Sunday, January 3, 2010

Lessons available online!


If you need access to lessons from the Gospel Essentials manual, they are available online at under Gospel Library in the lesson section. Gotta love technology! How is easy that?

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

November Thursday playgroup and December fun!

Thursdays at Acacia Park from 10 to noon.

Mark your calendars!!

December 8th: We will be going to Bass Pro Shop Winter Wonderland!
They have games, activities, crafts and free pictures with Santa!
Meet there at 10:30.
If you would like to carpool, contact Tisha Woolf at
Bass Pro Shop is located at 8200 Industrial Road in Las Vegas

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Pumpkin Patch Playgroup!

Pumpkin Patch Playgroup! We will be going to the pumpkin patch in the Sunset Station parking lot on Thursday at 11 AM. The cost is $5 per child which includes rides for one hour, a small pumpkin and a bottle of water. Please RSVP to Tisha Woolf at as soon as possible. Also, if you would like to receive playgroup emails, please email Tisha so that we can get you on the list.

Tisha Woolf

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Primary program rehearsal: PIZZA IS INVOLVED!

Primary rehearsal and pizza party this coming Friday, October 16th. It will begin at 4 PM and end at 6PM. All primary children - Sunbeams through Valiant 12 - are encouraged to attend. Last year's turnout was successful with pizza, so we are hoping for that again. See you there!

Catherine Noorda

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Upcoming Events!

The stake missionary Hangi is October 17th at the Foothill High School field. Brother Groberg will be the guest speaker. Contact Brother Waite or or Branson Neff for tickets.

The Gronemans will be going through the temple for the first time on October 10th. They will first do the 9 AM session and then be sealed at 11 AM. Please come and support them!

Saturday, September 5, 2009

September Playgroup Outing to Anderson Dairy

***September Playgroup Outing to Anderson Dairy***

Save the Date! Tuesday, September 15th at 10:00 a.m.

We will be going to Anderson Dairy for their Barnyard Buddies Tour! This is a guided tour for kids of all ages, complete with anima-tronic animals, farm scenery and colorful lighting to help tell the story of Anderson Dairy and LasVegas. See, first hand, how they process dairy products. The tour lasts approximately 1 hour, and is ideally suited for children 2 years of age through fifth grade.

We will meet at Anderson Dairy at 9:50 a.m.
801 Searles Ave Las Vegas, NV 89101 (off of the 515 and Las Vegas Blvd, it will take you about 25 minutes to get there!)
Or if you'd like to carpool, meet at Tisha Woolf's home at 9:15 (82 Parker Ranch).
Hope to see you there!
And don't forget...Come to Park Day!
Meet every Thursday morning at Acacia Park for fun and socializing. The fun will begin at 10 AM and end at noon. Bring your children, your dog, and even friends to come and play and get to know each other.

Tisha Woolf

Friday, August 7, 2009


Saturday's enrichment has been cancelled! Sorry for the late notice. Enjoy your weekend.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Important Info: Read here for the 411!

Ward Primary Activity
This Saturday, August 9th, 2:00 - 4:00
Amador Building
We will be painting quilt blocks that will be sewn into quilts to send to our heroes in the armed forces. Be prepared for a mess! Wear grubby clothes.
Call Lisa Bench with any questions at 565-8426.

Playgroup update!:

Hi Ladies!
We will be having one swimming playgroup in August! ***Tuesday, August 18th, 10:00 to Noon at the neighborhood pool at "The View" homes on Horizon Ridge. Directions: Go down Horizon Ridge towards Gibson, Turn Left on Serenity Crest (Gate Code: #2009), Left on Solitude Point, Right on Integrity Point. Pool is on the right. (NOT the pool on Solitude Point!)

Tisha Wolf

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Come to the best-ever SUPER SATURDAY enrichment activity!

Come and spend time with the sisters and create some amazing things.
Mini-classes include homemade greeting cards, plaques with family names, beaded watches, and more...
Be sure to check out the display table in the hallway on Sunday and sign up for whatever interests you.
It is gonna be SUPER!
Saturday, September 12th from 9-3!

August Enrichment!

Mark your calendars now for a very special enrichment activity:

Saturday, August 8th from 10-12
Learn the art of SELF DEFENSE!!
Come and learn how to be aware and protect yourself
Lunch will be served. Yum!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Announcing a weekly park day...

Come to Park Day!
Meet every Thursday morning at Acacia Park for fun and socializing.
The fun will begin at 10 AM and end at noon. Bring your children, your dog, and even friends to come and play and get to know each other.
See you there!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Play group info:

Our next playgroup will be on Monday, July 6th at 10:00 a.m. at the Bass Pro Shops. We will have a short tour of the store, see all the animals and fish, have a special fishing demonstration geared towards kids and much more! Meet at the Bass Pro Shops (Blue Diamond and I15) main entrance at 10:00 a.m. or if you’d like to carpool, meet at Tisha Woolf’s home (82 Parker Ranch) at 9:30 a.m. If you are able to join us, please email to RSVP so that we can get a count.

Tisha Woolf

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Ward BBQ!!


Monday, June 8, 2009



June 9th, meet at the Desert Rose Chapel at 10:00 a.m. to carpool out to Lake Mead.

We will go to the Marina to feed the fish so bring lots of popcorn!
If you'd like to bring your lunch and stay to play in the sand and water we can go to Boulder Beach afterwards.
The cost is $5 per vehicle.
Hope to see you there!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Monday, May 11, 2009

Playgroup update

This week's playgroup will be at the MISSION HILLS PARK on Friday, May 15th from 10-noon.

Come prepared to get wet and splash around in order to keep cool! Bring your lunches and a snack to share, we'll bring the Popsicles!
Also, watch for announcements about our future MONTHLY Playgroup outings! We will no longer be holding weekly playgroups, but please email Tisha Woolf at if you're looking for something to do because there are lots of things going on!

Let me know if you have any requests or ideas for future activities or if there are specific days or times that will work better for you and we will try to accommodate! Thanks and hope to see you at playgroup!

Tisha Woolf

Sunday, May 3, 2009

May book club

Hello Book Clubbers!!

Thank you to Sanna Cain who hosted our book club on Friday. We had a great dinner and excellent conversation. Katie Danise will be hosting our next book club. Her address is 185 Shaded Peak, 89012 and her phone number is 521-2800. The book she has chosen is "The Story of a Marriage" by Andrew Sean Greer. It is available at the library and on Amazon for $10. The date of our next meeting is June 12th at 630. I hope to see you all there!!!
Melissa Gonthier

Nursery Toy Drive

McCullough Hills Ward
Nursery Toy Drive
Sundays May 3rd and 10th
Our Nursery is in need of clean, unbroken, age appropriate toys and books for the children 18 months to 3 years old!
*No small toys or "chokeables," please
*Large toys would be great (play kitchen, large building blocks, etc.)
Please drop off donations in the Primary Room Sunday 5/3 or 5/10

Message from our Relief Society president

Hello Sisters,

With summer rapidly approaching, it will soon be more difficult to get a hold of the sisters we visit. Our goal as a Relief Society this month is to make a home visit to all of our sisters before everyone heads off on summer trips. With the current economic conditions and the scare of a potential flu pandemic, I want to make sure all of our sisters are aware of our love and concern for them. The only way to accomplish this is through visiting teaching. Beginning late May and through early June the Relief Society Presidency will be conducting visiting teaching interviews. We will be calling everyone to discuss the welfare of your sisters. This will also be an opportunity for you to let us know any changes your route may need.
I appreciate all the service and friendship you provide through your visiting teaching.

Amy Pendleton

Saturday, April 25, 2009

May Book Club!

Book Clubbers-

The book Club will be meeting Friday May 1st at 6:30 pm at Sanna Cains house. "Total Control" by David Baldacci is available at the library for those who haven't read it yet. Sanna'a address is 271 W Rochelle 89015. I hope to see you all there.

Melissa Gonthier

Monday, April 13, 2009

April Playgroup Schedule

Our numbers at playgroup have been getting smaller, but those of us who've come have still been having a great time! We are going to be trying some different days to see what works for more people so be sure to look at the schedules carefully!
Here is the schedule for the rest of April and we hope to see more of you out to enjoy the fun!

***Tuesday, April 14th, 10-noon: Meet at Cactus Wren Park at Serene & Jessup. Go westbound on I215, exit Left on St Rose Parkway, turn right on Serene (This is a little side street right after you go under the highway, BEFORE Paseo Verde), Left on Jessup and the park is at the end of the road. This is a covered park that is very fun and usually uncrowded!

***Tuesday, April 21st at 10:30 a.m.: Meet us for the Kids Club at the Galleria Mall, lower level, next to Gordon's Jewelers. If you haven't been to this before it's usually lots of fun for the kids, they do puppet shows, character appearances and giveaways!

***Thursday, April 30th, 10-noon: Meet at Mountain View Park (on Wigwam between Valle Verde & Green Valley Parkway, if going West on wigwam the park will be on your left). This is a covered park.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Message from playgroup coordinator Tisha Woolf:

We had a great time and a great turnout for our first playgroup.

Thanks everyone for coming!
Here is the schedule for the next few weeks:
**Tuesday, March 24th, 10-12:00 at Discovery Park (go west on Paseo Verde, turn Left on Palomino Village before you get to Green Valley Parkway).
This is a covered park.
**Tuesday, March 31st, 10-12:00 at Rodeo Park (go North on Boulder Highway, turn right on Skyforest Drive). This is a covered park.

Contact Tisha Woolf at or 269-2410 for more information or to be put on a contact list.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Stake Conference is tomorrow!

Stake conference meeting schedule:

Saturday night: Priesthood session @ 7:00 PM
Sunday general session @ 1:00 PM
Sunday night adult session @ 7:00 PM

All meetings will be held at the Arrowhead chapel.

New Play Group Coming!

McCullough Hills Play Group: We will be starting a Ward Play Group in a few weeks and want to know who and how many are interested. We will plan to meet on Tuesday mornings from 10-12, although this may change or rotate depending on the majority of people's schedules. We will generally meet at different nearby parks, homes or swimming pools (when it gets hot), except for one week a month we will try to go and do something a little more exciting and different!

If you'd like to be on an email/contact list please email your name to Tisha Woolf at or call 269-2410.

Mark your calendars! Our first play group will be on Tuesday, March 17th from 10-12:00 in the morning. We will be meeting at Acacia Park on Las Palmas Entrada. Come celebrate St. Patrick's Day, wear your green and if you can, bring a "green" snack to share. Hope to see you there!

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Book Club info for March meeting

Hello Ladies!

A big thanks goes to Jen Flinders for hosting in February and all those who came out. The host of our next book club is Sue Barney. She has chosen the book "Hunger Games" by Suzanne Collins. The book is available at the library, Sue has a copy and Sanna has one too (if you want to share) or you can buy it online at starting at $8.97. The book club meeting in March will be on the 20th at 630pm at 189 Kings Canyon Ct, 89012. I hope to see you all there!!

Also any book club members who need to mark a change on their contact info, let me know by responding to this email. If I haven't seen you at book club or anywhere else for more than a year will you please respond to this email so I know I am still sending it to a valid email address. Thanks so much.

Anyone who wishes to receive emails from the me as a reminder of book club, let me know and I will put you on the list.

Melissa Gonthier 564-1404

Next week is stake conference...

Stake conference meeting schedule:

Saturday night: Priesthood session @ 7:00 PM
Sunday general session @ 1:00 PM
Sunday night adult session @ 7:00 PM

All meetings will be held at the Arrowhead chapel.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Spaghetti Dinner!

The scouts and young women invite you to a Spaghetti dinner and auction fundraiser. All money raised will go the the scouts and young women to help them get to camp this year.

When: Friday, March 13th from 6:30-8:30
Where: Amador building
Tickets will be sold for $25 per family. You can get tickets from any scout or young woman.

To donate items for the auction, bring them with you that night.
See you there!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Activity Day blog update

Hello sisters!
The primary Activity Day blog is now going to be open to subscribers only. This is because they will be posting pictures of the girls at their activities. If you would like to subscribe to this blog, please email Cairen Ballstaedt at

Enrichment for March

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Newly formed playgroup!!

A new tri-ward playgroup has been formed. If you are interested in attending this group, please click here to be directed to the blog:

Sunday, January 18, 2009

A message from the R.S. president....

Hello Sisters,

I am going to be out of town this week, so if there are any needs this week please feel free to contact Dani Ellis or Jen Flinders. Also when I get back I need to make some changes to visiting teaching this month. If you could email me any concerns that I need to be aware of or any possible changes that need to be made I would appreciate it. I will try to keep any changes to a minimum.
Thank you for all of your service!

Amy Pendleton

Friday, January 16, 2009

Message from the Primary!

Message from the primary:

The McCullough Hills ward baptism preview is this Sunday, 1/18, at 7pm in the relief society room. All ctr 8 children and their parents are invited to come and listen to the bishop and others prepare the children for their upcoming baptisms. Parents, please be ready to share something that makes your child special. refreshments will be served. See you Sunday night!

Sunday, January 4, 2009

New info!

Activity Days Blog

Cairen Ballstaedt has created a blog just for our primary activity days girls!
Here is the blog address:
If you have any questions, please call Cairen Ballstaedt at (702)403-0458

Book Club

Hello Book Clubbers!

Our next meeting is planned for 6:30pm on January 9th 2009!!!! Mindy Wagstaff will be hosting and the book she has chosen is "A Train to Potevka" by Mike Ramsdell. This book is not in the library but it is available on for $10. If anyone has (or plans to buy) this book, let me know and we can all share it so we don't all have to buy it.

Melissa Gonthier

Walking Group

A new walking group has been created. They meet on Monday mornings at 9:15 next to the Shell gas station on the corner of Mission and Calvert. Bring your kids in strollers and get ready to hike for about an hour.
If you have any questions, please contact Catherine Noorda at 987-1419.

Have a great week!

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Primary Activity Day info

Primary Activity Day is held the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month. It is at 6 PM at the church. Enjoy!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Twilight viewing update

Book Clubbers!

The showtimes for our Twilight Party are out and we have chosen the 630pm showing at the Fiesta in Henderson on Thursday December 18th. Arrive at my house (address & gate code below) at 6pm and we will leave for the Fiesta at 6:15. Don't forget to bring any treats or drinks for yourself and some to share for our Sweets Swap.
This is a Regal cinema; you can pre-buy your tickets on Fandango or at Costco (for cheaper). Those of you who would prefer to meet at the theater- feel free.

I hope to see you all there

Melissa Gonthier
951 Las Palmas Entrada #618
Henderson, NV 89012
I live in the Allegro Apartments at Gibson & Las Palmas Entrada, the gate code is #0951Those of you who would like to receive e-mails regarding book club news just e-mail your name, phone number and email address to me at and I will put you on the list.

Sweet Treats!!

Cookies for Santa Swap!
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
7:00 p.m.

All are welcome! Bring a friend or neighbor!

Hosted by Stephanie Waite

740 Fortacre St.
(west of Palm Hills off Mission)

Please bring 3-4 dozen of your favorite Christmas cookie and copies of the recipe to share.
We will taste the cookies and put plates of cookies together to take home for "Santa" (assuming "Mrs. Claus" or the elves don't eat them first.)

Hope to see you there!

Monday, December 8, 2008

Gifts cards needed by Sunday!

If you picked up a card for donations, the gift cards are due by this Sunday (14th). There is a box located in the hall between the RS room and Primary. It will also be at the Ward Party. Thank you for all of your support in helping with the needs of the members. If you have any questions, please call Amy Pendleton.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Book club message from Melissa Gonthier

Hello Book Clubbers!

I thought you would all like to know that we will not be having a meeting in December. All the holiday activities make it too hard to get away. So our next meeting is planned for 6:30pm on January 9th 2009!!!! Mindy Wagstaff will be hosting and the book she has chosen is "A Train to Potevka" by Mike Ramsdell. This book is not in the library but it is available on for $10. If anyone has (or plans to buy) this book, let me know and we can all share it so we don't all have to buy it.

Melissa Gonthier

2009 Cannery dates

McCullough Hills Ward
2009 Cannery Dates

FIRST TUESDAY of Every Month

Jan 6, 6-8 pm
Feb 3, 6-8 pm
Mar 3, 6-8 pm
Apr 7, 6-8 pm
May 5, 6-8 pm
June 2, 6-8 pm
July 7, 6-8 pm
Aug 4, 6-8 pm
Sep 1, 6-8 pm
Oct 6, 6-8 pm
Nov 3, 6-8 pm
Dec 1, 6-8 pm

Cannery Phone Number 649-2909

We need 4-5 people to go to the cannery each time.

Food Storage Handout

If you missed the handout from Danielle Ellis' Food Storage section of the combined PH/RS lesson on Sunday, here it is:

Food Storage Handout
Joint Priesthood/Relief Society Lesson 11/30/08

Gordon B. Hinckley, October 1998, “To the Boys and to the Men”,5232,23-1-22-20,00.html
“I am suggesting that the time has come to get our houses in order.”

Gordon B. Hinckley, October 2001, “The Times in Which we Live”,5232,23-1-225-27,00.html
"Our safety lies in repentance. Our strength comes of obedience to the commandments of God."

Gordon B. Hinckley, October 2005, “If Ye Are Prepared Ye Shall Not Fear”,5232,23-1-559-20,00.html
We can so live that we can call upon the Lord for His protection and guidance. . . . We cannot expect His help if we are unwilling to keep His commandments.

Provident Living Website → Family Home Storage and Finances → Three Month Supply, Drinking Water, Financial Reserve, Long-Term Supply

Three-month supply- Rotating pantry. Constantly use and replenish.
Look for deals, but be sure your family will eat it. Costco or Sam’s, case lot sales, sales circulars from other stores. You will also need to purchase bulk oils and salt here.

Drinking Water- minimum 14-day supply, 2 gal/person
Fill clean, used bottles, and/or buy larger water containers. Common sizes are 3 gal (easy to store and lift) 5 gal (very portable) 15 gal (can be carried by two people) and 50 gal (must be moved on a dolly). Purchase from water companies, outdoor supply stores. (1 gal/day is essential for drinking/cooking. The second gallon is for cleaning.)

Home Storage Center (Cannery) This is your long-term supply.
Option 1- Can it yourself. Our ward has time booked at the cannery the FIRST TUESDAY of EVERY MONTH for 2009, from 6-8 p.m. The order form is on the site. You can also purchase items (flour, brown sugar, white rice, beans) at bulk stores (Costco, Sams) then purchase cans, lids, oxygen absorbers & boxes from the cannery and then can items at home (our stake has a canner we can check out, or we have members in our ward with a canner you can check out).
Option 2- Buy it at the cannery already in cans.
Option 3- Purchase canned food through (Hard Red Wheat, Pinto beans, quick oats, white rice, or a Starter Kit) It will be delivered to your door.
For those trying to make room in the budget to purchase food storage, I recommend adding cannery items to your diet now. This is by far the cheapest way to eat, and the savings in your regular food budget will pay for additional food storage.

Additional info & free downloads →
If you need help, feel free to call me- Danielle Ellis, 566-6779.

Monday, December 1, 2008

A chance to help....

We are asking people to donate gift cards for families that need help with Christmas. I will be passing out tags for specific places on Sunday. If you don't get a chance to pick one up at church, you can call or email me if you are interested in helping, I need quite a few. I will have a box set up at church starting in December where people can turn them in. Sunday, Dec. 14th will be the last day to turn in the cards, so I can get them passed out that night. The box will also be at the Ward Christmas Party on the 13th. Just make sure the amount is written on the outside of the card, before dropping it into the box.

Thanks for your help,
Amy Pendleton

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Relief Society lesson for Sunday (11/23)

This week's lesson is President Packer's talk from this conference, "The Test."

It is on page 88 of the November Ensign or read it online:,5232,23-1-947-27,00.html

This week's teacher will be Sara Empey.

Thanksgiving for Firefighters: update from Catherine Noorda

Tomorrow's the big day to go to the fire station. Hopefully we get a big turnout of people wanting to help! Here are the final instructions: There will be about 10 firefighters there, so bring food accordingly. the station is located on Oquendo and Decatur. To get there take the 215 to Decatur. Exit at Decatur and turn right or north. Go two blocks and turn left at Oquendo. The fire station will be on the left. We'll meet there at 11:30, deliver the food, and then have a quick tour. I'm excited and I think it should be really fun and a good service project! (even if you have not emailed me or called to RSVP, please feel welcome to just show up with a side dish or treat for the fire fighters!)
-Catherine Noorda

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Don't forget......

Stake temple night is Thursday, Nov. 20th

Food drive: Wednesday, Nov. 19th (the young men and young women will be coming around collecting canned goods)

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Enrichment night is coming!

Mid-Week activities

The R.S. presidency is not sponsoring any mid-week activities at this time. Enjoy the extra time. :)

R.S. Lesson Schedule - November

Nov. 9: Joseph Smith #21: The Second Coming and the Millennium
Nov. 16: Joseph Smith #18: Beyond the Veil: Life in the Eternities
Nov. 23: Teachings for our times: Nov. Ensign
Nov. 30: Preparedness: Combined meeting

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Get to know your sisters!!

We are going to be posting pictures of sisters to help you get to know everyone. We are starting with the ward R.S. presidency. **
Amy Pendleton, R.S. president

Jen Flinders, 1st counselor

Danielle Ellis, 2nd counselor

**We will post a picture of Kendra Hoeft, secretary, later. (Oops. I forgot to have someone take my picture.)