March 17 marked the 175th Anniversary of the organization of The Relief Society of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, one of the oldest and largest women’s organizations in the world with six million members in more than 170 nations.


The Relief Society was organized on the principle of service when some women in Nauvoo, Ill., in 1842, noted that many of the people in that area were destitute. Those 20 concerned women were formally organized into a relief society. By working towards their common goal of service, they were able to alleviate the clothing, food, and shelter needs of their community members.


The Relief Society has continued that tradition of service for the past 175 years. Relief Society sisters have been giving help to distressed people all over the world with clothing, food, fuel, education, and friendship; and their motto “Charity never faileth” continues to be the principle which Relief Society sisters strive for.


Women will come together to celebrate this tradition of service and love in individual wards and branches locally and all over the world. The Cabot Ward will hold their celebration at 6 p.m., this Sunday, March 25, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints located at 6110 T.P. White Drive, Jacksonville. This event will include soup, salad, dessert, and then a broadcast from Salt Lake City.


All women and girls, age eight and older, from the community are invited to attend.


For more information, please contact the local Relief Society, Alice Kellar at 817-584-7673.