Sunday, March 15, 2009

Happy 163rd Birthday!

This Spring marks the 163rd birthday of the Relief Society!

The Relief Society was founded in 1842 by Prophet Joseph Smith. It was established to help build faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and His Atonement; uphold, nourish and protect families; and provide relief.

In celebration of this momentous occasion, the Tallahassee First Ward had a special Home, Family and "Purse"onal Enrichment activity. Everyone was asked to bring their purse with them to the activity. When we arrived, we received a number and were instructed to leave it with along with our purse on a particular table. We then voted on whose purse was the heaviest, the most colorful, the smallest, the most expensive, etc.

The stage was decorated with different purses representing the past and present Presidents of the Relief Society. A short biography about each President and their role in the Society's history was attached to each purse.

We also played a game where Tricia called out random items that you might find in your purse and you got candy if you had it.

Other than that, the night was a full of mingling and catching up with good friends, as well as stuffing our faces full of good food without children begging for our attention.

Thank you Enrichment Committee!


The Miller Family said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you for putting these pictures up! It was such a fun night!

I love Enrichment nights!

Sarah said...

what a cute idea! is everyone in the ward young and pregnant or have a new baby! looks like a fun ward...sarah (in your paren'ts ward)