Friday, March 23, 2012

It's TIME to get ready to WATCH General Conference

It's TIME to get ready to WATCH General Conference!!!  Yay!!!

So in order to help my primary children get ready, we will be using this clock and our Primary TV.
This clock was copied from the October 1983 Friend.  Each hour has a way to sing in front of it.
I will call up a reverent child and they will get to change the clock to any time they would like.  After they have chosen a time, then we will change the channel on our TV to that number.  For example, if they choose 4 o'clock (we will stand and sing) we will turn the TV to channel 4.
Each channel will have a different apostle or the prophet giving a message.  Read the message and then sing a corresponding song.
Here are some more examples of channels:

And here is a picture of how the TV is made...
I'm sure you have made one of these in school, but if not, here are some simple instructions:
You will need a box, paper towel rolls, tape, glue, a long piece of paper, pictures of the apostles and prophet, and a sharpie.  To make it, cut holes into the top and bottom of the box, stick the paper towel rolls through them.  Tape the top of the long piece of paper to the top paper towel roll.  Roll it up and then tape the bottom of the long piece of paper to the bottom paper towel holder.  Then glue on pictures of the apostles and prophet (you will need 12) and write on the channel number and their message.

***Here are some examples of messages that have been given by the apostles and prophet and a corresponding song.  (these were found here on Yahoo groups by Janelle)

Monson ~ “Do we have the moral courage to stand firm for our beliefs, even if by so doing we must stand along? is essential that we are able to face-with courage-whatever challenges come our way.”
                Song:  Stand for the Right
Eyring ~ “The effect of the Book of Mormon on your character, power, and courage to be a witness for God is certain.  The doctrine and the valiant examples in that book will lift, guide, and embolden you.”
                Song:  Book of Mormon Stories
Uchtdorf ~ "You are not invisible to your Heavenly Father.  He loves you.”
                Song:  I am a child of God
Packer ~ “Dress modestly; talk reverently; listen to uplifting music.  Avoid all immorality and personally degrading practices.  Take hold of your life and order yourself to be valiant.”
                Song:  I will be Valiant
Perry ~ “Our lives should be examples of goodness and virtue as we try to emulate (Christ’s) example to the world.  Good works by each of us can do credit both to the Savior and His Church.  As you are engaged in doing good, being honorable and upright men and women, the Light of Christ will be reflected by your lives.”         
                Song:  Do As I'm Doing
Nelson ~ “After some 4,000 years of anticipation and preparation, this is the appointed day when the gospel is to be taken to the kindred's of the earth.  The Lord is counting on us (to) serve as missionaries in this great time of the gathering of Israel.”      
                Song:  Called to Serve
Oaks ~ "We are followers of Jesus Christ.  Our citizenship is in His church and His gospel. . . We should honor His name, (and) keep His commandments.”
                Song:  I’m Trying to be like Jesus
Ballard ~ “The name the Savior given to His Church tells us exactly who we are and what we believe.  We believe that Jesus Christ is the Savior and the Redeemer of the World.”
                Song:  I Belong to the Church of Jesus Christ
Scott ~ “Scriptures are like packets of light that illuminate our minds and give place to guidance and inspiration from on high.”
                Song:  Scripture Power
Hales ~ “The purpose of our life on earth is to grow, develop, and be strengthened through our own experiences.”  
                Song:  As a child of God
Holland ~ “My young friends, we need tens of thousands of more missionaries in the months and years that lie ahead.”
                Song:  I Hope They Call Me on a Mission
Bednar ~ “In the Sacred Grove, Joseph Smith saw and talked with the Eternal Father and Jesus Christ.  This majestic vision ushered in the dispensation of the fullness of times.”
                Song:  Praise to the Man
Cook ~ “We have a Father in Heaven, who knows and loves us personally and understands our suffering perfectly."
                Song:  I Know my Father Lives
Christofferson ~ “Repentance exists as an option only because of the Atonement of Jesus Christ. . ..Surely the Lord smiles upon one . . who resolutely labors day by day to replace weakness with strength.”
                Song:  Help Me Dear Father
Andersen ~ “The family is ordained of God.  Families are central to our Heavenly Father’s plan here on earth and through the eternities. 
                Song:  Families Can be Together Forever

For a handout, this WATCH idea from Sugardoodle was cute :)

1 comment:

  1. Thank you. This will be my first sunday as singing time leader. I'm going to do this.. I think it'll be fun. Great idea and thank you for sharing..