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President Nelson Stresses Importance of Jesus Christ in Church Name: “It Is His Church”

President Nelson Stresses Importance of Jesus Christ in Church Name: “It Is His Church”

Nearly two months after his brief statement about the name of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, President Russell M. Nelson spoke at length on the importance of the Church’s full name. Speaking at the Sunday morning session of the October 2018 general conference, he quoted the 1838 scripture, given in the voice of Jesus Christ, that spells out the …

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Church Officially Announces 2-Hour Church Schedule

Church Officially Announces 2-Hour Church Schedule

Russell M. Nelson, president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, opened the faith’s 188th Semiannual General Conference by announcing a “new balance between and connection gospel instruction in the home and in the Church.” It is part of an effort “to strengthen families and individuals through a home-centered and Church-supported plan to learn doctrine, strengthen faith, and foster greater personal worship,” …

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Mormon Tabernacle Choir Officially Changes Its Name

The world-renowned Mormon Tabernacle Choir is changing its name to “The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square.” The name modification follows an August 2018 statement by President Russell M. Nelson requesting the use of the full name of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the choir’s sponsoring organization. “A new name for the Tabernacle Choir will represent a change after so …

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A Philadelphia Story: How the Church Invests in Communities

A Philadelphia Story: How the Church Invests in Communities

Birthplace of the Constitution, home of Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell and other precious relics of Americana — Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, has long been a bastion of freedom and democracy. In keeping with the ideals of liberty and love that so embody this city, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints recently built a temple in the City of Brotherly …

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Sister Barbara Ballard Passes Away in Salt Lake City

Sister Barbara Ballard Passes Away in Salt Lake City

Barbara Bowen Ballard, wife of President M. Russell Ballard, acting president of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by her loving family, on October 1, 2018. She was 86 years old. She faced a long battle with myriad health issues, including Alzheimer’s, with her characteristic …

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Polish City of Gdańsk Receives Its First Apostolic Visit

Polish City of Gdańsk Receives Its First Apostolic Visit

Everywhere Latter-day Saint apostles go, they seek to minister the way Jesus Christ ministered — “one by one.” In a faith of 16 million members and only 15 apostles, this is an important challenge. Just as their counterparts in ancient times were sent forth to “make disciples of all nations” (Matthew 28:19, NIV), Latter-day Saint apostles travel the world to …

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New Security Guidelines Released for General Conference

People planning to attend the 188th Semiannual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will notice some changes designed to improve security and enhance the patron experience at the Conference Center. The fall sessions of general conference are scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, October 6 and 7, 2018, on Temple Square in Salt Lake City. Here …

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Church to Convert Grain Reserve Into Important Finished Goods

Church to Convert Grain Reserve Into Important Finished Goods

“In the next several years we anticipate increasing food donations to community charities by more than 20 million pounds annually,” said Bishop Gérald Caussé, Presiding Bishop of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In explaining the increase in food contributions, Bishop Caussé continued, “The Church recently decided it may be more helpful for the families and community agencies …

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