First Presidency Christmas Devotional


October 18, 2012

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 broadcast of the First Presidency Christmas Devotional. The program will originate from the Conference Center on Sunday, December 2, 2012, 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 2, 2012

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.

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.

Notes

  1. This document is subject to change. See broadcastinfo.ChurchofJesusChrist.org for updates in English. For updates in other languages, contact the assigned administrative office.
  2. All product or company names and devices, logos, icons, graphics, or designs referenced in this document are the trademarks of their respective owners and are exhibited only in such a manner as is intended to be for the benefit of such trademark owners. The presence or absence of the names of products, services, companies, organizations, home pages, or websites in this document does not imply any sponsorship, endorsement, or nonendorsement thereof by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Internet

Live video and audio broadcast: broadcast.ChurchofJesusChrist.org and mormonchannel.org

Video broadcast languages for broadcast.ChurchofJesusChrist.org: American Sign Language, Cantonese, Cebuano, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Portuguese (Brazil), Russian, Samoan, Spanish, Tagalog, and Tongan

Audio broadcast languages for broadcast.ChurchofJesusChrist.org: Please check broadcast.ChurchofJesusChrist.org one week before the broadcast for available languages.

Video and audio broadcast languages for mormonchannel.org: English and Spanish

Live broadcast

  • MST: Sunday, December 2, 2012, at 6:00 p.m.
  • UTC: Monday, December 3, 2012, at 0100

Video and audio archives: broadcast.ChurchofJesusChrist.org

Video archive languages: American Sign Language, Cantonese, Cebuano, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Portuguese (Brazil), Russian, Samoan, Spanish, Tagalog, and Tongan

Audio archive languages: Please check broadcast.ChurchofJesusChrist.org for available languages.

Video and audio files will be available shortly after the broadcast.

Roku

To stream this program through a Roku player, download the Mormon Channel app from the Roku Channel Store.

Live video broadcast: Mormon Channel > Broadcasts and Events > Live Broadcasts

Languages: American Sign Language, English, French, Portuguese (Brazil), and Spanish

Live broadcast

  • MST: Sunday, December 2, 2012, at 6:00 p.m.
  • UTC: Monday, December 3, 2012, at 0100

Archived video broadcast: Mormon Channel > Broadcasts and Events > Conferences

Language: English

The program will be available within several days of 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 Broadcast Schedule for Viewing in Meetinghouses

First Presidency Christmas Devotional
Sunday, December 2, 2012

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.

Notes

  1. This document is subject to change. See broadcastinfo.ChurchofJesusChrist.org for updates in English. For updates in other languages, contact the assigned administrative office.
  2. All product or company names and devices, logos, icons, graphics, or designs referenced in this document are the trademarks of their respective owners and are exhibited only in such a manner as is intended to be for the benefit of such trademark owners. The presence or absence of the names of products, services, companies, organizations, home pages, or websites in this document does not imply any sponsorship, endorsement, or nonendorsement thereof by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Church Satellite System

Languages: American Sign Language,1 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, Urdu, Vietnamese, and Yapese

Live broadcast

  • MST: Sunday, December 2, 2012, at 6:00 p.m.
  • UTC: Monday, December 3, 2012, at 0100

Rebroadcasts

  • MST: Sunday, December 2, 2012, at 8:00 p.m.
  • UTC: Monday, December 3, 2012, at 0300
  • MST: Saturday, December 8, 2012, at 11:00 p.m.
  • UTC: Sunday, December 9, 2012, at 0600
  • MST: Sunday, December 9, 2012, at 1:00 a.m.
  • UTC: Sunday, December 9, 2012, at 0800
  • MST: Sunday, December 9, 2012, at 3:00 a.m.
  • UTC: Sunday, December 9, 2012, at 1000
  • MST: Sunday, December 9, 2012, at 5:00 a.m.2
  • UTC: Sunday, December 9, 2012, at 1200
  • MST: Sunday, December 9, 2012, at 7:00 a.m.2
  • UTC: Sunday, December 9, 2012, at 1400
  • MST: Sunday, December 9, 2012, at 9:00 a.m.2
  • UTC: Sunday, December 9, 2012, at 1600
  • MST: Sunday, December 9, 2012, at 11:00 a.m.2
  • UTC: Sunday, December 9, 2012, at 1800
  • MST: Sunday, December 9, 2012, at 2:00 p.m.
  • UTC: Sunday, December 9, 2012, at 2100
  • MST: Sunday, December 9, 2012, at 4:00 p.m.
  • UTC: Sunday, December 9, 2012, at 2300
  • MST: Sunday, December 9, 2012, at 6:00 p.m.
  • UTC: Monday, December 10, 2012, at 0100

Internet

Live video and audio broadcast: broadcast.ChurchofJesusChrist.org

Video broadcast languages: American Sign Language, Cantonese, Cebuano, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Portuguese (Brazil), Russian, Samoan, Spanish, Tagalog, and Tongan

Audio broadcast languages: Please check broadcast.ChurchofJesusChrist.org one week before the broadcast for available languages.

Live broadcast

  • MST: Sunday, December 2, 2012, at 6:00 p.m.
  • UTC: Monday, December 3, 2012, at 0100

Video and audio archives: broadcast.ChurchofJesusChrist.org

Video archive languages: American Sign Language, Cantonese, Cebuano, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Portuguese (Brazil), Russian, Samoan, Spanish, Tagalog, and Tongan

Audio archive languages: Please check broadcast.ChurchofJesusChrist.org for available languages.

Video and audio files will be available shortly after the broadcast.

Other Distribution

DVD or MP4

Outside the United States and Canada, a recording of the broadcast will be available through the assigned administrative office to units that do not receive satellite or Internet broadcasts. Leaders should arrange to show the recording to these units. Please check with the assigned administrative office for available languages.

  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 ASL, 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 2, 2012

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 3 (CC3), and in Portuguese (Brazil) on closed-caption channel 4 (CC4). 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 2, 2012
© 2012 by Intellectual Reserve, Inc.
All rights reserved.