Sunday Best

  • Sunday dinner is a great opportunity for you and your siblings to serve your parents as you prepare for the meal. It’s also a good time to catch up with each other’s lives and review what was learned at church that day.

  • Visit other family members, such as a grandparent, aunt, or uncle. This will give you a chance to get to know your extended family members.

  • Read the scriptures and write in your journal to enhance your Sabbath observance and record what you learn.

  • Read general conference talks with family members as a reminder of what Church leaders have asked us to do in our daily lives. You can also gain a stronger testimony of the prophet’s counsel.

  • Visit temple grounds if a temple is nearby. On a nice day it can be a peaceful experience. Take your scriptures, journal, or patriarchal blessing to reflect on its message.

  • Serve others, such as a sibling or parent. Make a “thinking of you” card from scratch with an encouraging message on the inside.

  • Review your progress in Duty to God or Personal Progress with a parent. Work on Sabbath-appropriate, spiritually-oriented goals.

  • Listen to good music. Recordings of hymns, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, and peaceful instrumental music are a few of many wise choices. Listening to uplifting music will bring the Spirit into your heart.

  • Write letters to a relative or friend on a mission, missionaries who are serving from your ward, or to family members and friends you don’t see often.

  • Make a treat, such as your favorite dessert, to share with family members.

  • Watch old home movies with the whole family, or look at family photos together. Not only does this provide a fun occasion for you and your family to reflect on memories, but it can provide everyone with a sense of togetherness.

Illustration by Sam Lawlor