“On the Web,” Ensign, July 2011, 78
This year, the Friend, New Era, and Ensign each celebrate 40 years of publication.
Before the magazines were the Friend, New Era, and Ensign, there was the Young Woman’s Journal (first published in 1890), the Improvement Era (1898), the Juvenile Instructor (1901), the Children’s Friend (1902), and the Relief Society Magazine (1915).
In 1971, Church leaders reorganized these publications into the magazines English-speaking Church members know and love today.
To view a video on the magazines or review a timeline of significant dates in the magazines’ history, visit news.lds.org and search using the keyword “magazines.”
As Church membership grows, so do opportunities to serve in the Lord’s vineyard. And while countless opportunities exist within wards, stakes, and local communities, a new corner of the vineyard is opening online.
Helping in the Vineyard—named for the analogy of the Lord’s kingdom used frequently in the scriptures and available at vineyard.lds.org—is a new Church website created to house the growing number of volunteer projects members of the Church can assist with. Projects include translation, FamilySearch indexing, photography, tagging videos and images, and editorial work and are available from any location with Internet access.