“Where the Church Was Organized,” Friend, Apr. 2013, 14–15
On the Trail
Where the Church Was Organized
By Jan Pinborough
Come along with us to explore an important place in Church history!
If Maggie and Lily E. want to see where the Church was first organized, they don’t have to look very far. It’s right next door to the chapel in Fayette, New York, where they go to church every Sunday!
The Church wasn’t organized in a church building, but in a log house. The Prophet Joseph Smith had come to stay there with the Whitmer family in 1829. The original house no longer stands, but this log cabin is on the same spot.
The church building where Maggie and Lily go to church has a visitors’ center with displays about the Whitmer home and the special things that happened there.