Thursday, October 18, 2012

Change in Congregations

  • Show Low Arizona Stake: White Mountain YSA Branch created
  • Huntington Park California Stake: South Gate 1st (Spanish) Branch created
  • Colorado Springs North Stake: Explorer Park and Jackson Creek Wards created
  • Golden Colorado Stake: Front Range Ward created from Idaho Springs Branch 
  • Parker Colorado South Stake: Pinery Ward created
  • Stuart Florida Stake: Royal Palm Beach Ward created
  • Rigby Idaho East Stake: Rigby 18th Ward created
  • Annapolis Maryland Stake: Marley Creek (Spanish) Branch discontinued
  • Grand Blanc Michigan Stake: Burton and Fenton Wards discontinued
  • Las Vegas Nevada South Stake: Blue Diamond Ward created
  • Las Vegas Nevada Spring Mountain Stake: Windmill Ward created
  • Redmond Oregon Stake: Centennial Park Ward created
  • Valley Forge Pennsylvania Stake: Widener Ward created from Widener Branch
  • Charleston South Carolina Stake: Summerville 3rd Ward created
  • Amarillo Texas Stake: Amarillo YSA Branch created
  • League City Texas Stake: Seabrook Ward created 
  • Herriman Utah West Stake: Heritage Ward created
  • Lehi Utah Gateway Stake: Thanksgiving Meadows Ward created
  • Lehi Utah Jordan River Stake: Jordan Willows 7th Ward created
  • Vernal Utah Ashley Stake: Naples 3rd Ward created
  • Chesapeake Virginia Stake: Chesapeake YSA Branch discontinued
  • Winchester Virginia Stake: Cedar Creek (Spanish) Branch discontinued
  • Seattle Washington North Stake: Elliott Bay and Washington Park Wards created
Change in wards: +16

Change in branches: -3


Mike Johnson said...

Thanks for the list of congregational changes.

It is a little depressing for my neck of the woods, with three branches being discontinued (two Spanish-speaking branches in Maryland Baltimore Coordination Council stakes and one YSA branch in a Virginia Richmond Coordination Council stake).

Meanwhile, my ward with less than 500 members of record continues to have well over 300 in Sacrament Meeting, continuing to engender rumors of a pending split, now that the stake has a 7th meeting house and room to accommodate a few more units. My guess is the 11 wards and 3 branches in the stake could become 13-14 wards and 2 branches in 2 stakes in the near future.

Downtownchrisbrown said...

Things definitely seem to be moving in a better direction in the west than the east, but it's hard to know for sure with the closure of specialty (YSA and spanish) branches. The reasons can be varied, but don't necessarily reflect poor attendance or anything like that.

David said...

I don't know if you've already listed this (I couldn't find it)...

Fort Wayne Indiana Stake: Saint Joe (Spanish) Branch discontinued

Jeron Jackson said...

Montrose Colorado Stake: Black Canyon Ward to be created 11/4/12

Montrose 1st Ward renamed Cimarron Ward

Montrose 2nd Ward renamed Mount Sneffells Ward

and on November 6th...

Washington DC Stake - White House Group!!!!

Matt said...

Irvine California Stake, Woodbridge 2nd Ward created 11/4/12

Matt said...

Bothell Washington Stake, Canyon Park Ward and Inglemoor Ward created. Other wards now renamed with neighborhood names. 11/4/12

Matt said...

Thanks everyone for the updates; I will make a new post this evening.

Ray said...

To Mike Johnson: Could you explain the definition of "Coordination Council stakes?" I'm unfamiliar with this term. Also curious where you live. Your ward's church attendance is very good! That only happens here when there's a missionary farewell, Primary Program, etc. Thank you.

Ray said...

To Mike Johnson; Sorry, when I said "here" I should have said Holladay, Salt Lake County .