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LDS Church Announces Major Curriculum Changes for Relief Society, Priesthood

LDS Church Announces Major Curriculum Changes for Relief Society, Priesthood

According to LDS.org, big changes are on their way for Relief Society and Melchizedek Priesthood meetings. Beginning in 2018, both the materials and the teaching emphasis will change for the third hour Sunday block. In a letter from the First Presidency, the new program is called Come, Follow Me – For Melchizedek Priesthood and Relief Society Meetings. It is similar …

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LDS Church Updates Temple Worker Policies

LDS Church Updates Temple Worker Policies

Photo by Jarvie Digital The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints confirmed Wednesday changes have been made in member qualification for temple volunteering. The announcement was made privately throughout temples worldwide last week. Temple workers, both male and female, serve in LDS temples around the world. They greet patrons, assist in sacred ordinances, and ensure the temple runs smoothly. …

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President Monson to Celebrate 90th Birthday

President Monson to Celebrate 90th Birthday

News Release from Mormon Newsroom Thomas S. Monson, president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, will celebrate his 90th birthday Monday, August 21, 2017. A “quiet family affair” will be held in Salt Lake City to celebrate his birthday, according to his daughter, Sister Ann M. Dibb. Family members will gather for lemon cake, ice cream and …

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The LDS Tucson Arizona Temple Is Dedicated

The LDS Tucson Arizona Temple Is Dedicated

News Release from Mormon Newsroom President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, second counselor in the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, dedicated the Tucson Arizona Temple on Sunday, August 13, 2017, in three sessions, making it the sixth Mormon temple in the state of Arizona and the 157th worldwide. There are more than 423,000 Latter-day Saints in …

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LDS Church Excommunicates Quorum of the Seventy Member

Elder James L. Hamula was excommunicated from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Monday. The excommunication led to the immediate release from his calling as a member of the Quorum of the Seventy. He was called to that position in April 2008. Church spokesman Eric Hawkins stressed the disciplinary action was not due to apostasy or disillusionment. …

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New Ghana Missionary Training Center Completed

New Ghana Missionary Training Center Completed

Visitors are welcome to attend an open house at the newly completed Ghana Missionary Training Center (MTC) located in Accra through August 12, 2017. Tours run 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and tickets are not required. The new facility will be dedicated October 24, 2017.     Elder Terence M. Vinson, Africa West Area President, said he wants visitors to …

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Elder and Sister Renlund Talk With Mormon Youth in Africa

Elder and Sister Renlund Talk With Mormon Youth in Africa

News Release from Mormon Newsroom Mormon youth participated in the first broadcast event of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from West Africa. Elder Dale G. Renlund of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and his wife, Ruth, hosted a regional Face to Face event Saturday, August 5, 2017.     Thousands of young Latter-day Saints gathered by …

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Jordan River Utah Temple Open House and Rededication Dates Announced

Jordan River Utah Temple Open House and Rededication Dates Announced

News Release from Mormon Newsroom The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced dates for a public open house and rededication of the Jordan River Utah Temple. An open house will begin Saturday, March 17, and go through Saturday, April 28, 2018, except for March 18, 24, 25 and 31, and the Sundays of …

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Some of My Favorite Photos of Gordon B. Hinckley

Some of My Favorite Photos of Gordon B. Hinckley

We were privileged to follow President Gordon B. Hinckley to various parts of the world, to get to know him and to photograph him.  Since we are studying the teachings of President Hinckley this year, I thought it would be nice to share some of my favorite pictures I took of him and say a little bit about him.   …

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2018 LDS Mutual Theme Announced: Peace in Christ

2018 LDS Mutual Theme Announced: Peace in Christ

According to LDS Media Talk, the Church has announced the 2018 Mutual Theme for LDS youth. The theme is based on Doctrine and Covenants 19:23: “Learn of me, and listen to my words; walk in the meekness of my Spirit, and you shall have peace in me.” LDS youth use the theme each year as a guide for their course of …

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