Sunday, October 12, 2008

OVER!

I am Benson Ward's primary president. For those of you non-Mormons, that means that I am in charge of "children's church" or "jr. Sunday School".
Each year we have a program that involves the children and the principles and songs learned from that year.

This year the theme was "I Am A Child Of God". A very basic concept, but one with a lot of power to it. Instead of me just writing the children's parts and giving them out, I had the children and their parents answer a question pertaining to the theme, so that the children wrote the program.
It was great. I love that the words were truly the children's (or cut and paste off the internet in a few places, like my own child's) and that they were able to show what they had learned this year, not just what was told to them.
I think if I still have this calling (chances are...) next year that I will do things the same way. Unless Diana wants to do it next year...

With all the niceness and sweets out of the way...THANK GOODNESS IT IS OVER! It always stresses me out (I've been involved with the program for almost 5 years now, even in Baton Rouge)...this year I actually lost sleep over it, waking at 2 a.m. one night having things I needed to do run through my mind until I just got up and did them around 3 a.m. (Was that pregnancy related or primary related? I don't know, but I sure was tired the next day) Even though I know it will all come together in the end, it is very nerve racking to get to "the end".

So, thanks to all of you who helped get to "the end"...it was a success and it couldn't have been done with all the parents and primary workers help.

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Lori O said...

I know exactly what you are talking about. I'm the Primary Pres too and I had to move this year's program up so that it could be over with before the baby comes. Ours is in two weeks and I will be glad to have it done with.

The Roundy's said...

Phew! It turned out great. I'm glad we did it so early in the year. The kids did a great job. Thanks for helping Sarah out up there. Who knew my little drama queen could get stage fright?

thecaillouets said...

i am glad it went well for yyou. we're getting ready to do ours soon so we'll see how it goes.

Diana said...

I'm glad it's over too. The kids did great and we almost ran out of time! Who know if we'll be doing this next year... but the internet is o-so handy.

Stacy Hutchinson said...

That's a great idea, asking the kids questions. Those programs are quite a project, but the kids always end up doing great and they bring the spirit so easily. I know what you mean with the losing sleep. If I have a big project, I become a super insomniac. It's so irritating because I love sleep!

Sarah said...

I completely know what you mean. This year was my first time having to put together a Primary Program and I have to say not only did I lose sleep over it, but I had nighmares. I think it went well, though. The kids did great. I love your idea about letting them write it. I may do that next year if I'm still the pres. Chances are that if we haven't moved I will be...