ACTIVITIES:

alt Aaronic Priesthood Activity, From the May 2004 Friend Magazine 
alt Activity for Honoring the Priesthood
alt Appreciating and Supporting Priesthood Leaders

CANDY BAR WRAPPERS:

alt Duty to God Aaronic Priesthood Candy Bar Wrapper 

CLIPART:

alt Laying on of hand - Priesthood Blessing
alt Priesthood Ordination

COLORING SHEETS:

alt Priesthood Keys by Becky Beals
alt The priesthood blesses my life
alt Priesthood Coloring Sheet

CRAFT IDEAS:

alt Honoring the Priesthood
alt Priesthood Line of Authority

FAMILY HOME EVENING:

alt Family Home Evening Lesson on Priesthood by  Deseret Book
alt The Priesthood in Our Home
alt Priesthood FHE Ideas
alt FHE: Role of the Priesthood
alt The Priesthood
alt Priesthood Power

FAMILY HOME EVENING TREAT:

alt Peanut Butter Fudge Keys

GAMES:

alt Are you as smart as a priesthood bearers by Jessica Feth
alt Are you smarter than a 5th grader by Kim Allphin
alt Are you smarter than a patriarch? by Misty Cox

GIFT IDEAS FOR THOSE ADVANCING:

alt Deacon Book by Barb Bennett

HANDOUTS:

alt I am doing a great work and cannot come down by Jennifer Clancy
alt Priesthood Blessings and Ordinances (Primary Manual 3)
alt Buy some lifesavers and replace the wrapper with a homemade wrapper that says “Supporting and Sustaining the priesthood will save your life.”  OR buy some mini Big Hunk Candy bars (at Savemart in the candy aisle) and attach the following saying with ribbon... “Support and Sustain the Priesthood with the strength of a Big Hunk.”  (Ideas by Angela Williams)
alt For this lesson, I made the handout into a white shirt by folding it, origami style. Google "origami shirt" for instructions. I used the dollar bill origami site. (Idea by R. Keller)
alt Handout from Emma's Place
alt My influence on priesthood bearers by Michelle Miles
alt My "key" role by Shyloh Belnap
alt Storytime Handouts
alt Supporting and Sustaining Priesthood Leaders by Erika Miller
alt Sustaining the Priesthood by Dayna Brown
alt Autumn-Bennett.com
alt Handout from Emma's Place
alt Patriarchal Leadership in the Home by Tiersa Ludlow
alt Storytime Handouts
alt Supporting your father by Bronwyn Williams
alt Get a PowerBar and attach the following quote from Elder James E. Faust with the title THE PRIESTHOOD HAS POWER TO BLESS MY LIFE (or anything along those lines). “Priesthood POWER is the POWER and authority delegated by God to act in His name for the salvation of His children. Caring for others is the very essence of priesthood responsibility. It is the POWER to bless, to heal, and to administer the saving ordinances of the gospel. It must be exercised in great love.” (Idea by Angela Williams)
alt Handout from Emma's Place
alt Magnify our priesthood by Cindy Wilkinson
alt Melchizedek Priesthood Offices and Responsibilities by Jacque Holladay
alt Office and Responsibilities in the Melchizedek Priesthood by Kayleen Mills
alt Plugging into Priesthood Power by Sandra Larkin
alt Storytime Handouts
alt The priesthood is the power of God by Erika Miller
alt Young Women Inspiration

alt A little of this-n-that
alt Go to Michaels and in the back of the store they have little 2 inch high teddy bears for about $1.50, or put gummy bears in a plastic bag and using ribbon attach the following saying “Help Priesthood Bearers "BEAR" their Priesthood honorably!” (Idea by Angela Williams)
alt Handout from Emma's Place
alt Magnify our priesthood by Cindy Wilkinson
alt Where much is given, much is requires by Michelle Miles
alt Storytime Handouts
alt Women and the Priesthood by Erika Miller (Handout and Chalkboard Labels)
alt Women and the Priesthood by Tiersa Ludlow

LESSON HELPS:

alt 
Appreciating and Supporting Priesthood Leaders 
alt The difference between the Aaronic and Melchizedek Priesthood by Katie Poland
alt Begin your class with the lights turned off. Ask if they anyone noticed something unusual. Turn on the lights. Talk about the power of electricity that gives light. Discuss what things in homes run on electricity (stove, refrigerator, fans, tools, and so on). Explain that your going to talk about a different kind of power, a power stronger than electricity: the power of the priesthood of God.
alt I am comparing the priesthood to fire.  Fire brings heat, comfort, method of cooking, purification etc.  It is also something that needs to be handled with respect and reverence.  Fire needs two things: fuel and oxygen.  Likening the YM/men of the church to the wood-who hold the priesthood. The sisters/YW are the oxygen.  Our actions are like a fan.  We are beautiful and How we behave very much influences the priesthood bearers.  We have the ability to either: 1. help the fire grow 2. shelter it from strong winds (influences that would put it out) or  3. fuel it out of control (to our own demise). I also want to talk about how we are not idle princesses awaiting the rescue.  Fans can also be used for defense.  (using the scene from Mulan when she is on the roof and battles the bad guy with a fan).  I want to refer to YW being Guardians of Virtue (touching on the talk by Elaine S. Dalton).  It is our job to be a guardian of virtue, by our daily actions/personal commitments we sustain and support the priesthood. I have beautiful silk fans (I purchased at Micheals in the wedding favor section). I am going to have the YW write the questions from Sister Ardeth Kapp's quote ("By the Way She Is") in the lesson on the spines of the fan and then decorate it with ribbons in the YW values. (Shared by Jean Llacuna / ga04132012)
alt I had the Young Men's president ask the young men what things the young women could do to support them as they grow in their priesthood authority. Their responses were actually quite amazing. I plan to incorporate these comments into a handout for the young women. (Shared by Jessica)
alt Lesson Helps from Craft with Me
alt Ask various priesthood bearers (some young men and some members of the bishopric) to come in the classroom at the very end of the lesson and sing "Ye Elders of Israel".  Or you could have a priesthood bearer come in and bear his testimony.
alt The Offices and Responsibilities in the Melchizedek Priesthood
alt I can sustain priesthood bearers by... by Eljse
alt Sustaining Priesthood Bearers by Tiersa Ludlow
alt Using the letters in the word “PRIESTHOOD” (Write them vertically on the board) Begin the lesson by asking the class to list everything they know about the Priesthood–if you need to, add the following topics and as they are listed you can talk about each of them. (Alice Gifford)
 
Priesthood Power
Restored, Received by prophecy and the Laying on of Hands, Righteous Priesthood Holder,
Inherit all that God has if we live worthy of this blessing
Eternal Blessings, Enable mortals to act in God’s name
Source of the Blessings? Sustain, Sacrament
Through the Priesthood We Receive
Heirs, Chosen Heirs
Offices of the Priesthood, (Two Priesthood's) Ordinances & Oil
Oath & Covenant– God Promises, They Promise
Differences & Duties

LESSONS FROM CHURCH MANUALS:

alt The Priesthood helps me (Primary Manual 2)

MUSIC:

alt The Mighty Priesthood of God, April 2005, New Era
alt The Priesthood Reigns on Earth, May 1980, New Era
alt Truth Restored from October 2005 Liahona --  Pictures with words
alt
There's a song by Steven Kapp Perry, "Power to Serve," 4 minutes long (on the album He Gives Me Strength) which goes well with a lesson on priesthood. (Alice Gifford)

OBJECT LESSONS:

alt Priesthood Shoes
alt
The priesthood is like an umbrella
alt Why do the men have the priesthood and women don't? by Katie Hill

OTHER:

alt 
How to get a copy of your Priesthood Line of Authority

QUOTES:

alt One Liners
alt Quick Quotes

ONLINE VIDEO CLIPS:

alt Blessings of the Priesthood by Robert D. Hales
alt Power of God
alt Priesthood for Mormon Men of Every Race
alt The Magnificent Priesthood

SHARING TIME IDEAS:

alt Priesthood Blessings - Sharing Time by Laurene Knighton
alt Beforehand, teach "A Young Man Prepared" (CS, pp. 166-167) to the older boys and have them sing it to introduce a Sharing Time on honoring the priesthood. Also beforehand, ask four or five members of the ward/branch to share their experiences and feelings about the priesthood (see "Stations" in Teaching, No Greater Call, revised edition, p. 179): A returned missionary might share one experience he had on his mission in using the priesthood to bless others; an older priesthood leader might share his feelings about holding and honoring the priesthood; a sister might tell how she honors the priesthood bearer in her home, or has been served by one holding the priesthood; a member of the bishopric/branch presidency might share his feelings about serving in that calling; a priest might tell about his feelings in serving at the sacrament table or in baptizing someone. Divide the children into groups and have them move from station to station. Have the pianist play "A Young Man Prepared" as they move. When all are gathered together again, ask what they have learned. Emphasize that receiving the priesthood means receiving a call to serve. Sing "Called to Serve" (CS, pp. 174-175). (Taken from the October 2000 Sharing Time Suggestion)
alt I am thankful for the priesthood and I am blessed by it
alt Priesthood Blessings, June 1995 Friend
alt Priesthood Keys Bless All
alt The Priesthood is Restored | Another Version 

STORIES:

alt Priesthood Blessings

TALKS:
 
alt J. Richard Clarke, “To Honor the Priesthood,” Ensign, May 1991, 41; “No Big Deal?” New Era,  Sept. 2001, 46. Use in a discussion on how to strengthen young priesthood holders.
alt Russell M. Nelson, “Personal Priesthood Responsibility,” Liahona and Ensign, Nov. 2003, 44. Review the five personal objectives in discussing how to sustain priesthood holders.
alt The Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, Father, Consider Your Ways,” Ensign, June 2002, 12. After the discussion on the quiz, use to review the roles of a father.
alt L. Tom Perry, Fatherhood, an Eternal Calling,” Liahona and Ensign, May 2004, 69. Use to talk about the role of fathers today.
alt Boyd K. Packer, “What Every Elder Should Know—and Every Sister as Well: A Primer on Principles of Priesthood Government,” Tambuli, Nov. 1994, 15; Ensign, Feb. 1993, 6.  Use to supplement the lesson.
alt John H. Groberg, “Priesthood Power,” Liahona, July 2001, 51; Ensign, May 2001, 43. Use to supplement the section “Receiving the Melchizedek Priesthood Is a Great Blessing.”

alt James E. Faust, Fathers, Mothers, Marriage,” Liahona and Ensign, Aug. 2004, 2. Use as needed to complement the lesson.
alt Sheri L. Dew, It Is Not Good for Man or Woman to Be Alone,” Liahona, Jan. 2002, 13; Ensign, Nov. 2001, 12. Use to supplement the section “Women Have an Important Relationship to Men and the Priesthood.”

TEST & QUIZZES: 

alt Priesthood Title Quiz - (Suppose to be fun)
alt Lesson 14 Quiz by Sheri Stevens

VIDEO CLIPS:      Check your church library to see if they have any of these videos...

 alt A Boy and the Power of God - 1984 - Video adaptation of the filmstrip. Encourages young men to be worthy to receive the priesthood; also helps young men who already hold the priesthood to better understand the significance of their responsibility. 10 min.
alt Doctrine and Covenants and Church History Video Presentations - Revelation on the Priesthood. President Gordon B. Hinckley and President James E. Faust speak about events surrounding the revelation on the priesthood. Includes selections from the Videocassette Profiles of Faith. 7:18 min. (Video Clip 11)
alt Family Home Evening Video Supplement - 'The Blessings of the Priesthood,' 7:07 min (Video Clip 12)
alt Putting the Melchizedek Priesthood to Work - Four-segment video training for Melchizedek Priesthood leaders: (1) "Introduction and Overview" (18 min.), (2) "The Mission of the Church" (19 min.), (3) "Quorum and Group Administration" (13 min.), and (4) "Ministering" (20 min.)
alt Restoration of the Priesthood - President Boyd K. Packer speaks about the need for the restoration of the priesthood. Includes selections from the movie Restoration of the Priesthood. 6:22 min. (Video Clip 2)
alt Revelation on the Priesthood - President Gordon B. Hinckley and President James E. Faust speak about events surrounding the revelation on the priesthood. Includes selections from the Videocassette Profiles of Faith. 7:18 min. (Video Clip 11)





 









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