Banbury Ward of
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Zoom link for Banbury Ward Meetings:
Zoom link for Sacrament Meeting and Relief Society: https://zoom.us/j/93822966300
Sacrament Meeting begins at 10:30am.
The Zoom link is the same for both Sacrament and Relief Society.
2023 Meeting Schedule for the Banbury Ward:
Sacrament Meeting: 10:30
Second Hour Meetings: 11:30
Ward Facebook group:
We have a private Banbury Ward Facebook Group. You may request to join the group by going to http://www.facebook.com/groups/banburyward. Once you join, you'll find a set of guidelines and learn more about what to share. We hope this provides a meaningful way for more two-way communication between ward members.
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Message from the Bishopric
Dear Banbury Ward,
As your bishop, I am asking the ward to participate in a special fast this Sunday. This week’s message explains why:
In his April 2021 talk titled “Christ is Risen; Faith in Him Will Move Mountains”, Pres. Russell M. Nelson teaches us plainly how to increase our faith, and why faith in Jesus Christ is so important:
“Faith in Jesus Christ is the foundation of all belief and the conduit of divine power.“
In Mark 9 we read of a father who had asked the Savior’s disciples to cast a devil out of his son, and they could not. The Savior came upon the gathered multitude, and learning of the father’s plight, responded to his plea “if thou canst do anything, have compassion on us, and help us” with words that apply to all of us:
“If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth”.
I have always loved the father’s petitioning reply: “Lord, I believe; help thou mine unbelief”. How often have I felt inadequate in my faith as I petition our Father in Heaven for compassion and help? How grateful I am for this promise from Pres. Nelson:
“The Lord does not require perfect faith for us to have access to His perfect power. But He does ask us to believe.”
The Lord cast the devil out of this father’s son, restoring two lives. Privately, the disciples asked “why could we not cast him out?”, to which He replied “This kind can come forth by nothing, but by prayer and fasting.”
Healing is not an outcome of prayer and fasting. Increased faith in the Savior Jesus Christ, and access to His power, enables the healing outcome. Fasting, coupled with prayer, is an act of faith that increases our faith in Jesus Christ and His power. He heals us.
Pres. Nelson: “What would you do if you had more faith? Think about it. Write about it. Then receive more faith by doing something that requires more faith.”
Fasting requires faith. I’ve seen that faith grow in my children. As their fasting endurance increases, so does their faith. Fasting has three purposes: To bless the poor and needy through generous fast offerings, physical health, and increased spirituality and faith.
One of our ward families could benefit from our ward’s increased faith and prayers on their behalf. Ryan White has been hospitalized all week with a very serious condition, bacterial meningitis. The duration of his illness and the long term prognosis is still very much in question. Will each of you exercise and increase your faith by petitioning our Father in Heaven for the White family, through prayer and fasting, this Fast Sunday? Let us join together in united prayer and fasting that his condition will improve quickly and that he’ll have a complete recovery, that Lisa and the children can be strengthened and supported during the coming weeks/months, and that they’ll recognize the hand of God throughout this trial.
I’ll close with these words from Pres. Nelson: “Faith in Jesus Christ is the greatest power available to us in this life. All things are possible to them that believe.”
Thank you for your faith, prayers, and fasting.
Ward Choir Practice - On break until further notice. Impromptu choir number will occur in the coming weeks.
Summer Institute Classes - Attention all young adults 18-31! Summer Institute Classes have just begun. Please see our website boisenampainstitute.com for details and to register.
Do you have old cassettes with voices or music of your family members that you would like to preserve? The Family History Center has a machine that will transfer them to a thumb drive. The website has the address and hours: www.meridianidahoeastfhc.com Don’t forget to bring your thumb drive!
The Meridian Temple will be closed from June 5-June 19.
June 8-9 - Stake Youth Conference - This year's theme will be BECOMING LIKE JESUS CHRIST. “Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and man.” (Luke 2:52) We will focus on the areas of growth found in the Youth Guidebook: spiritual, physical, intellectual, and social.
What to expect: Lots of Fun!
We will have classes, games, outdoor competitions, service projects, lots of great food, a party, and a dance!
We will be in town at the Stake Center from 10am-8:30pm both Thursday and Friday.
For all youth turning 14+ this year.
Youth planning to attend must register. CLICK HERE to register.
June 11 - Mingle and Munch - The ward family is invited to Mingle and Munch after church on June 11. We'll enjoy mingling with our ward family and munching on finger foods!!
June 21-24 - Young Women Camp
June 22 - Stake Humanitarian Workday - Stop by anytime between 10:00am-1:00pm at the Stake Center. Come and work on projects to assist community agencies and help people/families in need. No special skills required. Projects are easy and instruction is provided.
Service Opportunity - PURSES WITH A PURPOSE
We have the opportunity to support this wonderful charity and collect items for women and teens. Please see flyer for items needed and reach out to Ann De Burgh if you have questions at 208-789-4148.
*Collection Date has been extended to June 20th
*Please deliver items to Ann De Burgh: 229 W River Meadow Dr., Eagle or bring to our RS Activity on June 20th.
*They are no longer in need of shampoo, conditioner and soap, but all other items are still needed.
Did you know that the Banbury Ward has a Temple and Family History Plan? A copy has been included for you to review and consider. Our ward has a team of 12 family history consultants whose calling is to assist you with your family history needs. You can find their contact information on the Family Tools app. Contact any one of them and they will be happy to assist you.
The Stake Family History Center is a wonderful place for you, your family and your class or quorum to visit. The center is also open to the community, so spread the word to your neighbors. Come and see all that you can do there, including:
Get help with your family tree
Find your ancestors who need temple ordinances
Be trained if you’re a Temple & Family History Consultant
Have fun exploring the stories of those who came before you
Add photos, slides and film to FamilySearch to preserve the memories
The Center is on the south-east side of the church building on McMillan and Shamrock Rd (east of Cloverdale).
The Meridian Idaho Temple - All endowment sessions begin on the hour. The first session each day begins at 6am and the last session begins at 7pm each day the temple is open. Initiatory sessions are available every 30 minutes. The first initiatory session begins at 7am, with the final session at 8:30pm each day. The Boise Temple continues to offer endowment sessions at 5:30am on Tuesdays and Thursdays, with the final session at 8:00pm each day the temple is open. While not required, patrons are encouraged to make appointments online. When space is limited, patrons with appointments are given priority.
Click the link for more information or to schedule an appointment online for the Meridian Idaho Temple.
For temple recommend interviews with the Bishopric and other meetings with the Bishop, please call or text Phil Pfleger at (208) 409-9633.
All temple recommend interviews with the Stake Presidency must be scheduled ahead of time. There are no walk-in appointments at this time. For recommend renewal interviews, please visit https://calendly.com/minorth/temple to see available times and schedule an interview with the stake presidency.
Photos for LDS Tools: If you don't already have a picture in LDS Tools you are encouraged to get your picture taken or upload a picture of your own. You can also get your photo updated. If you need help uploading your pictures, please contact Ann DeBurgh at 208-789-4148.