#HisDay — Share What You Do with the Sabbath


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:

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Snap a Photo—Capture an uplifting moment, a weekly tradition, the people and places you appreciate on the Sabbath.


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Share a Bright Idea—Got a great idea for a Sabbath activity? A suggestion for how to prepare for Sunday? Tell us.


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Tell a Story—Blog about an experience. Write an essay. Tweet a thought. Share your memorable moments and lessons learned.


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Hit Record—Record a favorite song or write your own. Capture a moment on video. Get creative and use your special talents.


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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.

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Family Activities

  • 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.

Individual Activities

  • 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.
How will you participate in the #HisDay Sabbath initiative?

Gale Boyd is the managing editor for ThirdHour.org. She is a Jewish convert to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and has lived all over the world. She has raised 6 Third Culture Kids and is always homesick for somewhere.