Church statement says changes coming for local celebrations, including pageants The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced Saturday that there will be changes to local celebrations, including pageants.
An undated photo from the Manti Pageant.
Kristin Chenoweth to join The Tabernacle Choir in their 2018 annual Christmas concert — here's how to get tickets This year, one of Broadway’s most well-known performers, Kristin Chenoweth, will appear as the featured guest and narrator of the annual Christmas concert by The Tabernacle Choir, Orchestra at Temple Square and Bells on Temple Square.
Kristin Chenoweth will be this year's featured guest artist and narrator at The Tabernacle Choir's annual Christmas concert.
An innovative approach to education: How BYU-Pathway Worldwide is creating a global campus A look at the ways BYU-Pathway Worldwide has grown to create a worldwide education system in under a decade.
A Pathway student studies at home with her child.
Music and the Spoken Word: Let love rule the day We can love people even if we do not love their choices. After all, isn’t it more important — though perhaps more challenging — to love a person than to love words or actions?
Choreographer and director Jerome Robbins, left, and actress-singer Mary Martin, dressed in her Peter Pan oufit, fly through the air during a rehearsal for a television program in 1955.  (AP Photo)
Feeling discouraged, inadequate, overwhelmed? Sister Aburto has 17 suggestions to help Sister Aburto shares 17 pieces of advice to help students along their way.
Sister Reyna I. Aburto, of the Relief Society general presidency speaks, during a Salt Lake Institute devotional at the LDS Institute of Religion in Salt Lake City on Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018.
President Nelson speaks about using full, proper name of the Church during visit to Canada Speaking of his recent call to identify The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints by its full, formal name, rather than nicknames and abbreviations, President Nelson said the direction does not constitute a name change but rather a course corre
President Russell M. Nelson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and his wife, Sister Wendy Nelson, enter the Palais des congrès de Montréal auditorium prior to the start of the Aug. 18, 2018, devotional in Montreal.
60 years after dedication, New Zealand temple closes for renovations. See what it will look like when it's finished After serving Church members in the Pacific for six decades, the Hamilton New Zealand Temple has closed for an extensive, three-year renovation.
Rendering of Hamilton New Zealand Temple and auxiliary buildings as they will appear after renovation.
Latter-day Saint missionary dies in accidental fall while serving in Australia A 19-year-old Latter-day Saint missionary serving in Australia Sydney Mission died Monday, July 23, after slipping and falling from a cliff in a popular sightseeing area.
Elder Gavin Paul Zimmerman, 19, from West Haven, Utah, died Monday, July 23, in an accidental fall while serving as a missionary in the Australia Sydney Mission of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Church member killed in shooting during sacrament meeting in Fallon, Nevada A member of the Fallon 3rd Ward in Fallon, Nevada, was shot and killed by another member of the Latter-day Saints congregation during Sacrament meeting on Sunday, July 22.
The chapel of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Fallon, Nevada where a fatal shooting occurred on Sunday, July 22, 2018.
Elder Holland on why LDS Church and NAACP partnership is a golden opportunity The joint courses will be the first practical application of the new relationship between the Church and the famous black civil rights organization. The initiative was announced July 15 at the 109th NAACP Annual Convention.
The Debra Bonner Unity Gospel Choir, an independent LDS choir, performs "Calvary" during the 109th NAACP Annual Convention at the Henry B. González Convention Center in San Antonio on Sunday, July 15, 2018.
In a 'grand night for singing,' Broadway-themed concert celebrates Pioneer Day In a ‘grand night for singing,’ the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square celebrated the 171st anniversary of the arrival of the first pioneers in the Salt Lake Valley with "Music for a Summer Evening."
Guest performers Laura Michelle Kellythe and Matthew Morrison take the stage as they join the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square for their annual Pioneer Concert at the Conference Center in Salt Lake City on Friday, July 20, 2018.
This Week on Social: President Nelson invites others to make a change of heart Repentance, prayer and personal revelation were themes this week among the social media accounts of Church leaders.
A screenshot from the Facebook page of President Russell M. Nelson. Repentance, prayer and personal revelation were themes this week among the social media accounts of Church leaders.
Mormon Tabernacle Choir to hold Broadway-themed concerts in honor of Pioneer Day this year No rest for the choir and orchestra, who return to the Concert Center for a pair of Broadway-themed concerts after returning from 2018 tour.
The Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Tabernacle Choir will continue their tradition of offering Pioneer Day holiday concerts with a pair of performances on July 20 and July 21.
How you should — or shouldn't — interpret the Word of Wisdom, according to one BYU professor Benjamin Bikman, a BYU professor of physiology and development biology, spoke on his diabetes research and insulin resistance research during a July 17 BYU Forum, tying the research to Church members' perceptions of the Word of Wisdom.
Benjamin Bikman, a Brigham Young University professor of physiology and development biology, spoke on his research on diabetes and insulin resistance during a July 17 forum given at the BYU Marriott Center in Provo, Utah. He also tied the research to LDS perceptions of the Word of Wisdom and spoke on making healthy lifestyle choices.
LDS Church and NAACP announce plans for education and employment initiatives The Church announced plans on July 15 for collaborating more extensively with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).
Debra Bonner, center, performs with The Debra Bonner Unity Gospel Choir, an independent LDS choir, during the 109th NAACP Annual Convention at the Henry B. González Convention Center in San Antonio on Sunday, July 15, 2018.
Church members, missionaries relieve Japan following nation's deadliest disaster in 7 years Dramatic weather continues to impact Pacific regions of Asia. Missionaries and members enlisted to help those in need.
A car is covered with mud as houses are damaged after a mudslide caused by heavy rains in Hiroshima, southwestern Japan, Tuesday, July 10, 2018. Rescuers were combing through mud-covered hillsides and along riverbanks Tuesday searching for dozens of people missing after heavy rains unleashed flooding and mudslides in southwestern Japan.
This week on social: God's love and making the most of ministering Church leader’s social media accounts shared messages of God’s love and testimonies of ministering this week. The accounts also shared testimonies of Church history and trusting the Lord.
A July 8, 2018 Facebook post from the account of Elder David A. Bednar.
Elder Soares asks for love, acceptance of diversity in new Church video In a recent video released by the Church, Elder Ulisses Soares of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles spoke about the importance of loving and accepting all people.
Elder Ulisses Soares of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles spoke about the importance of loving and accepting all people in a recent video, "A Friend to All."
Church releases trailer for new Mormon Messages featuring Sister Reyna Aburto An upcoming video series will share the experiences of the second counselor in the Relief Society general presidency.
Sister Reyna I. Aburto shares her story in a new video series to be released on July 19.
'Music and the Spoken Word' doesn't miss a beat — what the world's longest continuous broadcast is celebrating this week Weekly Mormon Tabernacle Choir broadcast uplifting viewers tuning in across the globe and through an ever-widenging range of media platforms.
Actors recreate the July 15, 1929, radio broadcast of "Music and the Spoken Word."
Church receives President Joseph F. Smith’s Bible nearly 100 years after Doctrine and Covenants revelation Robert Jackson believes their family bible was the one President Smith was reading at the time he received the revelation on the souls of the dead now found in Doctrine and Covenants 138. Now, his family has donated the bible to the Church.
From left: Alan Jackson, Robert Jackson, Steven Jackson, Susie Groesbeck, President M. Russell Ballard, Nancy Miller, John Jackson, Richard Jackson and Scott Jackson. The Jackson siblings, direct descendants of President Joseph F. Smith, recently donated their family Bible to the Church. The Bible belonged to President Smith.
This week on social: Elder Uchtdorf reflects on Holocaust in Germany, Elder Holland speaks on finding joy Messages were full of the message to love each other and find joy.
A post from the Instagram account of Jeffrey R. Holland from July 6, 2018.
Power comes from righteous patterns, BYU-Hawaii grads told Bishop Dean M. Davies of the Presiding Bishopric shared three ways individuals are able to set righteous patterns in their lives.
Graduates of BYU-Hawaii celebrate with supporters after commencement exercises on June 30.
This week on social: Church leaders on Joseph Smith and how to build a relationship with the Savior Church leaders this week posted on social media to remind members that personal relationships with Christ require study, prayer and following the example of Christ.
President Dallin H. Oaks's Facebook account recently posted about the prophetic calling of Joseph Smith.
Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square 'make the air with music ring' Choir and orchestra "make the air with music ring" during ongoing 2018 Classic Coast Tour.
Members of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir sail around San Francisco Bay with the San Francisco Sailing Company on a recovery day between concerts in Cali. on Tuesday, June 26, 2018.
Women auxiliary leaders present donation to help provide healing, justice for victims of child abuse Sister Bonnie H. Cordon presented a $50,000 donation from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to Utah's Children’s Justice Centers on Wednesday, June 27, to support the center's work with victims of child sexual abuse.
Sister Bonnie H. Cordon, Young Women general president, left, hands a donation to Tracey Tabet, program administrator for the Utah Children's Justice Centers, at the Avenues Children’s Justice Center in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, June 27, 2018.
BYU professor asks, 'How can we keep our spiritual lifeblood flowing?' Steven Shumway, a professor of engineering and technology at BYU, gave suggestions on how to stop being "spiritually frozen."
Steven Shumway addresses the audience in the De Jong Concert Hall — and via live broadcast on BYUtv — during a weekly devotional at Brigham Young University held on June 26.
Musical bridge building: Mormon Tabernacle Choir rehearses with San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus Shared love of choir music brings together two organizations for historic moment in Mormon Tabernacle Choir history during ongoing 2018 Classic Coast Tour.
Chris Petallano, a member of the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus, high fives Ian Christensen, with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, during the Mormon Tabernacle Choir's soundcheck at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, Calif., on Monday, June 25, 2018.
Mormon Tabernacle Choir veterans and rookies talk taking show on the road Outdoor concert at Berkeley's Greek Theatre offers Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square an apt venue to perform crowd favorites from the American Songbook and beloved hymns.
The Mormon Tabernacle Choir and the Orchestra at Temple Square perform at Berkeley's Greek Theatre on June 23, 2018, as part of the 2018 Classic Coast Tour.
This Week on Social: Church leaders talk Hymnbook changes, share messages of fatherhood In an event-filled week, leaders shared their thoughts on Father's Day, changes to the Hymnbook and Children's Songbook and more.
Screenshot of a Father's Day post on Elder D Todd Christofferson's Facebook page.
New and improved version of 'Preach My Gospel' now available The updates reflect changes in Church and missionary programs as well as current Family History products and policies.
Missionaries and members have an updated electronic version of "Preach My Gospel" now available to help them share the gospel with others.
Faith as identity: Why Church members have a responsibility to protect religious freedoms The bells on the BYU Provo campus that chime out the Pioneer anthem “Come, Come Ye Saints” had an increased resonance and meaning for those on campus attending the “Religious Freedom Annual Review” June 20 and 21.
Elder L. Whitney Clayton, of the Presidency of the Seventy for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, speaks at the BYU Religious Freedom Annual Review, Wednesday, June 20, 2018.
First Presidency announces new guidelines for bishop interviews with LDS youth The First Presidency announced in a letter dated June 20 new guidelines for interviewing youth. The guidelines will appear in the Church’s official handbook of instruction, which has been updated.
The exterior of the Church Administration Building in Salt Lake City Monday, Sept. 18, 2017.
LDS Church calls for unity, compassion in new statement on immigration The Church released a statement on Monday afternoon expressing the need for immigration reform that keeps families together.
The Church released a statement on Monday afternoon, June 18, expressing the need for immigration reform that supports families.
Church to publish new editions of Hymnbook and Children's Songbook The Church has announced plans to publish new, unified editions of both Hymns and the Children’s Songbook. And members are invited to participate in the revision process in unprecedented ways.
Various publications of the Church’s songs for children, including the current Children’s Songbook. The Church has announced it is revising the hymnbook and children’s songbook and invites members to participate.