What’s in It for You

Mutual Activity Idea

  • It might be fun to hold a skit night. Use the New Era posters from past issues as a place to start for ideas then build a skit around a poster’s theme. Give each group about half an hour to plan and practice. If your Mutual is too small, pass out large sheets of paper and create your own posters. Send the best in to the New Era.

Personal Progress or Duty to God Idea

  • Try creating a work of art that captures how you feel about testimony. Even though you may not have a refined ability, take the challenge. Try writing a poem, drawing a picture, taking a photo, composing a song, or choreographing a dance. Use these experiences to fill a Duty to God goal in Educational, Personal, and Career Development or a Personal Progress goal as a Faith project.

Family Home Evening Idea

  • Turn to page 12 of this issue and read through some ideas on using the New Era. Create a file with some of your family’s favorite stories, poems, photos, or art from the New Era. When a family member needs to give a lesson or talk, your file may be of help. If you don’t want to tear up your back copies, you can print off articles or artwork from the magazine online at newera.lds.org.

Sunday Lesson Helps

In addition to the Resource Guides (printed in the May and November Ensign), Young Women and Aaronic Priesthood teachers may find these additional resources helpful in enhancing lessons 32–36.

Young Women Manual 2

Lesson 32: The Importance of Life

Neal A. Maxwell, “Reasons to Stay Pure,” New Era, Mar. 2003, 42.

Richard G. Scott, “Serious Questions, Serious Answers,” New Era, Oct. 1995, 4.

Lesson 33: The Sacred Power of Procreation

Q&A (the law of chastity), New Era, Dec. 2000, 16.

To the Point (was it love or lust), New Era, Aug. 2006, 30.

Lesson 34: Hold Fast to the Lord’s Standards

“Just a Little Violence,” this issue, 40.

Q&A (friend is not living some gospel standards), New Era, Apr. 2007, 14.

Idea List: “Stay Safe,” New Era, June 2001, 30.

Lesson 35: Wise Choices

Dallin H. Oaks, “Where Will It Lead?” this issue, 2.

Amelia Stone, “Something Had to Give,” this issue, 24.

Lesson 36: Honesty

Robert M. Bogardus, “Did You Cheat?” New Era, July 2007, 6.

Q&A (lying), New Era, Nov. 2006, 14.

David A. Bednar, “Be Honest,” New Era, Oct. 2005, 4.

Aaronic Priesthood Manual 2

Lesson 32: Cultivating Gifts of the Spirit

Eric J. Greenhalgh, “Inspired to Bless,” New Era, Mar. 2007, 21.

Q&A (gain a testimony), New Era, Mar. 2007, 22.

Lesson 33: Seek Ye Learning

Idea List: “Getting the Most out of Sacrament Meeting,” New Era, June 2007, 13.

Q&A (what should I do with my life), New Era, July 2005, 16.

Idea List: “Learning Matters,” New Era, Nov. 2002, 9.

Lesson 34: The Power of Example

David O. McKay, “The Test of One,” this issue, 34.

Jordan Muhlestein, “Serve It Forward,” New Era, Jan. 2007, 28.

Lesson 35: Obeying, Honoring, and Sustaining the Law

Shanna Butler, “Not Even Once,” this issue, 26.

David C. Campbell, “Riot!” New Era, June 2006, 10.

Lesson 36: In Everything Give Thanks

Jade Swartzberg, “Rejoice!” this issue, 6.

John H. Groberg, “I Feel Sorry for Him,” New Era, Nov. 2001, 22.