Relief Society Council Notebook Cover

Bring your first Sunday Relief Society Councils to the next level with Relief Society Council Notebooks for each sister!

Hi everyone!  I’m Valerie from Occasionally Crafty, and I’m thrilled to be here and be part of the Little LDS Ideas Creative Team!  I received the calling of Relief Society President of a brand new ward only two months ago!  It’s been absolutely overwhelming with so much change for Relief Society in 2018.

If you remember, the Relief Society and Priesthood curriculum has changed this year.  One of the biggest changes is the first Sunday council meeting, where each class or quorum counsels together on issues of local concern, then works to put together a plan of action to address those concerns.

Our first two councils have been great, but there is definitely room for improvement.  While we’ve had great participation, I really want to help my sisters dig deeper than the “gospel basic” answers.  I want them to remember what we talk about for longer than just that hour, and go home armed with a plan of action.  I know I remember things better when I write them down, so I thought others might have the same issue. So, I bought these cute mini notebooks for each sister to use.



These notebooks are cute just as they are, but if you want to add something extra, I created a printable cover for you to use as a cover decoration. You can cut them out in several different ways, or even use a large punch or craft cutting machine.

You can use scrapbook paper to embellish the cover


or add little stickers or ribbon for other embellishments.



Elder Neil A. Anderson said “Revelation is scattered among us” (Ensign, April 2011, 76.)  This has become our unofficial theme as we figure out how to best participate in these councils.  It’s my hope the sisters will use these to jot down thoughts and ideas that the Spirit brings to their heart as they listen and share with each other.




Click here to download your Relief Society Council Notebook Covers!


I hope this helps someone else who might be struggling with the new curriculum change.  How are your council meetings going?  What has helped your Relief Society counsel together?  I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments!


Thanks so much for stopping by!

Valerie Earnest

Valerie Earnest

Valerie is a crafter, an avid reader, and lover of all things music. A former high school band director, Valerie now works as a blogger and piano teacher. Valerie and her husband have three children and are enjoying life in the Midwest after 16 years in Phoenix. Check out Valerie’s blog,, where you’ll find plenty of simple but beautiful crafts, printables, and home decor projects even the busiest woman can do!

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  1. Joni

    Where did you get the little notebooks??

    1. Valerie linked to the notebooks that she used. She found them on Amazon. 🙂

  2. Angela

    I feel like our councils are going nowhere. I’m new in the presidency and I would be interested in what you have discussed previously, how you go about it, and what are your upcoming councils going to be about? How do you start your disussions? Do you let your sisters know the week before what you are going to discuss?
    Sorry, I have so many questions?
    BTW, I love the notebook idea…

    1. Valerie Earnest

      Thanks Angela! This group has been so helpful for me as a RS president. We share a lot of ideas about councils.
      We have had councils on unity, how we can serve each other better, ministering FAQs,, and mental health. There are also some great ideas on the First Sunday section of Relief Society lessons on . We send out a weekly email with the topic of our upcoming lessons, and also try to post it in our FB group. Feel free to email me at and we can “chat” more if you want! Best of luck!

  3. Regina Brown

    Wow thank you! I love all these beautiful and creative printables but I have no clue as to how to create them myself so thank you so much for this!!!!

    1. You are very welcome, Regina. Valerie has done such a great job creating and sharing all of these Ministering/Relief Society ideas.