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Ogden braces for big LDS temple crowds

Mitch Shaw, Standard-Examiner staff
May 9 2014 - 6:15pm

OGDEN -- When the Ogden temple reopens this summer, the city is expecting its downtown to have a temporary population spike in the hundreds of thousands -- and making sure all those new bodies fit has Ogden city officials working overtime. On Aug. 1, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will begin a five-week open house...

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Fasting teens from Riverdale church deliver food to needy

Deanne Winterton, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Apr 27 2014 - 1:03pm

RIVERDALE -- Patricia Erdman has delivered much needed food to low income areas of Northern Utah for a decade. But on Friday, her volunteers were much younger and much hungrier than usual."It is awesome to have a group helping, and good to see youth step outside of themselves and serve in the community," said Food Between Friends founder Patricia...

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1 million expected in Rome for two popes to be canonized

The Associated Press
Apr 26 2014 - 5:54pm

VATICAN CITY -- By train, bus, car and on foot, pilgrims and tourists streamed into Rome on Saturday to participate in the ceremony in St. Peter's Square that will see two popes, John XXIII and John Paul II, be proclaimed saints.

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VIDEO: Talented LDS pianist credits abilities to a higher power

Rachel Trotter, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Apr 25 2014 - 1:11pm

RIVERDALE -- Jerald Simon glides his hands across the keyboard, playing a song he composed himself.He performed Wednesday afternoon at the Piano Gallery in Riverdale.

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Falun Dafa spirituality the focus of art exhibit

Morgan Briesmaster, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 24 2014 - 4:17pm

The Eccles Community Art Center presents works from 'The Art of Zhen Shan Ren' international exhibit through the month of May.

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UtahRep's ‘Grace’: Finding meaning in a world of suffering

Amy Nicholson, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Apr 24 2014 - 3:00pm

"Grace," is defined according to Christian belief as the free and unmerited favor of God as manifested in the salvation of sinners and the bestowal of blessings.In Craig Wright's play, "Grace," we see the aftermath of blessings bestowed and blessings taken as four characters seek to adjust to new circumstances, recover from loss and undergo trials...

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LDS leader says protections on religious freedom erode

The Associated Press
Apr 20 2014 - 5:34pm

SALT LAKE CITY -- A high-ranking Mormon leader said he believes protections for religious freedom of speech are eroding.

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Atheists take aim at LDS Church with national conference in SLC

Annie Knox, The Associated Press
Apr 18 2014 - 1:46pm

SALT LAKE CITY -- Leaders of a national atheist group say the best spot to find a nonbeliever is in a place of faith.To that end, the American Atheists, in an effort to raise awareness and attract new members, are holding their annual conference over Easter weekend in the home of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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VIDEO: Talented LDS pianist credits abilities to a higher power

Rachel Trotter, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Apr 25 2014 - 1:11pm

RIVERDALE -- Jerald Simon glides his hands across the keyboard, playing a song he composed himself.He performed Wednesday afternoon at the Piano Gallery in Riverdale.

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VIDEO: South Ogden aid group builds bonds with Haitians

Morgan Briesmaster, Standard-Examiner staff
Mar 24 2014 - 5:28am

SAUT D'EAU, Haiti -- "Are they going to eat us?" the young Haitian girl asked in creole, her native language.Taking her hand, Herode Guillomettre (one of five Haitian translators) led the innocent child over to touch our team leader. He comforted her saying these people are here to help. 

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VIDEO: Plan-B Theatre stages final play in ‘Season of Eric’

Amy Nicholson, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Mar 20 2014 - 5:04pm

If good things come in threes, Eric Samuelsen's "3" is great. The show features three one-act plays performed by three actresses. Teresa Sanderson, of Layton, plays a main role in each story plus four supporting characters."I love doing multiple roles," she said. "It is my specialty. I love slipping in and out of character through physical and...

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VIDEO: Ogden's Congregation Brith Sholem dates back to the 1870s

Standard-Examiner correspondent, Tom Christensen
Feb 7 2014 - 5:44pm

OGDEN -- It isn't very big. It is easy to miss if you're driving on the 2700 block of Grant Avenue. But this small synagogue -- listed on the National Register of Historic Places -- has been the home of Jewish worship in Northern Utah for nearly a century.Congregation Brith Sholem is officially affiliated with the Union of Reformed Judaism, but it...

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VIDEO: Activist Ogden gay rights minister fed up with Utah, moves to California

JaNae Francis, Standard-Examiner staff
Jan 25 2014 - 9:12am

OGDEN -- The Rev. Theresa Novak, minister at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Ogden, has announced she is leaving Utah after seven years because she is tired of the view Utahns have of gay people."It really is hard to leave in a lot of ways," she said. "It's time."Novak, 63, is a lesbian woman who raised three children and fostered several...

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VIDEO: Packed house makes a 'joyful noise' at WSU Gospel Festival

JaNae Francis, Standard-Examiner staff
Jan 17 2014 - 2:43pm

OGDEN -- A full house of enthusiasts packed into Weber State University's Browning Center last weekend at "Make a Joyful Noise!," the 14th annual WSU Gospel Music Festival.Audience members clapped and sang along, often standing, to gospel messages of deep and historical meaning at the event. Eleven groups performed, singing and dancing to the...

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VIDEO: Ogden downtown street preachers brave cold and snow

JaNae Francis, Standard-Examiner staff
Dec 23 2013 - 6:51am

OGDEN -- Extreme cold temperatures these past couple of weeks have not deterred an Ogden street preacher or his helpers.Tyler Woodhead and helpers Peter Van Patten and Logan Holdaway have greeted all who have come by a tent they use as a backdrop for their street preaching every Friday in downtown Ogden.

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VIDEO: LDS leader touts 15 million membership and missionary surge

Antone Clark, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Oct 5 2013 - 4:02pm

SALT LAKE CITY -- President Thomas S. Monson urged LDS Church members to engage in an ongoing missionary effort, even as he announced church membership worldwide has reached 15 million and the total number of missionaries has increased from 58,500 in October 2012 to 80,333 today.Monson opened the church's 183rd Semiannual General Conference on...

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VIDEO: Talented LDS pianist credits abilities to a higher power

Rachel Trotter, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Apr 25 2014 - 1:11pm

RIVERDALE -- Jerald Simon glides his hands across the keyboard, playing a song he composed himself.He performed Wednesday afternoon at the Piano Gallery in Riverdale.

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VIDEO: South Ogden aid group builds bonds with Haitians

Morgan Briesmaster, Standard-Examiner staff
Mar 24 2014 - 5:28am

SAUT D'EAU, Haiti -- "Are they going to eat us?" the young Haitian girl asked in creole, her native language.Taking her hand, Herode Guillomettre (one of five Haitian translators) led the innocent child over to touch our team leader. He comforted her saying these people are here to help. 

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Mar 24 2014 - 8:40am


VIDEO: Plan-B Theatre stages final play in ‘Season of Eric’

Amy Nicholson, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Mar 20 2014 - 5:04pm

If good things come in threes, Eric Samuelsen's "3" is great. The show features three one-act plays performed by three actresses. Teresa Sanderson, of Layton, plays a main role in each story plus four supporting characters."I love doing multiple roles," she said. "It is my specialty. I love slipping in and out of character through physical and...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Mar 21 2014 - 12:42pm


VIDEO: Ogden's Congregation Brith Sholem dates back to the 1870s

Standard-Examiner correspondent, Tom Christensen
Feb 7 2014 - 5:44pm

OGDEN -- It isn't very big. It is easy to miss if you're driving on the 2700 block of Grant Avenue. But this small synagogue -- listed on the National Register of Historic Places -- has been the home of Jewish worship in Northern Utah for nearly a century.Congregation Brith Sholem is officially affiliated with the Union of Reformed Judaism, but it...

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VIDEO: Activist Ogden gay rights minister fed up with Utah, moves to California

JaNae Francis, Standard-Examiner staff
Jan 25 2014 - 9:12am

OGDEN -- The Rev. Theresa Novak, minister at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Ogden, has announced she is leaving Utah after seven years because she is tired of the view Utahns have of gay people."It really is hard to leave in a lot of ways," she said. "It's time."Novak, 63, is a lesbian woman who raised three children and fostered several...

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VIDEO: Packed house makes a 'joyful noise' at WSU Gospel Festival

JaNae Francis, Standard-Examiner staff
Jan 17 2014 - 2:43pm

OGDEN -- A full house of enthusiasts packed into Weber State University's Browning Center last weekend at "Make a Joyful Noise!," the 14th annual WSU Gospel Music Festival.Audience members clapped and sang along, often standing, to gospel messages of deep and historical meaning at the event. Eleven groups performed, singing and dancing to the...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Jan 17 2014 - 2:43pm


VIDEO: Ogden downtown street preachers brave cold and snow

JaNae Francis, Standard-Examiner staff
Dec 23 2013 - 6:51am

OGDEN -- Extreme cold temperatures these past couple of weeks have not deterred an Ogden street preacher or his helpers.Tyler Woodhead and helpers Peter Van Patten and Logan Holdaway have greeted all who have come by a tent they use as a backdrop for their street preaching every Friday in downtown Ogden.

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VIDEO: LDS leader touts 15 million membership and missionary surge

Antone Clark, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Oct 5 2013 - 4:02pm

SALT LAKE CITY -- President Thomas S. Monson urged LDS Church members to engage in an ongoing missionary effort, even as he announced church membership worldwide has reached 15 million and the total number of missionaries has increased from 58,500 in October 2012 to 80,333 today.Monson opened the church's 183rd Semiannual General Conference on...

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