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Church History – October

October 13th, 2009 No comments

October 1965 – With the appointment of President Joseph Fielding Smith and Elder Thorpe B. Isaacson as counselors, President David O. McKay announced that the First Presidency would be increased to five, instead of three members.

October 1970 – Monday was designated for family home evening throughout the Church; no other Church activity was to be scheduled during that time.

Church History Today – October 5th

October 5th, 2009 No comments

October 5-7, 1945 – The first general, unrestricted conference of the Church in four years was held in the Tabernacle in Salt Lake City. (During World War II, general conferences were limited to general, stake and ward priesthood leaders.)

General Conference

October 4th, 2009 No comments

Watch or Listen to General Conference

The Sunday afternoon session of general conference begins at 2:00 p.m. MST. You can watch or listen to the conference on the Internet. Archives of the general Relief Society meeting are available. You can also follow these links to listen to the prior sessions of this conference.

Church History Today – October 3rd

October 3rd, 2009 No comments

October 3, 1918 – While contemplating the meaning of Christ’s atonement, President Joseph F. Smith received a manifestation on the salvation of the dead and the visit of the Savior to the spirit world after His crucifixion. A report of the experience was published in December and was added first to the Pearl of Great Price and then to the Doctrine and Covenants June 6, 1979, as Section 138.

October 3, 1924 – Radio broadcast of general conference began on KSL in Salt Lake City, the Church-owned station. Coverage was expanded into Idaho in 1941.

October 3, 1956 – The new Relief Society Building in Salt Lake City was dedicated.

October 3, 1974 – Seventies quorums were authorized in all stakes and all quorums in the Church were renamed after the stake.

October 3, 1975 – President Kimball announced in general conference the organization of the First Quorum of the Seventy, and the first three members of the quorum were sustained.

October 3, 1981 – A network of 500 satellite dishes for stake centers outside Utah was announced.

October 3, 1982 – Elder Boyd K. Packer of the Quorum of the Twelve and a member of the Scriptures Publication Committee announced that a subtitle was being added to the Book of Mormon: “Another Witness of Jesus Christ.”