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7 hours ago, Hamba Tuhan said:

 

Maybe I'm confused about the extent of the changes, but I'm quite certain that in both elders quorum and high priests group, the first Sunday of the month has been a council meeting for about 20 years now. That has certainly been my experience.

The first Sunday was a lesson taught by the quorum or group leadership on a topic of their choice.

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On 1/8/2018 at 12:51 PM, ksfisher said:

I wonder if for some church members, especially those who are younger or who have not been members for very long, a change in the church presidency is a bigger deal than for those of us who have been through it a number of times.  Maybe it is something worth counseling about.

You're right, I remember shortly after I converted Pres Benson died. There was a lot of talk in my Ward (with a lot of newer members) about what was going to happen. If you had something similar going on, I think it would be a valid thing to discuss.

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22 hours ago, cinepro said:

Our lesson was about how sometimes the reality of how a Church program is implemented doesn't meet the idealized vision behind the program.

Of course, this year we're meeting in the choir seats, so we couldn't do the "half circle" arrangement (but ironically, we usually meet in the HC room, so we usually did have a half-circle of chairs around a table).  Maybe that was the problem.

I hated it the year we met in the choir seats, I'm a large man, both height and weight and the choir seats were made for  the average 1950's adult.  Not a 6'6" almost 300 lb male

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6 hours ago, ksfisher said:

The first Sunday was a lesson taught by the quorum or group leadership on a topic of their choice.

That's interesting. Literally everywhere I've lived, the first Sunday was a quorum business meeting where we sat in council and discussed needs, set goals, made plans to meet goals, etc.

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1 hour ago, clarkgoble said:

We had three in two months. Very weird.

I think three years ago when I was still doing the bulletin out of four weeks, we met once as a ward (stake, regional or a ward reorganization, and a temple dedication, iirc).  

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18 hours ago, Hamba Tuhan said:

That's interesting. Literally everywhere I've lived, the first Sunday was a quorum business meeting where we sat in council and discussed needs, set goals, made plans to meet goals, etc.

I think that was an option for using the class time on the first Sunday of the month, but I don't know that it was mandatory.

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1 hour ago, SeekerB said:

Ours was OK. It will get better with time. I teach the fourth Sunday lesson in HP group and don't know what I'm supposed to do, though.

Check with your group leader, but my understanding from published information is that the fourth Sunday lesson is to be on a single topic chosen every six months by the First Presidency. Initially, it is to be on Sabbath day observance. At general conference time in April and every six months thereafter, a new topic will be designated.

Each month you would explore a different aspect of the assigned topic. So, for example, the first month it might be on Sabbath observance in the home. the second month it might be on making Sabbath worship at church more meaningful. And so forth.

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11 hours ago, Hamba Tuhan said:

What for?

Nothing special that I could tell. I have some kids who due to biological learning issues struggle with church. So a two hour Stake Conference meeting is a bit beyond their capacity so we normally don't go. Just getting them through sacrament can be a bit of an accomplishment. I kind of figured it'd be splitting the stake given how south east Provo has grown. But no big boundary changes. One was a multistake conference though. But it was definitely weird having them within a few weeks of each other.

 

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1 hour ago, HappyJackWagon said:

I'm curious if there were better experiences with the Councils during 3rd hour this week?

This time around we had an anonymous QA session, people wrote down questions they wanted to know and it was very good! we all seemed to enjoy it,  in fact we plan to do it again sometime!

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1 hour ago, Duncan said:

This time around we had an anonymous QA session, people wrote down questions they wanted to know and it was very good! we all seemed to enjoy it,  in fact we plan to do it again sometime!

I usually enjoy Q&A's, depending upon who is answering of course.

Was it the EQ presidency answering the questions? Were they historical or doctrinal questions? Did they have time to prepare answers or were they able to say if they didn't have an answer or weren't aware of something?

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2 minutes ago, HappyJackWagon said:

I usually enjoy Q&A's, depending upon who is answering of course.

Was it the EQ presidency answering the questions? Were they historical or doctrinal questions? Did they have time to prepare answers or were they able to say if they didn't have an answer or weren't aware of something?

no, it was everyone answering! I said to everyone they could ask any church related question they wanted, carte blanche, except personal questions about someone else like "why doesn't ...get a haircut more often?" stuff like that. We told them last week we were doing this but how any remembered I have no idea, but for sake of time we about 5ish minutes to write down any questions we wanted and fold them up and then a moderator just picked them out. When it was over I crumpled them all, so I never looked at the one that didn't get asked. We did I dunno, maybe 6?

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3 hours ago, Duncan said:

This time around we had an anonymous QA session, people wrote down questions they wanted to know and it was very good! we all seemed to enjoy it,  in fact we plan to do it again sometime!

Hey , I would have ate This up!!

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