Last week, I shared the first quarter of our Gospel Learning plan for 2014 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 once again 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. Last year we chose to have the first lesson of each month be from the Preach My Gospel manual. This year we decided instead to have two lessons per month from a General Conference talk or other talk that goes with that month's youth theme. We wanted to bring some fun back into our Family Home Evenings, and we plan on doing some sort of activity or game night at least once per month. 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.
Also, if you want to look over our plans for 2013, please do so. The plan is just what we used for 2013, but the plan itself is timeless. It can be used for any year and should work just fine. The link to that 2nd Quarter plan will be at the bottom of this article.
Youth Theme: The Apostasy and the Restoration
Scripture: Doctrine & Covenants 35:17
Song 1: High on the Mountain Top, Hymn #5
Song 2: The Day Dawn is Breaking, Hymn #52
Song 3: Who's On The Lord's Side?, Hymn #260
Song 4: Truth Eternal, Hymn #4
FHE 1: April 7th- Talk by Neil L. Andersen, It’s a Miracle, Ensign or Liahona, May 2013
FHE 2: April 14th- Talk by Tad R. Callister,The Book of Mormon—a Book from God, Ensign or Liahona, Nov. 2011, 74–76
FHE 3: April 21st- Youth Theme Lesson
FHE 4: April 28th- Family Game Night
Youth Theme: Prophets and Revelation
Scripture: Articles of Faith 1:9
Song 1: God Bless Our Prophet Dear, Hymn #24
Song 2: We Ever Pray For Thee, Hymn #23
Song 3: Praise To The Man, Hymn #27
Song 4: We Thank Thee, O God for a Prophet, Hymn #19
FHE 1: May 5th- Talk by Boyd K. Packer,The Key to Spiritual Protection, Ensign or Liahona, Nov. 2013
FHE 2: May 12th- Talk by Jeffrey R. Holland,Lord, I Believe, Ensign or Liahona, May 2013
FHE 3: May 19th- Youth Theme Lesson
FHE 4: May 26th- Family Game Night
Youth Theme: Priesthood and Priesthood Keys
Scripture: Doctrine & Covenants 65:2
Song 1: Brightly Beams Our Father's Mercy, Hymn #335
Song 2: Come, All Ye Sons of God, Hymn #322
Song 3: Hark, All Ye Nations!, Hymn #264
Song 4: Rise Up, O Men of God, Hymn #323
Song 5: The Priesthood of Our Lord, Hymn #320
FHE 1: June 2nd- Talk by Neil L. Andersen,Power in the Priesthood, Ensign or Liahona, Nov. 2013
FHE 2: June 9th- Talk by W. Christopher Waddell,The Opportunity of a Lifetime, Ensign or Liahona, Nov. 2011, 50–52
FHE 3: June 16th-Youth Theme Lesson
FHE 4: June 23rd- Family Game Night
FHE 5: June 30th- Service Project
Be sure to watch next week when I will share the 3rd Quarter of our Gospel Learning Plan for 2014.