8 Essentials for Church & Home Study During COVID-19

Latter-day Saints around the world are transitioning to self-planned Sabbath day activities and discussions as the COVID-19 virus has temporarily suspended all Church meetings until further notice. The following eight items can help individuals and families as they plan testimonies, consecrate their time, and strive to continue setting Sundays apart. Many of these are also great for during the week as you practice social distancing.

Priesthood Ordinance Cards

The power of the priesthood is needed now more than ever. As priesthood holders receive authorization from their leaders to provide the Sacrament to their families and other ward members in need, a priesthood ordinance card becomes essential. You can choose from a tri-fold card or a smaller pocket card, as featured above. The tri-fold card has all the priesthood ordinances on it and is made of durable paper. The pocket card is about the size of a credit card and is made of light-weight plastic. It only has the ordinances of the Sacrament and giving a priesthood blessing. It’s favored for missionaries.

Unconsecrated Olive Oil

While you can get olive oil at the grocery store, it’s not designed for transportation, small spaces, and can be more expensive. These individual bottles filled with unconsecrated olive oil were designed especially for Latter-day Saints. Having oil available in your home means you don’t have to go out to get it and its size is great for re-filling oil vials or taking to a member’s home.

Scripture Stories Coloring Book:  Book of Mormon

Help children stay entertained while learning about the Book of Mormon. It contains 32 fun coloring and activity pages Primary children will love. It’s especially great for supplementing your at-home Come, Follow Me study. Check it out here.

Living Scriptures DVD – 4 Pack

Enjoy four of your favorite Living Scriptures remastered and digitally restored on DVD. These four special DVDs include ‘Journey to the Promised Land’, ‘John the Baptist’, ‘Esther’ and ‘The Joseph Smith Story’. The Complete Learning System™ with enhanced DVD features include adventure quizzes with 3 skill levels and movie clips, optional scripture reference subtitles, and English and Spanish subtitles. These DVDs play both English and Spanish audio that can be played in DVD players worldwide. Enjoy over 120 minutes of total run-time with your family. It’s perfect for Sunday and throughout the week.

Plan of Salvation Teaching Kit

Teach the Plan of Salvation at home, along with other specific principles, with this durable teaching kit. Made of wood, each piece is expertly engraved and fun to use. Each kit comes in a metal carrying tin and has 14 total pieces.

Daily Inspirations Desk Calendar

Every day brings a new opportunity to follow Jesus Christ. This Daily Inspirations Calendar brings inspiring quotes, scriptures, and facts to any desk, table, or countertop. Each page features a quote or scripture and one fact from Latter-day Saint history. Major holidays are also included. Because it’s a perpetual calendar, you can start at any point in the year. When you start a new year, just flip it and start over again. It’s great for feeling uplifted at home.

Book of Mormon Journals

If you don’t already have one, consider a Book of Mormon journal. With extra-wide margins, you’ll be able to take notes as you read. There are even versions for children so the whole family can get the most out of their Come, Follow Me study. Check out a whole collection here. 

At-Home Sacrament Meeting Printable

Sometimes, you need to hold Church at home. This exclusive program sheet will help your family find joy in meeting together at home on Sundays. It features a small program to help you work together in your gospel study. This is a printable 8.5 x 11 sheet that is emailed to you upon purchase. But, the best part? This printable is free so it won’t cost you a thing. Get it here.

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Aleah is a graduate of Southern Virginia University, where she studied English, Creative Writing, and Dance. She now works full time as a marketing and product manager, writer, and editor. Aleah served a mission in California and is loves organic milk, Lang Leav poetry, Gaynor Minden pointe shoes, and Bollywood movies.
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