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Oakland Temple to Reopen, Dedication & Open House Announced

Oakland Temple to Reopen, Dedication & Open House Announced

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 runs from Saturday, May 11, through Saturday, June 1, 2019, except for May 12, 19 and 26, 2019. Free reservations for tours can be made through templeopenhouse.lds.org in the coming weeks. The temple, located on 4770 Lincoln Avenue, …

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10 Major Ways the Church Changed in 2018

10 Major Ways the Church Changed in 2018

In 2018, many historic changes occurred for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. We took a look back on some of the most memorable news stories of the year. Death of President Thomas S. Monson – Original Article The Church began the year on a somber note when President Thomas S. Monson, 16th President of the Church, died …

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Church Announces Age Changes for Youth Progression, Ordinations

Church Announces Age Changes for Youth Progression, Ordinations

The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced a change Friday designed to strengthen children and youth through increased faith in Jesus Christ, deeper understanding of His gospel, and greater unity with His Church and its members. See the full letter from the First Presidency, as well as an accompanying FAQ, below. A PDF version of the letter …

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Church Releases Video Explaining Temple Endowment

Church Releases Video Explaining Temple Endowment

In a new video, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints provides an overview of the temple endowment, why it is important to members of the Church, and how it points to Jesus Christ. It also highlights some of the symbolism in the ceremony and different areas of the temple.   You can learn more about the temple endowment here. …

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President Oaks Dedicates Barranquilla Colombia Temple

President Oaks Dedicates Barranquilla Colombia Temple

The Barranquilla Colombia Temple was formally dedicated Sunday, December 9, 2018, in three sessions by President Dallin H. Oaks, first counselor in the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The dedicatory sessions were broadcast to congregations of the Church within the temple district. Before the first dedicatory session, President Oaks, Elder Ulisses Soares of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles …

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UPDATE: Church Announces the Fate of All Pageants

UPDATE: Church Announces the Fate of All Pageants

At the end of October, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced it was discouraging local Church-sponsored pageants across the United States. At that time, it was announced the Hill Cumorah Pageant would end after the 2020 season, with the Nauvoo Pageant continuing. The continuation of the other five pageants was undetermined at that time. On December 4, …

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Gifts From the Savior Focus of First Presidency’s Christmas Devotional

Gifts From the Savior Focus of First Presidency’s Christmas Devotional

“Jesus Christ is God’s transcendent gift — the gift of the Father to all of His children,” said President Russell M. Nelson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at the First Presidency’s Christmas Devotional. “That birth we joyfully celebrate each Christmas season.” President Nelson spoke at the annual event in the Conference Center on Temple Square in …

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Watch the First Presidency’s Christmas Devotional

Watch the First Presidency's Christmas Devotional

To ring in the Christmas season, the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is hosting their annual Christmas devotional. The devotional will be broadcast on Sunday, December 2, 2018, at 6:00 p.m. mountain standard time. You can view the broadcast live on LDS.org, BYUtv, Mormon Channel, or by visiting a local chapel. The special Christmas program, …

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First Presidency Honors the Life of US President George H. W. Bush

First Presidency Honors the Life of US President George H. W. Bush

The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints released the following statement Saturday after the death of former U.S. President George H. W. Bush: We are grateful today for the life and service of President George H. W. Bush. We honor him as a devoted husband, father and grandfather, a man of deep conviction who dedicated …

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Church Leaders Visit Iraq to Discuss Religious Intolerance

Church Leaders Visit Iraq to Discuss Religious Intolerance

Two leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Sister Sharon Eubank, first counselor in the General Relief Society Presidency and Elder Anthony D. Perkins of the Seventy, joined more than 200 global religious leaders, politicians and experts in Baghdad, Iraq, November 10–11, 2018, for a conference designed to raise worldwide support to end religious persecution. The conference was …

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