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The Church has prepared a Christmas initiative for 2016 to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. Last weekend, the Church sent information to ward and stake leaders that may be used in planning Christmas gatherings and activities. This information may also be useful for families.

This year’s initiative is entitled #LIGHTtheWORLD. It focuses on celebrating and sharing the Light of Jesus Christ with others. The initiative will begin Friday, November 25, 2016 and run through Christmas Day.

“Light the World” Video. The video will be available on mormon.organd in the Gospel Library app beginning Nov‌ember 25 for viewing and downloading.

Advent Activity Calendar. Each day in Dec‌ember we will focus on a different Christlike behavior and provide suggestions for ways we can emulate His example. You may find it useful in generating ideas for ward Christmas dinners and gatherings. While the complete advent calendar will not be available until Nov‌ember 25, a planning version is available for download.

Pass-Along Cards and Posters. Pass-along cards and posters are available for downloading and printing at

I invite you to use these resources with you family and friends to plan Christmas activities.

The full presentation is available in PDF format at