West Jordan churches combine for Saturday family expo event

WEST JORDAN — A Community Family Expo will be held Saturday with the intent of bringing together different cultures and religious groups to share in common beliefs.

The free event was initiated by Don Thomason, president of the Mountain View Stake of the LDS Church. President Thomason and the Rev. Steve Reinhard of the United Methodist Church created a committee for the event. The New Beginnings Presbyterian Church will also participate.

The event will feature multicultural music and dance programs, food sampling, arts and craft skills, children's games and puppet shows. There will also be a three-on-three basketball competition to benefit the "Nothing But Nets" project, a "Pennies by the Inch" exhibit for Primary Children's Medical Center and a canned and dry food drive for the Utah Food Bank. A special visit by the Jazz Bear, free hot dogs and drinks, and an antique car show are also on the schedule.

The free event is from 2 to 6:30 p.m. at the United Methodist Church building and the LDS chapel at 8900 South and 3200 West in West Jordan.

Friberg painting on display

PHILADELPHIA — Arnold Friberg is one of three artists who have their work on display during the 225th anniversary celebration of the Treaty of Paris, sponsored by the Philadelphia Academy of Fine Arts and the American Revolution Museum at Valley Forge.

Friberg's "The Prayer at Valley Forge" (1976) will be on display, along with "George Washington at Prayer at Valley Forge" (Lambert Sach, 1854) and "The March to Valley Forge" (William Trego, 1777). The art exhibition opened last week and continues through Oct. 12 at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia.

Friberg's painting depicts George Washington kneeling in prayer beside his horse. Tens of thousands of prints of "The Prayer at Valley Forge" have been distributed worldwide. Friberg is also well-known for his paintings of people and events from the Book of Mormon.

Conference looks at 3 Nephi

PROVO — The Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship at Brigham Young University is sponsoring a conference on Third Nephi through its Laura F. Willes Center for Book of Mormon Studies. The conference, held Sept. 26 and 27 in the Wilkinson Center on the BYU campus, is titled "Third Nephi: New Perspectives on an Incomparable Scripture."

The conference will open the night of Sept. 26 with an address by John W. Welch, professor of law at BYU, followed by two concurrent sessions. The sessions will resume at 8 a.m. Sept. 27. The concluding session will begin at 11:30 a.m. and will feature a panel discussion moderated by Daniel C. Peterson and including S. Kent Brown, Grant Hardy, Robert L. Millet, Richard Dilworth Rust and Welch. For more information, contact Heather Barton or Elin Roberts at 801-422-9229 or e-mail [email protected]


Granger Stake's 50th anniversary

The Salt Lake Granger Stake will celebrate its 50th anniversary with a program Saturday at 7 p.m. The public is invited. For more information, call Adam Leffler at 801-973-7211.