Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Church Releases New Website: Mormon and Gay

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints recently launched a new website, Mormon and Gay, which provides resources for Church members who identify as gay, lesbian, or bisexual and their ward and family members.

Take a look!

Why does God give us commandments? Part 2

"We know we should respect other people's agency and love them despite any differences we may have. But this cute, animated video shows us why, if we truly love them, we should explain to them our reasons for living the way we do and
 help them understand the purpose of God's commandments."
(LDS Living Staff)

Why does God give us commandments?

Have you ever wondered why God gives us commandments? It can feel restricting, but is that the reality?

Friday, October 14, 2016

Face to Face Broadcast Features ‘Studio C’ Cast

Mormon youth are being encouraged to submit their questions for the upcoming Face to Face broadcast hosted by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Wednesday, October 19, 2016. The guests for the live event are all 10 cast members of BYUtv’s comedy show “Studio C.” The performers, who are all members of the Church, include Whitney Call, Mallory Everton, Jason Gray, Matt Meese, Adam Berg, Stacey Harkey, Natalie Madsen, Stephen Meek, James Perry and Jeremy Warner.

Read full article (Mormon Newsroom) here

Quote for today!

If we would advance in holinessincrease in favor with Godnothing can take ... to give prayerdaily prayersecret prayer—a foremost place in your lives. ... We need to get onto our knees in prayer and gratitude. .... And so I pray and calmly wait.
President Ezra Taft Benson

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Halloween and Trick or Treat Safety Tips for Parents, Children & Students

First Presidency 2016 Letter Encouraging Political Participation, Voting in US

The following letter was issued by the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on October 5, 2016, to be read to Church congregations throughout the United States:
Dear Brothers and Sisters:
Political Participation, Voting, and the Political Neutrality of the Church
As citizens we have the privilege and duty of electing office holders and influencing public policy. Participation in the political process affects our communities and nation today and in the future. We urge Latter-day Saints to be active citizens by registering, exercising their right to vote, and engaging in civic affairs.
We also urge you to spend the time needed to become informed about the issues and candidates you will be considering. Along with the options available to you through the Internet, debates, and other sources, the Church occasionally posts information about particular moral issues on which it has taken a position at www.MormonNewsroom.org.
Principles compatible with the gospel may be found in various political parties, and members should seek candidates who best embody those principles.
While the Church affirms its institutional neutrality regarding political parties and candidates, individual members should participate in the political process. The Church also affirms its constitutional right of expression on political and social issues.
Sincerely yours,
Thomas S. Monson
Henry B. Eyring
Dieter F. Uchtdorf
The First Presidency

Thanksgiving silverware holder inspiration

How lovely your table will be!

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Worldwide Auxiliary Training on Teaching in the Savior’s Way

All teachers and leaders who supervise teaching are invited to participate in a worldwide auxiliary training broadcast on Teaching in the Savior’s Way on November 5, 2016.

Elder Jeffrey R. Holland and members of the Auxiliary General Presidencies will provide training and answer questions about teaching in the Savior’s way, teacher council meetings, and new teacher orientation, which were recently introduced as part of an ongoing effort to “help members build faith in Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ through improved gospel teaching and learning” (see May 2 official Church notice).

Members also may participate in the broadcast from their homes. Stakes and wards may also plan to view it in a meetinghouse. Those who cannot participate in the live broadcast can view it on LDS.org any time after the event begins. Some wards may choose to show a recording of the broadcast in a meeting of teachers and leaders at a later date. Stream or download the broadcast later at lds.org/broadcasts/training.
For additional details, please see the broadcast schedule.

2016 October General Conference Quotes Cards

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