The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Oregon
As of January 1, 2012, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons) reported 149,089 members in 36 stakes, 303 congregations (253 wards and 50 branches), three missions, and two temples in Oregon.
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E. Kimbark MacColl's analysis of Portland, Oregon history states "Portland was well endowed with churches, with approximately one for every 600 residents" in the 1890s. In his survey of six leading denominations and all 25 missions, no mention was made of LDS denominations or missions. A chapel was built in Portland in 1929, ready for an open house on February 15–17, 1929. The building "carried the architectural scheme of an old English manor, being constructed of dense lava stone and bricks of the clinker type, and is declared particularly suited to western Oregon climate and surroundings." It included a maternity room and a basement with 14 classrooms. The architect was C. R. Kaufman, and construction had begun on August 1, 1928.
On July 26, 1897, the Northwestern States Mission (headquartered in Portland) was organized to search out Latter Day Saints who had moved to Oregon, Washington, and Montana. On June 10, 1970 its name changed to the Oregon Mission and ultimately the Oregon Portland Mission on June 20, 1974. On July 1, 1990, the Eugene Mission was organized.
|Oregon Eugene Mission||July 1, 1990|
|Oregon Portland Mission||July 26, 1897|
|Oregon Salem Mission||July 2013|
Oregon currently has two temples.
|42. Portland Oregon|
Lake Oswego, Oregon, USA
|79. Medford Oregon|
Central Point, Oregon, US
- Oregon Stakes.LDS Stake & Ward Web Sites. List of Stakes in Oregon.
- LDS Meetinghouse Locator.Nearby Congregations (Wards and Branches).
- LDS Newsroom (Statistical Information)
- MacColl, E. Kimbark (November 1976). The Shaping of a City: Business and politics in Portland, Oregon 1885 to 1915. Portland, Oregon: The Georgian Press Company. pp. 178–179. OCLC 2645815.
- "New Chapel Soon Ready". The Oregonian. 1929-02-10.
- LDS Newsroom (Oregon), current membership statistics
- Deseret News 2010 Church Almanac, includes brief history of the LDS Church in Oregon.