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And Jesus increased in WISDOM and STATURE, and in favour with GOD and MAN.

Luke 2:52

Yosemite Ward
Youth Activities

POST IT IDEAS from Stake YW for youth activities Weekly Activities Lazer Tag Monkey Bread Sewing Easy 4 Step Cooking Yoga Dancing- Call Beth Lawrence 708-0777 Favorite You Tube Vidoes (was great!) Bring your favorite thing (show and tell) Personal History Skateboards & Scriptures Scented Pumpkins Dryer Vent Pumpkins Bowling Glowball Talent Show Knife Throwing Shop & Swap (combined) Mormonopoly Car maintenance Unbirthday Party Learning to Cook- have a less active sister come teach cooking Scripture Color Coding Patriarical Blessing Color Coding Care of being (Caribbean theme)- talked about self care physical/spiritual/intellectual/social “Boo-ing” decorate and deliver cookies Book of Mormon Read a thon Service Auction/fundraiser How and Why to journal Decorate Cookies with “Come in there's cake” Spa Night Paint each others nails Apply face masks Foot soak Horseback riding General Conference Quote Jars Talent Show Bob Ross Painting Making Skirts Grandmother Night (not necessarily grandmas of the girls) Homemade pretzels Skit night (combined) Father/Daughter night Pinewood Derby Family History Games Camp Locations Camp Oakhurst Milerton Dinky Creek San Simeon Sequoa Beach Mountains Edison Campground Airb-nb- Beach/ Mountains Hip camp app Camp high sierra Sunset state beach Camp Activities Gaga Ball Star Gazing w/Brother Hansen Star constalations How to journal and why Hiking Swimming Kayaking Service Camp Choir Time to just hang out Exercise Wilderness survival Firesides Edible local plants Cooking Sunset/Sunrise Hike Tie Dye Skirts Friendship Bracelets Rock Painting Scavenger Hunt Capture the flag Articles of Faith “spoons” card games Jeoparady (scriptures/disney) Pickle Ball Baking Pancake cook off Scavenger Hunt Exchange Instructing Activity Day Activity Paint by number Lake Day with a few water toys and lunch Blind Volleyball Lake Swim Nature hike Fundraiser Ideas Fundraiser Dinner and Auction Ministering Ideas Check on those who can’t attend church Leader take 2 girls to minister (text who is available) “Boo-ing” girls who are not able to make it to mutual Assign to be with mom or YW leader Make something they can share with sister We assign older girls to minister to a younger girl ( ask Beth if you want details 708-0777) Teach YW how to prepare ministering message We had a spa night then made bags for inactive girls with masks and polishes. Bake cookies and take to sisters Service Ideas Sing Christmas Carols at local assisted living center- outside if it is an option Burgers & Baptisms Adopt a backpack Days for girls Make treats and visit widows Put together hygiene kits for refugees Help someone in need, cleaning Yard Work House Cleaning Play bingo at retirement home with residents Baby sitting Writing letters to struggling ward members Wash leaders (bishop, RS pres.) cars Cleaning the church (surprise the people whose Sat it is) Cleaning rivers or parks Service for Bishop or RS President Clean Nursery toys Make singing time helps for the choriser Deliver Playdough to primary kids Service Scavenger Hunt Senior Prom- invite all senior/singles age 50+ Host a prom-music ball Service Scavenger Hunt Christmas caroling Nurses thank you bags Make playdough for primary kids Painting someones family room

So just HOW does this new program work?

Video for PARENTS here:

As parents and leaders strive to help youth and children build faith in Jesus Christ and become more like Him, the Children and Youth program can be a valuable resource. 

Here are ideas about how to use the Children and Youth program to build faith in Christ. Parents and leaders can view the full broadcast or the segments that apply to their specific responsibilities. It can be used in families, ward and stake councils, stake youth leadership committees, ward youth councils, Aaronic Priesthood quorum and Young Women class presidency meetings, and other settings.

Introduction by APOSTLES:

Video for PRIMARY LEADERS:

Video for
ADULT YOUTH LEADERS:

Video for
YOUTH PRESIDENCIES:

Conclusion by APOSTLES:

Comments by The PROPHET:

Our Young Men's THEME

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What is the THEME of the NEW Children and Youth Program for the Yosemite Ward? 

Our Prophet's Invitation from 2018, President Russell M. Nelson

Young Women's THEME

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Youth Service and Activity VLOG

07 Healer feat. McKenna Hixson
00:00 / 03:06
11 Speak to Mefeat. Tae Meek
00:00 / 02:40
01 Trust in the Lord feat. Lizzy Newbold
00:00 / 03:36
02 Dust feat. Yahosh Bonner
00:00 / 02:53
03 Serve the Lordfeat. Kenedi Anderson
00:00 / 03:40
04 Light My Wayfeat. Nik Day
00:00 / 03:33

To the Rescue!

On December 4 2021 we answered to a call to serve, to bring badly needed firewood to a certain widow in our ward who had a tree that fell this year, and it got chopped it up, but it was green wood and wouldn't burn. She needed DRY wood. Winter was coming even already here, so we had this urgent project. It was the beginning of December...they asked if we could help. So we thought, yeah we can as a team, so we put together the team, got the youth involved who did most all of the hard back-breaking work because a lot of us old men don't have very good backs (or knees). 

We all worked as a team together. It was just great..l

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To the Rescue!

On September 29 we got word that there was urgent need for strong-backed people to box the raisins down at the welfare farm in Madera, CA, a few rows that had not been completed for one reason or another, and the only people that were available from the Yosemite Ward during the day on a Wednesday were a few young men who just got out of school.  We go there just in time and this video shows how it was.  Thanks to these youth for their service!  These raisins go all over the world to help feed the poor.

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MUSIC for 2022

04 Light My WayArtist Name
00:00 / 03:33
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And Jesus increased in WISDOM and STATURE, and in favour with GOD and MAN.    Luke 2:52

01 Trust in the Lord feat. Lizzy Newbold
00:00 / 03:36
04 Light My WayArtist Name
00:00 / 03:33
04 Light My Wayfeat. Nik Day
00:00 / 03:33
02 Dust feat. Yahosh Bonner
00:00 / 02:53
03 Serve the Lordfeat. Kenedi Anderson
00:00 / 03:40
05 Divinefeat. Alyssa Lemmon
00:00 / 03:02
06 I Surrenderfeat. Josh Dalley
00:00 / 02:55
07 Healer feat. McKenna Hixson
00:00 / 03:06
08 Look to Youfeat. Yaphet Bustos
00:00 / 02:52
09 I Need Himfeat. Leah Campbell
00:00 / 03:27
11 Speak to Mefeat. Tae Meek
00:00 / 02:40
10 Possible with Him feat. Ryan Johnson
00:00 / 02:59
12 Send Me feat. Patch Crowe
00:00 / 02:59