The public is invited to a free preparedness fair on March 14, from noon to 4 p.m. at the Fargo Stake Center of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Participants will have the opportunity to sample food made from basic items, attend mini-classes and stop by booths demonstrating how to plan for tough times. The stake center is located at 2502 17th Ave. S. in Fargo.
The wrong name was listed in a story on the religion page in the Nov. 28 Sun on the new men chosen to serve in the presidency of the Jamestown Branch of the Fargo Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The men are Jay Pickrel, Michael Kelly and Greg Curtis. The story included the families of the three men and the last name of one of the men was incorrectly used in listing another family.
Mormons have a reason to be nervous. I didn’t fully appreciate it two years ago, when the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints first came under an intense political spotlight. In 2006, Mormon officials had begun making the media rounds, prepping for former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney’s expected try for the Republican presidential nomination.
New leaders who live in Jamestown and Valley City have been chosen to serve in the presidency of the Jamestown Branch of the Fargo Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Jay Pickrel, Jamestown, is now serving as branch president. He is assisted by Michael Kelly, also of Jamestown, as his first counselor; and Greg Curtis, Valley City, as second counselor. The trio replaces Heber Golden, Dwight Durfee, and Kelly, who were released from these positions earlier.
On July 18-19 the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Jamestown celebrated their first of what is expected to be an annual Pioneer Day Celebration. The event was held to remember the trek and sacrifices that were made in the 1800s by the Latter-Day Saints to the Salt Lake Valley after being driven from Missouri and Illinois. The LDS Church has grown to 15 million members and is now the fourth largest church in the United States.
For members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints worldwide, the semi-annual general church conference this weekend is an opportunity to sustain, by a show of hands, the calling of Thomas S. Monson as the next president of their church.
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