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Mission: Our purpose is to help youth and young adults understand and rely on the teachings and Atonement of Jesus Christ, qualify for the blessings of the temple, and prepare themselves, their families, and others for eternal life with their Father in Heaven.

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This morning: don’t miss a special message from our Prophet, President Russell M. Nelson. Tune in virtually (ChurchofJes...
11/20/2020

This morning: don’t miss a special message from our Prophet, President Russell M. Nelson. Tune in virtually (ChurchofJesusChrist.org, Facebook or Instagram) or watch in the West Gym at 11 AM!

This Friday, join us virtually or in the West Chapel at 11:00 AM for a special message from President Russell M. Nelson.
11/17/2020

This Friday, join us virtually or in the West Chapel at 11:00 AM for a special message from President Russell M. Nelson.

11/14/2020
God Has a Plan For You

“When her mother became ill, Renu Singh needed answers and began seeking truth and understanding from various churches in India. She was introduced to the Church and met missionaries who helped her learn about God's plan of salvation. The hope and knowledge that came with her baptism helped prepare Renu for her mother’s death.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gMRU3SPO12k

When her mother became ill, Renu Singh needed answers and began seeking truth and understanding from various churches in India. She was introduced to the Chu...

11/12/2020
Institute of Religion at the University of Utah

Institute of Religion at the University of Utah

Aaron shares how the Institute of Religion of the Church of Jesus Christ at the U of U has helped him to hear the voice of the Lord.

Special thanks to @thomasranckhymns for providing the music.

11/11/2020
How do you #HearHim at the Institute?

Aaron shares how the Institute of Religion of the Church of Jesus Christ at the U of U has helped him to hear the voice of the Lord.

Special thanks to @thomasranckhymns for providing the music.

This past Friday, we joined with members of 5 different faiths - Catholic, Hindu, Islam, Christ United Methodist Church,...
11/11/2020

This past Friday, we joined with members of 5 different faiths - Catholic, Hindu, Islam, Christ United Methodist Church, and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints - to discuss ways in which their faith has helped them overcome trials. Answers included greater reliance on prayer, learning to worship more independently, and reliance on sacred text or scripture.

All were edified as we discussed how we can draw nearer unto God in our lives (D&C 88:63) amidst difficult current circumstances! #UofUInstitute

11/10/2020

This week’s Friday Devotional speaker, Latter-Day Saint Artist Kate Lee, has been rescheduled to speak next semester.

Our Friday Devotional will still be held this Friday at 11:50 AM (speaker TBD).

See U there! #UofUInstitute

This week at the Institute:*Institute classes WILL continue to function in person under current COVID-19 conditions. • D...
11/09/2020

This week at the Institute:

*Institute classes WILL continue to function in person under current COVID-19 conditions.

• Don’t miss out on the Seize the Day(s) Scavenger Hunt! Go on a Scavenger Hunt around campus, the Institute, and SLC! Visit bit.ly/institutescavengerhunt for more information on how to participate and win prizes.

• Pizza Week has been cancelled due to current COVID-19 restrictions.

• Friday Devotional: We are pleased to have Kate Lee - an accomplished Latter-Day Saint artist who has focused on inspirational watercolor - speak on “Love’s Pure Light” for our weekly devotional, helping us prepare our hearts for the holiday season by drawing upon messages from her nativity works of art.

• Come join us in LDSSA to help bless fellow students and YA through leadership and service opportunities.

Next week: Seize the Day(s)! November 9-13, go on a picture scavenger hunt around campus, the Institute, and Salt Lake C...
11/08/2020
Seize The Day - Photo Scavenger Hunt

Next week: Seize the Day(s)! November 9-13, go on a picture scavenger hunt around campus, the Institute, and Salt Lake City! Earn points to win cool prizes – like a custom drawstring swag bag or bean bag chair. Visit bit.ly/institutescavengerhunt for additional details on how to participate!

November 9-13 All Week Long Redemptions for prizes valid until Monday, November 16th by 3 p.m.

“As the world gets brighter, louder and busier, the challenge to feel the Spirit gets greater. ‘If your life is void of ...
11/04/2020
The Church needs 'modern stripling warriors' to engage in today's 'crucial battles,' President Ballard says

“As the world gets brighter, louder and busier, the challenge to feel the Spirit gets greater. ‘If your life is void of quiet time, would you begin tonight to seek for some?’ President Ballard asked. ...

‘We can find refuge in our homes or apartments when we choose to simply shut things off and be still and know of the things of God.’”

https://www.thechurchnews.com/leaders-and-ministry/2020-11-03/modern-stripling-warriors-ensign-college-lds-president-ballard-196983

President Bruce C. Kusch announced during the Nov. 3 devotional that the M. Russell Ballard Service and Leadership Scholarship has been established at Ensign College.

Events this week: Pickup a service kit to participate in writing “Cards to Show We Care” for our lonely elderly friends ...
11/02/2020

Events this week: Pickup a service kit to participate in writing “Cards to Show We Care” for our lonely elderly friends living in care centers and join the Zoom this Saturday from 10-11:30am to chat and decorate together! Be sure to also grab some of your favorite lunchbox snacks from the West Gym (note the location change) during the times specified below, join us in our Friday Devotional with Brother Aaron Pond about “The Parable of the Belayer: An Allegory of the Atonement of Jesus Christ” and tune in virtually to the Interfaith Fireside this Friday at 7:00pm. See U there! #UofUinstitute #HearHim

Last day - come stop by for some BYU Creamery/Aggies Ice Cream! (Today - 11-2pm)
10/29/2020

Last day - come stop by for some BYU Creamery/Aggies Ice Cream! (Today - 11-2pm)

“Our ultimate security comes as we yoke ourselves to Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ! Life without God is a life filled...
10/27/2020

“Our ultimate security comes as we yoke ourselves to Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ! Life without God is a life filled with fear. Life with God is a life filled with peace.
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Now, my dear brothers and sisters, I bless you to be filled with the peace of the Lord Jesus Christ. His peace is beyond all mortal understanding.“ - President Russell M. Nelson

How has the Gospel of Jesus Christ blessed you with peace? #HearHim #GeneralConference

This week at the Institute: Come visit the “Udder Rivals” Ice Cream truck (offering Aggies and BYU Creamery Ice Cream), ...
10/26/2020

This week at the Institute: Come visit the “Udder Rivals” Ice Cream truck (offering Aggies and BYU Creamery Ice Cream), plan on the Friday Devotional to learn about hidden opportunities during these COVID-19-affected times, and join us at LDSSA to continue to help others come unto Jesus Christ through the Institute. Then, mark your calendar for this Sunday evening at 6pm for a special area devotional with Elder and Sister Stevenson! (Broadcast online). See U there! #UofUInstitute #HearHim

“The Institute has helped me Hear Him through the love and Spirit I feel while I am there.I am grateful for the Institut...
10/23/2020

“The Institute has helped me Hear Him through the love and Spirit I feel while I am there.

I am grateful for the Institute because it has helped me regularly give time to the Lord. Between work and school, my schedule has been insane. However, I have found that as I prioritize my life, and set aside the time to attend my institute classes, I am happier! I have found so much happiness, peace, and JOY as I have attended institute.

I am so beyond grateful that I have the opportunity to attend the Institute so I can Hear Him, and feel of His love!” - Kyle

Visit https://forms.gle/gyRZMytwbeKCWusdA to share how the Institute has helped you to #HearHim.

Jeffrey R. Holland
10/23/2020

Jeffrey R. Holland

We can take solace in remembering that, like us, those in ancient times didn’t always have their prayers answered immediately.

For years, young Joseph sold into Egypt must not have known he was being used for grander purposes. I imagine he offered a seemingly endless stream of prayers to God—many of which were not answered in the way he would have liked.

But only years later when there was a famine, and only when his family came to his doorstep, could he finally realize why his prayers could not have been answered the way he had wanted them.

My friends, if it feels like the heavens are closed to you, please don’t lose hope. Your Father in Heaven knows you, He knows your situation, and He will guide you if you will be humble enough to let Him. #HearHim

10/21/2020
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

“The next day, I took a paperback Book of Mormon to the hospital so I could read in the scriptures every day, no matter what. I made a list of to-do things, including praying at least twice a day, and I made sure that I made it to Church if I had any chance...within just a couple of weeks, that zeal and that warmth of testimony was back.”

In this #HearHim video, Brother Renlund teaches that for him, it is easier to hear the Savior’s voice when he is closer to Him. What have you done to draw nearer unto Jesus Christ in your life?

“I find that as I draw closer to Him, I have an ever-increasing desire to be like Him. And the more I am trying to become like Him, I think it is easier for Him to communicate with me.” —Elder Dale G. Renlund

Watch as Elder Renlund describes how daily acts of devotion helped him to hear the Savior’s voice. Visit HearHim.org to learn more. #HearHim.

This week at the Institute: don’t miss out on Poptart Week, donating at the Blood Drive, a Friday Devotional about “Gosp...
10/19/2020

This week at the Institute: don’t miss out on Poptart Week, donating at the Blood Drive, a Friday Devotional about “Gospel Perspectives on Clinical Depression,” and LDSSA. If you are at the Institute working on other classes, come check out the Zoom Zone!

It’s Cutie Pie week! Come get some pie and decorate a cutie! Here are the competition rules: 1. Decorate a cutie as if i...
10/14/2020

It’s Cutie Pie week! Come get some pie and decorate a cutie! Here are the competition rules:

1. Decorate a cutie as if it were a pumpkin with the sharpies provided.
2. Have your picture taken.
3. We will post your pictures here for votes!
4. The “jack-o-lantern” cutie with the most likes will win a free pumpkin pie!

We’re open! 🎉 After a two week in-person closure harmony with the University of Utah, the Institute is once again open f...
10/13/2020

We’re open! 🎉 After a two week in-person closure harmony with the University of Utah, the Institute is once again open for normal hours. In-person classes will continue as they were before the two week break.

This week:

• Wednesday from 11am-2pm, 6pm-8pm and Thursday 11am-2pm in the West Gym, join us for for "Cutie Pie" food week! Come grab some pumpkin pie and decorate a cutie for a prize!

• Don’t miss this Friday’s devotional with Brother Shawn Bills, “Mercies in Disguise”, at 11:50am.

• LDSSA will resume in person meetings this Friday at 1pm.

• Friday from 7pm-8:30pm, come join a Virtual paint night! "You too can paint almighty pictures!" Come paint happy paintings with happy little trees! Email [email protected] for the Zoom link!

All Institute students: Please join us for a two-week seminar on the Gospel Topics Essay: “Race and the Priesthood.” Oct...
10/10/2020

All Institute students: Please join us for a two-week seminar on the Gospel Topics Essay: “Race and the Priesthood.” Oct 12-22, Mondays and Wednesdays from 10:45-11:35 a.m. or Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:40-10:30. a.m. This class will be located in Room W105 at the Institute at the U! #UofUInstitute

Russell M. Nelson
10/05/2020

Russell M. Nelson

Throughout this #GeneralConference I have pictured you in my mind listening to conference. I have asked the Lord to help me understand what you are feeling, worrying about, or trying to resolve.

I feel that despite the world’s commotion, the Lord would have us “look forward [to the future] with joyful anticipation” (Joseph Smith, “History of the Church,” 4:609–10). Let us not spin our wheels in the memories of yesterday. The gathering of Israel moves forward. The Lord Jesus Christ directs the affairs of His Church, and it will achieve its divine objectives.

Today we often hear about “a new normal.” If you really want to embrace “a new normal,” I invite you to turn your heart, mind, and soul increasingly to our Heavenly Father and His Son, Jesus Christ. Let that be your “new normal.”

Embrace your “new normal” by repenting daily. Seek to be increasingly pure in thought, word, and deed. Minister to others. Keep an eternal perspective. Magnify your callings. And, whatever your challenges, my dear brothers and sisters, live each day so that you are more prepared to meet your Maker.

Now I invite you to leave a comment for me if you wish. As we conclude this conference, what will you do to embrace a “new normal”—to turn your heart, mind, and soul to our Heavenly Father and His Son, Jesus Christ?

We hope you enjoyed the rich blessings of #GeneralConference this weekend, where we learned more about our Savior Jesus ...
10/05/2020

We hope you enjoyed the rich blessings of #GeneralConference this weekend, where we learned more about our Savior Jesus Christ and His Gospel from His chosen Prophet, Apostles, and other faithful servants! Please continue to share your thoughts on social media, with those around you, and invite others to participate in the Gathering of Israel through the Institute of Religion at the U. #HearHim

Don’t miss this week’s virtual events at the Institute:

10/02/2020
Neil L. Andersen

“Let me give you three quick suggestions:

First of all, be very prayerful as you go into these next few days. Think about the things that most concern you. You might write them down and pray to our Heavenly Father in the name of Jesus Christ that answers can be provided to you — insights. It won’t be so much what is said as what you will feel.

Next, as you attend the conference, don’t be casual in this attendance. Think about it as if you are going to have an interview with a very important person, and get prepared for it. Think about the time, and then don’t just come up and down, run into the next room and get some popcorn. This is very serious and can be very helpful to you.

The final thing I would recommend is that as you listen, take notes, not so much as you would if you were in a schoolroom, but notes that come into your mind: thoughts, impressions. And after the conference is over, when you go back and read these talks again, read them realizing that the Lord may give you more impressions, more important things for your life.” (Elder Neil L. Anderson)

We are looking forward to #GeneralConference in just a few days. We look forward to being with you. It will be a time of great rejoicing and great revelation, and I promise you that you will get answers you need as you prepare yourself for this important time.

I invite you to prepare yourself for a marvelous general conference with the three suggestions in this video. I express my love and my great happiness at being with you soon.

Get your Mafia on for Thursday October 1st!Join us for a virtual mafia game night where you have to see through the secr...
09/29/2020

Get your Mafia on for Thursday October 1st!

Join us for a virtual mafia game night where you have to see through the secret combinations and catch the Gadianton Robbers!

***Please email [email protected] for the Zoom link.

https://fb.me/e/eIR8BDO5H

When have you felt the Savior bless and guide your life? When have you heard His voice? We want to hear your story about...
09/28/2020
Hear Him Video Survey

When have you felt the Savior bless and guide your life? When have you heard His voice? We want to hear your story about how attending the #uofuinstitute has helped you to hear and follow Jesus Christ. Visit this link: https://forms.gle/z7i7jj3SYiRhCiP69 to submit your story!

The Social Media Committee here at the Institute is interested in filming your story about how Institute has helped or helps you hear the voice of the Lord and feel His guiding influence in your life. What experiences here have helped or help you come closer to Christ? Any experience big or small wi...

“To anybody struggling today, I say: Be hopeful, be happy, and smile. Remember that God is on your side. He is not an an...
09/28/2020

“To anybody struggling today, I say: Be hopeful, be happy, and smile. Remember that God is on your side. He is not an angry, vicious God trying to trip you. He is for you—not against you. He is your Father. He is anxious to do everything possible to bless you. He hears your prayers and desires to make your life all that it can be. That is the God I believe in, and I hope you believe in Him too.” (Elder Jeffrey R. Holland)

Recently I was asked how I can maintain an attitude of hope amidst life’s trials. I thought back to my childhood. My father was a magnificent, loving, kind father, but he was not active in our faith. We probably had a little more tension in our home than other homes. At times, I worried that my parents would get divorced. But if I had to do it over again, I’d still choose those parents. We had wonderful family experiences and my parents did everything for me they possibly could. I love them dearly.

It wasn’t until I left home that I realized my family didn’t have much money. Through a miracle, I was able to go to BYU and Yale University, both on scholarships. We had to scrape, claw, pray, and hope that we would have enough money to pay our tithing and get through school. So, I am not blind to the difficulties of life, but I think now I can see beyond them.

Through all of those difficulties, I always knew things were going to be ok. It wasn’t just hope for hope’s sake—it was theological, religious hope in the Almighty. So to anybody struggling today, I say: Be hopeful, be happy, and smile. Remember that God is on your side. He is not an angry, vicious God trying to trip you. He is for you—not against you. He is your Father. He is anxious to do everything possible to bless you. He hears your prayers and desires to make your life all that it can be. That is the God I believe in, and I hope you believe in Him too.

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I heard there was an "Open Mic Night" this Friday, June 26. Super fun - what are the details? Exact time, and link?
Hello, I'll be starting a job in Utah here in the next few weeks and am looking for housing with the possibility of taking over someones lease and was wondering whats the best medium to post about that (e.g. website, housing board, page?)
Hello child of God… With the coronavirus. we are going through tough times, but God is with us. Keep washing your hands, but most of all keep praying. Here are two great poems from the book “I LOVE GOD by Gregory St. James Mundy Please enjoy and share with anyone you know may benefit from them God Bless. Hard Times Have you ever felt like the whole world was on your shoulders? Like everyone was out to get you and trying to run you over? No matter what you do, it always turns out wrong. Everything around you keeps falling as you try desperately to hold on. Everybody seems to be going up, while you keep heading down. Everyone has something to smile about, while you wear a frown. They all seem to be doing well and climbing up to the top. They all get to drink from the cup of success, but you never get a drop. Nothing ever seems to go your way and you don't even know the meaning of the word Luck? No matter how much you scrape and save, something always comes along and take your last buck. Well... just remember the man who complained about not being able to buy a new pair of shoes, until he met a man with no feet. The girl who complained about having to wear glasses, until she bumped into a blind man on the street. The boy who complained of having to eat his vegetables, when there are kids starving in the world with nothing to eat. The woman who complained about her baby crying all night, while some are born never to speak. Your life may not be as good as others but remember that there is always someone worst off than you. So instead of complaining of what you don't have, take the time to thank the Lord for what you do. DEATH Will the pain ever leave me, will the hurt ever cease? The feeling that we feel when a love one is deceased. The tears that cannot be held back, but so openly flow. The feeling of complete emptiness that you feel from head to toe. I have not lost a relative or a friend, but surely a piece of myself. People gather to offer me sympathy, but they had no idea of how I felt. Losing someone who was so dear and close to me. Trying hard to be strong but feeling complete misery. Never again seeing their smile or being able to share again the fun we had. Wishing that I could just take back some of the things I said. There are so many things I wish we could have done that we never had time to do. Like taking the time out to just spend a little bit more time with you. All the things that I thought that we had a lifetime to do. Now I must convince myself that I will not be doing them with you. There were times when you made me mad and got on my last nerve. But it was nothing compared to all the good times that the two of us shared. Losing a loved one is such a hurting pain. To say how you feel, one is not able to explain. Knowing that you have lost something that can never be replaced. Feeling an empty loss that no amount of time can ever erase. The only comfort is given is knowing of their final resting place. Will be with the Almighty One, The Lord, Our Grace.
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Will we have institute classes or are those cancelled from now on?
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What's the dress code for the dance tomorrow night?
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Hello, I'm going to be a freshmen at the University of Utah in the fall of this year and am looking for a roommate (preferably on campus). I heard from a sibling who went here that I can potentially find roommates on this forum (but if that's somewhere else, please let me know which page). I don't have access to any roommate board advertisements as I live overseas (again, if anyone knows where I can find that online, let me know). If I've found the right spot for a "looking for roommate" post, message me and we can talk.
To Whom It May Concern, A job opening!! In this position a caregiver is expected to spend time caring for children and interacting while they play with friends, sleep, eat snacks, and learn positive and appropriate interactions with a group of friends. It is a drop-in facility where parents are required to stay onsite and children are allowed to stay for a two-hour time frame. Children range in age from 6 weeks to 7 years of age. This position requires someone who has had experience working with young children and is loving, nurturing and a good communicator. All caregivers must have a current CPR and First Aid certification as well as a Food Handler’s permit. This position requires 10 hours of training yearly and attendance at a monthly staff meeting. Hours and Shifts available: M, W, Th 4 - 7 PM, Saturdays 8:30-11:00 Benefits include: Single Membership to the Jewish Community Center Please send your resume to Director of Programming, Karla Pardini, [email protected] for consideration. Karla Pardini | Director of Programming and HR Rep [email protected] 801.581.0098.ext 139 | Fax 801.581.0718
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