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Members of the Tallahassee Stake of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will gather around their televisions and computers this weekend (April 4-5) to view sessions of the church’s 190th Worldwide General Conference.
Tallahassee Stake is comprised of congregations in Tallahassee (7), Crawfordville, Perry, Quincy, Thomasville, Cairo, and Madison.
The conference will be unlike any prior conference in the history of the Church.
There are two main reasons for this. First, 2020 marks two centuries since Joseph Smith’s inaugural vision of God the Father and His Son Jesus Christ — a foundational event for the beginnings of what the Church calls the Restoration of Christ’s gospel. Last October, President Russell M. Nelson put Latter-day Saints on notice to the special nature of the April conference. He said it will not only be a unique event but will be “different from any previous conference” because it will have a central theme — namely, the Restoration.
This week’s conference is unusual for another reason. The conference will be digital only due to restrictions on large public gatherings. Each of the five sessions (three Saturday, two Sunday) will be broadcast from a small auditorium on Temple Square. The First Presidency will preside at and conduct those sessions, and only those who have been invited to speak or pray will attend. The music for the conference has been prerecorded.
Leading up to each general conference, Church leaders spend many hours preparing messages of hope and encouragement — all founded on the gospel of Jesus Christ. Their sermons, as well as the music from The Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square, are for the whole world. Regardless of religious affiliation (or lack thereof), all are invited to make the April 2020 general conference a part of their search for hope in these uncertain times. Messages of truth and inspiration will be center stage.
How to Watch
Because of the digital-only nature of this conference, the Church is doing all it can to make the live sessions accessible to as many people as possible. Latter-day Saints around the world will watch or listen live to general conference in 41 languages.
Streams in 55 additional languages will be published as soon as possible afterward. Three sessions will take place Saturday (at noon, 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.), and two more will be held Sunday (at noon and 4 p.m.). All start times are Eastern Time. Here’s how to watch and listen live:
- Use broadcasts.ChurchofJesusChrist.org to stream the general conference live in 41 languages. Closed captions are available in English, Spanish and Portuguese by selecting the CC button on the media player.
- Visit the Church’s YouTube channel to watch live in 12 languages: English (including closed-captioned), Spanish, Portuguese, French, German, Italian, Russian, Japanese, Cantonese, Mandarin, Korean and ASL.
- Download the Latter-day Saints Channel app on your iOS or Android device. Audio is available in Cantonese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Portuguese (Brazil and Portugal), Russian, Samoan, Spanish, Tagalog and Tongan. Closed captions are available in English, Spanish and Portuguese.
- Watch or listen live in English on BYUtv.org.
Coverage of the general conference, including photos and videos for media, will be published on Newsroom.ChurchofJesusChrist.org as well as the Church’s Facebook page and news group, Instagram channel and Twitter feed.
Use #GeneralConference to participate in the general conference via social media. Messages from church apostles can also be found on Facebook and Twitter.
Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will gather in homes this weekend to watch the church’s General Conference.