In considering the needs of the sisters of our ward, several things are abundantly clear:

1. We are geographically dispersed, which makes attending activities difficult.

2. We are busy (um, who isn’t?), which also makes attending traditional activities difficult.

3. The sisters in the auxiliaries often feel disconnected from Relief Society, by nature of their callings.

These things have the potential to leave the women of our ward feeling isolated if they can’t attend activities or overburdened if they do attend activities.

We are not about guilt, ladies, and we don’t want anyone to feel isolated.

I’ve been a part of several online communities over the past several years, and I’ve found great support in them. However, I’m finding that far too often, the social network sites are home to bad language and crass references, and are becoming places that I’m not comfortable in.

Hence, this blog.

We want to create an online home for the women of our ward: a place to gather, a place to be uplifted, as well as a place to find information.

We plan on posting several times a week, with postings as following:

Mondays: Menus and recipes

Tuesdays: Tips (Cleaning, organization, childcare, life)

Wednesdays: Words of our leaders (a midweek spiritual boost)

Thursdays: Thoughts (review of our weekly Sunday lessons)

Fridays: Favorites (books, movies, things to do, links)

We will label each post, so you’ll be able to find information from previous posts.

We hope that this will be a resource for each of you, as well as a means of facilitating our ward community.

Please note that this is not an official Web site of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. You can contact the blog administrators at portsmouthwardwomen (at) gmail (dot) com.



3 Responses to “Welcome!”

  1. Laurence Bussey Says:

    Greetings Portsmouth Ward Women – I wish to extend my contragulations upon launching your new website! The opportunity to connect electronically to one-another provides a strong sense of unity. At this time of great uncertainty… economic, social, educational and spiritual, the connection with one another is vital and paramount to a heightened sense of security for yourselves and your families. As you create this extensive circle of sisterhood, that will extend to all women of the Ward the opportunity to express their interests, concerns, opinions and recommendations, a sold bond of unity will emerge. I commend you for your insite and initiative, and I’ll be following your conversations on a reglar basis. Hmmm, just a thought, but are the men so far behind the curve they need to follow your lead and create a Ward Blog of their own??? ~Brother Bussey

    • portsmouthwardwomen Says:

      Thanks, Brother Bussey–that’s our hope in starting this. And as for the men of the ward, why don’t you start off slowly with some white lace tablecloths first? Hee hee.

  2. Leah Says:

    Awesome, Ginger! We sure do miss our Portsmouth Ward. They don’t speak English here and the wards don’t provide translators for those who “don’t speak Southern.” At least it’s been 55-81 outside and NO SNOW! Who’s teaching the pie crust making? Tschuss!

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