Date: January 10, 2019 08:45PM
I would like to know which of these callings no longer exist!
There's no "high Priest" quorum, anymore, right?
Someone mentioned no more Stake Missionaries, so maybe no more Ward missionaries, either.
What are "Blazers?"
No activities anymore, so probably no activity-directors, right.
No more Webelos
No more Scouts of any kind.
My callings were:
Ward organist forever, and sometimes Stake organist.
All the other callings were added on top of those 5 standard base jobs. It was typical for active members to have 2 major callings, unless you were the bishop or his wife.
--Organist (demanding, but fun, until TSCC correlated the music)
--Road show pianist, ward and stake choir accompanist, Christmas party pianist, sacrament meeting performance accompanist, RS pianist, director of "The Singing Mothers" which no longer exists, director of the ward Christmas choir, Primary music director, pianist for Mormon fashion shows, weddings, etc., until I burnt out, and have barely touched the piano or organ since.
--Cub Scout Den Mother for 7 years (fun)
--Young Women's advisor for the Laurels
--RS teacher, until I couldn't find one lesson in the entire manual that was not about the temple or "honoring the priesthood". As a divorced single working mother, I could not relate, and told them I couldn't teach that stuff.
--Sunday school teacher of whatever teen class was "difficult." My secret weapons were class discussions, Q&A sessions, having class out on the lawn, class parties, and not sticking to the manual, which was too dumbed-down for these bright kids. They had strong personalities, and humor, too. The ward was so glad to dump these kids off onto me, that they didn't pay attention to what I was doing. All of my techniques are against their rules. I taught Christianity, because that's what I believed in. Those were good times!
I bribed kids with treats. I wish I'd thought of baseball cards!
Primary--I hated lying to kids, hated the lessons based on fear and threats, hated disciplining, hated the brainwashing and chanting, hated the song lyrics--well, I just didn't do it! I told Bible stories in class, let the kids share their own stories, kept them happy in an unhappy situation, showed them attention, love and acceptance. I quit for good, from there, and took my children out with me,