General Conference is the name of a meeting held in Salt Lake City, Utah for all members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, whose members are often known as the Mormons. Held twice a year, in April and October, it is an opportunity for people world-wide to hear from the Mormon leaders. The meeting is broadcast over television, radio, satellite, and Internet, so anyone is welcome to watch the weekend-long proceedings, or to watch or read the proceedings later on the Internet. Read more
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At the most recent General Conference (a semi-annual meeting of the Mormons that is broadcast world-wide), the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons) announced plans for five new temples. Temples are a special type of church building. They aren’t used for regular, weekly worship or congregational activities.
The annual Easter pageant presented in Mesa, Arizona, is undergoing final preparations and will be presented to the public from March 11 through March 22. This year is the pageant’s 70th anniversary.
Elder Earl C. Tingey of the First Quorum of the Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (commonly known as the “Mormons“) will address young adults of the Church on Sunday, January 13, 2008, at 6:00 P.M. Mountain Time. The fireside will be available live on the Church satellite system at local meetinghouses and rebroadcast across the world. Live internet audio streaming will be available at www.lds.org. Live video will also be available on BYU-TV and at www.byu.tv. The broadcast will originate from the BYU Marriott Center, and all young adults are invited to attend, view, or listen to the proceedings.
With the holiday season knocking at our door, here are some of the events taking place at Temple Square in Salt Lake City, Utah. This is where The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon Church) is headquartered, and they always have a marvelous array of spiritual and cultural food for the soul – particularly at Christmas time. The public is welcome at all of these events. Most are free; some of those require that you order tickets to reserve your spot. Even if you aren’t in the Salt Lake City area, it can be interesting to read about some of the things they are doing to celebrate the birth of the Savior.