It’s time for “Conference Countdown“! Each April and October Temple Square in downtown Salt Lake City becomes the quintessential “Mormon Mecca”. Anticipation is heightening, and many preperations have been underway to make this global Conference just as beautiful and spiritually edifying as ever. Members and guests from around the world are welcome to gather April 3-4, 2010 by radio, television, satellite, live internet streaming or in person for the 180th Annual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
The General Conference of the Church always takes place on the first Saturday and Sunday of April, and convenes in the stunning 21,000 seat Conference Center in Salt Lake City [with onsite overflow in the historic Tabernacle, Assembly Hall and other auditoriums]. The Saturday general sessions are held at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.; Sunday sessions are held at 9:30 a.m. (which includes Music and the Spoken Word) and at 2:00 p.m. The general priesthood meeting is broadcast the Conference Center on Saturday, April 3, 2010, at 6:00 p.m.
Watch this 1 minute sample of the televised opening credits of a General Conference which offers a peek inside the Conference Center.
Music is provided by The Mormon Tabernacle Choir and other special choirs by invitation. Speakers are chosen from the First Presidency, Apostles, General Authorities and auxilliary leaders of the church. The following video offers highlights of events and talks from the April 2009 General Conference of the LDS Church, making a nice sample of the inspirational messages one can expect to enjoy this April! Enjoy.
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The World is Welcome. Please join us for an inspirational feast!
Oh man, I can’t wait! Conference for me could be compared to a spiritual reset button, a 15,000 mile checkup, a good spring cleaning, or a hour long massage. I love being able to just relax, reflect and be reminded. T-minus 18 days!
I really enjoyed your preview of General Conference using excerpts of speeches from past conferences. You have some technical skills which far surpass mine.
I have, for the first time begun a preview of General Conference in my blog website indicated above. The first was published on March 14th and another will be posted on March 19th with two more after that, one on March 24th and one on March 29th. I will be using, mostly, Mormon Messages’ musical videos to illustrate key points of a number of General Authority Conference talks. I also include some Tabernacle Choir videos because that choir, is such an important part of General Conference as you so well know!
In my post which will be published on March 29th, soon before this conference begins Saturday, April 3, I plan to give technical instructions that are geared to my post readers in other lands who may not know how to access LDS General Conference using the Internet. I’m getting some technical support in this from an Internet expert working in the Church’s High-rise Church Office Building.
Thanks for the good example you set for me with your Conference Preview!
Excellent stuff! I really appreciate what you have shared here!