Thursday, November 6, 2014

Calling all Sisters!! Sister Johns needs our help!

Sisters, I need your help! Due to a last-minute move (someone else's, not ours,) I've been drafted to take over getting the word out to Sierra Ward about the annual Christmas Crèche Art and Music Festival. Please share this with others in the Ward who aren't part of this group. I understand that I will have full-color postcards to share with your friends on Sunday.
1. It’s a COMMUNITY event celebrating the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ. It is held every year at the Lancaster East Stake Center, 44330 27th Street East, Lancaster, CA 93535, and it’s happening Friday, December 5th, through Monday, December 8th, starting at Noon each day. See the schedule and more information on the website:
2. Your nativities and other art work which depict events surrounding the birth of the Savior, Jesus Christ, are badly needed! Many individuals and families who have displayed their Nativities at the Crèche Festival in the past have moved out of the area. If you are interested, send an email to or sign up in the notebooks/packets being passed around on Sunday.
3. Your help would be greatly appreciated. Assignments range from set-up and decorating, to day or night security, and acting as “docents” to help those who attend get the most out of their visits. See the notebooks/packets in quorums and auxiliaries. Sierra Ward members can call or email me, Margaret Johns, to volunteer. My contact information is in the Sierra Ward directory on
4. Members of the three stakes in our valley have traditionally bought florist-quality live poinsettias to help decorate the venue, and the money for those is due Sunday! They are $7 each, and any you buy will be yours to keep after the festival is over. Sign up in notebooks/packets being passed around in quorums and auxiliaries, write a check, and turn it in to the Bishopric with a tithing slip on Sunday. Mark the “other” category, and indicate “poinsettias” as the reason. If you sign up but do not pay Sunday, we cannot guarantee you will get a poinsettia.
Sister Margaret Johns

Thursday, October 23, 2014

More dates to remember....

Friday Oct. 24- Stake day AT the temple. Come and go to the visitor center, do baptisms for the dead, or other temple ordinances! There will be a 6:45 pm chapel session. 

Sat. Oct 25 6 pm- Sierra ward annual Halloween party! Come see the spectacular spook alley, enjoy good food and good friends! There will be games for the kids, too. And a Trunk or decorate your car if you want to participate!  PLEASE BRING A SOUP OR CHILI TO SHARE!!!!!  Also after the party the RS HAS BEEN ASKED TO CLEAN THE HALLS AND BATHROOM!! Please stay and help if you are not doing trunk or treat! 

Sunday Oct 26- FAST SUNDAY since the first weekend in Nov. is Stake Conference

Sat. Nov. 1st 7 pm- Sat evening session of General Conference for youth 12 and older and all adults! 

Sun. Nov 2nd 11 am- Stake Conference. Notice that it's at 11:00 AM. 

Wed. Nov. 12 feeding the Homeless (5 pm) and RS activity night at 7 pm. We will have several crafts and some treats. :-)

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

2 exciting upcoming events!!

Upcoming events:
Friday Oct. 24 Stake day AT the temple. Come and go thru the Visitor's center if you're not able to attend the temple!! 6:45 chapel session.
Sat. Oct. 25 6 pm. Ward Halloween Party! Invite your friends to a great evening! Also please bring some soup/chili, or some cornbread or some cookies!!

Wednesday, August 13, 2014


Sisters this week there are 2 events:

1.  RS Activity night, Wed. Aug. 13, 7 pm, Lanc. blvd. building.  Please come and enjoy the sisters in our ward.  We will have a fun evening with a really fun treat at the end.  :)

2.  Ward party, Sat. Aug. 16, Lancaster City Park Pavilion, (drive all the way down to the end of the street and you will see the missionaries at the Pavilion).  We will be eating at 5 pm, but you may come at 4:30.  Bring a SIDE DISH (salad or dessert), a FRIEND, CHAIRS, and your own DRINKS!!  Any questions please call Dave Ferguson or Nancy Hermansen. 

Monday, May 12, 2014

Personal Progress online!

For those of you wishing to do Personal Progress and don't have a book, it can all be done online, now.  Here is the link:

Even the YW can do it online if they choose to!  Pretty cool!

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Visiting Teaching Reporting Time!

Its that time again!  Please send in your Visiting Teaching Report! Reporting will now be done through one email, and any or both companions can report. It’s better to get the information twice, then not at all. This will make it easier to tally our numbers and get them to the Bishopric. 
Visiting teaching can now be reported to Please have your reports in before the first of every month.  Please record your reporting as follows, so we can keep track of visits:
L= Letter
V= Visit
Ph= Phone Call
N= No visit/contact
D.O. = Dropped something off with Message
Please also let us know how the sisters are doing and if there are any concerns or special needs.  Thank you for all you do!!

Friday, April 18, 2014

Congrats to the Neumann's!

David and Jamie welcomed their baby boy on Monday, April 14th at 7:48pm!
8 lbs, 2 oz.  21.5 inches long

Daxton David Neumann


Jamie had to have a C-section, but both Mom and baby Dax are doing well!