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Mother’s Day FHE Lesson – The Most Important Job

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FHE Scripture


Alma 56:47-48

47 – Now they never had fought, yet they did not fear death; and they did think more upon the liberty of their fathers than they did upon their lives; yea, they had been taught by their mothers, that if they did not doubt, God would deliver them.

48 – And they rehearsed unto me the words of their mothers, saying: We do not doubt our mothers knew it.

Gentle words I hear you say.
Your kind hands help me each day.
You’re my mother kind and true;
Dearest mother, I love you.

Home Can Be a Heaven On Earth

1. Home can be a heav’n on earth
When we are filled with love,
Bringing happiness and joy,
Rich blessings from above—
Warmth and kindness, charity,
Safety and security—
Making home a part of heaven,
Where we want to be.

2. Drawing fam’ly near each week,
We’ll keep love burning bright.
Serving Him with cheerful hearts,
We’ll grow in truth and light.
Parents teach and lead the way,
Children honor and obey,
Reaching for our home in heaven,
Where we want to stay.

3. Praying daily in our home,
We’ll feel His love divine;
Searching scriptures faithfully,
We’ll nourish heart and mind.
Singing hymns of thanks, we’ll say,
“Father, help us find the way
Leading to our home in heaven,
Where we long to stay.”

FHE Lesson


*For Younger Children* Tell a story of your own Mother. Read “The Most Important Job” (The Friend, May 201). Discuss things each family member has learned from their mother. Testify of the sacred role that mothers have.

Tell a story of your own Mother.

Tell a favorite story about your own Mother or Mother-In-Law. Consider including important things that you have learned from her, as well as entertaining stories that your children would enjoy.

Read the following poem from The Friend, May 2010

The Most Important Job

I’m thankful for my mother’s hands, which help me every day.
With her hands she shows me how to work and how to play.
It seems that when I need some help, her hands are always there
To tie my shoes, or make my lunch, or comb my messy hair.
Her hands know how to fix my bike and how to make my bed,
And how to find a scripture verse to ease my worried head.

I want my hands, like Mother’s, to serve others every day.
I want my hands to know, like hers, how to work and play.
I know that when she needs some help, my hands can help her too.
Because she’s taught me well, they know exactly what to do.
I’ll thank my mother for her hands and hug her really tight
And promise her to use my hands to always do what’s right.

Make a list of things that each family member has learned from their mother. Discuss how we can take those things learned and use them to serve others.

Testify of the sacred role that mothers have.

*For Teenagers or Adults*  Tell a story of your own Mother. Read excerpts from “Mother Told Me”.  Watch the Mother’s Day Mormon Messages video. Testify of the sacred role that mothers have.

Tell a story of your own Mother.

Tell a favorite story about your own Mother or Mother-In-Law. Consider including important things that you have learned from her, as well as entertaining stories that your children would enjoy.

Read the following excerpts from the talk “Mother Told Me” given by Elder Bradley D. Foster

As President James E. Faust said: “There is no greater good in all the world than motherhood. The influence of a mother in the lives of her children is beyond calculation” (“Fathers, Mothers, Marriage,” Liahona and Ensign, Aug. 2004, 3).

Perhaps the reason we respond so universally to our mothers’ love is because it typifies the love of our Savior. As President Joseph F. Smith said, “The love of a true mother comes nearer [to] being like the love of God than any other kind of love” (“The Love of Mother,” Improvement Era, Jan. 1910, 278).

As in all things, the Savior set the perfect example in the love He showed for His earthly mother. In the final, most pivotal moment of His mortal life—after the anguish of Gethsemane, the mock trial, the crown of thorns, the heavy cross to which He was brutally nailed—Jesus looked down from the cross and saw His mother, Mary, who had come to be with her Son. His final act of love before He died was to ensure that His mother would be cared for, saying to His disciple, “Behold thy mother!” And from that point on the disciple took her unto his home. As the scriptures say, then Jesus knew that “all things were now accomplished,” and He bowed His head and died (see John 19:27–28, 30).

Discuss the important lessons we can each learn from our mothers and how these lessons can teach us to serve others.

Watch the following Mormon Messages Video, which highlights youth expressing their love for their mothers.

Testify of the sacred role that mothers have.

FHE Treat


Berry Cheesecake Parfaits or Soft and Easy Lemon Cake

Berry Cheesecake Parfaits


1pkg. (8 oz.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
1-1/2cups cold milk
1pkg. (3.4 oz.) JELL-O Vanilla Flavor Instant Pudding
1-1/2cups thawed COOL WHIP Whipped Topping, divided
24NILLA Wafers, coarsely chopped
1-1/2cups mixed blueberries and sliced fresh strawberries


BEAT cream cheese in medium bowl with mixer until creamy. Gradually beat in milk. Add dry pudding mix; mix well. Whisk in 1 cup COOL WHIP.

LAYER half each of the wafers, berries and pudding mixture in 8 parfait glasses. Repeat layers.

TOP with remaining COOL WHIP.

Easy Lemon Cake


1pkg. (2-layer size) lemon cake mix
2pkg. (3.4 oz. each) JELL-O Lemon Flavor Instant Pudding
1-1/2cups cold milk
1tub (8 oz.) COOL WHIP Whipped Topping, thawed


PREPARE cake batter and bake as directed on package for 2 (8- or 9-inch) round cake layers. Cool in pans 10 min. Remove to wire racks; cool completely.

BEAT pudding mixes and milk with whisk 2 min. Immediately spread over tops of cakes.

STACK cake layers. Frost with COOL WHIP.

(Recipes taken from


FHE Game / Activity



1- Make Mother’s Day cards and write notes to your mother or another special mother figure in your life.

2- Play “Mother May I?”

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Aleah Ingram
Aleah Ingram
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 loves baking, Lang Leav poetry, Gaynor Minden pointe shoes, and Bollywood movies.


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