You will walk with a Sheppard Guide; following the star of Bethlehem and visit seven scenes that tell the story of Jesus’ birth. Outside scenes so please dress accordingly. Our gift to your family – no charge. Parking is free and the event is handicapped accessible. Following the tour there will be refreshments, music and children’s crafts in the Family Life Center.
Directions: Rt. 724 WEST from Coventry Mall to LEFT @ Light (Laurelwood Rd.) to Church on LEFT● Route 422 to SOUTH Rt. 100; ● OR ● Route 23 to NORTH Rt. 100; then turn WEST at Cedarville Rd. light ½ mile to Church on right.
Mayor Nutter announced the construction of a new Mormon Temple at 1701 Vine Street in Philadelphia this afternoon. The temple will be about a block north of the Cathedral of Saints Peter & Paul, on the other side of the Vine Street Expressway. The site is currently a parking lot. The temple will feature two 200-feet tall spires and be approximately 40,000 – 50,000 square feet.
The temple will be the church’s third high-rise temple and the first Mormon Temple in Pennsylvania. There are about 48,000 Mormons in Pennsylvania.
The church expects 400,000 annual visitors to the center-city temple which the city feels is significant. City officials are pleased the new temple will be built in Philadelphia, and not a suburb.