The past two weeks,I have been sharing the Gospel Learning plan for 2013 that we are using in my family. I have shared the first quarter and the second quarter with you thus far. You can find the links to those articles at the bottom of this one.
To catch you up, we decided that for our family, we would concentrate on the new Youth Program, Come Follow Me,as the focus for our home. We have chosen a scripture for our family to learn each month and a song for each week of the year. We will read, discuss, and master the scripture for the month and sing the song before we read our scriptures as a family each day. We have also planned our Family Home Evenings around these topics, and our son will teach that topic the third Monday of each month. This will allow him a couple of weeks to have Sunday lessons on the topic and let him glean information from those to prepare his Family Home Evening lesson each month. Since he will be going on a mission in a couple of years, we decided that for us, it would make sense to have the first lesson of each month be from the Preach My Gospel manual. My husband will be teaching those lessons each month. The other two weeks will be taught by me. One will focus on a General Conference talk that goes with that month's youth theme. The other week will focus on a scripture hero from one of the scriptures or is found in church history. If we have a 5th Monday, we will do a service project as a family.
I thought you might want to see what we are doing month by month. I will be posting our plans by each quarter of the year over the next couple of weeks. That way you aren't overloaded all at once, and it makes it more manageable here on the website. Today, I am going to share the 3rd Quarter of the year with you.
If we had younger children in the home, we would use one of the weeks to focus on the Primary theme for the month, and we would make sure that the Primary Program songs were included in our weekly songs. In any case, this will give you a start if you are interested in doing something like this for your own family, and you can adapt it to fit your own family needs.
Youth Theme: Ordinances and Covenants
Scripture: Doctrine & Covenants 84:33-39
Song 1: Army of Helaman, CS, 172
Song 2: I Love to See the Temple, CS, 95
Song 3: O My Father, Hymn #292
Song 4: As Zions Youth, Hymn #256
Song 5: I'll Walk With You, CS, 140
FHE 1: July 1st-Preach My Gospel
FHE 2: July 8th-Conference Address: Henry B. Eyring, Faith and the Oath and Covenant of the Priesthood, Ensign or Liahona, May 2008, 61-64
FHE 3: July 15th-Youth Theme
FHE 4: July 22nd-Scripture Hero: The Stripling Warriors
FHE 5: July 29th-Service Project
Youth Theme: Marriage and Family
Scripture: Genesis 39:9
Song 1: Families Can Be Together Forever, Hymn #300
Song 2: Home Can Be a Heaven on Earth, Hymn #298
Song 3: Love at Home, Hymn #294
Song 4: Teach Me to Walk in the Light, Hymn #304
FHE 1: Aug 5th-Preach My Gospel
FHE 2: Aug 12th-Conference Address: Gordon B. Hinckley, Living Worthy of the Girl You Will Someday Marry, Ensign, May 1998, 49-51
FHE 3: Aug 19th-Youth Theme
FHE 4: Aug 26th-Scripture Hero: Adam & Eve
Youth Theme: Commandments
Scripture: Alma 41:10, Alma 37:35
Song 1: Keep the Commandments, Hymn #303
Song 2: Nephi's Courage, CS, 120
Song 3: Come Follow Me, Hymn #116
Song 4: I'll Go Where You Want Me to Go, Hymn #270
Song 5: True to the Faith, Hymn #254
FHE 1: Sept 2nd-Preach My Gospel
FHE 2: Sept 9th-Conference Address: Quentin L. Cook, Can Ye Feel So Now?, Ensign or Liahona, Nov 2012, 6-9
FHE 3: Sept 16th-Youth Theme
FHE 4: Sept 23rd-Scripture Hero-Captain Moroni
FHE 5: Sept 30th-Service Project
Be sure to watch next week when I will share the the final installment, the 4th Quarter of our Gospel Learning Plan for 2013.