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The Sisterhood of the Traveling Circle

Written by Sister Gelsa Staley on Monday, 27 March 2017. Posted in Church News Hits 5392

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Circle

Today we're pausing Miracle Monday to share a nice report from the General Ladies Uplift Circle (GLUC) written by Sister Gelsa Staley.

When Sister Lisa and I first became President and Vice President of the GLUC, we decided that it would be a good idea to travel to different Circles to encourage the sisters. We were off to a good start, going to Omaha, Nebraska — in the middle of winter! — and Columbus, Ohio. Then, life got in the way, and various other duties that required our attention as officers of the GLUC.

Recently, Sister Lisa and I decided that it would be nice for her to come to Florida when it was cold in Michigan and just visit with me and not do anything else. Sister Lisa was just going to have a nice little vaca. Well, the Lord had something else in mind.

Psalm 19 Wrap-up and Top 10 Takeaways from April Conference

Written by GospelBlog on Friday, 22 April 2016. Posted in The Good Word, Special Series, Church News Hits 1993

Psalm 19 Wrap-up and Top 10 Takeaways from April Conference

Today concludes our mission to memorize Psalm 19:7-14. How did you do? Was it difficult? Easier than you expected? Post a comment telling us about your experience. 

We've also got another free printable page with this week's graphics. When printed, they should be roughly the size of a business card so that you can cut them out and keep them handy so you can keep up your memorization in the future. We really hope that memorizing scripture has brought you into closer contact with God's word! 

 

Meet the Q12: Apostle Joel Gehly

Written by Brother Joel Gehly on Thursday, 03 March 2016. Posted in Special Series, Church News Hits 2148

Meet the Q12: Apostle Joel Gehly

Today, we're bringing you another Meet the Q12 interview! The objective is to help you get to know our brother apostles both as individuals and as spiritual leaders. Today, we're interviewing Brother Joel Gehly.

What branch or mission do you attend?

Erie Branch, PA (Midwest Region). I grew up in the Fredonia Branch (Penn/Mid-Atlantic Region).

What is your favorite Bible or Book of Mormon verse?

I love the Book of Mormon, and have many favorite verses, but I would say my favorite verse is Revelation 14:6-7. This verse is so important for me, for us, our church, our future. I preach this message of the “everlasting gospel” everywhere.

Carry the Word with You

Written by Sister Michelle Watson on Tuesday, 23 February 2016. Posted in Church News Hits 1879

Carry the Word with You

There are probably certain things you wouldn't consider doing without your cell phone or smartphone … like leave the house. Am I right?

You wouldn't drive without it — it's your GPS.

It sits on your desk at work — and knows all your important phone numbers.

And you make sure to keep it handy whenever you have to wait. Might as well crush some candy at the doctor's office.

My point is that we bring our phones everywhere. Whether our fingers are constantly flying over the touchscreen keyboard or we tuck it away in case of emergency, there are places we just won't go without it.

Meet the Q12: Apostle Frank Natoli

Written by Brother Frank Natoli on Tuesday, 01 December 2015. Posted in Church News Hits 1775

Meet the Q12: Apostle Frank Natoli

Today, we're bringing you another Meet the Q12 interview! The objective is to help you get to know our brother apostles both as individuals and as spiritual leaders. Today, get to know Brother Frank Natoli, who was ordained at this past October General Church conference.

Meet the Q12: Apostle Paul Aaron Palmieri

Written by Brother Paul Aaron Palmieri on Tuesday, 17 November 2015. Posted in Church News Hits 1965

Meet the Q12: Apostle Paul Aaron Palmieri

Today, we're bringing you a brand new column called Meet the Q12 where we interview our brother apostles. The objective is to help you get to know them both as individuals and as spiritual leaders. We're starting with Brother Paul Aaron Palmieri, who was recently called to become an apostle and was ordained at this past October General Church Conference.

Keep your eyes peeled for more interviews with the Quorum of 12 in the coming months! And … check upcoming issues of the Gospel News for additional interviews with our brother apostles. Learn how they met the church and other fun facts, and understand their heart for God's great work.

Top 10 Takeaways from October Conference 2015

Written by Brother Jerry Valenti on Tuesday, 13 October 2015. Posted in Church News Hits 1545

Top 10 Takeaways from October Conference 2015

For those who were unable to attend the recent General Church Conference, here is a quick “Top 10” points you may find of interest:

1. We witnessed the ordination of two new Apostles on Sunday, October 11 as Brother Frank Natoli and Brother Paul Aaron Palmieri were ordained into that office. A wonderful vision was witnessed in which several deceased Apostles entered the room to participate in the ordinations.

Top 10 Takeaways from April Conference 2015

Written by Brother Jerry Valenti on Wednesday, 29 April 2015. Posted in Church News Hits 1724

Top 10 Takeaways from April Conference 2015

For those who were unable to attend the recent General Church Conference from April 17 to 19, here are our top 10 takeaways from the weekend.

1. As previously announced, Apostle Isaac Smith has now retired from the Quorum of 12. Brother Ike was given the opportunity to address the Conference on Sunday.

2. The Quorum of 70 Evangelists announced the pending ordination of two new Evangelists, Brother Tom D'Orazio (on May 17) and Brother Ken Lombardo (on May 24).

Gospel Blog Subscription Drive

Written by GospelBlog on Thursday, 05 February 2015. Posted in Church News Hits 2138

Gospel Blog Subscription Drive

On our year-end survey, we asked, "What can we do better here at the Gospel Blog?" Many of you said "Publicity!" We heard 'ya.

So, for the month of February, we're hosting our first annual subscription drive. And we need your help!

Here's how it works.

Year-End Survey Results

Written by GospelBlog on Thursday, 08 January 2015. Posted in Church News Hits 2023

Year-End Survey Results

Thanks to everyone who took the time to respond to the survey a few weeks back! It's our desire to do two main things with the Gospel Blog this year: glorify God and serve you.

God willing in 2015, we intend to continue publishing the great things God has done by sharing your testimonies, experiences, and miracles. We also hope that the devotionals, lessons, and other writings will be a spiritual supplement to your everyday scripture reading routine.

Gospel Blog Year-End Survey

Written by Sister Michelle Watson on Wednesday, 03 December 2014. Posted in Church News Hits 2024

Gospel Blog Year-End Survey

Can you believe that in fewer than 30 days we'll be waving goodbye to 2014 and bustling busily into 2015?

As the Gospel Blog editor, I'd like to personally thank you for reading and supporting this little effort. I hope it's been uplifting for you to read the many testimonies, miracles, lessons, and devotionals published this year. I know it's been a blessing for me!

Attention Youth! SSP Online Study Group

Written by Brother Jonathan Scolaro on Tuesday, 19 November 2013. Posted in Church News Hits 2105

Attention Youth! SSP Online Study Group

Proverbs 27:17 says, "Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend."

Do you have any clue what this verse means?

Bible and Book of Mormon Smartphone App Now Available!

Written by GospelBlog on Tuesday, 29 October 2013. Posted in Church News Hits 4455

Bible and Book of Mormon Smartphone App Now Available!

Now you can read the Bible and Book of Mormon on your smartphone or tablet.