Friday, October 3, 2008

Conference Time by Mabel Jones Gabbott

Conference Time

It’s conference time in Salt Lake City,
Where flowers bloom on Temple Square.
The Saints have come by wheels or jet plane;
A special feeling fills the air.

The Tabernacle doors are open;
Now friends can meet along each aisle.
The organ thrills us with its music.
It’s conference time; the heavens smile.

Before it’s over, rain may freshen
The grounds and people outside there,
Just as the words we hear will quicken
Our thirsty hearts like answered prayer.

It’s conference time. The Brethren speak
In faith and truth—no doubt, no fear.
Then the Lord’s own chosen prophet
Will bless the people far and near.
--Mabel Jones Gabbott

OK, this is not her best work (Sitting for hours in the cold October rain is supposed to remind us of God's love?), but hey, how many poems are there about General Conference itself?

Though Elizabeth is not old enough for most of these activities, I have friends and family members who might like to print a couple out for their kids to do during conference. For more ideas, search the Friend at for "Funstuf" or "For Little Friends" or "Conference"

You can get pictures of general authorities from the last conference issue to update the games that need it. If anyone knows where to find it online let me know.

I've also scanned in a few of the pages I've pulled from old Friend magazines that have pictures that aren't online.

Coloring Picture of President Monson talking in conference

Old Testament ABC's

Books in BOM Wordsearch

Prophets ABC

New Testament ABC's

Conference ABC's

Wordfind and Easter ABC

Conference Snacks

Things the prophet asked me to do

Conference Report with pics of general authorities

Conference Squares

Conference -- a time for listening

Conference Matching Game -- needs to be updated

Conference Coloring Activity

General Conference Activity Spinner-- needs to be updated