09192017

Now Primary chorister, Dr. Staheli has advice for choir directors

As founder and director of the BYU Singers, Dr. Ronald Staheli has been around the world and back touring with and leading the elite choral ensemble. He grew up playing the piano, and studied piano and voice music theory at BYU. He continued [...]

Prominent artist gives Utahns a TASK to create and connect

 If you go… When: Saturday, Oct. 24 from 5–8 p.m. Where: Mapleton Memorial Recreation Center Cost: FREE Site: Facebook event Armed with aluminum foil, tape, string and raw creativity, more than 50 students at Mountain View High [...]

5 hymns added to (+5 hymns omitted from) the 1985 hymnal

Thirty years ago, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints released a newly revised version of its official hymnal. The release celebrated another milestone — it was 150 years after the publication of the Church’s first book [...]

5 extracurricular activities that will help you get into BYU

For many youth in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, attending Brigham Young University is a great option for higher education. The school is not only a well-respected academic institution, but is also known for its wholesome [...]

Single moms in Utah eligible for a career-changing bootcamp

Talk about a career-changer. Three single mothers in Utah are being given the second chance of a lifetime with scholarships to three career-focused “bootcamps” — worth over $9,000. The Live Your Dream Foundation, which has been helping [...]

How to give a talk like an apostle

The First Presidency, Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, and other leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have a lengthy list of responsibilities. Among the most important is the duty to testify of Jesus Christ as the Redeemer [...]

10 powerful takeaways from ‘Jesus the Christ’

Elder James E. Talmage’s iconic book “Jesus the Christ: A Study of the Messiah and His Mission According to the Holy Scriptures Both Ancient and Modern” has taught and blessed countless readers in the 100 years since its [...]

Provo welcomes first annual Startup Festival

If you go: When: Sept. 1-5 Where: Downtown Provo Cost: $20-$50 Site: startfestival.com Downtown Provo is buzzing with aspiring and established entrepreneurs during Utah’s first StartFEST, an event dedicated to motivating and connecting [...]

10 successful Church programs that were discontinued (or changed)

On July 27, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced that its “century-long association with Scouting will need to be examined” following the Boy Scouts of America’s decision to admit openly gay leaders in [...]

Keep the seminary fire burning all summer with these simple ideas

In The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, teenagers learn important gospel principles in daily seminary classes — during the school year. But what happens during the summer? Though most places don’t hold seminary classes [...]

What prophets say about the Constitution

For members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, holidays like Independence Day have special significance. The freedoms available in the United States not only allow us to live and worship as we wish but also made possible the [...]

The one thing moms should stop doing — comparing

Mothers juggle a lot of things — keeping children dressed, fed and healthy and raising them to be respectable members of society while somehow also caring for their own physical and emotional needs. But juggling motherhood would be a whole [...]

Utah tops list of best places to grow up for upward mobility

A new study out of Harvard University ranks counties in the United States based on opportunity for upward mobility. While some results are disheartening (young men growing up in Baltimore are at a distinct economic disadvantage, the study shows), [...]

10 influential LDS books summarized in one sentence each

With hundreds of new books published each year by LDS authors, it’s impossible to keep up with the best in LDS writing. So we’ll make it easy on you: Here are 10 of the most popular LDS books ever, summarized in just a sentence each. 1. Jesus [...]

Eight is great: 8 things to teach your child before baptism

Baptism is the first ordinance in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Children of record are eligible for baptism when they turn 8 years old, but parents and Church leaders should help them prepare for this important milestone [...]

Gospel art guide: Where to get images for your lessons

Teaching is regarded as one of the most important callings in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Whether Church members teach in the home, at church on Sundays, at midweek activities or some combination of those venues, resources [...]

All I really need to know I learned in Primary

The principles of the gospel of Jesus Christ are simple enough for a child to understand, yet usually take a lifetime to master. Many members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are first introduced to these principles in their [...]

7 fun facts about the Female Relief Society of Nauvoo

Relief Society, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ organization for women, began in Nauvoo after the women sought Joseph Smith’s approval to organize themselves into a women’s organization similar to others [...]

By the book: 12 LDS titles to read right now

From biographies to fiction to self help to children’s books, LDS authors have flooded the market with reflections of their faith. With hundreds of titles published each year, it’s no easy feat to keep up with the best in LDS literature. [...]

6 ways to bring variety to scripture study

In The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the importance of personal scripture study cannot be—and seldom is—understated. “Scriptures are like packets of light that illuminate our minds and give place to guidance and inspiration [...]