Tick­ets to be of­fered for tem­ple open house

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Tick­ets for tours of the new Provo City Cen­ter Tem­ple will be avail­able be­gin­ning Mon­day, Jan. 4, 2016, with ac­tual tours start­ing Jan. 15 and con­tin­u­ing through March 5. The ren­o­vated build­ing will be ded­i­cated March 20, 2016, as The Church of Je­sus Christ of Lat­ter-day Saints’ 150th tem­ple.

Tour reser­va­tions can be made start­ing at 10 a.m. that day on­line or by call­ing 855-537-2000. The tours are free and open to the gen­eral pub­lic, but tick­ets are re­quired.

Built out of the ashes and brick shell left af­ter the 112-year-old Provo Taber­na­cle caught fire in De­cem­ber of 2010, the new tem­ple will serve a to­tal of 16 church stakes, with eight in Springville and eight in Provo. The tem­ple is lo­cated at the cor­ner of Univer­sity Av­enue and 100 South in Provo and is en­com­passes more than 85,000 square feet.

Ap­point­ments for liv­ing or­di­nances at the tem­ple were made avail­able Dec. 1. The tem­ple can be reached at 801-2403801. Ordinance work at the tem­ple will be­gin on Mon­day, March 21, by in­vi­ta­tion and on Tues­day, March 22, for all tem­ple pa­trons.

A cul­tural cel­e­bra­tion in­volv­ing young men and women from the stakes the tem­ple will serve will be held on Satur­day, March 19. The tem­ple ded­i­ca­tion will then be per­formed in three ses­sions held Sun­day, March 20, at 9 a.m., noon and 3 p.m.

Reg­u­lar LDS Church ser­vices will be can­celed that day as the ded­i­ca­tory ses­sions are broad­cast to LDS meet­ing­houses in Utah.

Tick­ets for the up­com­ing Provo City Cen­ter Tem­ple will be­come avail­able on Mon­day, Jan. 4.

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