News Releases

Church Hosts the 187th Annual General Conference

Latter-day Saints from around the world will participate in the 187th Annual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints beginning this weekend. The general women’s session, the first of six sessions of general conference, will be held Saturday, March 25, 2017, at 6:00 p.m. (mountain daylight time) at the Conference Center in Salt Lake City.

Davao Stake Celebrates 175 Years of Relief Society

In observance of the 175th worldwide celebration of the Relief Society organization, local congregations held activities to commemorate this significant event. Davao Philippines Stake(Diocese), led by its local Relief Society President Teresita Gabuat, celebrated the organization’s founding on March 11, 2017. It was attended by 200 women, 18 years old and above, who were all dressed in pioneer costumes - clothing of the early members of the church in Utah.

Mormon Women Mark the 175th Anniversary of Relief Society

Members of the Relief Society around the world are marking the 175th anniversary of the world’s largest women’s organization. The Relief Society of Nauvoo was organized by early members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Illinois on March 17, 1842.

Mormon Apostles Welcome Catholic Filipino Bishop in Utah

Senior leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints joined Catholics in Utah for the installation of the 10th bishop of Salt Lake City. Bishop Oscar A. Solis was appointed by Pope Francis to lead the Diocese of Salt Lake City.

Mormon Helping Hands, LDSC Turn Over School Supplies to CDO Students

2,400 school bags containing school supplies and 200 sets of instructional materials for 200 teachers were turned over to the Department of Education, Region X of Cagayan de Oro. The turnover ceremony was held at the covered court of Camaman-an Elementary School, the worst hit of the 8 public schools affected by the January 16 urban flood. 

LDS Charities Provides Over 700 Student Chairs to 4 Elementary Schools

LDS Charities, the humanitarian arm of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, worked with the Department of Education and local government units to help students with some of their basic educational needs. It donated over 700 chairs with armrests for students in Elvira Razon Aranilla Elementary School in Lucena, Luya and Calambuyan in Batangas, and Alabang.

Filipina Star Student Shines in University of Utah

 Andrea is a star University of Utah student from Cavite, receiving five scholarships and awards while in graduate school. One of these awards is the Abrelia C. Hinckley Graduate Scholarship for her significant experience in community involvement and commitment to a career in public service. Andrea is enrolled under the Master of Science in International Affairs and Global Enterprise (MIAGE) program which is filled with incredibly hardworking and talented students who are from all over the world.

Women in the Church

The National Women’s Month Celebration every March is part of the worldwide observance of the International Women’s Day (IWD). Latter-day Saint women draw strength and inspiration from their identity: they understand themselves to be daughters of God with a purpose in life, and they strive to cultivate the attributes of divinity—such as holiness, wisdom and charity—within themselves. 

Youth Broadcast to Feature Two Apostles at Church Historic Site

Mormon youth will ask two apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints questions during a live Face to Face event in Palmyra, New York, where Church founder Joseph Smith experienced what is commonly referred to as the First Vision. 

Maxine Grimm, LDS Church Pioneer in the Philippines, Dies at Age 102

(Source: Deseret News) Maxine Tate Shields Grimm, 102 — whose pioneering efforts for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Philippines helped make it possible for LDS missionaries to begin work in the nation in the early 1960s — died Feb. 10, 2017, in Tooele, Utah.