His address in to the Philadelphia Historical Society, other lectures and his book on the Mormons influence public opinion in their favor. Here are highlights of events pertaining to Church history in Pennsylvania: December August Joseph and Emma Smith live most of the time in Harmony present-day Oakland.
April Jedediah M. Grant is appointed presiding elder in Philadelphia. The church leased a acre tract in , and built a meeting house in Itinerant preachers provided worship leadership until the church called its first resident pastor in During the Revolutionary War, the church became an arsenal and barracks, and a meeting place for the patriots.
British troops destroyed the parsonage and storehouse in early June , and burned the church to the ground shortly after. There is a monument in front of the church, celebrating the all-black First Rhode Island Regiment, which figured prominently in the British raid on Yorktown in Under the leadership of the second pastor, the church gradually took on the Congregational form of government.
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This led to a division in the church in ,with one portion creating a Congregational Church on Granite Springs Road. The two churches were reunited after 60 years, in The sheer magnitude of the success of Christianity is astonishing. This online project is not intended to be exhaustive, but inspirational.
The aim is to revive stories from previous generations to encourage faith in our own lives. The selection of micro-histories is intentional. I do hope you will enjoy these posts as they go up. Feel free to comment or to correct if you spot an error and have a source for the correction.
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