Saturday, January 23, 2010

Relief Society - Getting to Know You Party




This past week...my sister, Stacy, participated in a Relief Society Activity where they played lots of "Get to Know You" games. At the end the Presidency gave each sister in the Relief Society a notebook and challenged them to "Get to Know" the Savior.

A More Personal Relationship with the Savior…

…that is what we, as the Relief Society presidency, would like for you to receive by following this scripture study program. Pres. Monson said, “I know from personal experience, the spiritual power that can flow into your life if you follow this practice (scripture study). You will feel the love of God and a cleansing, purifying regeneration of your spirit. You will experience moments of revelation, when the Spirit whispers to your spirit to be a better father, a better mother, a better son or daughter, a better disciple of Jesus Christ.”

Our challenge to you…

-For the next 12 weeks, starting on January 17th, read the scripture that is listed for that week as part of your daily scripture study. Read that same scripture every day for one week, and switch to a new scripture each Sunday. (See schedule below.) Ponder what it means to you personally. Take a moment, sometime during each week, to write down your feelings about each scripture in this journal. Answer the questions provided if you feel prompted to. It is our hope, that by studying the same scripture every day for a week, you will more deeply understand the Savior and His relationship with you.

12 Week Scripture Reading Schedule…

January 17-23 Helaman 5:12
January 24-30 St. John 14:23-27
Jan 31-Feb 6 3 Nephi 13:14-21
February 7-13 Alma 5:14-16
Feb 14-20 Proverbs 31:30-31
Feb 21-27 D & C 8:2-3 & 9:7-9
Feb 28-Mar 6 Moroni 10:18-23
March 7-13 Matthew 7:7-8
March 14-20 D & C 6:14-16
March 21-27 D & C 88:118-119
Mar 28-Apr 3 Revelations 7:15-17
April 4-8 Mosiah 4:9-12
April 8th (Thursday) 7-8:30pm -Please join us at the church for a night about the Savior and how you can truly stay close to Him. Bring this journal with you if you feel you may want to share the thoughts you’ve had throughout reading these scriptures.

Questions to help you ponder
your relationship with the Savior…

-How do I show love for the Savior?
-Do I keep ALL of His commandments?
-Have I put any other “Gods” before Christ?
-How can I seek the guidance of Christ more in my life?
-How/Who does the Lord want me to serve?
-Is the Lord first in my life?
-What am I doing to help build the kingdom of God on the Earth?
-Where does true happiness come from? Do I have it now?
-How can the Savior help me improve my thoughts and attitude?
-How can I be a better example to others?
-From whom do I get my strength?
-How does the Lord speak to me? Am I listening?
-Am I too busy with worldly matters and neglect what’s important?
-How can I invite the Savior into my home?
-Do I understand my role as a daughter of God and sister of Christ?
-Am I seeking Christ’s help in all things?
-Do I pray with integrity and sincerity?
-Do I feel spiritually nourished? If not, how can I change that?
-Do I have a testimony of Jesus Christ?

13 comments:

The Dye's said...

Thank you for sharing this. I really love this idea and will be using it myself. I don't know if anyone else has noticed, but the scripture reference on the front of the notebook isn't Acts, it is Revelations 3:20.

Thanks again for sharing this wonderful idea.

Jennifer said...

Hi The Dye's...

I thought this was a fun idea too. Thanks a ton for pointing out the front cover to us. I did not see that. Good catch!

Please keep in touch with us and let us know how your activity goes.

Sincerely,
Jennifer

The Dye's said...

Jennifer, I just thought I would share with you my finished project. Thank you again for posting this wonderful idea. It worked out great for my February Visiting Teaching gifts. You can see my finished project on my blog here: http://dnkdye.blogspot.com/2010/02/more-personal-relationship-with-savior.html

Thanks again for the inspiration!

Jennifer said...

Hi Kristen...

I love what you have done with this idea. Could you send me the pictures via email and I'll show them to everyone on the blog? I think they turned out great! I would have asked you via email, but I don't have an email address for you.

Thanks,
Jennifer

AllisonK said...

Thank you for the inspiration. We are using your idea this month.

AllisonK said...

Also, I'm not sure where you found the quote from President Monson, but when I was looking up the reference I found that it's from Elder Yoshihiki Kikuxhi (http://lds.org/ensign/2009/08/opening-the-heavens?lang=eng&noLang=true&path=/ensign/2009/08/opening-the-heavens)

Teri Rossi said...

Where did you guys get your Journals? How big of a notebook was it? Thank you for the idea and information.

jeremy said...

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Heather said...

I really like this idea. My ward will be having a getting to know you activity soon and we are struggling with ideas of what to do for the activity. Could you tell me some of the things that were done at the activity? THanks!!!

Lisa Presley said...

Hello! :) I just wanted to tell you that I was the person who made this notebook for the sisters in the Spokane 1st ward. I am so glad that it's getting used by other sisters as well! Thank you for sharing it. I'm sorry for the mistakes in there...hope it didn't mess anyone up. I'm not a professional. ;) By the way, which Stacy is your sister? Pinckock, or Adams?

nicksposts said...

I been looking for this. Scripture/12 weeks to know the Savior. Thanks
Nick
http://nicksposts.wordpress.com/

cara said...

Hey, i want to do this for a relief society activity! To you have a pdf or document with all the questions and scriptures? If so, could you mail them to me? Cara@heybo.com

lynking said...

I would love the information on the follow up for this lesson...the night about the Savior. Can you give me some details about what was included in this special evening.
Thanks again for the information for the get to know you activity..it became a special spiritual experience.
lynking@gmail.com