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Coleman Miracle Team Members

August 31st, 2010 No comments

To the Chairpersons: Would you please email us a summary of your discussions with your committees at the Sunday meeting? Please share all suggestions and plans. Also, would you please include a list of the people who were there on your committee, with their phone numbers and email addresses if you have them, along with any other people who may have joined your group since? We are trying to establish a good communication system with all of the volunteers and committees.

To all Team Members: We are so grateful for your willingness to share your time and talents and ideas! However, we don’t want any surprises and need to be kept in the loop with your plans and progress. We are asking you to email us an update letter twice a week regarding your committee decisions and progress. ALWAYS ask for donations of supplies, equipment, food, advertising, etc., before you consider purchasing anything. If you cannot get something donated, ask what kind of discount you can get. Then, clear any expenditures with us before you proceed. Any expenditures that are not cleared will be considered your donation to the cause. This is very important. We need to know exactly how our budget is holding out.

There is a protocol for securing sponsors. By sponsors, we mean businesses who will champion or support our cause and to whom we will offer public recognition for their sponsorship. We have a committee working on sponsors. Please do not promise sponsorships to anyone if you are not on this committee and are not aware of the protocol. If you have ideas for sponsors, or if you have someone who approaches you with the offer to be a sponsor, please contact us and we will double check with the sponsor committee to make sure there are no conflicts and let you know whether or not to proceed.

Sponsors are different from donors. Don’t hesitate to personally secure cash donations or goods and services for the auction from people or businesses. Donors to the auction will have their name announced before their item is auctioned, so they will have a form of publicity. But not all donors will be given sponsor status.

If you are confused about the difference, we will try to clarify it at the meeting next Sunday. We will have a meeting with all volunteers this Sunday at 8:00 p.m. at my house. Contact me for the address if you do not know. We are going to keep the meeting to 1 hour. We will have committee reports of this week’s progress, and then break out into committees for 30 minutes. We know this is a holiday weekend, so if you are a committee chairperson and will not be there, please contact a member of your committee who will be there and give them the assignment of reporting to the group.

We are working on an online auction donation form which can be filled out and passed on to us. It will include the business name, items donated with approximate retail value. This is how we hope to keep track of items and services donated for the auction. Until then, just email us each time you get an item for the auction.

Another Very Nice Video: The Butterfly Circus

August 29th, 2010 No comments

I like these sorts of things… a good message.

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Coleman Family Project

August 27th, 2010 1 comment

Please remember the meeting on Sunday, Sept 29.   Bring people who are willing to give their time and resources to the fundraiser event. any amount of time they can offer is appreciated. we know that we are all busy. It will take many people giving what they can to make this happen.

I have attached a letter you may use to request donations from businesses and individuals. I have also attached a receipt form they may use. Please read these documents carefully so that you can present your request properly and that the money gets donated to the right place.

To all of you, make copies of these attached documents to take with you wherever you go from now on so that you will have them handy to give to business owners and individuals you come in contact with. Feel free to email them as well.

If you do get donations, please email me and let me know exactly who is donating and what they are donating. The auction committee will be in charge of picking up donated items and storing them until the event. We will announce that committee to you when it is formed.

We have decided on Saturday, October 9 from 2:00 – 7:00 for the carnival, and possibly a stomp from 7:00 – 9:00 following the carnival. The location is still being negotiated, but we will have an answer on that in a few days. Keep checking the Coleman blog for updates.

As we embark on this project, please remember that we are working with meager financial reserves, and that every penny we spend for the fundraiser is a penny the Colemans will not receive. Yes, they will hopefully benefit from our expenditures, but please be very careful in your expenses. I am asking that anyone who needs to spend money on this event contact me first for permission to do so, so that we can have a current unerstanding of what we are spending. If you spend money without asking, please consider it your donation to the cause. I am generally reachable by email through this website.  Please check out the pricing and quantities on items you are proposing before contacting me for a go-ahead.

Unfortunately, we have no idea how many people we will be attracting to this event. As we go along, we will get a better feel for that.

ALWAYS ASK businesses to donate goods and services before you purchase them. If they will not donate, then ask them what kind of discount they are able to give us for this cause.

I have some DVDs you can take to present our cause to those you approach if necessary, or you can direct them to the website and to for more information and to view the news story and the video.

We are looking for the following things to be donated:

Cash Donations
Food for the concessions at the carnival (hot dogs, buns, relish, catsup and mustard, soda pop, bottled water, ice, chips, etc.)
Donated goods and services for the auction such as:
Gift cards for haircuts, professional services, restaurants, retail stores, movie tickets, recreational sites (Lagoon, Raging Waters, etc.)
Printing Services for Publicity, poster paper, printing paper, banners
Balloons, for decoration at the carnival
Radio ads
TV Time (Good Things Utah, Studio 5, KBYU, KUED, etc.)
Tickets for use at the carnival
Bounce house
Entertainers (bands, magicians, mimes, cartoonists, photographers, photo booths, face painters) at the carnival (we want live music throughout the event)
Sound Equipment, extension cords
Graphic Designers for posters, banners, flyers
Vinyl stickers for car windshields
T Shirts with the “Spread Magic Around… Join the Coleman Family Miracle Team” message on them for advertising purposes and also for sale at the carnival.
Snow cone machines
Popcorn machines
Soft Ice cream machines
Hot Dog Warmers
Paper plates, cups, napkins
Garbage cans and liners
Tables and chairs (40 tables round or rectangle, 250 chairs)
Tents in case of rain (small ones like used at sporting events, and large ones for large numbers of people)
New Retail items for the auction (bikes, skis, crafts, quilts, paintings, athletic equipment, musical instruments, craft supplies, etc.)
Just thought I might throw in a new minivan? 2009 or newer. No harm in asking, right?
Help in selling Coleman home so they can move to a larger home to accommodate their children’s needs.

I am sure there is more, but this is a start. we will improve on the list for our Sunday meeting.

Attend April 2010 General Conference on the Internet

April 4th, 2010 No comments

April 2010 General Conference

The 180th Annual General Conference will be held April 3–4 in the Conference Center. Live audio and video streams will be available from the broadcast page. 

You can also find activities for children to help them benefit more from conference.

Watch April 2010 General Conference

April 3rd, 2010 No comments

April 2010 General Conference

The 180th Annual General Conference will be held April 3–4 in the Conference Center. Live audio and video streams will be available from the broadcast page. 

You can also find activities for children to help them benefit more from conference.

How Can I Keep From Singing?

February 8th, 2010 2 comments

President Hill has asked for a special musical number for Stake High Priest’s Meeting on February 21st.  I thought it would be nice to sing this one and have asked some brethren from the other wards to help me form a double quartet.

This is one of those beautiful old folk-type songs that I heard several years ago. I think I first heard a Pete Seeger arrangement of it and very much liked the song. I am so happy to see this new arrangement from Salley DeFord. It’s just beautiful. The song is a lovely expression of gratitude, joy and hope. Sally tells us that the lyrics seem to have first appeared in “The New York Observer” in the mid-1800s, and the setting by Robert Lowry has since become a favorite standard hymn. I’ve linked the choir arrangement of the music here and below you can click and hear the James Loynes sing it or hear an accompaniment – compliments of Sally DeFord’s site.

They are beautiful. Not only are the harmonizations really nice, but the accompaniment is really beautiful, simple and just lovely.

How Can I Keep From Singing? TTBB Sheet Music – Sally DeFord

James Loynes sings – How Can I Keep From Singing?

Accompaniment Track – How Can I Keep From Singing?


My life flows on in endless song
Above earth’s lamentation
I hear the sweet, tho’ far-off hymn
That hails a new creation
Through all the tumult and the strife
I hear the music ringing
It finds an echo in my soul
How can I keep from singing?

What tho’ my joys and comfort die?
The Lord my Saviour liveth
What tho’ the darkness gather round?
Songs in the night He giveth
No storm can shake my inmost calm
While to that Refuge clinging
Since Christ is Lord of heaven and earth
How can I keep from singing?

I lift mine eyes; the cloud grows thin
I see the blue above it
And day by day this pathway smoothes
Since first I learned to love it
The peace of Christ makes fresh my heart
A fountain ever springing
All things are mine since I am His
How can I keep from singing?

Here are a couple of the parts if you want to learn them:

1st Tenor Part – How Can I Keep From Singing?

1st Tenor Part (continued) – How Can I Keep From Singing?

1st Tenor Part (continued) – How Can I Keep From Singing?

1st Tenor Part (continued) – How Can I Keep From Singing?

Baritone Part – How Can I Keep From Singing?

Baritone Ending – How Can I Keep From Singing?

General Conference

October 4th, 2009 No comments

Watch or Listen to General Conference

The Sunday afternoon session of general conference begins at 2:00 p.m. MST. You can watch or listen to the conference on the Internet. Archives of the general Relief Society meeting are available. You can also follow these links to listen to the prior sessions of this conference.

Happy Mother’s Day, Mom!

May 10th, 2009 No comments
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2008 Christmas Program

December 22nd, 2008 No comments

December 21, 2008

Sacrament Meeting Program

Primary Children sing as Prelude


Away in a Manger (#206) Choir and Congregation

Piano/Organ/Flute or Violins – Deford

Oh Little Town of Bethlehem – Deford

If I Had Been in Bethlehem (includes part for flute) – Deford

Mary’s Lullaby – Petrie

The Star of Bethlehem – Soprano Solo – Deford

Of Humble Birth – Petrie

Guard Him, Joseph – Duet – Deford

Angels We Have Heard On High #203 –

Piano 4 Hands Choir – Flute Deford

Silent Night #204 – Piano and Organ Flute

Choir and Congregation – Deford

Sunday, December 21, 2008, 7 pm

An Evening of Live Christmas Music and Sing-In

Hark, The Herald Angels Sing – #209 (piano and organ)

Congregation and Choir – Deford

Joy to the World #201 Congregation – Piano, Organ – Deford

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