Sharing Time Talks For September 2018

Here are short talks that you can use for Sharing Time in Primary for the month of September:


Week 1: Jesus Christ taught us how to serve others.

“Inasmuch as ye have done it unto the least of my brethren, ye have done it unto me.” These are the words of the Lord Jesus Christ in Matthew 25:40. One of the principles that Jesus Christ taught while he lived on Earth is Service. The Savior gave Himself in unselfish service. He performed many miracles and eventually gave His own life to Atone us from our sins. He taught that each of us should follow Him by denying ourselves of selfish interests in order to serve.

Service is an act of faith and a nurturer of faith. When we serve others, we show our love and faith in the Lord. The more we serve, the more our compassion towards our fellowmen increases and our testimonies grow, too. Elder Dallin H. Oaks of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles said, “We are happier and more fulfilled when we act and serve for what we give, not for what we get.” When we give unselfish service, we find true joy and happiness, increasing our Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, and strengthening our relationship with Him.


Week 2:  Prophets and apostles show us how to serve.

The scripture cited many instances how prophets served the Lord. In the Old Testament, the book of Exodus 2:16-17 showed the simple act of service done by Moses.

I quote:

“16 Now the priest of Midian had seven daughters: and they came and drew water, and filled the troughs to water their father’s flock.

17 And the shepherds came and drove them away: but Moses stood up and helped them, and watered their flock.”

Moses was also the one who had brought the children of Israel out from bondage by dividing the Red Sea through the power of God (1 Nephi 17:24-29).

In Mosiah 2:12-19, it was also stated how King Benjamin, a righteous king, served his people. In verse 12 he said, “ I say unto you that as I have been suffered to spend my days in your service, even up to this time, and have not sought gold nor silver nor any manner of riches of you;”.

These prophets are just two of the many who taught us the right way in serving our fellowmen – that is, not to expect something in return but to give and labor with full willingness of heart and love.


Week 3 & 4: When I serve others, I serve God.

“And behold, I tell you these things that ye may learn wisdom; that ye may learn that when ye are in the service of your fellow beings ye are only in the service of your God.”

This is one of the famous verse in the Book of Mormon that is found in Mosiah 2:17. It is taught that when serve others, we serve the Lord. Some may ask, “How is that possible?”

Pres. Dieter F. Uchtdorf answered that question in his talk last May 2010. He said that as followers of Jesus Christ, we are His hands. As we emulate His perfect example, our hands can become His hands; our eyes, His eyes; our heart, His heart. Christ knows how to minister to others perfectly. When the Savior stretches out His hands, those He touches are uplifted and become greater, stronger, and better people as a result.

If we are His hands, should we not do the same?

Being a true disciple of Jesus Christ is allowing ourselves to be His instruments in building up the Kingdom of Heavenly Father here on earth. Therefore, when we do good to others, we are doing what Jesus Christ would do – a strong evidence of our faith and service to Him.


 

Sharing Time – August 2018 (Week 3 and 4)

The Primary Sharing Time topic for the 3rd and 4th week of August 2018 is “Answers to prayers come from Heavenly Father in many ways.”

Here are a few free printables to help you out with this lesson. All you got to do is print and cut them.  Here is the PDF containing all the printables and I hope you enjoy them.

Download PDF of August 2018 Week 3 and 4 lesson printables (8.5″ x 11″)

Here is how they might look like on the board:

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Printable flip charts for some of the songs you might want to choose for August:

Families Can Be Together Forever (words only)
Families Can Be Together Forever (with visuals)
A Happy Family (words only)
Teach Me To Walk In The Light (words only)
Teach Me To Walk In The Light (with visuals)

More printable flip charts for selected Primary songs and church hymns are available HERE.

 

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Sharing Time – August 2018 (Week 2)

The Primary Sharing Time topic for the 2nd week of August 2018 is “Heavenly Father wants me to pray to Him often—anytime, anywhere.”

Here are a few free printables to help you out with this lesson. All you got to do is print and cut them.  Here is the PDF containing all the printables and I hope you enjoy them.

Download PDF of August 2018 Week 2 lesson printables (8.5″ x 11″)

Here is how they might look like on the board, with some samples of answers the kids might give to the question given:

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Also, if you need short talks for the children (in case they forget to prepare their talks or if the assigned child is absent) in Primary, feel free to use these talks HERE for this month.

Printable flip charts for some of the songs you might want to choose for August:

Families Can Be Together Forever (words only)
Families Can Be Together Forever (with visuals)
A Happy Family (words only)
Teach Me To Walk In The Light (words only)
Teach Me To Walk In The Light (with visuals)

More printable flip charts for selected Primary songs and church hymns are available HERE.

 

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Sharing Time – August 2018 (Week 1)

The Primary Sharing Time topic for the 1st week of August 2018 is “The scriptures teach me how to pray.”

Here are a few free printables to help you out with this lesson. All you got to do is print and cut them.  Here is the PDF containing all the printables and I hope you enjoy them.

Download PDF of August 2018 Week 1 lesson printables (8.5″ x 11″)

Here is how they might look like on the board:

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Also, if you need short talks for the children (in case they forget to prepare their talks or if the assigned child is absent) in Primary, feel free to use these talks HERE for this month.

Printable flip charts for some of the songs you might want to choose for August:

A Child’s Prayer (words only)
A Prayer (words only)
Family Prayer (words only)
Family Prayer (with visuals)

More printable flip charts for selected Primary songs and church hymns are available HERE.

 


 

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Sharing Time Talks For August 2018

Here are short talks that you can use for Sharing Time in Primary for the month of August:


Week 1: The Scriptures Teach Me How To Pray

Why is scripture study so important?

Elder David A. Bednar, in his 1998 talk, said: “Studying the scriptures is important because of the direction we need in our lives.”

Because of our nature, we cannot endure to the end without the Lord’s help. We need His teachings and His gospel to help us continue in righteousness – and all of these are found in the scriptures.

In the scriptures, we learn so many doctrines and principles that help us become strong in our earthly journey. One of the many things that we can learn is the proper way of prayer. In Matthew 6:9-13, the correct manner of prayer is taught. Knowing how to pray is such a great blessing as we know that this is the simplest yet the most powerful way that we can do to talk to our Heavenly Father and get closer to Him and Jesus Christ.


Week 2:  Heavenly Father wants me to pray to Him often—anytime, anywhere.

In Doctrine and Covenants 10:5, we are counselled to pray always that we may conquer Satan.

This verse clearly states one of the reasons why we need to pray. Prayer is our tool against temptations and will help us become stronger to overcome challenges. We can pray for the Holy Ghost to guide us always and help us to be strong in choosing the right.

No matter where we are, whether we are in our bedroom, in the church, at our dining tables, at our farms, yards, or at school, Heavenly Father wants us to communicate with Him always. The more we pray to our Heavenly Father, the closer we get to Him. Sincere prayers of faith can bring mighty miracles into our lives.


Week 3 & 4: Answers to prayers come from Heavenly Father in many ways.

When we pray, we often ask for help, guidance, or confirmation. But how can we know the answers to our prayers?

The scriptures has cited a lot of ways in receiving answers from our Heavenly Father. Some of them are: through peaceful feelings, through thoughts in our minds and feelings in our hearts, through the actions of other people, and through the scriptures.

In Doctrine and Covenants section 112 verse 10, it says, “Be thou humble; and the Lord thy God shall lead thee by the hand, and give thee answer to thy prayers”.

While it is important to know the ways Heavenly Father gives His answers to our prayers, it is more essential to make ourselves humble and worthy always so we can identify when these answers come.


 

Lemon Slice Recipe

Someone once said “When life gives you lemons, make a lemonade.”

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But in case you don’t feel like having some lemonade, you can also consider making a yummy lemon slice. This is one of the desserts I prepared for a recent birthday celebration.

LEMON SLICE

Ingredients:
(For the bottom layer)
150 g salt-reduced butter
1/2 t vanilla essence
1/4 c caster sugar
1 T cornflour
1 1/3 c plain flour
Icing sugar

(For the top layer)
4 eggs
1/3 c plain flour
3/4 c caster sugar
2/3 c lemon juice

Procedure:

Preheat oven to 160 deg C.

Prepare the bottom layer by melting butter in a bowl. Add sugar and vanilla and mix well. Sift the flours on the mixture, then stir thoroughly with a wooden spoon. Set aside.

Line pan with baking paper. Transfer the bottom layer mixture to the pan. Spread it evenly and press to compact. Bake for 20 minutes.

Meanwhile, prepare the top layer by whisking eggs, flour and sugar until smooth. Add lemon juice and continue whisking.

Pour the top layer mixture over the cooked bottom layer. Bake for 20 more minutes and let it cool in the pan. Dust with icing sugar, slice and serve.

36 Harry Potter Inspired Food Ideas

One of our favourite wizards will be celebrating his birthday this end of the month! Hmmmm…who is it?

Is it Gandalf? Well, we do love him, but he’s not the one having this birthday soon.

Is it Merlin? We do agree he is one of the greatest wizards in literature, but no, not him.

Why, it’s that cool bloke with a funny scar on his forehead, of course – dear ol’ Harry Potter! Yay!

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Many Potterheads out there will probably be celebrating in one way or another, but what’s a celebration without food, right?

So, we have composed a list of delicious Harry Potter inspired foods that you might consider having at your celebration of Harry’s birthday. Clicking on the links will take you to the recipes or more detailed information about the dish. Have fun!

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Golden Snitches

Golden Snitches from The Quirky Briars

Butterbeer Cookies
Butterbeer Cookies
(Image credit: Confessions of a Cookbook Queen)

Butterbeer Cookies from Confessions of a Cookbook Queen

Harry's Birthday Cake
Harry’s Birthday Cake
(Image credit: Diamonds For Dessert)

Harry’s Birthday Cake from Diamonds For Dessert

Butterbeer Cupcakes
Harry Potter Butterbeer Cupcakes
(Image credit: Sugar and Soul)

Harry Potter Butterbeer Cupcakes from Sugar and Soul

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Butterbeer Cupcakes
(Image credit: Pastry Affair)

Butterbeer Cupcakes from Pastry Affair

Butterbeer Hot Chocolate
Butterbeer Hot Chocolate
(Image credit: Bakingdom)

Butterbeer Hot Chocolate from Bakingdom

Canary-Creams
Canary Creams
(Image credit: Woman And Home)

Canary Creams from Woman And Home

Butterbeer Ice Cream Floats
Butterbeer Ice Cream Floats with Coconut Caramel Ice Cream
(Image credit: Gringallicious )

Butterbeer Ice Cream Floats with Coconut Caramel Ice Cream from Gringalicious

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Fizzing Whizbees
(Image credit: In Literature)

Fizzing Whizbees from In Literature

Butterbeer Pancakes
Harry Potter Butterbeer Pancakes
(Image credit: Sugar and Soul)

Harry Potter Butterbeer Pancakes from Sugar and Soul

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Weasley’s Fever Fudge
(Image credit: Instructables)

Weasley’s Fever Fudge from Instructables

Candy Coated Roach Control
Candy-Coated Roach Control
(Image credit: Heather Bailey)

Candy-Coated Roach Control from Heather Bailey

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Cornish Pasties
(Image credit: In Literature)

Cornish Pasties from In Literature

Cauldron Cupcakes
Double Double Chocolate Cauldron Cakes
(Image credit: Bakingdom)

Double Double Chocolate Cauldron Cake from Bakingdom

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Polyjuice Potion
(Image credit: Pepper)

Polyjuice Potion from Pepper

Licorice Wands
Licorice Wands
(Image credit: Pastry Affair)

Licorice Wands from Pastry Affair

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Liquid Luck / Felix Felicis
(Image credit: In Literature)

Liquid Luck / Felix Felicis from In Literature

Polyjuice Potion
Harry Potter Polyjuice Potion
(Image credit: I Knead to Eat)

Harry Potter Polyjuice Potion

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Witches Brew
(Image credit: Taste of Home)

Witches Brew from Taste of Home

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Bat’s Blood Soup
(Image credit: In Literature)

Bat’s Blood Soup from In Literature

Pumpkin Juice Smoothie
Madam Pomfrey’s Pumpkin Juice Smoothie
(Image credit: Gringalicious)

Madam Pomfrey’s Pumpkin Juice Smoothie from Gringalicious

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Sugar Quills
(Image credit: A Tale of 2 Foodies)

Sugar Quills from A Tale of 2 Foodies

Treacle Tart
Treacle Tart With Brown Butter, Rosemary And Lemon
(Image credit: The Sugar Hit)

Treacle Tart with Brown Butter, Rosemary, and Lemon from The Sugar Hit

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Hogwarts Cake
(Image credit: Bakingdom)

Hogwarts Cake from Bakingdom

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Steak and Kidney Pie
(Image credit: In Literature)

Steak and Kidney Pie from In Literature

Golden Snitch Pops from With Sprinkles on Top
Golden Snitch Pops
(Image credit: With Sprinkles on Top)

Golden Snitch Pops from With Sprinkles on Top

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Pumpkin Juice
(Image credit: Favorite Family Recipes)

Pumpkin Juice from Favorite Family Recipes

Hagrid's Rock Cakes from Pretty Geekery
Hagrid’s Rock Cakes
(Image credit: Pretty Geekery)

Hagrid’s Rock Cakes from Pretty Geekery

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Cheesy Witches Broomsticks
(Image credit: Cakes Cottage)

Cheesy Witches Broomsticks from Cakes Cottage

Harry Potter's Butterbeer Ice Cream
Harry Potter’s Butterbeer Ice Cream
(Image credit: The Tiptoe Fairy)

Harry Potter’s Butterbeer Ice Cream from The Tiptoe Fairy

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Sorting House Cookies
(Image credit: Housewife Eclectic)

Sorting Hat Cookies from Housewife Eclectic

Molly Weasley's Rock Cakes from Bakingdom
Molly Weasley’s Rock Cakes
(Image credit: Bakingdom)

Molly Weasley’s Rock Cakes from Bakingdom

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Pumpkin Howlers
(Image credit: Food and Wine)

Harry Potter Pumpkin Howlers from Food and Wine

Pumpkin Pasties from Bijoux & Bits
Pumpkin Pasties
(Image credit: Bijoux & Bits)

Pumpkin Pasties from Bijoux & Bits

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Sherbet Lemon
(Image credit: In Literature)

Dumbledore’s Sherbet Lemon from In Literature

 

Weasley Sweater Cookies from Bakingdom
Weasley Sweater Cookies
(Image credit: Bakingdom)

Weasley Sweater Cookies from Bakingdom

Sharing Time – July 2018 (Week 4)

The Primary Sharing Time topic for the 4th week of July 2018 is “Heavenly Father wants me to marry in the temple and have an eternal family.”

Here are a few free printables to help you out with this lesson. All you got to do is print and cut them.  Here is the PDF containing all the printables and I hope you enjoy them.

Download PDF of July 2018 Week 4 lesson printables (8.5″ x 11″)

Here is how they might look like on the board:

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Included are printable bookmarks, with an image representing a temple wedding and blank spaces underneath, so the children can write down steps they can do now to help them get closer to their goal of marrying in the temple someday.

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You can also use the Sharing Time Talks for July 2018 as back-up talks to read for Primary kids who forgot to or didn’t prepare their talks.

Printable flip charts for some of the songs you might want to choose for July:

Families Can Be Together Forever (words only)
Families Can Be Together Forever (with visuals)
A Happy Family (words only)
Teach Me To Walk In The Light (words only)
Teach Me To Walk In The Light (with visuals)

More printable flip charts for selected Primary songs and church hymns are available HERE.


Week 04-08

Curried Carrot Soup

Don’t you just love a bowl of warm vegetarian soup on these cold Australian winter evenings? Ooh, and pair that with crusty bread fresh out of the oven. Yum!

Here’s one of those delicious vegetarian soup recipes you might want to try. Quite easy to prepare and will be ready in less than an hour.

Carrot Soup

CURRIED CARROT SOUP

Olive oil
1 brown onion, chopped
5 cloves of garlic, crushed
500 g carrots, chopped (approx. 7-8 medium sized)
1 potato, chopped
1 Tbsp curry powder
100g split red lentils, washed
2 vegetable stock cubes
2 cups water
Salt to taste
Black pepper to taste
1 lime

Heat oil in a saucepan. Sauté onion and garlic over medium heat for around 5 minutes, stirring constantly.  Add carrots, potato and curry powder. Stir well.  Add lentils, stock cubes, water, salt and black pepper. Stir well to dissolve the cubes, while allowing to boil. Simmer over low heat for approximately 25 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool for a bit.

Transfer soup to a blender and process until smooth. Then, return soup to saucepan to reheat.  Drizzle gently with juice and grated rind of lime, before serving with warm crusty bread.  Enjoy your yummy soup!

Sharing Time Talks For July 2018

Here are short talks that you can use for Sharing Time in Primary for the month of July:


Week 2: Family prayer, family scripture study, and family home evening can strengthen my family.

Why do we need to focus on families? Why is family so important?

Previous President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Gordon B. Hinckley said: “The family is the basic unit of society. The praying family is the hope of a better society.”

If we nurture our family with love and faith, not only the family will be blessed but the people that surround us.How do we strengthen our family?

1. Family Prayer – Family prayer strengthens our relationship with God. By taking action as a family to pray, we can begin to see evidence that our Heavenly Father is present and working in our lives. This evidence allows us to feel assurance that we’re not alone and can give us courage to push forward through hardship.

2. Family Scripture Study – Elder Richard G. Scott of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles taught, “Make the scriptures an integral part of everyday life. If you want your children to recognize, understand, and act on the promptings of the Spirit, you must study the scriptures with them. . . . Through daily, consistent scripture study, you will find peace in the turmoil around you and strength to resist temptations. You will develop strong faith in the grace of God and know that through the Atonement of Jesus Christ all will be made right according to God’s timing.”

3. Family Home Evening – Family home evening is a time to enjoy each other and have fun together. Through simple activities—games, service, sharing talents, visits to local sites of interest—families create connections and build unity.

Family prayer, family scripture study, and family home evening are the very practices that help take away stress, give direction to our lives, and add protection to our homes.


Week 3: The priesthood can bless and strengthen my family.

Priesthood is the authority and power given by God to righteous men. Priesthood is the authority and power given by God to righteous men.

How does Priesthood affect my life?

 1. When you were a baby, you were held by the hands of worthy priesthood holders to give you a name and a blessing.

2. When you go to Primary, you are taught by your teachers about the gospel of Jesus Christ. These teachers are called and set apart by the priesthood power.

3. When you reach 8, you are baptized through the power of a priesthood.

4. During adolescence stage, young men are given (when found being worthy) the Aaronic or the Melchizedek Priesthood to conduct sacred ordinances.

5. When you reach your missionary age, you will be set apart as a full time missionary by a priesthood leader.

6. Endowments, family sealings, and temple marriages are also made possible by the power of a priesthood.

These are just some of the many blessings that priesthood power can bring. Because of this power, we can go back to Heavenly Father someday.


Week 4: Heavenly Father wants me to marry in the temple and have an eternal family.

Elder Bruce R. McConkie (1915–85) of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles counseled, “The most important single thing that any Latter-day Saint ever does in this world is to marry the right person, in the right place, by the right authority.”

Heavenly Father wants us to marry in the temple so we can be exalted and have an eternal family. He wants us to receive the fullness of joy that His gospel brings.

The gospel is what life is all about. It’s the whole reason we are here. When we follow the gospel path, it leads to joy. And that path leads to a temple marriage, either in this life or in the life to come. No blessings will be withheld from the Father’s faithful children.