From the Church

December 01, 2021 11:18 AM MST
There are 3 different daily service calendars: one for general service ideas, one especially for kids, and one you can customize with your own ideas.
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December 01, 2021 11:05 AM MST
With this year’s Christmas devotional just five weeks away, and the celebration of Christmas Day shortly after, here’s a look back at the last five years of Christmas devotionals and some of our favorite stories that were shared.
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By  Emily Abel
November 30, 2021 06:04 PM MST
The 2021 Light the World Giving Machines in New York City will move from their former Manhattan Temple site to the more prominent Rockefeller Center.
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November 30, 2021 12:01 PM MST
For the first time, members worldwide are invited to watch a special Christmas concert produced by the Church’s Europe Area.
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Since May 2020, temples of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have been reopening in a cautious, careful way. Learn more:
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November 30, 2021 10:30 AM MST
Here are some interesting facts about temples without angel Moroni statues and a look at the current renderings for new temples. 
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November 29, 2021 12:41 PM MST
RootsTech 2022, the largest family history event in the world, will be held virtually again in 2022.
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The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints released the following Christmas message on Friday, November 26:
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November 29, 2021 10:30 AM MST
November's updates include the demolition of the North Visitors' Center and excavation for the three additional floors on the north side of the temple.
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The Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square has released a new Christmas video produced during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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The Provo Utah Temple will be reconstructed when the Orem Utah Temple is complete. See the newest photo rendering of the reconstruction here:
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November 23, 2021 03:00 PM MST
Presidents Bonnie H. Cordon and Camille N. Johnson each posted heartfelt thoughts to social media this week about the children in their lives.
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November 23, 2021 11:00 AM MST
The prophet himself has only dedicated two temples during his administration: the other 12 have been assigned to other Church leaders.
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November 18, 2021 01:00 PM MST
Volume 3 is scheduled to be published in the first half of 2022. Learn more about what will be included.
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November 18, 2021 12:00 PM MST
Where do newer substances like green tea, vaping, and opioids fit into the Word of Wisdom revelation given more than 150 years ago?
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November 18, 2021 10:00 AM MST
For those of us who won’t find ourselves near a Giving Machine this holiday season, the Church has also provided a list of charities and links to donate online.
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November 18, 2021 09:12 AM MST
This year the Church is inspiring millions around the world to be a part of the greatest story ever told—the story of the Savior’s birth—and to light the world with love.
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November 16, 2021 09:57 AM MST
Speaking of her friendship with Rev. Theresa Dear, Dew says, “Because she has been places in her life I have not been, she broadens my point of view and understanding, even on the most sensitive of subjects.”
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November 16, 2021 09:29 AM MST
The 2021 Luz de las Naciones, or Light of the Nations, cultural celebration will air on Saturday, November 20 at 7 p.m. MST. Here’s how you can watch it:
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November 15, 2021 01:58 PM MST
Tucked in the November issue of the Liahona were some exciting changes to temple recommends. Here is a closer look about how these important cards have changed over the years.
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Two armed men interrupted a multi-zone mission conference in Mexico. The mission president and his wife were also assaulted and threatened with a knife.
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November 12, 2021 03:12 PM MST
The Rev. Teal joined Elder Holland in powerful joint remarks about their mutually appreciated friendship and the importance of interfaith camaraderie.
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The Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square will not perform its traditional Christmas concerts for a public audience in 2021.
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November 12, 2021 10:20 AM MST
President Chiwon Kim, Seoul Korea Temple president, died on Oct. 29. He was 71.
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By  LDS Living
November 12, 2021 09:44 AM MST
Nearly 50 temples across the globe are under construction or renovation. See photos of the most recent updates here:
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November 10, 2021 12:44 PM MST
A letter to Church leaders this week asked that Church services on Sunday, December 26, 2021, should be limited to sacrament meeting only.
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November 09, 2021 04:15 PM MST
Forced to keep their faith a secret—even from their own children—this Czech couple worked for decades to bring the Church to light in their country.
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November 09, 2021 08:00 AM MST
Before she was formally set apart as the Relief Society general president, President Brigham Young asked Sister Eliza R. Snow to assist bishops in organizing Relief Societies and to teach the women.
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Due to growing concerns about civil unrest in Ethiopia, sixty missionaries, including the mission leaders, are temporarily being housed in neighboring Kenya.
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Closures will begin in early 2022. The exceptions are the Hamilton New Zealand and Guayaquil Ecuador Temples, which will require a transition period.
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The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has released the dates of the open house for the Rio de Janeiro Brazil Temple. See these photos of its stunning interior.
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November 04, 2021 12:29 PM MDT
When a visiting Apostle volunteered to help 10-year-old Bonnie Cordon feed her family’s chickens, her nighttime chore suddenly seemed a lot less irksome.
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November 03, 2021 11:57 AM MDT
The app now features Verse of the Day & Quote of the Day cards on the Home screen that encourage users to “make time for the Lord in your life — each and every day” as President Nelson has encouraged us to do.
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November 03, 2021 11:31 AM MDT
The Church has just released their 2022 broadcast events schedule, and two new unique events will take place next year: A worldwide devotional on sharing the gospel in June and a worldwide event for parents in August.
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November 02, 2021 02:40 PM MDT
A rare genetic condition has never kept Michelle from doing what she wants. Still, no one expected how massive the results would be when she accepted the call to be a family history indexer.
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November 01, 2021 02:26 PM MDT
“It makes great sense that the temple would be located in this vicinity,” Elder Bednar says with a smile.
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November 01, 2021 02:00 PM MDT
When a fire destroyed 188 tents earlier this year, Latter-day Saint Charities helped provide the resources to build more permanent concrete structures to replace the lost homes. Read more:
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November 01, 2021 12:09 PM MDT
Three temple groundbreakings have been held over the last two months in American Samoa, Cambodia, and Wyoming. Read more about each of the groundbreaking ceremonies and heartfelt reactions from local Latter-day Saints.
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November 01, 2021 10:22 AM MDT
Light the World Giving Machines will be available in 10 locations across the United States for people to donate to dozens of local and global charity organizations this Christmas season.
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October 30, 2021 10:00 AM MDT
How do you hold true to the doctrine of Jesus Christ while trying to love those who believe differently than you do? Elder Soares has some advice.
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October 29, 2021 03:19 PM MDT
General Church leaders addressed members in Utah, Canada, and Papua New Guinea this week and shared inspiring messages on social media. Here are some highlights from the pulpit from the last few days.
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October 29, 2021 01:26 PM MDT
All three men shared emotion-filled stories and testimonies as they’ve visited the land where they had so many powerful witnesses to the truth of the gospel and where their spiritual roots began to deepen as young men.
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October 29, 2021 09:15 AM MDT
The opportunities for senior missionaries are vast, and more missionaries are needed. Still, there are a lot of misconceptions about this important volunteer work.
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October 28, 2021 11:22 AM MDT
In Cairo, Egypt, the storied city on the banks of the Nile River, most of the ten million residents are Muslim. But there is a minority Christian population as well, and within that minority are two branches of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
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By  Emily Abel
October 27, 2021 12:50 PM MDT
President M. Russell Ballard, Elder Jeffrey R. Holland, and Elder Quentin L. Cook have all returned to what could be called their old “stomping grounds”—the British Isles.
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October 27, 2021 11:02 AM MDT
Earlier this year, the Church announced that the Salt Lake Temple will no longer have a live endowment presentation and that a second baptistry will be added. Here are a few other frequently asked questions and answers about the renovation project.
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By  Emily Abel
October 25, 2021 02:40 PM MDT
The Bednars may have been in a new place with a new culture, but their testimonies of finding hope through Jesus Christ serve as an important and powerful message for every country on earth.
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October 22, 2021 04:41 PM MDT
With the Mesa Arizona Temple open house underway, Church leaders are encouraging people of all faiths and backgrounds to visit the newly renovated building. In an opinion piece for The Arizona Republic, President Dallin H. Oaks explained that the temple “creates a connection among members of the greater Mesa community.”
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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has released the location the Ephraim Utah Temple announced in May 2021 by Church President Russell M. Nelson.
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October 21, 2021 01:31 PM MDT
President Camille N. Johnson of the Primary General Presidency shared Thursday on Facebook that the Church has launched a new YouTube channel specifically designed for children.
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October 21, 2021 12:53 PM MDT
In a new #HearHim video from the Church, Elder Ronald A. Rasband of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles shares his testimony that the Holy Ghost can direct us in life.
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October 21, 2021 10:49 AM MDT
Sister Becky Craven, Second Counselor in the Young Women General Presidency, delivered Tuesday’s devotional address. She spoke on how we can improve the dignity and demeanor of our discipleship.
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October 21, 2021 09:51 AM MDT
No injuries or major damage were reported after a fire was extinguished at the Joseph Smith Memorial Building in Salt Lake City on Wednesday night.
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October 20, 2021 03:04 PM MDT
Elder David A. Bednar and Elder Gerrit W. Gong encouraged Latter-day Saints to better understand and find common ground with the world's 1.8 billion followers of Islam and introduced a new Church pamphlet.
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October 20, 2021 08:28 AM MDT
Returning to his boyhood ward, President Henry B. Eyring repeatedly urged his audience to “follow the prophet” as he spoke at the 80th anniversary celebration of the Daughters of Utah Pioneers monument in Salt Lake City, honoring Utah’s silkworm industry.
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October 19, 2021 10:41 AM MDT
The Church has released the exterior rendering for a new temple to be built in the western United States. This will be the state's second temple.
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By  Emily Abel
October 18, 2021 04:20 PM MDT
Sunday, October 17, was an exciting day for Latter-day Saints in Oklahoma and Kansas—the Church announced its donation of two million dollars to the First Americans Museum in Oklahoma City and President Russell M. Nelson spoke to members in a virtual devotional.
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October 18, 2021 12:41 PM MDT
A new miniseries podcast from the Joseph Smith Papers discusses discusses how the building of the Nauvoo Temple and the ordinances introduced there are essential to our appreciation for the temple, Joseph Smith’s doctrinal teachings, and the Restoration.
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October 18, 2021 10:12 AM MDT
Earlier this year, Elder Quentin L. Cook of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles visited Liberty Jail and read from Doctrine and Covenants section 121, which was written by Joseph Smith while he was imprisoned there.
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October 15, 2021 04:37 PM MDT
Most of the Church's temples worldwide are operating in Phase 3 now. But what does that mean? What ordinance work can be done in a Phase 3 temple? And what is still limited?
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