Living the Gospel of Jesus Christ
Latter-day Saints have faith that the Restoration produced a “true and living church” (Doctrine and Covenants 1:30). For members of the Church, from the first six in New York in 1830 to the millions in countries around the world today, local congregations provide opportunities for discipleship, fellowship, and service: living the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Joseph Smith Sr. License (1830)
Joseph Smith Sr. was one of the eight witnesses who saw and handled the gold plates, one of the earliest members of the Church, and one of those ordained to ministerial positions at the first general conference of the Church on June 9, 1830.
Lucy Mack Smith History (1845)
A few months after the deaths of her sons Joseph, Hyrum, and Samuel, Lucy Mack Smith began dictating the history of her life and family.
First Hymnal (1835)
Emma Smith was called by revelation to “make a selection of sacred hymns.”
Nauvoo Relief Society Minute Book (1842)
The Relief Society was founded in Joseph Smith’s Red Brick Store in Nauvoo.
Articles of the Young Ladies’ Retrenchment Association (1870)
In this charter for a young ladies’ society, the members pledged first and foremost “to sustain each other in doing good.”
A Call to Save Grain (1876)
In the fall of 1876, Emmeline B. Wells accepted Brigham Young’s assignment to lead Latter-day Saint women in a grain storage program.
Farmington Ward Primary Minute Book (1878)
Aurelia Spencer Rogers was named president of the Farmington Ward Primary at its inaugural meeting in 1878.