Primary is for Children

Primary is for Children

Children meet during worship services each Sunday to discuss doctrine of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

News Release

Children meet during worship services each Sunday to discuss doctrine of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Children three to eleven years of age participate in learning activities and the favorite—singing songs. The children are given opportunities to participate in these meetings by giving prayers, reading scriptures and giving talks.

Primary is designed to supplement the religious instruction given by parents. Adult members of the congregation are asked to volunteer their time and teach lessons. Today the organization has a president with two counselors, though the first organizer and founder in 1878, Aurelia Spencer Rogers, was not a president.

Sister Rogers was a mother of 12 and felt strongly that something should be done about the behavior of the neighborhood boys who ran freely through the town day and night. She also felt it would be a good idea to prepare the children with knowledge and behavior to carry the gospel forward. Today there are over one million Primary children in the world.

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