Sunday, March 27, 2011

Bloomington 7th Ward's Gordon Dee Childs is called "Home"

From the St. George Spectrum

Gordon Dee Childs passed away March 26, 2011 of
cancer. He was born Oct 26, 1931 in Gunnison,
Utah. Son of Edward S. Childs and Evelyn P. Childs.

Gordon attended Snow College and the University of
Utah. He went on an LDS mission to Sweden. After,
he served two years in the US Army in Germany as a
Lt. Col. In the 40th Signal Corp. where he ran a post
office during the Korean War. While in Germany he
married Irmgard Schillinger. That marriage ended in
divorce with Gordon being granted custody of their
five children: Marty, Connie, Charmaine, Barry and
Monette. In 1973, he met and married Peggy Lee
Hobbs Montague. They were later sealed in the Salt
Lake Temple. He adopted her two children,
Stephanie and Greg. He worked at Zellerbach Paper
Company in Salt Lake City as a Sales Representative
for 20 years. Gordon and Peggy moved to
Bloomington, Utah where he worked as a Realtor
with ERA Brokers Consolidated. After retirement he
served as a volunteer art instructor for the St.
George Senior Center for over 16 years. His
paintings now hang in many homes and offices. He
is survived by his wife, Peggy, and their 7 children:
Marty (Regina) Childs, Connie Childs, Charmaine
(Steve) Milner, Barry (Donna) Childs, Monette
(Shawn) Lunt, Stephanie (Brent) Schmutz, and Greg
Childs; 19 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, 1
great great-grandchild. Henry Van Winkle, a former
foster child, has always been part of Gordon and
Peggy's family.

The family wishes to thank the people at Rocky
Mountain Care for their kind and loving care.

Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, March 29,
2011 at 11:00 a.m. at the Bloomington 7th Ward
Mulberry Chapel, 3381 Mulberry Drive, St. George,
Utah. Visitation will be held Monday, March 28, from
4:00 to 6:00 p.m. and on Tuesday from 9:30 - 10:
45 a.m. prior to the service. Interment will be at
Tonaquint Cemetery under the direction of McMillan
Mortuary 688-8880

Condolences may be sent to the family through
He urges everyone to get a colonoscopy.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Child's family as they mourn the loss of this beloved man. 

Pinewood Derby gets the "Green Light"

Pinewood Derby was all a go last Thursday night!

The boys designed and cut out their wood blocks at the Shaerrer's house.

And then it was race time!

Overall winners for the evening:

1st Place, Quincy Adams
2nd Place, Adam Gwilliam
3rd Place, McKay Goldhardt

Well done Troop 817!

Thanks to all who helped plan and carry out a "Green Light" night for the Cub Scouts.

Friday, March 25, 2011

A New Beginning

The Young Women welcomed upcoming Beehives of 2011 at New Beginnings on March 23rd.

It was a "Happily Ever After" event full of princesses from our ward.

The soon-to-be Beehives we crowned with tiaras and introduced.

Erica Evans pictured with her Mom

Grace Bown pictured with her Mom

Sis. Stephenson, YW's President, introduces the new Young Women to be...

Sister Carson shared a brief description of the Personal Progress program to the girls and presented them each with a new manual, journal and other items to prepare them for their new journey in this inspired program.

She also shared the message from the First Presidency, found inside the Personal Progress Handbook.

"Welcome to Personal Progress

You are a beloved daughter of Heavenly Father, prepared to come to the earth at this particular time for a sacred and glorious purpose.  You have a noble responsibility to use your strength and influence for good.  Your loving Heavenly Father has blessed you with talents and abilities that will help you fulfill your divine mission.  As you learn to accept and act upon the Young Women values in your life, you will form personal habits of prayer, scripture study, obedience to the commandments, and service to others.  These daily personal habits will strengthen your faith in and testimony of Jesus Christ.  they will also allow you to recognize and develop your unique gifts.

Always use your influence to lift and bless your family, other young women, and the young men with whom you associate.  Honor womanhood, support the priesthood, and cherish faithful motherhood and fatherhood.

As you participate in Personal Progress, you join with thousands of other young women who are striving to come unto Christ and "stand as witnesses of God at all times and in all things, and in all places." (Mosiah 18:9) Counsel with your parents, and prayerfully choose goals that will help you cultivate feminine attributes, strengthen your testimony, and reach your divine potential.  Take advantage of your time in Young Women by preparing to receive the sacred ordinances of the temple, to become a faithful wife and mother, and to strengthen your home and family."

The First Presidency

Ward members, parents and the Young Women were served a delicious dinner from "Aurora's" menu, consisting of 5 courses of Princess themed dishes.

The Young Women then treated their audience to a program of spoken word and music to illustrate the importance of living a "Happily Ever After", life.  They are all very talented and performed wonderfully.

Thank you to all the Young Women and their leaders, for all the hard work put into this activity.  The cultural hall was decorated beautifully, the dinner was delicious and we were all edified and uplifted as you shared your gifts with us.

Welcome Erica and Grace to the Young Women's program!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Called Home; Blayne Livingston

Bro. Blayne Livingston, former and much loved member of the Bloomington 7th Ward, was called home to our Heavenly Father yesterday morning, March 14th.

A viewing will be held Friday, March 18 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm at the Lindquist Mortuary in Bountiful, Utah (727 N 400 E).
The graveside service will be held Sat. at 11:00 am at the Midvale, Utah Cemetery (471 W 6th Ave or 7500 South)

Blayne's wife Merlyn, is living in an assisted care facility and in good physical health, although she struggles with memory issues.  Anyone who wishes to send well wishes, cards or letters to Merlyn may send them to:

Merlyn Livingston C/O Debbie Sessions
4200 Sessions Lane
Morgan, UT 84050

For more information, please contact Bro. Jim Harrison

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Relief Society; A Celebration of Sisters

The Bloomington 7th Ward sisters celebrated the Birthday of Relief Society tonight with the 2nd annual "Soup Kitchen" and "Second Time Around" swap.  

The cultural hall was the scene of the happy event.  Delicious varieties of soups were served along with generous slices of chocolate sheet cake.  We were also blessed to have the Stake Relief Society President, Sis. Hyer attending the festivities.

Part of the program for the evening included a lovely musical number as well as a fashion show put on by the Young Women, modeling clothes donated for the swap event.  

We are blessed to live in a ward filled with Sisters who willingly give, sacrifice and who uplift one another.  Sis. Temple related the experience she has had recently with illness and how so many of her RS sisters had brought in delicious food and sent their well wishes.  She reminded us of how wonderful the Relief Society program is throughout the world and how it benefits and creates a sisterhood wherever it exists.

Many thanks to those who worked so hard to make this evening such a success.  From the kitchen, to the decorating, for the advertising, for the fashion show and talent, to those who set up and took down and cleaned and for the free shopping experience.  Much effort went in to making this night memorable as we celebrated Relief Society and friendship.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Hiking the Quarry

The youth of Bloomington 7th Ward went and hiked the Temple Quarry Trail last night.  The trailhead begins on the backside of the old airport. They learned about the basalt rock quarried there and how it was carried down the butte on the underside of wagons and how and why President Brigham Young was inspired to build the Temple on a undesirable, swampy location.

They made their way along the trail quickly and returned back to the trailhead just as it was getting dark, where they enjoyed a treat supplied by the Teachers Quorum.

The youth will need to prepare themselves both spiritually and physically for the Trek they will be participating in during June.  Hiking and learning about the Temple are both great ways of preparing them.

It was a beautiful, warm evening with some amazing youth.

Thanks to all who came!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Welcome Paige!

Bloomington 7th Ward congratulates and welcomes our newest member into the Kingdom...

Paige Lynn Nelson was baptized on, Saturday, February 27th, 2011.  She is the daughter of Emma W. Nelson and grand-daughter of Claude & Katherine Warner and Great Grand-daughter of Luana & Lloyd Warner.

Congratulations Paige!