Monday, November 3, 2014

Monday's Matter: FHE Election (Eve) Bash

At our home, and millions of others around the globe, Monday nights are reserved for family.  A Family Home Evening (FHE) lesson, activity and treats are usually shared and enjoyed helping bring a little extra fun to the start of the week.



Opening Song: America the Beautiful

Prayer: (you should call on who ever has the most patriotic colors on)

DISCUSSION...um I mean PARTY! :  (maybe tack up some red, white and blue streamers and grab a few balloons?)

This Monday is an extra special day because it is the day before Election Day!  Time to get out those Official Voter Information Guides that you received weeks ago and have been sitting on your kitchen table or you can go to this link for the 2014 CA guide http://www.voterguide.sos.ca.gov/, you know just in case you tossed lost yours.

That's right.  I am suggesting you review your voter guides for FHE tonight.  Sit with your families and discuss the issues, discuss why you are for or against them and let each decide how they will (or would) be voting for them in tomorrow's election.

Don't think it is important? Well I implore you to THINK AGAIN.  Being an informed citizen is part of our duty and it is our privilege.  A privilege many before us died for.



Looking for some inspiration?  Take a look at this amazing website FOUNDING FATHER QUOTES


"In the midst of these pleasing ideas we should be unfaithful to ourselves if we should ever lose sight
 of the danger to our liberties if anything partial or extraneous should infect the purity of our free,
fair, virtuous, and independent elections."  John Adams, Inaguiral Address March 4, 1797  
"Let each citizen remember at the moment he is offering his vote that he is not making a present or a compliment to please an individual – or at least that he ought not so to do; but that he is executing one of the most solemn trusts in human society for which he is accountable to God and his country."
Samuel Adams [The Boston Gazette on April 16, 1781.]

ACTIVITY:
Patriotic Word Search with a prize for completion or for fastest time,  Get it HERE
Treat Ideas:
Something red white and blue...like strawberries, blueberries and whipped cream!
{FHE Doesn't Have to be Perfect, It Just Has to BE!}

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