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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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30pm) Community of Christ Church Hall, Whittleford Road, Nuneaton.
27, at the Jonesport Community of Christ Church from 10 a.
at Community of Christ Church, Yardley Wood Road, Billesley.
April 9 through June 4 at Community of Christ Church, 1485 Gilham Road.
Just a few miles away from the football stadium, inside the Community of Christ Church on Gilham Road, a much smaller and quieter group gathered to marvel over something entirely different.
Saturday, Community of Christ Church, 1485 Gilham Road.
Saturday at Community of Christ Church, 1485 Gilham St.
Saturday at Community of Christ Church, 1485 Gilham Road; sponsored by OSU Extension Master Food Preservers of Lane County; workshop also will include freezing and drying tomatoes; learn to make dried tomatoes in oil as well as pizza leather; workshop intended for beginners but all welcome; cost is $30; registration information is available at extension.
The class will be at the Community of Christ Church, 1485 Gilham Road.
Saturday at Community of Christ Church, 1485 Gilham Road; workshop will include canning, freezing, drying and making dilly beans; participants will have chance to learn to use a pressure canner to can a pint of beans along with making a jar of dilly beans; cost of workshop is $30; registration information at extension.
Saturday at Community of Christ Church, 1485 Gilham Road; $60 cost includes handouts and lunch; class will cover basic science of fermentation, what is safe and what is not; participants will learn to make sauerkraut, Kimchi, Kombucha, Kefir, yogurt, crme fraiche and sourdough starter; more information and registration forms available on OSU Extension Service Lane County website; for additional information, call 541-344-4885 or 541-344-5859.
April 11 through June 6, at Community of Christ Church, 1485 Gilham Road; for additional information and an application, stop by Lane County OSU Extension Service office at 996 Jefferson St.

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