The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced the open house, cultural celebration and dedication dates for the Fort Collins Colorado Temple.
The free public open house for the Fort Collins Temple will begin on Friday, August 19, and go through Saturday, September 10, 2016, except for the Sundays of August 21 and 28 and September 4.
The cultural celebration will be held Saturday, October 15, and the temple will be dedicated the next day on Sunday, October 16, in three sessions, 9:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. The dedication will be broadcast to members of the Church in Colorado and in the Fort Collins Temple district; the three-hour block of meetings will be cancelled for that Sunday.
Church President Thomas S. Monson announced construction of the temple at the Church’s April 2011 general conference.
The Fort Collins Temple will serve approximately 44,000 members of the Church from northern Colorado and southern Wyoming.
The temple is located on the southeast corner of the intersection at Trilby Road and Timberline Road, across the street from a Latter-day Saint meetinghouse in Fort Collins.
This will be the second temple in Colorado — the Denver Temple was dedicated in 1986. There are more than 150,000 Latter-day Saints in Colorado.
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