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Here’s Your First Look Inside the Renovated Oakland Temple

Here's Your First Look Inside the Renovated Oakland Temple

The public is invited to tour the newly renovated Oakland California Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The open house will take place Saturday, May 11, through Saturday June 1, but will be closed on Sundays (May 12, 19 and 26). Reservations for free tours can be made through templeopenhouse.ChurchofJesusChrist.org. The temple, located at 4770 Lincoln Ave. …

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Church Removes 1-Year Wait After Civil Marriages

Church Removes 1-Year Wait After Civil Marriages

Featured image by Brenna Hoffman. The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced Monday that a civil marriage between a man and a woman will no longer necessitate waiting a year for that couple to be to married (or sealed) in a temple. The change means Latter-day Saint couples can look forward to a temple …

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Rededication Dates Announced for Two US Temples

Rededication Dates Announced for Two US Temples

The dates for open houses and rededications have been released for the Raleigh North Carolina and the Baton Rouge Louisiana Temples of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Both temples will have only one rededicatory session. Raleigh North Carolina Temple The public may tour the Raleigh North Carolina Temple from September 21 through September 28, 2019, except for …

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Church Hosts First Ever Sister-to-Sister Broadcast

Church Hosts First Ever Sister-to-Sister Broadcast

The general presidents of the Relief Society, Young Women and Primary of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints answered questions during a live worldwide broadcast originating from Brigham Young University. The Sister-to-Sister event, held on Friday morning, May 3, 2019, was part of the annual BYU Women’s Conference, held on the Provo, Utah campus. Sister Jean B. Bingham, …

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Church Releases Update on New Initiative for Children and Youth

Church Releases Update on New Initiative for Children and Youth

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is moving forward on its new global initiative for children and youth that will become available to millions of Latter-day Saint children and youth beginning in 2020. The initiative will provide children, youth, families and leaders personalized opportunities to grow spiritually, socially, physically and intellectually through meaningful activities, service, gospel learning and …

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Here’s Your First Look Inside the Fortaleza Brazil Temple

The public is invited to visit the newly completed Fortaleza Brazil Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The free tours begin April 27 and go through May 18, 2019, except for Sundays, April 28, May 5 and 12. After the open house is concluded, the temple will be dedicated Sunday, June 2, and a devotional for …

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Here’s Your First Look Inside the Oklahoma City Oklahoma Temple

Here's Your First Look Inside the Oklahoma City Oklahoma Temple

The public is invited to visit the newly renovated Oklahoma City Oklahoma Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. An open house begins Wednesday, April 24, 2019, and runs through Wednesday, May 1, 2019, excluding Sunday, April 28, 2019. Reservations for the open house can be made through the www.templeopenhouse.lds.org. At the conclusion of the open house, the …

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The First Presidency’s Easter Message

The First Presidency's Easter Message

In an official statement, the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has released a special Easter message. It reads: “He is risen!” (Matthew 28:6) This is the glorious message of Easter and great reminder of the victory of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. The Savior was resurrected, as we all will be. He suffered …

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The Nelsons, Elder Uchtdorf Plan Ministry Visit to Florida

The Nelsons, Elder Uchtdorf Plan Ministry Visit to Florida

Latter-day Saints in Florida will soon get a visit from President Russell M. Nelson and his wife, Wendy. The prophet will speak at a devotional in Orlando on Sunday, June 9, 2019, at 5:00 p.m. He will be joined by Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf and his wife, Harriet, at the Amway Center, located in the downtown area of Orlando. Local …

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Salt Lake City Temple to Close for Four Years

Church Offers Condolences After Mexico Massacre

Details and project renderings have been released regarding the upcoming closure and renovation of the historic Salt Lake Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Church President Russell M. Nelson announced the pioneer-era temple will close December 29, 2019, and will remain closed for approximately four years while undergoing a major structural and seismic renovation. The temple …

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