The past three weeks,I have been sharing the Gospel Learning plan for 2014 that we are using in my family. I have shared the first quarter,second quarter, and the third 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 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 4th 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 4th Quarter plan will be at the bottom of this article.
Youth Theme: Becoming More Christlike
Scripture: John 14:6
Song 1: Come,Follow Me, Hymn #116
Song 2: Lord, I Would Follow Thee, Hymn #220
Song 3: The Lord Is My Light, Hymn #89
Song 4: Love One Another, Hymn #308
FHE 1: Oct 6th- Talk by Henry B. Eyring,Bind Up Their Wounds, Ensign or Liahona, Nov. 2013
FHE 2: Oct 13th- Talk by Dieter F. Uchtdorf, Continue in Patience,, Ensign or Liahona, May 2010, 56–59
FHE 3: Oct 20th- Youth Theme Lesson
FHE 4: Oct 27th- Family Game Night
Youth Theme: Spiritual and Temporal Self-Reliance
Scripture: Doctrine & Covenants 58:28
Song 1: Improve The Shining Moments, Hymn #226
Song 2: More Holiness Give Me, Hymn #131
Song 3: You Can Make The Pathway Bright, Hymn #228
Song 4: The Wise Man/The Foolish Man, CS, #281
FHE 1: Nov 3rd- Talk By D. Todd Christofferson, Brethren, We Have Work to Do, Ensign or Liahona, Nov. 2012, 47–50
FHE 2: Nov 10th- Talk by Henry B. Eyring, Opportunities to Do Good, Ensign or Liahona, May 2011, 22–26
FHE 3: Nov 17th- Youth Theme Lesson
FHE 4: Nov 24th- Family Game Night
Youth Theme: Building the Kingdom of God in the Latter Days
Scripture: Doctrine & Covenants 65:6
Song 1: Angels We Have Heard On Hight, Hymn #203
Song 2: Once In Royal David's City, Hymn #205
Song 3: With Wondering Awe, Hymn #210
Song 4: While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks, Hymn #211
Song 5: Ring Out Wild Bells, Hymn #215
FHE 1: Dec 1st- Talk by Thomas S. Monson, Come, All Ye Sons of God, Ensign or Liahona, May 2013, 66–69
FHE 2: Dec 8th- Talk by David A. Bednar, Quick to Observe, Ensign, Dec. 2006, 31–36; or Liahona, Dec. 2006, 14–20
FHE 3: Dec 15th- Youth Theme Lesson/Service Project
FHE 4: Dec 22nd- Family Game Night
FHE 5: Dec 29th- Family Game Night
I hope that the schedule for my family's gospel learning for 2014 has blessed you and your family. May this year be one of learning and spiritual growth.