In the News
Christine Rappleye

Christine Rappleye is a reporter for the Church News. She has been an editor and reporter for the Deseret News in the features sections and was also part of the Visual Editing team. She previously worked for the Beaumont Enterprise in Southeast Texas as a reporter and editor. She was born and raised in Southeast Texas and graduated from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, with a communications degree. She served a mission in the Taiwan Taipei Mission. She tries to take advantage of the “Greatest Snow on Earth” by her attempts to stay upright on skis in the winter and hopes to not kill the plants in her container garden on her balcony in the summer.

Orchestra at Temple Square fall concert on Oct. 27 will feature new work by Mack Wilberg and attendees can receive tickets to Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra’s Christmas concert.

Reservations to tour the Orem Utah Temple are available online. The public open house is from Friday, Oct. 27, through Saturday, Dec. 16, excluding Sundays and Thanksgiving Day.

Moses Lake Washington Temple was dedicated by Elder Quentin L. Cook and is the Church’s 182nd temple. It is the third of three temples dedicated in historic weekend.

Classical 89’s free Organ Fest XIV will feature the five Tabernacle organists and two Cathedral of the Madeleine organists on Sept. 15.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is looking for both soloists and choral singers to record songs for the new hymnbook project. The application deadline is Sept. 17.

Jesus Christ’s “teachings are the guiding light that illuminates our path,” Latter-day Saint testified during an interfaith event hosted by a Pope Francis during first-ever papal visit to Mongolia.

The Church News would like to hear the experiences of those who accepted President Nelson’s invitation to choose peace and be a peacemaker.

Tension is a natural part of mortal life, Emily de Schweinitz Taylor points out during BYU Education Week. But it doesn’t need to grow into conflict or contention.

Daniel Kerr, the Music Department chair at BYU–Idaho, will perform at the Tabernacle Organ Virtuoso Performance Series on Aug. 18 at 7:30 p.m. Watch it here, plus stream four more past concerts.

Elder Youngjoon Kwon was nominated to South Korea’s Supreme Court on June 9 and confirmed on July 19. He has been serving as an Area Seventy since 2020.

Reservations to tour the St. George Utah Temple are available online. The public open house runs Friday, Sept. 15, through Saturday, Nov. 11, excluding Sundays and Saturday, Sept. 30.

President Henry B. Eyring dedicated a temple in Saratoga Springs, Utah, which is the Church’s 179th and the 18th operating temple in Utah. See photos here.

The British Pageant in Chorley, England, portrays the early history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the British Isles. Find out how to watch it in-person through Aug. 12 or the livestream on Aug. 11.

Reservations to tour the Okinawa Japan Temple are available online. The public open house begins Saturday, Sept. 23, and goes through Saturday, Oct. 7, excluding Sundays.

Reservations to tour the Bangkok Thailand Temple are available online. Also, open houses for the Brasília Brazil Temple, the Feather River California Temple and the McAllen Texas Temple are not using a reservation system.

The Spanish pilot of the Tabernacle Choir’s “Music & the Spoken Word” airs Sunday, July 30. Find out how to watch it here.

See photos of the British Pageant in historic Nauvoo that shares the stories of Church members from the British Isles.

A combination of actors and family cast members perform in the Nauvoo Pageant in historic Nauvoo, Illinois. The pageant is Thursday, Thursdays and Saturdays until Aug. 5.

The Days of ‘47 parade preview party offers a look at the floats in the July 24 parade.

Guest artists Adassa and Alex Melecio discuss the Tabernacle Choir’s 2023 Summer Concert and how they spread hope with the choir and orchestra.

The Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra’s 2023 Summer Concert with guest artists Adassa and Alex Melecio included music of hope and a tribute to Latin American pioneers.

Find out what guest artists Adassa and Alex Melecio hope for those attending — or streaming — the Tabernacle Choir’s Summer Concerts July 14-15. Plus see a photo gallery from rehearsal and how to watch.

Then Elder Spencer W. Kimball organized the first stake in Seoul South Korea in 1973. Now, 50 years later, Latter-day Saints remember the country’s pioneers and look to the future.

From the folk hymn “Wayfaring Stranger” to an organ-piano duet of “Waterfall,” watch and listen to the Tabernacle Choir and the Piano Guys’ recent collaborations.

“The message of hope was delivered,” Tabernacle Choir President Michael O. Leavitt said. He shares the choir and orchestra’s 3 goals while in Mexico in this Church News video.

The first facility to host For the Strength of Youth conferences in Asia opened outside of Manila, Philippines. Leaders expect that 7,200 youth and leaders will use the 24-acre camp each year.

The public open house begins Friday, Aug. 4, and runs through Saturday, Aug 19, excluding Sundays.

Tunis Rappleye was a wagon driver in the 1847 vanguard company and his life shares an unwritten testimony of the gospel.

While ministering in the Philippines, Elder Dale G. Renlund of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles encouraged Church members to focus on the Savior and to encourage others on the covenant path.

This Church News video features Adassa, Alex Melecio and Mariano Osorio talking about performing in the Tabernacle Choir’s 2023 Mexico City concerts in the National Auditorium.