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Young Women Presidency Leadership Training Handouts (Adults)

I made handouts for the bishopric to use when they issue calls to new class presidency members a few months ago, and so I decided to make Young Women Presidency leadership training handouts for adult young women leaders at the same time.  It has helped me focus in on my responsibilities as young women president and helped me understand the duties of my secretary and counselors.  Ideally, these handouts will be passed…
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Young Women Class Presidency Leadership Training Handouts

I made these handouts for the bishopric to use when they issue calls to new young women class presidency members.  We have found that often class presidencies and parents do not understand the expectations for their calling, so I created these files to help young women and parents understand what their assignment entails. There are three Class Presidency Leadership Training Handouts, each describing one of the callings: class president, class…
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Streamlining Church meetings by taking minutes

Hey, everyone! I’m doing a webinar on how to streamline your tortuous church meetings by learning to take and use minutes at 11:00AM EST, 9:00AM MST today!  You can register for the webinar here: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_-XBdOwPeRXe0bXMrvAZYLw The webinar is being hosted by Leading LDS, and will be available for free for the next 24 hours ONLY!  After that, you can access this webinar and many others in the Leading LDS library by becoming…
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How to: Make a Young Women Bracelet for Christmas or Birthday Gifts

How to make a young women values sparkle bracelet

Step One: Assemble your YW Bracelet materials: What you need to make a Young Women Values Sparkle Bracelet: one jewelry cord with clasp nine rondelle 8mm spacer beads with clear crystal rhinestones eight fiber optic beads in value colors (Get all of the above items in my NEW Young Women Values Sparkle Bracelet kit) scissors needle-nosed pliers super glue (optional) Step Tw0: Thread the Beads: String the  young women value beads in this…
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How to Play Froggy Murder

how to play froggy murder

My cousin taught me how to play Froggy Murder at a family reunion.  Froggy Murder doesn’t take any set up, and it’s a fun activity you can use to fill up time at the end of a Wednesday evening or camp activity.  All ages can play the game, and it’s lots of fun to see how dramatically people act out when they’re dead. Variation of: Wink Murder Safer form of:…
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Thank You for the Primary Presentation

Last year our Young Women group made little awards for the kids who participated in the Primary Presentation.  This year we are doing the same thing, and I made little Thank You slips for the girls to color. This slip says, “Thank you for teaching us to choose the right during the Primary Presentation!”  On the ones I did for our ward, I also added “Love, Hartwood Young Women”.  You…
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How to Plan an Amazing Mutual Activity

Our ward held a combination leadership/planning meeting last Sunday before Conference.  This handout contains some of the information that we discussed during our training.  Plan an amazing mutual activity with these tips.  Your activity does not need to match all of these items, but it Purposeful Planning: Amazing Mutual Activities Ministering Who in our class needs help or support? How can we include everyone in this activity? Administering Do we have…
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2018 Mutual Theme: Peace in Him

It’s that time of year again — the Church has released the 2018 mutual theme!  For the first time, I took a couple of weeks’ working vacation to work on theme posters and printables for the theme. I spent a few days of uninterrupted time to come up with different logos for the theme.  I took a three week vacation to Europe, during which I spent much of the time…
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Old to Me New to You posts

I’ve been on a cruise ship in the North Atlantic for the past several days. Unluckily (or luckily, I suppose) my husband wasn’t able to make the trip with me, and so I’ve been able to do Whatever I Want Whenever I Want with exactly 0 responsibility.  It’s been awesome! Being who I am, Whatever I Want is code for Structured Self-Improvement.  I made a list of what I wanted…
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Human foosball

I read about this awesome game at https://howdoesshe.com/how-to-play-human-foosball/  It sounds like it’d be so much fun for mutual!  Human foosball is a game to be played in the gym or out of doors inside of a fenced in or boxed in area.  It’s basically like kickball, but you play while holding on to a PVC pipe and only move horizontally to the goals. This is a great activity for mutual, because…
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