaching assignments will be distributed tomorrow! There have been changes in how our ward will visit teach. Watch for more information.

Friday, February 27, 2009

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March Newsletter

Welcome Sisters!

Here is the March Newsletter. Click to enlarge image.

Horizon Ward Relief Society

A way to connect with events of Horizon Ward Relief Society! Editor: