Yesterday, the Church sent the following email to stake presidents and members of ward councils who are subscribed to the My Calling email. Learn how to subscribe to LDS Church email subscriptions.


The Church has prepared a Christmas initiative to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. As you plan your Christmas gatherings and activities, we want to make you aware of the initiative and the resources that will be available for your use.

This year’s initiative, entitled #LIGHTtheWORLD, focuses on celebrating and sharing the Light of Jesus Christ with others. The initiative will begin Friday, November 25, 2016 and run through Christmas Day.

Resources for Local Leaders Include:

“Light the World” Video. The video will be available on and in the Gospel Library app beginning Nov‌ember 25 for viewing and downloading.

Advent Activity Calendar. Each day in Dec‌ember we will focus on a different Christlike behavior and provide suggestions for ways we can emulate His example. You may find it useful in generating ideas for ward Christmas dinners and gatherings. While the complete advent calendar will not be available until Nov‌ember 25, a planning version is available for download.

Pass-Along Cards and Posters. Pass-along cards and posters are available for downloading and printing on

The download page also has a presentation that leaders could use in ward council meetings.

We invite you to use these resources both in your missionary efforts and as you plan Christmas activities and events for your congregation.


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