I have the privilege of serving the Young Women in my church. At the beginning of the year when the theme was announced the 13th article of faith I saw this idea and had an activity to have everyone make their own belief jar.
Every Sunday we take a few minutes to write down our thoughts and beliefs on the lesson that was taught and then put them in our jars. This has been so successful. It really does help you pay close attention to the lesson and while doing so think about how you really feel. Not only that, but how neat to have a jar full of your beliefs and thoughts on the wonderful things we are taught each week. Well, it’s October and our jars are getting quit full. We plan on having an activity to go back and privately read the things we have recorded and then everyone will put a current picture of themselves in the jar and seal them as a time capsule of sorts.
The girls have enjoyed this so much and are asking me if we are going to continue journaling at the beginning of the year, so I’m currently trying to come up with a new container for January.
To make these jars all you need is a quart size jar, scrapbook paper
and mod podge (I used glossy). It’s messy but very easy. Tear the scapbook paper you’ve chosen and mod podge it to your jar. Cover with a coat of mod podge to finish. We covered the lids with paper or material and ribbon. I think they turned out so colorful and cute, but more important I’ve been happy with the response from the young women.
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