Sunday, November 23, 2008


**We will be having no activities this Wednesday as Thanksgiving is just the day after.
**December 3rd, we will be helping the activities committee decorate the Christmas float for the Brandon Christmas Parade.
**December 10th, we will be making scripture totes during the activity. We have all the material for the girls and the pattern, if the girls want any embellishments to their tote (ribbons, ruffles, sequences, whatever, they will be responsible for bringing it) if you are available to help your girls sew, that would be great. Bring your machines and come along.
**December 17th, is our combined activity. We will be participating in a service project and playing secret Santa to a needy family in the community. More details to follow.
**December 19th we will be having a Christmas party at Sister Jones home. The girls will be playing secret Santa to each other and are encouraged to gift their girl with a homemade gift, which we will be exchanging that night. Time and more details to follow.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

November Activities...

This Wednesday, November 5th, we will be having a Pay it forward activity. We are asking the girls to perform 3 acts of services prior to coming that night. One act at home, one at school and another one where they choose. We will be discussing the service they provided and eating dinner.

Friday, October 3, 2008

October Activities...

**October 8th-We will be making and decorating Halloween sugar cookies at the church.

**October 15th-Combined activity with the Young Men. We will be having a "shoe dinner" (each young man will bring a dinner, the young woman bring a dessert. Each young man will put one of his shoes in the middle of the floor and each young woman will pick a shoe, which will indicate who she will be having dinner with that night). We will be talking about dating etiquette/standards.

**October 18th-Super Seminary activity in Madison (times to be announced later), and a fall activity for all youth in Raytown with a dance for the youth 14 and older, and alternative activities for the 12-13 year olds.

**October 19th-Standards night for all youth at the Stake center in Clinton (time to be announced later).

**October 22nd-We will be having a 40's night. We will be learning info about the 40's, including food, music, hair, make-up and pop culture.

**October 29th-Trunk or treat at the church (time to be announced later).

**Letter from the Stake Youth Leaders about the Stake activities:

Hello everyone, We are really excited to announce the upcoming Fall Harvest Activity at Raytown. We really hope to see all of the youth there. Since we will be on a farm, please remind your youth not to wear open toed shoes and to bring a flashlight.Super Saturday will be from 2-4 in Madison and then everyone will head out to the farm for dinner which starts at 5:00 p.m.. The dance will be at 6:00 p.m. for ages 14-18 and there will be a fun activity for ages 12-13 during that time. After closing prayer, everyone will be on their own. We think they we will close everything down around 10:00, so everyone can get home before midnight. After the dance, we will have:
A hayride. It may be haunted or we may have a haunted house set up. It will be a surprise!
Although the Maize is not open this year due to all of the rain from the recent hurricanes which caused the corn not to produce very well, we are letting ya'll go through it at night rather than during the day. The corn is not very tall and it will be more fun this way.
We are not sure if we will have the corn cannons or cow trains available after the dance, but we will let you know at the dance. Thanks for all of your help.

Sunday, September 28, 2008


**We will be having "movie night" on Wednesday. We will be watching a church related movie. The girls need to bring a treat to share with everyone.

**Next Sunday is General Conference. It can be viewed at the church via broadcast, on the BYU station if you have cable/satellite and on the web at

The other October activities will be posted later this week.

Sunday, September 14, 2008


First of all, we want to CONGRATULATE Brother and Sister Jones on their newest little addition. Charly Jo was born on 09/11/2008 and weighed in at 7 lbs. 10 oz. Mother and baby are doing fine!
**We have a combined activity this Wednesday at the church, Young Men are in charge.
**On the 24th the girls will be making suckers and delievering them to the less active girls in the ward. Depending on time, we may have to start a few mintues early.
**The Stake Seminary Saturday in Madison has been cancelled and will be rescheduled in October, details to follow.
**The Stake Standards Night has also been rescheduled to sometime in October, again, details to follow.

Friday, August 29, 2008

Upcoming Activities...

The activities for the month of September are as follows:
We are going to be participating in a Murder Mystery activity, a Pizza Making activity, the YM/ YW combined activity (YM in charge), and Making suckers/visiting less actives.
**1st Wed, The Laurel class is in charge of the Murder Mystery activity. The activity will be held at the church and will be similar to the game of clue. We are going to try to make this scripturally related.
**2nd Wed, The Pizza Making activity will be held at the church and MiaMaids are in charge. I believe the MiaMaids will be asking each girl to bring a topping for the pizza, details to follow.
**3rd Wed, YM/YW combined at the church
**4th Wed, The sucker making activity will be held at the church, we may ask to start the activity 30 minutes early as we are going to try to deliever some of the suckers to the less active girls. More details to follow.
**Stake Softball Tournament for the youth on Sept. 13th from 8:00 through whenever at Shiloh park. We are asking all youth to participate!

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Temple Trip and Sleepover

New Info!!!
The girls have been wanting to have a sleepover for awhile and we have decided to throw one for them! We will be having a sleepover at Sister Howard's house address is: 446 OakLawn Dr. Pearl (Live Oaks Subdivision). The girls need to bring their favorite snack to share with everyone and stuff to sleep with and stuff/clothes for the temple trip. We will be taking the girls to the church in the morning for the temple trip. The girls can bring their sleeping stuff with them to the church, we will store it in the church, and they can pick it up when they return from the temple trip. We will be providing dinner and breakfast for the girls, so they will need money for any snack they want and lunch. If you have any questions, please let us know!

Friday, August 15, 2008

Baptism Trip Info

**This Wednesday, August 20th, we will be participating in the Brandon Ward Youth Olympics at the church 7:00 pm. It is a combined YM/YW activity.

**The youth will be going on a temple trip on Saturday the 23rd. Per Brother Flemming, the youth need to meet at the Church that morning, and they will be leaving the church by 5:45 am. The girls will need money for food and will need to have an interview with one of the members of the Bishopric before they go (a member of the Bishopric should be calling to set that up). So far I know that Sister Jordan will be attending and have many other sisters "possibly" attending. As soon as I know that info, I will post it.

**Wednesday, August 27th, we will be having our monthly service project. We will be washing the parents car as a "Thank you" for all the love, support and work they do for the girls. The girls need to wear clothes that they can work in/get wet and be at the church at 7:00 pm. Parents, plan to bring your car for a wash!

**We are tentatively planning the young women sleepover for the weekend of August 29th-30th, which is labor day weekend. So far, not too many families will be out of town or have plans for that weekend, but again, the activity may be postponed if too many families will be gone. More details to follow.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Upcoming Events...

On Saturday August 9th, is that Seminary Kickoff in Hattisburg. We will be meeting at the church at 12:00 pm that Saturday in order to be down in time for the program which will begin at 2 pm. There will be a dance following where the girls will need to wear modest dressy casual, no jeans or shorts. They will also need to eat lunch prior to meeting at the church and will need to bring money for dinner that night.
On Wednesday, August 13th, we will be having a baby shower for Sister Jones for the activity that night. The girls need not worry about bringing gifts that night, just to show up for fun at 7 pm at the church!
On Wednesday, August 20th is the combined YW/YM activity at 7 pm at the church. We will be playing the Brandon Ward Youth Olympics!
There was a sleepover planned for the weekend of the 22nd to the 23rd, however, the temple trip was changed from the 16th to the 23rd, so details about both activities will be posted as soon as they become available (probably by Monday or Tuesday).
On Wednesday, August 27th is the Beehive service activity for parents. We will be washing the parents cars as a "Thank you" for all your support. The girls will meet at the church at 7 pm with the intention of getting wet and washing cars, and should dress accordingly. More details to follow.


Welcome to the Brandon Ward Young Women Blog site. On this site, we will be posting upcoming events regarding activities, lessons, and all other Young Women info that needs to be provided to the parents. We hope you will find this site useful and check it periodically to find new information as it becomes available. We will also continue sending home the communication calenders as well. Thank you for all your help and support!