The Ashburn VA Stake of the LDS Church is made up of over 5,000 members divided into 9 wards. This is not an official site of the LDS Church.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in DC, MD, and VA
We are excited to announce that the Washington DC Latter-day Saint Temple will be hosting its 42nd annual, DRIVE-THRU ONLY Festival of Lights this Christmas season! Temple grounds will glow with over 400,000 lights, December 11th through December 28th, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. nightly. Visitors will be invited to view the lights from the comfort, and safety, of their cars. Like the Christmas season, the temple reminds us that service to our fellow beings is the best way to demonstrate our love of God and #LightTheWorld, even in times of struggle or strife. We hope this decades-old, beloved tradition serves as a gift of friendship and peace to our neighbors and friends. We look forward to welcoming everyone to the Temple Open House in 2021 once dates are announced! Visit dctemple.org and lighttheworld.org to learn more. #DCTempleLights
Here is a quick look at our calendar for Light the World 2020!
Service opportunities and more to bring light into our lives as we prepare to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ in Christmas.
Text LIGHT to 71234 to get daily reminders from the light the world calendar!
Let’s start Light the World with Giving Tuesday!
Use JustServe.org to find a service opportunity near you!
Examples in Loudoun:
Help sort donations at Hopes Treasures.
Donate building supplies to Loudoun Habitat for Humanity.
Teach and tutor English with Loudoun Literacy Council.
Volunteer and donate diapers to Burnett & Williams Ampersand Pantry Project.
Many more projects and opportunities to serve your community are at JustServe.org. Register and get serving today!
It’s Giving Tuesday and the start Light the World 2020! Now more than ever we need light in our life to guide us through these challenging times.
Text LIGHT to 71234 to get notifications each day for service ideas and family activities to Light the World day by day.
Also, use JustServe.org to find service opportunities in your area! #justserve
Giving Tuesday is just 2 days away and a kick off for our Light The World campaign!! What have you and your family planned to give back to your community?
Use the JustServe app to connect with local organizations to volunteer safely and meet their specific needs.
Local examples of needed service:
Host a Food Drive for Loudoun Hunger Relief.
Donate Pandemic Supplies to Inova Loudoun Hospital.
Write Letter of Hope and Support for Letters Against Depression.
Use the Just Serve website or download the JustServe app to get serving today.
“And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.”
justserve.org Just Serve in your community. Find projects in your area on Justserve.org.
“We’re grateful for the family bonds, spanning generations, that are forged at the temple.”
“I am thankful for the temple because it is where I can go to learn more about my Savior Jesus Christ and our loving Heavenly Father. I love learning that there is not only hope but a chance my family can be together forever. What a wonderful gift.”
#thankfulforthetemple #givethanks #dctemple
“I am thankful for the temple because it fills me with peace and hope.”
#thankfulforthetemple #givethanks #seattle
“I’m thankful for the temple because it’s a place where I can find peace and clarity for my life.”
“We are thankful for the temple because it gives us perspective.”
“I am thankful for the temple because my family can be together forever.”
#thankfulforthetemple #givethanks #dctemple #sacredspaces
“I am thankful for the temple because my family is blessed by the ordinances found within its walls.”
Here’s a link to rewatch President Russell M. Nelson’s special message of healing and peace to the World!
The World was reminded to #GiveThanks and asked to do so by posting what you’re thankful for to social media each day for a week. We were also asked to pray each night and remember to include gratefulness for the blessings we receive each day from our Heavenly Father.
What are you most thankful for?
“Gratitude provides us with a greater perspective on the very purpose and joy of life.”In his 96 years of life, President Russell M. Nelson of The Church of...
30 minutes until President Russell M. Nelson’s message to the world. Click his name in this post to view his message at 1pm eastern time.
I'm thankful for the temple because it is a place of peace and beauty. It gives me joy to visit with my family, and we feel closer to each other and to God when we go. #ThankfulfortheTemple #dctemple #sacredspaces
The prophet and president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Russel M. Nelson, will share a special video message with the world tomorrow, Friday, November 20 at 1pm eastern time.
The message will be available from President Russell M. Nelson’s page.
President Russell M. Nelson, prophet and president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, will share a special video message with the world on November 20, 2020, at 11 a.m. MST. This 11-minute video will focus on ways we can find #hope and #healing through Jesus Christ during this time of significant global fracture and instability. It will be published on President Nelson’s social media accounts (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter), on ChurchofJesusChrist.org and on The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’s main YouTube channel in 31 languages. We invite everyone to join!
“I am grateful for the temple because the feeling of peace and hope it brings to my life.”
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“I am thankful for the Temple because of the peace, perspective, and hope that emanates from this sacred space.”
#Thankfulforthetemple #dctemple #sacredspaces
“I’m thankful for the temple because it allows me to step out of the world for a couple hours and feel an out pouring of the spirit of the Lord!”
#ThankfulfortheTemple #DCTemple #SacredSpaces
Lighttheworld.org is live today! Many wonderful virtual events and service opportunities for you and your family, friends and neighbors to enjoy while we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ are coming in just two weeks!
Help us begin to Light The World this holiday season.
comeuntochrist.org This Christmas season, help us #LightTheWorld by thinking of someone you can serve each day—following the example of Jesus Christ.
Stay tuned for messages of gratitude for these sacred temples from members from our stake the rest of November!
We look forward to the Washington DC temple reopening soon and invite everyone to share why they’re thankful for the temple.
“People who love the temple came together from around the MD, VA, and DC region to take a moment and reflect on why they are #ThankfulfortheTemple. While the DC Temple remains (temporarily) closed, these people’s portraits remind us of the special role that this sacred space plays in our lives. We invite everyone to share why they are #ThankfulfortheTemple this Thanksgiving season, and follow along with @washingtonDCtemple to see the portraits and messages shared! #DCTemple #SacredSpaces
Honor to the soldier and sailor everywhere, who bravely bears his country’s cause. Honor, also, to the citizen who cares for his brother in the field and serves, as he best can, the same cause.
To those in uniform serving today and to those who have served in the past, we honor you today and every day.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in DC, MD, and VA
Yesterday, Michael Brady, President of the Baltimore Maryland Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, presented the title to a 20’ long, Freightliner Refrigerated Box Truck at the Langston Hughes Community, Business and Resource Center. This gift was donated “as a tribute to the legacy of George Mitchell [LHC’s founder] and out of a shared love and devotion to the precious lives being served by the Langston Hughes Community Center,” said Brady. The truck will be stocked with food, thus making its first official drive one that immediately benefits the surrounding community. Photography by Hillary Martell Photography #interfaith #service #communityoutreach
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in DC, MD, and VA
Read what Amy Stratford Barker from the Alexandria 1st Ward had to say about her #DayToServe experience: “Thank you to everyone who helped with the food drive on Saturday! Your generosity amazes me. We gave the donations to the Grace Episcopal church food pantry, where they distribute the food to families in Arlandria. Thank you. You helped a lot of people this week."
We want to see how you and your family and friends are participating in #DayToServe. Use the hashtag and join us! For more information, visit https://buff.ly/2nYWAQx.
Virtual Community Service Fair
All are welcome to participate in any of these 12 Service Opportunities.
The Ashburn Stake Relief Society has coordinated a community wide opportunity to service your neighbors and local nonprofits. Some of the organizations involved include: Inova, Loudoun Hunger Relief, Mobile Hope, Catholic Charities, and Project Linus.
Info on how to get involved or contact a service coordinator is below.
We’re stronger as we stand united to serve our fellow neighbors. Join us in spreading hope to our communities.
Watch as President Russell M. Nelson shares a message of comfort and caution as the Church looks forward amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
“I love you, dear brothers and sisters, and assure you that wonderful days are ahead.”
Join us in a worldwide fast today, April 10!
President Russell M. Nelson introduced “The Restoration of the Fulness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ: A Bicentennial Proclamation to the World” at #GeneralConference this morning.
“We felt impressed to establish a monument of words—words of solemn and sacred proclamation—written not to be carved in tables of stone, but in words that could be etched in the fleshy tables of all human hearts.”
Watch as President Nelson shares the proclamation from the Sacred Grove in Palmyra, New York—the site where God the Father and Jesus Christ appeared to Joseph Smith. #HearHim"
Join us in worldwide fast and prayer for the emotional, physical and economic wellbeing of the people around the world affected by COVID-19. #unity #dcworship #sacredspaces
newsroom.churchofjesuschrist.org The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints sent the following letter about temple closures on March 25, 2020, to Latter-day Saints everywhere.
My dear friends, our Heavenly Father and His Son Jesus Christ know us, love us, and are watching over us. Of that we can be certain.
These unique challenges will pass in due time. I remain optimistic for the future. I know the great and marvelous blessings that God has in store for those who love Him and serve Him. I see evidence of His hand in this holy work in so many ways.
So, during these uncertain times, be comforted by this promise from the Savior. He said, “I the Lord am bound when ye do what I say.” I promise you that joy is always within the reach of everyone who will hear Him and obey His laws.
I love you. I pray for you. And I promise that you will receive comfort and peace as you continue to hear Him.
newsroom.churchofjesuschrist.org The First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints sent the following letter March to Church members worldwide.
Open House Dates Announced!
“The rededication of the temple will be held on Sunday, December 13, 2020, in three sessions. Prior to the rededication, a public open house will be held from September 24 through October 31 (except for September 27, October 3-4, 11, 18 and 25). Additional details will be available at a future date,”
newsroom.churchofjesuschrist.org The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints released information regarding an open house, youth devotional and rededication for the soon-to-be-completed renovation of the Washington D.C. Temple.
UPDATE! Open House Dates Announced:
Special Announcement! Upcoming Washington DC Temple Open House dates will be announced this Thursday, February 27th. Stay tuned to find out more and prepare to Come and See. The open house will be open to the public for guided tours.
Some of our members have been visiting places of worship in our area highlighting the #SacredSpaces among us. Faith is what unites us.
Agape UMC, Purcellville, VA. Reverend Alphonso Irving, Pastor. “A beautiful space that was established in the 1940’s and is still filled with a spirit of peace and love.” -Leland Phipps
We are the Young Adults of Capital Community Church in Ashburn, Virginia. Follow us: twitter - @gatheringccc instagram - @thegathering_ccc
Balavikas is a civic, social and educational organization continuously in operation ever since it was established in 1989. It is a IRS recognized 501 c(3)
Ordinary People Serving Our Extraordinary God. Sunday Worship: 10AM at The Zoe Center, 44675 Cape Ct, Bldg 130, Ashburn, VA 20147
Come and see the Biblical world come to life...an encounter with Christ Jesus like no other.
The Lighthouse Church is a One New Man, Hebraic and prophetic rooted five-fold ministry church serving the greater Washington DC area. Mission: Discover, Develop, and Deploy ...to the nations.
Our desire is that everyone - whether they enter our doors or not - would discover the sacredness of their own story, celebrate their spirituality, and fully enjoy an everyday life with God.
CKids is the children's ministry of Community Church in Ashburn, Va. The CKids page is a place for parents to leverage the lessons being taught on Sundays and to stay informed on all things CKids!
An Unbelievable Summer Day Camp for grades Kindergarten through 9th!
BCC is a church that seeks to find God's insights into the challenges that we face today. You will find a friendly group of people who believe that Christianity holds the insights to these challenges.
Worship Location: 44190 Waxpool Road Suite 152 Ashburn, VA 20147
Outreach ministry that supports pregnant women in the Greater Northern VA area. Call our helpline at 1-866-444-3553 for more info and free, confidential assistance. Go online: h4pw.org Also, see https://www.facebook.com/HelpforPregnantWomen/