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The Remnant Church Begins Work on Holy Sanctuary

October 3, 2022

Holy Sanctuary Being Built by the Remnant Church | Independence, MO In the Historic District of downtown Independence, Missouri, exciting transformations are beginning to take place. The Remnant Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints at 700 W. Lexington Avenue has begun renovations of an indoor sanctuary. The sanctuary used to be the worship…

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Dial-in Wednesday Night Prayer Meetings

May 6, 2021

Dial-in Wednesday Night Prayer Meetings   Springtime can be a busy season, but did you know you can join our prayer meetings from anywhere?   While most of our branches meet in person mid-week, we also offer a dial-in ? option for those who may be isolated, homebound, ?stuck in a car at soccer practice⚽️,…

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2021 Summer Series Schedule

April 27, 2021

2021 Summer Series Schedule (click to enlarge)      All Services start at 6:00 p.m. at the Gathering Place Worship Center 2820 MO-291 Frontage Road Independence, Missouri 64057   Also live streamed on   The theme for this series is:  Restoration Distinctives – The Blessings and Benefits of Understanding        

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New Church Youth Directors

January 29, 2021

    New General Church Leaders   Chad and Cristin Buttery were selected to be the General Church Youth Leaders.  Eric and Samantha Wilson will work closely together with them as the Assistant Youth Leaders.  We appreciate their enthusiastic service to the youth of the church and thank Corwyn and Christy Mercer for their service…


Summer 2021 Dates

January 29, 2021

    Summer 2021 Dates   General Conference: June 16-20 Vacation Church School: July 26-29 Centerplace/In-Town Reunion: August 5-8    For a full list of all scheduled events, visit our online Calendar. 

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New process for online giving in 2021

January 8, 2021

New Process for Online Giving in 2021 Starting today (January 8, 2020) the Church will have a new process for online giving. If you have donated digitally in the past, thank you for supporting the church through this method. We are ending our previous donation software subscription at the end of this month, so no…

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Living in the Book of Mormon

November 23, 2020

  Living in the Book of Mormon – New Study Guide     Have you been looking for a new study guide? Perhaps for home study, youth group, or sunday school classes? Look no further than our new book,    Living in the Book of Mormon   These lessons were designed to take around an…

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Resources for Religious Freedom in Public Education

September 15, 2020

Resources for Religious Freedom in Public Education   “Bring Your Bible to School Day” is Thursday, October 1, 2020, but did you know you can share your faith any day of the year? Even through jewelry, mealtime prayer, artwork or free speech? Check out this guide for students in public school and university/college to guide…


2020 Fall & Winter Youth Retreats Dates Announced

September 3, 2020

2020 Fall & Winter Youth Retreats Dates Announced   Our Fall & Winter Youth Retreats will be as follows:        Please mark your calendars and make plans to attend. More details coming soon!

From the Desk of….

March 6, 2019

From the Desk of…. Vol. 20 Number 1 Jan/Feb/Mar/Apr 2019 Issue No. 77 …The Presiding PatriarchPresiding Patriarch Carl W. VunCannon, Jr. As we begin the new year, 2019, our minds quickly begin to think about the focus of the new year which the Lord has given to each in our sojourn here on earth. Businesses and industries are…

Painting Joseph’s Vision in the Grove

March 5, 2019

Painting Joseph’s Vision in the Grove by Ardyce Nordeen and Muriel Luedeman Volume 20, Number 1, Jan/Feb/Mar/Apr 2019, Issue 77 The Story Behind the Painting on the Cover of this Issue of The Hastening Times As the work progressed on our Remnant Church video during 2017 and 2018, we began to realize that there were visual…

Ambassadors for Zion – Issue 76

November 7, 2018

Ambassadors for Zion By High Priest Corwyn L. Mercer, General Church Youth Leader Vol. 19, Number 3 Sep/Oct/Nov/Dec 2018 Issue No. 76 “The Lord reigneth; let the people tremble; he sitteth between the cherubim; let the earth be moved. The Lord is great in Zion; and he is high above all the people. Let them praise thy great…

Ambassadors for Zion

July 16, 2018

AMBASSADORS FOR ZION by High Priest Corwyn L. Mercer,General Church Youth Leader Vol. 19, Number 2 May/Jun/Jul/Aug 2018 Issue No. 75 “With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love; Endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace, In one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one…

Grace, Faith and Works – Part 2

February 27, 2017

GRACE, FAITH, AND WORKS: THE ONGOING STRUGGLE FOR UNDERSTANDING by President Ralph Damon Volume 18, Number 1, Issue 70, Jan/Feb/Mar Part Two Part One of this article appeared in the October/November/December 2016 issue of The Hastening Times. Readers are encouraged to review Part One in preparation for the conclusion of this article. We began our…

Recommendations for Enriching Prayer Services

December 14, 2015

RECOMMENDATIONS FOR ENRICHING BRANCH PRAYER SERVICES By High Priests of the Remnant Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints July 7, 2015   October, November, December 2015   The prayer service has long been a foundational service in the Restoration Movement. The late Apostle John Garver called it “one of the principal meetings of…


March 7, 2019

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Remembering Leland V. Collins

August 1, 2019

Remembering Leland V. Collins  Patriarch Leland V. Collins, who has served in that office since 2013, passed away the morning of August 1, 2019 in his home at the age of 70. Leland has held various priesthood offices since he was ordained as an Elder in November of 1979. He was admired for his love of…

Bountiful Dedication/Consecration

March 5, 2019

Bountiful Dedication/Consecration: September 9, 2018 By Aaronic High Priest W. Kevin Romer “As an ensign to the world, and a demonstration that man can live together in peace and harmony with his neighbor, exercising stewardships, utilizing inheritances, and not being unduly influenced by Babylon, it is necessary to provide for close community living. To that end, as…

Ambassadors for Zion – Issue 77

March 6, 2019

Ambassadors for Zion…JUNIOR AND SENIOR HIGH YOUTH IN MISSION by High Priest Corwyn L. Mercer, General Church Youth Leader Vol. 20 Number 1 Jan/Feb/Mar/Apr 2019 Issue No. 77 “And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us.For if ye forgive men their trespasses, who trespass against you, your heavenly Fatherwill also…