Guide to the Friend


The Guide to the Friend can help you find stories or articles for preparing lessons or talks for church or for family home evening. Look for the FHE symbol on the [original magazine] pages mentioned in the Family Home Evening Ideas. the Primary theme for November is “I am thankful for temple blessings.”

Family Home Evening Ideas

  1. 1.

    Read together President Gordon B. Hinckley’s testimony of gratitude for the Savior in “Gratitude” (pages 2–3). Share your own testimonies and then take the time to write them in your journals.

  2. 2.

    Ask a parent to tell the story “Come Running” by Elder Jeffrey R. Holland (page 7). Think about your neighbors. Is there anyone who could use your help? Plan ways to be of service to them during the week. Read “Pumpkin Pie Surprise” (pages 10–11) for one idea.

  3. 3.

    Mount and cut out the Temple Cards (page 37) and add them to your collection. Use them to play “Temples Dot the Earth” (pages 24–25). Make a list of reasons you love the temple in your area. Recite the poem “Temple Blessings” (page 33).

  4. 4.

    After you have told the story “Rescued on Sunday” (pages 34–36), ask a parent to talk about home teachers and what they do to help people. Remember your own home teachers and plan something that you can do for them during the coming week, or at their next visit, to show your love for them.

  5. 5.

    Teach your family the song “Choose the Right Way” (Children’s Songbook, pages 160–61). Read the story “Appearances” (pages 46–48). If any of you have noticed a family member choosing the right recently, tell about it. Sing the song again to end your lesson.