Ward Temple & Family History Newsletter #2 – February 12, 2023


1. Endowment Sessions are now back to the maximum attendee level of 92.
2. The temple is beginning to get busier. Appointments are highly recommended in ALL ordinance areas. Those with appointments will be given priority and then if there is room available in an ordinance, walk-ins may attend. We encourage you to make appointments. It will eliminate possible frustration for you as things continue to become busier at the temple.

1. The temple will be closed for cleaning starting February 13th and reopens on February 28th
2. Our ward temple day is on the third Wednesday of each month. Each individual will need to make their own appointment. We suggest you make your appointment in advance to ensure that space is available at the designated session. If you cannot attend the session, we encourage you to attend an ordinance of your choice sometime during that day. The ward temple day for the end of the first quarter of 2023 will be as follows:
Date Endowment Session Time
March 15 6:30 pm
Please arrive 30 minutes before the session begins.
3. We had a wonderful ward sealing evening on February 8th . Twenty of our ward members were able to attend. Stay tuned for the date of the next ward sealing opportunity.
4. RootsTech is now open for registration. You can register by going to
www.familysearch.org/rootstech. In their opening comments, we read: “A family history conference. An on-demand learning library. A way to grow closer to the people, places, and stories that matter most. RootsTech is all that and so much more. Join us as we celebrate the joy of connection together.”  Just follow the registration information on their homepage. If attending virtually, it is free. Don’t miss this great annual opportunity.

Thanks to our great youth leaders, the youth in the ward make 2-3 trips a year to the temple to do baptisms and confirmations. There are times when they could help other ward members by taking their cards and doing the work. We are going to implement the following program:
 1 month before the youth go, if you have baptisms and confirmations needing to be done, give them to Gary or Ruth Ann Chambers. They will keep track of what you give them.
 They will coordinate with the youth leaders and get your cards to them.
 The youth will take them to the temple and do as many names as they can.
 Names not done will be returned to you by the Chambers.

We will give this a try and see how it goes. A reminder will be sent to the ward 1 month before the youth go to the temple.

Thank you for being part of the Gathering of Israel. May the Lord bless you in your efforts.