Church News: About the cover

Just a few miles from Palmyra, N.Y., cast members at the pageant on Hill Cumorah portray Nephites being visited by the Resurrected Savior.

The New York pageant is one of several presented during the summer months. The various productions, which involve thousands of volunteers, combine music and dramatic performances to present gospel themes, including the coming forth of the scriptures, the history of ancient America and Church history. Hundreds of thousands will view the productions this year.Pageants in Oakland, Calif., and Manti, Utah, are also highlighted in this week's issue. See page 8.