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Join President Russell M. Nelson in 95th Birthday Celebration

Join President Russell M. Nelson in 95th Birthday Celebration

Guest artists for President Russell M. Nelson’s 95th birthday celebration, scheduled for September 6, 2019, have been announced. Latter-day Saint performing artists Jenny Oaks Baker & Family Four, GENTRI, The Bonner Family, Nathan Pacheco, and Donny Osmond will...

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Updates to Names of Church Resources

Updates to Names of Church Resources

Many of the Church’s resources have been renamed to better reflect the name of the Church and convey our commitment to follow Jesus Christ. The following resources have been changed to align with direction from Church leaders: LDS Tools app is now Member Tools. (This...

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Church’s Children and Youth Initiative to Begin January 2020

Church’s Children and Youth Initiative to Begin January 2020

New policy sets single global standard The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced Monday that a civil marriage between a man and a woman will no longer necessitate waiting a year for that couple to be to married (or sealed) in a...

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Download General Authority Chart Updated April 2019

Download General Authority Chart Updated April 2019

The Church is moving forward on its new global initiative for children and youth that will become available to millions of Latter-day Saint children and youth beginning in January 2020. It will replace the current scouting, Personal Progress, Duty to God, and Faith in...

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Salt Lake Temple to Close, Temple Square to be Remodeled

Salt Lake Temple to Close, Temple Square to be Remodeled

An updated chart of General Authorities and General Officers is now available to download. The chart reflects leadership changes announced during the April 2019 general conference. The chart will appear in the May 2019 issues of the Ensign and Liahona magazines...

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Tabernacle Choir 2019 Easter Concert to be Streamed Live

Tabernacle Choir 2019 Easter Concert to be Streamed Live

Today, the Church announced that the historic Salt Lake Temple will close December 29, 2019 for about four years for extensive renovation. In addition, significant modifications will be made to Temple Square and the adjoining plaza near the Church Office Building. The...

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Being Wise in Managing Finances

Being Wise in Managing Finances

The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square will present a special Easter performance on Temple Square on April 19 and 20, 2019, at 7:30pm. The concert will be streamed live online and rebroadcast on BYUtv. See details below. The Choir will be joined by the Orchestra at...

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Communicating With Church Members Through Email

Communicating With Church Members Through Email

Today, the First Presidency announced that children of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender individuals may now be blessed as infants and later baptized as members of the Church without First Presidency approval if the parents give permission for the baptism and...

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Church’s 11th International Art Competition

Church’s 11th International Art Competition

Today, the Church announced that the historic Salt Lake Temple will close December 29, 2019 for about four years for extensive renovation. In addition, significant modifications will be made to Temple Square and the adjoining plaza near the Church Office Building. The...

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Saints, Vol. 1 Now Available in Print in 14 Languages

Saints, Vol. 1 Now Available in Print in 14 Languages

​The Church History Museum has opened an exhibit based on the 11th International Art Competition. This year’s theme is Meditations on Belief, based on Psalms 77:11-12: “I will remember the works of the Lord: surely I will remember thy wonders of old. I will meditate...

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More Options for Missionaries to Communicate with Families

More Options for Missionaries to Communicate with Families

Volume 1 of the book Saints: The Story of the Church of Jesus Christ in the Latter Days is now available in print in 14 languages. The First Presidency has encouraged “all to read the book [Saints] and make use of the supplementary material available online.” Books...

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How the Church is Reaching Millennials, Gen Z, Children

How the Church is Reaching Millennials, Gen Z, Children

Effective immediately, full-time missionaries may communicate with their families on their weekly preparation day via text messages, online messaging, phone calls, and video chat in addition to letters and emails. The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of...

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Report on the Growth of the Church

Report on the Growth of the Church

The first 8 chapters of volume 2 of Saints: No Unhallowed Hand will be available to read before the full book is published in February 2020. Chapter 1 is now online at saints.ChurchofJesusChrist.org, in the Gospel Library app, and in the July issue of the Ensign...

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