Relief Society

August 01, 2022 07:00 AM MDT
During the April 2022 general conference, a new Relief Society General Presidency was called: President Camille N. Johnson, Sister J. Anette Dennis, and Sister Kristin M. Yee. Learn more about these leaders here:
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By  Emily Abel
July 27, 2022 02:58 PM MDT
President Camille N. Johnson didn’t always want a career as a lawyer, but now she says she can see how the Lord was guiding her to it.
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July 25, 2022 01:15 PM MDT
In the past five years of their service, the Relief Society General Presidency has ministered to Latter-day Saints around the world, organized relief efforts during the pandemic that produced more than 5.7 million masks, and shared wise council in countless addresses
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July 22, 2022 02:02 PM MDT
Instead of approaching missionary work by telling others that they need the Church, we can let them know that “the Church needs you.”
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July 06, 2022 07:00 AM MDT
The fifth General President of the Relief Society, Emmeline B. Wells, wrote frequently about the daily affects of the pandemic in her diary, and the experiences she had might sound vaguely familiar...
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June 29, 2022 03:00 PM MDT
“Because of their preparations, both temporal and spiritual, the missionaries knew what to do and where to go.”
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June 29, 2022 12:54 PM MDT
“When we offer kindness and sincerely love and minister to those around us, then we are successful no matter what goes right or wrong in our day, and that’s because ‘charity never faileth.’”
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June 23, 2022 08:00 AM MDT
We’d be willing to bet your next linger longer that most Latter-day Saints who go to YSA wards today have no idea how they came to be. Here’s a look at how they’ve evolved over the years.
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May 06, 2022 11:00 AM MDT
When my husband became a bishop over four years ago, it was one of the greatest blessings for our family. And yet while my husband’s calling has been a wonderful thing for us, I’ve also found that I’ve needed support from others going through the same experience.
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March 17, 2022 02:05 PM MDT
For the 175th anniversary of Relief Society in 2017, sisters living in the South Pacific shared personal, inspiring accounts of how this inspired organization has changed their lives.
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March 16, 2022 02:15 PM MDT
President Jean B. Bingham has seen firsthand how President Nelson’s noteworthy and unique perspective has been a blessing to Latter-day Saint women.
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March 16, 2022 10:11 AM MDT
As the first president of the Relief Society, Emma's words, recorded in Relief Society meeting minutes, continue to inspire and encourage us to increase our faith and charity.
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March 15, 2022 01:00 PM MDT
I’ve always loved the way sisters can learn from each other in Relief Society. And there’s one lesson that forever changed the way I thought about forgiveness.
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March 14, 2022 03:00 PM MDT
As a newly called Relief Society president, I wanted to give every sister everything they needed. It was a heavy and sacred privilege. But, one that I learned, wasn’t mine.
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March 14, 2022 01:09 PM MDT
The founding meeting of the Relief Society was on March 17, 1842, and women in that organization have been filling needs through service ever since.
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March 11, 2022 01:02 PM MST
“You, my sisters, if you are faithful will become Queens of Queens, and Priestesses unto the Most High God. These are your callings.” —Eliza R. Snow
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By  Emily Abel
March 09, 2022 11:00 AM MST
What do you say to a community forced to bury 11 young people after a tragic accident?
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March 08, 2022 12:02 PM MST
Church leaders took to social media to honor important, impressive, and inspirational women in their lives.
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March 07, 2022 10:01 AM MST
In 1952, President McKay encouraged members to help with the cost of building the Los Angeles temple. That call was answered in part by a fashion designer and her “temple swimsuit.” Learn more about how local Relief Society sisters played a part in its creation.
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March 01, 2022 07:00 AM MST
This month marks the 180th anniversary of the Relief Society of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Here are 10 fun facts about the Relief Society and all it has accomplished.
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February 23, 2022 10:49 AM MST
Next month, the Relief Society will celebrate its 180th anniversary. Sister Sharon Eubank shared a special challenge for Relief Society sisters over the next 30 days leading up to the anniversary.
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January 27, 2022 01:36 PM MST
Members of the General Relief Society all shared videos on their Facebook pages asking questions on the theme of improving individual Relief Societies.
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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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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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April 21, 2021 08:51 PM MDT
With 47 sessions and 59 presenters, the conference is sure to be inspirational and uplifting. Here are 8 things you need to know about the conference.
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April 13, 2021 07:54 PM MDT
On June 9, 1842, Joseph visited the Relief Society and spoke again of their purpose: “The Society is not only to relieve the poor, but to save souls.”
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March 17, 2021 12:00 PM MDT
The Church Historian’s Press announced the online publication of additional materials that shed light on the lives and contributions of Eliza R. Snow and Emmeline B. Wells, two previous Relief Society General Presidents of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The discourses and diaries are available to the public for free at churchhistorianspress.org.
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Sister Jean B. Bingham, the Church’s Relief Society general president, was the keynote speaker at the fifth annual International Women-in-Diplomacy Day symposium. The event originated from Los Angeles and was held virtually this year because of the pandemic. The event was sponsored by the honorary consul of the Republic of Senegal.
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Members of the general presidencies of the Relief Society, Young Women and Primary general presidencies of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints now have official Instagram accounts to expand their global ministries. The photo- and video-based social media platform is used by millions of people around the world, including many young adults and youth.
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October 22, 2020 06:40 PM MDT
On this week’s episode of This is the Gospel, two storytellers discuss how fitting into the body of Christ can sometimes be painful and difficult. Suzanne, who moved after ending a 40-year temple marriage, felt invisible in her new ward. After moving a second time, she was cautiously optimistic when she walked through the doors of another Church meetinghouse. Little did she know that sisters from Relief Society would welcome her with the words, “You are exactly where you need to be. This is the healing ward.” Read why the sisters’ complete honesty and vulnerability during a Relief Society lesson about temples changed Suzanne’s life.
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By  Emily Abel
July 09, 2020 01:50 PM MDT
During the women’s session of the October 2019 general conference, President Russell M. Nelson made this powerful statement to the sisters of the Church: “How I yearn for you to understand that the restoration of the priesthood is just as relevant to you as a woman as it is to any man.” He then entreated the women of the Church “to study prayerfully all the truths you can find about priesthood power.”
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March 17, 2020 12:00 PM MDT
Happy Birthday, Relief Society! Today is your 178th birthday. I’ve been trying to think about what I can do to celebrate your special day. This year is a little bit different than the others. There won’t be a Relief Society activity tonight. There won’t be a beautiful cake that tastes even better than it looks. There won’t be an inspiring take-home handout to keep on my mirror and remind me of a wonderful night shared with my sisters. There won’t be any type of in-person gathering, but I think I have an idea for how to celebrate your birthday.
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October 09, 2019 11:57 AM MDT
Now sisters can find all the Relief Society resources, messages, and inspiration in one place.
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By  LDS Living
May 05, 2019 10:50 PM MDT
After watching the put-together talks of our Church leaders every general conference, it's easy to feel they don't understand what it means to have a messy, complicated life. They don't struggle as we do. Their lives are nearly perfect. But the Relief Society general presidency and board released a video that shows their real-life struggles.
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By  LDS Living
May 03, 2019 04:00 PM MDT
On Friday, the general presidents of all the women-led organizations in the Church met for a historic Sister-to-Sister event at BYU Women's Conference.
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March 25, 2019 07:14 PM MDT
About five years ago, Emily Belle Freeman and Nish Weiseth sat down to eat lunch together.
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March 10, 2019 10:56 PM MDT
Throughout the 19th century, Relief Society members became involved in national and international women’s associations to give women a public forum and to improve humanity at large.
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By  LDS Living
March 08, 2019 08:40 PM MST
From Accra, Ghana, Sisters Jean B. Bingham, Relief Society general president, and Bonnie H. Cordon, Young Women general president, shared a message of love on International Women's Day.
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March 03, 2019 10:00 PM MST
“Here let thy holy Spirit rest
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Fun
March 01, 2019 12:00 PM MST
For Latter-day Saint women, Relief Society is often the highlight of our two-hour schedule. What could be more spiritually uplifting than sitting down with your fellow sisters and feasting on the good word of the Lord? There's a special bond and spirit that permeates this most wonderful of experiences as sisters from the largest women's organization in the world gather together in wards and branches.
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January 06, 2019 10:09 PM MST
Recently, President Nelson encouraged all women of the Church, “I urge you to study the current Relief Society purpose statement. It is inspiring. It may guide you in developing your own purpose statement for your own life. I also entreat you to savor the truths in the Relief Society declaration published almost 20 years ago.” Here's how we can get more from the Relief Society declaration and create our own declarations to change our lives for the better.
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By  LDS Living
October 06, 2018 01:41 PM MDT
Aletter released by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on October 6 announces, "The First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles have approved new policies regarding responsibilities of those serving in elders quorum and Relief Society presidencies." The letter also states these changes should be implemented no later than January of 2019. The new responsibilities include:
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September 18, 2018 01:32 PM MDT
Two leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ Relief Society and Young Women organizations recently opened a dialogue with Chile’s Minister of Women and Gender Equity, Isabel Plá.
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September 17, 2018 08:53 PM MDT
The Church has called 14 new general board members to the Relief Society, Young Women, and Primary boards who will join other Church leaders for the upcoming general women's session of general conference.
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August 02, 2018 03:16 PM MDT
"Thank you to each one of you who made one of these donations,” Sister Jean B. Bingham said a recent Church video about the Light the World vending machines. “You have made a big difference. The results were more than we ever imagined — you are being a light to the world. The difference that you make is tremendous to every one of these recipients."
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June 25, 2018 08:36 AM MDT
Take a look into the lives of several determined women of the Church who stood up and spoke out for women’s rights.
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June 08, 2018 05:44 PM MDT
As Sister Eubank so beautifully and succinctly stated in October 2017, ministering to our sisters is about doing what she needs. We no longer have a monthly visit to check off our list. It’s not about not finding time the entire month then dropping off a card and a treat on the last day of the month with a doorstep apology. It’s not about our checklist. It’s not about our efforts, it’s about them being ministered to. It’s not about our performance, but about their needs.
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May 25, 2018 03:03 PM MDT
It’s interesting to me that LDS women don’t like to identify themselves as “LDS women.”
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May 16, 2018 12:56 PM MDT
In a recent notice sent to priesthood, Relief Society, Young Women, and Young Men leaders on May 11, the Church answered frequently asked questions about ministering and changes to priesthood quorums, whichare also posted on ministering.lds.org.
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May 03, 2018 08:38 PM MDT
During the BYU Women's Conference on May 3, Sisters Sharon Eubank and Reyna Aburto, counselors in the general Relief Society presidency, discussed ways we can overcome our differences in the Church and better minister to one another. These acts of love and reaching can be simple, they taught, and more creative than we might realize.
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April 30, 2018 03:57 PM MDT
When I think of ministering in the Church, my hope is that each one of us can have a taste of this kind of sisterhood—whatever our age, our situation, or our need. I hope that each one of us can feel the comfort that comes from knowing that someone understands and loves us.
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