The twice-yearly LDS General Women’s Meeting, held the Saturday before General Conference, is now officially part of General Conference, according to a statement made Thursday by LDS church spokeswoman Jessica Moody.
Over the past month, there has been some confusion about whether the Women’s Meeting was indeed an official part of General Conference, with church leaders like Dieter F. Uchtdorf, second counselor in the First Presidency, referring to the Women’s Meeting as the first meeting of General Conference this past Sept. 27.
“My beloved sisters, my dear friends and blessed disciples of Jesus Christ, I am honored to have this opportunity to be with you as we open another general conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints,” Elder Uchtdorf said.
Adding the Women’s Meeting as an official session means each General Conference will now have six sessions.
Subscribers to the “Ensign” magazine, will notice in the November issue that talks given in the General Women’s meeting are included in the publication under the heading, “General Women’s Session.”