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“F AITH P RECEDES M IRACLES ”
M I R AC L E O F F A M I L I E S
David Bromley 831-0334 Our ward mission is to increase our faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. We will strive
to recognize and remember the daily miracles that result in our lives as we live
the teachings and commandments of the Gospel.
Benjamin Smith 215-0676
Greg Call 984-8815
O TH ER L E ADE R SH IP
High Priest Grp
Myron Hagen 831-1532
Maury Ballif 314-3032
Mary Christensen 838-5999
In "The Family: A Proclamation to the World," an official declara-
Young Men tion released in 1995, Church leaders proclaimed that "marriage
David Garff 362-0780 between a man and a woman is ordained of God and that the
Young Women family is central to the Creator's plan for the eternal destiny of His
Taressa Earl 362-4557 children." God's plan enables families who live the gospel and re-
ceive the necessary ordinances to be together forever with Him.
Carrie Lowe 984-2137
Sunday School • "Set in Order thy House" Russell M. Nelson, Ensign, Nov.
Michael Webb 831-3027 2001, 69–71
Activities • "The Family: A Proclamation to the World", True to the Faith
Kelly Hales 552-8149 (2004), 59–61
Send news of upcoming
activities to • Ward Council on the 2nd WEDNESDAY of the month, 7:30PM.
Shelley Kukuk at • Welfare/PEC on the 4th WEDNESDAY of the month, 7:30 PM.
firstname.lastname@example.org. • YM/YW on TUESDAY night.
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M A R K Y O U R C A L E N DA R
Old Oak Tree Lighting at 400 Hartz Avenue, Danville
Friday, November 26th from 5:15 to 8:30 PM
This annual tradition starts with choral groups singing holiday music.
The oak tree is lit and people stroll along Diablo, Hartz and Railroad
Avenues to shop, eat treats or drink hot cocoa provided by busi-
nesses, and to be entertained by vocal and instrumental performers...
including our full-time missionaries. The missionaries' exact downtown
location will be announced shortly
Days of Christmas Celebration at Oakland Temple Hill
Friday & Saturday, December 17th and 18th at 7PM
Two full-length productions of The Nutcracker at the Interstake Center
Performances are FREE to the public.
Dancers and choreography provided by Rachel's Ballet in Fremont and the
performances will feature live orchestra music provided by the Temple Hill
Symphony Orchestra. Local teens, Jodi Reed and Sabrina McGinnis, are
among the dancers . Michelle Liu (formerly in Danville 2nd ward, now in
Fremont Stake) is cast in several roles.
More information: http://www.rachelsballet.com/nutcracker_2010.html
http://www.templehillevents.org. Contact Jodi Reed or Linnea Weller if you
LDS Night at the Warriors!
Warriors vs. Kings
Friday, January 21, 2011
Combined event with Sacramento Public
• National Anthem sung by missionaries
• Framed family tree presented on court to a Warriors VIP
• LDS youth to play basketball scrimmage
BYU Folk Dancers
Ticket information and pricing to be announced soon. If inter- Friday, March 4, 2011
ested in being notified by email when details are available,
contact Linnea Weller, Regional Event Specialist, Oak- The BYU Folk Dancers will per-
land/SF Public Affairs Council at email@example.com. form at the Oakland Inter-Stake
Center. Details to be announced.
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Everyone is invited to Sing!
Practice is 9AM in the YW Room on Sundays. We are starting
Christmas music soon, so it’s a great time to start coming.
Stake Youth Choir : All youth ages 12-18 are invited to be part
of the stake youth choir. We are preparing for Standards Night.
Rehearsals are before the stake youth dances at the Danville
stake center. Saturday, November 13 and December 11th
Questions? - call Jodi Reed 208-1021
• Scripture Study, Monday
November 8 at 9:45
• “Fleece Navidad” on
Thursday, December 2nd
at 6:30. Light supper, fel-
lowship, and Christmas
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What’s Around the Corner?
“What's around the corner" for the month of November...lots!
As usual, we start each month with our breakfast club on the first Monday of each
month held at the Marriott Hotel in San Ramon. Take note for December's breakfast club
as there will be something added. It will be on December 6 at 9:30 but we will be bringing our
"jar money" that we've been saving all year. If you have been participating in this pro-
ject, please bring the total amount counted and wrapped. Be thinking of ideas about who
should receive this generous donation. It will be fun to gather all our monies together and see
what the grand total comes to. Some lucky person/family or organization will benefit from it.
What a nice way to start the Christmas season.
Book club this month will be at Tammy Dahlstrom's home on Thursday, Nov. 4 at 7:00 PM. This
month we will be discussing "The House at Riverton" by Kate Morton. Be sure to read
"Christmas Jars" by Jason F. Wright for our December book club that will be held at Jackie
Miller's on December 2 at 7:00 PM. There will be some fun little twists that evening so read
the book and join in the discussion while we start the month off with some holiday cheer!
Our quilting/sewing group is still going on with many, many projects completed, or in the works.
We do our own or help each other, plus talk and laugh...oh yes, we ALWAYS eat, too! Our next
session will be at Jackie's house on November 22 at 10:00 AM. Hope to see you there!
That's "what's around the corner" for the month of November and a little insight for Decem-
ber. We would love to have you join us for any of the above if you like to read, sew, or just
eat...there's something for everyone.
(P.S. These are not Relief Society activities, but are groups created by women in the ward
simply to share common interests and stay connected throughout the week. If you’d like to
organize and publish information about a group you’re starting (or want to start), please
send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.)
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P R I M A RY
November Theme and Scripture: When we serve others,
we serve God. Mosiah 2:17: “When you are in the service of
your fellow beings, ye are in the service of your God.”
Advancements: Sabrina Wright will be advancing on No-
vember 14th and Megan Spencer and Marissa Web will be
advancing on November 21st.
In October we had a wonderful activity on mod-
esty. Sister Jenny Garff was our guest speaker and
we discussed the importance of modesty and en-
couraged one another to always dress modestly.
The evening ended with a modest/immodest fash-
ion show. The girls were split into two groups.
Each group created one modest and one immodest
dress out of wrapping paper. Can you tell the differ- YW Calendar for November
ence? We wish Sister Rosdahl a happy
birthday in November! We are wel-
coming 3 new Beehives in Novem-
ber: Sabrina Wright, Marissa Webb
and Megan Spencer! Yahoo!
7th: Liahona meeting 5:00pm
9th: YW in Excellence "I'm the
One who Writes my own story"
Parents invited 7:00pm.
13th: Multi-Stake Dance 8:00-
10:30 Danville Stake center
23rd: No mutual due to Thanksgiv-
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With the release of the Young Women's Presidency
and the calling of a New Presidency…
A huge thank you to Sister Shelley Peterson along with Kirsten Call and
Lori Webb from all the Young Women and their parents for the many years
of service, the hours of planning, the numerous meetings, the years at
Young Women's camp, the many testimonies that have been strengthened,
and all the planning and behind-the-scene acts that are required to make
our Young Women's program in the Danville 2nd Ward so strong!
Sister Peterson has left a sweet legacy that she will always be remembered
We love you Sister Peterson!
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Please save these dates!
• June 21-June 25, 2011- Stake Youth
TREK ( for youth 14 and up or entering
high school in 2011, including graduating
• July 18-23, 2011- Stake Young Women
Camp (YW 12 and up)
These will be life changing, testimony building
experiences for our youth! There will only be
one Trek in our stake for this age group. They
do not want to miss this for anything! Please
plan ahead now to make sure your youth can
M E M B E R S P OT L I G H T !
We re-Welcome the Finlinsons
Melissa, Luke, Savannah (3 yrs) and Rockwell (7
months) Finlinson moved back into our ward last
month. We’re so happy to have them back. Melissa
answered a few of our questions…
What brought you here? We couldn’t stay away!
D2 has always felt like home and we feel so blessed
to be back.
Any family favorites? We love to take little family get-aways to Carmel and eat at all of the fun, little
Do you have a family motto? Luke says our family motto is, ‘Trust no one.” But he’s kidding.
How did you meet? We met through a car window at good old Gold’s Gym. The rest is history.
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O A K L A N D R E G I O N A L F A M I LY H I S T O RY C E N T E R
November 2010 Class Schedule
See our website at www.oaklnndfhc.org for class schedule
Please Register in advance 531-531-3905 or email@example.com
All regular classes are free with an occasional fee for handouts
Classes are 1 to 1½ hours long
Using Vital Records
7th of the Beginning Research Series
Marge Bell, Associate Director
Tuesday, November 2, 7:00 p.m.
Where Do You Go From Here?
8th of the Beginning Research Series
Jane Lindsay, CGS
Tuesday, November 9, 7:00 p.m.
Swedish Genealogy in a Digital
World Using Genline AB
Kathy Meade from Genline AB
Thursday, November 11, 1:00 p.m.
Google Your Family Tree
Rich McCartney, Staff
Saturday, November 13, 1:30 p.m.
Have a room to rent? Need a roommate? The Tri-Valley singles ward routinely sends out housing re-
quests for kids moving into the area. If you have a room to rent or want a roommate, send a note to
firstname.lastname@example.org and ask to be put on the distribution list.
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Y O U N G S I N G L E A D U LT S
The Tri-Valley Young Single Adult ward hosts an endless array of activities in
addition to holding Sunday Services at the Dublin chapel. You can find out
more on their Facebook Page: Tri-Valley Ward (YSA). Dublin Building
8203 Village Pkwy
Weekly Activities Include: 925-803-8051
• Monday: FHE at 7PM
• Wednesday: Institute with Brother Chatterton at 7PM 1:00 - Sacrament
• Thursday: 2nd and 4th Thursday is Ward Temple Night at 7PM 2:20 - Sunday School
• Sunday: 3rd Sunday is a Fireside at Interstake Center South Chapel 3:10 - RS/Priesthood
Other singles wards in the area include: San Francisco 1st (YSA)
1601 22ND AVE, SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94122
Walnut Creek III
First meeting start time - 12:30 p.m.
Activities: Alex Leal Sacrament start time - 2:20 p.m.
http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=722940259#!/gro Relief Society/Elder's Quorum meets from 12:30pm to
up.php?gid=67662684765&ref=ts 1:20 pm
2930 Treat Blvd, CONCORD, CA 94518 Sunday School meets from 1:30 to 2:10pm
(925) 827-3975 (Office)
(925) 827-3975 (bishop/clerk office) Serra Park/Monta Vista YSA (Stanford Ward & Los
First meeting start time - 10:00 a.m. Altos/Saratoga Stakes)
Sacrament start time - 10:00 a.m. 925 CERA DRIVE, SAN JOSE, CA 95129
Sunday School - 11:20 a.m. 408-777-9300 (Office)
Priesthood/Relief Society - 12:10 p.m. 408-257-8883 (Foyer)
Standford 1st Student Ward
Antioch 5th First meeting start time - 1:00 p.m.
Activities -925.754.8344 Elvin Hill Sacrament start time - 1:00 p.m.
up.php?gid=23153542383&ref=ts Stanford 2nd Student Ward (ages 26-35 YSA)
2350 Jeffery Way, BRENTWOOD, CA 94513 The Stanford 2nd Ward is for young single adults be-
925-634-7533 (Office) tween the ages of 26-35 living within the ward bounda-
First meeting start time - 1:00 p.m. ries which are San Carlos to the north, Palo Alto to the
Sacrament start time - 1:00 p.m. south, the San Francisco Bay to the east, and Skyline
Blvd. to the west. For housing opportunities within the
ward, contact Rix Nelson ats2hous-
Oakland/Berkeley Student Single Ward
email@example.com for mens housing and Lisa Farr
http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=722940259#!/ber at firstname.lastname@example.org for female housing.
keleyward?ref=ts To update your address or phone, email Daniel Smith.
2368 Le Conte Ave, BERKELEY, CA 94709 865 Stanford Ave
510-848-0945 (Office) PALO ALTO, CA 94306
(650) 856-1415 (Office)
Sacrament start time - 9:30 a.m.
First meeting start time - 9:00 a.m.
Berkeley Institute Sacrament start time - 9:00 a.m.
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