Relief Society prepares for 180th anniversary by issuing invitation to serve


On March 17, 2022, the Relief Society will celebrate its 180th anniversary.  The Relief Society general presidency has issued an invitation for women to prepare for that milestone by serving in their communities.

Sister Sharon Eubank, first counselor in the Relief Society general presidency and Latter-day Saint Charities president, posted on social media why Relief Society is valuable to her personally. She said it is a place where she can learn about repentance, prepare for the temple, receive help from experienced friends, and bring questions. It is also a place where people care about her, she is trusted and needed, and it brings Jesus Christ into her life.

“It may not always succeed on every front, but the potential of Relief Society is so huge that even the idea of a space like this existing for women everywhere makes me happy. WE are Relief Society, and we can be a powerful force for change in the world,” wrote Sister Eubank on Facebook and Instagram.


Invitation to serve

Sister Eubank issued a personal invitation for how women can each celebrate Relief Society this month:

1. Create a free account on
2. Invite one friend to register on
3. During the next 30 days, find a project in your community on and complete it with someone you love.

Sister Eubank said she would be doing the same, and asked others to use the hashtag #JustServe on social media to share their stories. If someone lives in an area of the world where JustServe is not active yet, she invited them to still do a local service project and post about it.

“What better way to honor its mission of extending the pure love of Jesus Christ into the world than by joining a service project in your community?” she wrote.

Relief Society General President Jean B. Bingham, and Sister Reyna I. Aburto, second counselor, echoed the invitation on their own social media pages, as well.

“Relief Society sisters have enormous potential to do good in the world. Join us as we celebrate 180 years of Relief Society by serving in our local communities,” wrote Sister Aburto.