Tuesday, January 26, 2010

FHE/ Activity Binder System

FHE Binder [system part 1]

As a present, my friend {Jen} gave me a Family Home Evening binder labeled with monthly themes. Jan-Order & Goals, Feb-Love, Mar-Family Unity, Apri-Becoming More Spiritual, May-Self- Reliance, Jun-Membership in the Church, Jul-Patriotism & Pioneers, Aug-Following Christ, Sept-Purpose:Plan of Salvation, Oct-Obedience, Nov-Gratitude, Dec-Charity. Its a great idea to have a focus and to be able to direct your FHE lessons or scripture study on that theme. I love it and still cherish it!

This is a sample of the front page of each month.

I have divided the months up so I can put 3 months in each binder.

I decided to take it a little further each month and have sub-topics. Each Monday night we have a lesson to introduce the Gospel topic (under the monthly theme) for the week. Then we focus on that topic of the Gospel and explore activities to reinforce that topic[system part 2]. I just printed some blank calendars to write in the topics. I was able to go to one of my favorite sites and look thru the alphabet for some ideas. I did: Jan-Goal Setting/Priorities, Responsibilities, Work/House of Order, Word of Wisdom. Feb-Love/Kindness, Repentance, Forgiveness, Morality. Mar-Family Unity(Communicatin), Manners(ettiquette), Reverence,Missionary Work, CTR(honesty/accountability/emaple). Apr- Review of Conf., Resurrection/Second Coming, Prayer, Faith/Revelations. May- Talents/Gifts, "Mothers"(including Eve,Mary, etc), Being Prepared(temperal & spiritual), Testimony/Trials, Temple. Jun- Baptism(covenants), "Fathers"(Adam, Lehi,etc), Leadership/Callings, Patriotism. Jul- Agency, Diversity, Pioneers, Searching the Scriptures. Aug-Keeping the Sabbath Day Holy,Atonement, Sacrifice, Armor of God, 6 B's. Sept- Plan of Salvation, Creation, I am a child of God, Godhead/Holy Ghost. Oct-Listening & Folowwing Church leaders/Review of Conf., Budgeting, Commandments, Fasting/Fast Offering. Nov- Gratitude, Restoration of the Gospel, Music & Hymns, Pat. Blessings, Sacrament. Dec- Service, Stories of Jesus, Birth of Christ, Review of the Year.

I have put some sheet protectors labeled with week 1 ,2,3 & 4. The lessons for that topic go in the corresponding "week" sheet protector. They hold everything I need for that lesson {except for any part of the lesson that is too big to fit in the sheet protector.}
For me this system works and keeps me organized so we can faithfully hold Family Home Evenings. We recieve so many blessings for doing so!


  1. Heather, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the idea with the binders. I've already begun rearranging mine...THANKS! Also, I was wondering if you can show what the other month title pages are. I LOVE what January's said and used exactly that.
    Thanks again!

  2. I'm emailing this to our Enrichment Leader!!... Oh, I mean RS Mtg Leader. Ha ha!

  3. These are so Awesome!!! Can't wait to use this idea!

  4. Thank you for all the encouraging words! I hope this idea will continue to be shared.

  5. I LOVE this idea! I don't have the same religion as you, but I believe in the Trinity. It is just good in any religion to teach about all these topics. Love, Self Reliance, Following Christ, etc. Since I have been blogging I have learned about the FHE and YW. I've even got some of the lessons of the websites for my kids and family. They are all so creative and wonderful. Thanks for sharing!

  6. What a super organized way to keep your fhe lessons! Thanks so much for sharing!!!!!!

  7. Thank you for sharing! This is awesome! I have been looking for a way to organize our family nights and this is excellent!

    Do you change the monthly themes from year to year or do you keep them and just expand and review?


  8. I haven't had a system for FHE, but I read your FHE binder post and have now decided to make one too. Thanks so much!!

  9. This is great! I'd swap May and September though, since September is National Preparedness Month.

  10. I found you via Pinterest and will be following you as of... well NOW!! Lol. Did you create a post for part two for your ideas for the rest of the week? With young kids I am so amazed at the women who can create these ideas from scratch and actually implement them into their lives! I for one take as many ideas as I can! Thanks for sharing!!


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