“Significant Issues of Ensign, New Era Coming This Fall,” Ensign, July 2004, 76
Subscribers to the Ensign and New Era will receive special issues of the magazines this fall. To be assured of receiving these issues, new subscriptions to the Ensign and New Era need to be entered by 15 August. In the United States and Canada, subscriptions may be submitted online at www.ldscatalog.com or by phone at 1-800-537-5971.
Subscriptions are available at any Church distribution center or by sending a check for U.S. $10 ($16 Canadian) for the Ensign or U.S. $8 ($12.80 Canadian) for the New Era made out to “CPB” to Distribution Services, P.O. Box 26368, Salt Lake City, UT 84126-0368, USA.
The Ensign will carry a new DVD produced by the Church that focuses on the Restoration. It will give members an opportunity to share some basic teachings regarding the Church’s origin and doctrine. The new DVD includes a feature on Joseph Smith’s First Vision, short features on the Apostasy and the Restoration, and information for those who wish to find out more about the Church.
The DVD is intended to provide members another way to share the gospel with acquaintances. It will also be helpful for families and for use in home teaching and fellowshipping. The DVD will not be mailed with magazines sent to the Philippines and to parts of Mongolia and Africa, but it can be ordered through distribution centers serving those areas.
The October New Era will be a special issue on courtship and marriage. “This is always a topic of great interest for teens,” says Val Johnson, managing editor. “And, because of the potential pitfalls, as well as the importance of preparing for the temple and for marriage, it is a topic of great concern for the parents and leaders of teens, too.”
The issue will give practical advice on dating, temple preparation, and temple marriages, and discuss issues such as dating etiquette and finding a spouse.
“This will be a must-read issue for teens and those who care for them,” says Brother Johnson. “It will provide great material for family home evening and classroom discussions.”