If you’re a student of Community of Christ history, this is perfect for you.
The Summer Lecture Series will resume July 2 and continue each Thursday through August 13. Each week at 7:00 p.m. (CDT) experts will deliver a lecture followed by a question-and-answer session.
July 2—Lachlan Mckay: “Life, Legacy, and Lessons from Joseph Smith RLDS Prophet/President, 1860–1914”
July 9—David Brock: “Life and Legacy of Edward Ellsworth Guy: Smoke Jumper and Humanitarian”
July 16—Seth Bryant: “(Non) Violence: Lessons from Community of Christ History”
July 23—Barbara Walden “The Annual Reunion Tradition in Community of Christ: Share Your Object; Share Your Story”
July 30—David Howlett: “The Story of Community of Christ in the Philippines”
August 6—Wendy Eaton: “The Story behind the Preservation of the Joseph Smith Historic Site in Nauvoo, Illinois”
August 13—Barbara Walden: “Life and Legacy of Marietta Walker”
For more information and to register, visit www.historicsitesfoundation.org/summer-lecture-series.html. Participation is limited.
Deadline Approaches for Hymn Fest
If you like to sing but are missing the opportunity to lift your voice with others, the Emma Smith Hymn Festival will be just what you need.
Friday, July 10, will continue an annual tradition of celebrating Smith’s life with hymns, which she so loved. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the festival will be online instead of in the Lower Court of the Kirtland Temple in Ohio.
The event will be co-hosted by the Kirtland Temple; the Joseph Smith Historic Site in Nauvoo, Illinois; the Community of Christ Historic Sites Foundation; and Beyond the Walls. Donations received during the hymn festival will help preserve Community of Christ historic sites.
Participants will join by helping record nine hymns, which will be streamed live at 7:00 p.m. (CDT). See this website for further information.
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