Community of Christ

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Community of Christ,

formerly the

Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints,

religious group that regards itself as the successor of the church founded by Joseph SmithSmith, Joseph,
1805–44, American Mormon leader, founder of the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-day Saints, b. Sharon, Vt. When he was a boy his family moved to Palmyra, N.Y., where he experienced the poverty and hardships of life on a rough frontier.
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. They organized in 1852, five years after Mormons under Brigham YoungYoung, Brigham
, 1801–77, American religious leader, early head of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, b. Whitingham, Vt. Brigham Young was perhaps the greatest molder of Mormonism, his influence having a greater effect even than that of the church's founder,
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 began settling in Utah, formally becoming the Reorganized Church in 1860, with Joseph Smith 3d (son of the Mormon founder), as their first president. Since that time the church has been separate and distinct from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day SaintsLatter-day Saints, Church of Jesus Christ of,
name of the church founded (1830) at Fayette, N.Y., by Joseph Smith. The headquarters are in Salt Lake City, Utah. Its members, now numbering about 5.
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 with its headquarters in Salt Lake City, Utah. The headquarters of the Community of Christ were first at Plano, Ill., until 1881, then at Lamoni, Iowa, until 1904, and since 1904 in Independence, Mo. The church adopted its present name in 2001. The doctrines of the church are derived from the Bible, the Book of Mormon, and the Doctrine and Covenants (recognized revelations to church leaders). Brigham Young and his position on polygamy are rejected; there are other beliefs and practices they do not share with the Mormons, including the ordination of women. In 1997 there were about 249,000 members.
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It practises the presence and connection to God and to people on the margins of society through the study of the Bible and its interpretation and celebration in the round-table community of Christ.
As the community of Christ, we have a divinely-given mandate, namely, to be participants in God's work of constructing a world that reflects God's own will for creation, a world in which everything finds its connectedness in Jesus Christ (Col.
Jim picks up on his wife's thought: "I think I need the Eucharist to remind me of the community of Christ that I am a part of, that bigger picture.
11, Maguire told her listeners at the peace colloquy at the Community of Christ Temple.
Reverend John Emerson, FUMCR Pastor Emeritus, delivered the keynote address; while Reverend Judith Bither, FUMCR Pastor; Reverend Michael Randle, RSBC Pastor; Right Reverend Gene Savoy Junior, International Community of Christ Bishop; Susan Lisagor from Senator Harry Reid's office; Paula McDonough, citizen activist; and Rita Weisshaar of Retiree's Club; also spoke on the occasion.
The underlying issue for Paul was whether Gentiles would be received into the community of Christ as Gentiles or whether they would be required to submit to Jewish cultural and religious practices.
LISA Joan Chapman, daughter of Richard and Elaine Chapman, of Stockingford, Nuneaton, married Gavin Wisdom, son of Richard and Diane Wisdom, of Ash Green, Coventry, on July 23, at Community of Christ, Stockingford,
As the gathered community of Christ or the church, first and foremost we are meant to be a missional community.
The Community of Christ holds "We are Family: Nurturing Families for Today and Tomorrow," a conference on family ministries, Nov.
With my appointment as the Ecumenical and Interfaith Officer for Community of Christ in January, 2010, efforts were accelerated in applying for membership in the NCCC, and focused conversations were begun with its leadership.
13) It is a community of Christ because Christ's presence, through the power of the Spirit, constitutes people as a community gathered in Christ's name (Matt.
The class costs $40 and will be held at Community of Christ Church, 1485 Gilham Road.

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