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"If you want to give a light to others, you have to glow yourself."  President Thomas S. Monson 

 

A notice dated August 1, 2011, announced the 2012 Mutual theme: “Arise and shine forth, that thy light may be a standard for the nations” (Doctrine and Covenants 115:5).

Leaders are encouraged to use the theme as a focus of “special cultural events and other dance, music, and drama activities.” Leaders may also introduce the theme with a new DVD, Strength of Youth Media 2012: Arise and Shine Forth, which will be sent to units in November 2011. Additional resource material in support of the theme will be available in the New Era and Liahona magazines and on LDS.org at the beginning of 2012.

This video is from the DVD "Arise and Shine Forth" DVD Presentations for 2012 - available for purchase on www.jennyphillips.com

 


The church has some downloadable resources for this year's theme.  Scroll down to the bottom of THIS page and you'll see logos, posters and T-shirt ideas.


ACTIVITIES THAT GO ALONG WITH THIS THEME:

Arise and Shine {Sparkle}
Arise and Shine Forth: Take the challenge by Anabelle Chacon
Life...Design...and the Pursuit of Happiness

ARTICLES FROM CHURCH MAGAZINES:

Arise and Shine Forth

BINDER COVERS:

Darcy Patterson Photography
Little Miss Suzy Q

BIRTHDAY IDEAS:

What are your YW birthday gift ideas for 2012?

BOOKMARKS:

Bug a Boo Corner
Darcy Patterson Photography
Liberty's Layouts

BULLETIN BOARD IDEAS:

Pinlight from Burlap & Denim

CAMP (see Girl's Camp)

CANDY BAR WRAPPERS:


Arise and Shine wrappers for Butterfinger bars

CELL PHONE WALLPAPER:

Arise and Shine Wallpaper by Sarah Kang

CHAPSTICK LABELS:

Express Yourself

GIRLS CAMP IDEAS:

The light of the body by Rachael Cochran

HANDOUTS/PRINTABLES:

2012 Mutual Theme Handouts and Printables
Handout idea by Vanessa - cute!
The light of the body by Rachael Cochran

INVITATIONS:

Shine Forth

INTRODUCING THE THEME:

Arise and Shine Forth: Take the Challenge by Anabelle Chacon
Arise and Shine Lesson Outline and Printable
"We are getting the youth up early and meeting at the church at 5:45 AM!  They are to be bundled up in heavy coats, hats, gloves, etc.  While it's still dark, we will drive to a close by "hill".  We will "hike" up to the top, each youth carrying a camping chair, hot chocolate, and flashlight.  Now, one person can't carry all that very easily... so we will let them figure out how to cooperate and get there stuff up to the top.  Once there, we will watch the sun rise and listen to a speaker introducing our new theme "Arise and Shine Forth".  We will enjoy the spirit, along with our hot chocolate and donuts.  (Idea by Catherine Taylor / ga12272011)
We introducted the theme at last night's activity.  We did cupcakes with a single candle in them. We were going to have a small string around the candle with the theme "arise and shine" but the gal who did it decided to make bookmarks instead! They turned out really cute. For the activity, we had all the lights off in the hallway and rooms. In the room we had 6 or seven battery candles glowing and church music playing softly in the background. When the youth arrived we had the YW leaders with flashlights take one or two youth at a time and seat them in the dark room. When it was time to start we had one of the youth holding a candle welcome everyone and ask for an opening prayer then that same youth talked about the theme and then invited everyone to stand up and recite it with her, at that point one of the leaders shone their flash light on the poster board she had made up and everyone recited it. Then we watched 3 of the short "Arise and Shine" movies that we downloaded from the church's website. Then another youth stood up and read a quote...I don't have it but it was something like how our Savior will always be the true source of light in our lives...and then all the leaders shone their flash light on the picture of the Savior...she bore her testimony then sat down. Then another gal talked about how there are times where we are in dark situations and tonight we learned how the Savior will be our light, but there are more simpler times like in a dark movie theater, how there is always lights along the aisle showing the path, front porch light helps guide us home, the street lights, a camp fire, light house...etc. She then told them we were going to ask them to play volleyball in the dark using only glow sticks and a glowing beach ball. (Credit Unknown / Idea shared on LDS Young Women Yahoo Group)

LESSON HELPS:


2012 Resource Guide
Arise and Shine Lesson Outline and Printable
Lesson Schedule from Somewhat Simple
Manual 1 Lesson Helps

LESSON SCHEDULES:

2012 YW Lesson Schedule by Sister Bates
2012 YW Manual 1 Lesson Schedule by Melanie Day

LOGO:

Arise and Shine Logo
Arise and Shine Logos by Michael Priddis
Arise and Shine Forth Logo by Michelle Pohlman
Levantaos y brillad by Jessica Garcia (SPANISH)
Neisha's 2012 Mutual Logos

MORMONADS:

Shine Forth

NEW BEGINNINGS IDEAS (specific to this year's theme):

Arise and Shine Forth by Alicia Hill
For our New Beginnings presentation we are doing a Arise and Shine Forth and the Tree of Life Combo. The lights will be off, except for some battery operated lanterns on the table. The girls will get up from theirtable, carrying a lantern from the table, and walk down a straight and narrow path, stop at a microphone and state a value and its scripture then share a brief personal testimony on how that value has helped them to Arise and Shine Forth, then carry their lantern to a tree. As each girl brings their light and hangs it on the tree the audience will begin to see the tree. We are using white light, like the white fruit from the tree. Then they are singing a song. (Idea by April Stout / LDS YW Yahoo Group)
Game Night
Leap into Personal Progress
Lollly Jane
New Beginnings Idea
Rainbow Themed New Beginnings
Soulvivor New Beginnings
Tangled by Michelle
We are using the theme from Tangled and using the"light" analogy. We bought paper lanterns and will have them choose a righteous desire and then we will all light our paper lanterns and set them free. (Idea by Kelli Lindsey)

OTHER:

Build in Holy Places - Inspired by the 2013 Youth Theme this family has journed to build the temples of the world, brick by (Lego) brick.

PRINTABLES / HANDOUTS:

2012 Mutual Theme Handouts and Printables

PRODUCTS FOR PURCHASE:

A Plus Engraving
 Arise and Shine Card - Jack and Jill of *many* trades
Bottlecap pendants and zipper pulls
Kelly Annie - bracelets, pendants and handstamped jewelrey with 2012 theme
Real Hero Posters
The Copper Pearl
YW Theme Necklace from Charmcicles

PROGRAMS:

Keepers of the Flame

REFRESHMENT IDEAS:

A light dessert
Sunshine Cupcakes

RESOURCE GUIDE:

2012 Resource Guide

SPANISH:

Levantaos y brillad by Jessica Garcia (SPANISH)

WEBSITES WITH 2012 MUTUAL THEME IDEAS:

Mormon Share
The Idea Door

YOUNG WOMEN IN EXCELLENCE:

Vote for excellence by Anna Zenk

YOUTH CONFERENCE IDEAS:

2012 Youth Conferences at Temple Square






 
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