On Sunday, November 7, Elder M. Russell Ballard spoke at a CES fireside for young adults. Archived video streams are available.
Families and individuals of all ages are needed as volunteer cast members, work crew, and backstage support to participate in LDS Church pageants and other productions during the spring and summer of 2011.
Visit store.lds.org to find a completely redesigned online shopping experience for Church members and leaders. Site features include free shipping, multiple-language capability, international currency conversion, improved product descriptions and photos, live product inventory, and much more. Read more about the new site.
Young women can now do their Personal Progress online—link to scriptures, track progress, submit plans and report completion, and keep their journal securely online. When finished, they can print the entire book, including their journal. Their parents and leaders can approve and track their work. Start now at PersonalProgress.lds.org.
Text, audio, and video archives of the October 2010 conference are available. In addition, youth can view highlights from general conference selected especially for them. You can also find text, audio, and video on the new conference website.
Text, audio, video archives from the general Relief Society meeting are available. You can also see highlights from the meeting.
Download new lessons and handouts for teaching new bishops, Melchizedek Priesthood leaders, and Relief Society leaders about welfare. The presentations contain video, audio, and other multimedia elements to enhance leaders’ understanding of welfare principles, duties, and resources.
The new LDS.org is now available. Although you will still be able to access this old site for a few months at classic.lds.org, we encourage you to begin using the new site at LDS.org. Several short tutorial videos have been prepared to help you become familiar with the new site.
A series of high-level meetings between The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and an official from the People’s Republic of China is expected to lead to "regularized" operations for the Church in China. See the Newsroom for more information.
With the combined resources of the Gospel Library and the Mormon Channel radio station, you can study or listen to the scriptures and other Church publications anytime on your BlackBerry, Apple, Android, or Palm devices. Learn more at our Mobile Applications page.
See a video about Luke and Sam, two brothers who struggle to understand and connect with each other. Follow them through their teenage years as they learn what their relationship can mean. Also watch highlights from last spring's general Young Women meeting and see the reactions of those who attended. These and other videos are available at youth.lds.org.
The Pioneer Day Commemoration Concert, featuring the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and the Orchestra at Temple Square, was broadcast over the Internet and the Church satellite system on Saturday, July 17.
Through full-time and Church-service missions, seniors can help others in many ways. Visit the redesigned senior missionary Web site to learn about opportunities, watch videos of missionary experiences, review frequently asked questions, and learn how to apply.
A young man from Nevada followed an Apostle’s counsel and changed his relationship with his father forever. See the video “Fathers and Sons” at youth.lds.org. Also, see the accompanying video, “Mothers and Daughters,” in which young women from Canada talk about their mothers’ good examples.
Visit the new Latter-day Saint Charities Web site to learn about Church relief efforts in Haiti. The First Presidency has appealed to the worldwide membership of the Church to help relieve the suffering in Haiti. To make a donation, go to the Humanitarian Services Emergency Response donation form.
The Gospel Principles manual contains information on 47 core principles of the gospel for personal study and teaching. In 2010 and 2011, this manual will be used in Melchizedek Priesthood and Relief Society classes, as well as the Gospel Principles class for investigators and new members. The manual is available online in multiple media formats. To order this book in the U.S. and Canada, visit the online catalog; in other countries, please contact your distribution center.
A new DVD for youth, A Brand New Year 2010, is being delivered to Church units worldwide. The program features international youth testifying of the standards in For the Strength of Youth (see a preview in Windows Media or QuickTime). Ideas for using the DVD and introducing the 2010 Mutual theme are available for local leaders. Video segments will be available for download on youth.lds.org beginning January 1.
Enhance your study of the Old Testament with this new set of three DVDs that includes 56 videos, over 300 visual resources (such as interactive charts, quotations, and paintings), and ideas for family home evening study activities. The Old Testament Visual Resource DVDs are designed for use in homes and Church classes. Watch an introductory video to learn more. To order this set of DVDs in the U.S. and Canada, visit the online catalog; in other countries, please contact your distribution center.
Sunday Relief Society meetings, additional Relief Society meetings, and Relief Society visiting teaching are each addressed in a new format that provides comprehensive and easy-to-follow instructions for Relief Society sisters and priesthood leaders.
"Children are an heritage of the Lord" (Psalm 127:3). Every child placed by a loving birth parent for adoption with LDS Family Services is not only blessed with a mother and a father, but an eternal family sealed in the temple. Learn more about free pregnancy counseling and adoption.
The Church has declared its support for local ordinances banning discrimination in matters of housing and employment. The Church issued a statement in connection with debate on a nondiscrimination ordinance in Salt Lake City.
President Dieter F. Uchtdorf was the speaker at a CES fireside for young adults on Sunday, November 1. Video archives are available from the broadcast event page.
In an October 13 address to BYU–Idaho students, Elder Dallin H. Oaks spoke on the importance of preserving the religious freedoms guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution against societal forces that threaten those freedoms.
The Latter-day Saint edition of the Holy Bible in Spanish is now available. More information about the available formats, pricing, and ordering of the LDS Edition of the Spanish Bible is available in English and Spanish (Biblia). A special 30-minute orientation video will be broadcast between the upcoming general conference sessions.
If you think that LDS Family Services is only an adoption agency, you'll be surprised by what we have to offer. Visit our newly designed Web site, ItsAboutLove.org, to learn what options are available in a crisis pregnancy, to hear clients' real-life stories, and to connect with our agency counselors.
The Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square performed their annual Pioneer Day Commemoration Concert on Friday, July 17, 2009, in the Conference Center.
Watch and share a new Mormon Messages video, "Trusting in the Lord," in which a woman shares her journey of faith, hope, and trust as her family goes through the process of adoption. To share this video, go to the YouTube page, click “Share” below the video, and then select how you would like to share it. (This video is also available in Spanish on YouTube.)
Watch and share a new Mormon Messages video, "O Remember, Remember," in which President Henry B. Eyring shares his daily practice of recognizing the Lord's hand in his life and invites us to do the same. To share this video, go to the YouTube page, click “Share” below the video, and then select how you would like to share it. (This video is also available in Spanish on YouTube.)
Watch and share a new Mormon Messages video, "Hope Ya Know, We Had a Hard Time," in which Elder Quentin L. Cook speaks of the many trials that can occur in life and offers his assurance of the Lord's love and concern for each of us. To share this video, go to the YouTube page, click “Share” below the video, and then select how you would like to share it. (This video is also available in Spanish on YouTube.)
Watch and share a new Mormon Messages video, "Blessings of the Priesthood," in which Elder Robert D. Hales testifies of the power of the priesthood and describes how it has blessed God's children from the Creation to our day. To share this video, go to the YouTube page, click “Share” below the video, and then select how you would like to share it. (This video is also available in Spanish on YouTube.)
The general public is invited to tour the new Oquirrh Mountain Utah Temple during the open house, which will be held Mondays through Saturdays from June 1 to August 1 (excluding July 4 and July 24). Reservations are required and are available free of charge. Group reservations can be accommodated by calling 1-800-521-5105 or 801-240-7645.
To celebrate Mother's Day, we have created a special Mormon Messages video, "Happy Mother's Day, Mom!" We hope you enjoy the video, and we invite you to share it with your family and friends. To share this video, go to the YouTube page, click “Share” below the video, and then select how you would like to share it. (This video is also available in Spanish on YouTube.)
Watch and share the Mormon Messages video, "How Can I Find Happiness?" in which Elder Richard G. Scott teaches that by following the Lord's plan, we can be happy, regardless of what is happening around us. To share this video, go to the YouTube page, click “Share” below the video, and then select how you would like to share it.
Watch and share the Mormon Messages video, "The Miracle of the Holy Bible," in which Elder M. Russell Ballard testifies that as Church members we believe, follow, and teach the Bible’s message inviting all to worship Jesus Christ. To share this video, go to the YouTube page, click “Share” below the video, and then select how you would like to share it.
Watch and share the Mormon Messages video, "Easter Message—None Were with Him," in which Elder Jeffrey R. Holland describes the Savior’s solitary journey to overcome sin and death and testifies of the resulting blessings to all mankind. To share this video, go to the YouTube page, click “Share” below the video, and then select how you would like to share it. (This video is also available in Spanish on YouTube.)
General conference was held on Saturday and Sunday, April 4–5, 2009. Audio and video archives of the conference are available in many languages. Online text and a conference highlights video are available in English. Visit the Newsroom to read about Elder Neil L. Andersen, newly sustained member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles.
Visit the Newsroom to read the Church’s official statement on a recent episode of HBO’s Big Love that is said to depict temple ceremonies. If you would like to learn more, watch a video about the blessings of the temple. To share this video, go to the YouTube page, click “Share” below the video, and then select how you would like to share it.
From Wednesday, January 28, at 11:00 p.m. MST to Thursday at 3:00 a.m. MST, LDS.org will be unavailable due to maintenance. Thanks for your patience during this time.
In 2009, adults in the Church will continue studying Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Joseph Smith, which is available online in multiple media formats (including audio) in English, Cantonese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish.
A new youth-oriented Web site, www.ABrandNewYear.lds.org, was launched January 1, with music, video, testimonies, and other features from the Brand New Year youth celebration DVD. Youth, parents, and leaders are invited to enjoy the resources on this Web site.
The Aaronic Priesthood and Young Women resource guides for 2009 provide questions, prophetic teachings, teacher improvement tips, and other materials to supplement lessons for young men and young women. The guides are available online in interactive PDF and HTML text formats.
At this joyous season we invite you to learn more about the birth and life of our Savior Jesus Christ. These scriptures, articles, hymns, and messages will be helpful to anyone who is preparing a talk or lesson or would simply like to be reminded of the true meaning of Christmas.
General conference was held on Saturday and Sunday, October 4-5, 2008. Archives of the conference, including English transcripts, are available. A new media player is available to watch conference sessions on the Internet. Also, a "general conference highlights" video has been prepared for Windows Media and QuickTime.
Now available online in downloadable text, audio, and video formats, these colorfully illustrated scripture stories are written on a basic reading level for children and are also a valuable resource for others who may not yet be familiar with the standard works. You can also purchase the video recordings as a new DVD set.
Church members ages 18 and older are invited to submit their original artwork around the theme "Remembering the Great Things of God." Winning entries will be displayed in the Museum of Church History and Art in 2009. For complete information, visit www.lds.org/artcompetition.
The Encyclopedia of Mormonism, now available online in searchable text format, can be an excellent source of information on a wide variety of subjects dealing with the beliefs, teachings, and practices of the Church. (Note: This encyclopedia is a joint product of Brigham Young University and Macmillan Publishing Company and does not necessarily represent the official position of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.)
You can now purchase cases of wheat, white rice, beans, and oats online through ldscatalog.com for your longer-term supply of family home storage. These items are in addition to the Family Home Storage Starter Kit that was introduced in December 2007. Order today and have them shipped directly to your home.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has taken steps to better inform the public about differences between the Salt Lake City-based church and the polygamous group in Texas that calls itself the FLDS.
Disabilities.lds.org is provided to help members with disabilities and their families participate more fully in Church meetings and activities. In addition to giving information on various disabilities, this section includes suggestions and resources for leaders, teachers, caregivers, and Church members.
Occasionally, the Church magazines create issues on special topics like preparing for a mission (March 2007 New Era), making the transition as a new Church member (October 2006 Ensign and multiple-language Liahona), and learning more about Jesus Christ (March 2008 Ensign and multiple-language Liahona). To order copies to reread, enjoy for the first time, or share with others, visit LDSCatalog.com for the 2006, 2007, and 2008 special issues.
Through the generosity of members and friends, the Church is helping people suffering from major disasters, including the earthquake in central China, the cyclone in Myanmar, and tornadoes in multiple locations in the United States. To donate, visit the LDS Philanthropies Web site.
Thomas S. Monson is the new President of the Church, with Henry B. Eyring as First Counselor and Dieter F. Uchtdorf as Second Counselor. English archives of the news conference announcing the new First Presidency are available in audio and video. For the latest official information, visit the Newsroom.
For the February worldwide leadership training meeting, online archives are available in text, audio, and video formats. You can also still access archives of the funeral services for President Gordon B. Hinckley, Newsroom coverage of President Thomas S. Monson, and audio and video of the press conference for the new First Presidency.
At a commencement address on December 15, 2007, Elder M. Russell Ballard urged graduating students at Brigham Young University-Hawaii to use blogs and other forms of “new media” to contribute to a national conversation about the Church. See the Newsroom for more information.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints today reemphasized its long-standing position of party political neutrality in response to a large number of calls from the news media over the past few days. See the Newsroom for more information.
A family home storage starter kit is now available for purchase online through ldscatalog.com. The starter kit is an ideal gift to teach the basics of family home storage and to get started building a supply of food and water and creating a financial reserve. Order online today and have it shipped directly to your home.
The March 2008 Liahona and Ensign will focus entirely on the Lord Jesus Christ. In this issue, General Authorities teach vital doctrines about the Savior, and members from around the world share testimonies of the power of the Atonement in their lives. See the Liahona or Ensign home pages for more details.
The general Relief Society meeting and the 177th Semiannual General Conference were held recently. Audio and video archives of both events are available. Online text is available in English. For additional information, read about when other conference materials will be available.
In the Saturday morning session of general conference, Elder Henry B. Eyring was sustained as Second Counselor in the First Presidency, and Elder Quentin L. Cook was sustained as a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. Visit the Newsroom for more information.
The Church Educational System (CES) presented a fireside for young adults on September 9, 2007, at 6:00 p.m., mountain daylight time. The speaker was Sister Cheryl C. Lant, general president of the Primary. Audio archives are available on the Broadcast Event page.
The Testaments of One Fold and One Shepherd, a 65-minute epic film, depicts events from the life and ministry of Jesus Christ as recorded in the New Testament and the Book of Mormon. The DVD, which contains the film in 18 languages, can be ordered by phone (1-800-537-5971) or online. You can also watch a trailer of the film before ordering.
September 11 marks the anniversary of the 1857 massacre of some 120 California-bound emigrants in southern Utah. An article by Richard E. Turley Jr., the managing director for the Family and Church History Department, will be printed in the September 2007 Ensign magazine, but you can read it online now.
We invite you to review the test release of the Church's redesigned Web site at beta.mormon.org. The new site includes multimedia and the option for nonmembers to "chat live" with missionaries (Church members should not use the chat feature). While on the beta site, use the feedback option to tell us what you think.
On the Provident Living Web site, the Family Home Storage channel and the Family Finances channel have been updated with resources to help you prepare for adversity. Among the available resources are two new pamphlets that teach the basics of home food storage and financial preparedness.
A worldwide leadership training meeting focusing on gospel teaching and learning was broadcast over the Church satellite system on February 10, 2007. Visit the worldwide leadership training resources page.