Poll: RS history
With such a fascinating and enlightening history as we have of the early Relief Society, it was exciting to hear President Beck mention in the last General Relief Society meeting, that we would be including more history of the organization in our church education this year. There was mention of a resource that will be available to us at some point, while we currently have tidbits included in the VT messages.
How do you feel about this new addition to our learning? Do you feel that it will enhance understanding of our larger purpose as an organization of women? How would you like to see these lessons formatted? Do you think it will be worth while to have whole lessons dedicated to history? How much do you already know about the brave and faithful women that formed the early church? What individuals and time periods would you like to see covered in this resource? Do you think the church will give enough coverage of the more controversial moments that defined who we are as a group today, or do you think it will be selective in what we are officially encouraged to learn about and discuss? Would you like some supplemental ideas and material that give more insight and background on the lives of the women that built and served and led the organization?
Please, share your thoughts with us in the poll and comments this week. This is a wonderful opportunity to look back at where we’ve been in order to see where we’re going, and we encourage everyone to make the most of this new direction and material. President Beck’s full talk is here.