Big changes coming for single Mormons in Utah

Attention single Mormons under age 30 in the Salt Lake Valley: The LDS Church is disbanding all student wards (except for students who live on a college campus), creating in their place congregations for students and singles together in 12 to 17 new all-singles stakes.

Bishops announced the move to congregants Sunday and invited all the young people to a valleywide meeting at the LDS Conference Center in downtown Salt Lake City on April 27.

This an age group Mormon leaders clearly worry about. Many singles “ward-hop” from place to place, without ever landing on a permanent spiritual home. Others stop attending and drop off the church's rolls and into the “lost members' file.

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