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LDS Church Activity

Church Meetings
"Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are a meeting-going people." Encyclopedia of Mormonism

"Specific objectives, scheduling, and activities of conferences vary according to the group being served and may vary from one conference to another of the same group." Encyclopedia of Mormonism

Fast and Testimony Meetings
"An LDS fast and testimony meeting is normally held on the first Sunday of each month, where faithful members of the Church are invited to bear a verbal witness of their feelings of the gospel of Jesus Christ." Encyclopedia of Mormonism

"Firesides are informal gatherings of Church members and friends, often in homes or other congenial surroundings, as if around a fire." Encyclopedia of Mormonism

General Conference
"Each April and October, members of the Church throughout the world assemble in Salt Lake City, Utah, for two days of meetings called General Conference." Encyclopedia of Mormonism

Stake Conference
"Stake conferences bring together members and friends who reside within the geographical boundaries of a stake." Encyclopedia of Mormonism

Activity in the Church
"For Latter-day Saints, activity in the Church involves a broad range of public and private religious practices intended to enhance the spiritual well-being of the faithful and accomplish good works." Encyclopedia of Mormonism

Joining the Church
"Converts to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have various motivations for their initial interest in the Church, and many factors influence them in the conversion process." Encyclopedia of Mormonism

"Membership in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is a fulfilling, lifelong undertaking." Encyclopedia of Mormonism

Visitors Guide
The purpose of this page is to give some helpful information to those planning on visiting an LDS congregation for Sunday services


LDS Lifestyle
"While Latter-day Saints throughout the world feel a common spiritual heritage and devotion to their faith, their daily lives may vary considerably. Nevertheless, there are certain shared patterns of LDS lifestyle practiced throughout the world by faithful members regardless of language or cultural differences." Encyclopedia of Mormonism

"There is no paid ministry in local wards or stakes, and the work of the Church is carried out through volunteer service by the members, who are called by priesthood leaders to contribute in various capacities." Encyclopedia of Mormonism

Fast Offerings
"The first Sunday of each month is designated as a Fast Sunday, and Latter-day Saints are asked to fast for twenty-four hours and donate at least the value of the meals not eaten as fast offerings. Fast offerings are cash or in-kind donations given to the bishop to help the needy following a short period of fasting." Encyclopedia of Mormonism

Financial Contributions
"Members of the Church may make financial contributions in several ways, including payment of tithing, donation of fast offerings, and contributions to missionary work." Encyclopedia of Mormonism

Lay Participation and Leadership
"The scope of volunteer service in the Church is extensive, both in the number of people involved and in the amount of their service." Encyclopedia of Mormonism

Meetings and Conferences
"Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are a meeting-going people." Encyclopedia of Mormonism

"Tithing is the basic contribution by which Latter-day Saints fund the activities of the Church. By revelation to the Prophet Joseph Smith, the Lord stated that members should pay "one-tenth of all their interest [increase] annually; and this shall be a standing law unto them forever" (D&C 119:4)." Encyclopedia of Mormonism

Fellowshipping Members
"Latter-day Saints consider themselves brothers and sisters (see Brotherhood and Sisterhood) responsible to help one another. Their informal acts of friendship and kindness foster congeniality within the Church and assist new members as they move into its social context. In addition, the Church has developed some practices specifically intended to help integrate new members." Encyclopedia of Mormonism

'Stewardship' in LDS vocabulary is responsibility given through the Lord to act in behalf of others. It is based on the understanding that all things ultimately belong to the Lord, whether property, time, talents, families, or capacity for service within the Church organization." Encyclopedia of Mormonism