Tag Archives: church news

Church Releases New Guidelines for Leaders Performing Civil Marriages

Church Releases New Guidelines for Leaders Performing Civil Marriages

The First Presidency released a letter on June 30, 2021, announcing new guidelines for Church leaders officiating civil marriages. Church officers may only perform a civil marriage for a man and woman when the following conditions apply: The bride or the groom is a member of the Church Either the bride’s or the groom’s membership record is assigned to the …

Read More »

Special Broadcast Encourages Latter-day Saints to “Love, Share, Invite”

Special Broadcast Encourages Latter-day Saints to "Love, Share, Invite"

Like other Christian faiths, faithful members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints take seriously Jesus Christ’s commission to share His gospel with others in simple and natural ways. Several apostles taught these principles in a recent global event titled “Love, Share, Invite.”   Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf, Elder David A. Bednar, and Elder Quentin L. Cook of the Quorum of the Twelve …

Read More »

Church Increases Wheat Supply Production for Humanitarian Efforts

Church Increases Wheat Supply Production for Humanitarian Efforts

The Deseret Mill and Pasta facility in Northern Utah is increasing its production of more than 30 products to help families increase their food storage during times of emergency and to benefit those in need. The Kaysville plant, owned and operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, was purchased by the Church in the 1940s as part of the …

Read More »

Church Sends Eid Al Fitr Greetings to Muslims around the World

Church Sends Eid Al Fitr Greetings to Muslims around the World

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints sends Eid Al Fitr greetings to Muslims throughout the world to mark the end of Ramadan 2021. Elder Anthony D. Perkins, President of the Middle East/Africa North Area, recorded a video message expressing gratitude for their example and devotion. In response to an invitation from His Excellency Dr. Mohammad Al-Issa, secretary-general of the Muslim World League, Elder Perkins …

Read More »

New Tunnel Built for Salt Lake City Temple, Other Renovation Updates

Crews have reached the end of a new 180-foot-long (55 meters) tunnel underneath North Temple street that will connect the Conference Center parking lot to the new underground temple entrance. The final work of removing the concrete wall that leads into the Conference Center parking structure will be done later.   The photo below shows the progress of the excavation …

Read More »

Senior Service Missions Now Available Worldwide

Senior Service Missions Now Available Worldwide

A letter from the First Presidency says senior service mission opportunities are now available for members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints anywhere around the world. Senior service mission assignments were previously available only to those who live in the United States, Canada and a limited number of other areas. These missionaries live at home and serve for eight …

Read More »

Church Historic Sites Will Begin Reopening in May

Church Historic Sites Will Begin Reopening in May

The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has approved the phased reopening of Church historic sites in May 2021. These sites closed last spring due to COVID-19. The sites listed below will reopen based on local conditions, government guidelines, and missionary staffing availability. Because each historic site is unique, reopening conditions will vary. More details …

Read More »

Meet the New Primary General Presidency

Meet the New Primary General Presidency

The Primary presidency oversees the Church’s organization that teaches children ages 18 months to 11 years the gospel of Jesus Christ and helps them live its principles. These leaders serve under the direction of the First Presidency and travel frequently to help guide and support the children and their local leaders. Sister Camille N. Johnson, President Sister Johnson finished a …

Read More »

Single Men Able to Serve in Bishoprics, Other Leadership Positions

Single Men Able to Serve in Bishoprics, Other Leadership Positions

As part of the ongoing updates to the General Handbook for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, policies have been broadened to allow single adult males to serve in more leadership positions. “In recent months, our minds have been drawn with particular focus to Latter-day Saints who are single adults,” said Elder Quentin L. Cook. “We want you …

Read More »

Latter-day Saints in Beirut Rebuild and Serve Others After Explosion

Latter-day Saints in Beirut Rebuild and Serve Others After Explosion

As 2021 begins, members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Lebanon are continuing to work with their neighbors to recover and rebuild after a massive explosion of stored ammonium nitrate at the Port of Beirut on August 4, 2020. Survivors of the disaster are trying to move on with their lives in spite of overwhelming challenges …

Read More »

Notice: ob_end_flush(): failed to send buffer of zlib output compression (0) in /home/ecommfd5/public_html/ldsdaily/wp-includes/functions.php on line 5107