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By Kyle Mathews
Fifty-two years ago, the Stanford ward held its first meeting on Sunday February 5, 1961 under the direction of Bishop Ronald Poelman in the recently completed Valparaiso Chapel (our current institute building wasn’t dedicated until 1965).
The original Stanford ward was composed of both single and married students. The ward had 302 members, including 53 married couples, 138 single members, and 58 children. Continue reading
By Paul Merrell
Many in our ward have parents who attended here as singles or in the bishopric. Laura Pearson, Maret Mitchell, Kim Nearon, Jeremy Dittmer, Katie Ong, and Jane and Ruth Bennion are all second-generation members of our ward. Four decades ago, my mother was in the institute practicing the piano when she heard a knock at the door. There standing in the doorway, she met my father for the first time. President Eyring served as bishop of the Stanford Branch from ’67-’71. Continue reading
By Charity Hill
Scientists have spent countless hours trying to unravel the mysteries of love, and in so doing, have identified these statistically significant dating tips!
THE “COCOA CATALYST”
University of Colorado at Boulder published a study that showed that experiences of physical warmth or coldness would increase feelings of interpersonal warmth or coldness, without the person’s awareness of this temperature influence. Continue reading
By Bryan Moore
After a year of dating/marriage firesides at the Bishop’s house, we will be adjusting our focus to a study of Jesus the Christ, by James E. Talmage. The firesides will be on the last Sunday of each month at Bishop Etherington’s home at 244 Rinconada Ave in Palo Alto. We have been asked to come prepared for discussion, by reading prior to each month’s meeting. Our first fireside will be January 27th, at 7:30pm. We will be discussing chapters 1-3. Continue reading