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QUESTION - What are your plans for New Beginnings in 2013?  To answer this question, please leave a comment using the form below.  THANKS!

- Cheri H. writes, "I'm excited about our plans for New Beginnings. My 2nd counselor always plans this event. Her idea is Daughters of a King. She will briefly introduce the theme and then send the girls on a quest. (Kicking off a year long quest which will conclude at Young Women in Excellence). We will have 8 rooms designated as kingdoms or various stops along the journey. A leader or young woman who has completed her medallion will present the room. In 5 minutes or less, the leader will discuss the value (first she will decorate her own room in the value color). she will also provide ideas about projects or how to succeed along the journey to reach the young woman medallion. One of the tips for succeeding will be presented by a young woman and her mom because I feel a huge amount of success comes when a mom will sit down with her daughter for only 10 minutes each Sunday. They talk about the scriptures and discuss values. What a precious gift we are giving moms - insight into their daughters testimonies. There will be a special musical number will be jenny phillips happily ever after. The bishop will conclude the meeting with some remarks. i am suggesting "Song of the King" in a book I have by Max Lucado as a possible story for him to include.  As for class symbols, logo, etc - we will have display (or have a girl - as a project - make posters to represent all of those." (LDS YW Yahoo Group)

- Who Is Ready to Stand in Holy Places: New Beginnings & YWIE from "Hang a Ribbon on the Moon"








 
Comments (87)
  • lita  - new beginning for 2013

    do you have any ideas for new beginning for next year?

  • Maria  - skit - three little pigs

    I wrote a three little pigs skit for new beginnings. Still waiting to see what my class president thinks of it.

  • DJ

    I would love to see a copy of your skit. I'm trying to come up with something for New Beginnings now. Thanks! :)

  • Bridget Gratton

    We are going to do a progressive dinner. I was just called as YW President a week before our ward was going to have YW in Excellence. So I am postponing YW in Excellence and am going to combine the New Beginnings with YW in Excellence in early January. I am inviting the Achievement Day girls that will be coming into Beehives this year along with their families to join us.
    We will start with an appetizer at the first home along with our Beehives presenting their Personal Progress achievements and any talents they have to show off.
    The second home will be the Main course along with the Miamaids presenting their Personal Progress achievements and showing off their talents.
    The third and final home will be desert and the same presentations with our Laurels.
    At each home will be tables decorated nicely by each girl. The table will be all about that girl. Her interests, her talents, her accomplishments. There will be anything from her favorite stuffed animal to award winning trophies. Th...

  • TITLE, SITE_TAGLINE  - hoq could i be a part of this?

    this sounds nice i wana be involed is there any number to contacT?

  • Bridget Gratton

    My e-mail is smidgesplace@yahoo.com
    E-mail me there and I'll give you my #.

  • Christina Well  - Oh the places you'll stand

    I plan on doing a "Dr. Seuss" event. We are going to have the girls dress up like "Who's" and we will travel to different lands that they must stand in "Holy Places." I plan on making a free packet when I am done.

  • Sherry Reddish  - Oh the places you'll stand

    I would love the packet on this, such a cute idea.

  • Jill Revelli  - Dr. Seuss New Beginnings

    I think we have a basic outline ready. It is on the Hatch Patch website under sharingtime/free stuff section or you can e-mail me directly and I can send you the pdf.

    Thanks :)

  • Doreen Whittet  - Dr. Seuss New Beginnings - Oh the places you'll st

    Please send me your script. We too are planning our New Beginnings in February. I like your ideas.

  • Jill Revelli  - Dr. Seuss New Beginnings.

    Here is the Link http://www.hatchpatch.com/sites/default/files/ New_beginnings2013_placesyoullstand.pdf

  • Trissa johnson

    I would love to see all your stuff thank you

  • Hope

    I would love to get a copy of this as well!

  • claudia velez

    i would love a copy of your outline! thank you so much for sharing.

  • KLyn

    I would love some more details of this New Beginnings Idea. Sound cute

  • Ali

    LOVE LOVE LOVE the idea!

  • Tawny  - Oh the places you'll stand

    Sounds fun! I would love a copy too!! Thanks!

  • Tiffiny Conrad

    I would love a copy of your packet I have been asked to plan our new beginnings for this year and I think your ideas sounds very cute.

  • AnnaMarie Judd  - Cute idea

    Could I also have your packet on this? What a great idea!

  • Aapree

    That Dr Seuss event sounds so cute! I would also love the packet or additional details!

  • Kim Pollmann

    I would love to see the packet!! That sounds like a great idea!!!

  • Brittany  - Send me a copy!

    Please send me a copy of this when you are done- this sounds super cute! Thanks!

  • Lisa  - sounds fun!!

    would love to see your packet too!!

  • Megan

    Can I have your packet idea for this too?

  • Cheryl Weech  - Oh the places you'll stand

    You're idea sounds so fun and creative. If I could please have a copy of your packet, it would be most appreciative. I'm so grateful for creative people like you! Thanks!

  • Leah L.

    Would love your packet for New Beginnings!!!! Thanks :)

  • Tina Jackson  - Dr. Seuss

    I would love a copy of your cute Dr. Seuss Idea.

  • Cali  - Link to PDF

    Here's the PDF link for the YW Dr. Seuss Outline...

    http://www.hatchpatch.com/sites/default/files/ New_beginnings2013_placesyoullstand.pdf

  • Booyong Kim

    Sounds fun and very cute! I would love to have it whole thing!
    Thanks so much for sharing!

  • sister  - YW Program

    Oh, the Places You'll Stand!
    Addy
    Girls bring new YW up and seat them in chairs up front
    (piano do a little intro or girls drum and spot light goes on)
    Congratulations! (throw confetti)
    Today is your day.
    You're off to Great Places!
    You're off and away! ( bring Eliie up)

    You have brains in your head. (Touch Ellie on her head)
    You have feet in your shoes (and then shoes)
    You can steer yourself (spin around )
    any direction you choose.
    You're with the young women. And you know what you know.
    And you have the FAITH to know where to go. (and then direct to seat))

    You'll look up and down streets. Look 'em over with care. (act out)
    About some you will say, "I don't choose to go there."
    With your head full of brains and DIVINE NATURE to beat
    you're too smart to go down any not-so-good street.

    Libby
    And you may not find any
    you'll want to go down.
    In that case, of course,
    you'll head straight out of town. (act out- run in place)

    It's ope...

  • Jennie Barney  - Sister-New Beginnings poem

    I would like to see the rest of your poem if you would be willing to share it with me. My email address is jbchubbs@gmail.com Thank you so much.

  • Elisa Gatherum  - Oh the places you'll stand

    I'd like to hear more about your idea and receive the packet too if possible. Thanks!!

  • Jill Revelli  - Link for New Beginnings

    Here is the first draft. Woo hoo

    Here is the Link http://www.hatchpatch.com/sites/default/files/ New_beginnings2013_placesyoullstand.pdf

  • kristi  - Dr. Seuss

    I would also love this when you get it finished. Sounds very cute! It will give my Laurels parts to do by introducing each value.

  • Vicki McBroom  - New Beginnings

    I would like a packet when finished. I think this sounds like a fun event.

  • Hatch Patch  - Poem Update

    I have updated my site and the poem is now complete. You just need to go to the Free Stuff page on www.hathpatch.com everything for New Beginnings is under "Youth Activities"
    Here is the Link http://www.hatchpatch.com/sites/default/files/ New_beginnings2013_placesyoullstand.pdf

  • Marilyn Middlesworth  - I would also like a packet please

    I would love a copy of the packet thank you so much

  • Jill Revelli  - New idea with Truffuala tree's

    I have decided instead of making clovers out of pipe-cleaners and pom poms, I am going to make Trufula tree pencils to hand out for each value. That way they can use them all year long at school. Super fun!

  • Naomi  - Dr Seuss

    Is there any chance you could please send me your plan etc. I'm really struggling with it at the moment.
    Thanks
    Naomi

  • sister

    Oh, the Places You'll Stand!
    Addy Girls bring new YW up and seat them in chairs up front
    (piano do a little intro or girls drum and spot light goes on)
    Congratulations! (throw confetti)
    Today is your day.
    You're off to Great Places!
    You're off and away! ( bring Eliie up)

    You have brains in your head. Touch Ellie on her head
    You have feet in your shoes (and then shoes)
    You can steer yourself (spin around )
    any direction you choose.
    You're with the young women. And you know what you know.
    And you have the FAITH to know where to go. (and then direct to seat))

    You'll look up and down streets. Look 'em over with care. (act out)
    About some you will say, "I don't choose to go there."
    With your head full of brains and DIVINE NATURE to beat
    you're too smart to go down any not-so-good street.

    Libby
    And you may not find any
    you'll want to go down.
    In that case, of course,
    you'll head straight out of town. (act out- run in place)

    It's opener there
    in the wide open air. (scen...

  • Cassandra Lindstrom  - Stand in Holy Places
    avatar

    I made a program for New Beginnings this year! It's my first New Beginnings ever, since I'm a convert to the church. I'll post it as soon as I upload it to my blog.

  • AmyCase

    I'm sure that any of your ideas are great! I'd love to hear them.

  • Vicki McBroom

    I am looking for any different ideas right now and would be grateful if you would share your ideas.

  • Danielle  - Stand ye in Holy Places

    We held our New Beginnings last night. Here was our night. here

  • Haley Ellis  - New Beginnings

    We are doing "The Great Balancing Act" - a circus theme. We're hoping to show the girls that although their lives are busy, and there's lots going on, we hope the learn that with true desire, the Lord will help them balance their plates so that Personal Progress can be a part of their own "circus."
    We also will introduce the new theme by emphasizing that they can make their own circus can be a "Holy Place to Stand. "

  • Lisa  - Right up their alley

    Very interested in seeing what you have planned for your circus theme. Sounds right up my girls' alley!! We just lost ALL our laurels so mainly consist of beehives and a couple of mia maids. Can you send me your plans ... please?

  • Vicki McBroom

    Would love other plans for circus theme. This is up my alley to learn how to balance all we have to do. Great incentive for girls.

  • Carla Gowen  - Personal Progress coordinator

    I would love a copy of your program. I have new circus themed plates, look like animal crackers box, so this would be great. Thanks in advance.

  • Tele

    This will be my first new beginning and this is all new to me since I'm a converter I would like copy of the packet,. sounds like a great idea..Really need ideas on how to plan this event and your help is much appreciated.. thank you.

  • Jamie  - Adventure Awaits

    The Theme of our New Beginnings will be "Adventure Awaits". We are using the Disney movie "UP" as inspiration. I like to get the girls involved. Our Laurels will be introducing the new YW for 2013 and we will give them a Sash (like the boyscout one the boy in the movie wears). Our beehives will be doing a little skit/poem about the YW values and we will pin those values onto their sashes like merit badges. I will be making them Adventure books (like in the movie).Just a cute lil book where they can keep little keepsakes from throughout the year. We will try to take pictures of all the Places we go as a YW group. Maybe similar to the books we made at camp. http://alittlecrafting.blogspot.com/2011/07/girls- camp-books.html

  • Kim mask  - Adventure awaits

    I would love to hear and see more details of what you are planning.
    I love this idea. Thank you for sharing.
    Maskfam@cox.net

    Kim

  • Jess

    I would love to have some more info on your adventure idea for new beginnings. blakejenkins@yahoo.com

  • Cali  - ADORABLE!

    Love this idea. Please post details! :)

  • Vicki McBroom

    Interesting theme. Like the movie. I think pictures will help them remember the events. Copy of your ideas please.

  • eleonore  - follow up adventure awaits

    Hello, I really like your idea about "Adventure Awaits". can you send a copy of it please.
    thanks in advance garottaelo@hotmail.com

  • Pamela  - Adventures Await

    Would love a copy of the details for your Adventures Await New Beginnnings. Can you share a copy?

  • Jamie  - ADventure awaits

    http://alittlecrafting.blogspot.com/2013/01/ adventure-awaits-new-beginnings.html

  • JLENE

    Could you send me copies of the skit and any other ideas that you used for this theme. It sounds so fun. Invite , etc.


    Thanks

  • Jami  - Project Holy Runway

    For our New Beginnings we are going to put on a Runway show. To introduce the values and the theme, each leader will dress up as a value and then model down the runway while an annoucer reads about the Value. Afterward, each of the new beehives coming into YW will get a chance to walk the runway while we read (Previously Collected) fun facts and information about them. A short video will introduce the mutual theme and then, we will then have a speaker to talk about Standing on "Holy Runways" and how we are "models" of our Heavenly Father; That we are examples to the world of the Lord and his people. Lots of fun music, lights, and baloons. I am hoping that the girls will enjoy it... and that the leaders will really get into their value and dress up really fun.

  • Vicki McBroom

    I could see the girls really getting alot from this theme. Send other plans for the evening, please.

  • Mindy Loyola

    I would also like more of your ideas...a copy if you have one.

  • Lisa

    Please send me more details on this. I am brand new and this sounds like a great idea. Thanks so much

  • Natalie

    These are all lovely ideas but it is distressing to me that so many Young Women leaders are planning activities for the girls. "Class presidencies plan the program under the direction of the Young Women presidency."-Handbook 2 10.8.3
    In my 8 years of experience young women benefit far more from an activity THEY planned and executed. They have a vested interest and develope leadership skills. Much like scouting Young Women should be girl lead, girl run. This isn't primary.

  • Trissa johnson

    Wow Natalie I have not read one idea where they have said the girls were not involved they are simply sharing what they r doing

  • karla  - I agree girls Trissa

    I completely agree Trissa. All of these ideas are so great and I appreciate all that take the time to post their great ideas!

  • Michelle  - Circus theme

    I love the circus and balancing act idea. Can you pleade share more ideas and details?

  • Kenia  - Thank you! :)

    Thank you so much for all of your ideas, I am also a bit new to this calling and by reading all of your ideas gave me an idea of what kind of things I could for new beginnings. I really appreciate everything you do for the girls sisters! :cheer:

  • Mindy Loyola

    I am new to this calling and I am interested to find out what others are doing for New Beginnings.

  • Kay-LynnPack  - New Beginnings Hollywood Premier

    I thought it was a really cute idea to do a theme like this because there are so many ways to spin it. Here is the link to what we have planned. http://onmywaywithkids.blogspot.com/#I like the thought of the paparazzi chasing the values like they are famous. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions. :)

  • Nichole  - Stand in Holy Places

    We are doing the program written by Jenny Phillips, it is a beautiful music program, so the girls are all doing the music and speaking parts, we are decorating the gym in vintage... lace.. old tables, and lots and lots of pictures of temples, all different temples in the poppy seed project style so they look old and vintage, we are also doing a photo shoot ahead of time, we got the idea from here http://lollyjane.com/vintage-young-women-in- excellence-theme/ One of our laurels is a photographer so we are taking all the young women this month to do pictures in front of the gilbert temple, each girl will get a 5x7 with the years them photoshoped onto it, it will also be a slide show during the song In Holy Places, Girls are baking cupcakes and we will have a cupcake display for dessert. I am excited, it will be beautiful and a chance for all of our girls to show off their beautiful voices.

  • karla

    Beautiful! Great idea...

  • Anonymous

    I LOVE this idea. So beautiful, yet not over the top and expensive! And, the girls can be very involved in the planning, and carry-out of the evening. Thanks for sharing.

  • Melia  - Skittles Theme- Taste the Rainbow

    We are going to be doing a Taste the Rainbow theme program from Skittles Candy.
    We are still brainstorming the layout of the program for the end of February but we are thinking since Skittles have multiple colors of the yw values we are using that to have the girls understand that personal progress can be a part of heavenly fathers plan for them. We don't see rainbows everyday but they can be seen anywhere in the world. And if we are close to the rainbow which the colors would represent YW values we are standing in holly places. Something like that we are still playing around with how we will connect it.
    Decoration are colored rainbows and skittles candy with the value name on it instead of Skittles.
    Maybe some of you have some ideas to help us, thanks.

  • Melia  - Skittles-Taste The Rainbow Theme

    We are going to be doing a Taste the Rainbow theme program from Skittles Candy.
    We are still brainstorming the layout of the program for the end of February but we are thinking since Skittles have multiple colors of the yw values we are using that to have the girls understand that personal progress can be a part of heavenly fathers plan for them. We don't see rainbows everyday but they can be seen anywhere in the world. And if we are close to the rainbow which the colors would represent YW values we are standing in holly places. Something like that we are still playing around with how we will connect it.
    Decoration are colored rainbows and skittles candy with the value name on it instead of Skittles.
    Maybe some of you have some ideas to help us, thanks.

  • Candace  - "There's no place like Home"

    We are doing a wizard of oz theme with paper shoes filled with candy that look like Dorothy's sparkling red shoes with the scripture attached to them. I am the President and will be incorporating Dorothy's journey to the great and powerful OZ in parellel to us trying to make it to Heavenly Father and the temple as the palace. Dorothy wanted to get out of the land of OZ and go home but the power to do so was in her. Just like we always have the power to Stand in Holy places and make it back to Heavenly Father within us.

  • Laura

    Our girls want to do a Wizard of Oz theme also. Will you send me some more details of what you will be doing for your program? I just got called as YW president and I don't really know how NB is supposed to go. I would appreciate any help you can offer. We are having our first NB planning meeting tonight with our girls and I would love to share some of your ideas with you too. Thanks.
    lauracutler@gmail.com

  • Ime  - Theres no place like home

    Would love to see your ideas on this theme as I was thinking along these lines too :cheer: imejaunay@optusnet.com.au

  • Kelly  - Standing for Something

    Our New Beginnings theme is "Standing for Something" to go along with the mutual theme for 2013. We are giving all of the YW a copy of Gordon B. Hinckley's book, "Standing for Something." During the year we a focusing on one of the virtues discussed in each chapter of the book, with December focusing on the temple.

  • Lisa  - Oh the Places You'll Go--

    This one has been super fun to do. Totally rewrote lines from 'Oh the Places You'll Go'. We are having the YW Leaders all dress up as "Who's" and read it OUT LOUD. Here's the link to the script. http://coolcreativecrafty.blogspot.com/ Hope you enjoy.

  • Beatriz Killpack  - Stand in Holy Places Skit

    Here is a skit for the 2013 New Beginnings that goes with owl invitations and decorations from another site. it is called Whoo is ready to Stand in Holy Places. Enjoy! [url=http://artandartifacts.tumblr.com/whoo is ready to stand in holy places.

  • Laura  - Seeking Higher Ground

    I was thinking about the YW/YM theme for 2013 and the title of an accompanying article I think by the General YM president is called Standing On Higher Ground. I started thinking about the phrase "higher ground" and what you could do with it and then I thought of setting the night up like we were preparing to go on an expedition to climb Mt. Everest.
    -Introduce the new Beehives as this being their first expedition
    -Introduce the YW as seasoned climbers, even list the number of years they have been making this trip.
    -Introduce the YW Leaders/ Bishopric/Parents as the Sherpas, the ones that know the mountain and help guide the climbers to the top.
    -Have the packing list be PP manual, the values, all of the things that they will need to successfully navigate to the top for this year's expedition.
    -Have a map that has the important dates for the year in YW's
    -Set up a table of survival essentials; scriptures, Personal Progress Manual, get 9 food storage cans and label them wit...

  • 26blueladybugs  - Anyone close want to buy the Jenny Phillips CD in

    We are doing a "Happily Ever After" Theme (and focusing on the Temple as our Happily Ever After). I am considering buying the Jenny Phillips CD as a little reminder of the night. I see that the CD can be bought cheaper in bulk. I live in Sandy, UT. Anyone nearby that would also like to buy her CD?

  • Jennie Barney  - re: Anyone close want to buy the Jenny Phillips CD

    26blueladybugs, Have you ordered your CD's yet? I live in Herriman and would be interested in ordering with you.

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