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Church Officially Announces 2-Hour Church Schedule

Church Officially Announces 2-Hour Church Schedule

Russell M. Nelson, president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, opened the faith’s 188th Semiannual General Conference by announcing a “new balance between and connection gospel instruction in the home and in the Church.” It is part of an effort “to strengthen families and individuals through a home-centered and Church-supported plan to learn doctrine, strengthen faith, and foster greater personal worship,” …

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A Philadelphia Story: How the Church Invests in Communities

A Philadelphia Story: How the Church Invests in Communities

Birthplace of the Constitution, home of Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell and other precious relics of Americana — Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, has long been a bastion of freedom and democracy. In keeping with the ideals of liberty and love that so embody this city, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints recently built a temple in the City of Brotherly …

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Polish City of Gdańsk Receives Its First Apostolic Visit

Polish City of Gdańsk Receives Its First Apostolic Visit

Everywhere Latter-day Saint apostles go, they seek to minister the way Jesus Christ ministered — “one by one.” In a faith of 16 million members and only 15 apostles, this is an important challenge. Just as their counterparts in ancient times were sent forth to “make disciples of all nations” (Matthew 28:19, NIV), Latter-day Saint apostles travel the world to …

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New Security Guidelines Released for General Conference

People planning to attend the 188th Semiannual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will notice some changes designed to improve security and enhance the patron experience at the Conference Center. The fall sessions of general conference are scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, October 6 and 7, 2018, on Temple Square in Salt Lake City. Here …

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Church to Convert Grain Reserve Into Important Finished Goods

Church to Convert Grain Reserve Into Important Finished Goods

“In the next several years we anticipate increasing food donations to community charities by more than 20 million pounds annually,” said Bishop Gérald Caussé, Presiding Bishop of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In explaining the increase in food contributions, Bishop Caussé continued, “The Church recently decided it may be more helpful for the families and community agencies …

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The Church Creates More “Helpful & Hopeful” Website for Addressing Pornography

The Church Creates More "Helpful & Hopeful" Website for Addressing Pornography

An updated website from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints offers a more helpful and hopeful approach for Latter-day Saints seeking protection, help and healing from pornography use. The web address has also changed. Addressingpornography.lds.org has replaced overcomingpornography.org. “We are mortals; we all make mistakes. But God wants us to become more like His Beloved Son,” President Russell M. Nelson …

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New Information Released on Church’s Upcoming Youth Program

New Information Released on Church's Upcoming Youth Program

New information has been released by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on plans announced in May for new worldwide resources for girls and boys, young women, and young men. The initiative for Latter-day Saint youth, ages 8 to 18, will replace all existing youth activity programs beginning in January 2020, including the Church’s relationship with all Scouting …

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Elder Cook, Church Historians Answer Questions About Church History

Elder Cook, Church Historians Answer Questions About Church History

With the majestic Nauvoo Illinois Temple as a backdrop, Elder Quentin L. Cook of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles hosted an engaging discussion on the history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints with a group of more than 250 young adults in a live Face to Face devotional Sunday evening, September 9, 2018, broadcast throughout the …

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Church Invites Members to Join Day of Prayer for Those Affected by Suicide, Mental Illness

Church Invites Members to Join Day of Prayer for Those Affected by Suicide, Mental Illness

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is inviting its membership to join others across the United States in prayer this weekend for those whose lives have been touched by suicide and those struggling with suicidal behavior and mental illness. September 7–9, 2018, is the National Weekend of Prayer for Faith, Hope, and Life. Elder LeGrand R. Curtis Jr. of the …

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President Nelson Releases Statement on the Name of the Church

President Russell M. Nelson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has made the following statement regarding the name of the Church: The Lord has impressed upon my mind the importance of the name He has revealed for His Church, even The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. We have work before us to bring ourselves in …

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