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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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The First Presidency and Apostles Over Age 70 Receive the COVID-19 Vaccine

The First Presidency and Apostles Over Age 70 Receive the COVID-19 Vaccine

Eight senior leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints received the first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine Tuesday morning in Salt Lake City. These leaders qualify for the vaccine in Utah because they are over the age of 70. Health care workers, first responders, and other high-priority recipients in the state had the opportunity to be vaccinated …

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Church Leaders Condemn Violence and Lawless Behavior During Times of Unrest

LDS Church Issues Statement on US Capitol Mob

The First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have released the following statement in the wake of unrest in the United States. Principles of government that allow God’s children to maintain human dignity and freedom belong to all mankind. (see Doctrine and Covenants 98:5). With great concern we observe the …

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Elder Gong Extends Three Invitations to Young Adults in the New Year

Elder Gong Extends Three Invitations to Young Adults in the New Year

Elder Gerrit W. Gong of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints extended three invitations Sunday evening to the faith’s 2.3 million members between the ages of 18 and 30. Speaking live from a studio on Temple Square Sunday evening, the Apostle first invited young adults to “be still and know that …

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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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