From the Church

So long, paper roll sheets! A new feature in the Church’s Member Tools app makes it easier for adult class teachers and secretaries to record class attendance.
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As part of their world tour, The Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square will be making three stops in September after their concerts in Mexico and the Philippines.
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The Provo Utah Temple will close on February 24, 2024, for reconstruction and will be renamed when it reopens.
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The Church has released the date of the groundbreaking ceremony for the Teton River Idaho Temple and a rendering of what the Jacksonville Florida Temple will look like.
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“This Easter season, we invite you to ponder the Savior’s atoning sacrifice and glorious Resurrection, which bless all of us.”
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February 15, 2024 04:30 PM MST
Kristin Chenoweth, an Emmy and Tony Award-winning actress and singer known for her work in musical theater, TV, and film, is coming to RootsTech 2024.
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February 14, 2024 12:13 PM MST
On Valentine’s Day, President Russell M. Nelson shared some inspiring thoughts about love.
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February 14, 2024 11:42 AM MST
An estimated 800 construction team members gathered for the building tradition of a “topping out” ceremony.
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The Church has released details about the upcoming closure and renovation of the Orlando Florida Temple and the rededication of the Manti Utah Temple.
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February 08, 2024 09:42 AM MST
Massive forest fires grew over the weekend in central and coastal Chile, killing at least 112 people and destroying thousands of homes.
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Construction on the San Luis Potosí Mexico Temple will begin later this year.
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The Church will send printed copies of its three global magazines in 50 languages at no cost to households in most parts of the world.
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Last week’s letter also mentioned that local leaders can adjust start times for these sacrament meetings to best accommodate the needs of members.
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January 30, 2024 10:50 AM MST
This expansion to seminary curriculum will include new ‘life preparation lessons’ and will be implemented beginning this month in some areas of the United States and Canada.
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The Church has released the locations of new houses of the Lord in Cusco and Iquitos, Peru. Find out where
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The Knoxville Tennessee Temple was announced in April 2022 by President Nelson, and plans call for a single-story temple of approximately 30,000 square feet.
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The open house for the new Red Cliffs Utah Temple is underway in St. George, Utah, and runs through Saturday, March 2.
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January 25, 2024 10:05 AM MST
These events are the first of their kind and are meant to help “reset the culture of dating” in a “low-stakes, low-pressure way.”
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This will be Bolivia’s third house of the Lord, following temples in Cochabamba and Santa Cruz.
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These new leaders will assist the Young Men General Presidency as they counsel with other general and local Church leaders to teach, serve, and watch over young men ages 12 through 18.
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The dedication of the Orem Utah Temple “marks a milestone in the progress of the kingdom of God on the Earth, and particularly in this vital part of His vineyard,” said Elder Christofferson.
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January 19, 2024 07:00 AM MST
Last year’s pilot session of virtual FSY surpassed organizers’ expectations and more sessions will be available for summer 2024.
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These new assignments fill the vacancy created by Elder Patrick Kearon’s call to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles in December 2023.
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January 17, 2024 04:00 PM MST
Here’s a complete and up-to-date list of all the temples that are under construction, under renovation, awaiting dedication, or announced.
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The Church has released the open house and dedication dates for the Cobán Guatemala, Salta Argentina, and Taylorsville Utah Temples.
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The Lima Peru Los Olivos Temple was dedicated on Sunday by Elder Christofferson and marks the fourth temple in Peru.
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Each month, “Come, Follow Me” will feature original covers of hymns and children’s songs submitted by Latter-day Saint musicians in the Church.
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The Church has released new renderings for three houses of the Lord: two in Brazil and one in California.
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People who are neurodiverse, people who are nonverbal, people with other cognitive delays, parents teaching at home, and people communicating in their non-native language are just some of the groups who might benefit from using the new library.
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Beginning Saturday, January 6, 2024, several plaza areas on Temple Square will begin reopening.
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December 21, 2023 12:13 PM MST
President Jeffrey R. Holland recently shared a beautiful thought about honoring mothers.
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The First Presidency has released the location of the Birmingham England Temple and the Cagayan de Oro Philippines Temple.
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New videos completing the 45-episode series will be released in time for the 2024 “Come, Follow Me” study of the Book of Mormon.
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December 18, 2023 10:29 AM MST
As Hope’s father read her a bedtime story, he felt inspired to ask her a beautiful question.
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To help in training new full-time missionaries from Southeast Asia and other regions, the Church will open a new missionary training center in Bangkok, Thailand effective January 2024.
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Open house and dedication dates for the Layton Utah Temple, the Puebla Mexico Temple, and the Urdaneta Philippines Temple have been announced.
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December 11, 2023 11:00 AM MST
After arriving in St. George this weekend, President Holland visited his wife’s grave for the first time since her burial. He and Sister Holland were married in the St. George Temple in 1963.
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Lloyd D. Newell has served as the announcer and writer of the weekly “Music & the Spoken Word” broadcast for 34 years.
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December 08, 2023 12:00 PM MST
Filling a vacancy left in the quorum after the death of President M. Russell Ballard, Elder Kearon, 62, was ordained by President Russell M. Nelson and the other members of the First Presidency and the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles.
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The British and Irish national has been a General Authority Seventy since 2010 and was called to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles on Thursday, December 7, 2023.
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The First Presidency has released the location and name change for a temple to be built in the North Dallas, Texas area.
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December 04, 2023 12:24 PM MST
Whether you’re managing depression or struggling to find joy this season, the First Presidency Christmas devotional invites us to remember the light.
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December 01, 2023 09:31 AM MST
Stakes in the US and Canada previously needed to have 3,000 members, and those outside these two countries needed 1,900. A new Church policy standardizes those requirements.
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November 29, 2023 02:32 PM MST
On LightTheWorld.org, people can click the button in the online “service shuffler” to find ideas to share light.
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The devotional will include messages from Church leaders and music performed by The Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square.
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“The Savior’s infinite and perfect love moved Him to atone for all of God’s children. That gift—the Atonement of Jesus Christ—allows all of His other gifts to be ours.”
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November 21, 2023 12:14 PM MST
“I promise these blessings and express my love for you,” President Nelson said at the end of a video shared as part of Sunday's devotional.
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The Toluca Mexico Temple, the João Pessoa Brazil Temple, and the Barcelona Spain Temple all recently received exciting announcements from the First Presidency.
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The First Presidency has announced the rededication dates for the Manti Utah Temple and the St. George Utah Temple.
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The Okinawa Japan Temple is the fourth temple in Japan and the 186th temple worldwide!
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At his funeral on Friday, November 17, President M. Russell Ballard was remembered by friends and family as a devoted disciple of Jesus Christ and a man fervently focused on his family.
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Elder Holland received the official appointment and was set apart by President Russell M. Nelson on November 15, succeeding the late Acting President M. Russell Ballard.
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Funeral services for President M. Russell Ballard will be held in the Tabernacle on Temple Square on Friday, November 17, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. MT.
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“President Ballard was never indecisive,” President Russell M. Nelson said. “He knew exactly what the Lord taught and how it could be applied in one’s personal life and bring joy and happiness.”
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This year the number of Light the World Giving Machines around the world will more than double any previous year. The previous record was set in 2022 with 28 cities.
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November 10, 2023 08:51 AM MST
President Russell M. Nelson has reported that he is slowly returning to work in person, thanking those who have prayed for his recovery.
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Lima will be the third city in the world to have two temples in the same city.
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The Church has released the location of the temple coming to Viña del Mar, Chile, and an artist's rendering of what the new temple in Grand Rapids, Michigan will look like.
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There will be three young adult devotionals, two youth events, and two “Friend to Friend for Children” events next year. Find out when:
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