Thirty years of the block
March 10, 2010
Thirty years ago this month Church leaders announced a change in Sunday meeting schedules for congregations in the United States and Canada. Consolidation would be expanded worldwide on 4 May. Prior to that time, Latter-day Saints attended three 90-minute Sunday meetings spaced throughout most of the day, in addition to two other meetings during the week. Today, however, meetings are shorter. After the change, all Sunday worship meetings would be contained within a consecutive three-hour time schedule. It has become known as the three-hour block.
Sometimes when we’re having a particularly hectic Sunday, I remember how it was when I was a kid and marvel that we survived.