These technologies are used for things like personalized ads. After reports from news organizations about the Church’s use of Financial Reserves, the Presiding Bishopric sat down with Deseret News and Church News and gave insight into the Church's financial operations. In May, the First Presidency issued a call to make Jesus Christ not only the center of our worship but the center of our places of worship. Find out other updated names at Church News. We do this with marketing and advertising partners (who may have their own information they The year 2020 marked the 200th anniversary of the First Vision, and throughout the past 12 months, Latter-day Saints continued to see the importance of a living prophet as well as continuing revelation. Announcements. April 2020 • Bahía Blanca Argentina Temple • Benin City Nigeria Temple • Dubai United Arab Emirates Temple • Lubumbashi Democratic Republic of the Congo Temple • Pittsburgh Pennsylvania Temple • Shanghai, People’s Republic of China • Syracuse Utah Temple • Tallahassee Florida Temple. New Online System for Temple Prayer Rolls. The new name is Ensign College. After the release of the new Church general handbook, the Church Educational System updated its honor code. This global fast will take place on Good Friday, April 10, 2020. 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What Is the Magic Online Weekly Announcements Blog? Lindsey Williams joined the LDS Living team with a passion to find the stories that matter most. The new handbook, released in February, contains 38 chapters, with additional updates released in March 2020, July 2020, December 2020, and more updates to come in 2021, according to Newsroom. You are about to access Constant Contacts (http://visitor.constantcontact.com). Spenser Heaps, Deseret News The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints completed its 190th Annual General Conference with the announcement of eight new temples. To download all photos or videos related to this article, select the links at the bottom of each section. In a year dominated by news and announcements related to COVID-19, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints not only made announcements and adjustments related to the current pandemic but also announcements and adjustments related to other aspects of worship, administration, and policy. However, this isn’t the first time youth have spoken in general conference. “Through family members, friends, ministering brothers, priesthood leaders, and a Heavenly Father that will never fail you, you can receive the blessings of the priesthood.”, “We are given the opportunity to minister like angels, to preach the gospel on all the continents of the earth, and to help souls come unto Christ,” said Petelo, a young man who attends another congregation in Provo, Utah. I have also worked for The Cumorah Foundation since 2009 providing research assistance and resource development on LDS growth and missionary work. To protect family members from the evils of pornography, we invite parents to have family discussions to develop guidelines about how to use media and technology in positive and safe ways. Highly-anticipated Gospel Living App Released. Also see the latest updates on how COVID-19 is impacting Latter-day Saints around the world. Requests can also be made through the “Temples” section of the Member Tools mobile app. The Dubai temple will be the first to be built by the Church in the Middle East. ► You may also like: Teachings from President Russell M. Nelson from every month that carried us through 2020, 1. The Mormon Tabernacle Choir became The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square in October 2018, after President Russell M. Nelson released a statement in August of that year encouraging the use of the full and proper name of the Church worldwide. It also encouraged leaders to remove distractions from foyers, such as display cases, bulletin boards, tables, easels, and damaged furniture. The First Presidency sent a letter addressed to all members of the Church on Wednesday, January 29, about protecting children from the effects of pornography. General Conference is a gathering of members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church), held biannually every April and October at the Conference Center in Salt Lake City, Utah.During each conference, members of the church gather in a series of two-hour sessions to listen to sermons from church leaders. Members around the world are now able to place names on temple prayer rolls by visiting any temple’s information page and clicking the prayer roll link. For more information on the use of the name of the Church, go to our online Style Guide. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced a new wireless network to replace the “LDSAccess” network in meetinghouses and other Church facilities. In April 2020, the choir got a new logo to go along with their new name. The password for the new network is the only reference in the Book of Mormon to the name of the “Liahona,” the compass used by Lehi and his family to guide them to the promised land. Numerous changes and announcements have been made in the Church under President Russell M. Nelson's direction — evidence that the Lord is hastening His work. During the special Saturday evening session of April general conference, Sister Laudy R. Kaouk, 17, and Brother Enzo S. Petelo, 15, gave general conference addresses. You are now leaving a website maintained by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The Saturday evening session featured something different—talks from two teenagers. Brother Steven J. Lund is the new president, with Brother Ahmad Corbitt and Brother Bradley (Brad) R. Wilcox as his counselors. 28. We know there is room in this Church for everyone.”. When she's not searching for stories to write, the Colorado Springs native is most likely on a hiking trail. Find out more about the musical significance of the new logo. Thirty-seven years ago, now-Elder Matthew S. Holland of the Seventy spoke in conference as a 16-year-old. It consists of four general sessions. … Daily news, articles & videos right to your inbox. 22. 10. We don’t necessarily buy into any of them, but it’s always fun to be guessing what will be announced at General Conference. “Once we can figure out how to address this problem here, that can be replicated in any area of the world that has that challenge,” President Bingham said. In April general conference, Elder David A. Bednar said 18 temples would start construction in 2020. Explore some takeaways from the new handbook. “This Restoration has been and will continue to be a process of learning how to minister as Jesus would to a richly diverse world. Nate Eaton, EastIdahoNews.com. General conferences of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints take place every six months. Update: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has decided to delay the launch of the temple ceremonial clothing until the COVID-19 pandemic … The account handle had previously been @ChurchNewsroom. President Nelson Announces Eight New Temples. See here, here and here for other examples of youth speaking in general conference. LDS Daily A daily dose of what matters most. Authentication. My interest in researching the growth of the LDS Church began in 2002. Credit: Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News. The April 2020 conference (April 4–5, 2020) was digital only and was broadcast from a small auditorium on Temple Square in Salt Lake City. Beehive Clothing has since resumed production of ceremonial clothing. “This service places us in joint labor with John the Baptist, Moroni, Joseph Smith, President Nelson and other diligent servants of the Lord.”. Videos include highlights like Alma’s teachings on faith as a seed and the story of Ammon protecting King Lamoni's sheep. President Nelson presented a proclamation in honor of the 200th anniversary of Joseph Smith’s First Vision. And when they leave, they are less inclined to go quietly. President Dallin H. Oaks of the First Presidency announced the calls of nine new General Authority Seventies and 58 Area Seventies on Saturday afternoon. New Counselor in the Presiding Bishopric. Presiding Bishopric Gives Rare Interview Explaining Church’s Financial Reserves. The First Presidency gave Area Presidencies the ability to adjust missionary attire in specific locations to “improve and maintain missionary dignity, safety, effectiveness, approachability, and cultural sensitivity while properly representing the Lord and His Church,” according to a press release from Newsroom in June. © 2012 Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved. President Nelson then led a Hosanna Shout during the worldwide solemn assembly, which marked the 200th anniversary of the First Vision. These conversations will provide opportunities for parents to teach that the powers associated with creating families are sacred and central to God's plan.”. These exceptions do not apply when attending the temple, Sunday worship services, leadership and zone conferences, missionary training centers, baptismal services, and other church meetings. 18. President Nelson Announces New Church Symbol. Titled “The Restoration of the Fulness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ: A Bicentennial Proclamation to the World,” this document outlines core Latter-day Saint beliefs. 13. “Keoni” Kauwe III. A Message from the Primary General Presidency. Season 3 of the Book of Mormon Videos Is Released. “The symbol will now be used as a visual identifier for official literature, news, and events of the Church,” President Nelson said. President Russell M. Nelson announced that a portion of the Sunday morning session of general conference will become a worldwide solemn assembly when he leads the Saints in the Hosanna Shout. “[The symbol] portrays the resurrected, living Lord reaching out to embrace all who will come unto Him,” President Nelson said. Share This . Prophet Announces Eight New Temples at General Conference, New Easter Initiative Encourages People to #HearHim, When reporting about The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, please use the complete name of the Church in the first reference. What is a solemn assembly? LDS church president encourages gratitude as 'remedy' for 'woes' of 2020 LATEST STORIES Letter to the Editor: Dixie State provost on providing access, opportunity as an open, inclusive university Readers of the Book of Mormon now have a new way to explore the teachings of the sacred text. LDS Church leaders announce changes to temple endowment ceremony. It wasn’t sent from Church headquarters. The virtual celebration of the Savior’s birth will be different than in previous years, but will be a beautiful and inspirational experience. “They created a marvelous program that was really beneficial to the members here [in the Philippines]. Our friends over at Mormon Light have put together an awesome article surrounding all of the rumors going around on Twitter. Speculation usually leads to disappointment, but here I go anyway… I think that the April 2020 General Conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will be broadcast from Palmyra, NY and have the first vision as a primary theme. The full list of new temples is as follows: Style Guide Note:When reporting about The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, please use the complete name of the Church in the first reference. “This technology can help bless your life and help you stay close to your parents, leaders, and the Lord,” Elder Gong said during the November Face to Face. Resources to help prevent the use of pornography are available at AddressingPornography.ChurchofJesusChrist.org. LDS Church announces bicentennial celebration for 2020 general conference Speakers encourage love, hope and faith in Sunday conference sessions By JACOB SCHOLL Standard-Examiner Magic Online Announcements, December 15, 2020. Watch Queue Queue In November 2019, Elder Gerrit W. Gong gave a preview of the Gospel Living app, and in February 2020, youth around the world were able to download the app to their mobile devices. For more information on the use of the name of the Church, go to our online, President Russell M. Nelson - General Conference April 2020 Sunday PM, General Conference April 2020 Saturday AM, General Conference April 2020 Saturday PM, General Conference April 2020 Saturday Eve, General Conference April 2020 - International, Sister Bonnie H. Cordon speaks at April 2020 general conference, Sister Jean B. 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