Helpful resources for 2018 Priesthood and Relief Society curriculum

In late 2017, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced a change to the Relief Society and Melchizedek Priesthood Sunday curriculum. Starting this year, the “Teachings of Presidents of the Church” series will no longer be the core curriculum. Instead, quorums and auxiliaries will study primarily from the teachings of living apostles and prophets. […]

Top 10 LDS stories on UtahValley360 in 2017

Before we head into the new year, we’re taking a look back at what we’ve done in the past. In LDS news during 2017, we saw tragedy and we saw hope. We saw laughter and we saw learning. Here are 10 of UtahValley360’s top stories from 2017.   10. The brothers who begin the Book Of […]

10 lessons I wish I’d learned in Young Women

It’s been more than a decade since I graduated from Young Women into Relief Society. I remember fondly the pre-“Come Follow Me” lessons that referenced dance halls and that mostly quoted apostles and prophets from the 1970s. I also remember the foundational doctrinal teachings I learned during that formative time in my life about the […]

8 ways LDS women gained a more prominent role under Sister Linda K. Burton’s presidency

While 2017 marked the 175th Anniversary of Relief Society, it also marked the release of the Relief Society general presidency. Relief Society General President Linda K. Burton and her counselors, Sister Carole M. Stephens and Sister Linda S. Reeves received a release from their callings during the Saturday afternoon session of the 187th Annual General […]

7 things Relief Society doesn’t do anymore (and 3 it does)

The Relief Society of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints turns 175 years old on March 17th, and women around the world are celebrating with activities, service projects, dinners and more. But the original members of the Relief Society — those who were in Nauvoo in 1842 when Joseph Smith founded the organization — […]

LDS Relief Society General Presidency updates the Relief Society purpose

Just one day after International Women’s Day, women are still in the spotlight with a recent announcement from LDS Relief Society General President Linda K. Burton. Sister Burton posted on Facebook on Thursday, March 9, detailing updates to the Relief Society purpose. Sister Burton said she and her presidency earnestly sought the Lord when they were newly […]

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 of the day. Joseph Smith said God had something better in mind. Today, more than 5.5 million women in 170 countries claim membership in […]

General women’s meetings: Then and now

On Nov. 1, 2013, the First Presidency announced that a general women’s meeting would be held the Saturday before each general conference for all women, young women and girls 8 and older. The news came as a surprise and a delight to LDS women worldwide, but the meeting is hardly the first of its kind. […]

Magnify and simplify: Resources to help with 10 church callings

As the new year begins, many Church members are seeking to do better, to be better, to be more, to do more. Church members are asked to magnify their callings, after all. But Elder M. Russell Ballard clarified that teaching. “The instruction to magnify our callings is not a command to embellish and complicate them,” he said. “To innovate does […]

Primary, Young Women and Relief Society broadcasts combining in 2014 General Conference

Just one month after announcing that the Priesthood session for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints would be broadcast for the first time, another big change is coming to LDS General Conference broadcasts. Beginning in 2014, a General Women’s Meeting will be held semiannually on the Saturday before General Conference, replacing the separate […]

Top 10 busiest ward callings

Working a full-time job will keep you busy. Having a family will keep you busier. And if you also volunteer — or, more specifically, serve in a demanding church calling — at the end of the day, there isn’t enough time in the day. All callings are important, but they aren’t the same when it […]