Friday, September 27, 2013

Technology Night

Technology class 

September 26 @ 7pm

1) How to use your devices,  (Stephanie, Kelly, Cindy)
2) Social media -Facebook, Blogging,, etc. - Marilyn and Ashlee,
3) Photo editing w/Picasa & Digital Scrap Booking - teaching: Heidi and Jenny,
4) Using Technology for Good- teaching: Bishop

children's class available

 Thank you to ALL those that came, and ALL those that helped with teaching the various classes! Also a HUGE THANK YOU to my board! You girl's are AMAZING!!

Here is a link to what the Bishop shared with us!

 'Using Technology for Good'

Betty shared some information with us last Sunday -
Johnson County Community College offers some "Introduction to Computers" classes for beginners that are geared towards the 50+ but all adults are welcome! "Whether you have received a new iPad, want to learn more about software such as Windows 7 or Microsoft Office, or are eager to learn how to edit photos and videos," this is a fantastic place to start!
You can visit for course dates and to register, or if you have questions you can call 913-469-3891 or email

I hope you all enjoyed the evening and learned a lot! Here is the list of people's favorite apps that I put together. Thanks to all those who contributed!  Some of them are free, and some cost money.  I'm also not entirely sure what is available for android vs. apple, so you'll just have to search! Good luck, I hope you enjoy!!

Apps List

Business Stuff -
-Bank Apps
-iallowance – chore/allowance tracking
-YNAB- zero budgeting software like Dave Ramsey’s
-Everest – tracks goals and dreams
-Evernote – organizes notes, lists, photos, voice reminders
-Drop Box- storage in the cloud for photos, documents, videos
-Cloud on – write up word docs and excel files
- Google drive
-Square Reader – for sales

Photo Stuff-
-project 365 – pic per day for a year
-Capture – upload videos to YouTube from mobile phone
-pic stitch

-cozi – family calendar
-calenmob – links with google calendars

-Johnson County Library
-Kindle App – read books on other devices, many for very cheap

-LDS tools
-LDS music
-Mormon channel
-LDS scriptures
-LDS laughs
-LDS ensign
-LDS friend
-Book of Mormon Stories
-LDS coloring book
-LDS scripture citation index
Music –
-Sound cloud – upload own songs, listen to music
-Amazon – bar scanner then search web
-QR Reader – bar scanner then search web

-Google map
-Scout – gps
-GPS Drive

Misc. Stuff-
-Great Clips online check-in
-Weather channel- hourly weather tracking
-Yahoo! Weather            
-Sleep machine – calm crying babies
-Map my run
-out of milk – grocery shopping list
-all recipes -
-Repair pal – car maintenance
-Gas buddy – find cheapest gas

Games/Kid’s Stuff-
-nighty night – kids book
-disney channel
-coloring and scribble
-kids doodle
-crazy dentist
-toca games
-read me stories
-There's a Monster at the End of This Book
-kids zone – games w/lock

October we will be having our Service Auction!!
November we'll have a guest speaker as well as a RS Temple night!!
December will be our Christmas Dinner!!

We look forward to seeing you there,
RS Activity Committee
any questions, contact Ashlee Dunlap

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Hello ladies! I'm excited to get this up and going again! There has been some great response through the surveys that this site would be used, so we will do our best to keep it up! If there is anything more you would like to see through it, please let us know! Thankyou!

RS Committee

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Super Saturday

Overland Park 1st Ward Super Saturday- November 3rd from 9:00am - 2:00pm

Form and money are due by Sunday, September 30, 2012. 
October 14, 2012
(The date has been extended. Take advantage!)

Please turn in money to Kelly Black. 
Make checks payable to Kelly Black.
Orders maybe emailed to

 Apothacary Mason Jar - 2 hours
$6.50 w/ design and $6.00 w/o design

Magnet Board - 30 minutes
$2.50 - Variety of papers

Magnets - 15 minutes
$2.50 for a set of 5

Nativity Ornament -  10 minutes

Welcome Sign - 1.5- 2 hours
Option A on the left or Option B on the right

Noel Orb Ornaments - 1 hour

Soap Dispenser - 15 minutes
Monogram w/ Initial or Hand Poem

Chalk Board - 1.5- 2 hours
$6 for one side or $8 for both sides
Menu or To Do

Picture Frame w/ Photo -  45 minutes
Prophet or 
1 Temple (__Sepia, __Black and White, __Color)

Memory Blocks - 2 hours
$3- variety of paper

Pot Holder First Aid Kit - 10 minutes
$5 - (includes starter items)

 Please note: The Enrichment Members are very excited for Super Saturday this year and will be there to assist you by answering any questions you may have. Please note the times next to the crafts above and be sure to allow yourself enough time to assemble your crafts or be prepared to take them home to complete them. We will be ending the activity by 2:00pm.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Super Saturday!

Super Saturday is approaching quickly (Novemeber12)! Here are picture of the projects we will be working on. Get your orders in quickly! (We only have about 2 weeks to gather orders!) Order forms available at church on Sundays and through e-mail that will be sent around shortly! Gabi Bumatay for any questions! The rest of the prices will be up soon!


Reverence Book for Children

Two sizes available. 4x6 & 5x7


4x6 – $6

5x7 – $11


Scripture/Journal Jars


Questions or ideas for what to write in your journal when you don’t know what! Or scriptures to pull each day.



Block Puzzles

Come in New Testament Pictures, or Temple Pictures

IMG_7583   IMG_7584

IMG_7589   IMG_7593

$3.50 ea. Choose your set!


Prayer/ Thankful Tin


To help kids if they are not sure what to pray for. Can have list of people to remember, or things to be thankful for.




Two Options



Sillouhette  (will be 3..w/Star of David)


3 ornaments for $5


Scripture Candle


Read a scripture and burn the candle to the next mark each day till Christmas.



Recipe Holder




Wooden Christmas Tree Craft




Tot Wallets




Leadership Subway Art Board




Missionary Board




Advent Muffin Tin Countdown Calendar

Christmas and Halloween options available.



Can put candy or activities in them.


$8 for one Set

$10 for both sets

(uses the same muffin tin)

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

September RS Week Night Meeting

Hello Ladies! Here are a few notes from our Weekly RS Meeting this month.


Sister Jenny Staggs talked with us about the importance of a journal. A few quotes she shared are ~

So we ask you again to do the things that we have suggested, brothers and sisters, such as keeping up your homes and writing in your journals. Every person should keep a journal and every person can keep a journal. It should be an enlightening one and should bring great blessings and happiness to the families. If there is anyone here who isn’t doing so, will you repent today and change—change your life?  From Spencer W. Kimball (1979 General Conference)





“Writing can help you express some of the emotions—until you can let go of the feelings, learn from the experience, and consider appropriate alternatives.”


“We examine our lives as we come to know ourselves through our journals,” says Sister Bell. “Even if you take your journal and go back a year, you learn things about yourself you didn’t know at the time. You understand things about yourself. In knowledge begins real freedom of the soul and the spirit, and a real chance to be all that we can be and all that we should be.”

Sacred experiences gain validity by being recorded. Any experience assumes perspective. And seen over a period of years, a life recorded day by day and page by page assumes pattern and purpose.

“It helps you get closer in touch with the Lord’s time frame, when you can read your own intimate history over a period of months rather than days,” says Bishop Wells. “Patterns emerge, and you can see more clearly the hand of the Lord in your life. You can see how he has helped you and answered some prayers by events, not revelations, in a quiet way that escaped you in the press of circumstances.”

We then heard from Sister Stephanie Bishop about Preserving Photos DIGITALLY! If you want to dive into Digitization, it is best to find someone that knows how and ask for a bit of help to get you started. She shared a few websites and tips..Here is her handout ~


And lastly we heard from Sister Heather Laudie ~ a guest speaker, she lives on a Certified Organic Farm. They have been canning and storing their own food for up to 20 years including not only fruits and vegetables, but also dairy and meat! Heather talked about Canning and Preserving Food! She shared that the best books that give you detailed instruction are the Ball Blue Books.

“The Canning Bible” image

and other Ball books.. wanting to have the most up-to-date as possible to make sure you are following the most recent and safe canning guidelines.image

Some other tips:

~Make sure you are using proper canning jars. Lids can only be used once, and make sure to date them so you can rotate through the oldest first! Keep them in a dark, cool place! There are different ways to Boiling Water Bath vs. Pressure Cooking..based on the acidity of the food you are canning. And a great place to find farm food for cheap is to google for auctions!

Among much other information out there.. I did find this website from the Johnson County K-State Extension office that has a slide show FULL of great information! Here it is:

(The first button is a “Basic Canning Presentation” which is WONDERFUL! The extension office also has classes if you want to pay a small fee.. There is one next week on properly preserving herbs so you can use them all winter long! Deadline is today though, just FYI!)

~If canning and preserving is a daunting task and you are nervous to get started, a GREAT place to start is with your jams!

Good Luck!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

April Relief Society Meeting - Gardening

Veggie Invite 

Are you ready for an exciting evening? We are going to have a blast learning all about gardening?!

We have our very own Joann Evans teaching us about Landscaping and container gardening, Brother Rathjen (from HH Ward) will be teaching us about Edibles – Vegetable and Herb gardening, and lastly we will have a ‘Master Gardener’ speaker from the K-State Extension program teaching us about Composting! It will be a great night! We are excited and can’t wait to see you there!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Happy Birthday Relief Society!!


The Relief Society of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints was organized and established March 17, 1842 in Nauvoo, IL. It has approximately 6 million members in over 170 countries and is one of the oldest and largest women's organizations in the world.

The motto of the Relief Society, taken from 1 Corinthians 13:8, is "Charity never faileth". The official purpose of Relief Society is to "prepare women for the blessings of eternal life by helping them increase their faith and personal righteousness, strengthen families and homes, and help those in need. Relief Society accomplishes these purposes through Sunday gospel instruction, other Relief Society meetings, visiting teaching, and welfare and compassionate service opportunities.

*From the January & February VT Message:

Eliza R. Snow recalled the Prophet Joseph Smith teaching that "although the name [Relief Society] may be of modern date, the institution is of ancient origin."

Heavenly Father and His Son, Jesus Christ, visited Joseph Smith and, through him, restored the fullness of the gospel to the earth. Relief Society was part of that restoration. The organization of the Church was not complete until the sisters were organized.

"Relief Society is the Lord's organization for women." In his capacity as a prophet, Joseph Smith organized the Relief Society on March 17, 1842. The small, diverse group at that first meeting were dedicated women, similar to Relief Society sisters today. "The youngest were three teenagers, and the oldest, a woman in her fifties. Eleven of the women were married, two were widows, six were unmarried, and the marital status of one is unknown. Their education and backgrounds varied greatly, as did their economic circumstances. Their diversity would be magnified many times as the organization's membership continued to grow, but they were and would continue to be one."

Sister Julie B. Beck has taught that “we know through the Prophet Joseph Smith that Relief Society was a formal part of the Restoration.” The process of restoration began with the First Vision in 1820 and continued “line upon line, precept upon precept”.  (D&C 98:12). When the Relief Society was formally organized on March 17, 1842, the Prophet taught the women about their essential place in the restored Church. He said, “The Church was never perfectly organized until the women were thus organized.”




…Happy Birthday dear Relief Society, Happy Birthday to YOU!!!

Thanks to everyone who was able to join us this week at our Monthly Relief Society Enrichment Meeting.

We hope you had a good time getting to know some of our sisters in the ward better, and hope we can continue to get to know more of you that were not able to make it!

(I forgot to get pictures of us playing games :( )

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Do You Have My Name?

What a wonderful night! The food was delicious and the program was inspired! I regretfully was not able to get a picture of the cast. A BIG thankyou to those who participated in the skit, it took a lot of time, effort and planning. A BIG thank you to the YW volunteers from another ward that helped in the nurseries! And thank you all for coming. We hope you had an enjoyable time and have been inspired, perhaps, to visit the Temple soon!

Monday, January 31, 2011

Monday, January 10, 2011

Come Step With Us on a Journey


Come step with us on a Journey

Relief Society Enrichment


Tuesday, January 18th, 2011

7:00 pm

Overland Park First Ward Building

Saturday, November 6, 2010


THANKS for a GREAT day ladies! And a GREAT turnout! We had a BLAST and hope you did too! Here are a few pics to remember it!

And THANKYOU to the Brethren that helped in the nursery!

We REALLY REALLY REALLY Appreciate you and all you do for us every month!