Public invited to open house at LDS temple in Meridian, Idaho

Thursday , September 07, 2017 - 4:19 PM

Standard-Examiner Staff

MERIDIAN, IDAHO — The public is invited to sign up for tours of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ Meridian Idaho Temple starting at 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 25.

Visit templeopenhouse.lds.org to request tickets for specific dates and times to visit the temple, a news release from the church says.

The free public open house will begin Saturday, Oct. 21, and continue through Nov. 11, except for Sunday, Oct. 22; Sunday, Oct. 29; and Sunday, Nov. 5.

As part of the open house and dedication activities, 6,000 local youth will participate in a cultural celebration honoring Idaho and church history Nov. 18 at the Taco Bell Arena in Meridian, the release says.

The temple will be dedicated Sunday, Nov. 19, in three sessions at 9 a.m., noon and 3 p.m.

The dedication will be broadcast to members of the church in Idaho and the temple district.

The usual three-hour block of meetings will be canceled for that Sunday so members of the church can participate and focus on this event, the release says.

The Meridian Idaho Temple was announced by LDS Church President Thomas S. Monson at the church’s April 2011 General Conference. Ground was broken for the temple on Aug. 23, 2014. 

This will be the church’s fifth temple in Idaho. The other are located in Boise, Rexburg, Twin Falls and Idaho Falls.

A sixth temple in Pocatello also has been announced as well.

The Meridian Idaho Temple is located at 7345 North Linder Road, a few blocks north of the intersection of North Linder Road and Chinden Boulevard.

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