The Story of Relief Society

Stories from Relief Society History
Society with a Purpose
For more than 175 years, members of the Relief Society have worked to fulfill and honor the organization’s purpose.
Five People Who Helped Found the Relief Society
In his letter to the Corinthians, the Apostle Paul compared the disciples of Christ to the different parts of a human body (see 1 Corinthians 12). Just as the various parts of the body work together, he taught, Saints use their different gifts, abilities, and perspectives in the Church to help advance the Lord’s work. This pattern is reflected in the founding of the Relief Society in 1842.
A Home of Our Own
Latter-day Saint women from around the world realized a century-long dream when they made tens of thousands of small donations to help construct the Relief Society Building.
Preserving the Heritage of Latter-day Saint Women
View highlights from Sister Julie B. Beck’s talk at the Church History Symposium.
Ten Fascinating People You Will Meet in the First Fifty Years of Relief Society
“The Lord Builds the Church by Building His People”
Former Relief Society General President Julie B. Beck reflects on key themes of her presidency, including the publication of  Daughters in My Kingdom.
“A Place You Belong”
Former Relief Society President Bonnie D. Parkin shares her thoughts on the Relief Society, and on feeling and sharing God's love.
“Something Extraordinary”: The Beginnings of the Relief Society
Learn about the beginning of what would become one of the largest women’s organizations in the world.
“Thou Art an Elect Lady”
Back to Women of Conviction
Discover powerful discourses by Latter-day Saint women from Lucy Mack Smith to Linda K. Burton in the book At the Pulpit and on this companion website.