Purposes of Relief Society:
Increase Faith and Personal Righteousness
Seek Out and Help Those in Need
Strengthen Families and Homes
Lesson Review: "Love - the Essence of the Gospel" by President Monson
Key Doctrine: "We cannot truly love God if we do not love our fellow travelers on this mortal journey. Likewise, we cannot fully love our fellowmen if we do not love God, the Father of us all."
"Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.
"This is the first and great commandment.
"And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.
"There is none other commandment greater than these."
Invitations to Action – What opportunities are you given in your everyday life to show love and kindness to those around you?
"We must remember that those mortals we meet in parking lots, offices, elevators, and elsewhere are that portion of mankind that God has given us to love and to serve."
"Some of our greatest opportunities to demonstrate our love will be within the walls of our own homes."
"I would hope that we would strive always to be considerate and to be sensitive to the thoughts and feelings and circumstances of those around us. Let us not demean or belittle. Rather, let us be compassionate and encouraging. We must be careful that we do not destroy another person's confidence through careless words or actions."
Promised Blessings - "Charity is the pure love of Christ,...and whoso is found possessed of it at the last day, it shall be well with him."
*Please see the “Relief” section of our blog for a follow-up to our lesson on love.
Protection From Pornography – A Christ-Focused Home
“The greatest filter in the world...is the personal internal filter that comes from a deep and abiding testimony.”
As a follow-up to our lesson on Sunday, we are encouraging every one to focus on a simple act of love or kindness you can do for the sisters you visit teach this month. Our goal is that every sister in this ward have some act of love shown to her in the month of August. We encourage you to seek inspiration in this endeavor!
3rd - President's Message
5th - First day of Girl's camp
10th - Joseph Fielding Smith #16
17th - Joseph Fielding Smith #17
24th - Teaching For Our Time
31st - 5th Sunday - "The Law of Chastity
7th - President's Message
14th - Joseph Fielding Smith #18
18th - Relief Society Activity!
21st - Joseph Fielding Smith #19
28th - Teaching For Our Time