It’s Friday night and you’re looking forward to general conference, wondering about announcements that will be made and prayers that will be answered. And you want to help your loved ones feel excited too. So what can you do?
Virtual Family Friday might be just what you are looking for to help you and your family start general conference weekend off right. Family Friday will include your favorite authors and artists—plus a virtual cooking lesson with Tara Teaspoon! There will also be temple and conference trivia and the chance to enter to win new Deseret Book products. You won’t want to miss it! RSVP to the event on Facebook or find more information at deseretbook.squarespace.com.
Friday night is also the perfect time to sign up for the LDS Living newsletter so you will get all the notifications of conference announcements and updates right in your inbox. It is our goal to keep you informed throughout the weekend!
When Saturday morning comes around and the messages have begun, you may want to record promptings from the Spirit about questions you are pondering right now. Recording and preserving your spiritual promptings is a great way to move forward with faith. As Elder Richard G. Scott has testified, “I believe that you can leave the most precious, personal direction of the Spirit unheard because you do not respond to, record, and apply the first promptings that come to you.”
Maybe you are the type of person who loves processing each talk long after it has been given and writing your impressions by hand. In that case, you might be interested in preordering your own October 2020 general conference wide-margin journal edition. With extra-wide lined margins, this journal edition will contain the full text from each talk with plenty of room for you to keep an enduring record of your spiritual impressions.
Perhaps you love taking notes digitally. You may not be aware of all the useful features in the Gospel Library, such as conference notes study pages and study plans. Check out this article from LDS Living to learn seven things you may not know you can do with the Gospel Library app.
While you may love taking notes during general conference, maybe others in your family prefer to do something else. The free Family Prep Packet from Deseret Book has activities like conference bingo and coloring pages to keep everyone happy during the sessions. The packet also includes ideas for your family before and after general conference. It can be downloaded in full-color, and a printer-friendly version is also available in black and white.
The window between sessions is long enough to do something fun with your family, but short enough that you probably can’t do something too involved. Maybe you and your family would enjoy reading and pondering about The Restoration of the Fulness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ: A Bicentennial Proclamation to the World.
Elder Ronald A. Rasband shared nine truths we can find in the new proclamation in a Facebook post a few months ago. Perhaps you and your family would enjoy discussing each of these truths and what they mean for you personally.
If you are looking to dig even deeper and study the new proclamation more extensively, our free daily study guide may also be helpful. The study guide contains relevant scriptures, resources, and activities related to each paragraph of the proclamation.
Whatever you decide to do between now and Sunday night of general conference weekend, it is our hope that you and your loved ones find ways to make it a fun and spiritual experience.