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Family Home Evening: Love at Home with Service

I love when the kids use their turn for the family home evening lesson to work on Faith in God, Duty to God or Personal Progress! This week’s FHE is a good one. (Unlike the usual bad ones :) )

Opening Song: Give Said the Little StreamValentine

Prayer

Scripture: John 3:16

Lesson: Love at Home with Service

How do we serve our family?

  • Cook for them
  • Do their laundry
  • Drive them (these were my answers)
  • Give gifts
  • Babysit
  • Play games together
  • Share
  • Help each other
  • Work out problems without arguing

We’ve used Love One Another charts before and it’s time for another one. It’s a great way to help your family be aware of all the little acts of service that are being performed, usually unnoticed. Once we start noticing them and thinking about them, they increase! Talk about a win win.

Activity: Mormon Ads. We searched quotes about families and chose one to make our own Mormon Ad. I chose “Individual progression is fostered in the family which is central to the Creator’s plan for the eternal destiny of His children.” by Russel M. Nelson.

Closing Song: Old McDonald Had a Farm (just for my grandson)

Prayer

Treat: Red Cake

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Family Home Evening: Helping Each Other

Happy Sunday! Enjoy this week’s family home evening.Family Home Evening Service We’ve had a service focus this month.

Opening Song: We’ll Bring the World His Truth

Prayer

Scripture: John 10:10

Lesson: Helping Each Other

This lesson came to me while I was reading Lighten Up by Chieko N. Okazaki.The goal is to help others because we love them, but we are blessed as we serve.

  • Being willing to help can put us in the position to gain understanding.
  • Helping builds character, makes us dependable, and able to help others further.

I love that as we serve, we grow spiritually, mentally and physically. This cycle is another reminder that we will always be indebted to the Lord.

Activity: We played ‘Fortunately / Unfortunately’ while making designs from plastic mosaic shapes.

Closing Song: I Hope They Call Me On a Mission

Prayer

Treat: Panda Patties (homemade ice cream sandwiches)

 

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Family Home Evening: The Good Samaritan

Here on Easy As PIE, Sunday is our Family Home Evening day, where I share what we did last week.

Opening Song: Book of Mormon StoriesGood Samaritan Family Home Evening

Prayer

Scripture: 2 Nephi 2:25

Lesson: The Good Samaritan

We started off by reading Luke 10: 30-37, the story of the Good Samaritan. Then we talked about how we can act like the Good Samaritan today. Here’s the ideas we came up with:

  • Treat others like they are a child of God (because they are).
  • Be unselfish.
  • Be humble.

This story is even more meaningful when we understand the relationship between the Samaritans and the Jews at the time Christ was on the earth. The Jews disliked the Samaritans so much, they would add days onto their journey just to avoid passing through Samaria. What a powerful message that it was a lowly Samaritan that helped when the priest and the Levite wouldn’t.

My kiddo took this lesson from the Faith in God book. We discussed service projects we could do as a family to complete the requirement and put what we learned in action.

Activity: Apples to Apples Jr.

Closing Song: Follow the Prophet

Prayer

Treat: Hot Chocolate Cookies

What stands out from the story of the Good Samaritan lesson for you?

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Family Home Evening: Service

This week’s family home evening was a little more normal because we started using our new chart and assignment rotation. family home evening service

Opening Song: Jesus Wants Me for a Sunbeam

Prayer

Scripture: Matthew 18:23-35

Lesson: Service

What is service? Things people do for me. Oh wait, we’re talking about serving others. So that would be things we do for others that is often a sacrifice.

Why do we do service? We serve people because we love them and want to help them. Sometimes we serve for the blessings that come from serving.

When do we serve? Any time.

Where do we serve? Any place.

Who can we serve? Any one.

How do we serve? Service can be almost any action – giving rides, cooking cleaning, visiting. It’s usually in the small things, but can be in the big things like saving someone’s life. I shared part of Mike Rowe’s talk at the 2012 National Annual Meeting for the BSA. He shared the conversation where he learned his brother had saved someone’s life. Service is doing the small stuff everyday. It’s also about be prepared and willing to do the big stuff when necessary.

Service is important to LDS people – It’s something we are known for. A recent study showed that LDS people donate more money and time per capita than other religions. I’m grateful for Jesus’ example of love and service and it’s reassuring to associate with those who put their money (and time) where their mouths are, not only because they are living with integrity. We are happy when we serve and I like hanging out with happy people.

Activity: Spoons

Closing Song: Popcorn Popping

Prayer

Treat: Ice cream

How do you teach your family to serve?

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