CFM – February

I’m loving New Testament Come Follow Me so far this year, and I’m really hopeful for how much our kids’ testimonies will grow throughout the year. I hope they will have a greater understanding of how loved they are by Him.

Week 5: January 30 – February 5

Week 6: February 6-12

Week 7: February 13-19

Week 8: February 20-26

Here’s to another great month of doing the best we can!

xo,
Jenny

Come Follow Me – January

SO excited to start New Testament this year! I can’t believe we’re back where it all started but so excited to do New Testament again having learned so much in the last 4 years we’ve been doing this!

Don’t forget, ANYTHING you do for Come Follow Me, or FHE, is enough. Keep trying, keep moving forward, keeping putting forth effort and you’ll be blessed for doing the best you can!

xo,
Jenny

Come Follow Me – December

CFM manual, scriptures and journals are all that are needed this month. I don’t specify where to journal this month but plan on having the kids continuing to have journals with them as we do lessons so they can write down any impressions they have.

Week 49: Nov 28 – Dec 4

Week 50: Dec 5 – Dec 11

Week 51: Dec 12 – Dec 18

Week 52: Dec 19 – Dec 25

We have had such a great year studying the Old Testament. I’m so grateful for Come Follow Me and the depth it adds to these well known stories giving us a better understanding of how they lived, how they learned, and what we can learn from them.

I’m SO excited to get back to the New Testament and studying about Christ’s time and mission here. How much we have learned and grown the last 4 years since we first started Come Follow Me! Can’t wait to be back at the beginning gaining an even deeper love and knowledge of the life of our Savior.

xo,
Jenny

Come Follow Me – November

WEEK 45: October 31-November 6

HERE is the Veggie Tales – Daniel and the Lion’s Den we’ll watch on Sunday

WEEK 46: November 7-13

WEEK 47: November 14-20

For the FHE lesson:

WEEK 48: November 21-27

Happy teaching! Remember, God’s work is often the most challenging BUT the most rewarding in the end. Getting through a quick lesson may feel hard and at times impossible, but the blessings will come and they will make it SO worth all the struggle!

xo,
Jenny

Come Follow Me lessons – September

As always the items for the week that are needed are: CFM manual (or Gospel Library app), Old Testament and journals (highly recommended). The Beginner’s Bible is also highly recommended but by no means mandatory to do these lessons. We also have the Don’t Miss It: Old Testament Posters which we introduce each Monday and then review on Sundays which the word often coming up in our discussions throughout the week but this also is not a mandatory item to have.

I always recommend that you read through each lesson at the beginning of each week to see about any preparation that is needed for that week. There rarely is much to do but occasionally there is a little work to be done. This month I start assigning some of the older kids certain assignments such as reading through a talk prior to that day’s lesson and ask them to be prepared to share a summary of the talk and their thoughts on it with us. So keep an eye out for those opportunities if you so choose.

Week 37

HERE is the talk mentioned in Wednesday’s lesson.

Week 38

Week 39

Week 40

HERE is the video, My Kingdom is Not of This World mentioned as a part of the FHE lesson for this week. I plan on telling this kids on Monday of this week that later this week we’ll be sharing our favorite song about Christ if they would like to take some time this week to listen to some songs of Christ and be ready to share.

Hope everyone has a great week full of laughter, accomplishments, learning and some PEACE ๐Ÿ™‚

xo,
Jenny

Come Follow Me – July

As always the items needed are the Come Follow Me – Old Testament manual and your scriptures; journals are used frequently in our house as well but not mandatory.

The Beginner’s Bible is another highly recommended tool which helps us get a great summary quickly for kids with short attention spans.

Week 28 – July 4-10

Week 29 – July 11-17

This is the video I refer to for FHE this week.

Week 30 – July 18-24

Here are the two videos I refer to on Wednesday of this week: God’s Story: Nehemiah and Nehemiah Rebuilds Jerusalem’s Wall

During FHE for this week I do have for us to read through My First Book of Temples that I got from Desert Book way back in the day but any additional reading or looking at pictures would work great or skip altogether.

Week 31 – July 25-31

Here is the video we’ll watch for FHE: For Such a Time as This

xo,
Jenny

CFM – June

Lessons are every other day during the summer in our household.

As always the only mandatory items are the Old Testament and the CFM manual whether that be a hard copy or on the Gospel Library app (recommended method), however, journals are highly recommended.

Although not mandatory The Beginner’s Bible is also highly recommended as we use it frequently and have found it to be an amazing resource to get to the point quickly and clearly. Fantastic for families with littles as well as families short on time.

Although we do not have Walking with Women of the Old Testament on the plans for any week this month, I do plan on reading through Ruth, Naomi, and Hannah with the kids throughout the month. Often time we spend some time on Sundays diving deeper into their stories/history.

Week 24

Week 25

Week 26

Week 27

One more month of summer schedule after this and then we’re back to full schedule starting August. Enjoy your summer!

xo,
Jenny

Come Follow Me – May

This month starts off the same as usual but the last week of the month you will notice we change it quite a bit. We begin our summer schedule that week and as much as I should maybe try to do CFM still everyday I also really don’t feel bad that we don’t. ๐Ÿ™‚

As always the weekly items we use are our Old Testament, the Come Follow Me (CFM) manual, and our journals. Although I have the manual pictures above we don’t use it often, we use the Gospel Library app because it’s so much easier to access the links to scripture, videos and more. Not pictured is the Don’t Miss It Word of the Week posters that we use. We introduce the word every Monday and review every Sunday as well as discuss throughout the week when we notice something that helps us better understand why that word must have been chosen.

We also frequently use The Beginner’s Bible. We occasionally use Walking with the Women of the Old Testament in our CFM lessons but more times than not we use that book for additional reading on Sundays outside of CFM. The Color Your Way Through the Old Testament is a book our youngest uses to keep herself busy while we do the lessons (sometimes our youngest 2) but we never have it incorporated into the lessons.

First week of May: WEEK 19

A pretty straight forward week with minimum amount of prep work needed.

2nd week of May: WEEK 20

We do use some of the “extra materials” this week with The Beginner’s Bible and Walking with the Women of the Old Testament both being used for lessons. There also is the potential of some prep work needing to be put into the FHE lesson depending on what you choose to use.

HERE is the link for the video mentioned for Thursday’s lesson.

3rd week of May: WEEK 21

FHE will take a little prep with cutting out some hearts for the lesson but that is it. I labeled mine already for the sake of showing an example but I personally will not label the others and let the kids do them as they choose. Sunday may take a little prep work, or at least thinking/planning in advance, depending on what nice thing you want to do for your family. Day to day CFM lessons take no prep work.

4th week of May: WEEK 22

There is another “Thoughts to Keep in Mind…” at the beginning of this weeks CFM section that you may want to read through and highlight parts you want to share with your family throughout the week. Other than that, I’m going to say no prep work for this week unless you want to put together a way for your family to memorize a scripture in advance. I plan on the kids coming up with their own way of memorizing and doing the work themselves but it’s up to you. We do use The Beginner’s Bible throughout the week again but it is not mandatory. It is a great option if you have little kids though or even just short time frames to do these lessons in; they really do a great job getting to the moral of the story and keeping it short and sweet.

5th week of May: WEEK 23

This is the beginning of our summer schedule so we’ll only be doing CFM every other day and even then I keep them extra short…lots of reading from The Beginner’s Bible I want to make sure we don’t just give up on CFM for 2 months but I also want to be realistic with what we can get done with our summer schedule. No prep work needed this week.

May you enjoy your CFM experience with your family and remember they are getting SOMETHING out of it, even if it doesn’t always feel like it in the moment! Hang in there and don’t give up, it’s more important now than ever to make sure we’re giving our kids all the tools possible to stay strong in their faith. You’ve got this, parents!

xo,
Jenny