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Doctrine and Covenants E-book Now Includes Section 165!

We're excited to announce that the Doctrine and Covenants e-book for Amazon devices and apps has been updated to include Section 165. This new section was approved in June by the 2016 World Conference of Community of Christ. 

If you have previously purchased the entire e-book, a standalone version o Section 165 is also available. Community of Christ is registered as a charitable organization eligible to receive donations from the AmazonSmile Foundation. 

2016 SPECTACULAR

It was truly a SPECTACULAR week at Graceland University. The North Atlantic States Youth (Chesapeake Bay, Mid-Atlantic & New England Mission Centers) sent youth to Lamoni, IA to meet over 1,000 Sr. High Community of Christ members and friends for a week full of worship, performing arts, music, dance, sports, devotions, and ice cream. The theme “Connect” summarized the week together. 

SPECTACULAR is an opportunity to spend time with friends from Deer Park, but it’s an even greater opportunity to reach out and connect with campers from other regions in North America. We sang campfire songs differently, worshipped differently, and understood God differently, but the ministry of SPECTACULAR brought together our community in meaningful ways. 

Special guests included:

  • Prophet-President Steve Veazey 
  • President Stassi Cramm
  • Apostle Barb Carter
  • Apostle Art Smith
  • Rev. Nadia Bolz-Weber
  • Afghan Rapper & Activist Sonita Alizadeh
  • New York Photographer Steve Hartman
  • Christian Rapper Agape Dave

The North Atlantic States were blessed to have a wonderful, dedicated staff who voluntarily attended SPECTACULAR. Thank you everyone who gave their time and finances to make this unique experience possible for our youth. I look forward to the preparation and planning for an even better trip next year. 

2016 World Conference Recap

The 2016 World Conference was a fantastic week of worship, business, learning, and friendship. There are a number of ways you can connect and share the World Conference experience even though the physical event over.

Section 165

On Monday, 6 June, the conference delegates voted to include the words of counsel as the newest section in the Doctrine and Covenants. You can read the new scripture onlineand printed copies are being produced as inserts for those with a current copy of the Doctrine and Covenants. We'll be sure to let you know when they are available from Herald House. 

YouTube Playlist

There are 40+ videos posted on the CofChrist YouTube channel from various events during World Conference. Due to musical copyrights, we can't post the entire evening services but many of the spoken portions are posted. Be sure to check out International Peace Award recipient Leymah Gbowee's keynote and President Veazey's closing sermon

Photos on Flickr

We had about 10 extremely-gifted volunteer photographers capturing big and small moments all around the complex. Check out some of their best work in our World Conference photo albums housed on our Flickr page. No account needed to view the photos!  

Official Recap & Daily Minutes

The World Church secretary is diligently working on a recap of the conference actions as well as compiling the final daily minutes. Once those have been reviewed and approved, we'll post them on CofChrist.org and share the web links widely via the Herald, email, and social media. 

WC2016 Event App

The event app will be active for another 9-12 months following World Conference. You can still access documents, bulletins, daily update links, and the evaluation. The only exception is the World Conference Hymnal which has been removed in accordance to the copyright permission we were granted for the even