Christ-Centered Uplifting Christmas Traditions

My family knows I am one of the ‘crazies’ who plays Christmas music all year round and claims winter as the best season of the year—everything about it. The snow, the holidays, the decoration style, the colors. Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, and our entirely refurbished Christmas really are the highlight of the year! Frankly, I can completely […]

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Hanukkah: Filling our Homes with Light

Two thousand years ago, a small group of God-fearing Jews known as the Maccabees proved that might does not always make right—that the God of Israel is a God of Miracles.  Hanukkah—known to the world as the Festival of Lights, or in scripture as the Feast of Dedication—celebrates God’s victorious defeat over the Greek invasion. […]

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Restoration Days (2021 Family Event)

5th ANNUAL RESTORATION DAYS – Family Event (Pioneer Day, July 24th, 2021)Hosted by Raising the Bar Join us in celebrating the Restoration and our faithful forefathers and foremothers on July 24th! If you are striving to live higher standards and forsake the “Babylonian” culture of our time, this event is for you. This is a […]

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Returning Home for Thanksgiving

Written by: Malissa Cochran Every Thanksgiving, we take time to celebrate the Pilgrims, the Puritans, and other righteous Founders of America. God fulfilled His promise to bring the lost tribes of Israel back to their homeland. We are their descendants—we are Israelites. The covenants they kept and lived, and the blessings that were promised them […]

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Turn on the Lights for Shekinah!

Join us on October 31st for an evening when we will gather together to turn on the lights for Shekinah or Reformation Night. Join us for a potluck, sing-along, and much more! The word “Shekinah” comes from the Hebrew word meaning “God’s manifested glory” or “God’s presence.”Hebraic literature records that “Whenever ten are gathered for […]

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Remembering the Scottish Covenanters

Fireside for the entire family! Who are the Scottish Covenantors, why is their covenant important, how did these men, women, and children play an important part in our history and America’s founding? And what does it mean to you personally? Families gathered together to hear stories of the covenanters and their sacrifices. We also sang […]

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Restoration Days for Sanpete County

Families gathered together to celebrate the Restoration and our faithful forefathers and foremothers on July 25th. This event was for those who also wanted to raise their standards higher through a fun wholesome activity. ActivitiesPioneer Games (Sack races, stick pull, horse shoes)PresentationHistoric/Pioneer/Folk/English DancingDiscussion groups for Gospel principles and practical implementation, collaboration on Restoration supporting projects, […]

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Passover

Last night the Sanpete County RTB group held their annual Passover gathering. This was a beautiful evening discussing the Bible story of the Exodus (presented by the Cumming family) with then a Passover meal. We then afterward sang songs and listened to the parallels (presented by Cory Schmidt) between Moses and Joseph Smith and the […]

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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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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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Sing-Along in Sanpete

For those of you looking to gather October 31st join us for a warm potluck dinner, Christian sing-along as we light up our home in celebration of the day the light of the gospel broke forth out of the darkness. Reformation night is a time to REJOICE and remember our own freedoms to worship, where […]

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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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