It’s a testament to the broad-mindedness of many of our church leaders that so many are aware that women are sometimes still treated like second-class citizens in the Church. We preach from the pulpit that this is false, and I believe it is. It’s an unfortunate reality that some of our traditions, and even some
Have you been asked to write an LDS Funeral Talk? It’s a daunting proposition. Fortunately, there are some guidelines you can use. Tip 1: Speak Words of Comfort “A comforting, spiritual funeral is of great importance. It helps console the bereaved and establishes a transition from mourning to the reality that we must move forward
I’ve been in three Relief Society presidencies, and each group has had someone ask if they have to sit at at the front of the classroom during meetings. In the past I’ve said it’s up to you, but today I stumbled on this article from Elder Boyd K. Packer (The Unwritten Order of Things, Brigham
This hilarious video from the Los Angeles Young Adults parodies Relief Society and Priesthood lessons. So funny!
I think today we learned some stuff that got us thinking. I hope some of it stuck, especially for our young Aaronic priesthood holders. On the board I wrote “Why is it important that priesthood ordinances be performed by those who are clean inside and outside?” and “What happens if a priesthood ordinance is done
Barbara Jean Jones, “A Century of Aaronic Priesthood,” New Era, Jan. 2000, 30 “It was quite a thrill to me when I was ordained a deacon and permitted to pass the sacrament,” wrote Rendell Mabey of his ordination to the Aaronic Priesthood in the early 1900s. Rendell was a typical Aaronic Priesthood holder of his
Primary Object Lesson Talks You will get some good ideas from my LDS Object Lessons for simple Primary talks. Top Ten tips for Giving a Great Talk by Robert Felts, New Era, August 2000 from LDS.org Accept the assignment cheerfully, and pray for guidance, especially if you aren’t comfortable with the assigned topic. Start outlining your
With the increase in use of social networking sites like MySpace and Facebook, LDS church members are finding exciting ways to preach the gospel and fulfill their callings using online tools. Proclaiming the Gospel LDS App – This clever Facebook App will help you share information about your faith more easily on Facebook. “Most Church