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Elder and Sister Soares Experienced Mild Cases of COVID-19

Elder and Sister Soares Experienced Mild Cases of COVID-19

Church spokesman Eric Hawkins released the following statement on January 8, 2021: Elder Ulisses Soares of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and his wife experienced mild cases of COVID-19 during the holiday break. They were both at home, away from other Church leaders, and were able to completely recover before returning to full activity. Elder Soares is the third …

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2021 Youth Theme Album, Other Resources Released

2021 Youth Theme Album, Other Resources Released

Resources for the 2021 youth theme, including the music album “A Great Work,” are now available on youth.ChurchofJesusChrist.org. The music album and other resources all support the 2021 youth theme: “Wherefore, be not weary in well-doing, for ye are laying the foundation of a great work. And out of small things proceedeth that which is great. Behold, the Lord requireth the heart and a willing …

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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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