March 26, 2005, will mark the 175th Anniversary of the printing of the Book of Mormon.
Our ward is using this event as a catalyst to challenge every member of our ward to read the Book of Mormon. Reading just one chapter per day, the entire Book of Mormon will be finished by its 175th anniversary if one begins reading by next Saturday, July 31. Our sacrament meeting topic for August 8 will be the Book of Mormon, and we will stress the importance of the Book of Mormon and its blessings. To keep the program at the forefront, and to build on the collective preparation, we are going to have several sacrament meetings organized around a theme from that weeks reading. On October 10, the theme will be King Benjamin’s sermon, as Mosiah chapters 2 through 5 were part of that week’s reading.
We are going to have some kind of special event, we haven’t decided what, to celebrate the anniversary on Saturday, March 26, 2005.
If anyone would like to participate, or involve their own ward, here’s a copy of the bookmark we are distributing.