President Ballard Dedicates New Monument to Black Pioneers

President Ballard Dedicates New Monument to Black Pioneers

President M. Russell Ballard dedicated a new monument in Utah to four Black Latter-day Saint pioneers—Green Flake, Hark Wales, Oscar Smith, and Jane Elizabeth Manning James “We’re honored to be able to dedicate this memorial and these wonderful features that have now...
Adjustment to Temple Scheduling

Adjustment to Temple Scheduling

As temples around the world continue to return to full operation, Church leaders have announced another step forward in helping members participate in regular worship in temples. Soon, Latter-day Saints who would like to attend the temple to perform proxy ordinances...
How the Church Is Helping Refugees in Europe

How the Church Is Helping Refugees in Europe

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is actively involved in relief efforts for refugees in Europe. The Newsroom has published a page that provides a summary of efforts over the past few months. See “The Latest on How the Church Is Helping Refugees in...
Growth in Missions During the Last 10 Years

Growth in Missions During the Last 10 Years

Since 2012, the number of missions in the Church has grown from 347 to 409. The Church News has created two infographics that show the regions of the world with the largest increases and the U. S. states with the largest increases. See the article “Graphs Show...
FamilySearch Microfilms Now All Available Digitally

FamilySearch Microfilms Now All Available Digitally

The Church has completed the project to digitize all 2.4 million rolls of microfilm with the records of more than 11.5 billion people from around the world. These are now available to the public online. For 83 years, the Church has been collecting and using microfilm...
RootsTech Connect 2022 Will Be Held March 3–5, 2022

RootsTech Connect 2022 Will Be Held March 3–5, 2022

FamilySearch has announced that RootsTech Connect 2022 will take place on March 3–5, 2022, as a fully virtual family history event. In 2021, RootsTech attracted more than 1 million visitors from over 240 countries, making it the largest in RootsTech history. Building...
Tabernacle Choir Performances Resume on Temple Square

Tabernacle Choir Performances Resume on Temple Square

After being temporarily halted in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the daily organ recitals, weekly Choir and Bell ensemble rehearsals, and Music & the Spoken Word broadcasts will return to Temple Square. Daily Organ Recitals will resume July 19 and will...
How the Church Is Preserving the Historic Hill Cumorah

How the Church Is Preserving the Historic Hill Cumorah

Now that the Hill Cumorah Pageant has concluded, the Church will begin a long-term project to preserve the historic and sacred nature of the area. The Hill Cumorah in Manchester, New York, is where Joseph Smith received visits from the angel Moroni and retrieved the...
Meet the New Primary General Presidency

Meet the New Primary General Presidency

The Primary presidency oversees the Church’s organization that teaches children ages 18 months to 11 years the gospel of Jesus Christ and helps them live its principles. These leaders serve under the direction of the First Presidency and travel frequently to help...
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...

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