LDS church leaders combine general young womens, Relief Society meeting

Posted at 10:03 PM, Nov 04, 2013
and last updated 2013-11-05 00:03:53-05

SALT LAKE CITY — After 20 years, leaders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have decided to cut a meeting that preludes the church’s annual general conference, officials said last week.

The semiannual general women’s meeting will replace the Relief Society and general Young Women meetings. The two meetings have been held separately since 1993. The change will begin next year.

The announcement came from the First Presidency on Nov. 1.

The general women’s meeting will take place the Saturday before each general conference and will be conducted by the general presidencies of the Relief Society, Young Women and Primary organizations. All women ages 8 and older are allowed to attend.
“As the women of the church gather together – sisters, mothers and daughters – they, their families the church will be strengthened and blessed,” the First Presidency letter states.