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Ice Cream Social is TONIGHT!
6-8 pm @ Bready Park pavillion (next to tennis courts at Herndon Community Center).
Bring friends and an ice cream topping to share

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"The flexibility of ministering should allow the Spirit to guide our efforts, not lead us to relax."

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lds.org The flexibility of ministering should allow the Spirit to guide our efforts, not lead us to relax.

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"Gifts of the Heart" is this weekend in Oakton! It is a clothing and household item exchange where EVERYTHING IS FREE!!!!

Donate tonight (4/20, 7-9 PM).
Shopping tomorrow (4/21, 9-11 AM).

Click here for details: http://www.oaktongiftsoftheheart.com/

oaktongiftsoftheheart.com The Oakton Virginia Stake of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints sponsors " Gifts of the Heart ," a free exchange of clothing and household goods that is open to all members of the...

[04/01/18]   This week is the holiest week in Christianity. On Friday, we humbly remembered the suffering of our Savior Jesus Christ in the Garden of Gethsemane, where he suffered Judgement’s penalty for all our sins. Later that day, his short mortal life and ministry ended upon a cruel cross at Golgotha.

His followers were heartbroken. He had healed the sick and proclaimed he was the Son of God and the promised Messiah. He had taught that through him eternal life with our Heavenly Father was possible. Yet Jesus’ lifeless mortal body of flesh and bones and blood was in a tomb. Was this the end to all that he had taught and did and promised?

It was not. For on the morning of the third day, angels proclaimed that Jesus had risen from the death. In an immortal, resurrected body of flesh and bone, the Savior appeared to his followers. He had overcome death!

In modern scripture, the Savior declares “This is my work and my glory--to bring to pass the immortality and eternal life of man.”

As a result of Jesus’ unconditional love, mercy, and grace, all of us will be resurrected. At some point in our eternal progression, our immortal spirit will received an immortal resurrected body. Our resurrection will bring us great joy and happiness.

However, exaltation and eternal life with our Father in Heaven is promised those who repent, obey the Savior’s commandments, and accept his atonement. Through the Savior’s enabling power and our God-given agency, we can change and become disciples of Jesus Christ and heirs of salvation.

May we come unto Christ and then follow his example by showing kindness, civility, charity, and love to others.

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2018 Fundraiser

Our youth are selling mulch to help pay for their camps avtivities this summer. Please follow this link to place an order or talk to one of the YM leaders at church for an order form.
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herndonyouthfundraiser.blogspot.pe This year we are selling and spreading quality hardwood mulch produced and delivered by Meadows Farms. The cost per bag is $5.00 and e...

#LightTheWorld Day 24: Prayer—Mormon.org Christmas 2017

#LightTheWorld Day 24: "Ye must watch and pray always."

—3 Nephi 18:15
Prayer is the simple communication between God the Father and His beloved children. God has promised to answer the prayers of those who humbly ask.

HAS SOMETHING SMALL OR BIG WORKED OUT FOR YOU TODAY?
Recognize God’s blessings by saying a prayer to give Him thanks.

FEEL LIKE YOU’RE NOT GETTING ANSWERS TO YOUR PRAYERS?
Ask God to help you be an answer to someone else’s prayer.

HOW MANY PEOPLE DO YOU KNOW WHO COULD REALLY USE A HEARTFELT PRAYER?
Say a prayer in which you never mention your own needs but instead pray solely for them.

3 Nephi 18:15 says, “Ye must watch and pray always.” Visit mormon.org to find ways that you can involve prayer in your life this Christmas season. #LightTheW...

#LightTheWorld Day 23: Prisoner—Mormon.org Christmas 2017

#LightTheWorld Day 23: "I was in prison, and ye came unto me."

—Matthew 25:36
Some prisons are literal, physical institutions, but other “prisons” include physical and mental afflictions, and addictions. Reach out to those who are feeling trapped and let them know they’re not alone.

DO YOU KNOW SOMEONE WHO’S BEEN AFFECTED BY ADDICTION?
Reach out to the person and offer your support and love.

💡A list of AA meetings around Herndon is available at https://aavirginia.org/meetings?sq=Herndon&d=any&v=list

💡A list of Al-Anon meetings around Herndon is available at https://al-anon.org/al-anon-meetings/find-an-al-anon-meeting/

💡LDS Addiction Recovery local meetings schedule is available at
https://addictionrecovery.lds.org/find-a-meeting?lang=eng

DO YOU HAVE AN INCARCERATED FAMILY MEMBER OR FRIEND?
Pay the person a visit, and offer love and encouragement.

💡GraceInside is a local organization that works to get chaplains and clergy into Virginia prisons. Consider donating or volunteering. http://graceinside.org/get-involved/

💡Prison Fellowship runs Angel Tree, a program that helps to meet the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of the families of prisoners. Donate at https://www.prisonfellowship.org/

HAVE YOU SEEN HOW AN ILLNESS OR DEPRESSION CAN TRAP A LOVED ONE?
Reach out and go for a walk or have a nice chat with the person.

💡Herndon Village Network coordinates volunteers to help seniors who can no longer manage all the areas of their daily lives. Consider volunteering in the new year: http://www.herndonvillagenetwork.org/

💡Read Elder Jeffrey R. Holland's talk Like a Broken Vessel. https://www.lds.org/general-conference/2013/10/like-a-broken-vessel?lang=eng

💡Mental illness can be isolating and stigmatizing. Keep trying! Keep inviting and reaching out, even if it doesn't make a difference right away. Share your own experiences with illness--physical or mental--to let someone know they aren't alone.

Matthew 25:36 says, “I was in prison, and ye came unto me.” Visit mormon.org to find ways to help those in need this Christmas season. #LightTheWorld

#LightTheWorld Day 22: Ray Flores’s Story—Mormon.org Christmas 2017

#LightTheWorld Day 22: "That which ye have seen me do even that shall ye do."

—3 Nephi 27:21
No one else has provided a better pattern for living than Jesus Christ. As we seek to emulate Him, we can improve our own lives and the lives of people around us.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE TEACHING OF JESUS CHRIST?
Write it in a note or card and pass it along to someone.

💡These videos about the life of Christ are another great way to share His teachings. https://www.lds.org/bible-videos/?lang=eng

WHAT CHARACTERISTIC OF JESUS CHRIST DO YOU ADMIRE MOST?
Focus on emulating it this week.

💡Chapter 6 of Preach My Gospel is a great guide to studying different attributes of the Savior. https://www.lds.org/manual/preach-my-gospel-a-guide-to-missionary-service/how-do-i-develop-christlike-attributes?lang=eng

💡Consider these attributes of Christ and how you can work to develop them: Faith, Hope, Charity, Virtue, Knowledge, Patience, Humility, Diligence, Obedience.

WHO IS THE MOST CHRISTLIKE PERSON YOU KNOW?
Send the person a note of appreciation expressing your gratitude for his or her example.

💡Is there someone that you are having a hard getting along with. Try to think about how Christ feels about them, and see if you can write down something good about them.

3 Nephi 27:21: “That which ye have seen me do even that shall ye do.” Ray Flores follows the example of Jesus Christ by serving others. Visit mormon.org to l...

#LightTheWorld Day 21: Feed the Hungry—Mormon.org Christmas 2017

#LightTheWorld Day 21: "For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat."

—Matthew 25:35
A person can experience spiritual hunger as well as physical hunger. As Jesus did, we can offer people both kinds of nourishment.

HAVE YOU EVER BEEN REALLY HUNGRY?
Donate your favorite nonperishable items to a food bank in your area.

💡LINK does great work feeding the needy in the Herndon area. The list of food items they need is available at http://www.linkagainsthunger.org/food.html

💡LINK also collects food from area elementary schools so that it doesn't go to waste. Consider signing up to help collect the food in the new year. http://www.signupgenius.com/go/904044ea9a7292-school29

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE HOME-COOKED MEAL?
Prepare it and take it to a neighbor in need, or invite the person to your home for dinner.

💡LINK also delivers meals to those in need. Consider signing up to help with a January or February delivery.
January: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/904044ea9a7292-2018
February: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/904044ea9a7292-20181

DO YOU KNOW ANYONE THAT’S SPIRITUALLY HUNGRY?
Share a spiritually uplifting message with the person.

💡We all hunger to know that we are loved and cherished children of Heavenly Parents. Share that message and spread the light of Christ.

💡Pay a generous fast offering.

Matthew 25:35 says, “For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat.” Visit mormon.org to find ways that you can help feed the hungry this Christmas season. #Ligh...

#LightTheWorld Day 20: A Man’s Life—Mormon.org Christmas 2017

#LightTheWorld Day 20: "A man's life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth."

—Luke 12:15
Sometimes possessions distract us from appreciating the most important things in life. By eliminating these distractions, we can lead a more fulfilling life.

WHAT’S SOMETHING YOU LOVE BUT COULD LIVE WITHOUT?
Give something you cherish to someone who would appreciate it.

💡Kids/Youth: Is there something you especially love that you could share with a sibling?

💡Pay a generous fast offering.

WHO HAS MADE YOUR LIFE MORE MEANINGFUL?
Plan something to do with that person, and make a new treasured memory.

💡Is the time you spend with your loved ones of the quality you want it to be? Why or why not?

💡Life gets busy, especially at this time of year, but the holidays are a great time to reach out to old friends that you haven't spoken to in a while.

ARE THERE DISTRACTIONS IN YOUR LIFE THAT MAY STAND IN THE WAY OF YOUR FOLLOWING JESUS CHRIST?
Give up something material during the holidays. Tell someone who will hold you accountable, and invite the person to join you in your goal.

💡Maybe it's something like chocolate, shopping, or even working late. Or maybe it's a digital distraction like Facebook, Snapchat or Candy Crush.

Luke 12:15 says, “A man’s life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth.” Visit mormon.org this Christmas season to find ways to app...

#LightTheWorld Day 19: Aaron Jepson’s Story—Mormon.org Christmas 2017

#LightTheWorld Day 19: "Rejoice, and be exceeding glad."

—Matthew 5:12
God loves us and wants us to be happy. We have many reasons to be happy, even if we don’t realize all of them. One way we find joy is by helping others feel joy.

WHO DO YOU KNOW WHO COULD USE SOME JOY IN THEIR LIFE?
Send them a personalized care package in the mail.

💡Instead of sending things, is there a gift of service you can offer?

💡Spreading joy can be as simple as smiling at a stranger.

HOW OFTEN DO YOU STOP TO THINK ABOUT YOUR BLESSINGS?
Reach out to someone who has blessed your life, and thank the person for his or her example.

💡Try offering a prayer of only gratitude to the Lord.

WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU CELEBRATED SOMEONE ELSE’S ACCOMPLISHMENTS?
Find somebody who doesn’t receive thanks very often, and make the person’s day amazing.

💡We all know someone who is especially gifted at lifting others up and spreading joy. How can you be more like them? Have you thanked them for sharing that gift with you?

Matthew 5:12: “Rejoice, and be exceeding glad.” Aaron Jepson lives by the words of Jesus Christ. Visit mormon.org to learn how you can #LightTheWorld this Ch...

#LightTheWorld Day 18: Forgiveness—Mormon.org Christmas 2017 - YouTube

#LightTheWorld Day 18: "Forgive men their trespasses."

—Matthew 6:14
Allowing anger or resentment to fester will never lead to happiness. We must make amends with people before bitterness destroys our important relationships.

DOES SOMEONE REALLY GET ON YOUR NERVES?
Write down all of that person's positive qualities, and then try to imagine how God sees him or her.

DO YOU HAVE A FAMILY MEMBER OR FRIEND WHO’S OFFENDED YOU?
Give the person a call, and resolve your differences.

DO YOU HAVE UNRESOLVED DIFFERENCES WITH SOMEONE?
Don't let anger or regret fester. Take action to work it out.

💡Forgiveness doesn't always require an apology. Is there someone that you need to forgive, even though they haven't asked for forgiveness?

💡Wise words from Elder Marvin J. Ashton

“Perhaps the greatest charity comes when we are kind to each other, when we don't judge or categorize someone else, when we simply give each other the benefit of the doubt or remain quiet. Charity is accepting someone's differences, weaknesses, and shortcomings; having patience with someone who has let us down; or resisting the impulse to become offended when someone doesn't handle something the way we might have hoped. Charity is refusing to take advantage of another's weakness and being willing to forgive someone who has hurt us. Charity is expecting the best of each other.

None of us need one more person bashing or pointing out where we have failed or fallen short. Most of us are already well aware of the areas in which we are weak. What each of us does need is family, friends, employers, and brothers and sisters who support us, who have the patience to teach us, who believe in us, and who believe we're trying to do the best we can, in spite of our weaknesses. What ever happened to giving each other the benefit of the doubt? What ever happened to hoping that another person would succeed or achieve? What ever happened to rooting for each other?”

Matthew 6:14 says, “Forgive men their trespasses.” Visit mormon.org to find ways to help you forgive someone this Christmas season. #LightTheWorld

#LightTheWorld Day 17: Being Together—Mormon.org Christmas 2017

#LightTheWorld Day 17: "Ye shall meet together oft."

—3 Nephi 18:22
The Lord commanded that His followers should meet together often to strengthen one another. This applies not only to church congregations but also to families and communities.

WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU ATTENDED A CHURCH SERVICE?
Come worship with us today at 1pm.

💡Invite friends or family to visit the Washington DC Temple Visitor's Center. Enjoy the lights together, and perhaps a concert. Tickets are free, and available at https://www.eventbrite.com/d/md--kensington/festival-of-lights-2017/

💡Is there a way that you can make your church services more meaningful? Consider taking notes on the sermon, or making a point to talking to someone at church that you seldom get to visit with.

💡December is a busy time, but make a point to reach out to those you home or visit teach.

HAS IT BEEN AWHILE SINCE YOU’VE BEEN TOGETHER AS A FAMILY?
Schedule a time this week to spend real quality time together (without electronic devices).

💡Are there family members that you don't see or talk to often? Make a plan to Facetime or do a GoogleHangout to see them.

💡Kids/Youth: Is there someone in your family that needs you to show them how to Facetime?

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO BRING YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD TOGETHER?
Organize a social gathering to bring everyone a little closer this holiday season.

💡Don't have the time/space to entertain? Consider caroling around your neighborhood or in a nursing home.

3 Nephi 18:22 says, “Ye shall meet together oft.” Visit mormon.org to find ways to spend time together this Christmas season. #LightTheWorld

#LightTheWorld Day 16: Clothing Donations—Mormon.org Christmas 2017

#LightTheWorld Day 16: "[I was] naked, and ye clothed me."

—Matthew 25:36
Along with things like food and shelter, clothing is a basic need. It covers us and can keep us warm. We can share with people to help them get the items they need.

RECENTLY PURCHASED SOME NEW CLOTHES?
Donate some old ones to a charity or thrift store.

💡The Closet in Herndon is an amazing thrift store ministry that does great work in our community. Donations are accepted Monday-Saturdays.
http://theclosetofgreaterherndon.org/

💡Remember to donate only clothing in good condition. Worn out shoes can be recycled at Mom's Organic Market, and Goodwill accepts ruined clothing for textile recycling.

HAVE YOU EVER FELT REALLY COLD DURING WINTER?
Buy a new winter coat and give it to someone in need.

💡Cornerstones in Reston runs a Winter Coat Closet through the end of January 2018. Consider donating a coat. https://www.cornerstonesva.org/donations/drives/winter-coat-closet/

💡The Embry Rucker Emergency Shelter offers Hypothermia Prevention services from Dec-March. Check out their current wishlist and consider donating. https://www.cornerstonesva.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/Hypothermia-Prevention-Program-Wish-List-2015.pdf

ARE YOU PLANNING ON BUYING NEW CLOTHES ONLINE TO GIVE AS CHRISTMAS PRESENTS THIS YEAR?
Consider purchasing through an online store that donates a portion of an item’s price directly to a charity of your choice.

💡AmazonSmile is available to support a number of important organizations and causes. Consider using an AmazonSmile link as you complete the Christmas shopping you were going to do anyway.

Matthew 25:36 says, “[I was] naked, and ye clothed me.” Visit mormon.org to find ways you can donate clothes to those in need this Christmas season. #LightTh...

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