Raising the Bar

Are you looking for like-minded friends who are living higher standards? Upcoming Events Activities and events sponsored by Raising the Bar members will be posted here! All Raising the Bar events and groups are not directed by the Joseph Smith Foundation and are operated entirely independent. Raising the Bar events may or may not reflect […]

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How to join Raising the Bar
Join Raising the Bar on Facebook!

Are you interested in joining Raising the Bar and connecting with other individuals who are striving to live higher standards? We’d love to meet you! Raising the Bar Member Form Our website is currently experiencing technical difficulties. If you would like to join Raising the Bar, please email raisingthebarlds@gmail.com with your name, address, and phone […]

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About Raising the Bar

Improvement, Friendship & Networking Are you striving to raise your standards? Are you looking for like-minded friends who are also “raising the bar”? Then you have come to the right place! Raising the Bar is a safe place for Latter-day Saint individuals who are striving to live higher standards to meet new friends, share ideas […]

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Sanpete County, Utah Church History Discussion

Join us once a month for an ongoing year-long discussion on the history of the church written by Joseph Smith himself. Each month we will discuss the assigned reading together. For those not in Sanpete County, we will be sharing the reading assignments from a private online group you can join, specifically for this event […]

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Thanksgiving & Hanukkah Discussion

We are gathering to discuss the first Thanksgiving and George Washington’s Thanksgiving proclamation, and then a presentation on Hanukkah and ways to celebrate it in December. We will begin with a soup potluck. Bring your favorite soup. This is a family gathering. Location: 4265 N Driftwood Ln, Cedar City, UT 84721 Date: November 25, 2019, […]

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Utah County Thanksgiving Celebration

Raising the Bar Utah County is holding a Thanksgiving celebration on November 30, 2019. Celebrate the true foundations of America with families and individuals of all ages! Discussion on the importance of the Reformation and Pilgrim forefathers, family dancing, pilgrim games and Thanksgiving sing-along (with historic Pilgrim/Reformation hymns). Schedule:2:00-3:00 Meet & mingle3:00-5:30 Activities & Message5:30-6:00 […]

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“Holiness to the Lord” wood placard for Shekinah

Contributor: Raising the Bar member Here is how the ‘Holiness to the Lord’ placards our son thought might help families with celebrating Shekinah turned out. We have decided to display ours year-round in our entry, and are still trying to decide if we want to paint it or not. Someone mentioned that they would make […]

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Sukkot replacement for Halloween

Contributor: Emily Dayley Its really nice to hear from some many others who dont celebrate Halloween. When we stopped celebrating Halloween, we replaced it with the Fall Feasts (or holidays) from the Bible. It has been such a a grand blessing for my family! The feast of tabernacles, or Sukkot started Sunday, and continues for […]

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Foundational Zion Standards Training Modules

Thank you for interest in supporting Raising the Bar and supporting Latter-day Saint families who are striving to live higher standards! We are grateful for your help and excited to work with you more. The modules below have been designed with resources that will equip families of Raising the Bar with a foundation in the […]

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Baby Jesus Christ and Joseph Smith Christmas Tradition

Contributor: Hannah Stoddard Our family was given the most BEAUTIFUL gift this Christmas from a neighbor in our ward. We don’t know this couple very well, but they knocked unexpectedly at our door and said that they were touched by my father’s testimony on Joseph Smith a little while ago. Since Joseph Smith’s birthday is […]

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Celebrating Joseph Smith’s Birthday with Hanukkah

Contributed by: Hannah Stoddard Since our family has Jewish ancestry and because we came to realize, several years ago, that “Hanukkah” is connected to the birth and prophetic mission of the Prophet Joseph Smith, we celebrate our own version of this day each year and the kids LOVE it! It is a time of celebration, […]

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Raising the Bar Events

All Raising the Bar events and groups are not directed by the Joseph Smith Foundation and are operated entirely independently. Raising the Bar events may or may not reflect Joseph Smith Foundation ideals and standards. Utah Utah County Sanpete County (Utah) Contact raisingthebarlds@gmail.com for more details STUDY GROUPS Using the Foundational Zion Standards modules (https://josephsmithfoundation.org/raising-the-bar-/zion-standards-modules), […]

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Wholesome Dance Directory & Tutorials

**Please leave a comment below if you know of a wholesome, refined dance we should add to our directory! English Country Dance Auretti’s Dutch Skipper Black Nag Duke of Kent’s Waltz Grimstock Hole in the Wall Jack’s Health The Indian Queen American Country Basic Square Dance Cotton Eye Joe The Virginia Reel Irish Dance The […]

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What is backbeat/offbeat?

Elder Gene R. Cook made the following comment in regard to the standard for music in his own home. “We determined to maintain our family music standard of Church music, classical music, or other good general music, but no light or hard rock or anything like unto it.” (Gene R. Cook, Raising Up a Family […]

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Review of “To Date or Not To Date?” article

Thank you to this contributor for offering these additional comments after reading the article, To Date or Not To Date?  That is the Question. Hello Hannah, I sincerely enjoyed reading [To Date or Not To Date? That is the Question.]. This is a topic my dad has well-educated his children on, and on which I personally have […]

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