Relief Society Sunday Meetings


President Russell M. Nelson taught, “We need women who have a bedrock understanding of the doctrine of Christ” (“A Plea to My Sisters,” Oct. 2015 general conference).

In Sunday Relief Society meetings, sisters gather to learn the doctrines and principles of the gospel and then take what they learn to their homes and apply it in their lives. This assists in fulfilling the purpose of Relief Society, which is to help prepare women for the blessings of eternal life as they increase faith in Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ and His Atonement; strengthen individuals, families, and homes through ordinances and covenants; and work in unity to help those in need.

In their lessons, teachers strive to address the needs of individual sisters. They involve the sisters so that teachers and students learn the doctrines of the gospel together. Teachers encourage the sisters to study the gospel in their homes.  

A New Resource to Help Teachers

A new resource titled Teaching in the Savior’s Way is available to help parents, teachers, and auxiliary leaders as they teach in their homes and classrooms. We are all teachers. As we learn to teach like the Savior, we encourage others to learn and grow in the gospel. The principles in Teaching in the Savior’s Way are simple enough for each of us to follow and powerful enough to change each of our students.

We encourage every sister to become familiar with and implement the principles in Teaching in the Savior’s Way.

Monthly teacher council meetings will help all ward teachers and leaders as they strive to understand and implement the principles found in Teaching in the Savior’s Way.

Resources for Sunday Relief Society Lessons

Learn about resources for Sunday Relief Society lessons. “My beloved sisters, we can be assured of Heavenly Father’s help as we get down on our knees and ask for divine guidance to bless His children. Heavenly Father; our Savior, Jesus Christ; and the Holy Ghost are ready to help” (Linda K. Burton, “I Was a Stranger,” Apr. 2016 general conference).

For additional information about the resources for Sunday meetings, see Handbook 2: Administering the Church, 9.4.1.