Welfare

This is the main page for the Relief Society Welfare section. Follow the links below to see information relating to welfare.

How to plan an LDS Funeral

How to Plan an LDS Funeral Read this first: Before you begin reading the following information about LDS (Mormon) funerals, you should read Church Handbook of Instructions, Book 2, Section 18.6, Funerals and Other Services at a Time of Death. The information there is invaluable to those planning a funeral service for a deceased member of...

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Comforting the Grieving / What NOT to say at a Funeral

The following information is regarding the grieving process and provides ideas on how to comfort the grieving. It also includes a section of "what not to say". The Grieving Process (Kubler-Ross): Denial/Isolation - this normal response to grief is our way of buffering the aftershock. Can last for hours or weeks. Characterized by numbness, disbelief, disorientation,...

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LDS Funeral and Meal Planning

Funeral family meal planning is something many Relief Society Presidents may have to organize without ever actually having planned a such a gathering before! Here is a list of items that our RS President has used for planning funerals in our unit that may help you with planning: Relief Society President's Family Funeral Luncheon Planning Checklist Call the...

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Creative Ways to help members work when receiving welfare assistance

Members receiving assistance from the Bishop's store house may have a variety of challenges that make it difficult to assign work to them. Here are some creative ways Bishops have adapted to allow members to serve when receiving assistance from fast offerings or other ways: stuff tithing envelopes write letters to missionaries clean the meeting...

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