Home, Family and Personal Enrichment Meeting

Home, Family and Personal Enrichment Meeting
Suggested Topics and Activities for the Year 2001 and beyond*

Here is the letter sent when this program was implemented:

Sept 21, 1999
Dear Brethren:

Relief Society Home, Family, and Personal Enrichment Meeting

The Relief Society home, family, and personal enrichment meeting has been designed to help sisters build spiritual strength, develop personal skills, strengthen the home and family, and provide gospel service.

Suggested topics and ideas for mini classes to help achieve these purposes are enclosed with this letter. These suggestions are intended for long-term use and may be adapted to meet local needs. Please share this information with all stake, district, ward, and branch Relief Society Presidencies.

Boyd K. Packer
Acting President
Quorum of the Twelve Apostles

Suggested Topic Presentations

Ideas for Miniclass Subjects**

Spiritual Development
(D&C 88:63) Temple worship
Personal prayer and scripture study
Sabbath day observance (D&C 59)

Homemaking Skills
(Proverbs 31:27) Growing, cooking, and preserving food
Home organization and cleaning
The value of work

Marriage and Family Relations
(Mosiah 4:15, Malachi 4:6) The Family: A Proclamation to the World
Family home evening, family prayer, and scripture study
Parenting skills

Strengthening Relationships
(Matthew 5:38-44, 25:40) Communication and resolving conflicts
Repentance and forgiveness
Effective leadership

(D&C 88:119) Home storage and emergency preparedness
Education and resource management
Health and Hygiene

(Proverbs 31:20, Mosiah 4:26) Service to family and neighbors
Serving in the Church
Community service project

Physical and Emotional Health
(D&C 10:4, Mosiah 4:27) Exercise and nutrition
Stress management and recreation
Feeling gratitude and balancing resources

Personal Development and Education
(D&C 88:118, 130:18-19) Patriarchal blessings
Developing talents and creativity
Lifelong learning

(Daniel 1:17, Moses 6:5-6) Gospel literacy
Written histories and testimonies
Early childhood education and children’s literacy Cultural Arts
(D&C 25:12) Importance of music in the home
Literature and fine arts
Understanding other cultures
*Guidelines for home, family and personal enrichment meetings were distributed with a letter from the
First Presidency dated September 21, 1999
**Resource materials for miniclass subjects include: Part A and Part B of The Latter-day Saint Woman and the Gospel Principles manual.