Friday, November 30, 2012

2013 Mutual Theme and Resources Announced

The Church has announced the 2013 Mutual theme for youth, "Stand Ye in Holy Places". Several new supporting resources will become available to youth and leaders in the coming weeks, including a collection of 14 short videos highlighting youth from around the world. A trailer preview of the media resources is now available.

Church leaders indicate the theme may be used to enrich new youth curriculum lessons, Mutual opening exercises, as the topic for sacrament meeting talks by youth, and to provide focus for youth activities such as camp and devotionals. It may also be used as the focus of special cultural events and other dance, music, and drama activities.

The DVD Strength of Youth Media 2013: Stand Ye in Holy Places is a collection of 14 short videos for parents, leaders, and youth that will be distributed to each unit of the Church in December 2012. One DVD should be provided to the bishop, one to the young women president, and one to the young men president. The videos may be used in Sunday lessons, family home evenings, youth conferences, camps, Mutual, and other activities.
Additional resources, such as messages and ideas on how to teach the Mutual theme to the youth, will be available on and in the New Era and Liahona magazines at the beginning of 2013.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Christmas: How to Decorate a Christmas Tree

Better Homes and Gardens has this idea and I think you might like: Get some creative ideas for decorating your Christmas tree with color, texture, and style.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

2013 Primary Calendar

After 2011 Primary Sacramental done, it is time to start again. Another choice for 2013 Primary Calendar for you!

Thursday, November 22, 2012

After a wonderful day of Gratitude.........

Music and the Spoken Word Thanksgiving Special "Gift of Gratitude" with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Activity Days - Binder Cover


Thanksgiving - setting up the table

Youth Art Competition

Works of art by Latter-day Saint youth from around the world are featured in a new exhibition at the Church History Museum. The art was selected from entries to the International Art Competition for Youth and will be on display from November 16, 2012, through June 17, 2013. You can visit the online exhibit through the Church History website.


Update on Church Resources
  • For God so Loved The World
  • Gospel Library Update
  • Helping Hands
  • Christmas products
all summary here

Daily Quote, November 20th, 2012

From The Friend Magazine

Young Women, Manual 1, Lesson 46, Handout

The Purpose and Value of Education
Propósito e o Valor da Eduçação
El propósito y la importancia de la educación

Young Women, Manual 1 Lesson 45 - Handout

The Value of Work
Valor do Trabalho
El Valor del Trabajo

LDS Living: The Third Article of Faith

LDS Living's third week of  "13 Weeks of FHE."
The lesson is here

Monday, November 12, 2012

LDS Living: The Second Article of Faith

LDS Living's second week of  "13 Weeks of FHE."
The lesson is here.

Watch the First Presidency Christmas Devotional Broadcast

The First Presidency invites Church members and others to view the satellite broadcast of the annual Christmas devotional, which will originate from the Conference Center on Sunday, December 2, 2012, at 6:00 p.m. mountain standard time.
This devotional will include Christmas messages from the First Presidency and music by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and the Orchestra at Temple Square.
(Tickets are no longer available for this event)

2013 CES Devotional Speakers and Schedule Announced

The Church has announced the speakers for the 2013 CES devotionals series. President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, Second Counselor in the First Presidency, will be the first speaker of the devotionals. Throughout the year, Apostles and Church leaders will address young adults ages 18 to 30, married and single.
The events will be broadcast live at 6:00 p.m. mountain time in English, Spanish, Portuguese, and French.
 For more information on the 2013 schedule, visite Church News and Events.

....about the felt Christmas Tree......

In response about tutorial: 

This is a heavy weight cone of felt attached from the star to the bottom by felt (total height 50cm). I've sewn different scraps of green and brown felt and attached 25 buttons. The decorations are made of felt and they are inspired by images found on web.

Sorry, there's no pattern or tutorial!

.... and the inspiration was taken from this project.

Brazil Manaus Temple Dedication (in Portuguese)

This new video shows young men and women from Manaus, Brazil, as they prepare for the dedication of a new temple in their area. This video is currently only available in Portuguese and will soon be translated into other languages. 

Christmas! I couldn't resist! I need share it with you!

The little kids have their own tree to do with whatever they please!

The original idea came from Johnny In a Dress

How did you attach the tree to the wall?
I actually used little dots of hot glue since the wall is brick. The hot glue peels right off the brick! Other readers have suggested Command Strips or double sided stick tape, but I have not tried these ideas.

How do you get the ornaments to stick to the tree?
Felt sticks to felt!

How much felt did you use to make the tree?
About one yard.
The tree measures 36 inches tall and the base of the tree is 29 inches wide

or another idea to keep little ones out of the "big Christmas Tree