Sign in to follow this  
Silhouette

What's the Name of Your Ward?

Recommended Posts

Guest

Our stake just uses numbers. I kind of wish we had a pretty name. I was in a Sunnybrook Ward once. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Our stake just uses numbers. I kind of wish we had a pretty name. I was in a Sunnybrook Ward once.

That's very pretty. I didn't realize that numbers were still used in some areas. Wonder if this topic is going to backfire on me lol

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest

LOL Well it really varies from stake to stake. I'm in Idaho so it's pretty Mormon-dense. Some stakes still use numbers. It seems to be the newer ones that use names. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I used to be in the Zionsville Ward.  Never thought about the name of it until I got funny looks from friends in Utah when I mentioned my ward's name (that ward is not in the mountain west).

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

This is one of those threads for those that want to have some anonymity would probably be best not to answer. :)

Oh. I thought that just giving the name but not the city would be ok. I assumed (perhaps wrongly) that the same name could be used multiple times throughout the Church, but it would be the city that would distinguish it from other wards with the same name. That's why I said, "No city, of course,"

Sorry if I have made anyone uncomfortable. I'm in Sycamore ward, but I guess I thought there could be a hundred other wards by the same name.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Oh. I thought that just giving the name but not the city would be ok. I assumed (perhaps wrongly) that the same name could be used multiple times throughout the Church, but it would be the city that would distinguish it from other wards with the same name. That's why I said, "No city, of course,"

Sorry if I have made anyone uncomfortable. I'm in Sycamore ward, but I guess I thought there could be a hundred other wards by the same name.

There's 9, and many of them aren't just "sycamore ward". LDS.org has a feature that let's you search for wards. Mine shows like 111 results. I like 2nd ward!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Just curious. No cities of course, but just the name of your ward.

Sycamore Ward here.

Ensign Ward...retired cop, I too carry. :) Love for my fellow man. Edited by Pa Pa

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ensign Ward...retired cop, I too carry. :) Love for my fellow man.

My son in law is a deputy and attends the other unit in our building. He is usually packing as well. No one knows this cause you can't see it with a suit on.....but I know it's there.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm still bouncing from one temporary address to another these days, but I'll end up somewhere in the "Green Valley" stake.

 

I'm glad the Church picks pleasant geographical names for wards and doesn't use names from Scripture.  I'd hate to belong to the Gadianton Ward.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm still bouncing from one temporary address to another these days, but I'll end up somewhere in the "Green Valley" stake.

I'm glad the Church picks pleasant geographical names for wards and doesn't use names from Scripture. I'd hate to belong to the Gadianton Ward.

LOL another ward that meets in our building is the Hidden Lake ward. Beautiful names...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

LOL another ward that meets in our building is the Hidden Lake ward. Beautiful names...

 

You know, I think the Church has a process for picking new names for wards.  They run down to Home Depot, grab some of those paint chips with color names like "Sunrise Meadow" and "Forest Glade," cut them up, and draw them from a hat.  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The suburb I live in has three stakes.  We've lived in the same house for over 25 years.  We've been in three different numbered wards and two stakes while in this house.  There's over 30 wards in our city. Most of them are numbered, a couple of them are named.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My son in law is a deputy and attends the other unit in our building. He is usually packing as well. No one knows this cause you can't see it with a suit on.....but I know it's there.

We have a police officer who is still on duty. I leave mine in the car up until recently you could not carry in a Church unless you one duty. Now anyone can with a carry permit. Sadly there have been a number of Church shootings during my lifetime.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

So, why are we talking about carrying guns at church in this thread?

 

When I was 19 or so, my stake reorganized some boundaries, turning three wards into four.  Previously they had been the Oregon City 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Wards.  They were renamed for the local areas they encompassed -- nothing to do with scriptures: Newell Creek Ward, Willamette Falls Ward, etc.  Now, though, they're back to numbers, and there are five wards in that city.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this