Saturday, December 23, 2017

2018 Binder Covers - Set # 1

Don't forget to check the margins of your printer!
Relief Society
Relief Society with Sunday's Instructions

Relief Society

Choir / Music

Young Women / Mutual 2018

Primary 2018

Thursday, December 14, 2017

January 2018 Visiting Teaching Principles - Keep In Touch with Her Anytime, Anywhere, Any Way, handout

Visiting Teaching Principles instead a Specific Visiting Teaching Message

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Foxboro RS Lesson - The Blessings of The Holy Temple, Quote


We Can Do Better, Part 2: Finding Your Place in the Church of Jesus Christ

By Betsy VanDenBerghe

Don’t let others keep you from enjoying the blessings of
 membership in Christ’s Church

Editors’ note: No matter how strong our belief in the gospel of Jesus Christ is, it can be difficult to remain faithful if we don’t feel like we belong. Church leaders recently addressed this challenge in a video series titled Unity in Diversity. In the September 2017 issue,“We Can Do Better: Welcoming Others into the Fold” examined our responsibility to welcome others. This article, part 2, looks at how we can take responsibility for our own faith, regardless of whether we feel like we belong.

"After eight years of not attending church, Paulo (all names have been changed) received a phone call from his bishop in Brazil asking how he was doing. Paulo had longed to return, but many concerns kept him from full activity. How could he avoid comparing himself, still single, to those married with children? Would he find any friends at church after so long and, if he did, what would they think of him? Would he still be able to feel the Spirit like he had during his conversion and mission or have enough faith to accept callings?
One month after the phone call, Paulo watched President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, Second Counselor in the First Presidency, give a conference talk called, “Come, Join with Us.”1 “That talk hit me hard,” he recalls, and within a few weeks he found himself sitting in the church parking lot, trembling and offering a silent prayer for the strength to get out of the car and enter the building.
“Everything wasn’t perfect,” he recalls of his first year after returning. It wasn’t easy to fit in. Yet a feeling of connectedness to the Savior and a strong desire for a temple recommend helped him overcome his insecurities. He began reading his scriptures and praying again. “If you don’t give up, you gain strength and can feel the Lord blessing you,” he advises those who struggle to feel accepted. “I have a testimony that this is Christ’s Church, but it’s in Him you will find true belonging.” 
Paulo’s story represents several points that Church leaders describe in the video series Unity in Diversity. Their messages offer hope and advice to those who don’t feel like they belong. Sometimes we feel alone even in church, but, as these leaders and members point out, there are things we can do to help get ourselves through challenges such as exclusion or poor treatment by others. We can avoid comparisons, move forward in uncertainty, know that returning is always possible, and above all, trust the Savior."

  • Avoid Comparisons: We Will All Be Blessed in the End

  • Stay Strong: Christ Can Transform You

  • Take a Step into the Darkness: The Light Will Follow

  • Don’t Give Up

  • No One Can Take Your Place

    Read full article here

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Implementing Come, Follow Me—For Melchizedek Priesthood and Relief Society

Beginning in January 2018, Come, Follow Me—For Melchizedek Priesthood and Relief Society will be used throughout the Church and will bring changes to our Sunday meetings.

The overview and help are on the links below: (English, Portuguese and Spanish): 


Last Minute Christmas Ideas for Primary Kids - Reindeer Chupa Chups

From Brisbane Kids

How to make your own Reindeer lollypops

This is such a cute Christmas craft that would make great gifts for your kids and kid's friends.

Step 1.

Organise all of your materials.
What you will need:
  • Cardboard or coloured paper
  • Scissors
  • Pens, crayons, glitter or other decorating materials
  • Glue
  • Round lollypops

Step 2.

Draw the outline of a reindeer head on a piece of cardboard or coloured paper. Cut around outline. To make one face, you will need two identical shapes.

Step 3.

Carefully cut a round hole in place of the nose on both pieces.

Step 4.

Decorate the face of your reindeer by drawing or gluing the features onto one head shape.

Step 5.

Once decorated and dry, place one head shape face down, place the lollypop on top (lining up the sweet with the hole in the card) and then place the other head shape face up on top.

Step 6.

Glue both pieces of cardboard together to secure the lollypop between the two cards.

Quote for today

"You need to be strong when you are the last one to take a stand"
 - Elaine S. Dalton

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New Mutual Theme Video and Resources Now Available

All links for the 2018 Material

2018 Mutual Theme

“Learn of me, and listen to my words; walk in the meekness of my Spirit, and you shall have peace in me” (Doctrine and Covenants 19:23).

2018 Mutual Theme Resources