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Welcome to Primary!

publication date: Oct 25, 2014
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author/source: Debra Woods

Welcome to Primary!

Primary is the children's auxiliary of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  Primary is for children 18 months old through 11 years old.  Primary consists of age appropriate Sunday classes, Sunday Sharing Time, and weekday activities for children 8-11.

Classes 

  • Nursery - age 18 months - 3 years - 1 hour and 50 minutes.  Uses Behold! Your Little Ones manual
  • Sunbeams - age 3 - 50 minutes - uses Primary 1 manual
  • CTR 4, 5, 6 and 7 - 50 minutes - uses Primary 2 & 3 manuals on alternating years
  • Valiant 8, 9, 10 and 11 - 50 minutes - uses Primary 4, 5, 6 and 7 manuals on a rotating basis

Sharing Time

  • multiple classes come together for worship and instruction
  • includes theme based activities
  • includes singing time

Opening/Closing Exercises

  • Greeting
  • Welcome visitors
  • Announcements
  • Talks by children
  • Scripture by a child
  • Prayer by a child
  • Songs (opening/prayer/birthday/welcome etc)

Leadership

  • Each Primary has a presidency consisting of a president, two counselors and a secretary
  • If the number of children is sufficient, separate teachers may be called and assigned to each class
  • Other leaders include:
    • chorister
    • pianist
    • Cub Scout leaders
    • girls Activity Days leaders


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