Church Launches ‘Light the World’ Christmas Initiative
Global online and localized effort focuses on Christlike service
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Jesus Christ is central to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which bears His name. Members of the Church believe Jesus is the Son of God, the Only Begotten Son in the flesh ( John 3:16 ).
The concept of a united family that lives and progresses forever is at the core of Latter-day Saint doctrine. Within families led by a father and a mother, children develop virtues such as love, trust, loyalty, cooperation and service.
Sacrament meeting is the term for a regular Latter-day Saint worship service, usually held each week on Sunday, where the sacrament (similar to communion) is offered to the members of the Church. Sacrament meetings include music, talks, testimonies and prayers.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints emphasizes the importance of continued secular and spiritual education. The Church Educational System (CES) is the umbrella for all education programs of the Church.
Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints can be found at every level of society — in business and charity, education and the sciences, political parties and government, the entertainment industry and news media.
In our world of diverse religious observance, many people of faith wear special clothing as a reminder of sacred beliefs and commitments. Today, faithful adult members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints wear temple garments.