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Temple News


Sunday, November 17, 2019

Dear Berkeley Temple Members,

The temple held a meeting during the 11:00 am service today with Brother Jayananda from Mother Center via Zoom.

Brother encouraged everyone to consider aspects of the possible new site in Walnut Creek not for ourselves but for the future 
of Master’s work in Northern California.

Location Visit

Brother and the search committee are working closely with our realtor on setting up a time this coming Saturday, November 23, for a visit to the Walnut Creek site.

This visit will take the place of the pre-scheduled Temple Thanksgiving Retreat. The time of the visit will be announced as soon as details are worked out.

In the meanwhile we are reminded not to walk on the church grounds or make inquires with anyone on the church grounds. The church has two pre-schools which are in session during the weekdays and must not be disturbed.


The slideshow of the Walnut Creek site which was shown at temple today is available by clicking here.

Everyone is strongly encouraged to attend the upcoming Saturday visit as we will voting during the Sunday Service on November 24.

Notices will be posted on our website and in the Temple Newsletter which will be mailed when updates are complete.

In Master’s Service  
Temple Search Committee
Email Thacher Hurd if you have questions: Thacher Hurd

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