About Claire Bowen

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

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: , , |

LDS missionaries pitch in at Ability1st center

TALLAHASSEE – Missionaries from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints spend most of their time teaching the gospel – but they also devote regular hours to service in the community. Missionaries serving in the Tallahassee Stake – which includes congregations in Tallahassee (7), Thomasville, Cairo, Quincy, Crawfordville, Perry, and Madison—have found such an opportunity with Ability1st, the Center for Independent Living of North Florida. LDS Missionaries on a completed ramp The nonprofit organization provides support services and equipment, information, and advocacy to people with disabilities so they can live independently. One of [...]

By |2021-08-06T11:04:52-04:00December 1st, 2020|Categories: News, News Release, Service|Tags: , , |

Feeding the hungry a year-long process for local non-profits

TALLAHASSEE – The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints believes feeding the hungry is a core responsibility – not just during the holiday season, but throughout the year. The Church works closely with community-based organizations to get food produced on Church farms, orchards, canneries, and ranches distributed to people in need. Whether the effort is “farm to table” food production and distribution, or working to distribute the community’s surplus food, area organizations are laboring to feed those in need—especially as the holiday season approaches. And those needs have only increased as Covid-19 continues to take [...]

By |2021-08-06T11:05:24-04:00November 30th, 2020|Categories: News, News Release, Service|Tags: , |
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