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.

It has been said[who?] that LDS firesides should actually be called devotionals.


  1. ^ Mary Lythgoe Bradford (1995). Lowell L. Bennion: Teacher, Counselor, Humanitarian. Dialogue Foundation. p. 81. ISBN 1-56085-081-7.