News Releases

First Presidency Announces Annual ‘Tithing Declaration’

From Newsroom (Salt Lake City) The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced changes to the end-of-year gathering of local leaders and members about tithing.

Pickleball Offers Health, Socialising, Service and Missionary Opportunities for Australian Latter-day Saints

From Pacific Newsroom For some Latter-day Saints in the Brisbane suburb of Beenleigh, pickleball is more than a sport. Their participation in the sport is a way of spreading the joy of the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Youth in Sydney Serve Their Community

From Pacific Newsroom Young people from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and representatives from the student leadership body of Westfields Sports High School gathered during the school holidays to support CORE Community Services, a not-for-profit organisation serving the people in South West Sydney.

Church Offers Statement on Help Line and Abuse

From Newsroom (Salt Lake City) Church responds to recent Associated Press article about the Church's abuse help line.

Brisbane Latter-day Saints Support 'Nightlight' Charity

From Pacific Newsroom Nightlight is a faith-based charity that responds to community needs, including sharing meals with individuals experiencing homelessness, and assisting families going through difficult times. Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Beenleigh, Australia area have been working with Nightlight for the...

Church Members Thank Elder and Sister Ardern as They Leave for New Assignment

From Pacific Newsroom Elder Ian S. Ardern has served in the Pacific Area Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for the last five years—three of those years as President. Elder Ardern, often accompanied by his wife, Sister Paula Ardern, has travelled throughout the Pacific Area during this time, listening, loving and lifting...

Perth Volunteers Support ‘Days for Girls’ Charity

From Pacific Newsroom Around 60 volunteers came together recently in Perth Australia to sew bags for girls in communities with no or limited access to sanitary items and education for young girls and women.

Sydney Latter-day Saint Congregation Welcomes Local Member of Parliament

From Pacific Newsroom Worship services each Sunday in tens of thousands of congregations of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints around the world are open to all. On Sunday 17 July, Anne Stanley MP accepted the invitation to attend a service in the Green Valley 1st Ward (congregation) in Sydney, Australia.

'Friend to Friend' Broadcast Will Teach the Purpose of Temples

From Pacific Newsroom A broadcast for children, parents and others, called "Friend to Friend: Temples Are the House of the Lord," will be available from 16 July on and other Church channels.

Elder and Sister Ardern, Elder and Sister Yamashita Say Farewell and Thank–you to Peoples of the Pacific

From Pacific Newsroom Elder Ian S. Ardern, Pacific Area President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and his wife, Sister Paula Ardern, said farewell and thank you to the members of the Church and other people of the South Pacific this week at a special devotional in Auckland.