Articles of News/Week of November 26

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Mormons in Scrooge City

It’s Giving Tuesday in New York, and I paid a visit to the Mormon temple down by Lincoln Center. The Latter-day Saints had set up three beautifully designed vending machines on the busy sidewalk, where New Yorkers can “buy” items like a first aid kit for CARE International (a humanitarian organization) or a winter blanket for the local Catholic Charities or a gallon of milk for a neighborhood food pantry.

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Weeks after Hurricane Michael, Anderson couple pitch a tent, help a Florida family recover

George and Cathy Edge woke up at 2 a.m. on a Friday to beat the traffic to make the roughly seven-hour drive from Anderson to Callaway, Florida.

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Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter Day Saints Provides Thanksgiving Meal

Women from the Harrison Bay Relief Society of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints provided a Thanksgiving meal to the residents of Cleveland Summit Apartments. Every November, the Harrison Bay Relief Society, which is the women’s ministry for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, participates in a service activity.

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Latter-day Saint antiques dealer sold fake items, stole rare photos

A man who was recently ordered to pay nearly $700,000 for selling fake Latter-day Saint artifacts is also being investigated for stealing rare photos from the BYU library, according to court documents.

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Lindsey Stirling on the Priesthood Blessing That Helped Her Survive “DWTS,” Christmas Tour

In a recent interview with the Deseret News, Lindsey Stirling discussed her new Christmas tour as well as the way angels and a priesthood blessing helped her survive Dancing with the Stars.

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Churches must urge members to have fewer children

Mormons are some of the nicest people I’ve ever met, even if they did excommunicate me.

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Younger Mormons far more likely to be troubled by women’s roles in the LDS Church, study shows

In late October on a trip to South America, Russell M. Nelson, the president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, was asked by an Argentine reporter to explain women’s roles in the Church.

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‘Spreading the good word’: Latter-day Saints proselytize in Athens area

Residents of Athens-Clarke County may have seen neatly-dressed individuals stopping people on the sidewalk or inside the University of Georgia campus and have them highlight passages from the Book of Mormon, among other things.

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At Oxford, Elder Holland lays out Latter-day Saint theology before religious scholars, students

Three Protestant leaders were burned at the stake here after a “theological conversation” at the 1,000-year-old University Church of St. Mary the Virgin in 1555.

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Away from home for Thanksgiving, LDS missionaries-in-training at MTC prepare meals for those in need in Utah

In the underground parking garage of the Provo Missionary Training Center on Thursday, thousands of hairnet-clad men and women in sharp suits, dresses and nametags spooned scoops of oats and dehydrated apples into plastic pouches.

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Temple Square now illuminated, featuring a million lights

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints lit up Temple Square at 5:25 p.m. the day after Thanksgiving, with more than a thousand people watching.

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Three sisters, all 90-plus, move in together in Logan

It’s been almost six months since sisters Shirley Olsen, 96, Ruby Haws, 94, and Dorthy Schvaneveldt, 91, moved into Williamsburg Retirement and Assisted Living together.

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Celebrate The Cause Of Christ With First Presidency Christmas Devotional

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will broadcast its annual Christmas Devotional on Sunday, Dec. 2, at 8 p.m. The devotional, originating from the Conference Center in Salt Lake City, Utah, will be broadcast via satellite and online streaming to everyone throughout the world, including those in the greater Chattanooga area. Options for viewing the devotional live and free of charge are available at lds.org, BYUtv, YouTube, mobile app, and at local meetinghouses. Past Christmas devotionals may also be accessed online.

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Golfer Tony Finau feeds 1,000-plus this Thanksgiving, gives perspective on faith, 2018 breakout season

Latter-day Saint Tony Finau focuses on his golfing goals with the same intensity he summons trying to sink a putt on the 18th green in the final round of a PGA tournament.

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Elizabeth Smart Gives Birth to Baby Girl (+ Shares Her Testimony of Motherhood)

On November 19, Elizabeth Smart announced the birth of her third child, a little girl named Olivia, on Instagram. In the post, she writes, “So happy to welcome Olivia to our family!”

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