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The Museum of Church History and Art invites members from around the world to submit their original artwork for the Eighth International Art Competition. The theme is “Remembering the Great Things of God.” About 225 pieces will be selected for an exhibit to open in March 2009. All submissions must be entered online or postmarked by October 10, 2008. More information about the theme, rules, judging, and submissions is available at lds.org/artcompetition.
The Church music Web site now offers in French, Portuguese, and Spanish lessons on conducting or accompanying music and PDF versions of the hymns and Hymns Made Easy, a book of simplified hymns. Recordings from the Children’s Songbook and Hymns in Spanish have also been added.
To access the site visit www.lds.org/churchmusic.
JesusChrist.lds.org, a Web site featuring the Savior, launched to English audiences on February 25, 2008, with plans to be available in additional languages in the future. Visitors will find information, articles, and multimedia presentations about the Savior focusing on three main themes: faith in Jesus Christ, His life and ministry, and testimonies of Him. Visitors will have access to materials such as music or video clips and can find direction to other related sources.
Supporting Military Families, a resource designed to meet the needs of military families in the Church, is now available on LDS.org. The resource covers topics such as preparing for deployment, helping children cope, managing financial challenges, and reintegrating into family life. To access the resource, go to www.lds.org and click on Serving in the Church, then on Military Relations, then on Resources for Military Members.
The art used as the cover of the March Ensign and Liahona special issue on the Savior is available through distribution centers worldwide and on LDScatalog.com. Jesus Christ (detail from Christ with Boy), by Carl Heinrich Bloch, will be available in three different sizes.