Teacher Council Meetings for Parents

Teacher Council Meetings for Parents

In a recent update to the Church’s General Handbook, additional information was added about teacher council meetings for parents. Section 17.5 now reads as follows: Teacher Council Meetings for Parents The ward council may organize teacher council meetings for...
Safety in Church Activities

Safety in Church Activities

On June 4, 2024, the First Presidency sent a letter to Church leaders reaffirming the guidelines for safety in Church activities. Ward and stake leaders, along with supporting councils and committees, are responsible to oversee the planning of Church-sponsored...
May 2024 Updates to Church General Handbook

May 2024 Updates to Church General Handbook

The Church’s General Handbook continues to be updated periodically. Some of the updates in the latest release are listed below. Chapter 12 (“Primary”) has been updated and reorganized. Additional information about teacher council meetings for parents has been...
What Are Priesthood Keys?

What Are Priesthood Keys?

The keys of the priesthood are the rights of presidency, or the power God gives to man to govern and direct the kingdom of God on the earth (see Matthew 16:15–19). Priesthood keys are necessary to direct the preaching of the gospel and the administration of the...
How to Shop Online Safely

How to Shop Online Safely

Online shopping is common and generally safe—as long as you buy from reputable vendors. For example, Amazon provides a buyers guarantee even for purchases from third-party merchants. However, if you purchase directly from a merchant through a social media ad, you may...
What Does the Presiding Bishopric Do?

What Does the Presiding Bishopric Do?

The Church’s article “Presiding Bishopric” explains their function as follows: The Presiding Bishopric is a council of three men who work under the direction of the First Presidency. They manage such matters as humanitarian aid, welfare programs,...
Emergency Preparedness Planning Guide

Emergency Preparedness Planning Guide

The Church’s Stake and Ward Emergency Preparedness Planning Guide provides tools to help Church leaders create or update their emergency response plans based on local resources and circumstances. The guide helps leaders go through the planning process on an...
21 Days of Fasting and Prayer

21 Days of Fasting and Prayer

Many religions encourage fasting and prayer as a way to humble ourselves before God by voluntarily refraining from eating and drinking. Some encourage fasting for 21 days each year in January as part of a 21 Days of Prayer and Fasting season. This includes abstaining...
Updates to the Church’s Member Tools App

Updates to the Church’s Member Tools App

Over the last three months, the Church has rolled out a major update of the Member Tools app for both iOS and Android users. Since its introduction in 2010, the app (previously named LDS Tools) has grown from a digital directory of ward and stake members to a powerful...
Fun LDS Games for Sundays

Fun LDS Games for Sundays

Fun LDS Games for Sundays by CodePro Studios is a way for your family to learn about the gospel. These games are great for personal study, family home evening, seminary, institute, missionary preparation, or church lessons. Here are some of the features of this free...

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