MY BELIEFS
I respect other people with their beliefs and here are mine.
I have a testimony of and I respect, honor and love my Heavenly Father.
I am so thankful to our Savior Jesus Christ for his Atoning Sacrifice.
I appreciate the guidance by the Spirit of the Holy Ghost.
And to the Godhead I appreciate this beautiful world and all the opportunities we have in this life to learn and grow.

For those not familiar with my religion let me give an example of my schedule as being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
Every Sunday we have a 3 hour block of meetings.
We have Sacrament Meeting attended by all members and non-members are welcome as well. Babies and Children also attend. We Sing, Pray and hear Talks given by members of the Congregation. All Church Service is Voluntary, there are no paid positions. Everyone helps out when asked and when they can.. Each Sunday, we take the Sacrament which is prepared bread and water, which is blessed and passed to members of the congregation by Priesthood Holders that reminds us of the promises we made to Heavenly Father. Once a month we have Fast Sunday which means we do not eat for 2-3 meals and give the money we would have used for food to the poor. On this Sunday we do not have talks but members of the congregation get up and bear their testimonies of Jesus Christ and share their feelings about the Gospel.
Next hour we have Sunday School where we study the Scriptures. We study the King James Version of the Bible and the Book of Mormon which was translated by Joseph Smith from Golden Plates which was a record of the people from the American Continent who saw Jesus Christ after his Resurrection.
We divide into different groups: The men 12 and older go to Priesthood, The women 18 and older go to Relief Society. The Young Women ages 12 -17 go to Young Women class. Children 3-11 go to Primary and there is a Nursery for babies who are 18 months to 3 years old.

We are asked to have Family Home Evenings on Monday Night. (sometimes we have it on other days if our schedule is crazy) This is a meeting for our family where we sing, pray and take turns each week teaching an inspirational lesson and we usually have fun and treats.
We attend as often as we can depending on where a Temple is located. For us we try to go once a week. In the Temple we do work for those who have passed before us. We believe Families are Eternal and We can be Sealed Together for Time and All Eternity in the Temple. We seek to do our Genealogy Work and help to Seal those family members together.
Most of The LDS Church members I know do so much Charity work and I have seen so much Kindness, Sacrifice and Love displayed by Members of our Church. However, even though I believe the Church to be true, I also believe the members to be Human Beings and they do make mistakes. With that being said, I believe we should forgive and love all people.

GREAT CHURCH WEB LINKS
Here is a great link to see our beliefs and to find a place near you and know what to expect when you visit. www.Mormon.org

As a Member of the Church, The Website I use the most is the official website of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints www.LDS.org

This is great for planning lessons or talks. It has a terrific search engine of all scriptures and past talks from Prophets and Disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Here is a website To get a free copy of the Book of Mormon http://www.mormon.org/freeBookofMormon/1,10120,1405-1-959-794,00.html
If you would like to know more about the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints from our Missionaries, simply call this toll free number: 1.888.573.7700 This number can be called 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

HUMANITARIAN AID

I love donating to the Church Humanitarian Program and would suggest anyone to do the same…because every dollar goes directly to help the people who need the help and not into the pockets of those running the program or to the upkeep of the program like some other charities may have to do.
You can even donate to ‘Cash for Emergency Response” for any disasters that may come up in the future. The Church is often the first to respond.

Check out the “Welfare Services Fact Sheet” to find out how they have helped the world by giving $258 Million Dollars cash and $750 Million Dollars Worth of Material Assistance to the Poor and Needy in 165 countries around the World
Check out the “List of World Wide Humanitarian Activities”
This link tells about the Humanitarian Aid.
http://www.lds.org/humanitarianservices/0,19749,6208,00.html

Here are some actual links and other ways to donate to the Church Humanitarian Program
http://www.lds.org/ldsfoundation/welfare/0,7133,1325-1-9--cWELFAREPOSTER,00.html

FREE DOWNLOADS

All downloads are free to copy and use but Not to sell

Visiting Teaching Skits click to download:

  • Snow White Skit
  • Grease Skit
  • Here is the Link to see the 2nd part of the Grease Skit               https://youtu.be/6UM66g73njo 

Sacrament Meeting Programs - click to download: for more current programs email pattiminer@msn.com and I will email you some

Education Week Talk- click to download:

The Plan of Salvation Poster may be downloaded at a copy store and printed to any size you would like for personal or classroom use. Not to sell.

Choir Arrangements - click to download: for more current programs email pattiminer@msn.com and I will email you some

© Patti Miner 2008