Guide to the Friend


Possible Ideas for Family Home Evening

  1. 1.

    Read “Getting Ready for Christmas” (page 2). What are some ways you can focus on the Savior? Make a list of things your family can do throughout the Christmas season.

  2. 2.

    Spread Christmas cheer in your community through song! As a family, learn the words to “Silent Night” (page 7); then go sing it to your neighbors and friends.

  3. 3.

    The Prophet Joseph Smith was born on December 23, 1805. Read “A Prophet Is Born” (page 22) and discuss how Joseph Smith helped restore the fullness of the gospel to the earth.

  4. 4.

    As a family, read “Christmas at the Hospital” (page 28). Are there any ways you can serve others this Christmas season? Find someone in need and perform an act of service for them.

  5. 5.

    Use the Bringing Primary Home lesson and activity (page 40) to learn more about this month’s Primary theme.

Hidden CTR Ring

Did you find the ring? Look on page 11!

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Topical Index to this Issue of the Friend

(FLF)=For Little Friends

(f)=Funstuf

(m)=music

(v)=verse

Book of Mormon 10 (f) 14 49 Christmas 2 4 6 7 (m) 8 12 16 20 24 28 30 35 38 40 42 44 47 Church history 22 Example 27 Family 4 16 38 Fear 44 First Presidency 2 Jesus Christ 2 4 6 7 (m) 14 19 (v) 26 (f) 27 31 40 44 Joseph Smith 22 31 49 Journals 12 Kindness 4 8 20 32 38 Prayer 14 19 42 Prophets 8 22 31 49 Quorum of the Seventy 11 Quorum of the Twelve 27 Scriptures 24 Service 8 11 28 34 36 38 Sharing 8 32 Testimony 27 38 Traditions 2 4