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Church History Today – September 16th

September 16th, 2009 No comments

September 16, 1860 – At a meeting in the bowery on the Temple Block, President Brigham Young condemned the practice of missionaries asking members in the mission field for support and, instead, said that missionary service should be financed by members at home.

September 16th, 1978 – Women and girls 12 years of age and over gathered for a firest-ever special closed-circuit audio conference, similar to general conference priesthood broadcasts.

Church History Today – June 9th

June 9th, 2009 No comments

June 9, 1858 – The first handcart company left Iowa City, Iowa. Later that year, two handcart companies, captained by James G. Willie and Edward Martin, suffered tragedy due to an early winter. More than 200 in the two companies died along the trail.

June 9, 1884 – The building known as the “Cock Pit,” in Preston, England, in which the first Mormon missionaries to England held meetings in 1837, tumbled down.

June 9, 1895 – The first stake outside the United States was created in Canada in Cardston, Alberta.

June 9, 1978 – In a letter dated June 8 and made public the following day, the First Presidency announced the revelation that worthy men of all races would be eligible to receive the priesthood. On Sept. 30, members accepted the revelation by a sustaining vote at general conference. The First Presidency’s announcement is now Official Declaration – 2 in the Doctrine and Covenants.

June 9, 2002 – The first branch of the Church in the Republic of Georgia was formed in Tbilisi.

Church History Today – May or June 1829

June 2nd, 2009 No comments

May or June 1829 – Peter, James and John conferred the Melchizedek Priesthood upon Joseph Smith and Oliver Cowdery near the Susquehanna River between Harmony, Pa., and Colesville, N.Y.