The New Era
Bringing a Friend to Church
Two sets of friends in Kansas City became united in the gospel when one friend was not afraid to talk to the other about the Church. The welcome the friends felt at church motivated them to learn more. Read their story in “The Power of a Friend” on page 10.
New Christmas Song
Need a new Christmas song for your family to learn this season? Turn to “Softly Falls the Evening Light” on page 14 for a new song by Janice Kapp Perry.
Singing of the Savior’s Birth
In “Finding a Message in the Music” on page 24, a youth group reports on the profound experiences they had while putting on the musical Savior of the World.They found that acting and singing of the Savior’s birth added to their testimonies and helped them better understand the special season of His birth.
Memorizing the Articles of Faith
Have your children been learning the Articles of Faith this year? Help them memorize the thirteenth article of faith by completing the activity on page 23 of the December Friend. Use the Articles of Faith poster on page 22 to review each of the articles with your children. Visit lds.org/friend with your children and play “Articles of Faith Memory Quest” for more help.
Stunning Article on the Bible
The article in the August 2011 issue on the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible [page 40] was a highlight for me. It was so clearly and concisely presented through the charts, map, and photographs. I finally understood who the scholars and translators were and the part they played in bringing forth the Bible. I have read about these heroes before, but now I am motivated to learn more about their lives. From front to back, this issue was wonderful. Thank you for an excellent, inspiring read.
Lyn Thomas, Oregon, USA
The photograph on page 73 of the October 2011 issue was incorrectly credited. The credit should have read “Photograph by Megan Tolman.”