Saturday, July 17, 2010

LDS Primary Sacrament Meeting Presentation 2010

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With billions and billions of people on the earth, who am I?
How is it even remotely possible that God will answer my prayers and help me receive revelation? Where does He find the time to help everyone?
Why do I even matter?

Woah people... we're getting a bit deep and I wish I knew that answers, but I don't.
Time to step out on the porch, sip some Mug's and look at the stars.
Relax.
It doesn't matter that we don't know the "hows" or "huh's?".

All that matters is this:
Did you know there was a topical guide topic of God-Access to??
Now, in this section of the study helps, we find 44 different references to the fact that
God is there for us.

4. Bam. 4.

What does this mean? You don't need to worry, you don't need to stress! Take another swig of that root beer, wink at the stars and take it to the Big Man. Primary Program here we come!

For first time Primary Sacrament Meeting writers, here is my advice: Get ready for a treat!! Get ready for an experience of true happiness!! Get ready to be closer to your maker.

Tips:

1. First things first- Make sure your spirit is healthy. Read those scriptures, pray and attend the temple. Do the standards and the standard will be unfolded unto you. I really have no clue what I meant by the last sentence. It sounds like a Mountain Dew* commercial gone awry. Most important of all, pray, pray, pray, pray, pray for guidance and that the Holy Ghost will guide you.

2. Know your children! Who is shy, who is not? Who is a confident reader, who needs special attention? Who could write their own part? Plan parts that are appropriate for each child. Sunbeams (for the most part) do best with 1-3 sentences. Older children should be given a time frame on what they are expected to fill.

3. Give the children plenty of time to practice their parts at home. (At the very least 2 weeks) If they are able to memorize, fantastic!

4. See here for some more of my ramblings. Details of a practice run in the chapel.

5. Take the Sharing Time Outline and use the weekly topics as basis for your parts. Use parts of the children's talks they've given. Use the scriptures in the outline. Have the children tell stories from the scriptures. Group your program into different topics followed by a song that emphasizes that topic. And if that doesn't work for you, that's OK! Do your thang and just be open to what Heavenly Father has in mind for His primary and children.


Still nervous? See here for even more of my ramblings.

Best of wishes as you realize the truth of this scripture: "And that he manifesteth himself unto all those who believe in him, by the power of the Holy Ghost; yea, unto every nation, kindred, tongue, and people, working mighty miracles, signs, and wonders, among the children of men according to their faith." 2 Nephi 26:13

*
Despite my 3 references to soda, I rarely drink it. I feel like you really just can't beat water.

6 comments :

Bekah said...

Sofia,
Thank you for putting together such a wonderful place here. I just read a little, but you on on my bookmarks bar, baby! I plan to come back often and soak up the spirit.

~Rebekah Davis, Garland, TX, G4 ward

Sherri said...

Your blog is fantastic! I just found it and I am so thankful! Thank you for all your wonderful ideas and time invested! I am so excited to follow along! =)

Nan and Aaron said...

Thanks for the tips. I have all the parts pretty much written--with the kids help--but I'm having a hard time finding a good order to put the topics in. Right now I have the topics from Jan-Aug in that order. Any thoughts?
nanandchan at gmail

Sofia's Primary Ideas said...

Sister Davis- God bless Texas and you my dear friend! Thanks for all the kind words!

Sister Sherri- Thank you very much! Hope you are having a great summer!

Sister Nan- I'm sorry I haven't got back to you sooner. I bet your program is going to be wonderful! Just go with what you feel, you are the instrument in God's hand so let it flow. By the way, I love your name. Very solid and tons of rhyming possibilities.

Jane said...

Hi Sofia,

I am from the Philippines and serve as a Primary President in our ward. I love reading your blogs, suggestions and testimoies here. It surely uplift my spirit and inspire me to always do my best in my calling. I know you will be able to help others too. Thank you very much! ^_^

jacquickelly said...

I've just become the primary president in our branch your blog has been inspirational. Thank you so much.