Sunday, November 29, 2009

It's See's Candy Time!

Calling all Scouts. Calling all Chocolate lovers!, Calling all people that have to get their Aunt Tilly a gift! It's...SEE'S CANDY TIME!

That's right everyone, it's that time of year again. The boys can sign up with Sister Thomas to help staff the See's Candy store in Indio. Each hour that the boys work will earn them $10 towards Scout Camp. The store fired up this last weekend and will be open until Christmas Eve. Boys can sign up for Saturday hours and hours after school. Talk with Dave Thomas, or better yet call Kelly Thomas. Now go out there and buy, buy, buy!

Sacrament Bread for December

Congratulations to Alex VB, who is going to be our newest Teacher. Alex you will be in charge of the bread for the month of December. Teachers, remember to get there early (preferably around 10:45) to help set up the sacrament.

December Calendar of Events

It's that time again people...fanfare please...da, da, da duh!

Here are the event's for December: Remember that Wednesday events begin at 6:45 and end at 8:15 unless noted

Wednesday, Dec 2 12-13 Scouts have a uniform inspection
All YM bring their Duty to God Books to pass off requirements
Saturday, Dec 5 Jacob Thomas Eagle Scout Project
Stake Center 8 am -4 pm. Boys can come and help Jacob as he
fixes and organizes many different projects at the church.
Boys do not have to stay the entire time.
Wednesday, Dec 9 12-13 Scouts
14 + Service project
Friday, Dec 11 Scouts campout and hike, Living Desert
Cost $5 per boy and $8 per adult
Wednesday, Dec 16 12-13 Scouts
14 + Service project
Monday, Dec 21 We need 4 Young men to help serve at a luncheon for the widows in the Ward. 11:50 am at the Bishops House
Wednesday, Dec 23 All YM Combined Activity Driving to Minerva Street to see the Christmas Lights (Hot Chocolate included)
Wednesday, Dec 30 12-13 Scouts
14 + No meeting

Building Clean-Up Successful

Thanks to the combined efforts of Alex VB, Nathan VB, Carson, Tanner and Hayden Miller (with some help from Sister VB, Bro Whitlock, Bro Bruner and Kevin Miller), the stake Center is once again shiny, and almost hermetically sealed. That smell of rich Corinthian leathers would even make Ricardo Montalban proud, and make Bob Barker say, "Come on down!"

Tanner and Nathan went about vacuuming the classrooms while Hayden commanded the huge vacuuming of the hallways. Carson and Brother B vacuumed and made sure that the Chapel was well taken care of. Al VB and guest star Blake Whitlock went about stacking chairs in each classroom and setting up each room after the vacuuming was completed. Kevin Miller graciously cleaned the men's bathroom, with Sister VB taking control of the women's side. I almost forgot that Polo "I'll make it shine" Doria came and grabbed a rag and started on window and metal duty.

So just as a fair warning, when you go to church today, you might want to wear your sunglasses, because the gleam is awesome. Thanks everyone for your great job!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Jacob Thomas Eagle Project Excitement

The date is finally here! Jacob Thomas will be finishing his Eagle Project on Saturday, December 5, 2009 at the Stake Center. He will be working on projects around the church that have been in need of repair for a while. All boys 12 and up are invited to help at this event. Remember, one day you will be doing YOUR Eagle project, and you'll appreciate the help too!

The project starts at 9:00 am and goes until 4:00 pm. Contact the Jacob Thomas for more information.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Youth Conference Update!

Youth Conference will be held this Saturday, November 21st. The day kicks off with a service project at 8:45 am at the Indio building. After the project is completed, around noon, lunch will be served and then a speaker. The afternoon will conclude around 2:00pm.

Later in the evening there will be a dinner and a dance, again at the Indio building. That starts at 6:00pm and will go until 11:00pm. To help with the dinner, we have been asked to provide 16 loaves of warm garlic bread. Call Brother Whitlock to let him know how you can help.

The morning session is for those 12 and older, with the evening session for 14 and older.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Missionary Day Report '09

We had nine young men that participated in the Annual Stake Missionary Day yesterday. Zach Gubler led our Ward with 12 door slams. He also had many other interesting experiences as well. Alex VB, and Hayden Miller were actually taught door approaches by their Elders and we very successful in their endeavors. Alex was able to schedule an appointment for someone to be taught, and Hayden placing a Book of Mormon. It was a great experience for the boys.

Nice pic of Carson Whitlock and his companion, Schriver Christianson of the Santa Rosa Ward, with Elder Goff, tracting down a street in Palm Desert. In total over 500 contacts were made, and 81 lessons were taught by the entire Stake during the event.

Temple trip coming up

We have another trip to the Redlands Temple on Friday, October 30. We will meet at the Stater Brother's Shopping Center parking lot at 4:00 pm. It is always a great experience to go to the Temple. Last time we went in August we had three Young Men go for their first time. (Jared Broadhead, Nathan VanBuskirk and Carson Whitlock) This time it will be Tanner Doria's maiden voyage so to speak. We should be coming back around 10:00 pm.

Sacrament Bread for November

Congrats to Nick Broadhead, our newest teacher. Nick, you have the responsibility for bringing the bread for the month of November. Make sure that you are there 15 minutes before church starts to help prepare the sacrament.

Thanks to Thomas Halpenny for bringing the bread for the month of October.

November Calendar of Activities

Hello everyone to the Inaugural Post of the Bermuda Dunes Ward Young Men's Blog. Please check regularly to find out all the info that you need for your young man. Robert Noall is doing a great job with the 12 and 13 year old Scouts. And we are scheduling some great events for the 14 and older boys. Young Men's is every Wednesday (unless noted) and begins at 6:45pm until 8:15pm.

Sun, Nov 1 Fast Offering Collections. Please return route books to me by 7pm
Wed, Nov 4 Scouts (in uniform for inspection) bring books
14 + Shotgun shooting safety class (you have to come to this class to go on the skeet shooting activity.)
Sat, Nov 7 All Scouts - Merit Badge Clinic Stake Center, 8:30am There is also an adult training for $10
Scouts that don't attend clinic - Skeet shooting 9am, place TBA
Wed, Nov 11 All Scouts - Court of Honor. Come in uniform. You will be receiving your Merit badges from camp, awards and rank advancements.
Fri, Nov 13 - 14 Scout campout and Jr. leadership training. Brunelle's Ranch 5pm
Wed, Nov 18 Scouts (No 14 and older boys)
Fri, Nov 20-21 Stake Youth Conference. More info when we get it.
Wed, Nov 25 No activities
Sat, Nov 28 Young Men and Young Women clean the building 9 am