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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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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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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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First Presidency Releases 2020 Christmas Message

First Presidency Releases 2020 Christmas Message

The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has released a special Christmas message. The true spirit of Christmas comes because of the Christ. The true spirit of Christmas is in the angel’s announcement. “For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord” (Luke 2:11). The …

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Church Provides Progress Update on New Hymnbooks

Church Provides Progress Update on New Hymnbooks

In June 2018, the Church announced it would make significant changes to its official Hymnbook and Children’s Songbook. As part of the process, members around the world were invited to submit original hymns and songs of their own for consideration. For the last year, the committees have begun working their way through the submissions and are astounded at the response. …

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