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.