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LDS Events Calendar: January 2014

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The Gilbert, AZ Temple open house will commence this month. Photo from gilbertmormontemple.org

Mormon Tabernacle Choir Rehearsals
Jan. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 7:30pm, Tabernacle on Temple Square, Salt Lake City, UT
Rehearsals are open to the public every Thursday from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. There are occasional exceptions to this Thursday night schedule. These exceptions are posted on the Mormon Tabernacle Choir website as soon as they are known. 

Ann Romney Book Signing
Jan. 11, time TBD, Gilbert, AZ Deseretbook Store
Come meet with former first-lady of Massachusetts Ann Romney as she signs copies of her new book, The Romney Family Table.  

January CES Devotional
Jan. 12, 6pm MST, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT
Broadcast on BYUtv & mormonchannel.org 
Elder Tad R. Callister of the Presidency of the Seventy will address young adults—single and married—in a CES devotional broadcast. 

Freedom and Friendship with Dr. Ravi Zacharias
Jan. 18, 6:30pm, Tabernacle on Temple Square, Salt Lake City, UT 
Hosted by Standing Together, a local evangelical ministry, Ravi Zacharias, who made history in 2004 by being the first evangelical leader to deliver a major address from the Tabernacle pulpit since 1899, will return to the Tabernacle. He will address the critical topic of religious freedom in our time and the growing desire of many that a new spirit of friendship emerge between evangelicals and Latter-day Saints. Event is tickets, but admission is free. Request tickets by calling 1-866-537-8457.

Gilbert Arizona Temple Open House
Jan. 18 - Feb. 15, Gilbert, AZ
The First Presidency has announced open house and dedication dates for the Gilbert Arizona Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

The public is invited to visit the temple during an open house from Saturday, January 18, 2014, through Saturday, February 15, 2014, excluding Sundays. Free reservations for the open house can be made through the gilbertmormontemple.org website.

Gina Ling Chinese Dance Chamber
Jan. 31, 7pm & 8pm, Washington DC Temple Visitor's Center 
These vibrant young Chinese Dancers are very popular and in great demand. They have appeared at many community events, receiving accolades for their artistic ability and highly skilled performances.

Washington D.C. Temple Visitors' Center Events:

A Night of Music and Inspiration
Sunday, January 12 - 7:00 pm
The missionaries from the Washington D.C. North Mission will share an evening of uplifting music and testimony to remind us of joy and its role in our lives.

“Religious Freedom” Fireside
Sunday, January 19 - 7:00 pm
Dean Rasband and Professor Cole of the Brigham Young University's J. Reuben Clark Law School are internationally active specialists in religious freedom law. Together they will discuss religious freedom issues as they impact the Church at home and abroad.

“All Are Alike Unto God” Fireside
Saturday, January 25 - 7:00 pm
Ahmad Corbitt will explain the unique and powerful position of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in fostering worldwide racial and ethnic harmony. Ahmad is the director of the New York Office of Public and International Affairs, representing the Church and its leaders internationally, including the United Nations and the Consular Corp.

Heidi Swinton Fireside
Wednesday, January 29 - 7:00 p.m.
Heidi Swinton, author of To The Rescue: The Biography of Thomas S. Monson, will speak about his life and her experiences in researching and writing the book.

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