Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Indianapolis to get a Temple.

It was announced at the last conference that the church will build a temple in the Indianapolis area. Other temples announced at the same time: Hartford, Connecticut; Tijuana, Mexico; Urdaneta, Philippines; and Lisbon, Portugal.

(Update, Jan 24, 2011: The location for the Indianapolis temple has been announced.)

The following is from the Indianapolis West Stake President. Carmel is the suburb directly North of and contiguous to Indianapolis.

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

On Sunday I was privileged to meet with our Area Authority 70, Elder Lansing, and the other stake presidents in Indiana. We learned the following about the new Indianapolis Indiana Temple:
  • It will be located in Carmel. The property has been identified, the purchase price agreed but the sale has not yet closed, so they will not disclose the exact location at this time.
  • It is anticipated to be 50% larger than the Louisville Temple, near the scale of the recently-dedicated Gila Valley Temple in Arizona.
  • It takes about three years from property purchase to temple dedication, so this might be anticipated in the Fall of 2013.
  • Groundbreaking ceremonies typically occur one year from property purchase, so anticipate this in Fall of 2011.
  • There are anticipated to be only three dedicatory sessions, with attendance by special invitation. All members will be invited to attend a closed-circuit broadcast in their meetinghouses. This will be for all baptized members 8 years and older who receive a special recommend from their bishop or branch president.
With this wonderful news, we feel blessed that the Lord sees Indiana Saints as a temple-worthy people, ready to sustain the work that will proceed in a House of the Lord. Our focus as individuals and families should now be to fulfill this expectation of our Father and His Son by becoming and remaining temple-worthy and engaging in preparation of names for temple work by indexing or direct ancestor research.

I bear you my testimony that the Savior Jesus Christ lives and that He will be in His temple in Indiana. Let us all prepare to come and rejoice in obtaining the blessings of the temple in our collective very near future.

Sincerely,

President Cowley

PS--you may pass this information along to your families and organization members.

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Related web sites:
temples.lds.org (official web site),
indianapolismormontemple.org (official web site),
ldschurchtemples.com (unofficial web site),
indianapolistemple.com (unofficial web site),
indianapolismormontemple.com (unofficial web site),
mormontemples.com (unofficial web site).

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5 Comments:

At 10/12/2010 03:49:00 PM, Anonymous John Scherer said...

Great News! Do you know which stakes will make up the new temple district?

 
At 10/12/2010 05:03:00 PM, Blogger Bookslinger said...

That has not been announced, as far as I know. However, it would be fair to assume that the 3 Indianapolis Stakes would be included, plus the contiguous stakes.

Indianapolis Stake

Indianapolis North Stake

Indianapolis West Stake

Bloomington Stake, currently in the Loiusville KY district.

Muncie Stake, currently in the Columbus OH district.

Lafayette Stake, currently in the Chicago district.

Another stake that would be closer to Indy than to the next nearest temple would be Fort Wayne Stake, which is currently in the Chicago district.

All of Indianapolis is currently in the Louisville KY temple district.

Nearby temples are:
Louisville KY
Columbus OH
Detroit MI
Chicago IL\

 
At 10/13/2010 10:58:00 AM, Anonymous John Scherer said...

Thanks for the info. I'm in the Cokumbus district and I'd think that the Columbus temple would lose alot of staff if Dayton or Cincinnati were to change districts, which is why I was curious.

 
At 10/13/2010 11:26:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations.

-Greenwood

 
At 10/19/2010 10:26:00 AM, Blogger Unathi said...

wow! it feels good just reading this post! exciting stuff for you guys :) i just wanted to say, the Book of Mormon on your profile picture is in my mother tongue :) isiXhosa

 

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