The Sunday schedule followed throughout the Church will include a 60-minute sacrament meeting each Sunday, and after a 10-minute transition, a 50-minute class period. Sunday School classes will be held in this class period on the first and third Sundays, and priesthood quorums, Relief Society, and Young Women will be held on the second and fourth Sundays. Primary will be held weekly and will last 50 minutes.

The 50-minute class period will include weekly Primary for children and will alternate weekly for youth and adults as follows:

    • First and third Sundays: Sunday School.

    • Second and fourth Sundays: priesthood quorums, Relief Society, and Young Women.

    • Fifth Sundays: youth and adult meetings under the direction of the bishop.

Primary will follow this schedule. If a Primary is large enough to separate into junior and senior Primary, leaders should reverse the schedule for half of the children and adjust the time as necessary.

Curriculum changes

This adjustment to meeting schedules works hand in hand with the newest addition to the Church’s Come, Follow Me curriculum. Beginning in January, this home-centered, Church-supported curriculum will harmonize what adult, youth, and children are learning in Sunday School and Primary classes, making it easier for families to study together at home during the week.

Other key changes include the following:

    • Teacher council meetings will be held quarterly rather than monthly.

    • Elders quorum and Relief Society lesson schedules will no longer include a first-Sunday council meeting or a fourth-Sunday special topic. Lessons will focus on recent general conference messages.

    • Singing time will replace sharing time. The Outline for Sharing Timewill be discontinued.

    • The Gospel Principles course will be discontinued. All members and interested friends will be invited to attend their respective adult or youth Sunday School class.

    • Optional courses, such as those for strengthening marriage and family, temple preparation, missionary preparation, and family history, will not be held during Sunday class time. These courses may be taught at other times for individuals, families, or groups based on local needs and at the bishop’s discretion.