News Releases

Missionary Wounded in Alabama Shooting

A missionary serving in the Alabama Birmingham Mission is hospitalized in serious but stable condition after he was shot multiple times on December 3, 2021.

A New Mission Is Coming to Hawaii in January 2022

The Hawaii Laie Mission — the faith’s 408th mission worldwide — will open in mid-January 2022.

Giving Machines Open Around the United States for #LightTheWorld 2021

After a COVID-19 pandemic-caused pause last year, the popular way to donate to charitable causes is now back for the 2021 Christmas season. Giving Machines, where people can select a charitable item from dozens of local and global charity organizations, have raised almost $9 million for charities since 2017.

Light the World Giving Machines Debut in NYC's Rockefeller Center

Light the World Giving Machines made their debut Tuesday, November 30, at New York City’s Rockefeller Center near its iconic Christmas tree. Since 2017, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has organized the annual effort to help those in need around the world.

Christmas Lights Shine Bright on Temple Square during the Salt Lake Temple Renovation

The Latest News on Temple Reopenings

See a full list of temples and their status as of November 30, 2021.

As COVID-19 Restrictions Ease, Here's How the Church Is Reopening

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is following the lead of governments and healthcare professionals around the world as a it considers a measured return to normal operating procedures disrupted by COVID-19.

Registration Open for RootsTech 2022

Registration is now open for RootsTech 2022, the largest family history event in the world. The annual event, sponsored by FamilySearch, is being held online March 3–5, 2022.

Light the World 2021 Launches in West Africa 

On November 27, 2021, more than 600 people came to Jubilee Park in Kumasi, Ghana, to attend the Church’s Light the World kickoff for West Africa.

The First Presidency’s 2021 Christmas Message

The First Presidency testified that Jesus Christ “came to make immortality a reality and eternal life a possibility for all who would ever live” in a Christmas message released Friday, November 26.