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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...

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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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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...

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Exceptions to Dress Standards for Young Missionary Elders

Exceptions to Dress Standards for Young Missionary Elders

The Church has announced exceptions to the dress standards for young men serving as missionaries. Under the updated guidelines, the standard missionary attire is reemphasized, which includes a white shirt and tie and, in some areas, a suit coat. In approved teaching...

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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,...

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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...

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Church Leaders Encourage Participation in Government Censuses

Church Leaders Encourage Participation in Government Censuses

From Church Newsroom: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints believes “in being subject to kings, presidents, rulers, and magistrates, in obeying, honoring, and sustaining the law” (Articles of Faith 1:12). For many governments around the world, one of these...

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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 pandemic...

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Church’s New Symbol Emphasizes the Centrality of the Savior

Church’s New Symbol Emphasizes the Centrality of the Savior

At the Saturday evening session of general Conference on April 4, 2020, President Russell M. Nelson announced a new symbol to represent the Church. This new symbol communicates to the world that this is the Savior’s Church and that all we do centers on Him and His...

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April 2020 Church World Report

April 2020 Church World Report

At the general conference every six months, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints issues an official World Report of Church news and events around the world. The video below is the April 2020 edition of The World Report:     The world report is...

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27 Ways the Church is Prepared for the COVID-19 Pandemic

27 Ways the Church is Prepared for the COVID-19 Pandemic

Over the past decade, Church leaders have increasingly focused on strengthening faith in Heavenly Father and in His Son Jesus Christ. In retrospect, we can see the evidence of many ways that God has prepared His Church for the COVID-19 pandemic—and other calamities...

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