We had a wonderful combined Young Women activity this month. Upon trying to think about what we could do I came upon the post "I Want to Be More Like Mary" by the Red Headed Hostess. It was the perfect inspiration we needed to plan our activity!
We began by assigning eight young women a Young Women value. We gave them a link to the above post and invited them to read about how Mary the mother of Jesus exhibited the value they had been assigned, then they were to ponder and share their thoughts.
During the activity, we invited each young woman who had been assigned to come up and share what they had learned about how Mary exhibited that value. We heard about all eight values. The yougn women did a beautiful job. Then we watch this video: "Mary, The Mother of Jesus"
After the movie, I felt prompted that I needed to ask the young women to share their feelings and thoughts that they had as they watched the movie. The young women shared beautiful thoughts, the spirit was felt in the room. I believe that this activity helped each of the young women and the leaders to reflect upon the women Mary was, how she exhibited the young women values and what an amazing women and example she is to each of us.
After the activity, we made 2x4 nativity blocks. It was fun to sit and talk to the young women as we made a Christmas decoration together. We also had a delicious hot cocoa and cookie bar!