What Is a Church Community?
Loading.....

The video player could not be built.

Do you want to chat with a missionary?

We are happy to answer any questions you may have.

Hi I'm Cherie G.

I'm a Mormon. I'm a Life Coach and love listening to people and helping them get to where they need to be.

About Me

I love music and have enjoyed many aspects of it as a participant and a spectator of sorts. I love crafts of many various types and have participated in both doing and teaching many kinds. I have a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology, and a Master of Arts degree in Forensic Psychology; currently I am enrolled in a MA degree program for Marriage and Family Therapy. Currently, I am a Life Coach and help people both on the phone and via the internet by referrals from personal friends and acquaintances as well as family friends etc. I have many talents and gifts that I use for a great many things, but the one I use the most and often it is just 'on' is my gift of empathy. It allows me to be able to sense emotions in people that are either too difficult to reveal regularly or are ones that in the varying extremes; even at great distances. I am an admirer of intelligent people, compassionate people; something I say a lot lately is that I do not get along with arrogant. I respond to tender, loving and kindness. Anything that promotes love, kindness, tenderness and compassion is what I am all about. Education is also another near and dear topic to my heart. I'm an emotional being, things affect me much deeper than most and it is apparent most of the time.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a member of this church first, because I was reared in it's teachings from the time I was small. I was baptized at the age of eight and have progressed from there; on a path of constant study and learning of His teachings. I continue in this faith because I listen and watch and observe those around me in other religions, even other Christian denominations and see the differences. Ones of understanding and wisdom and behavior. I often think to myself in times of difficulty some of the same things most do, the difference is; I know more details and nuances of life in general that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints teaches that you will not find any where else on this earth. In that I find comfort. I am sealed to my family for eternity; which means when I leave this sphere of existence, I won't be alone. I will indeed see my family again after this life. If not, and if I was not in this church and did not know this for sure; I would be fairly depressed quite often. Knowing that this IS indeed something after this brings joy where there would be none.

How I live my faith

How I live my faith is in how I treat people around me. How I attempt to exercise my integrity whenever possible. I try whenever possible to show those around me what it is to be a member of this church. All of the benefits it provides; blessings, etc. I've taught Relief Society, an organization for the Women of the church 18 years of age and older. I've worked with both the Young women of the church (12-18 years old) as well as the Young Men in the same age group as a Secretary for the Young Women Auxiliary group in the church for my ward. I've worked as a ward librarian, who helps all of the teachers in the ward with materials and supplies to teach with for the members of the congregation. I've had a couple of callings now that have involved directing the music pursuits in my congregation, such as choir president, ward chorister and Relief Society Chorister. I've also taught the Primary aged children ages 4 and 5 years old. I've helped on many events in planning and executing for the enjoyment as well as the learning experiences of many of the members of my congregation.

What is the difference between attending church and the temple?

Cherie G.
The difference in attending church services and attending the Temple is this: church services are for anyone and everyone that wants to learn of Christ in a friendly and welcoming environment. Everyone has access to all aspects of a Ward building and services at this level of worship. Attendance of the temple is something that is not done on Sundays, where as church services are weekly. Attending the Temple also is a more solemn and sacred type of worship reserved for those members that have demonstrated through faith and obedience a higher level of behavior and action in their faith. They have demonstrated a certain level of worthiness to enter into the temple as it is the nearest thing to heaven on earth that us mortals can achieve while living on the Earth. Show more Show less