Feather River California Temple
Recent News Articles
- July 18, 2020 – Ground Broken for Feather River California Temple
- July 13, 2020 – California Community Welcomes Construction of Temple
- June 9, 2020 – LDS church preparing for demolition
- April 28, 2020 – Feather River California Temple Groundbreaking Set for July 2020
Superstructure Rising for the Feather River California Temple
After weeks of foundation work, crews at the Feather River California Temple site have begun setting the structural steel frame. Work started on the rear side of the building near the baptismal font. Both the first- and second-story beams are set before moving forward to the next section. Members are thrilled to see the building rising above ground when they drive by on Butte House Road.
Feather River California Temple Utility Trenches
The foundation for the Feather River California Temple has been backfilled, and utility trenches have been dug for water and sewer lines. The concrete walls that will surround the baptismal font are in place, and forms have been set for the central walls that will support the base of the font. Watch a recent drone video taken outside the perimeter of the property.
Forms Set for Feather River California Temple Foundation Walls
Concrete forms are in place for the foundation walls that will surround the partial basement of the Feather River California Temple. The baptismal font for the main floor baptistry will descend into the basement and sit on the octagonal footing, bearing the weight of the hundreds of gallons of water that will fill the font. Watch a video update on the progress of the temple and stake center.
Feather River California Temple Baptismal Font Footing
The concrete footing for the baptismal font of the Feather River California Temple is clearly visible in new photographs and video of the construction progress. Reinforcing steel bar has been installed around the perimeter and in the center of the footing for foundation walls will be poured in the coming weeks. Water lines have been installed in utility trenches across the property.
Setting Rebar at the Feather River California Temple
The excavations for the Feather River California Temple are being filled with wooden forms and crisscrossing rebar that will contain and reinforce the strong concrete footings for the building. A white vapor barrier has been installed at the end of the temple for the floor slab of the partial basement. At the stake center site, water lines are being backfilled. Watch a video update of the construction progress.
Preparing for Footings for the Feather River California Temple
Excavation continues for the foundations of the Feather River California Temple and the stake center for the Yuba City California Stake. On the rear side of the temple, where the baptistry will be located, forms have been set for concrete footings. Watch an inspirational video that features beautiful drone footage of the temple site and uplifting words from President Gordon B. Hinckley—one of the great temple builders of our time.
Grading the Feather River California Temple Site
Construction of the Feather River California Temple, located in Yuba City, began the week following the weekend groundbreaking for the temple and stake center held on July 18. Grading equipment is building up and leveling the ground according to specifications, and excavation for the foundations is expected to begin shortly. Watch the latest drone video of the construction site.
Ground Broken for the Feather River California Temple
Elder Paul H. Watkins, Area Seventy, presided at a small groundbreaking ceremony on Saturday, July 18, 2020, for the Feather River California Temple. Attendance was limited by COVID-19 social guidelines. In his site dedicatory prayer, Elder Watkins prayed, "As the temple foundation is poured, and the walls are placed, and the roof is formed, let us all revitalize our foundational faith in apostles and prophets with Jesus Christ being our chief cornerstone." A video of the service will be publicly released in the next few days.
Preparing for the Feather River California Temple Groundbreaking
All of the former structures on the site of the Feather River California Temple have been demolished and removed, clearing the way for next weekend's groundbreaking ceremony scheduled for Saturday, July 18, 2020. Yuba City sits at the junction of several major highways, making temple worship more accessible for many members throughout Northern California. The temple will be the most northern in the state.
Drones Capture Stake Center Demolition in Yuba City, California
Local members are taking daily drone footage of the demolition progress on the Yuba City stake center where the Feather River California Temple will be constructed. Just a few walls remain of the church building as seen in the most recent photographs and videos. A formal groundbreaking ceremony for the temple will be held next month on Saturday, July 18, 2020.
Demolition Begins on the Yuba City California Stake Center
Heavy equipment began demolishing the stake center for the Yuba City California Stake today to make way for the Feather River California Temple, a new stake center, and a grounds building. The project was unanimously approved by the City of Yuba City Planning Commission on Wednesday, June 10. Before demolition began, the interior was carefully dismantled under the direction of the stake president, and materials were distributed throughout the community to benefit other churches and organizations. Numerous items were claimed including the wood floor in the gym, the heavy solid wood doors, the pews and pipe organ in the chapel, and even the concrete benches that sat outside the building.
Dismantling of Stake Center Underway in Yuba City, California
The interior of the stake center in Yuba City, California, is currently being dismantled with everything in the building being freely donated to other churches, schools, and organizations across the community. The decades-old meetinghouse will be demolished to make way for the Feather River California Temple and a new stake center to be constructed on the grassy area behind the temple. A formal groundbreaking ceremony will be held in two months on Saturday, July 18.
Feather River California Temple Groundbreaking
On July 18, 2020, Elder Scott D. Whiting of the North America West Area presidency will preside over the groundbreaking ceremony for the Feather River California Temple, located at 1470 Butte House Road in Yuba City. Attendance at the site will be by invitation only. Additional details will be announced through local leaders. The site for the 38,000-square-foot temple will be shared by a new meetinghouse and distribution center.
Rendering, Location Released for Feather River California Temple
An official rendering of the Feather River California Temple has been released, and the location of the temple site has been identified as a 9-acre parcel where the stake center for the Yuba City California Stake is located at 1470 Butte House Road. The existing stake center will be demolished and replaced by the 38,000-square-foot temple, a new stake center, and a distribution center. Additional exterior and interior renderings will be made public at a later date. Project leaders will soon begin work with city officials and will submit public documents in the coming months. No date has been announced for the groundbreaking ceremony.
Feather River California Temple
The name for the temple to be constructed in Yuba City, California, has been changed to Feather River California Temple on the temple list maintained on the official website for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The Development Services Department for Yuba City listed the temple as one of its planning projects for 2019 in a goal-setting presentation made to the City Council. No location for the temple has been officially announced.