Saturday, January 23, 2010
Young Women's New Beginnings - Fit 4 The Race
Here are the highlights from my sister Stacy's Wards Young Women's New Beginnings. The logo that she used can be found on an earlier post.
Highlights from Stacy:
This year for New Beginnings we chose the theme "Fit For the Race." We compared preparing for a race to the Young Women's program.
When the Young Women arrived, we had them fill out a Registration Packet. Included in the packet we had an All About Me form for the girls to fill out, a calendar of the big events of the year, and a Young Women Roster. Then, we gave each of the girls their Running Bibs.
After they filled out the forms, the Young Women's Secretary talked to the Young Women about the information inside the packets.
Then, I (Stacy), spoke to the Young Women about the For the Strength of Youth Booklet and compared it to a race course. The Second Counselor spoke to the girls about Personal Progress and compared it to preparing to run a marathon and how you have to set goals. Last, the First Counselor spoke to the girls about the yearly theme and how there are lots of people cheering for them along with race of life such as leaders, parents, friends, etc... She also spoke on how we have to be strong even when our bodies get tired during the race.
After we spoke, we introduced all the Runners (the Young Women) and had them pick a question out of a bowl to answer. Some question examples: How does the Young Women Program train you to enter the Temple? What Church Hymn gives you strength in the Race of Life? All the questions had something to do with running. After they answered, we handed them their shirts.
To close the meeting, the Bishop and one of his counselors tied everything together. Even though we had a small group, it was really fun and you could feel the Spirit.
For Refreshments, we had cut up oranges and bananas and Trail Mix. We tried to think of what you would get at a race. We also had small cups of water.