Fireside (LDS Church)

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A fireside is a supplementary, evening meeting in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. They are usually held for a subset of members (youth, YSA, Single Adult, etc.) of a congregation or congregations in an area. A fireside is most commonly held on Sunday evenings, but may be held on any day of the week. They are often held in a meeting house, Institute of Religion or a personal residence, depending on the number of people expected to attend. Usually, refreshments are served afterwards while the attendees mingle.[1]

A fireside usually has a single speaker on a religious topic and lasts from one to two hours. Sometimes, the fireside will be broadcast via satellite to stake centers and Institutes of Religion.

As of 2015, the term fireside is no longer in use. Devotional is to be used to replace fireside. [2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mary Lythgoe Bradford (1995). Lowell L. Bennion: Teacher, Counselor, Humanitarian. Dialogue Foundation. p. 81. ISBN 1-56085-081-7. 
  2. ^ https://www.lds.org/church/news/ces-devotionals-name-and-schedule-to-change-in-2015?lang=eng