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Leadership Changes Announced at October 2017 General Conference

Leadership Changes Announced at October 2017 General Conference

News Release from Mormon Newsroom President Henry B. Eyring of the First Presidency announced the following changes to Church leadership at the Saturday afternoon session of the 187th Semiannual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. General Authority Seventies The following General Authority Seventies were released and given emeritus status: Stanley G. Ellis Larry R. Lawrence W. Craig …

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President Thomas S. Monson Will Not Attend October 2017 General Conference

This Thanksgiving Story from President Monson Will Warm Your Heart

After news reports stating Elder Robert D. Hales would be missing the October 2017 General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the church also confirmed President Thomas S. Monson would also not be attending. No official statement was provided with the news, which was confirmed by Deseret News. Instead, church officials reiterated the statement from May …

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Elder Robert D. Hales Hospitalized, Will Not Participate in General Conference

Elder Robert D. Hales Hospitalized, Will Not Participate in General Conference

News Release from Mormon Newsroom The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints released the following statement on the condition of Elder Robert D. Hales of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles: Elder Robert D. Hales was admitted to the hospital several days ago for treatment of pulmonary and other conditions. To permit their continued medical attention to Elder Hales, …

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10 Ways General Conference Has Changed Over the Years

10 Ways General Conference Has Changed Over the Years

As another General Conference weekend approaches, we decided to take a look back at how this special church gathering has changed over the decades. Here are ten fun facts you may not have known! ONE. The first conference of the Church was held on June 9, 1830, with only 27 members present. It took place barely two months after the …

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LDS General Women’s Session Talk Summaries – October 2017

LDS General Women's Session Talk Summaries - October 2017

All talk summaries for the October 2017 LDS General Conference will be available here after the sessions are over.    Sharon Eubank First Counselor in the Relief Society General Presidency For my text I am going back almost 40 years to a remarkable prophecy written by President Spencer W. Kimball. … “… Much of the major growth that is coming to the …

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Everything You Need to Know About LDS General Conference – October 2017 Edition

Everything You Need to Know About LDS General Conference - October 2017 Edition

News Release from Mormon Newsroom Latter-day Saints from around the world will participate in the 187th Semiannual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints beginning this weekend. The general women’s session, the first of six sessions of general conference, will be held Saturday, September 23, 2017, at 6:00 p.m. (mountain daylight time) at the Conference Center in …

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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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