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Church Releases New Podcast Series on Joseph Smith’s First Vision

Church Releases New Podcast Series on Joseph Smith's First Vision

As announced in the following news release from the Church Newsroom, a new six-episode podcast series from the editors of The Joseph Smith Papers analyzes Joseph Smith’s first encounter with Deity (known by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as the First Vision) — an event that occurred 200 years ago this spring. Each episode features insights from …

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President Nelson Says This is a “Hinge Point” in History, Invites You to Prepare

President Nelson Says This is a Hinge Point in History, Invites You to Prepare

As 2020 arrived, President Russell M. Nelson reminded members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints of his call to immerse themselves in the Restoration of the Gospel and share it with others. On the prophet’s social media accounts, he said: “When I spoke during last October’s general conference, I designated 2020 as a bicentennial period commemorating 200 …

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President Nelson Offers Christmas Blessings and Message

President Nelson Offers Christmas Blessings and Message

President Russell M. Nelson, president and prophet of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, has released the following Christmas message. “The life of Jesus Christ neither began in Bethlehem nor ended on Calvary’s cross,” President Nelson shared on his social media platforms. “He was a God before He ever came to this earth. He was the Jehovah of …

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Giving Machine Donations Total Near $3.9 Million

Giving Machine Donations Total Near $3.9 Million

The unmistakable red Giving Machines have become a popular part of Light the World, a global effort hosted by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to share love and joy during the Christmas season. In its fourth year, Light the World: One by One hosted 10 Giving Machines around the world in 2020. In a news release this …

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First Presidency Releases Statement on Church Finances

In response to recent allegations regarding the Church’s finances, the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has released the following statement: We take seriously the responsibility to care for the tithes and donations received from members. The vast majority of these funds are used immediately to meet the needs of the growing Church including more meetinghouses, temples, …

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Young Women General Presidency Featured in New Church Podcast

Young Women General Presidency Featured in New Church Podcast

Members of the Young Women general presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are featured in the latest episode of the Latter-day Saint Women podcast. In the nearly 40-minute podcast titled “Hearing the Voice of the Lord,” the leaders discuss recent changes to the Young Women program, including the recently revised theme. Sister Bonnie H. Cordon, Young Women general president, and her counselors, Michelle …

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Church Announces Temple Site Locations for 3 Temples

Church Announces Temple Site Locations for 3 Temples

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has released the locations of three temples announced in October 2019 by Church President Russell M. Nelson.   The McAllen Texas Temple will be built on a 10.6-acre site located on the northwest corner of Second Street and West Trenton Road. Plans call for a single-story temple of approximately 25,000 square feet, …

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Merry Messages Given at First Presidency Christmas Devotional

Merry Messages Given at First Presidency Christmas Devotional

What is the key to unlock world peace? Personal righteousness rooted in the Prince of Peace, Jesus Christ. How can we behave more like angels? Visit the isolated among us with Jesus Christ’s good news. What can we do to experience joy? Embrace simplicity, service and stillness. What is the perfect gift to give during any season of the year? …

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First Presidency Releases Christmas Message for 2019

First Presidency Releases Christmas Message for 2019

The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has released the following 2019 Christmas message: Memories of Christmas bring recollections of family, gifts, and service. They stem from the real reason for Christmas, that transcendent gift from our Heavenly Father. “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth …

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New Renderings Released for Salt Lake Temple Renovation

New Renderings Released for Salt Lake Temple Renovation

Additional renderings showing the planned renovation of the Salt Lake Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have been released. The new renderings focus on the renovated endowment rooms. In advance of the temple’s closure at the end of December, Church representatives briefed members of the media Wednesday, December 4, 2019, about the initial phase of construction …

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