As part of its Sabbath Day initiative, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is inviting all members to participate in sharing their sabbath activities on social media.
The theme of the media push is “#HisDay is for the most important things.”
Guidance for participating in this social media event is presented at churchofjesuschrist.org/sabbath-day. Here are some suggestions:
Snap a Photo—Capture an uplifting moment, a weekly tradition, the people and places you appreciate on the Sabbath.
Share a Bright Idea—Got a great idea for a Sabbath activity? A suggestion for how to prepare for Sunday? Tell us.
Tell a Story—Blog about an experience. Write an essay. Tweet a thought. Share your memorable moments and lessons learned.
Hit Record—Record a favorite song or write your own. Capture a moment on video. Get creative and use your special talents.
Get Social—Post on social media with #HisDay
The Church will highlight and share some of the best contributions. Use the hashtag #HisDay during this initiative.
The website has many suggestions of activities appropriate for the Sabbath, many suggested by members. Document your sabbath activities and share them.
- Have family scripture study.
- Study Preach My Gospel, and role-play missionary conversations.
- Read a general conference talk, and lead a discussion about it at dinner.
- Plan a family service project.
- Have a story swap where, each member of the family shares a story from Church history.
- Memorize “The Living Christ,” and recite it as a family.
- Identify all the temples on a world map using pins or markers.
- Create a YouTube video on the importance of families.
- Invite a family in the ward you would like to know better to your home for a family fireside.
- Prepare family names for the temple.
- Have each member of the family take turns reporting on a General Authority, prophet, bishop, or other Church leader.
- Research a gospel question or word using only the scriptures.
- Secretly decorate someone’s front door with love notes.
- Study your patriarchal blessing.
- Create a family letter, and email it to extended family members.
- Answer one personal history question each week for one year.
- Learn the 12 principles and habits of self-reliance.
- Create a general conference quote jar.
- Listen to music or a podcast on the Mormon Channel.
- Create a food storage plan.
- Find a month’s worth of inspiring quotes and text them to friends and family every day for 30 days.
- Set goals for developing the Christlike attributes you want to manifest.
- Record your testimony, and share it with three people.