FORT COLLINS, 25 July, 2013
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced the groundbreaking ceremony for the Fort Collins Colorado Temple to be held on Saturday, 24 August, 2013, at 10:00 a.m. local time. The temple site is located on the southeast corner of the intersection at Trilby Road and Timberline Road, across the Street from an LDS chapel in Fort Collins.
Attendance at the ceremony will be by invitation only; however, proceedings of the groundbreaking will be broadcast by satellite to Latter-day Saint stake centers for stakes in the Temple District to accommodate those who wish to attend.
Plans to construct the Fort Collins Colorado Temple were first announced by Church President Thomas S. Monson on 2 April, 2011. It will be the second temple in Colorado.
Temples differ from the Church’s chapels where members meet for Sunday worship services. Temples are considered “houses of the Lord” and are used by faithful members of the Church for marriages, baptisms and ordinances intended to provide eternal family relationships. Temples are open throughout the week and closed on Sundays.
Worldwide, there are currently 171 temples either in operation, under construction or announced. Once construction on the Fort Collins Colorado Temple is complete and prior to dedication, the public will be invited to tour the new temple during an open house period that is expected to last a few weeks.