One of the first female organists to perform at a general conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is retiring after 40 years of playing with the Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square.
Though not a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints myself, I listened to the church's general conference this weekend to find messages anyone can learn from, appreciate and apply. Here are three that stood out to me.
In addition to a new model of weekly class organization and leadership, the worldwide church will retire the “Beehive,” “Mia Maid” and “Laurel” designation for age-specific classes held each Sunday at Latter-day Saint meetinghouses around the world.
Under the direction of church President Russell M. Nelson, Elder Cook announced significant changes to the church’s Young Men organization, adult leadership positions in that organization on a ward and stake level and mid-week activities commonly known as “Mutual” across the world.
Most members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints already knew they were discouraged from taking their guns to church on Sunday, but it is making sure that message is crystal clear by tweaking the policy to prohibit all "lethal weapons."
Leaders have worked to make The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' partnership with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People a "high priority," a news release from the church reads.
After more than 50 years of entertaining and educating crowds on events from Book of Mormon scripture and the pioneers' journey to the Sanpete Valley, the Mormon Miracle Pageant had its final curtain call.
A Fort Worth, Texas man serving a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints died from accidental asphyxiation from a faulty water heater while in the Mexico Mexico City Northwest Mission. His companion was unharmed.