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Salt Lake Temple to Close, Temple Square to be Remodeled

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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Tabernacle Choir 2019 Easter Concert to be Streamed Live

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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Being Wise in Managing Finances

The Church has prepared a resource, “Being Wise in Managing Our Finances,” that teaches principles of sound financial management, including making wise investment decisions. Bishops in the United States and Canada were instructed to plan a fifth-Sunday lesson in March...

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Communicating With Church Members Through Email

Church Email Addresses The email address the Church uses to communicate with members has changed from to If you are no longer receiving emails from the Church, check your spam or junk folder. If you find any there, click "not...

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Church’s 11th International Art Competition

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

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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More Options for Missionaries to Communicate with Families

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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How the Church is Reaching Millennials, Gen Z, Children

From the Church's Newsroom series "2018 Year in Review": According to the Pew Research Center, young adults worldwide are less religious by a number of measures. The same can be said, according to Barna, of the generation behind them, commonly known as Generation Z or...

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Report on the Growth of the Church

The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has issued a report about the growth and status of the Church. The report contains worldwide statistics about the following: Church membership, number of congregations and number of languages...

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States with the Highest Percentage of Church Members

Ever wonder which states have the highest percentage of members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints? In a post on LDS Church Growth, researcher Matt Martinich lists the U. S. states with the highest percentages. Here are the top 10, as of 2016: Utah:...

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Apostles Use Instagram to Share Savior’s Message

President Russell M. Nelson, along with his counselors in the First Presidency and members of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, can use Instagram to share the light of Jesus Christ and personal experiences that have taught them about the principles of the gospel....

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2018 First Presidency Christmas Devotional

The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints invites Church members, their families, and friends to participate in the First Presidency’s annual Christmas devotional on Sunday, December 2, 2018. The devotional will include messages from...

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Church to Discontinue Some Pageants and Modify Others

On October 27, the Church announced that, while “local celebrations of culture and history may be appropriate” to celebrate and spread the gospel message, “larger productions, such as pageants, are discouraged.” The statement said that plans were underway "to...

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Stake-Based Institute Options

Priesthood leaders are encouraged to make institute accessible to all young single adults (YSAs). Stake presidents have the option of creating stake-based institutes for YSAs who don't have access to existing campus institute programs. Since their implementation in...

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