Hello Everyone!

I decided to create a blog where we can share ideas for Enrichment Meetings and Activities.


If you have an activity or enrichment meeting idea, please feel free to leave a comment or email me at

I will then post your idea/activity/suggestion. Thank you!

Make sure you check out all the ideas just to the right, in the Related Websites section...I hope you find some good resources to help you in your planning!

Monday, November 30, 2009

Christmas Music Video

We might be showing this video at our activity. It is beautifully done!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Creative Super Saturdays!

Since it seems we have been receiving cousel to steer away from big activities that cost money for the sisters, we have a ward in our stake who decided to be creative with their super saturdays.
One ward is doing a Humanitarain Aid day. They are getting together at 9 amto do lots of projects, sewing, quilting, etc, then at 11, they will have a small luncheon.

Another ward is doing an "Emergency Prepardness" Super Saturday. They have gathered ideas for first aid kits, etc for those who are interested, and they will meet to put everything together, followed by a small luncheon also.

Plans for our Christmas Activity

We are having a nice dinner, a small musical program and then we are putting together gift baskets for the widows and elderly in our ward. Everyone that is able, will bring some items to put in the basket. We recommend fruit, homemade breads, jams, jellies, nuts, candies, etc. We've actually done this a few times, and the sisters really think it is a great activity.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

A Small Video

We showed this little video at one of our Enrichment Meetings. We had gathered items from the Church's Humanitarian Center to make for orphans. They have blankets, nightgowns, toys, etc that you can take to work on, and bring back when you are done. Then they send them to orphanages all over the world. We started off our night with this activity, to put things into perspective. I don't think there was a dry eye. It was really neat...

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Learn about your Town/State History

One ward in our stake took tours of museums and other places of interest to learn more about the town's history. They said that they had such a neat time learning about the place that they lived and things that they had never known.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Mini Class on Homeopathic Remedies

We are excited to have a guest presenter come in and give a mini class on homeopathic remedies. Did you know that you can lower a fever by adding 1/4 teaspoon of GINGER to a cup of warm water, and drinking it? Add a little bit of cayenne pepper and it will really do the trick. The philosophy is if you warm your insides you body will say, "Oh, I'm warm enough now," and will start cooling down. Interesting, huh?

Mini Class on Wheat

Did you know that there are so many other things you can do with your wheat? Not just bread!

You can sprout it and it can be a fresh vegatable in a time of need
You can crack it
You don't need a wheat grinder
It can be a meat substitute

At least I didn't know these things. So we are going to have a mini class where an "expert" in our ward is going to teach us how you can cook it like rice and add it to your spaghetti sauce, your hamburger patties, your salads..etc. Who knew? We are excited

Friday, May 15, 2009

The Casserole Dish

We are going to have an enrichment meeting focused around the casserole dish!

First we will etch our names into our dishes...no more tape or markers on the bottom of OUR pans!


Contact paper
Craft knife
Etching Cream
Glass cleaner
Graphite paper
Stylus or pencil
Paper towel
Old paint brush

1.Create a design you want. I typed our last name in the font and font size I wanted on my computer and printed it out. I also used little clip art pictures around our name.

2. Cut a piece of contact paper at least 1″ bigger around the edges than your design. Place the contact paper on your dish where you want the design.

3. Place your printed design over the contact paper where you want it and place the graphite paper between your design and the contact paper and trace around the letters or design using a stylus or pencil. (If your contact paper is on the outside on the bottom of your dish you will want to transfer your name backwards, so when you are looking at it from the inside its not backwards. That is how I did mine.)

4. Using a craft knife cut the contact paper on the lines you traced. Once you are done remove the contact paper where you want it etched, leaving the rest on.

5. Make sure all the edges where you cut are down really good, then spray glass cleaner on a paper towel and gently clean the surface of your dish where you will be etching.

6. Put your gloves on and shake the etching cream bottle good. Using an old paint brush put the etching cream on generously where you want to etch. Let it sit for a minute, Then I take the etching cream off with my brush and put it back in the bottle, so it lasts longer.

7. Then under warm rinse the rest of the cream off and then take the contact paper off and you have your wonderful design!

THEN, we will have recipes for a breakfast dish, lunch dish, and dinner dish.

We will end with casserole sampling. The sisters in our ward signed up to bring their favorite casseroles to share. We are providing the punch and cookies.

****If you know someone who does vinyl lettering, they can make a stencil of everyone's last name! I'd of course offer to pay them, but it shouldn't be that expensive per name. I'm sure that the sisters probably wouldn't mind paying a dollar or so, for their name either. Anyway, if you find someone who does vinyl lettering, just have the print out the name in a mirror image. It works fantastic and it's so EASY! You just stick it on, then put the cream on top, clean it, and peel it off. It's beautiful!

Monday, April 20, 2009

Fireside Presentations

This group of sisters hosts an amazing fireside/enrichment night! Check them out at http://www.mercyrivermusic.com/.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Six S Night

We recently had an enrichment night that we called "Six S Night" and stood for "Soup, Salad, and Sweets with Sisters in Sweats doing Service." We served simple soups and salads and then spent the night sewing humanitarian school kit bags (but you could work on any service project for your area.) We decorated very simply to keep the focus on service and displayed quotes on service printed nicely and framed as centerpieces. We offered a prize for the craziest pair of sweats and had tons of fun sewing and chatting. We finished with a simple dessert and a few words on service and how it blesses us individually. This was one of our most successful enrichment nights to date.

Thanks, Kayrena!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Free Cooking Event Tomorrow!

I am posting this late, but maybe you could email to see if you can still go. It's worth a try!

Confessions of a Chocoholic Cook

is a free cooking event in which community members will be taught simple but tasty chocolate recipes from author and cook Deanna Buxton.
The event will be held on Wednesday, March 18th at the SCERA lobby (745 S.State St., Orem, UT) and will begin at 7 p.m.
Some of the recipes that will be taught and demonstrated include ChocolatePancakes with Grandma's Syrup, Snickers Salad, ³My Most Favorite Cake² andFudge Cookies.
The event¹s recipes are based on the book Worldwide Ward Cookbook, whichfeatures recipes from all over the world.
Confessions of a Chocoholic Cook is open to the general public, but thosewho want to attend must RSVP by March 16 by emailingcovenantpromotions@gmail.com <mailto:covenantpromotions@gmail.com> .
Participants are also encouraged to email their best chocolate/dessertrecipe ahead of time to be included in the recipe-swap table at the event.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009


We are currently planning our Enrichment Meeting for March. As the sisters arrive, we will serve them dinner - a salad bar. We will then start with a video that the church has created for the Relief Society called "Live up to your Priviledges." (See previous post). Then we are showing a short video about the church's humanitarian service. After that, we will start our projects.

Deseret Industries has all sorts of fun things that they make and send out to orphanages, etc. We will be making baby quilts, bibs, toy balls, dolls, file folders, scarves, and hats. We will be sewing some things, but other things do not require it. So everyone, no matter what their knowledge, can participate in serving and creating these projects. We are really excited!

Friday, February 6, 2009

A Short Video on the History of Relief Society

The church has made a short 10 minute video entitled, "Live up to your Privledges." Click here to go to the website, where you can download the film.

We will be showing this at our next enrichment meeting, when we commemorate the RS Birthday!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Relief Society Birthday Ideas

This is a WONDERFUL program! You can put it on yourself.. ward or stake level. Jenny Phillips has written many firesides and has made it possible with minus tracks, and narrations, for anyone to perform these firesides.

She has a script, music, and a story specifically for the RS birthday. If you are interested go to:

Click on Free Downloads
Sign up for her email list to be notified of more free downloads, by entering in an email.

Click on the tab labled, Leaders
At the top you will see the story, "Parable of the Princesses" and a link that will take you to a pdf file for the RS Birthday script. You can email me with any questions. reliefsociety58@gmail.com