Church isn’t just a place to worship God—it’s also a place to serve Him.
One of the best ways to serve God is by taking care of the people around us. That might be bringing a hot meal to someone in need or simply being a good friend. Church members also volunteer to fill specific roles in their congregation like teaching Sunday School, playing music, organizing activities, or doing missionary work.
Our congregations, called wards or branches, are made up of Church members from nearby neighborhoods. Your ward can become your extended family in a way. You might have even heard members of our Church call each other “brother” or “sister.”
Ministering is a program to make sure every Church member has a friend they can lean on in times of need. Adults and youth are asked to befriend and care for specific families and individuals. Ministering helps us follow Jesus’s example of how to love our neighbor as ourselves. We visit each other, pray for each other, and comfort each other.
Because families are so important, Latter-day Saints reserve one night a week for family night. They spend time together, learn the gospel, eat treats, and have fun.
Though you may never have heard of it, the Relief Society is the largest women’s organization in the world. It’s a sisterhood committed to helping the needy, building faith, and strengthening families. They hold various social and service activities throughout the year. Come join us!
Elders Quorum is the men’s group. As part of church, they meet together for faith-building lessons. One of their major responsibilities is service; they care for the widows, do yard work, or even haul furniture. They often arrange social activities, such as barbeques or sporting events.
Young men and women ages 12–18 have their own Sunday School classes during church. One evening a week, they meet for activities such as Boy Scouts, sporting events, service projects, and learning life skills. They also have dances a few times a year.
Primary is for children ages 3–11. On Sundays, Primary children sing songs, participate in fun learning activities, and are taught lessons about Jesus and His teachings.
People have a lot of questions about “Mormons,” or more respectfully, members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Click here to see the full list.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has many cultural traditions, as well as customs, that focus on the family. For example, Church members reserve one night a week for family home evening, or family night. Other activities throughout the week include church gatherings like potlucks and small parties, or youth groups for teenagers. Many of our traditions are standard, like celebrating holidays with our families, and others are more unique—like offering a sacred blessing for a new baby during church. As families, we pray together, read scriptures together, and on the first Sunday of every month, we even fast for 24 hours together.
Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are just like anyone else. They have ups and downs and everything in between. In fact, you might be surprised just how normal we can be! Latter-day Saints have a reputation for being a happy, peaceful people. But that doesn’t mean they don’t have challenges. Everyone in life is fighting a hard battle—but when you try your best to live the gospel of Jesus Christ, you have additional strength and peace to make it through.
As far as lifestyle is concerned, Latter-day Saints try to keep Jesus front and center. Their beliefs about the Savior and His teachings affect their day-to-day decisions about how they speak, dress, and act. For example, they try to avoid working on Sundays so they can attend church, serve others, and spend time with family. Faithful members of the church also do not smoke, drink alcohol, or gamble.
Yes! You are invited to join us for weekly activities, social outings, service projects, and church services. We’d love to get to know you and will appreciate your involvement in the community.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is safe a place where people can come for the hope of a better life through Jesus Christ. The Church provides sacred tools, practices, and teachings that help you develop and nurture a relationship with God. And on top of all that, being a member of the Church means belonging to a community of people who care about each other.
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