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* Oakland LDS Church *

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    The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
    aka The Mormon Church [LDS]

    This church features uniform traditional family-centered religious worship at many locations in the area. The LDS Church is the second largest religious organization in America.

    Upcoming California LDS Events
    These popular events fill up fast - advance booking required:
    Mormon Battalion Days [Last Sat in Jan] - The Mormon Battalion Visitors Center in San Diego is the second most popular LDS historic site in America.
    LDS General Conference [1st Weekend in APR & OCT] - Temple Square Utah.
    Menlo Park LDS Single Adult Conferences [Apr - 2nd Weekend] - South Bay Multi-Regional Singles Conference
    Mormon Pageants [Summer] - The LDS Experience with Live Music and Drama.
    California Mormon Helping Hands [Spring] - LDS Day of Service in California.
    California Mormon Temple Christmas [DEC] - Live Christmas music programs and outdoor nativity exhibits.

    Special Programs
    Missionaries are available Sunday mornings to answer your questions about LDS programs and teachings.
    Young Single Adults - Groups and Activities -
    Family History Center - Research your family tree here with free access to many giant genalogical data bases.
    Provident Living - LDS Family financial and legal aid, eduction, employment, physical, social and emotional support.
    Boy Scouts - The LDS Church supports cub packs, scout troups and related scouting activities. Open to all young men ages 8-18.
    Youth Activities - Weekly activity night, scouts, campouts, weekend dances, seminary gospel study, summer camps and more for youths 8-18.
    Sports - Most LDS churchs have indoor basketball or volleyball recreation court that are used for informal and league games and practices on a weekly basis.
    Relief Society (LDS Women's Organization) - very active in local service projects and promoting healthy family life.

    Temple Hill Symphony Orchestra
    Temple Hill Symphony Orchestra - performs regular classical music concerts at the East Bay Interstake Center auditorium. See website for concert schedule.

    More Resources
    Contra Costa LDS Church
    San Francisco LDS Church
    San Jose LDS Church
    San Mateo LDS Church

    Oakland Region LDS News Stories
    Cultural Hall Oakland Bldg - Local LDS News Blog

    Oakland Region Special Interest
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    Oakland County Area LDS Deseret Industries
    Charitable goods exchange center.
    Bay Area Storehouse - Area job listings and food bank center.

    LDS Family Services

Pismo Beach Shore Cliff Lodge
Pismo Beach Shore Cliff LodgeLocation: Cabrillo Highway - South of town
Travelers are pampered with spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean at this California Beach Hotel and receive warm, friendly service. The Best Western Shore Cliff Lodge is found along California's Central Coast in Pismo Beach overlooking the beautiful oceanfront cliffs of the Pacific Ocean. Each guestroom at the Best Western Shore Cliff Lodge is nicely decorated and has a balcony overlooking the ocean.

Tour Park City
This mountain community is home to three world class ski resorts and hosted several alpine venues of the 2002 Winter Olympics. The historic district is a bustling year-round draw for vacationers.


Church
Cultural Museums
Family History
Festivals

More East Bay LDS Links
LDS Parenting Coach - You can have a happier home!

* Oakland Temple *

Oakland Temple

    Oakland California Temple
    Temple Hill, 4770 Lincoln Avenue, Oakland, CA 94602; 510-531-3200;

    A prominent and famous landmark is the majestic Oakland Temple. Standing 170 feet tall on eighteen acres of the Berkeley Hills is this great white stone building with its gold tinted central steeple. Directly in front is the stone pool, flower gardens and walkways that hosts impressive views of the greater East Bay.

    This temple was completed in 1964 with dedication by President David O. McKay, making it the 13th operating temple of the LDS Church and the second of seven temples completed in California.

    Oakland Temple Hill Visitors Center
    Open Daily : 9AM-9PM / Free Public Admission;
    510-531-1475; Center Website;

    Atop temple hill is the public visitors' center. Inside exhibits feature many religious and historical displays and an inspiring reproduction of Thorvaldsen's Christus statue. Stroll around the beautifully manicured grounds and enjoy the hilltop view of the Bay Area. Free guided tours.

    East Bay Interstake Center
    This large auditorium, located adjacent to the temple, hosts many church conferences and pageants and musical performances. This place was also the site of the annual Oakland Temple Pageant which has been suspended indefinitely.

    Christmas Temple Lights
    A popular time to visit the Oakland Temple is on a December evening when the grounds are covered with a giant array of festival holiday lights, nativity displays and live christmas carolers.

Oakland Temple Video Tour
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Temple Photo Gallery
Temple Website
Tour Temple Hill - Insights with Ren Hoopes
Oakland Mormon Temple -
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Christmas at Temple Hill - from the Mormon Christianity Blog.
Marielle Hayes - Bay Area Wedding Photography
Scott Mosher - Bay Area Wedding Photography
Diane Conn - Bay Area Wedding Photography
History of the Oakland Temple - LDS Church News -

* Oakland Young Single Adults *

NEW! Concert / Theater / Sports Calendar
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Single Adult Activity Calendar (Age 30+)

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  • 4th Sun Fireside - Martinez
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  • 5th Sun Fireside - South San Jose
* Family History Center *

California Family History Research Center

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    Oakland MultiStake Family History Center
    Temple Hill, 4766 Lincoln Avenue, Oakland CA;
    510-531-3905; FHC Website;
    Open: Tues-Wed 10AM-9PM / Thu-Sat 10AM-4PM; (Exc: Holidays)

    Located at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the Family History Center welcomes the public. Volunteers are available to provide free assistance. A variety of classes for beginners and FHC User Groups meet regularly.

    The FHC needs volunteers to help create a digital index for the newly released 1940 US Census and other important historical records.


    Family Search Alameda County
    FHC Website;

    Big detailed directory to historical records of early residents of Alameda County California. Includes information about early Mexican Rancho land grants in the area.


    Oakland Genealogy Clubs


    Huntington Library Gallery Gardens California Huntington Library
    Early California Population Project [ECPP]

    A collections-based research and educational institution established in 1919 by Henry E. and Arabella Huntington. ECPP provides public access to all the information contained in California's historic mission registers. Records include baptism, marriage and burial records for each of the California missions. Records include information on Indians, soldiers, and settlers of Alta California from 1769-1850.

http://www.onegreatfamily.com

Online Genealogy Everything Guide 2011 Edition - Everything Guide to Online Genealogy
Use the Web to trace your roots, share your history, and create a family tree

Very good guide particularly for new genealogists but is also a great refresher for more experienced ones.

* Oakland Mormon History *

    First Farmer of California

    One of the first Mormons to settle in Alameda County was John Horner and his family. A pioneer on the Brooklyn, Horner built a farm on land near Mission San Jose in Fremont in March 1847.

    John Horner became very wealthy selling food to 49ers during the gold rush days in 1848-1850. He built a schoolhouse that is widely regarded as the first LDS meetinghouse in Claifornia.

    At the 1852 state agricultural exposition, John Horner was recognized for his farming successes and was labeled the First Farmer of California.

Faiva/Tau'olunga LDS Oakland
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* Oakland California Stake *

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* Oakland California East Stake *
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    Oakland California LDS East Stake [Tongan]
    2752nd stake of the LDS Church was created on 17 Feb 2007 with Tevita Manuevaha Lauti as first stake president.
    Stake Website -
    Castro Valley 3rd Ward - Highland Bldg
    Oakgrove Ward - Concord Bldg
    Oakgrove YSA Ward (Tongan) - Oakland Stake Center / Temple Hill
    Oakland 12th Ward -Oakland Stake Center / Temple Hill
    Oakland 3rd Ward - Virginia Ave Bldg
    Oakland 4th Ward - Virginia Ave Bldg
    Oakley 2nd Ward - Oakley Bldg
    Pittsburg 3rd Ward - Pittsburg Bldg
    Union City 2nd Ward - Union City Bldg

    Facilities
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    East Stake Center -
    Highland Bldg - 2000 Highland Blvd, Hayward CA
    Concord Bldg - 3700 Concord Blvd, Concord CA
    Virginia Ave Bldg - 4705 Virginia Ave, Oakland CA
    Oakley Bldg - 1432 Laurel Rd, Oakley CA
    Pittsburg Bldg - 2201 Golf Club Rd, Pittsburg CA
    Union City Bldg - 34201 Alavarado-Niles Rd, Union City CA

    Other

Online Genealogy Everything Guide
Why I'm Mormon

2012 LDS Book of the Year

Mormon Tabernacle Choir
This Is The Christ

2011 Mormon Tabernacle Choir

* Berkeley Stake *
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    Berkeley California LDS Stake
    This stake was created in 1946 and then discontinued in 1956.

* San Leandro Stake *
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    San Leandro California LDS Stake
    329th stake of the LDS Church was created by a division of the Hayward Stake on 21 May 1961 with Milton R. Ream as first stake president.
    Stake Website -
    Alameda Ward - Alameda Bldg
    Castro Valley 1st Ward - Castro Valley Chapel
    Oakland 8th Ward - Samoan - Stake Center
    San Leandro 1st Ward - Bancroft Bldg
    San Leandro 2nd Branch - Spanish - Bancroft Bldg
    San Lorenzo Ward - Stake Center

    Facilities
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    San Leandro Stake Center - 859 Grant Ave, San Lorenzo CA
    Alameda Bldg - 1201 Grand St, Alameda CA / Corner of Grand & Encinal Ave.
    Castro Valley Chapel - 3900 Seven Hills Rd, Castro Valley CA
    Bancroft Bldg - 13901 Bancroft Ave, San Leandro CA

    Other

* Hayward Stake *
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* Fremont Stake *
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    Fremont LDS Stake
    425th stake of the LDS Church was created on 11 Dec 1966 with Francis B. Winkel as first stake president.
    Stake Website -
    Bayside Ward - Newark Bldg
    Centerville Ward - Temple Bldg
    Central Park Ward - Walnut Bldg
    Fremont Branch - Deaf - Walnut Bldg
    Glenmoor Ward - Temple Way Bldg
    Irvington Ward - Gatewood Bldg
    Mission Peak Ward - Stake Center
    Newark Branch - Spanish - Newark Bldg

    Facilities
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    Fremont Stake Center - 48950 Green Valley Rd, Fremont CA
    Newark Bldg - 36400 Haley St, Newark CA
    Temple Bldg - 38134 Temple Way, Fremont CA
    Walnut Bldg - 820 Walnut Ave, Fremont CA
    Gatewood Bldg - 42500 Gatewood St, Fremont CA

    Other

* Fremont South Stake *
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    Fremont California LDS South Stake
    This stake was created in 1986 and then discontinued in 2000.

* Livermore Stake *
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* Pleasanton Stake *
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