Ogden Utah Temple Will Be Rededicated in September 2014
The following is from the LDS Newroom.
Temple open house will start 1 August
SALT LAKE CITY —
The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced open house and rededication dates for the Ogden Utah Temple. The temple was closed in April 2011 for extensive renovation.
The public open house will begin on Friday, 1 August 2014, and run through Saturday, 6 September 2014, except for Sundays.
The temple will be formally rededicated in three sessions on Sunday, 21 September 2014, at 9:00 a.m., 12:00 noon and 3:00 p.m. Each of the sessions will be broadcast to Latter-day Saint meetinghouses in the three Utah areas, and to congregations in Riverton, Wyoming.
In conjunction with the temple rededication, there will also be a cultural celebration featuring music and dance on Saturday, 20 September 2014.
The temple’s entire exterior has been reshaped with new stone and art glass, and the temple entrance was moved from the west side to the east side, where it faces Washington Boulevard, one of the city’s main streets. The renovation of the temple also includes reconfigured rooms and new energy-saving electrical, heating and plumbing systems. Other notable improvements include underground parking and a complete relandscaping of the temple block and inclusion of a major water feature.
While the Church’s thousands of meetinghouses are open to all people who wish to attend religious services, following a public open house and their dedication, temples are open only to faithful Latter-day Saints. Temples are considered “houses of the Lord” where Christ’s teachings are reaffirmed through marriage, baptism and other ordinances that unite families for eternity. Inside, members learn more about the purpose of life and make promises to serve Jesus Christ and their fellow man.