Feather River Temple Groundbreaking Takes Place

Feather River Temple Groundbreaking Takes Place

A small groundbreaking ceremony for the Feather River California Temple was held on Saturday, July 18, 2020. Elder Paul H. Watkins, an Area Seventy, presided at the ceremony and offered the dedicatory prayer. It was a small gathering due to COVID-19 restrictions, but still a very important one.

In the dedicatory prayer, Elder Watkins prayed, “for the surrounding community that they will see and know that this temple is a blessing to them.” Elder Watkins asked for a blessing, stating that “ancestors of those who are not… members… in this area will have an increased influence upon their families here on earth.”

“As the temple foundation is poured, and the walls are placed, and the roof is formed, let us all revitalize our foundational faith in apostles and prophets with Jesus Christ being our chief cornerstone,” prayed Elder Watkins.

The Feather River Temple was announced by President Nelson during the October 2018 General Conference. The temple will be 38,000 square feet and built at 1470 Butte House Road in Yuba City, California. It will be the eighth temple in California, following the Fresno, Los Angeles, Newport Beach, Oakland, Redlands, Sacramento and San Diego Temples.

A video of the entire groundbreaking ceremony is available to watch, which you can view below.

We’re so excited that we can finally start seeing the progress being made on the construction of this beautiful temple! We’ll be posting construction updates all along the way, so be sure to check back. It will be a blessed time for the Latter-day Saints in the area of the new temple!

Below is the video of the event, plus the artist rendering of the future temple, as well as a couple recent pictures of the construction site.