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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 ...

LDS Church keeps fast pace through pandemic of 2020

In his closing remarks during the October 2019 Semiannual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, President Russell M. Nelson invited members of the church to prepare for 2020.Nelson said: “General conference next April will be different from any previous ...

General handbook updated with new chapters on prejudice, dress, reliable sources

On Friday, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced updates and new sections to the General Handbook for leaders and members of the church.The updates emphasize the work of salvation and exaltation, as well as principles of flexibility, agency and personal revelation, according ...

LDS author writes primer for church members on LGBTQ+ issues

The life of an LGBTQ+ Latter-day Saint is much like the first line of the Everly Brothers’ popular song, “He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother.”The song states, “The road is long with many a winding turn that leads to who knows where.”Talk to author Richard Ostler, and he would say the ...

Denson lawsuit against LDS Church dismissed

McKenna Denson — the woman who claimed she was sexually assaulted by her Provo Missionary Training Center president, Joseph L. Bishop, more than 36 years ago — had the last two issues in a case against The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints dismissed Thursday.The last two remaining ...