2016 Spring General Conference Printables
There were a lot of changes last fall, so I updated most of my conference printables to reflect the addition of three new apostles.
First up, the labels for conference. These are some of my favorites: meant to be printed on Avery 5160 address labels (1 x 2 5/8 inches), they add a little bit of fun to General Conference note taking. They are super flexible and could be used for all ages. One sheet has general leaders and a second sheet has pictures of topics that are likely to be covered during conference. The idea is that you could affix a label at the top of your page and then take notes below. A few years ago I printed copies of these labels for my Primary class and sent them home along with a small notebook and pencils.General Topics for 2016, PDF, Avery 5160 address label size General Leaders for 2016, PDF, Avery 5160 address label size
If, for some reason, you’re having trouble with the PDF’s above, I re-saved them as lighter files below. I think the resolution looks fine, check them out.General Topics for 2016, PDF, LITE, Avery 5160 address labels
General Leaders for 2016, PDF, LITE, Avery 5160 address labels
Next is a one page conference coloring page. There are lots of conference “packets” out there, but if you’re making copies for a whole Primary with 100 kids, copies get expensive quickly! This printable is just two pages, meant to be copied front to back and folded in half. It’s very simple but provides some opportunities to color and doodle.Conference Coloring Page, PDF, Spring 2016, page 1 Conference Coloring Page, PDF, Spring 2016, page 2, interior
I also have a couple of note taking sheets intended for the Women’s General Meeting and the Priesthood Meeting. Both of these meetings are held on Saturday nights and my experience has been that I am often responsible for younger friends attending these meetings with me! Which means I like to bring something to help them direct their attention to the speakers and topics addressed, like a simple page to take notes. There are two available, both intended to be photocopied front to back and then folded in half hot dog style (long).Note pages for Women’s General Meeting, two page PDF Note pages for Priesthood Meeting, two page PDF
I was searching for different quotes for the Women’s Meeting notes pages but I ended up being happy with the ones I already used. However, I found the following quotes related to covenants that I really liked. Just for you!
Sisters, strengthen yourselves by seeking the source of true strength—the Savior. Come unto him. He loves you. He desires your happiness and exults in your desires for righteousness. Make him your strength, your daily companion, your rod and your staff. Let him comfort you. There is no burden we need bear alone. His grace compensates for our deficiencies. Your strength will strengthen others— your children, your husband, your friends, and your sisters in the gospel. That strength will flow back from them to you when you need it.
Chieko N. Okazaki, Strength in the Savior, Ensign, Nov. 1993
Covenants can keep us and those we love spiritually safe and spiritually prepared by putting first things first. For instance, when it comes to families, we cannot afford indifference and distraction.
Bonnie D. Parkin, Oct 2002
What a different world and Church this would be if every Latter-day Saint sister excelled at making, renewing, and keeping covenants; if every sister qualified for a temple recommend and worshipped more often in temples; if every sister studied the scriptures and doctrines of Christ and knew them so well that she could teach and defend those doctrines at any time or place. Think of our combined strength if every sister…prayed unceasingly as the Lord has commanded. If every family had family prayer daily and had a family home evening once a week, we would be stronger. If every sister was self-reliant enough to be able to give freely of her knowledge, talents, and resources and if every sister’s discipleship was reflected by what she said and what she wore, we would be immovable in that which is correct.
Julie B. Beck, What Latter-day Saint Women Do Best: Stand Strong and Immovable, Ensign, Nov 2007
Sisters, prepare yourselves and your families to receive the blessings of the covenant. We do this by keeping the commandments, by seeking the constant companionship of the Holy Ghost, and by transforming our beliefs into action.
Barbara W. Winder, Striving Together: Transforming Our Beliefs into Action, Ensign, Nov 1984