LDS Church To Hold Semi-Annual General Conference

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) will hold its semi-annual, worldwide General Conference from Saturday to Sunday.

  Sessions are broadcast at 12 p.m. (ET) and 4 p.m. (ET) on Saturday and Sunday.  The Mormon Tabernacle Choir will perform at select sessions.  


General Conference will be broadcast via satellite from the 21,000-seat Conference Center in Salt Lake City, Utah to more than 30,000 LDS congregations across the globe.  Many travel from around the world to attend.  However, in the greater Chattanooga area, General Conference may be viewed on local EPB channel 450, Dish, Direct TV, and BYU TV.  Proceedings are also streamed live at and on the Mormon Channel.  


In the greater Chattanooga area, 12 local congregations of the LDS Church may also view the broadcast in their local chapels.  All are welcome to attend.  


Saturday evening session at 8 p.m. (ET) is also held for men and young men who hold the priesthood.  The General Women’s session will be held on Saturday, at 8 p.m. Eastern Time (ET).  


In addition to weekly worship services, LDS members gather twice a year – in April and October – to hear from the President of the LDS Church, his two counselors, members of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, of the Seventy, and other leaders. The organization of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is patterned after the same organization that has always existed on the earth when God calls a prophet to lead and teach his people (Amos 3:7).  President Thomas S. Monson is today’s prophet, and also leader of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  


Auxiliary leaders from Primary (children), Young Women, and Relief Society Women organizations will also speak.  General Church officers and auxiliary leaders speak about the scriptures, including the Holy Bible, and significant issues pertaining to our day.  About 16 million members of the LDS Church, as well as any and all who listen to General Conference proceedings, will hear messages that encourage individuals and families to follow Jesus Christ.  “Jesus Christ is the only name whereby salvation shall come” (Moses 6:52) (Acts 4:10-12), and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints invites all to come unto Christ.  


General Conference is “interpreted into more than 80 languages” and “American Sign Language interpretation and closed captioning are also available.”  After the proceedings, talks are published on  The LDS Church has conducted General Conference since 1830.

Cassie Owens Called To Serve As LDS Primary President In East Brainerd Area

Cassie Owens, of Ringgold, has been called to serve as president of the Primary, an organization for children ages 18 months to 11 years old, in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  Cassie Owens will serve in this position for the East Brainerd area of The Church.  Whitney Sink and Alicia Sink, also from Ringgold, will serve as first and second counselors, ... (click for more)

March Events At Second Presbyterian

Here are the March Events at Second Presbyterian:  March 21, 5:30 p.m. - The Youth and Children’s Choir present their Easter program during Wonderful Wednesday. 5:30 Dinner / 6:30 Program  March 23, 7:30 p.m. - The Chancel Choir will combine with the UTC Chattanooga Singers and Chamber Singers, accompanied by a  string orchestra, for a concert of works for the ... (click for more)

Alexander Says Chickamauga Lock Construction Fully Funded For 4th Consecutive Year

Senator Lamar Alexander on Wednesday said the government funding bill will fully fund construction of Chickamauga Lock for the fourth consecutive year, providing up to $78 million – which is more than twice the amount of funding the project received last year.   Senator Alexander said he has made completion of Chickamauga Lock one of his top priorities as chairman ... (click for more)

Former Juvenile Court Magistrate Says Gay Marriage Is "Nothing You Put In Air Quotes"

A former magistrate at Juvenile Court, who claims she was fired by Judge Rob Philyaw because she is openly gay, said Wednesday that gay marriage "is nothing you put in air quotes." She referred to County Attorney Rheubin Taylor asking her about her ceremony in marrying another woman and raising his hands to form quote marks. Elizabeth Gentzler is suing Hamilton County, Judge ... (click for more)

Avoid Underage Drinking And Other Prom Drama

My high school prom took a dramatic turn when two guys got their tuxedo jackets mixed up. One of them belonged to my date, who kindly offered to keep my wallet in his pocket. That’s the jacket another young man mistakenly grabbed off the back of a chair before heading to an underage drinking party that got shut down by police well after midnight—as kids scattered in every direction.  ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Sheriff’s Request

Jim Hammond will talk to members of the Hamilton County School Board on Thursday afternoon and, just like any police officer in the United States, he will request that everybody “stay in their own lane.” Some school board members tend to believe they need to help decide the best methods of protecting our children. They believe this is one of the things they were elected to do in ... (click for more)