Banbury Ward of
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Stake Conference Information
Dear Sisters and Brothers of the Meridian Idaho North Stake:
We invite you to attend the upcoming Stake Conference held on March 25th and 26th, 2023. In addition to the reorganization of the Stake Presidency, Elder Jaggi, General Authority Seventy, Elder Hathaway, Area Seventy, the Stake Presidency, and other leaders and members of our stake will share messages of the restored gospel of Jesus Christ.
The general session for all individuals, families, and friends will be held Sunday morning March 26th at 10:00 a.m. at the Stake Center. We invite all to attend in person at the stake center. We will also broadcast to the River Heights and Bristol Heights buildings.
Other sessions include:
1. Saturday, March 25th Adult Session at 6:00 p.m.
2. Sunday, March 26th Stake Leadership Session at 7:00 a.m.
Those to attend the Stake Leadership Session: Stake Presidency, High Council, Stake and ward clerks and executive secretaries, Stake YM presidency and secretary, Bishoprics and AP quorum advisers, Stake and Ward YW presidencies, secretaries, and advisors, Stake and Ward Relief Society presidencies and secretaries, Stake and Ward primary presidencies and secretaries, Stake and Ward Sunday School Presidencies and secretaries, Elders quorum presidencies and secretaries, Ward mission leaders, and Ward temple and family history leaders.
The Saturday evening Adult Session and Sunday General Session will be broadcast at the following links:
Adult Session link for Saturday, March 25th @ 6:00pm:
Saturday Evening Session: https://youtube.com/live/qcYQ9p0D3-8?feature=share
General Session link for Sunday, March 26th @ 10:00am:
Sunday General Session: https://youtube.com/live/XalO1vtSURU?feature=share
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 Members,
This week we have been studying Matthew 11. This chapter ends with these words of hope and promise from the Savior:
"Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn of me;...and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light." (Matthew 11:28-30)
Elder Corbridge, of the Seventy, expounded on the divine truths Christ taught in these verses:
"The Lord's way is not hard. Life is hard, not the gospel. 'There is opposition in all things,' everywhere, for everyone. Life is hard for all of us, but life is also simple. We have only two choices. We can either follow the Lord and be endowed with His power and have peace, light, strength, knowledge, confidence, love and joy, or we can go some other way, any other way, whatever other way, and go it alone--without His support, without His power, without guidance, in darkness, turmoil, doubt, grief, and despair. And I ask, which way is easier?
"Life is hard, but life is simple. Get on the [covenant] path and never, ever give up. You never give up. You just keep going. You don't quit, and you will make it. There is only one way to happiness and fulfillment. Jesus Christ is the Way."
I add my promise that as you make and keep sacred covenants with Christ through the power and authority of His priesthood, including and most especially the covenants of baptism and the temple, that you will receive His power, peace, light, strength, knowledge, confidence, love and joy. The yoke of Christ is the New and Everlasting Covenant, which He restored in His day, and which He restored again in our day. Bind yourselves to Christ through your covenants with Him, and I promise that you will learn for yourself just how easy and light his yoke and burden truly are.
Building Cleaning in March - Our ward is responsible for cleaning the church building in March. Meet at 8:00 am each Saturday. If you are unable to clean on your assigned week, please swap with another family and let Bro. Sean Clark know via text (520-610-6201) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
March 25: Gibson, Hancock, Hanson di Bartolo, Hartman, Hawkes, Hibler, Hope, Huish, Jackson, Jenson, Johnson
Ward Choir Practice - Sundays at 2:00 pm in the Chapel
March 23 - 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.
During our March Humanitarian Workday we will be making Easter baskets for the children at City Light. Would you please help us fill the baskets with non-food items? Suggestions include:
Puzzle books - word search, etc
Small toys or craft kits
Small handheld games
Items can be dropped off at the Humanitarian workday on March 23. City Light can keep extra items and share them with other children who stay at their facility during the year.
March 25-26 - Stake Conference - See information at the top of this page.
March 28-April 7 - The Living Christ - See flyer and additional information below.
April 1-2 - General Conference
April 9 - Easter Sunday - Sacrament meeting only
April 13 - JOY Luncheon - 12pm at the Stake Center for all sisters 65 years young and over. Come and enjoy a lovely meal, program, and visit with other sisters from the Stake.
April 16 - April Fast Sunday
"THE LIVING CHRIST", MARCH 28-APRIL 7: The Meridian North Stake, together with five area stakes, will once again host a community celebration of Holy Week, Easter, and Passover with friends and family of all faiths. View a rare, authorized replica of Michelangelo’s masterpiece, Pietà. Experience sacred, live depictions of paintings of the life and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Please consider who you can invite to this important event. Free ticket reservations will be available starting March 12 at our website, THELIVINGCHRIST.LIVE. A very limited number of standby tickets are available for each session. Ticketed guests will be admitted first. The event will be held at our stake center at 5555 N. Locust Grove Rd., Meridian. Parking is limited so please carpool, walk or bike to the event if possible!
LIVING CHRIST USHER SIGN UP INFORMATION
We are blessed to present The Living Christ to our friends and community next month. Our stake will fill the ushers’ assignments on March 28th and April 2nd.
If you are interested in serving, please sign up with this link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f044ba9a92ca4fa7-living#/
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.