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Atlanta Georgia Temple

Latest News

Following is a collection of news items that have appeared on the News page for the Atlanta Georgia Temple. To share your latest news for the temple, please send an e-mail.

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April 30, 2011

Atlanta Georgia Temple Rededicated This Weekend
The Atlanta Georgia Temple will be rededicated in two sessions this Sunday, May 1, with a youth cultural celebration held the evening before featuring 2,700 youth performing Southern Lights at the Atlanta Civic Center.

April 7, 2011

Public to Tour Atlanta Temple
The public open house for the Atlanta Georgia Temple begins this Saturday, April 9, and continues through Saturday, April 23, excluding Sundays. Tours are available Mondays, 8am–5pm; and Tuesdays–Saturdays, 8am–8pm. Tickets are free but required. Please visit lds.org/reservations.

March 21, 2011

Open House Tickets Now Available for Atlanta Temple
Free tickets are now available for the Atlanta Georgia Temple open house, held Saturday, April 9, through Saturday, April 23, excluding Sundays and Monday evenings. Please make your reservation at lds.org/reservations or call 1-866-537-8457 or 801–570–0080.

March 14, 2011

Free Tickets for Atlanta Georgia Temple Open House Available Monday, March 21
Beginning Monday, March 21, free reservations will be taken for the Atlanta Georgia Temple Open House at lds.org/reservations or through the Reservation Center at 1-866-537-8457.

February 10, 2011

Exterior Floodlighting Illuminates the Atlanta Georgia Temple
The Atlanta Georgia Temple is once again a "light on a hill" with the return of exterior floodlighting, which illuminates the temple each night. The general public is invited to tour the temple at an open house this April. The temple will then be formally rededicated on May 1.

January 28, 2011

Atlanta Temple Rededication
The First Presidency has announced the open house and rededication dates for the Atlanta Georgia Temple. The temple opens to the public from Saturday, April 9, through Saturday, April 23, 2011 (excluding Sundays). The temple will be rededicated in two sessions on Sunday, May 1.

January 9, 2011

A White Christmas in Atlanta, Georgia
Christmas day created an ususual sight at the Atlanta temple in the form of a blanket of snow. The rededication dates for the temple are expected to be announced shortly.

October 17, 2010

New Green Grass Surrounds the Atlanta Georgia Temple
Work moves forward at the Atlanta Georgia Temple where beautiful grass has been laid. At the rear of the temple, progress is being made on the new parking lot. The interior of the temple has been completely rebuilt and the exterior refurbished. It will open to the public for tours early next year.

September 13, 2010

Landscaping Advances at the Atlanta Georgia Temple
At the Atlanta Georgia Temple, crews have painted the beautiful new planters in front of the temple a brilliant white, matching the pristine exterior of the temple. Numerous plants have been added, and at the rear of the temple, work progresses on new gardens and a new parking lot.

July 19, 2010

More Progress at the Atlanta Georgia Temple
New trees and shrubs have been planted at the Atlanta Georgia Temple grounds, and stained glass has been installed over the main entrance of the building. The completely renovated temple is expected to reopen early next year. Prior to the rededication, the temple will open to the public.

May 13, 2010

Atlanta Georgia Temple Renovation Captured on Video
Feel the spirit and serenity of the Atlanta Georgia Temple in this recently posted video presentation. Renovations are underway to beautify and modernize the temple, which will open to the public for an open house period prior to rededication—expected to occur late this year.

May 8, 2010

Atlanta Georgia Temple Receives New Flowerbeds
As part of the Atlanta Georgia Temple renovation, a collection of symmetrical flowerbeds have been poured as a new focal point to the grounds. The structures will also help retain the ground of the steep hillside upon which the temple stands.

March 4, 2010

Moroni Resumes His Position Atop the Atlanta Georgia Temple
The Atlanta Georgia Temple has been closed since July 1, 2009, for a complete remodel of the interior and relandscaping of the grounds. Progress on restoring the building was evident recently when the angel Moroni statue was replaced atop the spire. Construction is expected to continue for most of the year.

January 30, 2010

Atlanta Georgia Temple—Halfway Into Renovation
The Atlanta Georgia Temple is currently a shell of its former self as renovation nears the halfway point. The interior has been gutted, the angel Moroni and stained glass removed, and landscaping torn out. The temple closed on July 1, 2009, and is expected to reopen in the latter half of 2010.

June 29, 2009

Temple in Atlanta, Georgia Closes for 18-Month Remodel
The Atlanta Georgia Temple is now closed for an 18-month remodel of the interior. Georgia's only temple was originally dedicated 26 years ago on June 1, 1983. Members of the temple district will attend temples located in neighboring states.

March 19, 2009

Atlanta Temple to be Renovated
The Atlanta Georgia Temple will close later this year for a complete remodel of the interior. Although a closure date has not been determined, the temple will remain open at least through June 2009. In recent years, the temple landscaping was completely redone.

"I promise you that, with increased attendance in the temples of our God, you shall receive increased personal revelation to bless your life as you bless those who have died."
—Ezra Taft Benson

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