Jump to content

Newbie Here


texasgreyhound
 Share

Recommended Posts

Hello everyone. Glad to find this place. The best word to describe me is "confused". Just kidding; however, I am a Community of Christ (formerly Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints) with Process theism and Baha'i leanings (the Reform movement). As a 6th generation member of the CofC, I have seen many changes. The church has become somewhat progressive, although there are, like any church, those who maintain a more conservative outlook. The big issue now is the marriage of homosexuals, which has been performed in a handful of CofC congregations. I think it's great although my parents and grandparents cringe at the thought. Oh well, I look forward to many great conversations! Have a great day.

 

Robbie (texasgreyhound is due to the fact that we live in Texas and we rescue greyhounds. Been asked "why?" on a few occasions)

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Welcome Robbie,

 

Have a couple of other greyhound rescuers here at a park i am staying at for the winter in Florida. Hoping you find this community to your liking and open to a diversity of expressions that benefit you and that we might be benefited by your presence and words.

 

Joseph

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Welcome Robbie, and thankyou for looking after the greyhounds. We have the same issue in Australia, where once they have exceeded their use by date, there's not a bright future for them. It's a shame there aren't mandatory laws requiring the animals to be looked after once retired from racing.

 

Cheers

Paul

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Dutch,

I know that my great-grandfather's grandfather (I guess that's my great-great-great-grandfather), Charles Bryant was the first member of our family to come to Texas Territory. I think it was about 1855; however, as you may know, there was no reorganization at that time as this didn't occur until April 1860 in Amboy Illinois. He is just the first we know of for sure. We have tried for years to find out if the family goes back any further, perhaps into the early church period. We just can't find the records. We have gone to the Mormon library in Salt Lake, but we haven't really found anything. Now, there are some folks in our family that think that his mother (I have no idea what her first name was, but her maiden name was Rigdon) was descended from some early church settlers in Nauvoo; however, the only evidence I have seen for this is that we do have ancestors that lived nearby whose name was Rigdon. Of course, nearby could be 1 mile or 100 miles for all I know.

 

Could we in some way be related to Sydney Rigdon? I don't know. Most of Rigdon's family, friends, followers, etc. followed him (the Rigdonites) as they were convinced that he was the rightful successor (theoretically, since the church was incorporated at the time of the Prophet's death, and because his name was located next to the Prophet's and Hyrum Smith's name in legal church incorporation documents, and being that he was also the only surving member of the First Presidency following the death of the Prophet and his brother, he should have been...legally). I think his followers today are called Bickertonites in Pennsylvania but I'm not 100% on that. You would think that there would be some geneological record pointing to my family considering the influence he had on the early church. I don't know. Maybe someday we'll find out. I'm not too optimistic though.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

terms of service