Home, Family, and Personal Enrichment Meetings

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When planning home, family, and personal enrichment meetings, leaders should carefully assess the needs of the sisters and counsel with priesthood leaders. When applicable, make certain these meetings include classes that help develop skills in parenting and family relations. The Family Guidebook (item no. 31180) and Marriage and Family Relations Instructor’s Manual (item no. 35865) may be used as resources. These are available through Church distribution centers.

Topic Presentations **

Ideas for Miniclass Subjects **

Spiritual Development (D&C 88:63)

• Temple worship • Personal prayer and scripture study • Sabbath-day observance (see D&C 59)

Homemaking Skills (Prov. 31:27)

• Growing, cooking, and preserving food • Home organization and cleaning • The value of work

Marriage and Family Relations (Mal. 4:6; Mosiah 4:15)

• “The Family: A Proclamation to the World” (Liahona, Oct. 2004, 49; Ensign, Nov. 1995, 102) • Family home evening, family prayer, and scripture study • Parenting skills

Strengthening Relationships (Matt. 5:38–44; Matt. 25:40)

• Communication and resolving conflicts • Repentance and forgiveness • Effective leadership

Self-Reliance (D&C 88:119)

• Home storage and emergency preparedness • Education and resource management • Health and hygiene

Service (Prov. 31:20; Mosiah 4:26)

• Service to family and neighbors • Serving in the Church • Community service project

Physical and Emotional Health (Mosiah 4:27; D&C 10:4)

• Exercise and nutrition • Stress management and recreation • Feeling gratitude and recognizing the Lord’s blessings

Personal Development and Education (D&C 88:118; D&C 130:18–19)

• Patriarchal blessings • Developing talents and creativity • Lifelong learning

Literacy (Dan. 1:17; Moses 6:5–6)

• Gospel literacy • Written histories and testimonies • Early childhood education and children’s literature

Cultural Arts (D&C 25:12)

• Importance of music in the home • Literature and fine arts • Understanding other cultures

Show References

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    Guidelines for home, family, and personal enrichment meetings were distributed with a letter from the First Presidency dated 20 September 1999. These guidelines are available online in English at www.lds.org. Click on “Serving in the Church,” “Relief Society,” “Home, Family, and Personal Enrichment,” and “Guidelines for Home, Family, and Personal Enrichment Meeting.”

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    Resources for topic presentations and miniclass subjects include the Gospel Principles manual (item no. 31110) and Part A and Part B of The Latter-day Saint Woman (item nos. 31113, 31114).