Friday, August 13, 2010

Female Relief Society January 24, 1876

Meeting held January 24, 1876.  Meeting opened with singing, "Oh Saints Have You Seen" , etc. Prayer by Sister Peel.  Sister Morrison was absent and Sister Peel presided.  The minutes of a former meeting were read and accepted.  Sister Peel addressed the sisters ~ said that they should help those who deserve help and not those who were idle and who would not exert themselves.  Sister Simpson and Bertelsen bore their testimonies and felt well.  Sister Simpson said she hoped the Lord would strengthen Sister Morrison.  Sister Petersen gave some good instructions ~ thought if we could not understand the United Order, we shouldn't say anything against it.  A numbe of the sisters bore their testimonies and a good spirit was among them.  Meeting closed with singing, "Do What Is Right".  The prayer was given by Sister Fredricksen.

Augusta Dehlin, Secty

Female Relief Society, December 12, 1875

Meeting December 12th 1875
Meeting opened with singing "Happy Is the Man Who Hears", etc.  Prayer by Sister Peel.  Singing "Glorious Things Are Sung of Zion", etc.  Minutes of the last meeting were read and accepted and the reports read.  Sister Morrison said she was glad to have an opportunity to meet with the sisters again.  Said she hoped the sisters would all try to take an interest in the way in whice they were engaged.  If we would set an example of truth and righteousness before our families, they wyould remember it. Precept was good but example is better.  She spoke of home industry; the shawls which have been woven and the artificial flowers.  Sister Peel bore her testimony.  She also spoke on home manufacture.  Said if we are self sustaining people, it is time to begin.  Sister Simpson bore her testimony ~ thought it was a duty for the sisters to meet together.  The sisters had been organized and that they are an organization in the kingdom of God. ~ Said she was very much interested in home industries that the sisters were engaged in, although she had done nothing to assist it.  Sister Morrison thought Sister Simpson had done as much or more than any one else and proposed a vote of thanks for her patience and perseverance in the good work.  The hymn "Sing to the Great Jehova's Praise" was sung.  Sister Jensen gave some good instruction ~ said she hoped the sisters would take an interest in their daughters and instruct them in something useful and instructive, and not use so much foolishness in dressing.  Sister Peterson bore her testimony and said she knew the Spirit of the Lord was in our midst.  The sisters of the visiting committee gave in their reports.  Prayer by Sister Christensen.
MFMC Morrison. Pres
Hilda Dehlin, Sec.

Female Relief Society November 28, 1875

Meeting held November 28th, 1875.  Meeting opened with singing "Praise Ye the Lord, my Heart Shall Join", etc. and prayer by Sister Jensen.  Singing "Come, Come Ye Saints, No Toil Nor Labor Fear", etc.  The minutes of a former meeting were read and accepted and reports read.  Sister Peel addressed the sisters and said she felt well in the Gospel and was very much pleased to see so many of the sisters present ~ thought if the sisters would be united, attend to their prayers and be obedient to those placed over them, everything would go right.  Sister Simpson bore her testimony and was glad to see as many together. ~Thought if the sisters would spend a few hours together, they would lose nothing by it, and the Lord would bless them with His Spirit.  Sister Petersen said she had no other desire than to do the will of the Lord. ~Thought that if each one would do his part, no fault could be found.  The sisters in general bore their testimonies and gave some good instructions.  The subject of home industy received a large share of attention.  The meeting closed with singing, "One the Mountain Tops Appearing", etc.  Prayer given by Sister Peel.
MFC Morrison, Pres.
Hilda Dehlin, Sec.