Opening Song: "Jesus said love everyone" Childrens Songbook # 61
Opening Prayer: Child
Leading up to Valentines Day I like to make a little display on our Mantle and have a few FHE lessons On Love.
See previous years ideas here here and here
I wanted to focus on the pure love of Christ and Charity.
We will discuss these scriptures:
Master, which is the great commandment in the law?
37 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt alove the Lord thy God with all thy bheart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy cmind.
38 This is the first and great acommandment.
39 And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt alove thy neighbour as thyself.
1 John 4:20-21
If a man say, I love God, and ahateth his bbrother, he is a cliar: for he that loveth not his dbrother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not eseen?
21 And this commandment have we from him, That he who aloveth God love his brother also.
I am going to challenge the girls to love someone a little extra whom they might not particularly like.
I will check with them to see what things they can do for someone whom they don't always get on with. eg. Classmates, their own sisters ;) (eg share things with them, give a compliment, hold their tongue when they want to answer rudely back, invite them over, do a service for them)
Make a Valentines Tree. I used small branches from my yard spray painted red.
You can add:
Pictures of your family
Little paper hearts,decorations
Slips of paper with service ideas you have done, or they could do for eachother
I cut out several hearts from felt. I told the girls I would leave them on the mantle and when they do a good deed around the house secretly (make eachothers beds or my bed, pack school bags, make a treat, wipe table etc) they are to leave a felt heart behind so the person knows someone has done something for them
Closing Song: "Love One Another Childrens Songbook # 136
Closing Prayer: Child