Saturday, December 11, 2010

Change in Congregations

  • Tampa Florida Stake: Odessa Ward created from Odessa Branch
  • St. Cloud Minnesota Stake: Wadena Branch created
  • Henderson Nevada Lake Mead Stake: Country Brook Ward discontinued
  • Saratoga Springs Utah South Stake: Lake Mountain 4th Ward created
  • Snohomish Washington Stake: Monroe 3rd (correctional facility) Branch created
Change in wards: +1

Change in branches: +1

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Change in Congregations

  • Queen Creek Arizona North Stake: Remington Heights Ward created
  • Penasquitos California Stake: Penasquitos 5th (Chinese) Branch discontinued
  • Yucaipa California Stake: Cherry Valley Ward created
  • Dayton Ohio Stake: Dayton 2nd (Spanish) Branch created
  • Muncie Indiana Stake: Muncie YSA Branch created
  • North Logan Utah Green Canyon Stake: Bridge Pointe Branch discontinued
  • Puyallup Washington South Stake: Silver Creek Ward created
Change in wards: +3

Change in branches: +0

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Change in Congregations

  • Mesa Arizona Stake: Mesa 67th (Tongan) Ward discontinued
  • Queen Creek Arizona Stake: Stonecrest Ward created
  • Napa California Stake: Chapel Hill (Spanish) Branch created
  • Upland California Stake: Alta Loma 2nd Ward discontinued
  • College Station Texas Stake: College Station 3rd Ward created
  • Houston Texas (Spanish) Stake: South Houston (Spanish) Ward created from South Houston (Spanish) Branch
  • Laredo Texas District: Laredo 4th Branch created
  • Lubbock Texas Stake: Quaker Heights (Spanish) Branch created
  • Springfield Missouri South Stake: Branson West Ward created
  • San Antonio Texas West Stake: Huebner Creek (Spanish) Ward created from San Antonio 11th (Spanish) Branch
  • Tyler Texas Stake: Tyler YSA Branch created
  • Salt Lake Hunter Central Stake: Hunter Park YSA Ward created
  • Salt Lake Hunter Copperhill Stake: Coppherhill YSA Ward created
  • Salt Lake Hunter West Stake: Hunter YSA Ward created
  • Salt Lake Jordan Stake: Jordan 9th (YSA) Ward created from Jordan 9th (YSA) Branch
  • Sandy Utah Crescent North Stake: Crescent YSA Ward created
  • Sandy Utah Granite South Stake: Granite 9th, 11th, 15th and 16th Wards discontinued; Alta Canyon (YSA), Eastdell, Falcon Hill and Highland Wards created
  • West Jordan Utah River Stake: River 10th (YSA) Branch created
  • Richland Washington Stake: Duportail Ward created
Change in wards: +9

Change in branches: +2

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Change in Congregations

  • Shelley Idaho South Stake: Foundry Ward created
  • College Station Texas Stake: Caldwell Branch created
  • Houston Texas East Stake: Fall Creek Ward created
  • Houston Texas West (Spanish) Stake: Conroe 3rd (Spanish) Branch created
  • Laredo Texas District: Zapata (Spanish) Branch discontinued
  • McAllen Texas Stake: McAllen 3rd (YSA) Branch created
  • Alpine Utah North Stake: Eagle Crest 3rd Ward created
  • Cedar Hills Utah Stake: Cedar Hills 17th Ward created
  • Clearfield Utah North Stake: Clearfield YSA Ward created from Clearfield 21st (YSA) Branch
  • Farmington Utah Oakridge Stake: Farmington Pointe Ward created
  • Heber City Utah North Stake: Old Mill ward created
  • Highland Utah South Stake: Highland 37th Ward created
  • Kaysville Utah West Stake: Taylor Mountain Ward created
  • Layton Utah Stake: Layton 3rd (Spanish) Ward created from Layton 3rd (Spanish) Branch
  • Layton Utah Valley View Stake: Fairfield (Care Center) Branch created
  • Roy Utah Central Stake: Roy YSA Ward created
  • Roy Utah Midland Stake: Midland 3rd (YSA) Branch discontinued
  • Roy Utah West Stake: Carriage Point YSA Ward created from Carriage Point (YSA) Branch
  • Salt Lake Central Stake: Central YSA Ward created
  • Salt Lake Wells Stake: Wilson Ward discontinued
  • Spanish Fork Utah Maple Mountain Stake: Spanish Fork 20th (Spanish) Ward created from Spanish Fork 20th (Spanish) Branch
  • St George Utah Little Valley Stake: Meadow Valley and Stone Cliff Wards created
  • Syracuse Utah Stake: Meadow Park (YSA) Branch discontinued
  • Syracuse Utah Bluff Stake: Bluff YSA Ward created from Bluff (YSA) Branch
  • Syracuse Utah West Stake: Glen Eagle 2nd (YSA) Branch discontinued
  • West Point Utah Stake: West Point 15th (YSA) Branch discontinued
  • Gig Harbor Washington Stake: Minter Creek Ward created
  • Kennewick Washington Stake: Clearwater Ward created
Change in wards: +18

Change in branches: -6

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Change in Congregations

  • Fort Lauderdale Florida Stake: Riverside Park (Spanish) Branch created
  • Augusta Georgia Stake: Waynesboro Ward created
  • Roswell Georgia Stake: Norcross (Spanish) Branch created
  • BYU-Idaho 9th (Student Married) Stake: BYU-Idaho 97th Ward (Student Married) Ward created
  • Jerome Idaho Stake: Jerome 10th Ward created
  • Kuna Idaho Stake: Kuna 14th (Spanish) Branch created
  • Cherry Hill New Jersey Stake: Pennsauken Branch created
  • Greensboro North Carolina Stake: Gibsonville Ward created
  • Raleigh North Carolina Stake: Wake Forest 2nd Ward created
  • Chattanooga Tennessee Stake: Hidden Lakes (YSA) Branch created
  • McAllen Texas West Stake: Mission 3rd (Spanish) Ward created
  • South Jordan Utah Daybreak Stake: Daybreak 6th Ward created
  • Spokane Washington Stake: Friendship Park (Marshallese) Branch created
Change in wards: +7

Change in branches: +6

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Change in Congregations

United States
  • Garden City Kansas Stake: Garden City 2nd (Spanish) Branch discontinued
  • Lexington Kentucky Stake: Berea Ward created from Berea Branch, McKee Branch created
  • Peoria Illinois Stake: Monmouth Branch discontinued
  • Boston Massachusetts Stake: Northborough Ward discontinued
  • Grants Pass Oregon Stake: Rogue River and Rogue Valley (Spanish) Branches discontinued
  • College Station Texas Stake: Bryan University (Student) Ward discontinued, Heritage YSA Branch created
  • Killeen Texas Stake: Hewitt Ward created
  • Kyle Texas Stake: De Zavala (Spanish) Branch created
  • Bluffdale Utah Stake: Bluffdale 13th (YSA) Ward created from Bluffdale (YSA) Branch
  • Riverton Utah Central Stake: Park Avenue (Retirement) Branch created
  • West Jordan Utah Stake: West Jordan YSA 1st Branch created
  • Maple Valley Washington Stake: Green River (YSA) Ward created
Change in wards: +2

Change in Branches: -1

Canada
  • Abbotsford British Columbia Stake: Chilliwack 2nd Ward created
  • Canada Halifax Mission: Gander and Grand Falls Branches discontinued
Change in wards: +1

Change in branches: -2

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Change in Congregations

  • Glendale Arizona Stake: Sonoran Mountain Ward
  • Mesa Arizona West Stake: Mesa College (Student) Ward discontinued
  • Peoria Arizona Stake: Rio Vista (YSA) Ward created from Peoria 2nd (YSA) Branch
  • Fort Myers Florida Stake: Fort Myers Ward created
  • BYU-Idaho 7th (Student Single) Stake: BYU-Idaho 95th and 96th (Student Single) Wards created
  • Meridian Idaho Paramount Stake: Baldwin Park Ward created
  • Twin Falls Idaho West Stake: Canyon Ridge Ward created
  • Silver Springs Maryland Stake: Beltsville Ward discontinued
  • North Las Vegas Nevada Stake: North Las Vegas (Samoan) Branch created
  • Providence Rhode Island Stake: Narragonsett 2nd (YSA) Branch created
  • Roswell New Mexico Stake: El Llano (Spanish) Branch created
  • McMinnville Tennessee Stake: McMinnville 2nd (Spanish) Branch created
  • Austin Texas Oak Hills Stake: Dripping Springs Ward created
  • Saratoga Springs Utah South Stake: Summerhill Ward created
  • Casper Wyoming Stake: Casper 8th Ward created
Change in wards: +8

Change in branches: +3

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Change in Congregations

  • Mesa Arizona Alta Mesa Stake: Ensenada Park (Spanish) Branch discontinued
  • Winslow Arizona Stake: Desert View, North Park, and Winslow Plaza Wards discontinued to create the Brigham City and Sunset Wards
  • Little Rock Arkansas Stake: Rodney Parham (Spanish) Branch created
  • San Leandro California Stake: Castro Valley 2nd Ward discontinued
  • Upland California Stake: Upland 4th (Spanish) Branch created
  • Golden Colorado Stake: Conifer Ward discontinued
  • Boise Idaho University (Student) Stake: Boise Idaho 9th (Student Single) Ward discontinued
  • Meridian Idaho Amity Stake: Blue Meadows Ward created
  • Wilmette Illinois Stake: Lake Short 1st and Lake Shore 2nd Wards created
  • Asheville North Carolina Stake: Blairsville Branch created
  • Franklin Tennessee Stake: Waverly Branch discontinued
  • El Paso Texas Stake: Soccoro Ward created from Soccoro Branch
  • Beaver Utah Stake: Beaver 7th Ward created
  • Brigham Young University 7th (Student Single) Stake: BYU 126th (Student Single) Ward discontinued
  • Brigham Young University 10th (Student Single) Stake: BYU 249th and BYU 250th (Student Single) Wards created
  • Clinton Utah Stake: Clinton 24th (YSA) Branch discontinued
  • Ephraim Utah Stake: One ward created
  • Kaysville Utah Stake: Mountain Visas Ward created
  • Kearns Utah Central Stake: Olympic Park 2nd (YSA) Ward created
  • Kearns Utah West Stake: Westridge (YSA) Ward created
  • Lehi Utah Traverse Mountain Stake: Pheasant Pointe 4th Ward created
  • Logan Utah YSA 6th Stake: One ward discontinued
  • Magna Utah Central Stake: Spencer 8th (YSA) Ward created
  • Provo Utah Wasatch (Tongan) Stake: Eagle Mountain 12th (Samoan) and Eagle Mountain 13th (Tongan) Branches created
  • Morgan Utah Stake: Morgan 11th and Morgan 12th Wards created
  • Mount Pleasant Utah North Stake: North Sanpete (YSA) Branch discontinued
  • Pleasant Grove Utah West Stake: Grove 7th (YSA) Ward created
  • Riverton Utah Copperview Stake: Copperview 8th Ward created
  • Salt Lake Winder West Stake: Winder 16th Ward discontinued
  • Smithfield Utah YSA Stake: Smithfield YSA 1st Ward created from Summit Creek (YSA) Branch
  • St George Utah East Stake: St George 26th (Student Married) Ward created
  • St George Utah YSA 1st Stake: One ward discontinued, Pine View Ward created from one branch
  • St George Utah YSA 2nd Stake: eight wards discontinued
  • Fredericksburg Virginia Stake: Hartwood Ward created
Change in wards: +5

Change in branches: -2

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Change in Congregations

  • Bessemer Alabama Stake: Lorna (Spanish) Branch created
  • Anchorage Alaska North Stake: One branch discontinued
  • Huntington Park California West (Spanish) Stake: One ward created from two branches
  • Rialto California Stake: Inland Empire (Samoan) Ward created
  • San Francisco California East (Tongan) Stake: One ward created from one branch
  • Bradenton Florida Stake: One ward and one branch discontinued
  • Macon Georgia Stake: One ward created from one branch
  • Pocatello Idaho East Stake: Sagewood Hills Ward created
  • Las Vegas Nevada East Stake: One ward discontinued
  • Potsdam New York District: One branch discontinued
  • North Las Vegas Nevada Stake: One ward created
  • Spring Texas Stake: Spring Trails and Imperial Oaks Wards created
  • Eagle Mountain Utah West Stake: Eagle Mountain 12th Ward created
  • Harrisville Utah Stake: One branch discontinued
  • Lehi Utah Traverse Mountain Stake: Traverse Mountain 8th Ward created
  • Logan Utah Stake: Logan River Trails and Meadowbrook Wards created
  • Logan Utah Central Stake: One ward discontinued
  • Logan Utah South Stake: One ward created
  • North Salt Lake Utah Legacy Stake: One ward created
  • Orem Utah Timpview Stake: Timpview 7th (YSA) Ward created from Timpview 7th (YSA) Branch
  • Pleasant Grove Utah Garden Stake: One ward discontinued, one branch created
  • Provo Utah Parkway Stake: One ward created from one branch
  • Centreville Virginia Stake: Haymarket Ward created
  • Cheyenne Wyoming Stake: Sunrise Ward created
  • Green River Wyoming Stake: One ward discontinued

Change in wards: +13

Change in branches: -8

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Changes in Congregations

The United States
  • Columbus Ohio South Stake: Big Walnut Creek Ward created
  • Columbia South Carolina Stake: one ward created
  • Harrisville Utah Stake: one branch discontinued
  • Lehi Utah South Stake: Chappel Valley 3rd Ward created
  • Morgan Utah Stake: Morgan 11th and Morgan 12th Wards created
  • Wendover Utah District: Montello Branch created
  • Richmond Virginia Chesterfield Stake: Fort Lee Military Branch created
Change in wards: +4

Change in branches: +1
Canada
  • Lethbridge Alberta Stake: one ward discontinued
Change in wards: -1

Change in branches: +0

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Change in Congregations

  • Buckeye Arizona Stake: Sundance and Westpark Wards created
  • Covina California (Spanish) Stake: Duarte 1st (Spanish), Edgewood (Spanish), and Hacienda Heights 6th (Spanish) Branches and Fairgrove (Spanish) Ward discontinued; Rimgrove (Spanish) Ward created
  • Orange California Stake: Orange 2nd, 3rd, 5th and Tustin 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th Wards discontinued; Esplanade, Palmyra, Peters Canyon, Red Hill, Santiago Creek and Tustin Meadows Wards created
  • Sacramento California Stake: Sacramento 6th (Marshallese) Branch created
  • Idaho Falls Lincoln Stake: Virlow (YSA) Branch discontinued
  • Alexandria Louisiana Stake: Pineville Ward created
  • Columbus Ohio Stake: Pickerington 2nd Ward created
  • Houston Texas East Stake: Baytown 3rd (Spanish) Branch created
  • Bountiful Utah Mueller Park Stake: Orchard Cove (Care Center) Branch discontinued
  • Brigham Young University 21st (Student Single) Stake: BYU 216th (Student Single) Ward created
  • Delta Utah Stake: Delta 8th (YSA) Branch created
  • Kanesville Utah Stake: Kanesville 2nd (YSA) Branch discontinued
  • Ogden Utah East Stake: Jefferson 2nd (Spanish) Branch upgraded to ward
  • Ogden Utah West Stake: Wilson 3rd (YSA) Ward discontinued
  • Ogden Utah YSA 2nd Stake: Stake renamed from the Ogden Utah University 2nd (Student Single) Stake; Ogden Utah University 3rd, 4th, 7th, 8th, 13th and 16th (Student Single) Wards discontinued; Ogden YSA 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th Wards created
  • Plain City Utah Stake: Plain City 8th (YSA) Branch discontinued
  • San Jose California Stake: Yerba Buena (Spanish) Branch upgraded to ward
  • Saratoga Springs Utah Stake: Saratoga Hills 3rd Ward created
  • West Jordan Utah Mountain View Stake: Mountain View 4th (Spanish) Branch upgraded to ward
Change in wards: +9

Change in branches: -7

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Change in Congregations

  • Chandler Arizona Alma Stake: one ward created from one branch
  • Gilbert Arizona San Tan Stake: Meadowview 2nd Ward created
  • Queen Creek Arizona North Stake: Ironwood Crossing Ward created
  • Fort Walton Beach Florida Stake: one branch discontinued
  • Lakeland Florida Stake: one ward discontinued
  • Lilburn Georgia Stake: one ward discontinued
  • Savannah Georgia Stake: one branch discontinued
  • Buffalo Grove Illinois Stake: one branch discontinued
  • Augusta Maine Stake: one branch discontinued
  • Kearns Utah Central Stake: one ward created from one branch (Spanish)
  • Salt Lake Central Stake: Fifteenth and Sixteenth Branches created
  • Salt Lake Hunter Central Stake: one ward created from one branch (Spanish)
  • Salt Lake Hunter South Stake: Early Duke (YSA) Ward created
  • Salt Lake University 2nd (Student Single) Stake: Salt Lake University 52nd (Student Single) Ward created
  • West Jordan Utah Cobble Creek Stake: Cobble Creek 12th (YSA) Ward created
  • West Jordan Utah Copper Hills Stake: Copper Hills 3rd (YSA) Ward created
Change in wards: +7

Change in branches: -5

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Change in Congregations

  • Anchorage Alaska Chugach Stake: Centennial Park Ward discontinued
  • Wilmington Delaware Stake: one ward created from one branch
  • Ammon Idaho Foothills Stake: Ammon 29th Ward created
  • Pocatello Idaho North Stake: one ward created
  • Denton Texas Stake: one ward created from one branch
  • San Antonio Texas East Stake: Converse Ward created
  • Provo Utah East Stake: one ward created from one branch
  • Provo Utah Edgemont North Stake: one ward discontinued
  • Salem Utah Stake: one ward created
  • Smithfield Utah North Stake: Smithfield 22nd Ward created
Change in wards: +6

Change in branches: -3

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Change in Congregations

  • Rogers Arkansas Stake: Centerton 2nd Branch created
  • El Centro California Imperial Valley Stake: Brawley (Spanish) Branch created
  • Wilmington Delaware Stake: New Castle Ward created
  • St. Petersburg Florida Stake: Largo (Spanish) Branch created
  • Liberty Missouri Stake: one ward created, one branch discontinued
  • East Brunswick New Jersey Stake: one ward created from one branch
  • Lubbock Texas Stake: Heritage and Shadow Hills Wards created, one branch discontinued
  • Payson Utah Mountain View Stake: Mountain View 13th Ward
  • Saratoga Springs Utah North Stake: Saratoga Springs 9th and Harvest Hills 11th Wards created
  • Spanish Fork Utah Palmyra Stake: Sunny Ridge 2nd Ward created
  • Springville Utah West Stake: Grasslands Ward created
  • Ephrata Washington Stake: one ward created from one branch
Change in wards: +11

Change in branches: -1

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Change in Congregations

  • Tucson Arizona West Stake: Red Rock Ward created
  • Newport Beach California Stake: Newport Hills Ward created
  • Pleasanton California Stake: Dublin 2nd (Mandarin) Branch created
  • San Francisco California East (Tongan) Stake: One ward created from one branch
  • Fort Collins Colorado Stake: Prospect (YSA) Ward created
  • BYU-Idaho 4th (Student Married) Stake: BYU-Idaho 94th (Student Married) Ward created
  • Harrisville Utah Stake: Independence (Care Center) Branch created
  • Logan Utah Central Stake: one ward discontinued
Change in wards: +4

Change in branches: +1

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Change in Congregations

  • Bessemer Alabama Stake: two wards discontinued and reorganized as two branches
  • Miami Lakes Florida Stake: one ward created from one branch
  • Henderson Nevada Black Mountain Stake: Acacia and Dutchman Pass Wards created
  • Goldsboro North Carolina Stake: one branch discontinued
  • San Antonio Texas North Stake: one ward discontinued and one branch created
  • Bluffdale Utah Stake: Bluffdale 13th Ward created
  • Brigham Young University 12th (Student Single) Stake: BYU 246th (Student Single) Ward created
  • Brigham Young University 17th (Student Married) Stake: BYU 247th (Student Married) Ward created
  • South Jordan Utah River Ridge Stake: one ward created from one branch
Change in wards: +4

Change in branches: +0

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Change in Congregations

  • Colorado Springs North Stake: Palmer Divide Ward created
  • Kingsland Georgia Stake: one ward created from one branch
  • BYU-Idaho 8th (Student Married) Stake: BYU-Idaho 93rd (Student Married) Ward created
  • Meridian Idaho South Stake: Shafer View Ward created
  • Las Vegas Nevada South Stake: Cactus Ward created
  • Eagle Mountain Utah East Stake: Rock Creek Ward created
  • Snohomish Washington Stake: Cavalero Ward created
Change in wards: +7

Change in branches: -1

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Change in Congregations

  • Mesa Arizona Boulder Creek Stake: One branch discontinued
  • Temple Arizona Stake: Rio Salado Ward created from Rio Salado Branch
  • San Rafael California Stake: Novato 2nd (Fijian) Branch created
  • Jacksonville Florida East Stake: Jacksonville 1st (YSA) Branch created
  • Roswell New Mexico Stake: Roswell 3rd (Spanish) Branch created
  • South Jordan Utah Country Crossing Stake: San Tropez Branch created
  • Vernal Utah Glines Stake: Glines 8th Ward created
  • West Jordan Utah Bingham Creek Stake: Bingham Creek (Spanish) Ward created from Bingham Creek (Spanish) Branch
  • West Jordan Utah River Oaks Stake: One branch discontinued
Change in wards: +3

Change in branches: +0

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Change in Congregations

  • Tempe Arizona University Stake: Two wards discontinued
  • Twin Falls Idaho West Stake: North Point Ward created
  • Rockford Illinois Stake: Rockford 4th (Spanish) Branch created
  • Des Moines Iowa Stake: Maple Grove Branch created
  • Henderson Nevada Eldorado Stake: Highland Hills Ward created
  • Bloomfield New Mexico Stake: Bloomfield 4th (Spanish) Branch created
  • Rio Rancho New Mexico Stake: Coronado (Spanish) Branch created
  • Brooklyn New York Stake: Park Slope 2nd (YSA) Branch created
  • Richardson Texas Stake: Garland 6th (Spanish) Branch created
  • Hyrum Utah Stake: Hyrum 11th Ward discontinued
  • Mendon Utah Stake: Maple Valley Ward created
  • Salem Utah Stake: Loafer View Ward created
  • Salt Lake Hunter South Stake: Cherrywood Ward discontinued
  • Salt Lake Jordan North Stake: One ward discontinued
  • South Jordan Utah Daybreak Stake: Daybreak 4th Ward created
  • South Jordan Utah Founders Park Stake: Founders Park 8th Ward created
  • Spanish Fork Utah West Stake: Spanish Fork 24th (YSA) Ward created
  • Ashburn Virginia Stake: Potomac Crossing Ward and Tall Cedars Branch created
Change in wards: +3

Change in branches: +7

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Change in Congregations

  • Scottsdale Arizona North Stake: McDowell Mountain Ward created
  • Coeur d'Alene Idaho Stake: Post Falls 3rd Ward created
  • St Anthony Idaho Stake: Twin Groves 2nd Ward created
  • New Albany Indiana Stake: Carrollton Branch created
  • Des Moines Iowa Stake: Winterset Branch created
  • Cherry Hill New Jersey Stake: one ward created from one branch
  • Winchester Virginia Stake: Charles Town Ward created from Charles Town Branch
  • Marysville Washington Stake: Fire Trail Ward created
Change in wards: +6

Change in branches: +0

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Change in Congregations

United States
  • Gilbert Arizona Higley Stake: Cooley Station Ward created
  • Escondido California Stake: one ward discontinued
  • Penasquitos California Stake: one ward discontinued
  • New Orleans Louisiana Stake: New Orleans 1st Branch made into New Orleans 1st Ward
  • Cincinnati Ohio North Stake: one branch discontinued
  • St George Utah Washington Fields Stake: Washington Fields 11th and 12th Wards created
Change in wards: +2

Change in branches: -2

Canada
  • Surrey British Columbia Stake: Surrey 2nd (Spanish) Branch made into Surrey 2nd (Spanish) Ward
  • Dartmouth Nova Scotia Stake: one branch discontinued
Change in wards: +1

Change in branches: -2

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Change in Congregations

United States
  • Mesa Arizona Hermosa Visa Stake: Lehi Crossing Ward created
  • Lebanon Oregon Stake: Periwinkle (Spanish) Branch created
  • Oregon City Stake: Oregon City 5th Ward created
  • Frisco Texas Stake: Frisco 7th Ward created
  • Klein Texas Stake: Memorial Springs Ward created
  • Draper Utah River View: River View 9th Ward created
  • Provo Utah Wasatch (Tongan) Stake: one ward created from one branch
  • Salt Lake Hunter South Stake: Royal Ann (Spanish) Ward created from Royal Ann (Spanish) Branch
  • Salt Lake Utah (Tongan) Stake: one ward created from one branch
  • Huntington West Virginia Stake: Gallipolis Ward created from Gallipolis Branch
Change in wards: +9

Change in branches: -3

Canada
  • Surrey British Columbia Stake: Richmond 2nd (Chinese) Branch created
Change in wards: +0

Change in branches: +1

Sunday, January 17, 2010

The Districts of the United States and Canada

Although 1,498 of the Church's 2,865 stakes (52%) are in the United States and Canada, only 17 of the approximately 615 districts worldwide (3%) are in these two countries. This is due to overall strong activity in larger cities and towns which can support the establishment of stakes even in rural areas. Membership has spread throughout the cities and smaller towns of both nations and can be found in strong numbers even in some rural areas, especially those colonized by Church pioneers. A large proportion of the population live in urban areas in the United States (82%) and Canada (80%), further contributing to the large number of stakes and few districts. The few districts in these two nations function in areas where membership is scattered over a large geographical area far away from functioning stakes or where poor member activity and low membership growth occurs.

Here is a list of the 12 districts in the United States provided with year of creation and the number of branches.
  • Anchorage Alaska Bush (1979): 7
  • Traverse City Michigan (1994): 9
  • Paterson New Jersey (1999): 3
  • Brooklyn New York North (1998): 5
  • Lynbrook New York (1999): 5
  • Potsdam New York (2000): 6
  • Brookville Pennsylvania (1981): 7
  • Pierre South Dakota (1979): 9
  • Eagle Pass Texas (1997): 5
  • Fort Stockton Texas (2003): 4
  • Laredo Texas (1995): 4
  • Wendover Utah (1998): 4
Here is a list of the five districts in Canada provided with year of creation and the number of branches.
  • Fort Frances Ontario (1970): 5
  • Kingston Ontario (1996): 8
  • New Glasgow Nova Scotia (1989): 9
  • Saguenay Qu├ębec (1978): 3
  • Terrace British Columbia (1980): 4
The number of districts in the United States has continued to gradually decline. There were 16 districts in 2000. Several districts have been absorbed into surrounding stakes, especially in the Eastern U.S. such as the discontinued districts in Washington DC, Baltimore, and several additional districts in New York City which were combined to create the Queens New York Stake in 2004. The Alamogordo New Mexico was recently discontinued and combined with nearby stakes. The Eastern Kansas District was made into the Garden City Kansas Stake in early 2003. A former district in northern Wisconsin was used to create part of the Green Bay Wisconsin Stake in the late 1990s.

The creation of new districts in the United States appears unlikely as Church leaders desire members in remote locations or in areas with few members to benefit from all the blessings that stakes offer members that districts do not, such as patriarchs, high priests, greater responsibilities with temple and missionary work, and larger numbers of active members for fellowshipping. It is interesting to note that with two exceptions all the districts in the United States were created between 1994 and 2003. With the exception of the Anchorage Alaska Bush District, the United States may in the coming years not have any other districts as some districts turn into stakes or are divided among surrounding stakes.

Outlying branches in some areas of Canada may be gathered into additional districts as these areas are very long distances away from stakes or currently do not have enough active members to form districts. These locations include Newfoundland and Prince Edward Island.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Change in Congregations

  • Mesa Arizona Desert Ridge Stake: Bella Via Ward created, one branch discontinued
  • Phoenix Arizona Stake: Aguila (Spanish) Ward created
  • Apex North Carolina Stake: Fuquay-Varina Ward created
  • McAllen Texas Stake: one branch discontinued
  • Richmond Texas Stake: Richmond 2nd Ward created
  • Syracuse Utah West Stake: Trailside and Turnberry Wards created
  • Clarksburg West Virginia Stake: New Martinsville Ward created from New Martinsville Branch
Change in wards: +7

Change in branches: -3

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Change in Congregations

United States
  • Mesa Arizona Boulder Creek Stake: Redfield Ward created
  • Phoenix Arizona Stake: Trailside Ward created
  • Fontana California Stake: Oleander Ward created from discontinued Juniper and Like Oak Wards
  • Oakley California East (Tongan) Stake: Oakley 2nd (Tongan) Branch created
  • Penasquitos California Stake: Mira Mesa 4th (Spanish) Branch discontinued
  • Pocatello Idaho University 1st (Student) Stake: Pocatello University 4th (Student Single) Ward discontinued
  • Rigby Idaho Stake: Rigby 6th (YSA) Ward created from one branch
  • Hingham Massachusetts Stake: Southcoast Ward created from discontinued Fall River Branch and North Dartmouth Ward
  • Caldwell New Jersey Stake: Bayonne 1st (Spanish) Branch discontinued
  • Lynbrook New York District: Hempstead 1st Branch discontinued
  • Oklahoma City South Stake: one branch discontinued
  • Rapid City South Dakota Stake: Canyon Lake, Mount Rushmore, Rapid City and Rapid Valley Wards created from discontinued Rapid City 1st, 2nd and 3rd Wards. Black Hills (YSA) Branch discontinued.
  • Alpine Utah North Stake: Eagle Crest 2nd Ward created
  • Highland Utah West Stake: Highland 36th Ward created
  • Kaysville Utah West Stake: Francis Peak (Spanish) Ward created from one branch
Change in wards: +5

Change in branches: -7

Canada
  • Vancouver British Columbia Stake: Vancouver 4th (Spanish) Ward upgraded from Branch
  • Saint John New Brunswick Stake: one branch discontinued
  • Toronto Ontario Stake: Toronto Beaches Ward discontinued
Change in wards: +0

Change in branches: -2