IDEAS FOR HELPING YOUNG WOMEN MAKE THE TRANSITION TO RELIEF SOCIETY

(by Susan Gail Parker)


"Relief Society can be a blessing for young adult sisters. Within a loving sisterhood they can enlarge their understanding of gospel principles, build firm testimonies, and give Christlike service." (Church Handbook of Instructions, Book 2, p. 206)
"Young women ordinarily move into the Relief Society when they reach their 18th birthday. However, because of special circumstances, such as individual maturity, desire to continue with peer group associates, school graduation, and college attendance, a young woman may move into Relief Society early or remain in Young Women longer. Such exceptions should occur after the young woman consults with her parents and the bishop and receives their approval.
"Young Women and Relief Society presidencies work together to make the transition into Relief Society successful." (Church Handbook of Instructions, Book 2, p. 214)

EARLY PREPARATION


DURING YOUNG WOMEN YEARS

IN THE YEAR BEFORE GRADUATION

AT TRANSITION TIME

Involve these young sisters!

Give each young woman a responsibility, a friend, and nurture her with the good word of God. (Sound familiar??)