Latter-day Saints meet in the Ship's Library
Salt Lake Temple
Salt Lake City, Utah
Latter-day Saints (Mormons): Although not truly considered "Protestant" by definition nor by declaration, Latter-day Saints are most definitely a Christian Faith and these of our Shipmates enjoyed opportunity to worship in the Ship's Library and usually there were enough men in attendance every Sunday to constitute a "Branch" with every Office of the Priesthood present. These Meetings were (and continue to be) referred to "Sacrament Meetings".
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints /aka/ The LDS or Mormon Church does not have a paid Clergy, but operates under a Lay Ministry, which claims Priesthood Authority, restored to earth again through living Prophets. It claims to be the Restored Church of Jesus Christ on the earth today. To test these claims, you are asked to keep an open mind and find out for yourself, whether these claims are true or not, and not listen to hearsay or what some misinformed person told you about this Church.
If you would like the Yeoman to explain some of the finer points of the LDS Church and/or their doctrine, by all means, please address your mail to him via this Email Link.
The Latter-day Saints enjoyed a brisk membership and activity aboard the USS Hancock in most Eras of her Commission (1944-1976), and therefore needs to be included and also mentioned here.
Recently a good friend and also member of the LDS Church who attended the LDS Services aboard ship sent me this teriffic photo taken of the Group when the ship was anchored in Hong Kong Harbor during our R&R there in 1963:
You can go to Don Lamoreaux's Public Gallery on this Website by going here.
A group of LDS Sailors with two visiting LDS Missionaries from Hong Kong
The Yeoman is a member of the LDS Church, and has been since 1971, and therefore offers this little corner of the USS Hancock Memorial as a place of recognition of the Church aboard the Hancock and its continued ministry among our Crew during the 32 years of our ship's commission.
If anyone is interested in learning more about the LDS Church and/or its ministry to the world, they can log on to the Church's Informational Website. Your Yeoman encourages you to do so, for when the wall of controversy is broken down, Truth along with true Brotherhood can then be established. There has been much confusion and false information spread abroad regarding the Mormons. Why not clear up any of this misinformation by learning for yourself from the best source: The LDS Church, and not through hearsay and fault information put out by the enemies of the Church?
That's all we ask,
Visit the Official Information Website of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
* Psalms Chapter 33, Verse 12.
Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD; and the people whom he hath chosen for his own inheritance."