The view from the East side of the new church building.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will host an open house June 17 from 4-6 p.m. to celebrate the completion of its new church building in Kingwood. The community is invited to attend this free event.
“Building this house of worship has been an ongoing project for the past three years,” said Lars Nielson, the Kingwood Stake president. He explained that the church has not built a building in the Kingwood area for about three decades, but membership growth is now requiring it.
Congregations of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are divided geographically into stakes, which are presided over by a stake president. The Kingwood stake is further divided into eight wards and two smaller congregations (called branches). The Kingwood Stake has more than 4,000 members in the Kingwood, Atascocita, Cleveland and Livingston areas.
“Our buildings are a place to worship The Redeemer of all mankind, Jesus Christ; this building will bear his name. It will be a place for congregations to partake of the emblems of the sacrament each Sunday and meet for activities during the week,” said Nielson. Church members use meetinghouses like this to worship; learn gospel truths; perform sacred ordinances; socialize, perform and enjoy music, dance, drama and sports activities; and improve themselves, according to lds.org.
Randy Beaman, chairman of the open house committee, is excited for the opportunity the open house will provide the public to “learn more about the church, its programs and how Latter-day Saints worship.”
All ages are welcome at the open house at the new church building located at 22110 Northpark Drive.