Is Vaping Against the Word of Wisdom?

Is Vaping Against the Word of Wisdom?

The Word of Wisdom is a law of health for the physical and spiritual benefit of God’s children. It includes instruction about what foods are good for us and those substances to avoid. Over time, Church leaders have provided additional instruction on those things...
Church Curriculum Resources for 2025

Church Curriculum Resources for 2025

The document Instructions for Curriculum 2025 lists the materials to be used at home and in Church classes during the year 2025. The focus of study at home and at Church during 2025 will be the Doctrine and Covenants. The main curriculum resource for 2025 is Come,...
Kid-Friendly Activities for Family Reunions

Kid-Friendly Activities for Family Reunions

If you have a family reunion this summer, consider these activities to make memories and help your kids enjoy learning about their family. The site www.TheGenealogyKids.com has a bunch of fun games to help kids learn about their family. Also, watch the video 20...
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...

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