I recently updated a notebook that I created to use in Young Women’s to help the class presidency’s understand their stewardships. Hopefully, other people will find this notebook helpful in developing youth leadership. I found binder covers on line, there many to choose from. Websites like www.sugardoodle.net have a choice of covers Also at http://www.lds-yw.com/html/leader_lesson_help.html . The class presidency manual is specific to our ward. (There are duties given to the presidency that are not in the handbook. But we felt it was good to have some specific things the girls learn to do as a presidency, ie. setting up the chairs in the YW room, setting out the hymnals, etc.) View it by clicking here (view as PDF file) : YW Class Presidency Manual LDS. Or download it by clicking YW Class Presidency Manual LDS (it can be found in your downloads as a word document.) These pages were printed out and put in a 3-ring binder. One binder was given to each member of each class presidency at a leadership meeting for the new class leaders. The notebook is to be passed on to the next young woman called to that position when a young woman is released from her calling.
Christmas Program Mary, Mary, Mary Mother of Jesus
A great Christmas Program is the Vignette called; Mary, Mary, Mary. It is about the mother of Christ. There are three Mary’s; one the young Mary when she finds out she is to have the Christ Child. The second is the mother Mary, a new mother, pondering how she is to raise Jesus and the final Mary is older Mary wondering how it is her son, is the Savior to the world. It is the nativity story told from a fresh perspective, from the viewpoint of the mother of Jesus the Savior. It has every mother’s worry’s and every mother’s concerns, but it is the mother of Christ our Savior. This vignette evolved over several years, evolved with each performance until it evolved to this moving story of Jesus Christ and his birth, his life and his crucifixion through the eyes of his mother, as only a mother could tell the story. I am glad to share this story with everyone. Please make sure that credit is given to the author; Shelley Smith Beatty.
Mary Mary Mary (.doc format) revised 2017
Mary Mary Mary (.pdf format) revised 2017
Please leave your comments and let me know if you use the program.
Beaverton Ward, Beaverton Oregon Stake did the Mary, Mary, Mary program for a special Relief Society Christmas Program. They did a shortened version of the script (only about 10 minutes total). It was edited by their Relief Society President Lynn Stephens. In Sister Stephens own words, “Today at our Christmas Breakfast, three sisters performed the shortened version of MARY, MARY, MARY. It was so loved and touching…the 3 perspectives were so unique, engaging, & insightful! ”
Thank you for sharing with us!
Here are the links to their shortened version:
YOUNG MARY (shortened version)
NEW MOTHER MARY (shortened version)
OLDER MARY (shortened version)
Another idea for a Christmas lesson:
Link to my new Christmas Program idea with favorite Christmas stories.
and another set of Christmas Stories can be found here!
I wrote a special Thanksgiving Program for Young Women a few years ago. I have used it several times since, the Sunday before Thanksgiving. It is a good time to reflect on our blessings, where Thanksgiving came from and why we celebrate it. I print out a copy for each girl and we take turns reading the program. There is a powerpoint that goes with it, but I mostly use it so there is music playing in the background.
Scripture Study Lesson Treasure Hunt
(updated version)Like a twinkie the good stuff is inside!I used this idea years ago for a Young Women’s activity and decided to resurrect it for my lesson Sunday for the Beehives. The lesson was on scripture study and I wanted to emphasize studying and searching the scriptures, not just reading but really searching and pondering (studying) the scriptures. As I was preparing the lesson I was surprised to find very similar ideas on the internet. Having made mine up before there was an internet I was surprised to see how similar mine and the internet versions were in content. I concluded either my version, having been shared years ago was shared and shared again and found its way to the internet or creative minds often come up with very similar ideas. It doesn’t really matter but I thought I would share my abbreviated version (shortened due to the lesson time being less than the time of the original activity was years ago). I used the theme of a treasure hunt. Clues were given. Download the clues here. Each clue was a scripture. The girls had to figure out where the next clue could be found by reading the scripture given in the clue just found. Download the clues and answers to clues (placement of all clues) here (word document format-find in your downloads), or Scripture-treasure-hunt pdf format. The treasure was found wrapped in a pirate bandana. It was the small pocket version of the Book of Mormon (item number 83297000), ordered from the Church’s online store and a Twinkie. The twinkie was to remind the girls that if you don’t open and read it, the Book of Mormon is just another book, because like a twinkie the “best” stuff is inside.
This poster was on the blackboard.
Other great Mutual Activities:
Johnny Lingo LDS Young Women Mutual Activity “Johnny Lingo” fulfills Personal Progress Value Individual Worth
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