First Presidency Christmas Devotional


October 27, 2011

To: General Authorities; Area Seventies; Stake, Mission, and District Presidents; Bishops and Branch Presidents

Dear Brethren:

First Presidency Christmas Devotional

Church members and their friends are cordially invited to view the satellite broadcast of the First Presidency Christmas Devotional. The program will originate from the Conference Center on Sunday, December 4, 2011, at 6:00 p.m. mountain standard time. This devotional will include Christmas messages from the First Presidency and music by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and the Orchestra at Temple Square.

The devotional has been scheduled early in the Christmas season so that it may be recorded for use later. Leaders may use all or portions of the devotional with local Christmas programs.
The enclosed materials include broadcast information for the Church satellite system, the Internet, and other media. This information is also available online at broadcastinfo.ChurchofJesusChrist.org.

Sincerely,
Boyd K. Packer
President
Quorum of the Twelve


Broadcast Information for Members in Their Homes

First Presidency Christmas Devotional
Sunday, December 4, 2011

Program Length: 1 Hour

If this “Broadcast Information for Members in Their Homes” applies in your area, please display this document where members can see it. Leaders may announce this information. This document may be copied and distributed.

General Information

Time Labels

The following labels indicate the time standards used in this document:

  • MST - Mountain standard time—local time in Salt Lake City, Utah.
  • UTC - Coordinated Universal Time—the international time standard.

Note: This document is subject to change. See staketech.ChurchofJesusChrist.org or broadcastinfo.ChurchofJesusChrist.org for updates in English. For updates in other languages, contact the assigned administrative office.

Internet

  • Live audio broadcast: mormonchannel.org.
  • Live audio and video broadcast: ChurchofJesusChrist.org.
  • Audio broadcast language for mormonchannel.org: English.
  • Audio broadcast languages for ChurchofJesusChrist.org: Please check ChurchofJesusChrist.org two weeks before the broadcast for available languages.
  • Video broadcast languages: American Sign Language, English, French, Portuguese (Brazil), and Spanish.
Live broadcast​​

MST:  Sunday, December 4, 2011, at 6:00 p.m.
UTC:  Monday, December 5, 2011, at 0100

 

Audio and video archives: ChurchofJesusChrist.org

  • Audio archive languages: Please check ChurchofJesusChrist.org two weeks before the broadcast for available languages.
  • Video archive languages: American Sign Language, English, French, Portuguese (Brazil), and Spanish
  • Audio and video files will be available shortly after the broadcast.

Television and Radio

This devotional will be available on various broadcast, cable, satellite, and Internet television stations and broadcast, satellite, and Internet radio stations throughout the world, including Mormon Channel HD Radio. Check local program listings for availability in your area, or visit mormonchannel.org, byubroadcasting.org, or ksl.com for more information.


Church Satellite and Internet Broadcast Schedule for Viewing in Meetinghouses

First Presidency Christmas Devotional
Sunday, December 4, 2011

Program Length: 1 Hour

General Information

Selecting a Viewing Time

Program start times are listed in mountain standard time (MST) and Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). MST is the time in Salt Lake City, Utah. UTC is the international time standard. You will need to calculate your local viewing time based on MST or UTC.

Please select the viewing time that best serves the members in your area. You may write the date and time on the “Satellite Program Information for the Stake Technology Specialist,” located after this schedule, if you choose. The broadcast may be recorded and then viewed at another time.

Closed-Captioning

Closed-captioning for the hearing impaired is available with the satellite broadcast in many areas. Where available, it is provided in English, Portuguese (Brazil), and Spanish. If closed-captioning is available in your area, please set up a television set for those who need this service. Closed-captioning is not available on the Internet.

Note: This document is subject to change. See staketech.ChurchofJesusChrist.org or broadcastinfo.ChurchofJesusChrist.org for updates in English. For updates in other languages, contact the assigned administrative office.

Broadcasts

Church Satellite System

Languages: American Sign Language, Arabic, Armenian, Bulgarian, Cambodian, Cantonese, Cebuano, Chuukese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English (closed captioned), Fijian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Guarani, Haitian, Hindi (Fiji), Hmong, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Kekchi, Korean, Kosraean, Kuna, Laotian, Mandarin, Marshallese, Mongolian, Navajo, Norwegian, Palauan, Papiamento, Pohnpeian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil, closed captioned), Portuguese (Portugal), Quiche, Romanian, Russian, Samoan, Spanish (closed captioned), Swedish, Tagalog, Tahitian, Thai, Tongan, Ukrainian, Vietnamese, and Yapese.

Worldwide Broadcasts

Live broadcast

MST:  Sunday, December 4, 2011, at 6:00 p.m.
UTC:  Monday, December 5, 2011, at 0100

Rebroadcasts

MST:  Sunday, December 4, 2011, at 8:00 p.m.
UTC:  Monday, December 5, 2011, at 0300

MST:  Saturday, December 10, 2011, at 11:00 p.m.
UTC:  Sunday, December 11, 2011, at 0600

MST:  Sunday, December 11, 2011, at 1:00 a.m.
UTC:  Sunday, December 11, 2011, at 0800

MST:  Sunday, December 11, 2011, at 3:00 a.m.
UTC:  Sunday, December 11, 2011, at 1000

MST:  Sunday, December 11, 2011, at 5:00 a.m. 2
UTC:  Sunday, December 11, 2011, at 1200

MST:  Sunday, December 11, 2011, at 7:00 a.m. 2
UTC:  Sunday, December 11, 2011, at 1400

MST:  Sunday, December 11, 2011, at 9:00 a.m. 2
UTC:  Sunday, December 11, 2011, at 1600

MST:  Sunday, December 11, 2011, at 11:00 a.m. 2
UTC:  Sunday, December 11, 2011, at 1800

MST:  Sunday, December 11, 2011, at 2:00 p.m. 2
UTC:  Sunday, December 11, 2011, at 2100

MST:  Sunday, December 11, 2011, at 4:00 p.m. 2
UTC:  Sunday, December 11, 2011, at 2300

MST:  Sunday, December 11, 2011, at 6:00 p.m.
UTC:  Monday, December 12, 2011, at 0100

 

Additional Broadcasts for Mexico, Central America, South America, and the Caribbean

Rebroadcasts

MST:  Sunday, December 18, 2011, at 2:00 p.m.
UTC:  Sunday, December 18, 2011, at 2100

 

MST:  Sunday, December 18, 2011, at 4:00 p.m.
UTC:  Sunday, December 18, 2011, at 2300

MST:  Sunday, December 18, 2011, at 6:00 p.m.
UTC:  Monday, December 19, 2011, at 0100

 

Internet

  • Live audio and video broadcast: ChurchofJesusChrist.org.
  • Audio broadcast languages: Please check ChurchofJesusChrist.org two weeks before the broadcast for available languages.
  • Video broadcast languages: American Sign Language, English, French, Portuguese (Brazil), and Spanish.
Live broadcast

MST:  Sunday, December 4, 2011, at 6:00 p.m.
UTC:  Monday, December 5, 2011, at 0100

 

Audio and video archives: ChurchofJesusChrist.org

  • Audio archive languages: Please check ChurchofJesusChrist.org two weeks before the broadcast for available languages.
  • Video archive languages: American Sign Language, English, French, Portuguese (Brazil), and Spanish.
  • Audio and video files will be available shortly after the broadcast.
  1. American Sign Language (ASL) is available only in the United States and Canada. ASL broadcasts focus on the signer, with the speakers from the meeting being displayed in a small window on the screen. English audio is broadcast along with ASL. If you need to start receiving this language, please contact your facilities management group at least two weeks before the broadcast; additional equipment may be required.
  2. The broadcast will not be available at this time in Mexico, Central America, South America, and the Caribbean. In these areas, please select another viewing time.

Satellite Program Information for the Stake Technology Specialist

First Presidency Christmas Devotional
Sunday, December 4, 2011

Viewing time selected by priesthood leader:
Date
Time

Equipment Information

Satellite receivers are preprogrammed. No adjustments are necessary. Languages are preprogrammed in the receivers.

For general information about setting up equipment for a broadcast, refer to the “General Satellite Program Instructions for the Stake Technology Specialist,” which should be located near the satellite receiver. These instructions may be updated or redistributed during the year.

Please set up your EJ10 adapter box (crab box) or Transmission Telephone Audio Interface (TTAI) in case an audio backup is needed during the broadcast.

For information about technical assistance, refer to the “General Satellite Program Instructions for the Stake Technology Specialist,” staketech.ChurchofJesusChrist.org, or mhtech.ChurchofJesusChrist.org. Troubleshooting assistance can be provided only if a telephone is available at the satellite receiver location.

Closed-Captioning

Closed-captioning for the hearing impaired is available in many areas. Where available, it is provided in English on closed-caption channel 1 (CC1), in Spanish on closed-caption channel 2 (CC2), and in Portuguese on closed-caption channel 3 (CC3). If closed-captioning is available in your area, please set up a television set for those who need this service. For technical assistance, call the help desk at the number listed in the “General Satellite Program Instructions for the Stake Technology Specialist.”

Video Reproduction

Video reproduction of this broadcast is authorized for Church use only. You may make a copy for each meetinghouse library. Put the following copyright notice on the label of each video recording:

First Presidency Christmas Devotional, December 4, 2011
© 2011 by Intellectual Reserve, Inc.