In the Sunday morning session of General Conference, President Russell M. Nelson introduced the 6th official proclamation since the origin of the latter-day Church. Please read and study by clicking on the title…
The Restoration of the Fulness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Dear Members of the Kent Stake,
We hope this e-mail finds you well and most important, healthy and strong in spirit. Currently, there is great deal of concern regarding the coronavirus (COVID 19) and as a Stake Presidency we continue to monitor the situation, specifically in the Kent/Covington area.
As part of the monitoring process there are two excellent websites that provide expert information and status updates on the coronavirus. We encourage you to review these websites:
Please reach out to your Elders Quorum and Relief Society presidencies, and your ministering sisters and brothers for any help you may need during this challenging time, including words of advice, prayers and priesthood blessings.
That said, we want to share a different message with you. Whether we are dealing with normal daily challenges or facing uncertainty and fear, we should continually approach our Father in Heaven for the strength to endure. He has promised that he will not forsake those who love and obey Him. We encourage you to continue to trust in the Lord and turn to him to guide you in the personal decisions you need to make. In moments like this we should be reminded of the principles of the gospel we have learned and studied. As we apply these principles they will bring comfort and peace.
Finally, as of today our church buildings will remain open. We encourage you to avoid personal contact, such as handshakes, hugs, etc. when congregating together. But, don’t hesitate to offer priesthood blessings or other critical support to one another. Out of an abundance of caution, we will only hold sacrament meeting in the Kent Stake wards, this Sunday, March 8. We encourage any member who does not feel comfortable attending sacrament meeting to stay home and study Come, Follow Me. Additionally, any member who is sick or has symptoms of the coronavirus, we ask that you stay home and don’t come to church.
We recognize this is an evolving and changing situation and we will provide updates as appropriate.
Kent Stake Presidency
A message from the Stake Presidency:
Our upcoming Stake Conference will be the weekend of February 15 and 16 and the stake presidency is looking forward to being with all the saints of the Kent Stake.
We will begin our Stake Conference with an adult session on Saturday evening the 15th. The adult session for all members 18 and over will be from 7 – 8:30 pm followed by a brief social – please make this meeting a priority.
Sunday morning the 16th, we will hold Priesthood Leadership Training from 7:00 – 8:30 am, and then the General Session of Stake Conference will be from 10:00 – noon at the Kent Stake Center.
This year we are excited to host all the members in the Kent Stake Center for all sessions of conference. We are making necessary arrangements for the general session to ensure all members are comfortable and able to feel the spirit of the Lord.
As a presidency we have been preparing for this Stake Conference with much prayer and we look forward to being with you as we strive to draw closer to our Father in Heaven through our worship.
A message from President Stroud:
The weekend of September 14th and 15th our stake will be holding Stake Conference. The Stake Presidency is looking forward to being with all the saints of the Kent Stake. We are excited to share that Elder Gary F. Gessel, of the Seventy will be visiting us for our Stake Conference.
We invite all endowed members to attend the temple the week prior to Stake Conference.
The first session of Stake Conference begins with a Stake and Ward Council Leadership meeting on Saturday the 14th from 4:00 – 5:45 pm. All Stake and Ward Auxiliary Presidents, Bishoprics, Ward Mission Leader, Ward Temple & Family History Leader and Stake High Councilors are invited to attend.
On Saturday evening, the adult session for all members 18 and over will be from 7:00 – 9:00 pm – please make this meeting a priority.
Sunday morning the 15th, the General Session of Stake Conference will be from 10:00 – noon. The General Session will be broadcast to the Kentwood Building from the Stake Center.
As a presidency, in preparing for Stake Conference we have received direction from Elder Gessel and we are excited for a wonderful weekend. We look forward to being with you as we strive to draw closer to our Father in Heaven through our worship.