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May Updates Announced for Temple Reopenings

On May 3, 2021, the Lisbon Portugal Temple will begin Phase 2 of reopening, and the Curitiba Brazil Temple will unpause and resume Phase 2. The Boston Massachusetts Temple is currently undergoing maintenance and will reopen in Phase 2 on June 1. On May 10, temples in 27 locations will begin Phase 2-B in North America and Asia, and the following three temples will begin Phase 3: the Kansas City Missouri Temple, the London England Temple, and the Preston England Temple. The Halifax Nova Scotia Temple and Suva Fiji Temple will pause operations this week.

Submissions Sought for Kansas City Missouri Temple Book

Be a part of the 5th Anniversary Edition of the Kansas City Missouri Temple Book. Organizers are in need of stories, pictures, artwork, and more to help make the latest version of the book great. The submission deadline is August 1, 2017, so only a few weeks remain. Obtain more information at kctemplebook.net.

New Book Celebrates the Kansas City Missouri Temple

Created under the direction of the area leadership, a new 150-page not-for-profit book presents "stunning professional photographs and heart-felt stories surrounding the history, building and events of the Kansas City Missouri Temple." Orders must be received by June 25 at kansascitytemplebook.net.

Open House Concludes for Kansas City Missouri Temple

The final public tours of the interior of the Kansas City Missouri Temple were held on Saturday, April 28. The temple will now be prepared for its formal dedication on May 6, which will make it the 137th operating temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Thousands to Tour New Kansas City Missouri Temple

Public tours of the Kansas City Missouri Temple began this weekend and continue through Saturday, April 28 (excluding Sundays and Monday evenings). All are invited to attend a free tour by making reservations at templeopenhouse.lds.org.

Kansas City Temple Open House Extended One Week

The open house of the Kansas City Missouri Temple has been extended one week to meet the high demand for free open house tickets. Tours begin this Saturday, April 7, and continue through Saturday, April 28. Please use the online reservation system to reserve a tour time.

New Video Invites Public to Kansas City Temple Open House

Reservations for the Kansas City Missouri Temple open house are now being accepted. A new video produced by the Church and posted on YouTube invites the public to participate.

Kansas City Open House Tickets Now Available

Furnishings have been delivered to the Kansas City Missouri Temple in preparation for the opening events including a two-week public open house in April. Free open house reservations are now available via the Church's online reservation system or by calling 1-866-537-8457.

Second Annual Kansas City Temple Run Set for May

Just two weeks after the dedication of the Kansas City Missouri Temple, the second annual Kansas City Temple Run will be held on Saturday, May 19. This year's run is a free event benefiting In as Much Ministries, a local charity that provides food and other necessities to the less fortunate.

Release Date for Kansas City Open House Tickets

Beginning, Monday, March 12, free reservations will be taken for tours of the Kansas City Missouri Temple held April 7–21, 2012. A link to the online reservation system will be provided on this site and on kansascitymormontemple.org.

Final Weeks of Construction for Kansas City Missouri Temple

The construction team for the Kansas City Missouri Temple is expected to wrap up its activities by the end of the month, giving the Church an opportunity to perform its final review and approval, cleaning, and official photographs before the temple opens its door to the public April 7–21, 2012.

New Exterior Lighting System at Kansas City Missouri Temple

Black silhouettes of the Kansas City Missouri Temple have been replaced by images of a softly lit House of the Lord in the most recently submitted photographs of the temple. Installation of the new lighting is still underway. The public is invited to tour the temple for free during a public open house April 7–21, 2012.

Opening Dates Announced for Kansas City Missouri Temple

The Kansas City Missouri Temple will open to the public for free tours from Saturday, April 7, through Saturday, April 21, excluding Sundays. The temple will be formally dedicated on Sunday, May 6, 2012, in three sessions. A cultural celebration of music and dance will be held the evening before the dedication.

Kansas City Missouri Temple Progress

The Kansas City Missouri Temple is anticipated to be turned over to the Church by early spring for its final review, cleaning, photographing, and approval process. The temple is expected to be dedicated and in operation by mid-summer 2012.

Looking Through the Window of the new Liberty Missouri Stake Center

An open house for the new Liberty Missouri Stake Center, located at the site of the Kansas City Missouri Temple, was held over the weekend in conjunction with stake conference. A wonderful feature of the new building is a view of the temple from a window in the chapel, allowing members to literally keep their eyes on the temple. No open house or dedication dates have been announced for the temple, but completion is expected next spring.

More Progress at the Kansas City Missouri Temple

Stunning photographs on this Temple Chaser blog post illustrate the progress of the Kansas City Missouri Temple including fencing, landscaping, stained glass windows, exterior lighting, and sheetrock. The opening events for Missouri's second temple are anticipated to occur next spring.

Kansas City Temple Update

Construction advances on the Kansas City Temple where the main windows have been installed, more curbing and walkways have been added, and fence installation continues. The adjacent Liberty Missouri Stake Center will begin service on November 13.

Reflecting on the Kansas City Temple

This stunning photograph captures in the morning dew the silhouette of the Kansas City Missouri Temple, which now has most of its art glass windows installed. "Let thy bowels also be full of charity towards all men, and to the household of faith, and let virtue garnish thy thoughts unceasingly; then shall thy confidence wax strong in the presence of God; and the doctrine of the priesthood shall distil upon thy soul as the dews from heaven" (Doctrine & Covenants 121:45).

Sun Sets on Another Hot Day in Kansas City, Missouri

It has been a summer of record-breaking heat in Kansas City, but that hasn't stopped construction of the beautiful Kansas City Missouri Temple complex. Construction has begun on a house directly across the street from the temple for a temple president residence.

Kansas City Missouri Temple Windows

Beautiful art glass windows continue to be installed at the Kansas City Missouri Temple including the recent addition of the windows located beneath the western spire. Work progresses steadily on the interior of the temple.

Spring Blossoms Abound at Kansas City Temple

Beautiful spring blossoms decorate the land surrounding the Kansas City Missouri Temple where work continues on both the temple and the adjoining stake center. The 20,000-square-foot meetinghouse features an open-air wedding reception area.

Kansas City Temple—One Year After Groundbreaking

What a difference a year can make! Since ground was broken for the Kansas City Missouri Temple on May 8, 2010, a beautiful House of the Lord now stands on the once bare ground. Follow this link to read a blog post commemorating the groundbreaking.

First Annual Kansas City Temple Run Is Huge Success

"Temple Chasing" became quite literal this weekend as hundreds descended on the Kansas City temple grounds to join in the enormously successful 1st Annunal Kansas City Temple Run—cleverly documented in a photographed letter to Moroni by Temple Chaser Valerie Anderson.

Monument Sign Installed for Kansas City Missouri Temple

A new addition has been installed at the Kansas City Missouri Temple: a beautiful white monument sign, designating the name of the Church, the name of the temple, and its address on Searcy Creek Parkway. Work is focused on the interior of the temple, which is expected to open next year.

Angel Moroni Placed Atop the Kansas City Missouri Temple

On March 24, 2011, the gold-leafed statue of the angel Moroni assumed its position atop the eastern spire of the Kansas City Missouri Temple. Crowds gathered for the event and let out a cheer once the statue was put into place. Follow this link to view a 5½-minute video of the raising.

Western Spire of Kansas City Missouri Temple Receives Finial

On March 23, 2011, a finial was placed atop the recently installed western spire of the Kansas City Missouri Temple. The two spires and golf-leafed statue of the angel Moroni arrived at the site by truck on the evening of March 20. Installation of the angel Moroni is pending.

Kansas City Missouri Temple Receives Final Panels

This week the last of the exterior panels for the western tower of the Kansas City Missouri Temple were installed. The temple now lacks only its pyramidal spires to arrive at its final form. Earlier this month, a lone stained glass window was installed on the south side of the temple.

First Annual Kansas City Temple Run Slated for April 30

The Kansas City Missouri Temple site will be the start and finish of the First Annual Kansas City Temple Run this coming April. The 5K run/walk is open to all ages, and prizes will be awarded. Exterior panel placement is nearing completion on the west side of the beautiful new temple.

Cladding the Eastern Tower of the Kansas City Temple

A beautiful windowed section of exterior paneling has been attached to the eastern tower of the Kansas City Missouri Temple, leaving only the installation of the pyramidal spire and angel Moroni to bring the temple to its full height. Construction of the edifice is advancing rapidly.

Construction Advancements at the Kansas City Missouri Temple

Exterior panels have now been attached to the east, north, and south sides of the Kansas City Missouri Temple including around the base of the east tower. Work progresses on the adjacent meetinghouse, which will serve congregations in the area for Sunday worship.