Kansas City Missouri Temple open house and dedication dates announced

The First Presidency has announced open house and dedication dates for the Kansas City Missouri Temple.

The public is invited to visit the temple during an open house from Saturday, 7 April 2012, until Saturday, 21 April 2012, excluding Sundays. Free reservations can be made through in the coming weeks. The temple will be formally dedicated on Sunday, 6 May 2012, in three sessions. The dedicatory sessions will be broadcast to congregations of the Church within the temple district.

In conjunction with the dedication of the temple, there will also be a cultural celebration featuring music and dance on Saturday, 5 May 2012.

Latter-day Saint temples differ from the Church’s meetinghouses or chapels where members meet for Sunday worship services. Temples are considered “houses of the Lord” where Christ's teachings are reaffirmed through marriage, baptism and other ordinances that unite families for eternity. In the temple, Church members learn more about the purpose of life and strengthen their commitment to serve Jesus Christ and those around them.

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