Wednesday, 29 January 2014

News Release: 50 years of service in Burnie

Recognised for their clean-cut missionaries and Mormon Tabernacle Choir, members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, have been part of the Burnie community since the 1950's.

On Saturday 1st February, they will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the dedication of their chapel at 20 Medbury Crescent, Montello with an Open Day from 10am. Tours of the building will showcase some of the lesser-known aspects of this service-orientated Christian faith. Family History consultants will also be at the chapel during the Open Day to assist people with free access to tools and subscription services to research their family history.

Between 12.00pm and 2.00pm a BBQ will be provided free of charge.

During the commemoration service which commences at 6.00pm, a substantial food donation will be accepted by John West, North West Area Manager for Anglicare Tasmania Inc.

The church partners with local and international humanitarian organisations to serve the community. Other local projects have been achieved with City Mission in Burnie, Deloraine House in Deloraine and Karinya Women’s Service in Launceston.

Northern Tasmania church president Scott Prebble says that although the church is well known for its proselyting activities, the purpose of the open day is not to convert people to their beliefs.

“We just want the public to know who we are and that our people and facilities are here to serve the community in any way we can,” he said.

Members from the construction years who provided voluntary labour on the building will return to Burnie for the celebration.

For more information, contact Robyn Hatchard on 0417 034 117.