With General Conference was almost a month ago, now is a great time to review what we were taught. There were many different subjects covered and great talks by all who spoke. Check out this great family home evening lesson on general conference! Scripture: D&C 1:11 Hymn: The Prophet Said to Plant a Garden or How Firm a Foundation Lesson: General Conference Treat: M&M Bark or Rolo Cake Mix Bars Activity: Follow the Leader, Obstacle Course, I Went to General Conference... •View entire lesson...

General Conference

FHE Scripture


D&C 1:11

11 Wherefore the voice of the Lord is unto the ends of the earth, that all that will hear may hear:

FHE Lesson Hymn


  The Prophet Said to Plant a Garden – Primary Songbook #237 or How Firm a Foundation – Hymn #85

The Prophet Said to Plant a Garden

1. The prophet said to plant a garden, so that’s what we’ll do.
For God has given rich brown soil, the rain and sunshine too.
And if we plant the seeds just right and tend them carefully,
Before we know, good things will grow to feed our family.

2. We’ll plant the seeds to fill our needs, then plant a few to spare,
And show we love our neighbors with the harvest that we share.
Oh, won’t you plant a garden, too, and share the many joys
A garden brings in health and love to happy girls and boys!

How Firm a Foundation

1. How firm a foundation, ye Saints of the Lord,
Is laid for your faith in his excellent word!
What more can he say than to you he hath said,
Who unto the Savior, who unto the Savior,
Who unto the Savior for refuge have fled?

2. In ev’ry condition—in sickness, in health,
In poverty’s vale or abounding in wealth,
At home or abroad, on the land or the sea—
As thy days may demand, as thy days may demand,
As thy days may demand, so thy succor shall be.

3. Fear not, I am with thee; oh, be not dismayed,
For I am thy God and will still give thee aid.
I’ll strengthen thee, help thee, and cause thee to stand,
Upheld by my righteous, upheld by my righteous,
Upheld by my righteous, omnipotent hand.

4. When through the deep waters I call thee to go,
The rivers of sorrow shall not thee o’erflow,
For I will be with thee, thy troubles to bless,
And sanctify to thee, and sanctify to thee,
And sanctify to thee thy deepest distress.

5. When through fiery trials thy pathway shall lie,
My grace, all sufficient, shall be thy supply.
The flame shall not hurt thee; I only design
Thy dross to consume, thy dross to consume,
Thy dross to consume and thy gold to refine.

6. E’en down to old age, all my people shall prove
My sov’reign, eternal, unchangeable love;
And then, when gray hair shall their temples adorn,
Like lambs shall they still, like lambs shall they still,
Like lambs shall they still in my bosom be borne.

7. The soul that on Jesus hath leaned for repose
I will not, I cannot, desert to his foes;
That soul, though all hell should endeavor to shake,
I’ll never, no never, I’ll never, no never,
I’ll never, no never, no never forsake!

FHE Lesson


*For All Family Members* Watch the following video on Highlights from the October 2012 General Conference.  Testify of the importance of applying the things we learn from General Conference.

Testify of the importance of applying the things we learn from General Conference.

*For Younger Children* Discuss the following questions as a familyTestify of the importance of applying the things we learn from General Conference.

-What is General Conference?

-Who talks at General Conference?

-What do they talk about?

-How do/did you feel when we watch/watched General Conference?

-Did the prophet talk?

Discuss some of the topics that were discussed during General Conference.

Testify of the importance of applying the things we learn from General Conference.

*For Teenagers or Adults*  Watch the following video on Highlights from the October 2012 General Conference. Recall conference talks that stood out to you. Testify of the importance of applying the things we learn from General Conference.

Set goals on how you would like to improve over the next 6 months.

Testify of the importance of applying the things we learn from General Conference.

FHE Treat


M&M Bark or Rolo Cake Mix Bars

M&M Bark


pretzel sticks to just cover the bottom of an 8 X 8 pan
30 or so caramels
1 Tbsp cream (or whole milk)
1 1/4 cup chocolate chips
1 – 2 cups mini M&M’s


1. Line an 8 X 8 inch pan with parchment paper. Spray lightly with cooking spray.

2. Spread out a layer of pretzel sticks, enough to cover the bottom of the prepared pan.
3. In a small, microwave safe bowl, stir caramels with the cream and heat, in 15 – 20 second intervals in the microwave, stirring until smooth.
4. Carefully spread the caramel on top of the pretzels.
5. In a small, microwave safe bowl, heat chocolate chips in microwave, stirring after every 10 – 15 seconds or so until smooth. (Be careful not to overheat or chocolate will seize.)
6- Spread over caramel layer.
7- Sprinkle with mini M&M’s and lightly press into chocolate.
8- Chill in fridge until solid, about an hour or two.
9- You can either cut it with a knife dipped in hot water OR simply break up with your hands.  (Taken from Joe and Sue)

 Rolos Cake Mix Bars


1 box (18.25 oz) yellow, vanilla or white cake mix, dry
5 oz evaporated milk
1/4 cup butter, melted
40 Rolo Candies, unwrapped and cut in half

1. Preheat oven to 350°

2. Spray a 9×13 pan with cooking spray.
3. With your mixer, beat cake mix, evaporated milk and butter until combined. Mixture will be thick and sticky.
4. Divide batter in half and press 1 half into the bottom of the pan.
5. Bake until just set, approximately 8-9 minutes.
6. Remove base from oven and place Rolo candies, caramel-side down on top.
7. Drop remaining batter on top of Rolos in teaspoon sized amounts.
8. Bake for 20-24 minutes longer until top begins to golden.
9. Cool completely before cutting into squares. (Taken from Cookies & Cups)

FHE Game / Activity


1- Play Follow the Leader.

2- Set up & go through an obstacle course.

3- Play the “I’m going on a picnic game...” but use this phrase instead: “I went to General Conference & I brought….”

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