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Church Updates Handbook Chapters on Youth & Primary

Church Updates Handbook Chapters on Youth & Primary

Under the direction of the First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints published updates today, March 25, 2020, to chapters in its General Handbook about Aaronic Priesthood quorums, Young Women and Primary (the Church’s organization for children). The chapters are available in English online and in the Gospel Library app. General Handbook: Serving …

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All Large Gatherings for Latter-day Saints Indefinitely Postponed Due to Coronavirus

The First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints sent the following letter Wednesday, March 11, 2020, to members of the Church worldwide. Their message details a notable restriction on large gatherings of Latter-day Saints. (See also two other letters from the First Presidency, sent Wednesday, that address important updates to the format …

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Church Releases Statement Regarding BYU’s LGBT Policies

Church Releases Statement Regarding BYU's LGBT Policies

As reported by the Deseret News, a written statement from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has been given from spokesman Doug Andersen in response to a rally outside the Church Office Building. The rally came after many tumultuous days of conversation and confusion regarding Brigham Young University and its policies regarding same-sex relationships and behavior from students. …

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A Look Inside the New General Handbook for Church Leaders and Members

A Look Inside the New General Handbook for Church Leaders and Members

The new handbook for leaders and members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (first announced in January) is now available in English online and in the Gospel Library app. Nine of the 38 chapters have been completely rewritten, and one section of another chapter has been updated. See the summary of the changes below. Also see a …

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Church Releases Statement on “Use of the Lord’s Sacred Funds”

Church Releases Statement on "Use of the Lord's Sacred Funds"

In a new statement posted on Church Newsroom, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints discusses how the sacred funds of the Church are used. The full text of the article is below: In 1991, then Church President Gordon B. Hinckley said, “The tithes of the Church are sacred. They are appropriated in the manner set forth by the …

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Church Announces New Handbook for Leaders & Members

Church Offers Condolences After Mexico Massacre

On Thursday, General Authorities and General Officers of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints were introduced to a new handbook for all leaders and members. This more accessible handbook was created under the direction of the First Presidency and the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. Titled General Handbook: Serving in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, …

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First Presidency Announces Adjustments in Temple Ceremonial Clothing

Church Offers Condolences After Mexico Massacre

Latter-day Saints wear ceremonial clothing inside temples as part of the most sacred ordinances, or ceremonies, of their faith. In a letter released Friday, The First Presidency has recently made adjustments to the clothing to be more simple, comfortable, and cost-effective, as well as to enhance the temple experience for patrons. This change does not alter the sacred nature of …

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Decade in Review: Important LDS News Stories from 2010-2019

The last decade has been one of unprecedented growth for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. From the “Mormon Moment” of 2011 ushered in by political turmoil to the firm removal of “Mormon” from the Church’s vernacular, the period between 2010-2019 will never be forgotten. Take a look back on some of the biggest news moments of the …

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The 10 Biggest Church News Stories from 2019

President Nelson Meets with Pope Francis at the Vatican

As another year draws to an end, we’re taking a moment to look back on the biggest news stories of 2019. From temple dedications and policy changes to exciting events yet to come, these headlines about The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints helped light the world all year long. January 2, 2019 – First Presidency Releases Statement on …

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