Last night, we had a great Relief Society activity that I really enjoyed. It was our first weekday meeting since our ward realignment. Since I am the member of the Relief Society presidency that is over the weekday meetings, I was anxious to see how it would go.
Our focus was to have an activity that would help us get to know each other better. We started the evening by having a casual potluck dinner of soup and breadsticks. Then, I was asked to give a short thought at the last minute. One of our focuses as a new Relief Society presidency is to focus on how as sisters, we are all different, and have unique abilities, but together we can be strengthened. We wanted an activity that would encompass that.
I shared a quote from “Daughters in my Kingdom” by President Boyd K. Packer. He said, “I caught the vision of a great circle of sisters….The Relief society is more than a circle now; it is more like a fabric of lace spread across the continents”. I also shared a few thoughts from President Monson about charity, and how embracing the sisters in our ward for who they are is important.
For our get to know you activity, we sat in a very large circle. There were 52 sisters at our meeting. We had a large ball of yarn. The first sister started with the ball of yarn and shared something interesting about herself. We asked sisters to bring an object to represent what they wanted to share. Some did, and some didn’t, but everyone still got to share something. As we shared something about ourselves, we then wrapped the yarn around our wrist and tossed the yarn across the circle for the next person to share. At the end, everyone had shared something about themselves, and a giant web was formed binding us all together. I really enjoyed listening to all of the sisters share something. And, the visual object lesson was powerful too.
It was a great way for us to bond together as a Relief Society and show that we truly are unified when we love each other and take the time to learn about each other.