Author: John Huntinghouse

New Church Youth Conference Program Has Been Announced! – “For the Strength of Youth”

From the Church Newsroom: In 2020, young men and young women in selected stakes in the United States and Canada will have an opportunity to experience the FSY program, designed to help strengthen their faith in Jesus Christ. (For a list of selected stakes, see the notice “For the Strength of Youth Conferences in the United States and Canada,” July 19, 2019.) Congregations selected to participate in the expanded program next year are being asked to not schedule any other youth conference or trek experiences. The Church will sponsor FSY conferences in all stakes in the U.S. and Canada every other year. The...

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Stretch Cotton Garments are Finally Here for Men!

From the Church Newsroom: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is introducing new Stretch Cotton garments for men, available beginning May 14. Women’s Stretch Cotton garments were introduced in January 2018, with additional styles offered in February 2019. Stretch Cotton fabric is 95 percent cotton and 5 percent spandex. Its breathability and four-way stretch makes the garment more comfortable for a variety of body types and climates around the world. Men’s Stretch Cotton garments have shorter sleeves, a soft elastic waistband with a lower rise, supportive brief style bottom, semi-flat performance seams, printed labels, mesh air-flow panels,...

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Couples Married Civilly Now Authorized for Immediate Temple Marriage

From The Church Newsroom: The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced Monday that a civil marriage between a man and a woman will no longer necessitate waiting a year for that couple to be to married (or sealed) in a temple. The change means Latter-day Saint couples can look forward to a temple marriage as soon as their circumstances permit. The new policy sets a single global standard for Latter-day Saints around the world. The Church has observed this practice for many years in more than half of the countries where the worldwide...

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New Photos Released: Salt Lake Temple Renovation

From the Church Newsroom: Church President Russell M. Nelson announced the pioneer-era temple will close December 29, 2019, and will remain closed for approximately four years while undergoing a major structural and seismic renovation. The temple is expected to reopen in 2024 with a public open house. “This project will enhance, refresh, and beautify the temple and its surrounding grounds,” said President Nelson. “Obsolete systems within the building will be replaced. Safety and seismic concerns will be addressed. Accessibility will be enhanced so that members with limited mobility can be better accommodated.” The surrounding area on Temple Square and the plaza near the Church Office Building will also be affected as existing buildings are demolished and the area undergoes renovation and restoration. The existing annex and temple addition on the north side, which were built in the 1960s to add needed support facilities and more sealing (marriage) rooms, will be demolished and rebuilt. “The Salt Lake Temple is the center of Temple Square and the Church headquarters campus,” said Bishop Dean M. Davies, first counselor in the Church’s Presiding Bishopric. “New site improvements including multiple entry points will provide better access and views to the temple and through Temple Square. The new landscape will provide a pleasant atmosphere for all who visit Temple Square.” Temple Improvements The renovation of the temple will involve replacing the historic building’s aging mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems,...

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Members of the Church Share Photos of Watching General Conference From Around the World

There is nothing more unifying than General Conference to unify the over 16 million members of the church from around the world. So we decided to post some of the photos that were submitted to us on our Facebook pages.  If you have a photo you would like us to feature, just send it to us on our Facebook page.     Courtesy of Alex Jensen   Courtesy of Ambar Mariana Argo   Courtesy of Angela-Ocheltree   Courtesy of Angela-Ocheltree   Ann Cheri Jensen     Courtesy of Aubrey Isaksen   Courtesy of Brady Richards                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  ...

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