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New LDS chapel built as Mormon population grows in Newark, N.J.

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  • Say No to BO Mapleton, UT
    Sept. 11, 2013 1:52 p.m.

    Wow! Some chapel.
    35,000 square feet and a steeple on top of a three story facade.
    It would seem the Church is trying to make a statement here without building another temple.
    What gives?

  • Ernest T. Bass Bountiful, UT
    Sept. 11, 2013 3:22 p.m.

    This should bring tons of converts!

  • Alex 1 Tucson, AZ
    Sept. 11, 2013 4:31 p.m.

    I served my mission in New Jersey a few decades ago when the saints in Newark met on one of the floors of an office building in the Ironbound sector of Newark. I am happy that the saints in that area are increasing in strength and numbers enough to warrant a new building. It is a very tough area to live in. The saints who stick to the gospel there are as faithful as they come. I'm happy for them.

  • Mike Johnson Stafford, VA
    Sept. 11, 2013 9:42 p.m.

    >>>Two Mormon congregations were founded 175 years ago in Monmouth County, and today there are now five chapels in New Jersey with 32,744 members.

    I count 47 meetinghouses in New Jersey and not 5. Also 61 congregations (37 wards and 24 branches) organized in 5 stakes and 1 district.