Sunday, November 15, 2015

A Plan to the Program For 2016

***Guys, I suppose I'm what you'd call a "planner".  I had done a ton of planning for 2016... and then I got released!  The information below is a plan including Opening Songs & Monthly Focus Songs, all leading up to a 2016 Program.

First, a lot of the 2016 songs in the outline our kids had recently had full blown lessons on. (IE; IWillFollowGodsPlan, StandFTR, ILovetoSeetheTemple, TheLordGaveMeTemple) So for those months, I was planning to use the suggested song-of-the-month to be the opening song for the whole month, and choose another song (that still fit the theme) to focus on.

And that's how I came up with the 2016 Monthly Opening Songs List:

And then, that led to the "Focus Song of the Month" list. Which is, of course based off the 2016 Outline, but if we already knew a song then that song got moved to the "Opening Song List"(above) so we could focus on a song we may not be as familiar with (aka, hadn't had a lesson on in my 3 years as Chorister).

"Focus Song of the Month" list

And then, if I stuck with the plan.... between opening songs & monthly focus songs, the kids should be familiar with the songs [listed below] which would be in the 2016 Primary Program, "The Scriptures Guide the Way" (working title); which is a journey through life and how the scriptures plan a role in each step - using scripture references throughout.  It is very much a work in progress, as I wrote it a few days after we had our 2015 Program, then was released, and progress on it halted. So take it as it is.  :)
  1. i lived in heaven
  2. i will follow god’s plan
  3. scripture power
  4. heroes of the scriptures OR stand for the right
  5. If I listen with my heart
  6. search, ponder and pray
  7. i feel my saviors love
  8. arrangement/medley
*Of course, these songs would be hit hard during "Review Time", aka the few weeks before the Program.

*Important note: These song lists do not include Easter, Mother's Day, Father's Day or seasonal or wiggle songs... my concentration at the time of this brainstorm session was how to get from January to the Program.

So anyway, that's that. I'd love to know if any of this could possibly benefit anyone. Or if there are questions - just comment.  :)

I guess I'm on to other things now.  Have a happy 2016 everyone!


  1. Thank you for sharing this. It's been super helpful!

    1. You're welcome. Have fun singing!

  2. Good luck with your new calling - you will be missed! I've enjoyed your website!!

    1. Thank you! I too enjoy your site very much, Camille. Have a great day! <3

  3. Thank you! Your hard work will now help me. Thanks!

    1. You're welcome. Glad you found it helpful! :)