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Saturday, August 27, 2011

New Visitor Hours and Need Authors!!

Thanks to Mary Jane McGrath, we have the new hours for the Visitor Center at the temple construction site. They follow:

New hours for the Gilbert Temple Visitors Area--
Monday 8 am – 8 pm
Tuesday 8 am – 8 pm
Wednesday 8 am – 8 pm
Thursday 8 am – 4 pm
Friday 8 am – 3 pm
Saturday by appointment
Sunday (2nd & 4th of month)
2 pm – 6 pm
Other times available by appointment 480-988-5499

Also, we are looking for more authors with this temple blog. If you live near by the temple and are good at gathering photos/information, please contact me at kathysblog(at)gmail(dot)com. We'd love to have more updates and information!!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Temple Visitor Information

Well, if you live close to the temple and your children have started back to school, then let me just tell you, "I understand."

Construction in the area has been crazy, to say the least. With the town widening Greenfield and whatever else they are doing, plan on 10 -15 extra minutes to get places during high traffic times.

But construction means progress, so I wait and don't complain. Its so exciting to see all that is going on that I really don't mind -- unless I am late. Then maybe I get a little stressed. :-)

Don't forget about the new visitor trailer that has been set up.

Mary Jane McGrath made a recent visit and gives us some good information:

This weeks hours are M-F 8-4. Starting next week 8/22, hours will be M-F 1-8, and every other Sunday 1-8. Phone number for questions or scheduling is 480-988-5499. It was really cool to see the floorplan and interiors! Lots of good info and they were very helpful.
It was really exciting to find out more about it! It is going to be so beautiful. I really like the colors and design inside. It is designed very well and will be efficient. The exterior should be done by the end of this year, then all next year will be to complete the interior. Dedication is projected for sometime during the first quarter of 2013.

Be sure to take pictures of your visit and send them on over.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Latest Construction Progress

Photos Provided by the Construction Department at the site of the Gilbert Temple.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Visitor Viewing & Display Area OPEN

If you haven't already heard the fantastic news... read below!

There is now a visitor viewing and display area open for use. There is an area on site, next to the construction office, where visitors can safely view and take pictures of the temple progress.  A display area inside the trailer with colored renderings of the temple, elevations, material displays, videos, and other Church and temple related items.   Church Service Missionary couples will on site and are available to speak with visitors. They will provide additional information about the temple, why The Church of Jesus Christ of Lattter-day Saints builds temples, and some fun facts specific to the Gilbert temple.   This visitor area is open to all people, members of the Church and those of other faiths. This is a great way to get to know more about the Gilbert Temple and feel the spirit that is behind it's construction.