Sunday, December 13, 2009

Change in Congregations

  • San Francisco California East (Tongan) Stake: Peninsula 5th (Tongan) Branch created
  • Victorville California Stake: Jeraldo (Tongan) and Mojave (Samoan) Branches created
  • Columbus Ohio North Stake: Lewis Center Ward created
  • Riverton Utah South Stake: Rose Creek Ward created
  • Sandy Utah Crescent South Stake: Crescent 1st (Spanish) Branch created
  • Mount Vernon Virginia Stake: Potomac (Single Adult) Ward created
Change in wards: +3

Change in branches: +4

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Change in Congregations

  • Gilbert Arizona San Tan Stake: one ward (YSA) created from one branch (YSA)
  • Fullerton California Stake: one ward dissolved
  • Irvine California Stake: Yale (Mandarin) Branch created
  • Littleton Colorado Stake: two wards dissolved
  • Athens Georgia Stake: Fort Yargo Ward created
  • Idaho Falls Ammon West Stake: Brookview Ward created
  • Idaho Falls Lincoln Stake: Sand Creek 3rd Ward created
  • Rexburg Idaho Henry's Fork Stake: Teton River Ward created
  • Las Vegas Nevada Elkhorn Springs Stake: Cedar Springs Ward created
  • Cherry Hill New Jersey Stake: Pitman (YSA) Branch created
  • Lacey Washington Stake: Rainer Vista (Spanish) Branch created
Change in wards: +3

Change in branches: +2

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Change in Congregations

  • Menifee California Stake: Paloma Valley Ward created
  • Rexburg Idaho North Stake: Madison (YSA) Ward created from Madison (YSA) Branch
  • Alexandria Louisiana Stake: Marksville Branch created
  • Augusta Maine Stake: Gardiner Ward created from Gardiner Branch
  • Las Vegas Nevada East Stake: one ward dissolved
  • Oklahoma City Oklahoma South Stake: Oklahoma City 7th (YSA) Branch created
  • Clearfield Utah South Stake: one ward created from one branch
  • Kanesville Utah Stkae: Kanesville 2nd (YSA) Branch created
  • Layton Utah South Stake: Feathering Sands Ward created
  • Mapleton Utah Stake: Mapleton 22nd Ward created
  • Mendon Utah Stake: Mendon 4th Ward created
  • Provo Utah Central Stake: one ward dissolved
  • Provo Utah East Stake: one ward created from one branch
  • St George Utah East Stake: two wards dissolved
Change in wards: +4

Change in branches: -1

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Change in Congregations

  • Queen Creek Arizona Chandler Heights Stake: Greenfield Acres Ward created
  • Queen Creek Arizona North Stake: one ward created
  • Lakewood Colorado Stake: Alameda and Barnum Park Branches created from the former Alameda Ward
  • Tifton Georgia Stake: Hazlehurst and McRae Branches created from the former Hazlehurst Ward
  • Valley Forge Pennsylvania Stake: one ward dissolved
  • Carrollton Texas Stake: Coppel 3rd Ward created
  • Katy Texas Stake: Katy 4th Ward created
  • Herriman Utah South Stake: Aurora Vista Ward created
  • Lehi Utah Traverse Mountain Stake: Traverse Mountain 7th Ward created
  • Sandy Utah Crescent Ridge Stake: one ward dissolved
  • South Jordan Country Crossing Stake: one ward created
  • Taylorsville Utah Stake: one ward (Spanish) created from one branch
Change in wards: +4

Change in branches: +3

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Change in Congregations

United States
  • Queen Creek Arizona East Stake: Pecan Ranch Ward created
  • San Clemente California Stake: San Clemente 3rd (Spanish) Ward created from one branch
  • Cocoa Florida Stake: one branch dissolved
  • Topeka Kansas Stake: one branch dissolved
  • Denham Springs Louisiana Stake: Amite Branch created
  • Hurricane Utah Stake: one ward (YSA) created from one branch
  • Mapleton Utah Stake: Mapleton 21st Ward created
  • Nibley Utah Stake: Nibley 10th Ward created
  • Roosevelt Utah Stake: Roosevelt 15th (Spanish) Branch created
  • St George Utah Bloomington Hills Stake: Price Hills Ward created
  • West Jordan Utah Sunset Ridge Stake: Sunset Ridge 10th Ward created
  • Spokane Washington West Stake: Geiger Ward created
Change in wards: +8

Change in branches: -2

Canada
  • Brampton Ontario Stake: one ward created from one branch
Change in wards: +1

Change in branches: -1

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Change in Congregations

  • Driggs Idaho Stake: Driggs 5th (Spanish) Branch created
  • Traverse City Michigan District: one branch dissolved
  • Plainview New York Stake: Riverhead 2nd Branch created
  • Apex North Carolina Stake: Green Level Ward created
  • American Fork Utah East Stake: American Fork 39th (Care Center) Branch created
  • Draper Utah Stake: one ward created
  • Draper Utah Corner Canyon Stake: one branch dissolved
  • Salt Lake Hunter South Stake: one ward dissolved
  • Sandy Utah Willow Creek Stake: one branch dissolved
  • Saratoga Springs Utah South Stake: Hawks Landing Ward created
  • Spanish Fork Utah Canyon Ridge Stake: East Meadows Ward created
  • Stansbury Park Utah South Stake: Silverspur Ward created
Change in wards: +4

Change in branches: +0

Friday, October 2, 2009

Change in Congregations

  • Chandler Arizona Alma Stake: two wards dissolved
  • Chula Vista California Stake: Otay River (Spanish) Branch created
  • Fort Myers Florida Stake: one ward dissolved
  • Evansville Indiana Stake: one branch dissolved
  • Santa Fe New Mexico Stake: one branch dissolved
  • Beaverton Oregon Stake: one ward dissolved
  • Grants Pass Oregon Stake: one ward became one branch
  • Clearfield Utah Stake: one branch dissolved
  • Layton Utah North Stake: one ward dissolved
  • Ogden Utah Coldwater Stake: one branch dissolved
  • Ogden Utah Lorin Farr Stake: one branch dissolved
  • Salt Lake Liberty Stake: Liberty Park (Spanish) Branch created
  • Salt Lake South Stake: Colombus (Karen) Branch created
  • Salt Lake University 7th Stake: Salt Lake University 51st Ward created
  • Vernal Utah Stakes: one (YSA) ward created
  • Vernal Utah Uintah Stake: one branch dissolved
Change in wards: -4

Change in branches: -2

Canada

  • Montréal Québec Stake: Laurier (YSA) Branch created
Change in branches: +1

Change in Congregations

  • Rogers Arkansas Stake: Rogers 3rd (YSA) Branch created
  • Valencia California Stake: Santa Clarita 3rd (Korean) Branch created
  • Ammon Idaho Stake: one branch dissolved
  • Iona Idaho Stake: Iona 11th Ward created
  • Meridian Idaho North Stake: Bristol Heights Ward created
  • Mountain Home Idaho Stake: Mountain Home 8th (Spanish) Branch created
  • Pocatello Idaho West Stake: Pocatello 53rd (Care Center) Branch created
  • Council Bluffs Iowa Stake: one branch dissolved
  • Chattanooga Tennessee Stake: one ward created from one branch (Spanish)
  • Chattanooga Tennessee Stake: Chattanooga Branch created
  • Friendswood Texas Stake: Manvel (Spanish) Branch created
  • Brigham Young University 1st Stake: one ward dissolved
  • Blanding Utah Stake: Blue Mountain (YSA) Branch created
  • Cedar City University 2nd Stake: two wards created
  • Cedar City University 3rd Stake: 29th Ward created
  • Eagle Mountain Utah East Stake: one ward created
  • Logan Utah University 1st Stake: Logan University 20th Ward created
  • Springville Utah West Stake: Kelvin Grove Ward created
  • St George College 1st Stake: St George College 19th (Student Married) Ward created
  • Vernal Utah Maeser Stake: one branch dissolved
  • Washington Utah East Stake: one ward created
  • Oakton Virginia Stake: Oak Marr Ward created
  • Appleton Wisconsin Stake: one branch dissolved (Hmong)
Change in wards: +11

Change in branches: +2

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Change In Congregations

  • Fairbanks Alaska Stake: Tamarack Branch created
  • Gilbert Arizona Highland Stake: Lakeview Trails Ward created
  • Queen Creek Arizona Stake: Pegasus Ward created
  • Taylor Arizona Stake: one branch dissolved
  • Citrus Heights California Stake: one ward created from one branch
  • Fresno California North Stake: one ward created
  • Miami Florida South Stake: Snapper Creek (YSA) Branch created
  • Indianapolis Indiana Stake: Columbus 3rd (Spanish) Branch created
  • Boston Massachusetts Stake: one branch (Portuguese) dissolved
  • Gallup New Mexico Stake: one ward dissolved
  • Cypress Texas Stake: Fairfield Ward created
  • Lubbock Texas Stake: Lubbock 5th (YSA) Ward created from one YSA branch
  • Herriman Utah Rose Canyon Stake: Rose Canyon 5th Ward created
  • Orem Utah Geneva Heights Stake: one ward created from one branch
  • Wellsville Utah Stake: Wellsville 10th and 11th Ward created
  • Woods Cross Utah Stake: Woods Cross 17th Ward created
  • Lacey Washington Stake: Deschutes River Ward created

Change in wards: +11

Change in branches: -2

Friday, September 25, 2009

Young Adult Retention in the United States

The Salt Lake Tribute published an article about teenagers transitioning into adulthood and whether they keep their religion or not. The article provides statistics from studies conducted that include people from this age group that bring insight into how the LDS Church compares with other religions in terms of retention. It was reported that the LDS Church has one of the highest retention rates among all the religions in the study. Between 17-28% of LDS young single adults left the Church among the subjects in studies cited. Click here to view the article.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Change In Congregations

  • Apache Junction Arizona Stake: one ward created
  • Show Low Arizona Stake: one ward created from one branch
  • Jurupa California Stake: Eastvale 2nd Ward created
  • Ft. Lauderdale Florida Stake: two branches dissolved
  • Hilo Hawaii Stake: Waikahe Ward created
  • Chicago Illinois Stake: one ward created from one branch
  • Cambridge Massachusetts Stake: Charles River (YSA) Ward created
  • Exeter New Hampshire Stake: one ward created from one branch (Spanish)
  • Columbia South Carolina Stake: Elgin Ward created
  • Eagle Mountain Utah West Stake: Eagle Mountain 11th Ward created
  • Lehi Utah Willow Park Stake: Lehi 44th (Deaf) Branch created
  • Spanish Fork Utah South Stake: Spanish Fork 23rd (Care Center) Branch created
  • St George Utah Red Cliffs Stake: Red Cliffs 9th Ward created

Change in wards: +10

Change in branches: -3

Canada

  • Montreal Quebec Stake: Laurier (YSA) Branch created

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Change In Congregations

  • Fresno California Stake: one ward dissolved
  • Cartersville Georgia Stake: Burnt Hickory Ward created
  • Rupert Idaho West Stake: one ward dissolved
  • Hopkinsville Kentucky Stake: Clarksville 4th (Spanish) Branch created
  • Hattiesburg Mississippi Stake: one branch dissolved
  • Buffalo New York Stake: one ward created from one branch
  • Hurst Texas Stake: Bonds Ranch Ward created
  • Lindon Utah West Stake: Lindon 23rd Ward created
  • Logan Utah University 5th (Student Single) Stake: Logan University 66th (Student Single) Ward created
  • Mapleton Utah North Stake: Mapleton 20th Ward created
  • Marysville Washington Stake: Arlington 3rd Ward and Sunnyside (Spanish) Branch created

Change in wards: +5

Change in branches +1

Canada

  • Calgary Alberta North Stake: Luxstone Branch created
  • London Ontario Stake: one branch created from one ward

Change in wards: -1

Change in branches: +2

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Change In Congregations

  • Dothan Alabama Stake: Ozark 2nd Branch created
  • Phoenix Arizona Deer Valley Stake: one ward created from one branch
  • Tucson Arizona Stake: one ward dissolved
  • Greeley Colorado Stake: one ward dissolved
  • Savannah Georgia Stake: Okatie (Spanish) Branch created
  • Sugar Hill Georgia Stake: Coal Mountain Ward created
  • Suitland Maryland Stake: one ward dissolved
  • Kalamazoo Michigan Stake: one ward dissolved
  • Las Cruces New Mexico Stake: Doña Ana Ward created
  • Monmouth Oregon Stake: West Salem (Spanish) Branch created
  • Oregon City Oregon Stake: one ward dissolved
  • West Columbia South Carolina Stake: one ward created from one branch
  • Knoxville Tennessee Cumberland Stake: Knoxville 2nd (Spanish) Branch created
  • Nashville Tennessee Stake: Buena Vista (Spanish) Branch created
  • Denton Texas Stake: Aubrey Ward created
  • Orem Utah North Stake: one ward created
  • Saratoga Springs Utah Stake: Saratoga Hills 3rd Ward created
  • Milwaukee Wisconsin South Stake: Kenosha 2nd (Spanish) Branch created

Change in wards: +2

Change in branches: +4

Canada

  • Montreal Quebec Stake: Montreal East Branch created

Friday, June 19, 2009

Change in Congregations

  • Arizona Tucson West Stake: Sahuaro (Spanish) Branch created
  • Marietta Georgia East Stake: Cherokee (Spanish) Branch created
  • Powder Springs Georgia Stake: Sweetwater (Spanish) Branch created
  • Bloomfield Hills Michigan Stake: Palmer Park Ward created from the Palmer Park Branch
  • Springfield Missouri South Stake: Branson 3rd (Spanish) Branch created
  • Albuquerque New Mexico East Stake: Valle Vista (Spanish) Branch created
  • Farmington Utah Oakridge Stake: Willow Bend Ward created
  • Lehi Utah North Stake: Lehi 43rd Ward created
  • Providence Utah Stake: one ward created

Change in wards: +4

Change in branches: +4

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Change in Congregations

  • Queen Creek Arizona South Stake: Sierra Vista Ward created
  • Jurupa California Stake: one ward created from one branch
  • Los Altos California Stake: one ward dissolved
  • Monterey California Stake: Monterey 2nd Ward created
  • Napa California Stake: Los Santos (Spanish) Branch created
  • Quincy California Stake: one branch created from one ward
  • Arapahoe Colorado Stake: Southlands Ward created
  • Colorado Springs East Stake: Indigo Ranch Ward created
  • Makakilo Hawaii Stake: one ward created
  • Idaho Falls Central Stake: one ward dissolved
  • Suitland Maryland Stake: one ward dissolved
  • Las Vegas Nevada Lone Mountain Stake: Providence Ward created
  • Raleigh North Carolina Stake: one branch dissolved
  • Knoxville Tennessee Stake: one ward created from one branch
  • Round Rock Texas Stake: Palm Valley (Spanish) Branch created
  • San Antonio Texas West Stake: Alamo 2nd (YSA) Ward created
  • Brigham Young University 20th Stake: two wards dissolved
  • Ephraim Utah Stake: Sanpitch 2nd (Spanish) Branch created
  • Harrisville Utah Stake: Huntington Creek (YSA) Branch created
  • Huntsville Utah Stake: South Fork Ward created
  • Hurricane Utah Stake: Hurricane 19th (YSA) Branch created
  • Hurricane Utah West Stake: two ward created
  • Midvale Utah North Stake: one ward (Spanish) created from one branch
  • Moroni Utah Stake: one branch and one ward dissolved
  • Murray Utah North Stake: Riverside 6th (Care Center) Branch created
  • Ogden Utah Mount Lewis Stake: one ward (Spanish) created from one branch
  • Provo Utah Wasatch (Tongan) Stake: one ward (Samoan) created from one branch
  • Salt Lake Utah (Tongan) Stake: one branch (Tongan) created
  • Spanish Fork Utah Palmyra Stake: Spanish Highlands Ward created
  • West Jordan Utah Mountain Shadows Stake: one ward dissolved
  • Seattle Washington Stake: one ward created from one branch
  • Spokane Washington Valley Stake: Mica Peak Ward created
  • Tacoma Washington Stake: one ward dissolved
  • Wenatchee Washington Stake: Mission Ridge and Eastmont Wards created
  • Gillette Wyoming Stake: Gillette 4th Ward created

Change in wards: +12

Change in branches: +0

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Change in Congregations

  • Phoenix Arizona Deer Valley Stake: Pinnacle Vista Ward created
  • Phoenix Arionza East Stake: Catalina (Spanish) Branch created
  • Mesa Arizona Kimball Stake: Escalante (Spanish) Branch created
  • Colorado Springs Colorado Stake: two wards dissolved
  • Colorado Springs East Stake: Meridian Ward created
  • Golden Colorado Stake: one ward dissolved
  • Wilmington Delaware Stake: one ward created
  • Savannah Georgia Stake: one ward created from one branch
  • Idaho Falls South Stake: one ward dissolved
  • Farmington New Mexico Stake: Tres Rios (Spanish) Branch created
  • Charlotte North Carolina South Stake: Catawba 2nd Ward created
  • Gilmer Texas Stake: one branch dissolved
  • Weatherford Texas Stake: Weatherford 2nd (YSA) Branch created
  • Newport News Virginia Stake: one branch dissolved
  • Pembroke Virginia Stake: Floyd Branch created
  • Roanoke Virginia Stake: one ward created from one branch
  • Kearns Utah South Stake: two wards dissolved
  • Providence Utah South Stake: Millville 5th Ward created
  • Salt Lake Utah (Tongan) Stake: Layton 5th (Tongan) Branch created
  • Taylorsville Utah South Stake: one ward created from one branch, one ward dissolved
  • Redmond Washington Stake: Big Rock Ward created

Change in Wards: +2

Change in Branches: +1

Change In The Ratio of LDS Members to Non-LDS Members In The United States

Since the year 2000, we have seen substantial changes in how membership is distributed in the United States. Not only have many states' Church membership and number of congregations grown substantially since 2000, but we have seen membership increase at a faster rate than the population. The five states which have seen the strongest membership growth by percentage from 2000 to 2008 are Tennessee (36.5%), West Virginia (35.1%), Kentucky (31.4%), Iowa (30.7%), and South Carolina (29.5%). These five states have the strongest growth as a result of converts joining the Church and Church members moving to them. One of the highest baptizing missions in the Church in the Southeast of the United States is the Tennessee Nashville Mission. Only three states' Church membership grew by less than 10% since 2000: California (0.9%), Oregon (6.8%) and New Hampshire (8.6%).

The percentage of members in the general population of a state (expressed as one member per "x" many people in the table below) increased most dramatically in Pennsylvania, New York, West Virginia, Tennessee, and Minnesota. Six states saw a modest decline in this statistic: California, Nevada, Arizona, Oregon, Utah, and Idaho. As for the United States as a whole, the ratio of members to non-members increased from 1 in 54 to 1 in 51.
Click on the table below to view.


Monday, April 20, 2009

Change in Congregations

  • Fort Walton Beach Florida Stake: one branch dissolved
  • Bangor Maine Stake: two branches dissolved
  • Tupelo Mississippi Stake: one ward created from one branch
  • Cherry Hill New Jersey: Bridgeton (Spanish) Branch created
  • Keizer Oregon Stake: Woodburn 3rd (Spanish) Branch created
  • Philadelphia Pennsylvania Stake: one ward (Spanish) created from one branch (Spanish)
  • Beaumont Texas Stake: Port Arthur (Spanish) Branch created
  • Eagle Pass Texas District: one branch dissolved
  • Cedar City Utah North Stake: Equestrian Point Ward created
  • Cedar Hills Utah Stake: Cedar Hills 16th Ward created
  • Farmington Utah Stake: one ward created
  • Logan University Utah 8th Stake: Logan University 65th Ward created
  • Payson Utah Stake: Greenridge Ward created
  • Pleasant Grove Utah Stake: one ward created from one branch
  • Salt Lake Brighton Stake: three ward dissolved
  • South Jordan Utah Stake: Alta Ridge (Care Center) Branch created
  • South Jordan Utah Daybreak Stake: Daybreak 3rd Ward created
  • South Jordan Utah River Ridge Stake: one branch created
  • Wendover Utah District: one branch dissolved
  • Milwaukee Wisconsin South Stake: Muskego Lakes Ward created

Change in wards: +7

Change in branches: -3

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Change in Congregations

  • Glendale Arizona North Stake: one ward created from one branch
  • Casa Grande Arizona Stake: Casa Grande 7th Ward created
  • Peoria Arizona Stake: one ward created from one branch
  • Surprise Arizona Stake: White Tank Ward created
  • Bakersfield California Stake: one ward created from two branches
  • Fairfield California Stake: one ward dissolved
  • Fontana California Stake: one branch dissolved
  • Moreno Valley California Stake: one ward dissolved
  • Rancho Cucamonga California Stake: one ward created from one branch
  • San Diego California Sweetwater Stake: one branch dissolved
  • Turlock California Stake: Hughson 2nd Branch created
  • Upland California Stake: one branch dissolved
  • Tallahassee Florida Stake: one branch created from one ward
  • Albany Georgia Stake: one ward created from one branch
  • Eagle Idaho Stake: one ward created
  • Meridian Idaho Paramount Stake: Silverleaf Ward created
  • Silver Spring Maryland Stake: Takoma Park (French) Branch created
  • Fallon Nevada Stake: one branch dissolved
  • Las Cruces New Mexico Stake: one ward (Spanish) created from one branch
  • Cincinnati Ohio East Stake: Little Miami Ward created
  • Youngstown Ohio Stake: one ward dissolved
  • Abilene Texas Stake: one branch dissolved
  • Friendswood Texas Stake: one branch (YSA) created
  • Longview Texas Stake: Lufkin 2nd (Spanish) Branch created
  • Lehi Traverse Mountain Stake: one ward (Spanish) created from one branch
  • Pleasant View Utah South Stake: Misty Meadows Ward created

Change in wards: +9

Change in branches: -8

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Change in Congregations

United States

Peoria Arizona Stake: Peoria 2nd (YSA) Branch created
Tucson Arizona North Stake: one ward dissolved
Fresno California West Stake: one ward dissolved
La Crescenta California Stake: Glendale 8th (Tagalog) Branch created
Lancaster California East Stake: Joshua (Spanish) Branch created
Boise Idaho South Stake: one branch dissolved
Kimberly Idaho Stake: one branch dissolved
Kuna Idaho Stake: Kuna 12th and 13th Wards created
Twin Falls Idaho Stake: one ward created from one branch
Durham North Carolina Stake: one branch created
Fayetteville North Carolina West Stake: Cameron Ward created
Carrollton Texas Stake: Carrollton 4th (YSA) Ward created from one branch (YSA)
College Station Texas Stake: Montgomery Ward created
Houston Texas (Spanish) Stake: Fresno (Spanish) Branch created
McKinney Texas Stake: McKinney 6th (Spanish) Branch created
American Fork Utah West Stake: one ward (YSA) created from one branch (YSA)
Enoch Utah Stake: Enoch 5th Ward created
Ogden Utah Pleasant Valley Stake: Pleasant Valley 7th Ward created
Orem Utah Aspen Stake: two wards dissolved
Orem Utah Cherry Hill Stake: one ward dissolved
Orem Utah Hillcrest Stake: one ward (Spanish) created from one branch (Spanish)
Orem Utah Lakeridge Stake: Lakeridge 1st (Spanish) Branch created
Orem Utah Sharon Park Stake: one ward dissolved
Park City Utah Stake: one ward dissolved
Payson Utah Mountain View Stake: Mountan View 12 (Care Center) Branch created
Pleasant Grove Utah Garden Stake: Garden 11th Ward (Spanish) created
Roy Utah West Stake: two wards dissolved
Sandy Utah Hidden Valley Stake: one ward created
Sandy Utah Willow Creek Stake: one ward dissolved
Santaquin Utah Stake: Santaquin 16th Ward created
St George Utah Stake: one ward dissolved
St George Utah Bloomington Hills Stake: Bloomington Hills 9th (Spanish) Branch created
St George Utah Pine View Stake: one branch created
Stansbury Park Utah Stake: one ward created
Syracuse Utah South Stake: two wards created
Syracuse Utah West Stake: one ward created
Washington Utah East Stake: Coral Canyon 4th Ward created

Change in wards: +6

Change in branches: +4

Canada
Calgary Alberta Stake: Elbow River (Spanish) Branch created
Fort Macleod Alberta Stake: one ward dissolved
Victoria British Columbia Stake: one ward dissolved
Saint John New Brunswick Stake: one branch dissolved
Hamilton Ontario Stake: one ward dissolved
Regina Saskatchewan Stake: Melville Branch created
Saskatoon Saskatchewan Stake: Meadow Lake Branch created

Change in wards: -3

Change in branches: +3

Friday, January 16, 2009

Change in Congregations

United States

Bessemer Alabama Stake: one new ward created
Anchorage Alaska North Stake: one ward created from one branch
Orlando Florida South Stake: one branch dissolved
Derby Kansas Stake: one ward dissolved
Olathe Kansas Stake: one ward created
Topeka Kansas Stake: one ward created
Rochester Minnesota Stake: Rochester 5th Ward created
Billings Montana East Stake: Skyview Ward created
Elko Nevada West Stake: one ward created
Los Lunes New Mexico Stake: Alamo (Navajo) Branch created
Charlotte North Carolina Stake: one ward created from one branch
Beaverton Oregon West Stake: one ward dissolved
Allen Texas Stake: Allen 7th (YSA) Branch created
Frisco Texas Stake: Prosper Ward created
Clearfield Utah Stake: Chelemes Ward created
Draper Utah Mountain Point Stake: Mountain Point 10th Ward created
Draper Utah South Mountain Stake: South Mountain 8th Ward created
Kaysville Utah Central Stake: one ward (YSA) created from one branch (YSA)
Kaysville Utah East Stake: one ward (YSA) created from one branch (YSA)
Kearns Utah Central Stake: two wards dissolved
Logan Utah Stake: one ward created
Salt Lake Sugar House Stake: Parleys Creek (Swahili) Branch created
South Jordan Utah River Ridge Stake: River Ridge 9th Ward created
Spokane Washington East Stake: Ponderosa Ward created

Change in Wards: +13

Change in Branches: -2

Canada

Calgary Alberta South Stake: Chaparral Ward created