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Alberta Premier Kenney Attends Worship Service With Latter-day Saints in Lethbridge

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney and Lethbridge Mayor Blaine Hyggen were welcomed to worship services at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Sunday, March 6, 2022, by congregants from the Henderson Ward of the Lethbridge Alberta East Stake.

There are nearly 82,500 Latter-day Saints in Alberta, and like other Christians, they attend weekly church services. There are 228 Latter-day Saint congregations, or wards, across the province, which are geographically organized to bring neighbours and communities closer together and to give greater opportunities to serve each other. Sunday services are open to all who wish to attend, including those not of the faith (see “What to Expect at Church Services”).

Following the Sabbath services, Kenney attended a short reception hosted by Elder Chi Hong (Sam) Wong of the Seventy and Elder David C. Stewart, Area Seventy. Elder Stewart presented Kenney with a gift of a Christus statue.

At the reception, Kenney spoke with local Church leaders, including Mona Peterson, stake Relief Society president; Julie Kutsch, stake Young Women president; Annae Jones, stake Primary president; Karen Nemeth, stake communication director; and President Aaron Low, president of the Lethbridge Alberta East Stake. The local Church leaders discussed how their work follows the teachings of Jesus Christ and builds and supports families.

Of his visit, Kenney said, “I was very pleased to visit the Lethbridge Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and thank everyone for their hospitality and fellowship.”

Contributed by Karen Nemeth, Lethbridge Alberta East Stake communication director

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