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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 sydneywalker@deseretnews.com and follow her on Twitter @sydney_walker31


The Church is not solely an organization — “it’s a support system,” Bishop Caussé said.

“Christmas is a time to ... de-emphasize differences among people,” President Dallin H. Oaks said.

“Helping others and reaching out to the people in need is really at the heart of the gospel of Jesus Christ,” said Bishop Gérald Caussé.

Find key dates, registration information and 5 things to do now to prepare for FSY 2023.

See a list of 50 ideas to share your light as part of this year’s #LightTheWorld initiative.

The Church’s donation to libraries in Rio de Janeiro is part of the “Leitura para todos” (“Reading for all”) project with the state secretary of culture and creative economy.

Despite ongoing construction, Temple Square is offering a variety of activities for visitors during the 2022 Christmas season.

Messages given by President Dallin H. Oaks, Elder Neil L. Andersen, Elder José A. Teixeira and President Bonnie H. Cordon.

“Christmas is a time to eliminate arrogance and provocation, to subdue criticism, to practice patience, and to de-emphasize differences among people,” President Oaks said.

As parents and Primary teachers prepare for a new year of “Come, Follow Me,” these 10 videos on teaching strategies for children with disabilities may be helpful.

From the bishops’ storehouse at Welfare Square, the Presiding Bishopric talks about the Church’s worldwide welfare and humanitarian efforts.

The Sikh festival in Yuba City attracts an estimated 100,000 people and is considered to be one of the largest gatherings of Sikhs outside India.

The Presiding Bishopric talks about how Latter-day Saint temples are identified, designed and constructed.

“You are a powerful generation,” Young Women General President Bonnie H. Cordon tells youth in the Asia North Area.

Watch seven videos that have been published as part of #LightTheWorld, beginning with the 2022 video “The World Needs Your Light.”

Elder and Sister Holland will speak from their hometown of St. George, Utah.

How are temple locations identified? The Presiding Bishopric answers this and other questions about temples.

“The Promise of Christmas” concert premiered Nov. 25 and is available to watch throughout the Christmas season.

Additional information about each broadcast will be published before the event.

Read five suggestions from FamilySearch for incorporating family history into your Thanksgiving festivities.

The Church and NAACP launch the MyBaby4Me program to help combat high infant mortality rates in Memphis, Tennessee.

“The Church is made up of millions of members ... and we’re here to serve them,” said Bishop L. Todd Budge.

Watch a 25-minute video with RootsTech speakers about learning opportunities at next year’s event.

The youth theme for 2023 is “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.”

In a new Church video, Jennie Taylor, widow of Maj. Brent Taylor, talks about her journey reclaiming hope in the four years since he was killed in Afghanistan.

“Elder Rasband’s visit to Brazil has been an expression of God’s love for the country and everyone living within its boundaries,” said Elder Adilson Parrella, Brazil Area president.

The Relief Society general presidency shared insight from the General Handbook about counseling together during Relief Society meetings.

Elder Peter M. Johnson taught BYU students of the Savior’s Atonement, invitation to act and promised blessings.

During a devotional broadcast to Latter-day Saints in Nevada, President Russell M. Nelson taught what he described as “my ABCs of personal preparation for a temple.”

Here’s how MeetUp — an annual one-day youth conference held simultaneously in Latter-day Saint meetinghouses across Brazil — is strengthening youth and young single adults.