Friday, May 24, 2024
HomeUncategorizedTemple News & Updates | Week of 1 October 2017

Temple News & Updates | Week of 1 October 2017

- Advertisment - Save on Great LDS Gifts

Thanks to members of the church worldwide and our friends at for providing these updates. If you have updates (including pictures or video) about a temple near you, feel free to send it to calledtoshare (at)


20th Operating Temple of the Church Set to Be Rededicated

The Jordan River Utah Temple, which was dedicated in 1981 as the 20th operating temple, will be rededicated in the spring of 2018. The temple has been closed since February 2016 for remodeling in the Celestial Room, bride’s room, initiatory areas, and the baptistry. Other modifications have been made to update outdated mechanical and electrical systems. The open house will take place from Saturday 17 March through Saturday 28 April 2018.


Reserve Your Spot For Open House Tours

Reservations for the Meridian Idaho and Cedar City Utah Temple Open Houses are now available. Dates and links to tickets are listed below.

Meridian Idaho Temple
Open House Runs Saturday 21 October – Saturday 11 November
Cedar City Utah Temple
Open House Runs Friday 27 October – Saturday 18 November
Progress in DRC
A felt underlayment has been applied to the roof of the Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo Temple. This shield preceded the laying of roof shingles, which is underway. Crews are preparing to clad the steeple.
Courtesy of the Democratic Republic of the Congo Mormon Newsroom


Oklahoma City Temple to Close

On Sunday 15 October 2017 the Oklahoma City Oklahoma Temple will close for major renovation. The changes are anticipated to take over a year and will include changes to the exterior appearance of the building. Temple patrons will be accommodated at the Dallas Texas Temple.

Join the Discussion!
- Advertisment - LDS Scripture Study
Natalie Bruce
Natalie Bruce
Natalie is a graduate of Brigham Young Unversity, where she studied Communications and Editing. She is passionate about the Northern California coast, reading biographies, and the Oxford comma.

UPDATE: Missionary Couple Passes Away in California Auto Accident

Update: The following statement was released on Tuesday, May 21, 2024. It is with much sadness that we inform you of the passing...

20 Things NOT to Say to Someone Questioning the Church

Navigating conversations about faith and belief can be sensitive, especially when someone is questioning their religious affiliation. Here are 20 things you...

Need Courage to Stand for the Truth? Try This! | 23 May 2024

Here’s your daily dose of what matters most! Struggling to find the courage to stand up for your beliefs? Try these principles...

Children Need Christ-Centered Parents | 24 May 2024

Here’s your daily dose of what matters most! Children need devoted parents who have centered their lives on Christ. Check back tomorrow for...
- Advertisment -Color Scriptures from LDS Bookstore