Sunday, June 17, 2018

Baptismal Covenants FHE (includes Free match game)

For Family Home Evening we used the General Conference talk "Christ the Lord is Risen Today" By Elder Gerrit W. Gong.  I loved hearing from the new apostles. This talk was actually a little harder for me to come up with a lesson plan but in the end it turned into a great discussion for our family.  The talk is not very long so you could read it together as a family or use it as a jumping off point for a few different topics.  I decided to focus on what he said about covenants and then specifically on reviewing the covenants we made when we were baptized.  Here's a quick over view of our lesson but what I love about using these talks is the conversation that develops during the lesson.  I don't plan word for word, a big part is asking and answering questions as they come.  


Play the first little story he shared about putting his kids to bed.  I played the actual clip so the could see who the new apostle was and its pretty cute to hear him sing :)

Next play the song found here

Read quote: "The song of our risen Savior’s redeeming love celebrates the harmony of covenants (that connect us to God and to each other) and the Atonement of Jesus Christ (that helps us put off the natural man and woman and yield to the enticings of the Holy Spirit)."

Show "covenants" word strip and ask: What is a Covenant?  When do we make covenants?"  Discuss as prompted.  

For this activity I decided to focus on baptismal covenants and renewing them during the sacrament each week..  I asked "Can you think of a time we think of the Saviors Atonement and the covenants we made/make when we are baptized?"  You may need to add some hints until the say "during the sacrament"  Explain that when we take the sacrament we are renewing our baptismal covenants and if we listen closely to the prayer we will hear some of them.

Pull out the "I promise"  and "God Promises" cards and set to the side.  Use the rest of the cards for a match game.  As you find a match decide if it is a promise you make or God makes and put them under the correct card.

To make the game print on cardstock and cut.  I have my kids cut them for me :)

Sample of cards (Covenants found here and here)



I always like to create a printable that we leave up all week as a reminder of our lesson.   This week I made two different styles. Voth are included in the download along with the quote from the beginning,  Print your favorite.

 If you just want the printable 
Click on the picture above.  Right click to save to your computer.
Print at home or send it to your favorite place to print pictures.
If printing at home I like to insert the picture in a word document.  Size and print on cardstock.
It's formatted as a 5x7 but can easily be resized to fit your needs.




You can find our other General Conference Family Home Evening here.

Fonts from Hello Literacy 

After FHE the printables makes a great handout for the sisters you minister to and the match game is great for your church bag.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you, Crystal! I am using this as part of my Young Women's lesson today :)

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