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Follow this page for up-to-date information on locations and opening dates for the 31 Giving Machine sites around the world.

Twin Falls residents and JustServe volunteers helped with a three-day humanitarian drive.

‘How do we unravel our isolation boxes and weave our social fabric together again?’ Charitable giving, says the Church’s humanitarian director in an essay for Deseret Magazine.

See the unwrapping celebrations as the 2022 Giving Machines open in 28 locations across the U.S. and around the world for #LightTheWorld

Orlando residents in a JustServe club canoed to the rescue after their community flooded.

Here are nine stories from the Church News during the week of Nov. 27 to Dec. 3, 2022.

The big red vending machines which allows participants to give, instead of take, launched on Saturday, Nov. 26, in Brisbane, Australia

A heart full of Christmas brings the lasting, peaceful feelings of love, joy, hope and the spirit of giving, even the Spirit of Christ, Lloyd Newell shares in this week’s “Music & the Spoken Word” with The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square.

Latter-day Saints have been encouraged by Church leaders to find ways to naturally share the gospel. It’s easier than you think.

Church leaders posting on social media this week include President M. Russell Ballard sharing about his mission, Elder David A. Bednar on why children are precious gifts and President Johnson reflects on her recent ministry in in Argentina, Paraguay and Chile.

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.

Elder Jason Hallock provided hats to patrons of the Springville Utah Bishops’ Storehouse.

Hundreds of families received pantry staples and Thanksgiving food items.

A dusty Hummel Nativity and Elder Andersen’s words to the “Savior of the World” cast show Sarah Jane Weaver the value of treating the reason for Christmas as a priceless treasure.

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

During a devotional for Ensign College, Sister Craven summarized the lessons in three phrases — “First in. Stand firm. Last to leave.”

In this episode of the Church News podcast, reporter Trent Toone talks about Church history, the Joseph Smith Papers project and his coverage of the fan-funded television series “The Chosen.”

Roughly 150,000 people strolled through the temple grounds during the opening weekend.

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

As thoughts turn to gifts given on Christmas, what gifts might be offered to Him whose birth is celebrated? Lloyd Newell asks in this week’s “Music & the Spoken Word” with the Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square.

Jameson Jones is in the band at Westlake High School and a chorister in his ward, bringing a contagious passion for the music to others.

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

Jesus Christ resolves disputes and teaches the importance of reading the scriptures, repenting, and doing good works.

“Be moral, ethical, and honest,” Elder Rasband wrote on social media this week. “Your word is your bond.”

Activities range from devotional and music program to service project and a movie — with Christmas lights and songs, too.

High schools, church groups, service organizations and others hold community-wide service day with JustServe.

After her husband’s hospitalization for depression, Valerie Walton found strength and blessings from a surprising source: accepting a calling as a Sunday School teacher.

Salt Lake City and Orem Giving Machines become an opportunity for people to #LightTheWorld.

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

In a downed tree Church volunteers find a blossoming rose — “Truly, a tender mercy given to these good people from Heavenly Father to let them know He loves and is aware of them.”