I Believe in Christ: Sister Tamara Jones (piano), Worcester 1st Ward
Peace Panel Part I: What is Peace? Emma Beeler (YW, Worcester 2nd Ward), Xaidie Campbell, (Worcester 2nd Ward), Flor Ruscitti di Giron (Boston 2nd Branch), Sarai Quezada (Framingham 2nd Branch), and Dulia Odies (Boston 3rd Ward)
Moderator: Laura Lambert
You Shall Have Peace in Me and Never Give Up: Sister Sheryl Nixon (vocal) and Brother Alex McLean (piano), Marlborough Ward
Nearer My God to Thee: Sister Madelyn Winder (piano), Worcester 2nd Ward Young Women
Walk Tall You’re a Daughter of God: Sisters Annie Loris (vocal), Marlborough Ward Young Women, and Madelyn Winder (piano)
Master, the Tempest is Raging: Sister Suzette Smith, Guest speaker, Alexandria 1st Ward
Be Still My Soul: Sisters Sarita Powell (violin) and Angela Ricks (harp), Weston 1st
Peace Panel Part II: Finding Peace
Deep River:Sisters Elisa Beckman (vocal) and Keri Probst (piano), Marlborough Ward
God Help the Outcasts/Come Ye Disconsolate: Sisters Christy Turnbow (vocal) and Kathryn Christensen Lieppman (piano), Boston 1st Ward
Note: For the Service Project component of the 2017 Boston Stake Women’s Conference (see Flyer below), the Toiletry Donations (Full-Size, not Travel-Size) included:
- Bar Soap and/or Body Wash
- Toothbrush and Toothpaste
- Shaving Supplies
- Personal Hygiene Items
- Toilet Paper
The above donations went to Refugees relocated locally by Ascentria, (see ascentria.org).
About the Keynote Speaker: *Her talk is now available here
Suzette Smith grew up in rural Idaho in an LDS family with six younger sisters. She graduated from seminary in 1988, and served a mission to Melbourne, Australia in 1991. She earned her BS degree from BYU in 1994, and an MBA from Bentley University in 2002. She is currently living in the Washington DC Metropolitan Area, where she owns and operates a professional organizing company.
Sister Smith has been a member of the Relief Society for nearly 30 years, and is in love with Visiting Teaching, but currently serves outside the RS, as Activity Day leader for the 9 year old boys in the Alexandria 1st Ward. She is also an Ovarian Cancer survivor; an experience that has anchored her testimony of the Savior’s grace.
Suzette loves to listen to LDS podcasts and read the personal experiences of LDS women. She writes personal essays, many of which can be found in the Exponent II Magazine. She is a single member of the church, and has an essay about her experience being single in the forthcoming book, “One by One: Mormon Singles Navigating a Marriage-Centric Church.” Any spare time she has, she spends adoring her 20 nieces and nephews, three of which live in Framingham, MA.