Welcome to Big Ocean!

Message from the Board, July 2016 Greetings fellow Big Ocean compatriots! In honor of our first official newsletter, I wish you a warm welcome from all of us in Big Ocean leadership. We have been working tirelessly behind the scenes organizing a robust structure that will give us all a broader, more unified voice as…

Life Culture Update: July 2016

Compiled by Sarah Hinze, Life-Culture Specialist and Board Member, Big Ocean Women Women’s Whole Health vs Hellerstedt I was visiting our son and his family in Dallas, Texas on June 27, 2016 when the U.S. Supreme Court issued a 5-3 ruling in the abortion facility medical standards case, Woman’s Whole Health vs. Hellerstedt, striking down Texas’ rules protecting women’s health and safety.…

Meet Big Ocean: Mara

“I am just an ordinary woman,” Mara tried to convince me throughout the interview.  “Big Ocean is for every day, ordinary women like me,” she said.  “I love that you don’t need any fancy titles, degrees, or accomplishments to be a part of the Big Ocean sisterhood. You just need a belief in the tenets and a desire…

Big Ocean Live

The Big Ocean team recently began a new, monthly, live internet discussion about Big Ocean tenets on Facebook Live. Kim Landeen and Dana Goodrich did a great job with the first live Big Ocean event! This video discussion talks about the origins of Big Ocean, and women as a force for positive changes in the world.…

Cottage Report May 2016

Big Ocean cottage members have been busy engaging in local and international causes.  Links to a few of the organizations cottages have recently helped with are: – Launfal Foundation –Serve a Village –Raise your Hand Foundation –Safety Net –Days for Girls –Liahona Children’s Foundation –Operation Underground Railroad   Recently, a cottage in Utah took the opportunity…

Big Ocean Baby Shower

Our first Big Ocean Baby shower kicked off with a splash!  Held for the sister and sister-in-law of our Executive director and founder, Carolina Allen, the night included international food, uplifting thoughts, friendship, and service. Our hope behind Big Ocean baby showers is that we can use the venue of a baby shower to focus…