Sunday, March 25, 2012

Arise and Shine Forth

Each year, the Young Women in our ward get to enjoy a program called New Beginnings. It is a night where the theme for the year is highlighted and all of the happenings of the Young Women are highlighted. The theme this year is "Arise and Shine Forth...that thy light may be a standard to all the nations -D&C115:5." My friend Patti came up with a fun idea. She thought a morning talk show theme would go well with the Arise and Shine Forth theme. She and my other friend, Jan were the talk show hosts. They interviewed two of our super busy, talented, athletic, musically gifted Laurels(16-18 yr. old age group). They asked the girls how they were able to do it all(school, seminary, sports, time with friends, church, band, family activities) and still be able to find the time to work/complete their Personal Progress goals.

They also interviewed Amanda to talk about Personal Progress Boot Camp and all that the girls have achieved this year. They interviewed the Stake YW's President to talk about upcoming activities. There was a special musical number by the YW. They sang Arise and Shine Forth, a beautiful song by Jenny Phillips. One of our Beehives(12-13 yr. old age group), Sydnie put together a slide show(that counted as one of her Personal Progress goals), set to music. It was all of our activities over the last year. It was fun to look back on all of our Wednesday night activities and other outings.

There was an awesome audience give away. All of the girls received a music CD and their very own Arise and Shine, hot chocolate mug.

It just wouldn't be an activity/fabulous morning show without treats. My friend, Sheri made homemade cinnamon rolls and I made the homemade hot chocolate that we served to the girls in their new Arise and Shine mugs. My friend, Amanda created all of the graphics/fun fonts for the mugs/banner/treat sticks.

I feel so lucky to be able to serve in the Young Women's program. The girls that we work with are amazing young women who are kind, thoughtful, creative, talented, beautiful(on the inside and out), and so very sweet.

Just as equally beautiful and talented are the leaders that I get to serve with! What an AMAZING group of ladies. I love each and every ONE of them. They are very generous with their time and talents. It makes the YW's program in our ward over the top FUN!


Julie@My5monkeys said...

My oldest dd will be in YW this year. Love the theme this year.

marie said...

What a cute and fun idea, I haven't been in YW forever but this is something I would duplicate for sure.

And you can never go wrong with cinnamon rolls!