A message from President Stroud:
The weekend of October 6th and 7th will be General Conference. This will give us the opportunity to hear from the Prophet of the Lord, Apostles and other general leaders. The Stake Presidency encourages you to make the general conference sessions a priority.
The weekend following, Oct. 13th and 14th 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 Anthony D. Perkins, a General Authority Seventy will be visiting us for our Stake Conference.
The first session of Stake Conference begins with a Stake and Ward Council Leadership meeting on Saturday the 13th from 4:00 – 6:00 pm. All stake and ward auxiliary presidencies, Bishoprics, High Council and Ward Mission Leaders 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 14th, 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 Perkins 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.
Elder Anthony D. Perkins
General Authority Seventy
September 15, 2018 * 9 – 11 a.m.
For the National day of service the Kent Stake will be participating with the City of Kent with the TeamUp2Cleanup event. The event is coming this Saturday Sept 15. We will be helping at Clark Lake Park with brush removal and picking up litter at a few other Kent parks. Most of the effort is needed at the Clark Lake Park but additional parks/areas will be available for litter pickup for families with small children. If you are able to help with the heavy underbrush please bring gloves and equipment (clippers, shovels, picks, blackberry brush cutters, etc.).
There will be some gloves and equipment available to use at the park.
The Clark Lake Park gate will be opened for plenty of parking onsite (enter from 240th street). We plan on working from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Please come to the stake center first to get an assigned area and light breakfast (muffins, fruit, water, etc.) between 8:30 and 8:45 a.m. We look forward to serving with you on Saturday.
Thank you for supporting your community.
Information regarding the devotional with President Russell M. Nelson can be found by clicking the following link: President Nelson’s Devotional – Additional Information
Sound Transit: Link Light Rail Schedules – Saturday
Need tickets? Contact a member of your bishopric or branch presidency for assistance. Stand-by lines also available.
There will a BYU-Idaho Pathway Fireside on Sunday, July 29th from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Kent Stake Center with light refreshments after the fireside concludes.
On September 15, 2018, President Russell M Nelson and President Henry B Eyring will visit Seattle to lead a devotional for the stakes in the Greater Puget Sound Region at Safeco Field in Seattle, Washington. Safeco Field is the home of the Seattle Mariners baseball team and has a capacity of over 45,000.
The devotional will be held at 6 pm Pacific Time and all are invited to attend. We encourage local church members to mark their calendars and begin inviting friends to determine, in advance, an accurate number of tickets to request when they become available.
A letter announcing the prophet’s visit to Seattle has been sent to local church leaders in the Seattle, Tacoma and Everett, WA missions. Additional information will be forthcoming, including details related to transportation, parking and requesting tickets to this event.
Date: June 22-23
Location: Sammamish State Park – Hans Jensen Group Camp (G1 – across the road)
Times: Earliest arrival time is 3:00 p.m. Friday, departure time is by 1:00 p.m. Saturday
- Friday night – setup camp sites (dinner not provided), camp fire / fireside (around sunset) – cracker barrel (snacks)
- Saturday – 8:00 a.m. devotion and breakfast provided by stake; 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. various games; 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. pack up & head home
All ages welcome (per parents best judgement).
Brothers and Sisters of the Kent Stake,
As a stake presidency we remained concerned with how pornography is impacting individuals and families in a very destructive way. It is an awful plague in our generation and can cause years of pain both temporally and spiritually. To help aid in the awareness and prevention of pornography, a committee of mothers, grandmothers, and sister leaders have developed a family home evening lesson to be used by the families of our stake. The family home evening lesson is attached, and it is our hope that all families review this lesson in the coming month in an upcoming family home evening.
Additionally, later in the year we will introduce two additional family home evening lessons on basic principles which will help our children, youth and adults be able to fight the plaque of pornography in our society. If we can help our children and youth to know what to do if they see pornography we will be able to help them avoid a life that could be full of struggles and pain.
It is our desire to support and help families to teach the principles that will provide all of us the best opportunity to have the spirit more abundantly in our lives.
Kent Stake Presidency,
Darold R. Stroud
Jeffrey D. Morgan
Stephen L. Ralph
POPI Primary FHE Lesson