Last week, I shared the first quarter of our Gospel Learning plan for 2013 with you. You can find the link to that article 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 2nd 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: The Apostasy and the Restoration
Scripture: Joseph Smith History 1:15-20
Song 1: Joseph Smith's First Prayer, Hymn #26
Song 2: Praise to the Man, Hymn #27
Song 3: The Golden Plates, CS,86
Song 4: The Priesthood is Restored, CS, 89
Song 5: The Spirit of God, Hymn #2
FHE 1: April 1st-Preach My Gospel
FHE 2: April 8th-Conference Address: David A Bednar, The Powers of Heaven, Ensign or Liahona, May 2012, 48-51
FHE 3: April 15th-Youth Theme
FHE 4: April 22nd-Scripture Hero: Joseph Smith
FHE 5: April 29th-Service Project
Youth Theme: Prophets and Revelation
Scripture: Moroni 10:3-5
Song 1: Follow the Prophet, CS, 110
Song 2: Come Listen to a Prophets Voice, Hymn #21
Song 3: We Thank Thee, O God for a Prophet, Hymn #19
Song 4: As I Search the Holy Scriptures, Hymn #277
FHE 1: May 6th-Preach My Gospel
FHE 2: May 13th-Conference Address, Henry B. Eyring, Help Them Aim High, Ensign or Liahona, Nov 2012, 60-67
FHE 3: May 20th-Youth Theme
FHE 4: May 27th-Scripture Hero: Thomas S. Monson
Youth Theme: Priesthood and Priesthood Keys
Scripture: Helaman 5:12
Song 1: Ye Elders of Israel, Hymn #319
Song 2: Because I Have Been Given Much, Hymn #219
Song 3: Called to Serve, Hymn #249
Song 4: Have I Done Any Good, Hymn #223
FHE 1: June 3rd-Preach My Gospel
FHE 2: June 10th-Conference Address-Neil L. Anderson, Preparing the World for the Second Coming, Ensign or Liahona, May 2011, 40-52
FHE 3: June 17th-Youth Theme
FHE 4: June 24th-Scripture Hero-Samuel the Lamanite
Be sure to watch next week when I will share the 3rd Quarter of our Gospel Learning Plan for 2013.