Young Women

Valparaiso Ward

January: The Godhead

“We believe in God, the Eternal Father, and in His Son, Jesus Christ, and in the Holy Ghost” (Articles of Faith 1:1).

This Month we will be talking about understanding the true nature of the members of the Godhead and the roles of each in fulfilling Heavenly Father’s plan of salvation. This knowledge will help you come to understand better their own divine identity and purpose as daughters of God.

Mormon Message

Brothers, Sisters, and Young Women:

Happy New Year!

I hope that 2015 was filled with good memories for you and your families -- and that you felt the love of our Savior and our Heavenly Father throughout the year.

This month, I want to share a message with you from Genesis 19:17, "...look not behind thee." We have so much to look forward to in 2016, and whether you're happy or sad to see 2015 come to a close, it's always important to move forward in faith and trust in The Lord's plan for us.

I hope you enjoy this video as much as I do -- it's a great message for New Year's and has quite a few funny moments as well!

I wish you all an amazing 2016 and am looking forward to all of the fun we have planned in our Young Women program!

Love, Sister Stephanie Daubek

New Year's: Look Not behind Thee

Making the Sabbath a Delight...

You could make cookies and deliver them to a family that has recently moved into the ward.

Did You Know???

Emily Turner has broken her elbow and a bone in her foot.

Sister Andi has never read Harry Potter series, or watch all of the movies.


5 * Storm Wiseman
11* Sister Andi
21* Sarah Bilek
27* Emily Palmer
28* Emily Turner
29* Kimber Goehl


6- Class activity TBA
13- New Beginnings 7pm Parents are invited, Super Casual.
17- Stake Fireside 6pm
21- Combined YW/YM 7pm

Face to Face with Elder Rasband, Sister Oscarson, and Brother Owen

27- No YW Activity
30 - Stake Youth Ice Skating 10am-12pm Valpo Rink
31- Youth Teaching Primary during the 3rd hour.

2016 Theme for the Youth

Press Forward with a steadfastness in Christ....

“Wherefore, ye must press forward with a steadfastness in Christ, having a perfect brightness of hope, and a love of God and of all men. Wherefore, if ye shall press forward, feasting upon the word of Christ, and endure to the end, behold, thus saith the Father: Ye shall have eternal life” (2 Nephi 31:20).

Click on the link below, to watch the New 2016 Youth theme music video.

Take Time for Personal Progress

In the month of January, we will be learning about the Godhead during our Sunday lessons. What is the nature of Heavenly Father? How can I know Him? Why is Jesus Christ so important in my life? What are the roles of the Holy Ghost in my life? And, Who am I and who can I become? While we search these questions together, personal progress can help us deepen our testimony in these areas and lead us to find the relationship that we seek with our Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Ghost. Some suggestions that fit in well with our focus this month are:

Divine Nature #1

What are some of the divine qualities of a daughter of God? Read “The Family: A Proclamation to the World”; 2 Peter 1; Alma 7:23–24; and Doctrine and Covenants 121:45. In your own words, list the divine qualities discussed in your reading. Think about how you can discover and develop each of these qualities. Record your ideas in your journal.

Divine Nature #2

As a young woman you are blessed with divine feminine qualities. Increase your understanding of and appreciation for womanhood. Read Proverbs 31:10–31 and two talks on womanhood from a conference issue of the Church magazines. Review what “The Family: A Proclamation to the World” says about being a wife and a mother. Then ask your mother or another mother you admire what she thinks are important attributes for being a mother. List the attributes in your journal. Then choose one of those attributes and strive to develop it. After two weeks report your success to a parent or leader.

OR Divine Nature #6

Develop your divine qualities. Read Matthew 5:9; John 15:12; Galatians 5:22–23; Colossians 3:12–17; 1 John 4:21; and Moroni 7:44–48. Memorize your favorite verse from one of these passages. Identify the divine qualities mentioned in all these scriptures and list them in your journal. Select one quality, and for two weeks strive to make it a part of your daily life. Record your progress and experiences in your journal.

I hope you take these opportunities to search and realize your own divine qualities and know that you are a child of God. He has blessed you with individual gifts that make you uniquely qualified for your mission on the earth. I Love you all, Sis. Palmer

Looking Ahead

February 12 Youth Stake dance 14 and up
February 13 Youth Temple Trip
February 13 Ward Family Valentines Dance