Fairfield Ward Relief Society Newsletter
In October 1940, the world was deeply involved with World War II. President George Albert Smith was the prophet on earth. The First Presidency stated, “The Saints on either side have no course open to them but to support that government to which they owe allegiance. But their prayers should go up day and night that God will turn the hearts of their leaders towards peace, that the curse of war may end” (statement by the First Presidency, in Conference Report, October 1940).
In these perilous times of political and economical change and upheaval, the counsel given 50 years ago remains relevant as if it were given today: we must support our government, and pray for the leaders of our nation. We are compelled to be law abiding, honest and loyal citizens. Our nation is in the hands of the Lord. As we earnestly strive to be good citizens, and to support just causes, we will be watched over.
President Smith stated, “I pray for our country and ask the Lord to bless those who preside in the nation, in the states, in the cities, and in the counties. I pray God to inspire the people that they will obey His commands, and elect good men to office; that they will bury their political differences and seek for good men to hold office, and not men who connive with those who are breaking the laws of our country. It is one of the articles of our faith to obey and uphold the laws of the land. May God help us to do it” (Gospel Standards, 129).
Sisters, may we lay aside our differences, with hearts filled with gratitude for the freedoms which we share, and hopes for peace and prosperity in the Lord. As we prepare for Thanksgiving, I pray that we will be mindful of the spiritual prosperity we share, and the blessings of citizenship in our great country. God bless America, and God bless us all.
--a message from Erin Kingrey, Enrichment Counselor
NOVEMBER LESSON SCHEDULES
Relief Society Gospel Doctrine
2 – Meeting with Pres. Guffey 2 - 3 Nephi 8-11
9 – The Second Coming & the Millennium (JS 21) 9 – 3 Nephi 12-15
16 – Gaining Knowledge of Eternal Truths (JS 22) 16 – 3 Nephi 17-19
23 – November 2008 Ensign (TFOT) 23 – 3 Nephi 16; 20-21
November 2 (Sunday) – 6:00 p.m.
Single Adults Potluck & Fireside at Montgomery
November 6 (Thursday) – 9:30 a.m
Playgroup at Erin K’s home
November 6 (Thursday) – 7:00 p.m.
Relief Society Enrichment Meeting
November 13 (Thursday) – 10:00 a.m.
Playgroup at Heather R's home
November 14 (Friday) – 7:30 p.m.
Single Adults Activity at Liberty Building
November 15 (Saturday) – 1:30 p.m.
Youth Temple Trip
November 19 (Wednesday) – 7:00 p.m.
Temple Recommend Interviews, Liberty Bldg.
November 20 (Thursday) – 10:00 a.m.
Playgroup at Shayleen L’s home
November 27 (Thursday)
Thanksgiving Fellowship Dinners
November 28 (Friday) – 6:30 p.m.
New Convert Temple Baptisms
Betty Ann L
December Book Club
We’ll discuss the book “These Is My Words: The Diary of Sarah Agnes Prine” by Nancy E. Turner at Erin K's home on Thursday, December 4 at 7:00 p.m.
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