In the News
Sydney Walker

Sydney Jorgensen Walker is a reporter for the Church News. She graduated from the BYU journalism program in 2017. She previously wrote for the Faith section in the Deseret News and worked as an assistant in the Priesthood and Family Department at Church headquarters. You can email her at and follow her on Twitter @sydney_walker31

The Gospel for Kids YouTube channel features simple drawing lessons and rock art related to Old Testament stories in “Come, Follow Me.”

BYU Speeches publishes Inspiring Short of Sister Dew’s 2003 talk “You Were Born to Lead.”

Journey of Faith includes records from 9 collections — the first time FamilySearch has pulled this many Church databases into one place.

The new design of FamilySearch’s person page aims to be more readable, interactive and consistent with the rest of the site.

The annual concert features original compositions, lyrics and arrangements submitted by members worldwide.

The 2022 Church Music Festival “Rejoice!” on Aug. 6 will originate from the Conference Center Theater on Temple Square and be streamed online.

A three-day Brighton Girls Camp Centennial Celebration will be held Aug. 19-21. All former campers and staff members and fans of Brighton are invited.

New Relief Society and Primary general presidencies sustained in April 2022 general conference begin service Aug. 1.

The Friend to Friend featured activities, music and messages focused on the temple from Elder Gary E. Stevenson and the Primary general presidency.

President Camille N. Johnson worked as a lawyer for nearly 30 years before serving as Primary general president and now Relief Society general president.

By understanding their divine nature and purpose, Relief Society sisters can turn outward and serve others, said President Camille N. Johnson.

“We welcome the recent publication of the image and hope it will prompt the discovery of additional information helpful to determining its authenticity,” the Church said of the possible daguerreotype of Joseph Smith.

As incoming Primary General President Susan H. Porter prepares to begin her service Aug. 1, she highlighted three things she wants Primary leaders worldwide to know.

Elder Dale G. Renlund and his wife, Sister Ruth L. Renlund, visited a For the Strength of Youth conference at the University of Utah on July 20.

As a widow, President Porter learned that life experiences do not define her or others. The most important labels, as President Nelson taught, are “child of God,” “child of the covenant” and “disciple of Jesus Christ.”

A Potawatomi/Ojibway native, Priscilla Yellowhead Tobey has always believed in a creator. That belief was strengthened as she read the Book of Mormon.