Come Unto Christ New Beginnings

Our New Beginnings theme this year is, “Come Unto Christ: A Walk with the Savior through Personal Progress”. The evening’s inspiration comes from the article found in the January 2014 issue of the New Era. We’ve invited the Young Women and their families to attend, dressed in biblical attire, and to bring blankets to sit on. Our invitations have footprints crossing from the cover to the inside, marking a path through the New Era article’s photos of Christ relating to the YW values.  You can download a version of it here, that you can add your own time and date information to.

I’ve revamped my Personal Progress slideshow, adding the same photos as mentioned above. The art for the title slide was found on The Art of Choosing Joy. You can download the slide show here. It is an Adobe Acrobat file which you play in full screen mode, and just hit the up and down keys to play as a slide show.

As the slide show plays, we will have one or more young women come to the front wearing scarves that coordinate with each value, and share their thoughts about how we come unto Christ through the values of Personal Progress. We may also play this video of the 2014 theme song.

One other fun idea we had was to play song #90 in the Children’s Songbook, “Truth from Elijah”, which has a traditional Hebrew musicality to it, and to have the girls stand in a circle and perform some very simple Israeli folk dancing.

Our refreshments will include hummus and vegetables, pita chips, fruit and figs, and date cake with whipped cream.

You can also see the take-away gifts we are giving to the new Beehives and other young women here.

This sheet may be useful in planning your New Beginnnings:

 

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18 Responses to Come Unto Christ New Beginnings

  1. sam says:

    I am so absolutely loving this!!! This is absolutely perfect! Thank you so much!

  2. cinthya says:

    hermana : maravilloso trabajo ..solo quería saber si usted podría hacer las diapositivas en español ??? :) please!

  3. Thia says:

    Wonderful idea! Can you make the slideshow in spanish version, please?
    We have our New Beginnings January 18th

  4. Lisa Jeppson says:

    Wow I found you on accident. But really Heavenly Father sent me. Thanks so much this is a great idea. I am thrilled. Thanks so much for sharing.

  5. Ferne Poti says:

    WOW! thank you so much for sharing, truly heaven sent.

  6. Rachel Howe says:

    exactly what i was looking for!!! Thank you!

  7. Tiare says:

    As a new YW President, your slideshow will be so helpful to explain things at New Beginnings. Thank you so much for your willingness to share!

  8. Ilba says:

    Thank you so much for posting this!!!!! I needed this. Thank you again.

  9. Rae says:

    Thank you so much for posting this site. I was brought here by a dear friend! So glad you have shared this information!!

  10. Brooke Marturello says:

    It was such a blessing to find your site. Thank you for sharing all your hard work. Is there a way to save this and be able to edit it? We need to add two slides to custoize our New Beginnings. Any ideas on how to do this would be helpful. Thanks so much!

    • Kristin says:

      Brook, you would need to open the pdf file in a graphics program, then add and create your new pages, then resave your finished slide show.

  11. Jenene says:

    I am a Young Women’s president in Ohio and I love your ideas and website. I tried to download the “Come Unto Christ” invitation and enter in our own date/time, but the version did not allow me to edit or add information. Is there another version you could email to me?

    Thank you

  12. Yvonne Bohne says:

    Thank you for sharing your ideas. I love them and would like to use them for our New Beginnings program in February. I have tried to edit the invitation to enter our information, but I am unable to edit it. Is there another editable version available? Thank you.

  13. Sherry says:

    Love your invitation and ideas for New Beginnings. I am also having a difficult time editing the invite. Can you send it to me in another form? Thanks

  14. Kristin says:

    Sorry ladies, about the non-editable file. My handouts are all created and only editable with InDesign. I would suggest going old school with the invite – printing it out and having your young women fill in the date and time by hand!

  15. Amanda says:

    I love you for doing this…..I’m the YW’s president in our ward, I have a baby due in two days!!! and was starting to stress about the program for our New Begginings night mid March. You have saved me a lot of time and given me awesome ideas. Thank you! Xx

  16. Candida Odde says:

    Could I get a file of the Come Unto Christ version of the powerpoint in powerpoint format, instead of a pdf?

  17. Lacey says:

    THANK YOU for sharing your ideas and your beautiful work!

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