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by DarkJedi
13 Nov 2019, 12:31
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Restriction on Christmas Sacrament Meeting
Replies: 12
Views: 694

Re: Restriction on Christmas Sacrament Meeting

Invite your friends because we're going to have a special meeting that focuses on Christ sounds like the advertisement I've heard for the last several years now. That the meeting is considered special because of a focus on Christ has very sad implications about the rest of our SMs. Agreed. I think ...
by DarkJedi
13 Nov 2019, 10:34
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Restriction on Christmas Sacrament Meeting
Replies: 12
Views: 694

Re: Restriction on Christmas Sacrament Meeting

I know, different places, different leaders. Our SP is somewhat progressive but very Christ centered (which in some cases could be progressive). We had stake council last night where the SP introduced the 2019 "light the world" campaign with materials he got from the AA. It sounds nothing like what ...
by DarkJedi
11 Nov 2019, 09:32
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Restriction on Christmas Sacrament Meeting
Replies: 12
Views: 694

Re: Restriction on Christmas Sacrament Meeting

The missionaries came over for dinner last night. Their spiritual message was to share a clip of the new Church Christmas video. It looks excellent. (in the original language, no subtitles, very realistic) They also mentioned that December 22nd is supposed to be strictly a Christmas worship service...
by DarkJedi
11 Nov 2019, 09:28
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I hope Sacrament Meetings get better.
Replies: 48
Views: 2792

Re: I hope Sacrament Meetings get better.

Curt Sunshine wrote:
11 Nov 2019, 09:02
My only deep desire for Sacrament Meeting is that it be a worship service, not another Sunday School or PH/RS/YW/YM/Primary class.

As long as the talks are focused on Jesus and/or Heavenly Parent(s) in some real and meaningful way, I am happy.
:thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:
Me too.
by DarkJedi
11 Nov 2019, 05:36
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Restriction on Christmas Sacrament Meeting
Replies: 12
Views: 694

Re: Restriction on Christmas Sacrament Meeting

I'm in the ward choir (don't really enjoy it but I always feel so sorry for ward choir directors which is a thankless calling in our ward). The choir director recently told us that our Christmas sacrament program had to be a regular sacrament meeting (though Christmas themed) with (seemingly) a min...
by DarkJedi
10 Nov 2019, 15:08
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Restriction on Christmas Sacrament Meeting
Replies: 12
Views: 694

Re: Restriction on Christmas Sacrament Meeting

I agree with Curt. It seems to be an overzealous AA. We just had a new choir director called in our ward today, and it is similar to yours in that it is a thankless job and it's hard to get people to participate sometimes. We have actually not had a real ward choir in about two years (her predecesso...
by DarkJedi
10 Nov 2019, 05:32
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I hope Sacrament Meetings get better.
Replies: 48
Views: 2792

Re: I hope Sacrament Meetings get better.

It is easy for me to make a list of topics I don't want to hear at sacrament meeting. What are some topics you want to hear? This is a few of mine: - What does it mean to live a Christ centered life? - What did Jesus teach us about the way he lived his life? - What are your favorite stories from sc...
by DarkJedi
10 Nov 2019, 05:29
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I hope Sacrament Meetings get better.
Replies: 48
Views: 2792

Re: I hope Sacrament Meetings get better.

I also struggle with topics that are not applying to me. Nothing is more boring and loathful for me to listen to than talks on Temple attendance, temple stories, families can be together forever or even worse, social issues. I have endured them all over the years, tune out almost immediately. My fa...
by DarkJedi
08 Nov 2019, 19:07
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Raising kids lds when I don’t believe
Replies: 32
Views: 4177

Re: Raising kids lds when I don’t believe

For the record, I don't "hide in a corner" either. There are people (including leaders) who know I don't believe everything, but they don't know exactly what I don't believe. They know what I do believe though and were they to give it some deeper thought they'd likely be able to figure out what I do...
by DarkJedi
08 Nov 2019, 07:04
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Achievement Day Fun - Not Spiritual
Replies: 5
Views: 522

Re: Achievement Day Fun - Not Spiritual

Do I understand correctly that activity days goes away at the end of the year? No, activity days don't go away and in fact are probably "enhanced" and/or more frequent compared to what most wards have been doing. I actually hope activity days are more like what Amy has described as opposed to all "...