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    How was two hour church?

    Well, any given person except for certain leaders should not expect that to take place very often. It's mostly Bishopric that will be hanging around late almost every week since they now have less time to complete their myriad of tasks during the block.

    How was two hour church?

    We would surely have the same problem as our teacher is outstanding but we were stuffed in the RS room and chapel overflow is not an option since all three wards in the building use the overflow for sacrament. Add to that the fact that our ward grew by about 35 over the last year. At some point, we are going to have to deal with this. Unoverlapping the wards would not be popular.

    How was two hour church?

    We had a greater than normal sacrament attendance and attendance in gospel doctrine was much higher than usual. But I'm the ward clerk so I was there 7 hours and 45 minutes. I didn't expect that to change. All in all, a good day and people showed a willingness to stick around after church for appointments that previously have been squeezed into three hour block.
  4. Duncan, before reading the thread, I just posted the same thing. I'm a ward clerk.
  5. I haven't been through all of the comments yet but I can say that women are able to see all the details of a ward's finances. I am a ward clerk and the last few times I've needed to call SLC about a specific issue pertaining to our unit, a woman answered the phone and handled the problem to completion.
  6. Glinda to the Wicked Witch - "......you have no power here, be gone....."
  7. Susan Collins of Maine has already provided some cause for Republican concern. Trump could easily lose her vote if he picks someone with a very socially conservative track record..
  8. Good points. We'll see in 6 months.
  9. I can't know what the motivation was for leaving it out. I just thought the the sustainings were extremely lengthy as compared to the norm. I could be wrong. It just seemed to go on and on.

    What is Going Well in Your Life?

    (1) Family life is great. Five children 25-35 and youngest about the graduate. All doing well, though not without specific struggles from time to time. Three of them live nearby here in Richmond VA, along with all 6 grands. (2) Wife and I are in semi-retirement and major role reversal mode. She is working at a paying job for the first time in 36 years and starting a small business. Meanwhile, I'm finally learning how to be the person responsible for shopping and cooking. So far, she has not become ill from any of my meals. I also help her with some grunt work for her business, which is taking off by word of mouth (with the help of a Facebook business page, with requests for work coming in weekly. She's doing what she really enjoys and I'm finding out I am a pretty darn good cook. At least she says so. I'm done with full time work at this point. (3) Starting my first trip to the west coast in a little over a week, catching son's BYU graduation along the way. San Francisco and Seattle lie in our path. Wife was born in San Fran. I grew up a Giants and Willie Mays fan while growing up in the Tampa FL area and now I'm going to see a game at AT&T park for the first time. I'll probably cry when I see the place. We have seats in right center, just in front of McCovey Cove. If I die at the game, my life will truly be complete.
  11. Pres Oaks said the information would be included (I suppose in the printed version). I suspect that the length of time needed for reading the names of those being sustained precipitated the decision. Just my guess.

    Time for a Richmond VA Temple

    I can tell you that there are 3 stakes in the metro Richmond area and 3 in the Newport News/Norfolk/Va Beach area. A temple in Williamsburg would be central to those 6 stakes and be quite a draw for tourists (visitors center maybe).