Relief Society Binds Us Together

Last night, we had a great Relief Society activity that I really enjoyed. It was our first weekday meeting since our ward realignment. Since I am the member of the Relief Society presidency that is over the weekday meetings, I was anxious to see how it would go.

Our focus was to have an activity that would help us get to know each other better. We started the evening by having a casual potluck dinner of soup and breadsticks. Then, I was asked to give a short thought at the last minute. One of our focuses as a new Relief Society presidency is to focus on how as sisters, we are all different, and have unique abilities, but together we can be strengthened. We wanted an activity that would encompass that.

I shared a quote from “Daughters in my Kingdom” by President Boyd K. Packer. He said, “I caught the vision of a great circle of sisters….The Relief society is more than a circle now; it is more like a fabric of lace spread across the continents”. I also shared a few thoughts from President Monson about charity, and how embracing the sisters in our ward for who they are is important.

For our get to know you activity, we sat in a very large circle. There were 52 sisters at our meeting. We had a large ball of yarn. The first sister started with the ball of yarn and shared something interesting about herself. We asked sisters to bring an object to represent what they wanted to share. Some did, and some didn’t, but everyone still got to share something. As we shared something about ourselves, we then wrapped the yarn around our wrist and tossed the yarn across the circle for the next person to share. At the end, everyone had shared something about themselves, and a giant web was formed binding us all together. I really enjoyed listening to all of the sisters share something. And, the visual object lesson was powerful too.

It was a great way for us to bond together as a Relief Society and show that we truly are unified when we love each other and take the time to learn about each other.

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About Meredith

Meredith is a native Texan who is currently living in Salt Lake City, UT. She graduated from the University of Utah in 2002 with a B.A. degree in Psychology and a minor in Human Development and Family Studies. She has been married for almost 10 years and has three beautiful children who consume most of her time. However, she started blogging in 2007 and has fallen in love with the idea of becoming a writer. She started scrapbooking over 10 years ago, and has become obsessed with that as well. She also dreams of the day when someone will pay her to scrapbook for them! When she is not scrapbooking, or blogging, she loves to people watch, and analyze what makes people tick. Meredith is proud to be a Mormon, and even served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints where she fell in love with the Latin culture and learned to speak Spanish. Visit Meredith on her personal blog at