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Public Affairs Specialist for the Tallahassee Florida area of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Tallahassee elder serving unique mission in Washington state

Elder Thelonious Linford from the Tallahassee Second Ward is serving a somewhat unique mission in the Seattle area – he is one of six American Sign Language (ASL) missionaries assigned to the Puget Sound ASL branch.

By |2022-08-29T04:51:34-04:00August 29th, 2022|Categories: General, News|Tags: , , |

Temple construction crew gets cookie treatment from LDS members

Bruce and Christine Hale serve as temple site missionaries for the Tallahassee Temple, teaching what a temple is and how it differs from meetinghouses. Each week they distribute cookies to the workers along with a personal note from area members of the Church.

By |2022-07-29T16:28:28-04:00July 29th, 2022|Categories: General, News|Tags: , |

Temple’s project manager has history with church construction

Ross Penrod moved to Tallahassee specifically to work as the onsite project manager for the construction of the Tallahassee Florida Temple. He and his family are now members of the Tallahassee Second Ward, a local congregation of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

By |2021-09-19T13:12:57-04:00September 18th, 2021|Categories: General, News|Tags: |

For local temple workers, Tallahassee Temple a game-changer

One of the most important beliefs of members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is expressed by the work done within its temples. “We participate in temple work with heavenly joy, knowing that it helps prepare us, our descendants, and our ancestors to dwell in God’s presence,” said past Church president Wilford Woodruff.

By |2021-09-18T07:45:05-04:00September 17th, 2021|Categories: General, Gospel Learning, News|Tags: , , |

Black History Month a time to reflect

TALLAHASSEE – For the people who operate FamilySearch, a family history and genealogical records website sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, every month is Black History Month – not just when February rolls around on the calendar – and the interest is not limited to the Black community. “Black History Month is a learning opportunity for all people,” said Kayla Jackson, FamilySearch marketing coordinator. “We want to highlight those stories to help people understand how Black narratives are interwoven and integrated into American history.” Delois Hollinger and Tichaona Matewa of Tallahassee, two [...]

By |2021-08-06T11:02:24-04:00March 4th, 2021|Categories: General, News, News Release|Tags: , , |

RootsTech global family history event goes virtual

TALLAHASSEE – Family history, or genealogy, is the second most popular hobby in the U.S. (after gardening) and the second most visited category of websites (after adult content), according to ABC News. Which is why RootsTech, an annual family history conference, has emerged as the leading gathering of family history experts in the world. This year, due to the global pandemic, RootsTech will be virtual and free to the public. Scheduled for Feb. 25-27, RootsTech Connect will bring national experts on searching ancestry to the comfort of your home via personal computer, laptop, or phone. Shari and [...]

By |2021-08-06T11:03:03-04:00February 18th, 2021|Categories: Family History, News, News Release|Tags: , , |

Area residents respond to Light the World nativity project

TALLAHASSEE – Area residents in northwest Florida and southern Georgia responded to a LightTheWorld.org holiday promotion by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints that asked families to submit photos of their favorite nativity scenes. The promotion was addressed to Facebook users in the church’s Tallahassee Stake, which includes seven congregations in Tallahassee and congregations in Thomasville, Cairo, Quincy, Madison, Perry, and Crawfordville. Submissions were sent to the Tallahassee Stake News & Events website and Facebook page. Erin and Josh Matson of Tallahassee submitted a photo of a nativity they acquired in Jerusalem. “We were so excited [...]

By |2021-08-06T11:04:16-04:00December 21st, 2020|Categories: General, News, News Release|Tags: , , |
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