The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced the creation of two new wards and significant changes to ward boundaries affecting all of its members in the Bothell, Kenmore and Woodinville area on Sunday, November 4.
Like all congregations of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, church members of the Bothell Washington Stake are organized geographically and members attend worship services near their homes. Several wards make up a stake, and the Bothell Stake encompasses the congregations within the Northshore School District.
The changes included name changes to all existing wards and boundary changes of existing wards to accommodate the creation of two new wards.
Prior to the announcement, the Bothell Stake comprised six wards.
While the geographical boundaries of the Bothell Stake have not changed in nearly a decade, church membership within the stake has grown to more than 3600 members and just over 1700 households.
The announced changes will place church membership at between 400 and 500 members per ward. Church membership growth has come through existing church members moving into the stake and local missionary efforts.