Single Adult Ward

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Single Adult Ward

Postby lisa88135 » Sat Mar 23, 2019 8:31 am

I'm over 45. Can i go to a single adult ward?

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Re: Single Adult Ward

Postby russellhltn » Sat Mar 23, 2019 11:48 am

According to Handbook 1: 9.1.9.2, Single Adult wards are for single members who are 31 to 45. For those going though a divorce, the divorce must be final (Handbook 2: 16.1.4)

What the local leadership will do when you show up is another story. Some are flexible. I'd think most would allow you to visit.
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Re: Single Adult Ward

Postby mevans » Wed Mar 27, 2019 7:53 am

After the age was lowered to 45, our stake created a 45+ singles magnet family ward. Single members in the stake in that age category are allowed to transfer their membership to the magnet ward, if desired. Some choose to do so, and others do not. Sometimes the 45+ singles magnet ward get visitors from other stakes (although they cannot transfer their records), and sometimes it has had a separate singles Sunday school class that is led and taught by the singles group.

Depending on where you live, there may be organized singles activities and conferences that do include the 45+ crowd. I know people in that group who do travel to some of the organized conferences. If you're not sure how to get involved or cannot find the groups, please send me a private message and I can put you in contact with someone who is pretty well connected.

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Re: Single Adult Ward

Postby nedbrain » Thu Nov 05, 2020 1:57 pm

Is there a 45+ single adult ward in Las Vegas Nevada

Where is it?
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Re: Single Adult Ward

Postby scgallafent » Thu Nov 05, 2020 7:38 pm

nedbrain wrote:Is there a 45+ single adult ward in Las Vegas Nevada

Where is it?


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Re: Single Adult Ward

Postby country59 » Sun Feb 14, 2021 11:24 pm

Looking for a 45 + Singles Ward near Spartanburg, South Carolina.

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Re: Single Adult Ward

Postby Mikerowaved » Sun Feb 14, 2021 11:53 pm

country59 wrote:Looking for a 45 + Singles Ward near Spartanburg, South Carolina.

I looks like they only have the Greenville Young Single Adult Ward, but nothing for 45+ singles.

If you type an address into the above link's search bar (on the left), it will show you which family ward is associated with that address. You can click on the ward's name and get the bishop's contact information. He can assist you further.
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Re: Single Adult Ward

Postby russellhltn » Mon Feb 15, 2021 1:55 am

country59 wrote:Looking for a 45 + Singles Ward near Spartanburg, South Carolina.

According to the General Handbook 37.5, they don't exist. There are Single Adult wards for the 31-45, but the Handbook has nothing for the 45+.

However, some wards tend to be lax on the requirements. For awhile I belonged to a YSA ward that allowed SA to attend.

But even Single Adult wards are rare. I see only 44 in the US. Mostly in church "hot spots". On the east coast, the only ones I see are Massachusetts, New York City, and two in Virginia.

All I can suggest is making connection with the local units and see if there's any gathering of your age group anywhere.
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Re: Single Adult Ward

Postby BrianEdwards » Mon Feb 15, 2021 11:54 am

All I can suggest is making connection with the local units and see if there's any gathering of your age group anywhere.
I agree with that, and would add that (unfortunately), you may need to be the one doing a lot of the "information gathering". I have found that sometimes local wards/stakes may not know much about, or share much about, awareness of YSA groups/activities. And even less good about sharing info about SA groups/activities. And I would expect even much less good about over-45+ groups activities. So if you ask and the answer is "nope, nothing to see here", you might want to ask around some more just to verify.

Living outside the "Out West" environment, my experience is that the Church has organized (to some degree or another) groups and activities throughout the entire States for singles of all ages. They might be locally organized, or might be multi-Stake or Area-wide. Obviously it's not comparable to having a full-blown branch or ward for singles where you are, but I guess I'm just suggesting that fellowship and (virtual) gathering opportunities should exist even if an actual organized unit does not.


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