Friday, September 16, 2011

LDS General Relief Society Meeting To Take Place In Salt Lake City On September 24th, 2011

Note: All posts on the October 2011 181st Semiannual General Conference available HERE, with the most recent post appearing first.

Update September 24th: Summaries of the talks now available in this post.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' annual General Relief Society Meeting will be held at the LDS Conference Center in Salt Lake City on Saturday September 24th, 2011, beginning at 6:00 P.M. MDT. The meeting customarily includes addresses by each member of the Relief Society Presidency and a member of the First Presidency.

The meeting is only for women 18 years of age and older. For those planning to attend in person, guidelines for dress and behavior are published HERE. Parking and transportation information is available HERE.

For those who cannot attend in person, broadcast information is provided HERE. The meeting may also be broadcast by cable and satellite providers; check HERE, then select your state and follow the instructions.

One of the hot button issues during this year's meeting will be the new Relief Society Manual entitled "Daughters in My Kingdom: The History and Work of Relief Society". This 208-page book is organized by themes such as family, sisterhood and charity. Each chapter includes stories of Latter-day Saint women throughout history and around the world today. It is intended to be an additional resource for personal study, teaching at home, and in Relief Society and other church settings. Each LDS woman will get a personal copy, and the entire manual is now posted online HERE. One unofficial review of the manual from a mildly feminist perspective has already been posted online in The Exponent; a more faith-promoting review has been posted on A Well-Behaved Mormon Woman.

The General Relief Society Meeting is a lead-in to the 181st Semiannual General Conference to be held on October 1-2.

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