Mutual Activity Idea

  • Under the direction of your bishop and youth leaders, plan a service scavenger hunt in the neighborhoods near your church building. For a list of services that could be offered, read the article by JeaNette Goates Smith called “Scavengers Welcome” on page 22 in the March 1988 New Era. This New Era can be found online in the Gospel Library at

Personal Progress and Duty to God Idea

  • Prepare a short personal history listing places you have lived, schools you’ve attended, and members of your family or friends. If you have a particular memory of each place or person, record that as well. Add a special touch by taking photos of your home, school, family, and friends.

Family Home Evening Idea

  • Read the article “Mama’s Refrigerator” on page 22. Have family members suggest some meaningful items to put on your refrigerator. Or use the back of a door or a bulletin board to post photos, quotes, and other memorable things. Use family home evening as the time to talk about what each item means.

Sunday Lesson Helps

In addition to the Resource Guides (printed in May and November in the Ensign), Young Women and Aaronic Priesthood teachers may find these additional resources helpful in enhancing lessons 7–12.

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Lesson 7: Living in Love and Harmony

“Idea List: Getting Along,” this issue, 9.

Catherine Matthews Pavia, “How I Learned to Be Happy,” New Era, Sept. 2006, 11.

To the Point (My brother is driving me crazy), New Era, Aug. 2006, 31.

Lesson 8: Improving Communication Skills

Russell Wilcox, “Is Anyone Laughing?” this issue, 34.

Q&A (Motivate family), New Era, Oct. 2005, 16.

Lesson 9: A Young Woman as a Peacemaker in Her Home

“Peace at Home,” New Era, Apr. 2006, 28.

Q&A (Teasing hurts my feelings), New Era, Sept. 2006, 14.

Lesson 10: The Priesthood: A Great Blessing

Jeffrey R. Holland, “Be Ready and Worthy,” New Era, May 2006, 2.

Dallin H. Oaks, “Your Sacred Duty,” New Era, May, 1999, 4.

Lesson 11: Appreciating the Bishop

Henry B. Eyring, “Your Friend the Bishop,” New Era, Oct. 2002, 10.

H. David Burton, “Your Bishop and You,” New Era, May 1998, 4.

Lesson 12: Fathers’ Blessings

Caroline Hinckley, “Leaving Home,” New Era, May 1999, 35.

Brenda Williams, “My Terrible, Horrible Day,” New Era, Sept. 2001, 34.

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Lesson 7: The Eternal Importance of Families

Caitlin Jenkins, “Making Grandpa Proud,” this issue, 41.

Emma E. Sanchez Sanchez, “Mama’s Refrigerator,” this issue, 8.

Lesson 8: Spirituality

Q&A (Spiritual feeling fades), New Era, Sept. 2004, 16.

Boyd K. Packer, “A Few Simple Lessons,” New Era, Aug. 2002, 4.

Lesson 9: Repentance and the Atonement of Jesus Christ

Clate W. Mask Jr., “Spotless before the Lord,” New Era, July 2006, 42.

Q&A (How to know if you’re forgiven), New Era, Nov. 2005, 16.

Lesson 10: Studying the Scriptures

Janet Thomas, “Who Are Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John?” New Era, Jan. 2007, 18.

David E. Sorensen, “Where Is Your Book of Mormon?” this issue, 42.

Lesson 11: Satan and His Temptations

Q&A (People doing wrong having fun), New Era, Jan. 2007, 14.

“Idea List: Overcoming Temptation,” New Era, Jan. 2007, 23.

Lesson 12: Prayer

Lynn A. Mickelsen, “Don’t You Pray?” New Era, Dec. 2006, 38.

Dallin H. Oaks, “The Special Language of Prayer,” New Era, Jan. 2006, 2.

“Idea List: Pray with Power,” New Era, Aug. 2006, 7.