R. S. PAST
THE 1st R.S. MEETING
HYMNS/SCRIPTURES related to R.S.
R. S. TRIVIA
MISCELLANEOUS

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This prophet said, "And now I turn the key to you in the name of God and this Society shall rejoice and knowledge and intelligence shall flow down from this time. This is the beginning of this Society."
Who is....President Joseph Smith?

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The Relief Society is the oldest and largest women's organization in the world. It was officially organized on this date.
What is... March 17, 1842?

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As members of Relief Society, "we'll comfort the weary and strengthen the weak." Name that Hymn.
What is... "As Sister's in Zion"?

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The Relief Society Motto is
What is... "Charity Never Faileth."

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In the bible dictionary this is "the highest, noblest, strongest kind of love."
What is... Charity

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This is the name of the magazine that was sent to LDS women who paid their dues, and joined the Relief Society organization.
What is... the Relief Society Magazine?

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This temple was being built when the Relief Society was organized.
What is... the Nauvoo Temple?

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In Mosiah 18:9 Alma taught that we should "bear one anothers ________, to mourn with those that mourn, comfort those that stand in need of comfort".
What are... Burdens.

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The Relief Society colors.
What are... Gold and Blue?

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She is the current President in the Weston 1st Ward Relief Society.
Who is... Sister Shannon Olson.

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These circumstances initiated the organization of the Relief Society. It was a desire of the sisters to unite together to do this.
What is... to make work clothes for those working on the temple?

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She was the first General Relief Society President.
Who is... Emma Smith?

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The Relief Society theme "Charity Never Faileth" comes from a scripture in this book of the New Testament.
What is... 1 Corinthians? Corinthians 13: 4-8, Another reference is Moroni 7:46

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The Relief Society Emblem is
What is.. the Sego Lily It honors the early pioneers who had to eat the bulb of the flower to keep from starving and so symbolizes “a source of life, faith of the early Saints, beauty, chastity and the mercy of God.”

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This is the "best" Relief Society in the church.
What is ... The Weston First Ward Relief Society.

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The Relief Society loaned this crop to the church during the drought of 1879.
What is... wheat? To be exact 30,000 bushels of wheat were loaned.

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The number of sisters that attended the organization meeting of the relief society.
What is... 18?

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This is the last line from the hymn, "We Meet Again As Sisters". It begins "We meet to plan our service to neighbors now in need. May charity and kindness_____ __ _____ ____."
What is... "inspire our every deed"

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The current Relief Society General President
Who is...Sister Julie B. Beck?

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This General Relief Society president enjoyed cruising on the steamer "Maid of the Iowa" with her husband.
Who is... Emma Smith? *Joseph bought the cruiser to ferry the saints coming from Europe across the Mississippi.

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President of the U.S., Hebert Hoover, wrote a letter of appreciation to the church for this.
What is... the contribution of wheat and flour for war use? *All of the wheat and flour donated was gathered and paid for by the Relief Society. The US government later paid the church $1.20 for each bushel donated which was estimated at 205,528 bushels. The money received was invested as a trust fund made available for charitable purposes for the poor of the church.

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This was the actual official name of the Relief Society when it was first organized.
What is... The Female Relief Society of Nauvoo?

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This sister, who was a member of the original organization of the Relief Society wrote 10 songs that are currently in our hymn book.
Who is... Eliza R. Snow? Some of her hymns include, "How Great the Wisdom and the Love", "O My Father", and "In our Lovely Deseret."

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She was the longest serving General Relief Society President.
Who is... Belle S. Spafford? *She served from 1945 to 1974 (29 years)

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Why learn Relief Society History?
The history of Relief Society teaches us that our Heavenly Father knows His daughters. He loves them, He has given them specific responsibilities, and He has spoken to and guided them during their mortal missions. Additionally, the history of Relief Society elevates and validates the standing of women and demonstrates how they work in companionship with faithful priesthood leaders.