- Phoenix Arizona Temple Dedication Prayer (Church News)
Following is the text of the prayer President Thomas S. Monson offered in dedicating the Phoenix Arizona Temple on Sunday, November 16, 2014.
- Spiritual Waters of Phoenix Arizona Temple to Nourish Members (Church News)
In the year 1 A.D. the Hohokam Indians dug 135 miles of irrigation canals in the Arizona desert. The water, from the Salt and Gila Rivers, brought life and nourishment to a parched land.
The civilization thrived and by 1300 A.D., the Hohokams marked the largest population north of Mexico City.
- LDS leader shares Thanksgiving traditions, advice for teens (KSL - Utah)
Thanksgiving is a holiday that unites all Americans, whether they're expressing gratitude with family and friends or sharing their bounty. For Sister Neill Marriott, second counselor in the Young Women General Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, it's one of her favorites.
"I love it because I have this vision of hundreds of thousands of families, maybe millions, all over the nation doing the same thing at the same time," Sister Marriott said. "(It's) one day where we come together and recognize there's an abundance in our life and be grateful to God, whatever faith (we) are."
- Faith Online: In Your Own Words | 21 November 2014 (LDS Newsroom)
The historic Vatican summit that brought together a diverse group of global faith leaders concluded Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014. Some 30 faith leaders from around the world participated, including President Henry B. Eyring of the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Here's a look at what some leaders and journalists shared on social media.
- Mormons find a home in South Jersey (Courier-Post - New Jersey)
A piece of Camden’s criminal past is making way for a more righteous future.
The former home of Milton Milan, a mayor who went from City Hall to federal prison in December 2000, will be razed to provide parking for a planned Mormon church in East Camden.
The meeting house is set to rise on an adjacent lot off Federal Street, between 33rd and 34th streets.
- LDS Donates Wheelchairs, Hearing Aids to the Disabled in Jiangsu (Women of China)
The Jiangsu Women's Federation and Huai'an Women's Federation hosted a donation ceremony for wheelchairs and hearing aids by All-China Women's Federation (ACWF) - American LDS Charity Association in the Dongfeng community of Huai'an City in east China's Jiangsu Province on November 19, 2014.
The 250 donated wheelchairs and a similar number of hearing aids worth 1 million yuan (U.S. $0.17 million) will be presented to 500 disabled families in nine Huai'an City counties by the end of November.
- Producing musical gives satisfaction (Davis Clipper - Utah)
Producing a show for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is much different than producing a show in the secular world, the producer of “Savior of the World,” said. Jay Clark, a Layton resident, said producing the musical that tells the story of Jesus Christ’s birth and resurrection gives him a satisfaction that working in the secular world doesn’t
- Gallatin Latter-day Saints honor local vets with quilts (Tennessean)
The Gallatin Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Nov. 11 hosted an event to recognize the men and women of their congregation who had served in the armed forces.
Twenty-four members of the congregation from all branches of service were honored with a program, music and slide show of military photographs. Each veteran was given a "Quilt of Valor," handmade by the women's auxiliary of the church.
- Eagles soaring out of Heights scout troop (Billings Gazette - Montana)
Boy Scout Troop 18, sponsored by the Lake Hills Ward of the LDS church in Billings Heights, has way more Eagle Scouts than scouts of any other rank. Their stories are as varied as the colorful merit badge sashes each scout sported during a recent troop meeting....