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June 6, 2014

LDS to host weekend stake conference

NORMAN — The spring Norman Stake Conference for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will be Saturday and Sunday at the Norman Stake Center, 1506 W. Imhoff Road.

Over the course of the two-day conference, members of the church and local community from Norman and the surrounding area to the south, including Noble, Ardmore and Ada, will gather to hear messages and instruction from local church leaders, including testimonies of the mission of Jesus Christ and His plan for us today. The primary purpose of stake conference is to strengthen faith and testimony. All talks and music are planned with this purpose in mind.

“Stake conference is a wonderful opportunity to assemble together, receive instruction and strengthen our faith and testimonies of the gospel of Jesus Christ,” said Norman stake president Shad Satterthwaite. “I am looking forward to meeting with fellow church members and expressing my love and appreciation for them.”

The first session of the conference, for those ages 12 and older, is from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday and will include a youth choir performance. The main session, for all ages, will be 10 a.m. Sunday. The general public is invited to attend both meetings.

In addition to being held at the stake center, the sessions will also be shown via webcast to church buildings in Ada, Ardmore, Blanchard, Chickasha, Pauls Valley and Seminole. For a full listing of church addresses, visit lds.org/locations.

Congregations of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are organized geographically and members attend worship services near their home. Each member belongs to a stake, which is similar to a Catholic diocese. The leader of a stake is called the stake president. The word stake is taken from Old Testament tent imagery in which the “tent,” or church, is held up by supporting stakes (see Isaiah 54:2).

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