Family Home Evening Ideas

    “Family Home Evening Ideas,” Ensign, December 2015, 3

    Family Home Evening Ideas

    This issue contains articles and activities that could be used for family home evening. The following are some examples.

    The birth of Jesus

    The Holy Night, by Carl Heinrich Bloch

    “Be at Peace,” page 28: Elder Christofferson invites us to take time this Christmas season to sit quietly and think about baby Jesus. Consider reading the article together as a family and then inviting a spirit of reverence by reading scriptures, singing hymns, or watching Bible videos (available at Biblevideos.org) about the Savior’s birth. Then allow time for each person to think about the Savior’s birth and what it means to them. You might consider having journals or paper available for those who wish to record their thoughts. Ask family members to share their thoughts if they so desire.

    “A Savior Is Born,” page 72: Consider discussing with your family Elder Oaks’s statement that “there has never been a greater need for us to profess our faith in our Savior, privately and publicly.” Think of some ways your family can use this year’s Christmas video to share the gospel and your testimony of the Savior with others (see christmas.mormon.org). You might make Christmas treats to share with friends and deliver the treats with a card containing the web address to the video. You could also plan a family social media campaign and make goals for how many people you can share the video with. Another option would be to invite friends over to watch the video with you.