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Thursday, May 19, 2016

Building Zion in Your Home: June 2016 Stake Conference

Concord California Stake Conference
(a continuación español)

Stake Temple Night 
Friday, June 3rd 
Chapel Session at 6:30 PM 
Endowment Session at 7:00 PM 

Stake Priesthood Leadership Meeting 
Saturday, June 4th 
8:00 AM at Martinez 

Saturday Evening Session 
Saturday, June 4th 
6:00 PM at Denkinger 
(followed by a linger longer) 
High school seniors and older are invited to attend 

General Session 
Sunday, June 5th 
10:00 AM at Denkinger 

La Conferencia de Estaca de Concord California

Reunión del Templo de Estaca
El Viernes, 3 de Junio
Reunión en la capilla del templo a las 6:30 PM
Sesión de investidura a las 7:00 PM

Reunión de Líderes del Sacerdocio
de Estaca
El Sábado, 4 de Junio
8:00 AM en Martinez 

Reunión Sábado por la Noche
El Sábado, 4 de Junio
6:00 PM en Denkinger 
(después de la cual habrá un pequeño refrigerio)
Esta invitación se extiende a todos los adultos, incluyendo a los estudiantes en su último año de escuela secundaria

Reunión General
El Domingo, 5 de Junio
10:00 AM en Denkinger

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Concord Stake Relief Society Women's Conference

Concord Stake Relief Society Women’s Conference 
"We are in need of covenant-keeping women" 
Saturday, May 14th 
9:00 am to 12:00 noon 
Pleasant Hill Building, 555 Boyd Road, Pleasant Hill 
Brunch • Displays • Sharing Stations • Service for Foster Children 

Conference classes will include:

  • Family home evening ideas for all kinds of families 
  • Improving your scripture study 
  • Zumba and fitness
  • Learning how to use your smartphone 
  • Financial self-reliance 
  • Women’s health issues 
  • Bread making 
  • Home beautification ideas 
  • Home: your personal sacred grove 
  • Healing emotional wounds through children’s books

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Concord Stake Conference May 29 and June 6-7


Concord Stake Conference will span two weekends beginning with a stake temple night this Friday, May 29th. The chapel session will begin at 6:30 pm. The endowment session will begin at 7:00 pm.

The additional sessions of stake conference will occur the following weekend beginning on Saturday, June 6th.

The meeting schedule for June 6-7 will be:

Stake Priesthood Leadership Meeting
Saturday, June 6th, 8:00 am
Martinez building (940 Palisade Drive, Martinez)

Saturday Evening Session (for adults, young adults, and high school seniors)
Saturday, June 6th, 6:00 pm
Denkinger building (1590 Denkinger Road, Concord)
 **followed by a "Linger Longer"--everyone needs to bring a treat to share

General Stake Conference Session
Sunday, June 7th, 10:00 am
Denkinger building (1590 Denkinger Road, Concord)

IMPORTANT INFO FOR PARENTS OF PRIMARY CHILDREN 
The Primary children have been asked to sing the prelude song, I Know That My Savior Loves Me, at the Sunday session of Stake Conference on June 7th. We are asking that the Primary children arrive at 9:45 am, find their place in the front of the chapel, and then be ready to perform at 9:55 am. If they arrive at 10:00 am they will miss the whole thing!!! Please remind the children to bring their Primary Challenge Charts that they have been working on as well.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

REMINDER: JustServe Helping Hands Service Day is this Saturday


An interfaith community service effort is happening
Saturday, April 25, 2015
8 am to Noon
(please arrive by 7:45)
Hillcrest Park on Olivera Road
Concord, CA

Register at the JustServe.org project page in order to participate in this community service effort by clicking here

Where to meet
There are two parking lots which are accessible from Olivera Road so parking shouldn't be a problem. The staging area will be obvious. If you are facing the park from Olivera Road it will be in the left parking lot. Please arrive by 7:45 so we can begin the project briefing/instruction by 8:00. When you arrive please sign the roster so we know you were there. You will also need to sign a release of liability form for the city of Concord and another as your picture may turn up on the Helping Hands website.

Projects and tasks
There are a variety of tasks to be accomplished and there will be something worthwhile for people of all ages. Support staff from the city of Concord will be on-hand to assist us in the effort. The city will supply bags and some tools. We appreciate your willingness to serve. A great leader once said, "Unless we lose ourselves in service to others, there is little purpose to our own lives." The work we will do together on April 25th will make a positive difference in the city of Concord.

Trimming redwood trees and trash pickup
There's a need to trim new shoots/suckers (new and unwanted growth) off the trees in an established redwood grove in the park. Additionally, there is always a need to pick up items of trash around the park grounds.

Age and ability level needed
This is a great project for little kids and their parents as well as those folks who may not feel so nimble. Everyone can make a contribution.

Appropriate equipment and clothing for this project
Garden gloves, hand clippers and/or medium-duty pruners. Although there is lots of shade in this area, it may get warm as the day progresses so wear layers of clothing that can be removed to adjust to temperature changes.

Creek clean-up
Holbrook Channel is the creek which runs through the park and is part of a critically important element of the local watershed known as the Clayton Valley Water Drain. Because it is a natural drain a lot of unwanted debris is washed through it as water moves toward the ocean via the Carquinez Straits. Plastic bottles, aluminum cans, shopping carts and other assorted items find themselves a new and inappropriate home in the creek and need to be removed. The cub scouts will benefit from the recyclable items that will be collected.

Age and ability level needed
We need lots of able-bodied people to accomplish this task. There is a lot of work for individuals who are young and "young at heart". There are portions of the creek which are easily accessible and other areas which are more challenging to access (this is a much easier task compared to some of the creeks past Helping Hands projects have tackled in the past).

Appropriate equipment and clothing for this project
Hat, boots/galoshes (in case you have to step in wet or muddy areas), work gloves to protect hands from sharp items), steel rake for reaching into the creek for submerged items, and trimmers to remove unwanted overgrowth. Additionally, five to ten wheelbarrows will be needed. Please bring other helpful tools your common sense tells you will be appropriate and needed. Please be sure to mark your own tools so they don't get lost.

Paint a backstop at one of the two baseball diamonds at the park
This one is for folks who want to work on flat ground and know their way around a paint scraper, paint brush and roller. The city will provide the paint.

Age and ability level needed
All ages can be appropriate. Parents might find this isn't the best one for small children simply because your child may come home from the project looking like a Martian (the green paint we will be using is meant to go on the backstop and not the painter)

Appropriate equipment for this project
If you have a scraping tool, paint brush, paint roller and roller tray, please bring it. We'd rather have too many tools than not enough.

Cyclone fence repair
This element of the project will take some focused, skilled labor. There is a length of cyclone fence which is falling over due to erosion. The posts need to be reset.

Age and ability level needed
Volunteers who are willing to help with this and have the skill set to do so, please click here to visit the project's web page and contact the person listed as the point of contact. If he doesn't hear from anyone then he will find you and recruit you.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

2015 JustServe Helping Hands Service Day


An interfaith community service effort is slated for 
Saturday, April 25, 2015
8 am to Noon
(please arrive by 7:45)
Hillcrest Park on Olivera Road
Concord, CA

Register at the JustServe.org project page in order to participate in this community service effort by clicking here

Where to meet
There are two parking lots which are accessible from Olivera Road so parking shouldn't be a problem. The staging area will be obvious. If you are facing the park from Olivera Road it will be in the left parking lot. Please arrive by 7:45 so we can begin the project briefing/instruction by 8:00. When you arrive please sign the roster so we know you were there. You will also need to sign a release of liability form for the city of Concord and another as your picture may turn up on the Helping Hands website.

Projects and tasks
There are a variety of tasks to be accomplished and there will be something worthwhile for people of all ages. Support staff from the city of Concord will be on-hand to assist us in the effort. The city will supply bags and some tools. We appreciate your willingness to serve. A great leader once said, "Unless we lose ourselves in service to others, there is little purpose to our own lives." The work we will do together on April 25th will make a positive difference in the city of Concord.

Trimming redwood trees and trash pickup
There's a need to trim new shoots/suckers (new and unwanted growth) off the trees in an established redwood grove in the park. Additionally, there is always a need to pick up items of trash around the park grounds.

Age and ability level needed
This is a great project for little kids and their parents as well as those folks who may not feel so nimble. Everyone can make a contribution.

Appropriate equipment and clothing for this project
Garden gloves, hand clippers and/or medium-duty pruners. Although there is lots of shade in this area, it may get warm as the day progresses so wear layers of clothing that can be removed to adjust to temperature changes.

Creek clean-up
Holbrook Channel is the creek which runs through the park and is part of a critically important element of the local watershed known as the Clayton Valley Water Drain. Because it is a natural drain a lot of unwanted debris is washed through it as water moves toward the ocean via the Carquinez Straits. Plastic bottles, aluminum cans, shopping carts and other assorted items find themselves a new and inappropriate home in the creek and need to be removed. The cub scouts will benefit from the recyclable items that will be collected.

Age and ability level needed
We need lots of able-bodied people to accomplish this task. There is a lot of work for individuals who are young and "young at heart". There are portions of the creek which are easily accessible and other areas which are more challenging to access (this is a much easier task compared to some of the creeks past Helping Hands projects have tackled in the past).

Appropriate equipment and clothing for this project
Hat, boots/galoshes (in case you have to step in wet or muddy areas), work gloves to protect hands from sharp items), steel rake for reaching into the creek for submerged items, and trimmers to remove unwanted overgrowth. Additionally, five to ten wheelbarrows will be needed. Please bring other helpful tools your common sense tells you will be appropriate and needed. Please be sure to mark your own tools so they don't get lost.

Paint a backstop at one of the two baseball diamonds at the park
This one is for folks who want to work on flat ground and know their way around a paint scraper, paint brush and roller. The city will provide the paint.

Age and ability level needed
All ages can be appropriate. Parents might find this isn't the best one for small children simply because your child may come home from the project looking like a Martian (the green paint we will be using is meant to go on the backstop and not the painter)

Appropriate equipment for this project
If you have a scraping tool, paint brush, paint roller and roller tray, please bring it. We'd rather have too many tools than not enough.

Cyclone fence repair
This element of the project will take some focused, skilled labor. There is a length of cyclone fence which is falling over due to erosion. The posts need to be reset.

Age and ability level needed
Volunteers who are willing to help with this and have the skill set to do so, please click here to visit the project's web page and contact the person listed as the point of contact. If he doesn't hear from anyone then he will find you and recruit you.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Upcoming Free Gardening Workshop


Spring is just around the corner…
and planting time is prime! 

Free Gardening Workshop
Saturday, March 21, 2015
9:00 am to 12:30 pm
4351 Hilltop Drive, El Sobrante, California
Sponsored by the Hilltop and Richmond Wards of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Designed for both beginning and experienced gardeners with any level of experience
Free admission
Open to the general public
Free instructional materials
Free gardening books as door prizes

Classes will be taught by master gardeners and professional horticulturists including :

  • Low-cost, low-water ways of growing vegetables and berries
  • Small-space gardening: containers, raised beds, and trellises
  • Growing a year-round garden in the Bay Area
  • Bio-intensive practices for large yields in small spaces
  • Drought-tolerant, low-upkeep landscaping
  • Planting, pruning, and caring for fruit trees
  • Growing strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries
  • Dealing with gophers, voles, bugs, and other pests
  • Gardening for seniors and how seniors can add years to their lives through gardening
  • Propagation: how to start plants from seeds and cuttings
  • Composting made easy; saving money on soil amendments
  • How to set up a simple aquaponics system in the home
  • Saving water thru drip irrigation, rain barrels, and gray water reuse
  • Garden myths and keys to success
  • "Lasagna" gardening
  • Weed control and mulching
Bring a friend (or two), neighbor, co-worker, or family member

Every attendee leaves with live strawberry plants and knowledge about how to grow delicious fruits and vegetables. 

Plant the seed
Watch your love of gardening grow
It's good for the mind
It's good for the soul

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