July 2020 Updates to General Handbook

July 2020 Updates to General Handbook

Additional chapters of the General Handbook have been revised. The chapters for the Elders Quorum, Relief Society, Sunday School, and Teaching the Gospel have been rewritten. Other chapters have been updated. Several updates have been made to Chapter 38, “Church...
Salt Lake Temple Time Capsule Is Opened After 128 Years

Salt Lake Temple Time Capsule Is Opened After 128 Years

Church historians have opened the time capsule that sat at the top of the Salt Lake Temple for 128 years. The time capsule was cemented within the 3,800-pound circular granite capstone at the feet of the Moroni statue. Although most items within the temple capstone...
Church Publishes Discourses of Eliza R. Snow

Church Publishes Discourses of Eliza R. Snow

The Church has launched the website The Discourses of Eliza R. Snow as a place to publish all of the discourses of Eliza R. Snow, a prominent pioneer and women’s leader in the history of the Church. This marks the first time her inspirational sermons have been...
October 2020 General Conference Will Be Virtual Only

October 2020 General Conference Will Be Virtual Only

The October 2020 general conference sessions will follow the same pattern as the conference held in April of this year. The general sessions will be broadcast as usual, but will not be open to the public. Below is the text of the letter from the First Presidency,...
Seminary and Institute Graduation Exercises

Seminary and Institute Graduation Exercises

The Church has updated its guidelines for seminary and institute graduations. See A Guide to Seminary and Institute Graduation Exercises both online and in the Gospel Library app. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Church leaders will determine how to distribute diplomas...
Prophet Calls for Good Friday Fast for Relief from COVID-19

Prophet Calls for Good Friday Fast for Relief from COVID-19

President Russell M. Nelson invited everyone around the world to fast and pray on Good Friday, April 10, 2020 for relief from the COVID-19 pandemic. “I invite all, including those not of our faith, to fast and pray on Good Friday, April 10, that the present...

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