We Believe: Visitors Welcome

May 14, 2009 by

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On every Mormon (or Latter-Day Saint) church in the world there is a sign. The sign introduces you to the true name of our church. We belong to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. But below that name  is a simple and powerful message.

Visitors Welcome

Visitors are truly welcome to visit our churches anytime services are being held. There are meetings on Sundays, and activities often held at different times during the week.

Once entering our meeting houses, you’ll note that we there are many rooms. One of the rooms is our chapel (the large room where Sacrament meeting is held), many others are classrooms for midweek and Sunday instruction. Some buildings have large halls for basketball, stage productions, or social gatherings.

Soon after entering one of our meeting houses a person may introduce themselves to you. “Hi my name is ____, how can I help you?” Don’t be afraid to ask questions. We like to help where we can.

You may ask when the next services begin. Or you may ask if you can get some brochures about our church or a Book of Mormon. If they do not have information ready for you immediately, someone will make sure you get the information you need. Or, you may just want to quietly observe what happens, and that is okay, too.

meetinglocatormap1If you want to know where the closest Latter-Day Saint church building is to you, you can use the Meetinghouse Locator function on www.lds.org.  Simply enter your address, wherever you are in the world, and the meeting house locator will tell you the closest building and service times.

Here at mormonwoman.org we want you to know that visitors are always welcome here as well.

Thank you for visiting!

To find out more about what you might expect at Sunday meetings, see one of the following three links:

Mormon Meetings
What to Expect…
What to Expect at Sunday Meetings

Or watch Attending a Mormon Church Service (video created by a couple of our readers)

P.S. Will Church members who are reading this please send us pictures of “Visitor Welcome” signs from around the world and in multiple languages? We would like to make a collage and post it on our site at a later date.

1 Comment

  1. Janelle

    I liked this post because I love how I feel when I’m at church. I feel as comfortable inside the church building as I do in my own home.

    Just like the picture above, my building is made out of those bricks you see behind the sign. Many of the churches near me were built by the members. When I walk down the halls inside my church I like to let my fingers brush along the bricks and I think about my friends and family that have built or attend this house of worship. And it makes me happy.

    But when away from home, I feel just as good visiting another Church building as I do my own. Sometimes, on vacations to Puerto Vallarta Mexico we’ll go to church there. The members always greet us with big smiles. My husband especially loves these meetings because he speaks spanish. I do not. Even though I do not understand what is being taught with my ears and mind, my heart still feels the same welcoming spirit.

    Visitors Welcome indeed.

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