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Have A Family Home Evening

“We have a family home evening program once a week [Monday night] across the Church in which parents sit down with their children. They study the scriptures. They talk about family problems. They plan family activities and things of that kind. I don’t hesitate to say if every family in the world practiced that one thing, you’d see a very great difference in the solidarity of the families of the world.” ---Gordon B Hinckley

My family meets for FHE every Monday night. We try not to get too elaborate or it feels overwhelming. Here is a quick outline of what we do. We rotate who does what each week:

  • Opening Song. Someone picks a song and we sing it together. It's usually a children's song from church or a hymn.
  • Opening Prayer. Someone says an opening prayer asking Heavenly Father to help us have a nice time and that we will feel His Spirit.
  • Family Business. We talk about what is coming up this week so we all know what's going on and who needs to be where.
  • Lesson. Someone presents a short lesson on a gospel topic, or a particular value or virtue. It usually involves a story (maybe from the Friend magazine, or the scriptures) and is followed by questions related to the topic.
  • Activity. This is something fun that we do together. Maybe a craft or a few rounds of I spy. Some weeks we just have an activity together like going to a movie or for a long walk.
  • Closing Song.
  • Closing Prayer. Remember to bless the refreshments!
  • Refreshments. A simple treat.



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