Embark New Beginnings

We had our New Beginnings program last night, and I just wanted to share a few fun details. Our nautical theme comes from the 2015 mutual theme: “O ye that embark in the service of God, see that ye serve him with all your heart, might, mind and strength, that ye may stand blameless before God at the last day” (D&C 4:2).

We made this ship as a photo backdrop. The base of the ship is a table turned on it’s side, with paper taped on. The sky, sail and mast is mounted on a rolling chalkboard. The young women added flags to the sail during the program, as each Personal Progress value was introduced.

Afterwards we took goofy pictures. 🙂

The week before our program we made these salt dough starfish, using the tutorial here.

The takeaway gift for the evening was a pack of Chips A’hoy cookies attached to a sticker that we had printed the mutual theme on.

Fun refreshments included cupcakes with sails,

veggies with dip,

fish-shaped jigglers,

meringue cookie sea foam,

and “fish and chips”. 🙂

We also had ocean sounds playing before and after the program. It was a lovely way to consider the journey we embark on as we strive to know the Savior better and serve God through Personal Progress.

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