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9/11 FHE Lesson - Remembering September 11, 2001

9/11 FHE Lesson – Remembering September 11, 2001

This 9/11 FHE lesson shares the personal experience of a 9/11 survivor and how his experience brought him hope through Christ.  

 

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Scripture

Jude 1:21

Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life.

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Hymn

America the Beautiful | Hymn #338

1. Oh, beautiful for spacious skies,
For amber waves of grain,
For purple mountain majesties
Above the fruited plain!
America! America!
God shed his grace on thee,
And crown thy good with brotherhood
From sea to shining sea.

2. Oh, beautiful for pilgrim feet,
Whose stern, impassioned stress
A thoroughfare of freedom beat
Across the wilderness!
America! America!
God mend thine ev’ry flaw,
Confirm thy soul in self-control,
Thy liberty in law.

3. Oh, beautiful for heroes proved
In liberating strife,
Who more than self their country loved,
And mercy more than life!
America! America!
May God thy gold refine,
Till all success be nobleness,
And ev’ry gain divine.

4. Oh, beautiful for patriot dream
That sees beyond the years
Thine alabaster cities gleam,
Undimmed by human tears!
America! America!
God shed his grace on thee,
And crown thy good with brotherhood
From sea to shining sea.

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Lesson

Suitable for All Ages

(If you have young children, read through the lesson first and determine what is appropriate for your children.)

Being the lesson by asking what the group knows (or remembers) about September 11, 2001. Then, watch the following video. Before pressing play, ask everyone to think about what this video teaches us about finding hope and new life through tragedy.

 

Ask: What were your thoughts and feelings about this video?

Read aloud: On September 11, 2001, we remember a great tragedy and think those who lost their lives. As we commemorate this special day, we can honor those lost by choosing to live our lives with hope and faith.

After the terrorist attacks on September 11, President Gordon B. Hinckley said,

“Dark as is this hour, there is shining through the heavy overcast of fear and anger the solemn and wonderful image of the Son of God, the Savior of the world, the Prince of Peace, the exemplar of universal love, and it is to him we look in these circumstances.”

Ask: How did Brother Guzman, in the video, look to Christ in his dark circumstances? Do any of you have an experience where looking to Christ helped you through difficult times?

Read aloud: As September 11, teaches us, there can be much that is scary and evil about the world we live in. Focusing on Jesus Christ helps us have hope for a bright and joyful future, no matter our circumstances. Hard times will come. We will experience grief, loss, anger, and fear.

Ask: How can we continually look to Christ?

Finish the lesson by bearing your testimony of Christ.

 

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Ingredients: 

-Red juice
-Kid-friendly pina colada drink
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Directions:
1. Check the sugar contents of your drinks. The different sugar contents will make the layers. The higher the difference in sugar, the more stark the layers will be.
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3. Fill the glass to the top with ice. This will help create your layers.
4. Pour the drink with the next highest sugar content very slowly over the ice.
5. Repeat with the last layer.
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FHE Game / ActivityActivity

 

Remember 9/11

Depending on your family or group, choose an activity that honors those who lost their lives on 9/11. You can watch a documentary, do a service project in remembrance, or do a small fundraiser to donate money to the 9/11 Memorial Fund.

 

 

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