Revisions affect stakes in Florida

A major boundary revision involving the four stakes in the Miami Florida Region has resulted in the creation of a new stake and name changes to three stakes.

Elder Alexander B. Morrison of the Seventy and president of the North America Southeast Area presided at a regional conference in which the changes were made, including formation of the first Spanish-speaking stake in the Southeast. (See related story on this page.)The Spanish-speaking stake is formally designated as the Miami Florida (Spanish) Stake. The new stake that was created is the Pompano Beach Florida Stake. The name of the West Palm Beach Florida Stake was changed to the Stuart Florida Stake, and the South Miami Florida Stake is now called the Homestead Florida Stake.

The revision involved transferring some wards and branches from one stake to another, particularly non-Spanish-speaking wards that were previously part of the former Miami Florida Stake.

Here is a rundown of the stakes resulting from the revision, with the wards and branches in each stake. ("Sp" designates Spanish-speaking.)

Stuart Florida Stake (formerly West Palm Beach Florida Stake): Palm Beach Gardens, Port Pierce, Stuart, Vero Beach and Wellington wards, and Belle Glade and Okeechobee branches.

Pompano Beach Florida Stake (new): Boca Raton, Coral Springs, North Lauderdale, Pompano Beach and Palm Beach wards, and Delray Beach (Haitian), Lauderhill and West Palm Beach branches.

Fort Lauderdale Florida Stake: Fort Lauderdale, Hialeah 1st, Hollywood, Hollywood Hills , Miami Shores, Mirimar, Pembroke Pines and Plantation wards, and Miami Beach 2nd Branch.

Miami Florida Stake (formerly Miami Florida Stake): Fountainbleau , Hialeah 2nd , Hialeah 3rd , Kendall , Miami 5th and Miami 7th wards, and Biscayne , Miami Beach 1st , Miami Central (Portuguese), Miami Gardens , Orange Bowl branches.

Homestead Florida Stake (formerly South Miami Florida Stake): Cutler Ridge, Flagler, Homestead and Miami 4th wards, and Key West, Marathon and Miami 8th (singles) branches.

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