Category Archives: FHE

COME, FOLLOW ME — SHARING TIME or FHE / FAMILY STUDY KIT {instant download lesson packet}

MARCH Week 3 {March 9 – 15} Jacob 1 – 4 “Be Reconciled Unto God Through The Atonement of Christ”

PLEASE NOTE: WITH THE CHURCH’S ANNOUNCEMENT THIS WEEK THAT TOMORROW WE WILL NOT BE MEETING AS CONGREGATIONS DUE TO COVID – 19…. I THOUGHT IT WOULD BE MOST APPROPRIATE TO SHARE WITH YOU THE COME, FOLLOW ME– LESSON & PRINTABLES FOR THIS WEEK. Perhaps, you could use it for your ‘HOME-CENTERED” STUDY…. during the time you usually spend at church!

IN FAIRNESS TO THOSE WHO ALREADY PURCHASED THE KIT, I am posting the kit MINUS TWO OF IT’S KEY PRINTABLES! Feel free to share and pass this kit with your ward families and friends, and enjoy the wonderful teachings of Jacob as you help your family get “UNSHAKEN” and rooted in CHRIST!

This Sugardoodle Come, Follow Me — Lesson & Printables kit is perfect for Sharing Time leaders, for teachers, and for parents.

In our kits we include content from two manuals so it can be used for PRIMARY and also Come, Follow Me– FAMILY STUDIES – FHE.

Beautiful art, an unforgettable object lesson, and a fun physical activity to help those you lead “ACT UPON” the teachings of Jacob!

In creating our kits, we really try to focus more on the content and overall takeaway from the lesson, than we do on how many things we can pack or cram into the lesson.

Is it “sticky” will they remember it? Is it “engaging” will they participate in it,? Is it “inspired” will they feel it? MOST importantly, does, it help bring the DOCTRINE into their hearts so they can COME, UNTO CHRIST?

MY FAVORITE PART ABOUT THIS KIT. . . Jacob was consecrated to be a priest and teacher of the people by Nephi his brother. He became the prophet and a GREAT leader as he taught the people to BELIEVE in CHRIST, as he INVITED them TO REPENT, and as he DECLARED GOD’S WORDS unto them.

This made me think of how often great church leaders do these very same things today. I thought it would be special then to add to this kit a little appreciation card with the “believe” “invite” and “declare” statements about good leaders and have these words be on the front of the appreciation card – – you can print up one for each member of your bishopric and have all those you lead or parent sign it. A warm plate of cookies would help your messages hit their sweet spots…hearts and tummies!

You can purchase and download this kit at our SUGARdoodleShop on ETSY. Click the link below to go to the shop!

https://www.etsy.com/listing/785816007/come-follow-me-2020-for-primary-march?ref=listing_published_alert

xo April and the Girls at Sugardoodle



5 INVITATIONS TO PREPARE FOR THE 2020 BICENTENNIAL GENERAL CONFERENCE

 

Our Prophet has “INVITED” us to do 5 specific things to help us PREPARE for the Bicentennial General Conference in April. When we discovered that most people in our ward did NOT know what President Nelson has requested us to do to get prepared, we went to work and created a way to show them the Prophet’s requests. We decided to print up each of his requests and make them into beautiful invitations. We then printed up stickers to be placed on their accompanying envelope that said, “An Invitation From President Russell M. Nelson” and placed all of his requests inside an envelope, one envelope for each member of our YSA RS and Elder’s Quorum.

Design Your Own Plan for General Conference Study

Next, we held a special Sunday School meeting called “A Kick-Off to the Restoration” – and we passed out these special invites to the class. We read through the invitations as a group and focused on the invitation where the Prophet asked us to “Design Your Own Plan to Get Immersed in the Restoration.” We then passed out a worksheet which we called Design Your Own Plan and we brainstormed on the whiteboard ideas to help them get immersed which they could write on their worksheets.

*As leaders, we observed that when our ward members were in charge of designing their “own plans” and brainstorming ideas, they were more excited about getting prepared than if we had told them what to do to prepare. Our ward loved this special meeting. We heard that several members went and made copies of the invitations to pass out to their friends and family! They also have been coming and telling us on Sundays that they have been accomplishing the goals they made on their planning sheet!

Kit for Bicentennial General Conference Preparation

KIT CONTENTS: This instant download printable kit comes with a lesson, worksheets, thematic prints and the invites that you can use for YOUTH lessons, for FHE, or RS. We love helping you ACT UPON the Invitations of our Prophet!

We loved seeing the faces on our YSA members as they opened their “invitations from the Prophet.” It just made it special and unforgettable! A fun idea would be to have a special “RESTORATION FAMILY DINNER” and to have an invite at each of your place settings so each member of your family gets to open their own invitations and feels “INVITED!”

PS. The invites also make for a beautiful “Ministering gift” to give to those you are assigned to. So perfect as the Restoration is on everyone’s minds!

Download this kit FREE NOW ‘TILL FRIDAY, or if you missed it, you can purchase on Etsy at the SUGARdoodleSHOP starting on Friday!

 

 

COME, FOLLOW ME

March 2 – 2 Nephi 31 -33

I Can Feast Upon the Words of Christ

INSTANT DOWNLOAD LESSON KIT

SUGARDOODLE is excited to be teaming up with GOOD INSPIRATION to bring you Come Follow Me lesson kits.

We are excited to once again be helping leaders, teachers, and parents by shining a light on good ideas and information. 

WHAT WE LOVE ABOUT THIS KIT. . .

We really love the fresh and unique ideas that we put into this lesson.  With its bright and fun printables, it will be hard for your audience to forget the doctrine. The boy pictured “feasting” on his scriptures, is just a sticky idea and is hard to forget!

Happy to share this kit with you…feel free to multiply the JOY by sharing it with family, friends, and other teachers and leaders.

COME FOLLOW HIM, WITH US!

The Girls at Sugardoodle and Good Inspiration

 

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Blessed are the Piece Makers: How Handmade Pieces Bring Me Peace #PRINCEofPEACE

This past September, my handsome husband, Jason, was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Over the last six months of chemo-filled craziness I have learned something incredibly valuable about peace. Real, lasting peace isn’t found; it is fought for. To keep a firm grip on the peace that is so generously extended by my Savior I have to be an active participant. I have to use whatever energy I have for good and surround myself with reminders that I am not alone. Thankfully, in my house, I don’t have to look very far to find comfort (see the the video below).

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My house is filled with art, sewing, woodwork and countless other gifts designed to bring me comfort. If yours is too, I hope you’ll share it! Take a picture, make a video, do whatever you can to celebrate the piece maker in your life and share the message of true and lasting peace.

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To find more stories and inspiration about the #PRINCEofPEACE please visit Mormon.org.

To find out more about Maria’a teaching tips click the picture below.

#PRINCEofPEACE

Maria and her fabulous quilt-creating Mom, Sally

#PRINCEofPEACE Infinity Card Mutual Activity

Sharing the gospel online can be a daunting task for teenagers. I created these quick and easy scripture-sharing infinity cards to help the Young Women in our ward share the #PRINCEofPEACE message.

MeckMom #PRINCEofPEACE Infinity Card

The cards are created with a simple piece of paper and scissors so they’re easy to put together in a big group. They’re also great for church activities because they can be recorded and shared without showing any faces. Click the video below to get all the details.

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The construction process is really easy. Check out the video below to get all the assembly tips.

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I tested this simple activity in my sister’s ward in Alpine, UT and the kids loved it. I took the first 10 min to talk about the effect of the #LIGHTtheWORLD campaign on the Church. You can find some cool stat about that here.

Most of them had posted something about #LIGHTtheWORLD during the Christmas season. I asked them how they felt about sharing the gospel via social media and then told them about the upcoming video #PRINCEofPEACE. The Easter video is focused on 8 peace-making principles taught during the Savior’s ministry: Faith, God’s Word, Compassion, Gratitude, Prayer, Forgiveness, Repentance, and Hope.

We chatted about how the scriptures can teach us about all of those principles and can bring us peace during turbulent times. I challenged them to choose a scripture that had brought them peace at some point in their lives and share it on their social media feeds during the Easter season.

We then took the next 30 minutes crafting our cards. Once everyone had the hang of things and had added their favorite scripture, we took turns recording them to our phones. By the end of the hour, every teenager had a cool, 15-second, shareable video saved to their phones and a reminder on their calendar to post them during the week before Easter.

MeckMom Infinity Card Scripture

The kids were enthusiastic and entertained. They came up with so many cool ideas on how to make their videos unique. Some of them changed the background, others flipped their cards in unison, some even came up with grand plans to make a giant card and film it with a drone. 🙂 The night was easy, fun and full of purpose. If you’re looking for a simple way to bring a little fun to your next mutual night, I hope you’ll give it a try. You can find this free printable (and dozens of others) on my site, MeckMom.com, by clicking here.