Announcements — Week of January 1, 2023

Prayer Meeting
On Tuesday, January 3, we will continue an in-person English-speaking and an in-person Spanish-speaking prayer meeting at the District 1 meeting hall, 1855 W. Ball Rd., at 7:30 p.m. The English-speaking saints will meet upstairs on the west side, and the Spanish-speaking saints will meet downstairs in room C101. The Chinese-speaking saints and the Korean-speaking saints will continue to pray as in previous weeks. There will be a Zoom alternative for the English-speaking and Spanish-speaking saints who cannot gather in person. All the English-speaking and Spanish-speaking saints who pray on Zoom should join one meeting for their respective language. Zoom information can be found in the small group announcements.

In-person Church Meetings and Children’s Meetings
On Lord’s Day, January 8, the church will con­tinue to meet in person by district in the respective meeting places. The children’s meetings will continue in all districts as in previous weeks. Please see the small group announcements for Zoom information.

In-person Basic Truth Meeting
The Basic Truth Meeting for ALL districts of the church will continue on Lord’s Days, at 11:00 A.M. at District 1.

YP Bible Reading Schedule
The young people will continue reading Ezra, Nehemiah, and Esther. This week they will read Ezra 7 and 8. The young people are encouraged to continue to read with the groups they have formed in the previous challenge. Details and full schedule are at

Saturday Young People’s Meetings
There will be no YP meeting on January 7.

2023 College Training
The 2023 North America College Training will be held on July 16-22, 2023, at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Registration will open on January 1. The High School Senior class of 2022-2023 is invited to join. Details are at

SCYP—2023 Young People’s Blending Conference
The first conference of this coming year, the 2023 Young People’s Blending Conference, will take place in person at the Ministry Conference Center (MCC) on the weekend of January 13-15. For more information and to register, please visit

Southern California Spanish-speaking Conference
On January 13-15 a Southern California Spanish-speaking con­ference will be held in person at the MCC. For further details, please see

2023 Summer School of Truth
Mark your calendars! The dates for next year’s Summer School of Truth are June 19-25, 2023. More details are forthcoming at

Children’s & Young People’s Meeting — Registration
Registration for Children’s Meetings and Background Check for Serving Ones
As we resume the in-person children’s meetings in all the districts, in order for the children to participate in the children’s meetings, all parents are required to register their immediate family, including parents, children, and young people. In addition, all saints who desire to serve with the children and the young people, including those who have previously served, are required by state law to submit a new application and request a background check. Links to the church’s policy, family registration, and serving one’s application and background check can be found at

Serving at the Bibles for America Distribution Center
The BfA Distribution Center (DC) has moved to the LSM campus. Those who are burdened and would like to be a candidate to serve as a volunteer at the DC can apply at A short video on the BfA operation at the DC is provided at This is a wonderful opportunity to serve in spreading God’s interpreted Word to the hungry and seeking ones.

English-speaking Sisters’ Prayer Times
Each week sisters’ prayer times are held on Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. and on Saturday at 8:30 a.m. Please see the small group announcements for the Zoom ID.