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

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Who is....President Joseph Smith?
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."

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

100

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

100

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

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

200

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

200

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

200

What are... Burdens.
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".

200

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

200

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

300

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

300

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

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

300

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.”
The Relief Society Emblem is

300

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

400

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

400

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

400

What is... "inspire our every deed"
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_____ __ _____ ____."

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

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

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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.
President of the U.S., Hebert Hoover, wrote a letter of appreciation to the church for this.

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

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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."
This sister, who was a member of the original organization of the Relief Society wrote 10 songs that are currently in our hymn book.

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

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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.
Why learn Relief Society History?

RELIEF SOCIETY HISTORY JEOPARDY

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