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Posted 19 Nov 2001   For week ended November 16, 2001
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New York City Stake Center Rededicated
One of the most prominent and unique chapels in use by congregations of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was rededicated Saturday, completing years of renovations that have more than doubled the building's capacity to house wards and branches. During its 26-year life, the New York Stake Center, located at Lincoln Square across the street from the world-famous Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, has gone from hosting three congregations covering more than just Manhattan to eight congregations covering less than 80% of the island.

Samuel Smith Statue Acceptable to Plymouth, Illinois
The small village of Plymouth, Illinois decided this week that it will accept a commemorative statue of Samuel Smith, if offered. A local member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints proposed that a statue of Smith, the brother of the Prophet Joseph Smith, be placed in the town, and asked Board of Trustees member Joyce Steiner to present the proposal.

Church leader stresses importance of families
Elder Bruce C. Hafen of the First Quorum of the Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints focused his attention on families during a devotional address given Tuesday on the BYU-Idaho campus in Rexburg.

Brigham Young's formative years topic of Nov. 16 lecture
As part of a series of free lectures highlighting the life of Brigham Young, a professor of Church history and doctrine at Brigham Young University will give a lecture on Friday (Nov. 16) regarding Young's formative years.

Preventing divorce focus of Nov. 15 workshop at BYU
Brigham Young University will host a workshop designed to prevent divorce Thursday (Nov. 15) at 7 p.m. in the Joseph Smith Building.

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