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Latter-day Saints to Attend Sacrament Meeting Only on December 26

A meetinghouse of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Photo by Scott G Winterton, courtesy of Church News.© 2021 by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved.

The First Presidency has directed that Sunday services for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on December 26, 2021, be limited to ward and branch sacrament meetings.

The move is to allow leaders to spend more time with their families, said the letter signed by President Russell M. Nelson and his counselors, President Dallin H. Oaks and President Henry B. Eyring. It was released Wednesday, November 10, to Church authorities and officers, Area Seventies, district and mission presidencies, bishoprics and branch presidencies.

Administrative and council meetings may be canceled that day, the letter added. “Please know of our sincere love and appreciation for your devoted service,” it concluded.

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