The public is invited to visit the newly completed Indianapolis Indiana Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
A free public open house will held Friday, July 17, through Saturday, August 8, 2015, and run every day except Sundays, July 19 and 26 and August 2. Reservations for the open house can be made by visiting www.templeopenhouse.lds.org or by calling 1-855-537-2000.
The cultural celebration will be held Saturday, August 22, and the temple will be dedicated in three sessions on Sunday, August 23.
The cultural celebration, featuring music and dance by the youth of the Church, will be held at the Michael Carroll Track & Field Stadium on the campus of Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis. Attendance at the cultural celebration is by invitation only, but media are invited to attend.
Dedicatory services will be broadcast at 9:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. EDT to meetinghouses in the temple district. The three-hour block of meetings on August 23 will be cancelled so that Latter-day Saints can participate in the sessions.
The temple was announced by President Thomas S. Monson in October 2010, and ground was broken to begin construction September 29, 2012.
The temple will serve approximately 30,000 Mormons in Indianapolis, South Bend, Lafayette, Muncie Fort Wayne, Bloomington and Champaign, Illinois.
The temple is located in the city of Carmel, Indiana, on the southwest corner of the intersection ofW116th and Spring Mill Road.
Latter-day Saint temples differ from the meetinghouses or chapels where members meet for Sunday worship services. Temples are considered “houses of the Lord” where Christ’s teachings are reaffirmed through marriage, baptism and other ordinances that unite families for eternity. Inside the temple, members learn more about the purpose of life and make covenants to serve God and their fellow man.