NORMAN — For the first time in 20 years, women of the Relief Society of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will meet together with the Young Women of the Church in a General Women’s conference, including girls ages 8 and up.
The general women’s meeting will be 7 p.m. March 29 in the Conference Center in Salt Lake City. It will be broadcast live in most Latter-day Saint meetinghouses in the United States.
Women of all faiths are invited to attend the broadcast or to view it via other media. To locate a meetinghouse, visit lds.org/locations.
The conference will feature messages from the Leadership of the Relief Society, Young Women’s and Primary (children’s) organizations.
Leaders of the Church also invite the public to participate in General Conference, a semiannual worldwide conference on April 5 and 6.
The 184th annual General Conference, originating from church headquarters in Salt Lake City, is comprised of a series of two-hour meetings over two days that feature speeches from church leaders on a variety of spiritual topics.
General sessions, open to everyone, are from 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. April 5 and again April 6. Live broadcasts are streamed to more than 7,400 church buildings in 102 countries and are simultaneously interpreted into 94 languages.
For a list of local meetinghouses, visit lds.org/
Church leaders, such as President Thomas S. Monson, his counselors in the First Presidency, as well as other leaders, select their own subject matter for talks that vary in length from five to 20 minutes.
Subjects include basic gospel principles or significant issues of the day. Speakers encourage individuals and families in their efforts to follow Jesus Christ.
The Mormon Tabernacle Choir and organist, as well as other church choirs and the present congregation, provide gospel-themed music for the conference sessions in the 21,000-seat Conference Center in Salt Lake City.