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Church Announces Location for Lindon Utah Temple

Church Announces Location for Lindon Utah Temple

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced the location of the Lindon Utah Temple. This temple, which President Russell M. Nelson announced in October 2020, will be built near 800 East and Center Street in Lindon, Utah. Plans call for a three-story temple of approximately 81,000 square feet. An exterior rendering will be released later. A groundbreaking …

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Latest Church Handbook Updates: Prejudice, Ministering, & More

Latest Church Handbook Updates: Prejudice, Ministering, & More

In early 2020, the Church announced a new general handbook to be used by both leaders and members. Throughout the year, updates have continued to be released and a number of new policies and sections were released today. Six chapters have been rewritten with another 11 individual sections added or revised. One major new section regarding prejudice. It reflects recent …

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Church Announces Changes for Seminary in 2021

Church Announces Changes for Seminary in 2021

Seminary and Institutes of Religion of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced changes for seminary in 2021, including a further alignment with “Come, Follow Me” and a new reading requirement for seminary course credit. Further Alignment with ‘Come, Follow Me’ A December 15, 2020, notice states that starting January 1, 2021, rather than following a 9-month study schedule for each …

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Church Leaders Congratulate President-Elect Joe Biden

Church Leaders Congratulate President-Elect Joe Biden

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has issued the following statement: We congratulate President-elect Joe Biden on his election as President of the United States. We also congratulate Vice President-elect Kamala Harris. We invite people everywhere, whatever their political views, to join us in praying for this new administration and for leaders of nations around the world. Praying for …

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Annual Christmas Devotional Brings Cheer After Long Year

Annual Christmas Devotional Brings Cheer After Long Year

At the 2020 First Presidency Christmas devotional, the prophet and three other Church leaders spoke of the love, peace, knowledge and joy that come from following Jesus Christ. The speakers on Sunday, December 6, comprised Church President Russell M. Nelson; Elder Jeffrey R. Holland of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles; Elder Brent H. Nielson of the Presidency of the …

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First Presidency Announces Temples to Begin Reopening for Proxy Work

First Presidency Announces Temples to Begin Reopening for Proxy Work

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints began reopening its temples in May 2020 using a careful, cautious, four-phase approach to adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic. Nearly all the faith’s 168 operating temples have reopened in Phase 1 (husband–wife sealings or marriages by appointment). Most temples have moved on to Phase 2 (open both for sealings and all other living ordinances). …

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Elder and Sister Renlund Diagnosed with COVID-19

Elder and Sister Renlund Diagnosed with COVID-19

Eric Hawkins, a spokesman with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, released the following statement on December 5, 2020: Elder Dale G. Renlund and Sister Ruth L. Renlund have tested positive for COVID-19, despite carefully following recommended public health practices. Their condition is being carefully monitored, but gratefully, Elder Renlund currently has just mild symptoms and Sister Renlund …

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Church Leaders Walk for Hunger Awareness

Church Leaders Walk for Hunger Awareness

Sister Sharon Eubank of the Relief Society general presidency and president of Latter-day Saint Charities recently joined with other members of the general presidencies of the Relief Society and Primary of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in a virtual walk to raise awareness for the hungry.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Sharon Eubank (@sharon_eubank) …

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President Nelson Expresses Appreciation for All Who Answered Call to Give Thanks

President Nelson Expresses Appreciation for All Who Answered Call to Give Thanks

President Russell M. Nelson expressed appreciation to all those who participated in his week-long invitation to #GiveThanks in a social media post and email message released Sunday, November 29. His full message reads: “On November 20, I offered a message and prayer of gratitude for the world and everyone in it. I am grateful and humbled that you would join in thanking God for His …

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