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Latter-day Saint Charities releases 2020 annual report

Latter-day Saint Charities, an arm of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, released its 2020 Annual Report on Friday.The report lists a plethora of services, initiatives and additions to its services during the COVID-19 pandemic.The report states that during 2020, Latter-day Saint ...

Syracuse LDS temple groundbreaking set for June

SYRACUSE — A groundbreaking ceremony will be conducted in June for the new temple in Syracuse, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced Tuesday.Elder Kevin R. Duncan of the church's Quorum of the Seventy will preside at the event, the exact date for which has not yet been ...

LDS Church cancels Hill Cumorah Pageant; other events postponed until 2022

Tourists and members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints hoping to see the last presentation of the Hill Cumorah Pageant will be disappointed with the announcement from church headquarters Tuesday.Due to the continuation of the COVID-19 pandemic, the popular pageant, which was ...

Pandemic has focused missionaries in California, around the world on service

With the onset of COVID-19, missionaries from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have learned that serving a mission is more than just knocking on doors.They have opened their hands and hearts and have found ways to serve their neighbors in the areas they are assigned to, while ...

Ascension Lutheran Church in Harrisville gets new pastor

HARRISVILLE — <a href="https://www.facebook.com/AscensionLutheranOgden" target="_blank">Ascension Lutheran Church</a> has a new leader.Debra Jimenez has taken over as pastor of the Harrisville church, 1105 N. Washington Blvd. She started last December, replacing ...

Former Tabernacle Choir director Jerold Ottley dies at 86

Jerold Ottley was the director with the beautiful white hair who had the gift of music and the energy needed to take the Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square to the corners of the earth with their music.Ottley died Friday in Salt Lake City. He was 86.For nearly a quarter of a century, from ...

LDS Church to hold April’s General Conference remotely, again

As the international death toll rises because of the COVID-19 pandemic, and borders continue to be closed to travel, it is not surprising annual activities are again being canceled, postponed or pushed to remote programming in 2021.That includes April’s Annual General Conference of The Church ...

LDS president, apostles over 70 receive COVID-19 vaccine

President Russell M. Nelson, president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and other senior church leaders took time Tuesday morning to get their COVID-19 vaccinations.Eight senior leaders of the LDS Church and spouses qualified to receive their first dose of the COVID-19 ...

LDS Church to redesign plaza as part of Temple Square renovation

SALT LAKE CITY — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced this week it will start a significant makeover on the plaza on Temple Square.The plaza sits between the Church Office Building, the Church Administration Building, the Joseph Smith Memorial Building and the Relief ...