I hope and pray that you can use these ideas as a guideline and adjust them to the needs of your own specific family. Our prophet President Monson says, "We cannot afford to neglect this heaven-inspired program. It can bring spiritual growth to each member of the family, helping him or her to withstand the temptations which are everywhere. The lessons learned in the home are those that last the longest." On Lds.org there are resources available in helping to make your Family Home Evenings successful, here is a link to that site on Family Home Evenings.
For tonight's Family Home Evening the topic in which I have chosen is: Preparing to go to the Ogden Temple Open House
Preparation: Prepare to show the video: Matt & Mandy, August 2009.Welcome everyone to Family Night
Sing: "I Love to See the Temple " Children's Song Book Pg 95
Have a member of the family member say the prayer
Discuss any family business
Follow-up with last weeks FHE.
Introduce this weeks Topic: Preparing to go to the Ogden Temple Open House
Scripture: Read and Mark: D&C 124:39-41
Family Home Evening Instruction:
Begin Family Home Evening by showing this video: Matt & Mandy, August 2009.
Ask family members why the temple is important? Read this quote:
are literally houses of the Lord. They are holy places of worship where individuals make sacred covenants with God." Temples, lds.org
Explain that one of these special sacred covenants is made during the marriage and sealing ordinance, that binds families together for all eternity.
Ask family members if they know what a Temple Open House is? Read this quote:
"After a temple is built or renovated, several weeks are set aside in which the public is invited to a temple open house. During the open house, visitors watch a short video about the purpose of temples and then are invited to walk through the temple. Guides are available throughout the tour to explain the purpose of each room."Entering the Temple, lds.org
Ask family members how they should act when attending the Open House? Discuss how to appropriately act, to be reverent and to speak quietly like a whisper when in the temple.
Ask family members how they can prepare for the Open house? On a sheet of paper invite family members to list ways they can prepare themselves for the Open house. Ideas might include, read the scriptures, pray, attend church meetings, read articles about the temple, etc. Discuss these ideas as a family.
Ask family members if there is anyone they would like to invite to attend the Open House? And encourage them to do so.
Invite family members to bear their testimonies about being able to attend the temple's open house and the importance of the temple.
Close with a Family Prayer.
If you are interested in attending the Ogden Temple Open House or would like more information about the Ogden Temple Open House and Rededicaiton, here is the link: Ogden Utah Temple Open House and Rededication