Tuesday, March 23, 2010

An Evening with the Stars!!

On April 15th at the Prairie View Elementary School (up on 5 Mile) as part of the school's study of our earth and planetary system, an evening of viewing our Heavens via a telescope is being offered and opened to the public - free of charge. It will begin at 8:30pm and will be a marvelous precursor to the discussion on Astronomy planned for April 29, 2010 with guest speaker: Paul Yost from the Spokane Astronomical Society - in our R.S. SZU meeting for our 'kick off' to our Intellectual pursuit. Please put these dates on your calendars and plan to attend!
This is a wonderful opportunity to learn more about our earth and our Heavenly Father's Creations! - and to "Be About Our Father's Business" - to move closer to our Eternal goal. Quoting from D&C 130:18-19 we read:
"Whatever principle of intelligence we attain unto in this life,
it will rise with us in the resurrection.
And if a person gains more knowledge and intelligence in this life
through his diligence and obedience than another,
he will have so much the advantage int he world to come."

And yet another from D&C 88:118:
"Seek ye diligently and teach one another words of wisdom;
yea, seek ye out of the best books words of wisdom; SEEK LEARNING,
even by study and also by faith."

Here is something to 'whet your appetite' that I thought you all might enjoy.. Imagine how little we are on that 'tiny blue dot' of an earth....

I certainly thought this was enlightening. Didn't even realize we knew much beyond our sun...

It's a BIG universe!

Antares is the 15th brightest star in the sky. It is more than 1000 light years away. The universe is so vast it is not comprehensible by the human mind. It would be like an ant trying to understand the wonder of the internet. It can't be done.

The universe humbles us as it should.

~Karlyn Brett, Professor of Intellectual Studies

Bountiful Baskets

A great program has started here in Spokane called BOUNTIFUL BASKETS and we wanted to let all the sisters know about it in the ward. Some ladies in the stake have been doing it for a few weeks and have had a great experience. It is a cheap way to get some FRESH produce for a GREAT DEAL! Read the follow information about the program.

The website is http://www.bountifulbaskets.org/ Go there and you can read more about it. See if you are interested. It has already been successfully working in Arizona, Utah, Idaho and Nevada. The way it works is you go to the website and order your basket between Tuesday morning and Wednesday before 10pm. Then on that Saturday you are givin' a location to go and meet to pick up your produce. A delivery truck will meet you there as a group and divide out the fresh produce and then you take it in your own box or basket home. The cost is $15 each week, but you are not obligated to order every week. The first week it is $18 dollars but after your first week it is the $15.

First week this is what they got in their basket, all of this produce for $15:

1 bag clementines
4 grapefruit
4 bananas
1 bunch asparagus
5 pears
5 kiwi
2 heads romaine lettuce
4 red peppers
12 red potatoes
5 zucchini
1 pineapple
4 navel oranges

The next week, this is what they got in their baskets for $15:
1 head romaine lettuce
1 cabbage
1 bunch of asparagus
1 small acorn squash
1 2lb. bag of potatoes
6 bananas
6 oranges
7 kiwi
8 small apples
6 pears
1 pineapple

If we get enough people interested, they can have a drop off location closer to here. Right now pick up is at 7am Saturday mornings on the South Hill. Some wards meet at their building and rotate drivers. You can also split baskets with another family.
If you have any questions you can contact Kirsteen Winn from the stake at knkwinn@msn.com

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

A word from the SZU “Intellectual Goals” department:

How about a “Girl’s Night Out” – to attend the musical at the Civic Theater. What a fun evening this would make! (Did you know that our very own Spokane Community Civic Theater is one of the OLDEST in the entire country?)

WHAT IS PLAYING: “The Spitfire Girl” –

‘A New Musical - inspired by Hope, Love and Compassion’

Music & Book: James Valeq

Lyrics & Book: Fred Alley

Based on film by: Lee David Zlotoff

WHERE: At the Civic Theater

DATES: March 19- April 10.

TIME: It plays Thursday, Friday and Saturdays starting at 7:30

PRICE: $22.00 - for general admission. (*There are group rates w/up to 25% discount if 10 or more in the group. Please e-mail Karlyn Brett at ksfbrett29@brettsglobal.com – if this interests you. I will provide a signup in R.S. with selected dates to have passed around on Sunday.)

There will be a group going to the play on Saturday, April 10th. There is a sign up in the binder or let Karlyn Brett know you would like to go. Thanks!!

May I also ‘tweak’ your pursuit towards your Intellectual Goals for our SZU endeavors by reminding all of us of what the Prophets and the scriptures tell us regarding this worthy enterprise, namely:

“Whatever principle of intelligence we attain unto in this life,

it will rise with us in the resurrection.

And if a person gains more knowledge and intelligence in this life

through his diligence and obedience than another,

he will have so much the advantage in the world to come.

-D&C 130:18, 19

It is impossible for a man (woman) to be saved in ignorance.”

-D&C 131:6

“The glory of God is intelligence, or, in other words, light and truth.”

-D&C 93:36 (*Also remember D&C 88:118)

Let’s keep our sights on Eternal goals and join in this worthy SZU enterprise. A little each day will enrich our lives so much.

-“Professor Brett”

Relief Society Birthday Celebration

Come and enjoy a wonderful night with the Relief Society on March 25th at 6:30pm.
We will be celebrating the Relief Society's Birthday with a light dinner and a program that you won't want to miss. Come in your Sunday dress and enjoy an uplifting night with the sisters of our ward.