Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Jamaica area thought they’d never get their own building, but their prayers have been answered.
A groundbreaking ceremony for the opening of the new meeting house is set to take place at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 27 at 89-58 163rd Street, in Jamaica.
Conveniently located near major bus and train transportation, the new facility will help meet the needs of the growing Church membership in the area, which has a membership of over 800, comprised of English, Spanish, and French speaking people.
“There was dream that someday the church would have its own building,” said David Duffy, Stake President of the Church in the Queens area, sometimes abbreviated “LDS” and also know as the Mormon Church.
“At first the church was only approved for a limited number of floors, and then by some miracle the complete building plan was approved. Having a new building in Jamaica is a dream come true,” he said
The Latter-day Saint meetinghouses provide a place where members can renew promises and commitments to God and engage in worship. In addition, the new meetinghouse will serve as a location for other spiritual and social activities for members as well.