Sponsored by the Cedar Hills and Cedar Hills West Stakes
“We are surrounded by those in need of our attention, our encouragement, our support, our comfort, our kindness. … We are the Lord’s hands here upon the earth, with the mandate to serve and to lift His children. He is dependent upon each of us.” (Thomas S. Monson).
The Self Reliance, Welfare and Ministering programs of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are to care for those in need, while teaching principles which promote self-reliance and self-respect. We can better Minister to others when we are informed, attentive and have the necessary tools to engage and interact with one another. Our goal is to provide a place for information, resources and tools to bless the lives of those who surround us as friends, neighbors and family.
In our role as Stake Presidencies, we welcome you to this site, knowing it will bless you, your family, and our community. We are very blessed to live in Cedar Hills, Utah, where we are surrounded by incredible physical beauty and amazing people! The purpose of this site is to help us as individuals and as a community become and remain self-reliant in the areas of: health, education, employment, home preparedness, financial stability and spiritual strength. We recognize how interrelated our physical and spiritual needs are and we invite you to join us in becoming more self-reliant.
The Cedar Hills Stake & Cedar Hills West Stake Presidencies
Local Services and Resources
Many church and community organizations provide wonderful resources and services to meet the needs of individuals and families on their path to greater self-reliance. Click on the resource directory link below to begin to discover the available resources. Council with your mentor, minister or other church leader about how to potentially use these resources to find help and learn to become more fully self-reliant.
Go to Resource Directory
Build Your Self-Reliance Plan
Individuals or families may use the Self-Reliance Plan form on their own or with the assistance of a mentor. The form helps assess needs, income, and expenses, identify available resources, identify service opportunities, and develop specific objectives to becoming more self-reliant.
Download the Self-Reliance Plan form
Self-reliance is the “ability, commitment, and effort to provide the spiritual and temporal necessities of life for self and family. As members become self-reliant, they are also better able to serve and care for others.” Join a group sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in your area. See upcoming groups.
Find online manuals, materials, videos and trainings for the Self-Reliance Initiative.
Visit the Self-Reliance Services Facebook page.
Stake-Sponsored Self-Reliance Groups
The Cedar Hills Stake and Cedar Hills West Stake of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints now offers Self-Reliance groups. Groups are offered at various times throughout the year. Course curriculum is studied in a facilitated group setting once a week for 12-week cycles. Register for an upcoming group and the next kickoff devotional.
Life changing experience. My education and career are on a clear and focused path. I know what I'm doing.
Best 12 weeks my wife and I have spent together. Everything is different. We now know the Lord cares about both our spiritual and temporal lives.
I have made some significant changes in the way I do business. I now know how to include the Lord in my daily work and qualify for His blessings and guidance.
Find opportunities to serve.
Use Your Talents to Help A Neighbor
Sister Bonnie L. Oscarson, Young Women General President taught, "some of the most significant needs we can meet are within our own families, among our friends, in our wards, and in our communities...Heavenly Father may have placed those who need us closest to us, knowing that we are best suited to meet their needs." Contact your local Stake Self-Reliance Committee, your Church leaders or community organization and let them know you are ready to use your talents to serve.
Find Opportunities In The Community with JustServe
JustServe.org is a website where the volunteer needs of organizations may be posted and volunteers may search for places to serve in the community, providing opportunities to help those in need and enhance the quality of life in the community.