June: Priesthood and Priesthood Keys“The keys of the kingdom of God are committed unto man on the earth” (D&C 65:2).
The outlines in this unit will help the young women understand the priesthood and how it can bless them now and in all their future roles as daughters of God. Young women can receive great strength and qualify for the blessings of exaltation as they continually rely upon priesthood authority and participate in priesthood ordinances. Help them learn that the priesthood is the power of God used to bless all of His children equally, both male and female.
What does it mean to sustain my Church leaders?
How do I receive the power and blessings of the priesthood in my life?
What are the keys of the priesthood?
What are my responsibilities in the work of the priesthood?
What is the priesthood?
Many of the lesson topics and learning activities in this unit would work well as Mutual activities. Work with class presidencies in selecting and planning appropriate activities to reinforce what the young women learn on Sunday.
Note to the teacher
Be sensitive to young women who live without priesthood authority in the home or have negative examples in their lives. It is important to teach the ideal, but with sensitivity to these situations.