Monday, December 22, 2008

Merry Christmas!

We wish everyone a very Merry Christmas!

We are so lucky to know about the importance of Christ in our lives and have a personal relationship with him. I am so grateful for his humble birth, his life and example and the sacrifice he offered for each one of us. May we all be filled with that special spirit that teaches us of Christ.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008


Have you heard?

There is a new value-#8 check out the articles and announcement about it.

The color will be GOLD

First Presidency Letter:

LDS Website:

Sunday, December 14, 2008

yummy artichoke dip

Ok! Sorry I am finally getting around to this but after many requests I thought we could just post the recipe for whoever would like it.

WARNING--this recipe is very addicting and oh so healthy!

Artichoke Dip
1 cup mayonnaise (not miracle whip-not the same)
1 can artichoke hearts (not marinated)-chopped
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon Tabasco
1 tsp dried onions
1/2 cup mozzarella
1/2 Parmesan

Heat in the microwave until melted throughly, stir occasionally.
Serve with bread or crackers


Friday, December 5, 2008

January SS

Mark your calendars!
Our January Super Saturday is right around the corner...
check out the really beautiful flier that President Wozniak made!
It will be a great time....

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

the 12 days of christmas

The New Era this month has some really great articles. One is about all the events leading up to Christ's birth. It is a great 12 Days of Christmas to read as a family or individually! It also challenges you to serve others on the different days. I really like this idea to help us all get into the Christmas spirit and learn of Christ.
(the link to the prophecies of christ is on the title)

Friday, November 21, 2008

Combined Stake Dance...

You want to meet new YM/YW from your area?

Join us for the combined Stake Dance in Palymra on

December 27th at 7:00pm.

There is a devotional before hand! It will be a fun way to celebrate the new year!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

YW Basketball Practice..

We are having another B-ball practice. In fact it will be the last one before we start our games in January. So come! Last time we had a great time. Good practice, skills and great games. (thanks coach aubrie). Then, we decorated water bottles for each player. We took shirt sizes and had our own yw basketballs. YEAH! It was a fun time.

Saturday, December 6th 1:00-2:30pm

Monday, November 17, 2008

YW in Excellence

"The worth of souls is great in the sight of God."

D&C 18:10

We had a great YW in Excellence program this year with so many of you participating in the program. And all your adorable shoe pictures. Thank you so much! We had a great time.

You really missed some great talks and testimonies if you were unable to attend. We really missed you!

Sunday, November 16, 2008


We had a great time at Curling! There were 52 youth on the ice. After a short video and some hands on instruction they were playing games. It was so fun!

We tried to stay warm on the ice but we could warm up with pizza and hot chocolate! So we did just fine!

Check out some of your own skills!

Friday, October 31, 2008

October New Era

This is a great idea for Standards Night! Thanks Brockport..

Leaders and parents, use this resource as a means of teaching For the Strength of Youth often and in a variety of settings. These inspired words of our prophets will strengthen and prepare our youth to face the many challenges they confront daily.

Click on the title to find entire article!

a return to virtue!

"We must 'help prepare every young woman to be worthy to make and keep sacred covenants and receive the ordinances of the temple.' . . . I truly believe that one virtuous young woman or young man, led by the Spirit, can change the world, but in order to do so, we must return to virtue."

She Dalton gave a fabulous talk at General Conference. She encourages us to focus on the temple! Click on the title to read the full talk!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

November Epistle

Check out all the upcoming activties. Hope to see you there.,18744,250424,00.pdf

Sunday, October 19, 2008

The Barn Dance

We had a great time at the Clay's Barn on Saturday!

Monday, September 29, 2008

New lesson resources!!

YEAH! I love using the resource guides on the internet for the YM/YW manuals. Typically there is a list of lesson numbers with talks from general authorities linked to that subject. You can find this list at the bottom of the page under Resource Guides 2008 (lesson #). Follow the link below.
Now however, the resources will be sent out to the units to be used in 2009. Here is some more information about it.

A Brand New Year

The link below on the site has some great ideas and connections if you are planning a New Year's Activity.

A DVD will be mailed out to introduce the theme for 2009, celebration of the youth's accomplishments in 2008 and a message from the apostles. it sounds really cool and I hope we can all use it in some way.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

birthday party...

Happy Birthday in the 4th ward!!! There was a fabulous party on Friday night for Timera King. She turned 15 years old...The YW did all the plans, decorations, food, invitations and YW from the 3rd ward were invited.
We hope you had a great day!

What cute faces! Shantrece and Taneiya

The birthday girl....YEAH!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

We'd love to hear your suggestions..

Hey is there anyone out there with ideas for the blog?

Leave your comments or send an email............

We'd love to hear what you are up to!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Ideas for YW in Excellence....

The worth of your "SOLES"

Michelle -wore these shoes with the new skirt that she made

Lauren-wore these shoes to play her solo with the jazz ensemble

Sarah-served as a caregiver to her elderly neighbor wearing these shoes

Lindsay-read every word of the old testament

Susanne-tutored elementary school students in math

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Girls Camp

Camping with the Stars
Rochester Stake Games

Ice Cream Truck

Camping with the Stars fireside

Coooking lunch on the fire

our yw!!

The vision of the tree of life
just a few pictures of the fun!!!

Saturday, September 20, 2008

High Adventure 2008

the group!!
you girls were awesome climbers...

the rope swing!

Devan getting suited up!

ropes course


the middle falls

the lower falls-first day hike

Jodie at the walmart

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

such cute clipart...

These are really cute ideas.

volleyball anyone???

If you are interested you are on your own to get there and get home but we hope you have fun!! Let me know if you go and how it went.

Location: Palmyra Stake Center
YW Volleyball season

10/18 - 9am-12 noon
11/8 - 9am-12 noon
11/15 - 9am-12 noon
11/22 - 9am-12 noon
12/13 - 9am-12 noon
12/20 - 9am-12 noon

Our Stake will be taking a team to Palymra for B-Ball! That schedule is as follows:

YW/YM Basketball season
1/10 - 9am-2pm
1/17 - 9am-2pm
1/24 - 9am-2pm
1/31 - 9am-2pm
2/14 - 9am-2pm
2/21 - 9am-2pm
2/28 - 9am-2pm
3/14 - 9am-2pm

Specific times for YOUR games will be coming in the next few months...

Stake YW Leadership Training Meeting

"Feed my Sheep"

October 30th (the date has changed!)


Sunday Dress

Westfall Stake Center, chapel

Light refreshments will be served!

Join us!!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Rochester NY Stake website

Do you have a log in yet?

If not here is how........

go to (

under "about the church" there is a subtitle "stake and ward web sites" click on it

that will lead you to a log in screen

if you do not have a log in yet click on " obtain an account"

you will need two things: 1. your record number 2. know your confirmation date (if you do not know either of these you can call your ward clerk or talk to him on sunday)

then you will simply add your personal information and it will connect you to our stake site.

Navigating our stake site is easy and divided by wards as well as our stake page. It is a great place to find the stake calendar for the entire year! ALL stake activities will be listed there starting in November for the following year. That way you can plan your calendars as well. Also the Epistle is always posted on the right corner. I hope this helps if you are unfamiliar with the stake and ward pages.
Please email if you are still unsure how to log in or get a log in. Good luck!

October Epistle

It has arrived!

We are trying to get them out and done by the middle of the month before the actual date. Hopefully this will help you with the distribution.

Check it out. October is a busy month....,18744,246083,00.pdf

Monday, September 15, 2008

Standards Events coming soon...

It is that time of year again. The LDS website explains the details of this activity and of it's importance.

Such as:

1. What is a Standards Events?

2. Why do we have Standards Events?

3. When are Standards Events held?

4. Who is invited to the Standards Events?

5. How do we plan a Standards Events?

They also have a video called "Standards and Eternal Truths."

Here is the link directly to this article.,17884,6905-1,00.html

This is also great article by Robert D. Hales about the importance of modesty!

We would love to hear what your plans are let me know. Also we would love to attend! Good luck and have fun!

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Five Scriptures

There are some really great articles in this months New Era. I have always loved John Bytheway and the way he explains Gospel truths. This article is called Five Scriptures to get you through almost anything.