The whole point of Family Home Evening is to teach you about the gospel, bring you closer to the spirit and to bring your family closer together. All these can be accomplished even in a Single’s Ward setting. For in a Single’s Ward where often the members are living away from their families, the ward becomes, in essence, their second family. In these cases it is just as important to have this Monday night ritual of gathering together, to learn more about the gospel, come closer to the Spirit of God, and come closer as brothers and sisters in the ward.
This last Sunday I attended a meeting with my fellow Family Home Evening Committee members. It is our calling to plan and prepare the singles ward family home evenings for those singles that are living away from home. In such cases, the ward becomes the family, and so the need and blessings of having this weekly gathering still apply.
Right now my calling in my Singles Ward is to be a member of the Family Home Evening committee. This means that I help plan our weekly F.H.E., for the singles adults, who would not have the opportunity to attend in with their family or roommates. Normally, our Family Home Evenings consist of a lesson, an activity, socializing, and a treat. Our numbers fluctuate every week, (we could have anywhere from five to 45 singles) so our actives have to be flexible.
It was so much fun playing that trivia game in preparation of General Conference last Monday night in the Single Ward’s Family Home Evening (FHE). Even more, I found that just knowing more about these men, caused me to listen more intently to their words at Conference time. For though I know that what I heard was merely God’s word spoken by the mouth of His chosen servants, I know that everything these men said, they not only believe, but they also live.
About 93 years ago, the First Presidency of the Church, had a growing concern about the degeneration of families across the world. So, in a formal letter to the church, they instituted Family Home Evenings (FHE)