Mount Vernon Va Stake - The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

For friends and members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints within the Mount Vernon Virginia Stake (Northern Virginia). We invite all, regardless of faith, to come worship with us.

The Mount Vernon Virgina Stake serves members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon) in South Arlington, Alexandria City and the Alexandria portions of Fairfax County. Visitors welcome. Our Stake includes the following congregations:
Alexandria 1st Ward
Alexandria 3rd Ward
Crystal City Ward
Fort Belvior Ward
Franconia Ward
Kingstown Ward
Mt. Vernon Ward
Old Town Ward (Spanish

Operating as usual

10/08/2021

Cloth the 3000 A Donation Drive for Our Afghan Allies ~ October 9th

Saturday October 9th, donations of clothes and volunteers are needed for a donation drive for our Afghan allies. As winter approaches, the need has grown stronger to ensure that every Afghan guest, including the men, women, and children who are at Marine Corps Base Quantico, have a complete outfit of “culturally appropriate” warm, new, modest winter clothing.

Please review the specific items requested for men, women, children, and All. There is also a convenient, easy to use Amazon Wish List.

Please help as you can with donations or a volunteer.

Posted by the Potomac 1st and 2nc Service Group

“In reality, you can never love the Lord until you serve Him by serving His people.” ~ President Thomas S. Monson

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Cloth the 3000 A Donation Drive for Our Afghan Allies ~ October 9th

Saturday October 9th, donations of clothes and volunteers are needed for a donation drive for our Afghan allies. As winter approaches, the need has grown stronger to ensure that every Afghan guest, including the men, women, and children who are at Marine Corps Base Quantico, have a complete outfit of “culturally appropriate” warm, new, modest winter clothing.

Please review the specific items requested for men, women, children, and All. There is also a convenient, easy to use Amazon Wish List.

Please help as you can with donations or a volunteer.

Posted by the Potomac 1st and 2nc Service Group

“In reality, you can never love the Lord until you serve Him by serving His people.” ~ President Thomas S. Monson

#LoveOneAnother #ShareGoodness #BeKind #ServeOthers #AfghanRefugees #ChildrenOfGod #CountOnHim #EmbraceHim #GodLovesYou #HearHim #LightTheWorld #TrustGod #ComeUntoChrist
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Beautiful Day for the Mount Vernon Stake Blood Drive ~ October 7th

Great day for a Blood Drive after so many up and down days with our weather. We started setting up at 8:30 am for a 10:00 am start time. The American Red Cross Blood staff is a mean, lean, setting-up machine. The Ft. Belvoir Ward is taking the lead for today’s blood drive and we are grateful for their support with the facility and helping to provide volunteers. We also have volunteers from most of our Wards and Missionaries serving in our Wards from the DC South Mission. So grateful for everyone’s time and dedication. Our volunteers and the donors help make our blood drives a great success.

Our blood drives are very popular in our community. We quickly and easily fill all of our appointments. We are close to having all appointments filled and are accepting walk-ins. So important as the need for blood is more critical now. There is no artificial substitute for blood. People need blood for many reasons: Leukemia, effects of cancer treatment, trauma, and more. Please donate if you can. Our next blood drive is scheduled for November 4th at the Franconia location (Mount Vernon Stake Center), 9:30 am - 3:30 pm.

Every day, people receive blood for life-threatening illnesses, blood disorders, traumatic injuries, and other conditions. Donors can feel proud knowing that their gift of a blood donation is critical to these patients.

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191st Semiannual General Conference talk summaries and photos 10/04/2021

191st Semiannual General Conference talk summaries and photos

191st Semiannual General Conference talk summaries and photos

The 191st Semiannual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, held at the Conference Center in Salt Lake City on Oct. 2-3, featured the return of live performances from the Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square, a look inside the renovation of the Salt Lake Temple and the announcement of 13 new temple locations.

President Russell M. Nelson opened the conference by speaking to the global faith, which now numbers 16.6 million members around the world. He closed the conference with his temple announcement, which included news that the Provo Utah Temple will undergo renovations.

Following are complete talk summaries from TheChurchNews.com and photo galleries from each session.

Saturday morning session

* President Russell M. Nelson: ‘Pure Truth, Pure Doctrine and Pure Revelation’
* Elder Jeffrey R. Holland: ‘The Greatest Possession’
* President Bonnie H. Cordon: ‘Here for Something Grand’
* Elder Ulisses Soares: ‘The Savior’s Abiding Compassion’
* Elder D. Todd Christofferson: ‘The Love of God’
* Elder Clark G. Gilbert: ‘Becoming More in Christ: The Parable of the Slope’
* Elder Patricio M. Giuffra: ‘A Faithful Search Rewarded’
* President Dallin H. Oaks: ‘The Need for a Church’

Saturday afternoon session

* Elder David A. Bednar: ‘With the Power of God in Great Glory’
* Elder Ciro Schmeil: ‘Faith to Act and Become’
* Sister Susan H. Porter: ‘God’s Love: The Most Joyous to the Soul’
* Elder Erich W. Kopischke: ‘Addressing Mental Health’
* Elder Ronald A. Rasband: ‘The Things of My Soul’
* Elder Christoffel Golden: ‘Preparing for The Second Coming of Christ’
* Elder Moisés Villanueva: ‘Favored of the Lord in All My Days’
* Elder Gary E. Stevenson: ‘Simply Beautiful — Beautifully Simple’

Saturday evening session

* President M. Russell Ballard: ‘Lovest Thou Me More Than These?’
* Sister Sharon Eubank: ‘I Pray He’ll Use Us’
* Elder Brent H. Nielson: ‘Is There No Balm in Gilead?’
* Elder Arnulfo Valenzuela: ‘Deepening Our Conversion to Jesus Christ’
* Brother Bradley R. Wilcox: ‘Worthiness is Not Flawlessness’
* Elder Alfred Kyungu: ‘To Be a Follower of Christ’
* Elder Marcus B. Nash: ‘Hold Up Your Light’
* President Henry B. Eyring: ‘The Faith to Ask and Then to Act’

Sunday morning session

* Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf: ‘Daily Restoration’
* President Camille N. Johnson: ‘Invite Christ to Author Your Story’
* Elder Dale G. Renlund: ‘The Peace of Christ Abolishes Enmity’
* Elder Vaiangina Sikahema: ‘A House of Sequential Order’
* Elder Quentin L. Cook: ‘Personal Peace in Challenging Times’
* President Russell M. Nelson: ‘The Temple and Your Spiritual Foundation’

Sunday afternoon session

* Elder Gerrit W. Gong: ‘Trust Again’
* Bishop L. Todd Budge: ‘Giving Holiness to the Lord’
* Elder Anthony D. Perkins: ‘Remember Thy Suffering Saints, O Our God’
* Elder Michael A. Dunn: ‘One Percent Better’
* Elder Sean Douglas: ‘Facing Our Spiritual Hurricanes by Believing in Christ’
* Elder Carlos G. Revillo Jr.: ‘Miracles of the Gospel of Jesus Christ’
* Elder Alvin F. Meredith III: ‘Look Down the Road’
* Elder Neil L. Andersen: ‘The Name of the Church is Not Negotiable’
* President Russell M. Nelson: ‘Make Time for the Lord’

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https://www.deseret.com/faith/2021/9/29/22701125/watch-lds-general-conference-october-2021-talk-summaries-photos

191st Semiannual General Conference talk summaries and photos The 191st Semiannual General Conference, held Oct. 2-3 in Salt Lake City, Utah, featured the return of live performances from the Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square and an announcement of 13 new temples.

13 new temple locations announced by President Nelson as conference closes 10/03/2021

13 new temple locations announced by President Nelson as conference closes

13 new temple locations announced by President Nelson as conference closes

Plans to build 13 new temples were announced by President Russell M. Nelson on Sunday at the end of the 191st Semiannual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Renovation of the Provo Utah Temple was also announced.

The new temples will be built in the following locations:

* Kaohsiung, Taiwan
* Tacloban City, Philippines
* Monrovia, Liberia
* Kananga, Democratic Republic of the Congo
* Antananarivo, Madagascar
* Culiacán, México
* Vitória, Brazil
* La Paz, Bolivia
* Santiago West, Chile
* Fort Worth, Texas
* Cody, Wyoming
* Rexburg North, Idaho
* Heber Valley, Utah

Before Sunday, President Nelson had announced 70 new temples since becoming the president of the church in 2018.

* Seven in April 2018
* 12 in Oct. 2018
* Eight in April 2019
* Eight in Oct. 2019
* Eight in April 2020
* Six in Oct. 2020
* 20 last April
* One last May

Last April’s announcement of 20 temples is the most temple locations ever announced at one time. President Gordon B. Hinckley announced plans to construct as many as 32 new temples at the April 1998 general conference but did not list specific locations.

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https://www.deseret.com/faith/2021/10/3/22703022/president-russell-m-nelson-announces-new-lds-temples-at-october-general-conference

13 new temple locations announced by President Nelson as conference closes President Russell M. Nelson made the announcement during the Sunday afternoon session of the 191st Semiannual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Saturday morning session: See photos and talk summaries for the October 2021 general conference 10/03/2021

Saturday morning session: See photos and talk summaries for the October 2021 general conference

Saturday morning session: See photos and talk summaries for the October 2021 general conference

The October 2021 general conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints opened with familiar faces and familiar places.

For the first time in two years, general conference returned to the Conference Center auditorium, with live music from the Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square and more than just a limited number of Church leaders present, beginning with the Saturday morning session on Oct. 2.

Because of COVID-19 restrictions and precautions, the Church’s three previous general conferences have been limited to smaller settings, only a handful of leaders joining those for messages or prayers, prerecorded music selections and conference proceedings closed to the public but available via television, radio and livestreaming.

However, pandemic precautions still linger, as evidenced by the nearly empty Conference Center auditorium.

President Russell M. Nelson began the two-day, five-session general conference weekend with a welcome, a reminder and an invitation at the start of the Saturday morning session.

“There has never been a time in the history of the world when knowledge of our Savior is more personally vital and relevant to every human soul,” said the 97-year-old President who has been leading the Church since January 2018.

“Imagine how quickly the devastating conflicts throughout the world — and those in our individual lives — would be resolved if we all chose to follow Jesus Christ and heed His teachings?”

President Nelson then invited listeners to be mindful of three things during the conference sessions — pure truth, pure doctrine and pure revelation — and concluded by invoking “a blessing upon all who are seeking greater light, knowledge and truth.”

The general conference is the fourth consecutive under COVID-19 precautions since the Church closed meetinghouses, temples, missionary training centers and the like during spring 2020 as the pandemic started to run rampant.

Sitting on the rostrum for the Saturday morning session were the members of the First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles on the front row. Members of the Presidency of the Seventy, sisters of the general organization presidencies and the Presiding Bishopric were among those seated in the socially distanced seats behind the senior Brethren.

They were joined by those who were to speak or offer prayers during the session. Most general authorities serving in international areas are unable to attend the conference because of travel restrictions due to the pandemic.

Taking its traditional spot in the loft, the Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square was at half-strength, dividing its numbers during the conference weekend’s two days. Halving the choir allowed members to sit distanced as well.

In the lower sections, other General Authority Seventies, other Church leaders and emeritus Seventies were seated, again at appropriate distances and masked according to COVID-19 precautions. They were joined by several hundred family members of Church leaders. Leaders who were participating in the weekend’s five sessions were allowed to bring more guests to the respective sessions.

An estimated 900 people were cleared to be in the auditorium seats for the first session, with 700 expected for each of the following general sessions. However, Saturday morning’s attendance was well below the ticketed 900.

It made for 5% capacity for the 21,000-seat Conference Center

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https://www.thechurchnews.com/leaders-and-ministry/2021-10-02/october-2021-general-conference-saturday-morning-session-summary-227494?fbclid=IwAR2e1vn53rVy02HOVgIKvO0tQDCaOlvoOsED5ZUUaGnlziCXXrjnHdR2uFM

Saturday morning session: See photos and talk summaries for the October 2021 general conference Here’s a recap of the Saturday morning session on Oct. 2.

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Journey to the Temple ~ October 11th

The Huntley Meadows Ward did a 15 mile ride and a four mile hike. Not everyone was pictured. So excited for bike ride and hike in two weeks,

Follow @Journeytodctemple Instagram page for updates and helpful tips such as great videos on tips such as trail etiquette - not hitting people, biking tips and tricks - passing, and biking tips and trips - wear a helmet.

The Mount Vernon Stake’s Young Men and Young Women Journey to the Temple is scheduled for October 11th from 7:00 am to 2:00 pm. Lunch and a Devotional will be provided upon arrival for the youth.

We will ride or bike from four starting location options to accommodate all abilities.

Scan QR Code or Contact your Ward Youth Leaders for more information.

“I pray that your desire to worship and serve in the temple burns more brightly now than ever.” ~ President Russell M. Nelson

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Photos from Mount Vernon Va Stake - The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints's post 09/30/2021

What is General Conference?

General conference is a global broadcast for followers of Jesus Christ. People from all over the world tune in virtually to hear talks from religious leaders and enjoy performances of sacred music.

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09/29/2021

Important Bell Choir Message

Dear Musicians,

The Mount Vernon Stake Bell Choir will be back for the 2021 season to perform for the “Christmas at Mount Vernon” musical fireside on Saturday, December 4, 2021. If you are interested, please read the participation requirements below and send an email expressing your interest no later than this Sunday, October 3, 2021, to [email protected]. You will receive a response confirming your spot in the Bell Choir. To help us ensure everyone’s health and safety, please do not come to rehearsal without this confirmation.

Because the number of people who can participate is limited, please be understanding if we are unable to find a spot for you this year. We will do our best to include as many people as possible.

Rehearsals will be held at the Mount Vernon Stake Center from 6-7pm on the following Sundays:

* October 10, 17, and 24, 2021
* November 7, 14, and 21, 2021

And a final dress rehearsal before the performance on Saturday, December 4, 2021.

To participate, you must be:

* Able to read music
* Youth (age 12+) or adult
* Vaccinated
* Able to wear a mask for the entirety of all rehearsals
* Able to commit to the rehearsal schedule

Thank you!

Martha Stinson, Stake Music Chair & Jill Shepherd, Director, Mount Vernon Stake Bell Choir

"We are in a position, as musicians, to touch the souls of those who listen." ~ President Spencer W. Kimball

Important Bell Choir Message

Dear Musicians,

The Mount Vernon Stake Bell Choir will be back for the 2021 season to perform for the “Christmas at Mount Vernon” musical fireside on Saturday, December 4, 2021. If you are interested, please read the participation requirements below and send an email expressing your interest no later than this Sunday, October 3, 2021, to [email protected]. You will receive a response confirming your spot in the Bell Choir. To help us ensure everyone’s health and safety, please do not come to rehearsal without this confirmation.

Because the number of people who can participate is limited, please be understanding if we are unable to find a spot for you this year. We will do our best to include as many people as possible.

Rehearsals will be held at the Mount Vernon Stake Center from 6-7pm on the following Sundays:

* October 10, 17, and 24, 2021
* November 7, 14, and 21, 2021

And a final dress rehearsal before the performance on Saturday, December 4, 2021.

To participate, you must be:

* Able to read music
* Youth (age 12+) or adult
* Vaccinated
* Able to wear a mask for the entirety of all rehearsals
* Able to commit to the rehearsal schedule

Thank you!

Martha Stinson, Stake Music Chair & Jill Shepherd, Director, Mount Vernon Stake Bell Choir

"We are in a position, as musicians, to touch the souls of those who listen." ~ President Spencer W. Kimball

About Us:

Serving members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the geographic area of South Arlington, Alexandria City and the Alexandria portions of Fairfax County.

To find a the meetinghouse, direction and service time, enter your location here: https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/maps/meetinghouses.

Visitor always welcome.

Our Stake includes the following congregations:
Alexandria 1st Ward
Alexandria 3rd Ward
Crystal City Ward
Fort Belvior Ward
Franconia Ward
Kingstown Ward
Mt. Vernon Ward
Old Town Ward (Spanish Speaking)
Potomac SA 1st Ward (31 - 45 yr. singles)
Potomac SA 2nd Ward (31 - 45 yr. singles)
Shirlington Ward

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