Kearney 1st Ward
Wednesday Night Activity: The Young Women are combining for a service project at the Kansas City Temple on August 7th. Young Women should meet at the church at 6:40 so that we can be at the temple by 7:00. Young women will be returning to the church at 8:20 for pick-up. Please bring a bucket and gloves and clothes you can get dirty in (no skinny white jeans!) as you will be working on the grounds under the direction of Brother Steele.
Stake Youth Dance: On Saturday, August 17th from 7:00 - 8:00pm there will be a Stake Barn Dance for all youth and friends of other faiths ages 14-18! The Dance will be held at Bishop Bart Walker's barn at 16820 Country Hwy CC in Holt. Dress is cowboy/cowgirl theme... so dust off your boots! Details are not finalized, but there will be a costume contest and the Stake Youth Committee is in the process of planning activities such as a bonfire.
Come Follow Me & Personal Progress
August: Marriage and Family
“Marriage between a man and a woman is ordained of God and ... the family is central to the Creator’s plan for the eternal destiny of His children” (“The Family: A Proclamation to the World,”Ensign or Liahona, Nov. 2010, 129).
The lessons this month will help the young women understand the importance of the family in their own lives and in Heavenly Father’s plan for His children. The truths you will discover this month will help you to defend marriage and family against the adversary’s attacks and deceptions. These truths will also help you strengthen your own family now and help you to prepare to raise righteous families as righteous wives and mothers in Zion.
Prepare yourself spiritually for next week's lesson August 14: (Laurels)
What are the Church's standards regarding dating?
Prayerfully study the following scriptures and resources. What do you feel best applies to the young women as they begin interacting with young men?
Deuteronomy 7:3–4 (Do not marry outside the covenant)
Doctrine and Covenants 46:33 (Practice virtue and holiness before the Lord)
Articles of Faith 1:13 (Qualities we should develop in ourselves as we look for an eternal companion)
Thomas S. Monson, “Preparation Brings Blessings,” Ensignor Liahona, May 2010, 64–67
Elaine S. Dalton, “Guardians of Virtue,” Ensign or Liahona,May 2011, 121–24
“Dating,” For the Strength of Youth (2011), 4–5
Prepare yourself spiritually for next week's lesson August 14: (MiaMaids & Beehives)
Why is temple marriage important?
Prayerfully study these scriptures and other resources. What resources will help the young women understand the significance of temple marriage and increase their resolve to be married in the temple someday?
D&C 49:16–17 (Marriage helps fulfill the purpose of creation)
“The Family: A Proclamation to the World,” Ensign orLiahona, Nov. 2010, 129
Henry B. Eyring, “Families under Covenant,” Ensign orLiahona, May 2012, 62–65
Russell M. Nelson, “Celestial Marriage,” Ensign or Liahona,Nov. 2008, 92–94
Richard G. Scott, “The Eternal Blessings of Marriage,” Ensignor Liahona, May 2011, 94–97
“Our Temple Marriage Was Worth Any Price,” Liahona, Oct. 2010, 69–70
“Marriage,” True to the Faith (2004), 97–101
New Era Message: Come Follow Me: Marriage & Strengthening the Family
A Christ-Centered Home
As society continues to devalue the family, it’s important for us to stand strong to protect the family unit in society and also to strengthen our own families at home. Elder Richard G. Scott of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles said that not only parents but also children have an important role in strengthening the family and the feeling of peace at home, and so he counseled:
“Be certain that every decision you make, whether temporal or spiritual, is conditioned on what the Savior would have you do. When He is the center of your home, there is peace and serenity. There is a spirit of assurance that pervades the home, and it is felt by all who dwell there.”
Read more about how to have a Christ-centered family life in his April 2013 general conference address, “For Peace at Home,” atlds.org/go/83Home.
“One of the greatest blessings we can offer to the world is the power of a Christ-centered home where the gospel is taught, covenants are kept, and love abounds.”
Elder Richard G. Scott of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, “For Peace at Home,” April 2013 general conference
See the August 2013 issue of the New Era for the full article