News of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Pittsburgh area, counsel from its leaders, and reflections from its members.

Monday, February 18, 2008

Bishops' Orders by E-mail

Bishops can now send food orders to the Brecksville OH Bishops' Storehouse by e-mail. The address is As with faxed orders, the bishop must follow up by sending the signed paper order form by surface mail.

Saturday, February 2, 2008

Benson Institute

The Ezra Taft Benson Agriculture and Food Institute and Corporation, which began at BYU in 1975, has now merged into the Church's Welfare Services Department. The Institute's Web site includes lessons on basic family health, family nutrition and family sanitation, particularly directed at conditions in the developing world, but also relevant to conditions of poverty in the U.S. The Web site also includes interesting resources on raising food for families.