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* Orange County LDS Church *

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Orange County Church
California Mormons -
California LDS Temples
LDS Special Interest - unique congregations and groups including Spanish, Chinese, Deaf, Tagalog and others.
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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.

Cultural Museums
Family History

    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.
    Big Bear LDS Singles Mountain Retreat [Mar - 3rd Weekend] - Glendale 9th Branch Mid-Singles Conference at Big Bear Lake - conquer the mountains - skiing, sledding, or just playing games by the fire.
    LDS General Conference [1st Weekend in APR & OCT] - Temple Square Utah.
    Mormon Pageants [Summer] - The LDS Experience with Live Music and Drama.
    California Mormon Helping Hands [Spring] - LDS Day of Service in California.
    Huntington Beach LDS Mid-Singles Conference [May - 3rd Weekend] - three days gathering for beach fun, sun, and a whole lot of spiritual growth and meeting like-minded people.
    Orange County Beach Cities Conference [Early August] - Over 1,400 LDS Singles from across the USA visit California's largest Single Adult Conference. {Ages 31+]
    Del Mar Labor Day Conference [Labor Day Weekend] - Annual San Diego Labor Day Weekend LDS Single Adult Conference. Sea Kayaking, Torrey Pines day hike, musical fireside and more.
    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.

    Southern California Mormon Choir
    Established in 1953, this 100-voice choral ensemble regularly does concerts featuring classical, sacred, folk, patriotic and popular choral music throughout Southern California.
    Choir Website - Concert News

    Orange County Mormon Choral Organization
    Volunteer Choruses and Orchestra - Public Performances

    Choir Website;
    With performances at concerts and firesides - Repertoire includes sacred hymns and repertory choral literature, including major works with orchestra.

    Mormon Battalion Visitors Center -
    Old Town San Diego

    Church operated museum commerating the 1847 completion of the longest infantry march in US History, over 2000 miles from Council Bluffs, Iowa to San Diego. The Mormon Battalion consisted of five companies that totaled over 500 men. Multimedia presentations, historic artifacts including authentic muskets, cannon, and fine artwork.

    More Resources
    North County San Diego LDS Church
    Long Beach LDS Church
    San Gabriel Valley LDS Church
    Inland Empire LDS Church
    Los Angeles LDS Church

    Orange County Area LDS Deseret Industries
    Charitable goods exchange center.

    Orange County LDS News:
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    Aliso Viejo Ranch Cleanup - O.C. Register May 2011 - Mormon Helping Hands
    Iftar 2010 - OCIF Muslims host LDS inter-faith event.
    2011 LDS Irvine Pioneer Trek - OC Register -

    Orange County LDS Blogs:
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    LDS Focus on Christ - Steve St Clair - Cypress CA. Conservative and Religion issues.

Hawaiian Island Getaway
One of the most popular tourism destinations in the world is the Hawaiian Islands. Local attractions include touring royal palaces, miles of beautiful beaches and polynesian cultural entertainment venues.

Hyatt Newporter Resort

The Hyatt Regency Newport Beach is Orange County's prime spot for meetings, dining, sports and entertainment. Featuring 403 luxury guestrooms, suites, Hyatt Business Plan services and four bungalows with private pools. Resort amenities also feature 16 lighted tennis courts at the Palisades Tennis Club, 9-hole golf course, volleyball, bicycles, whirlpools, jogging trails, health club and 3 pools.

Anaheim Angels - [APR-SEP]
Radically downsized to 45,000 seats and remodeled to allow easier internal circulation, the latest incarnation of Angels stadium features more and better suites and club seats and improved press facilities. Six immense baseball bats help hold up a curved beam over the main entrance creating an exciting pro baseball stadium experience.

Church History for LDS Families
Quality Bound Family Night Edition

Valetta - Shadow Mountain Press;

The beautifully illustrated book is designed for anyone wanting to understand more clearly the history of the Church and its ties to the Doctrine and Covenants. The format – with word helps, illustrations, photos, maps, explanations, and brief commentaries – will be familiar to all who have loved the perennial bestseller
Book of Mormon for LDS Families
New Testament for LDS Families
Old Testament for LDS Families
Beautiful Hardcover Bookcraft Edition includes large print, multiple illustrations, commentaries and explanations.

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* Orange County Young Single Adults *

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    Orange County Area LDS Special Interest
    Special Interest Groups and Congregations including Young Single Adult (YSA) Groups:
    LDS YSA - Central Valley CA Region - YSA Groups, Activities and Related Resources
    LDS YSA - Los Angeles CA Region - YSA Groups, Activities and Related Resources
    California YSA - LDS YSA Facebook Fan page
    California Mormon Helping Hands - Community Service Forum

    The Tour Orange County area vacation adventure guide.

    Orange County Area LDS Institute of Religion
    Provides opportunity for ongoing daily religious studies with early morning, daytime and evening classes are available at no cost for all students and young adults. You will also find fun, fellowship and opportunity for service with LDSSA, Institute Council, and Institute Men's and Women's Associations.

    Orange County LDS Special Interest:
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    LDS YSA - Orange County CA Region - YSA Groups, Activities and Related Resources
    OC Single Adult Conference
    O.C. LDS Flash Mob - YouTube -
    Burnt Exposure - O.C. LDS Wedding Photographer
    OC Beach City Singles - Facebook - LDS Single Adults 31+.
    Liahona Home School Support Group - Supports LDS Homeschool groups in Orange County. Meets every Wednesday for field trips, park days, and other activities.

    Cypress College LDS Institute of Religion
    You will also find fun, fellowship and opportunity for service with LDS Student Association.
    9470 Holder, Cypress, CA 90630; 714 828-2971; Institute Website;
    Home of the Cypress Park YSA Ward.

    CSU Fullerton LDS Institute of Religion
    2470 E Nutwood Avenue, Fullerton, CA 92831; 714 871-5421; Institute of Religion

    Fullerton West LDS Institute of Religion
    444 East Chapman Ave., Fullerton, CA 92832; 714 526-0373; Institute Website;

    Goldenwest College LDS Institute of Religion
    15761 Goldenwest Street, Huntington Beach, CA 92647; 714 893-2535; Institute Website;

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* Family History Center *

California Family History Research Center

    Orange Family History Center
    674 South Yorba Street, Orange, CA 92869;
    714-997-7710; FHC Website;
    Open: Tues-Wed 9AM-9PM / Thu-Sat 9AM-5PM; (Exc: Holidays)

    Located at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, in the City of Orange, the Orange Family History Center welcomes the public. Entrance is from the parking lot in the back. The Family History Centers are dedicated to Family History and Genealogical Research. 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 Orange County
    FHC Website;

    Big detailed directory to historical records of early residents of Orange County California. Includes information about early Mexican Rancho land grants in the area. Cities and unincorporated areas in present-day Orange County are included with the County of Los Angeles for the US Population Schedules 1850, 1860, 1870, and 1880. Orange County was divided from Los Angeles County in 1889.

    Orange County Genealogy Clubs

    Huntington Library Gallery Gardens California The 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.

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.

Saddleback Ancestors
Rancho Families of Orange County California

The Spanish, Mexican, and American immigrants who established themselves at the foot of Old Saddleback Mountain between 1769 and 1869. 182 pages illustrated with photos, paintings and maps.

* Local LDS History *

    Prominent Local Latter-day Saints
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    L Whitney Clayton - LDS Irvine resident called to serve in the Presidency of the Seventy. Former partner in Newport Beach law firm - Call, Clayton & Jensen.

* Anaheim California Stake *
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* Anaheim California East Stake *
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* Cypress California Stake *
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Tour Disney Resort Anaheim
The Disneyland Resort is bigger and more magical than ever! It now features two incredible Disney theme parks-Disney's California Adventure park and Disneyland park; three outstanding Disneyland Resort Hotels-Disney's Grand Californian Hotel and Disney's Paradise Pier Hotel and the Disneyland Hotel; plus the ultimate dining, entertainment and shopping experience-the Downtown Disney District.

* Fullerton California Stake *
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Knott's Berry Farm - Buena Park
This major amusement park recreates the carnival adventure atmosphere of yesteryear. What was once an actual berry farm is now 160 acres of world class rides, unique family shows and one of a kind attractions that is fascinating to funseekers of all generations.

* Garden Grove California Stake *
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* Huntington Beach California Stake *
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Tour Pasadena California
Best known for the Tournament of Roses Parade and Bowl Game. Tourists may also enjoy visits to Old Town Pasadena which features a huge variety of choices of restaurants, shopping centers, night clubs, bars, and movie theaters, and 'Paseo Colorado.'
* Huntington Beach North Stake *
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Online Genealogy Everything Guide
Why I'm Mormon

2012 LDS Book of the Year

Mormon Tabernacle Choir
2011 - This Is The Christ

Mormon Tabernacle Choir

* Irvine California Stake *
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Anaheim Marriott Resort Hotel
A non-smoking hotel, the Anaheim Marriott Resort is located only 2 blocks from Disneyland Park & Downtown Disney District. Next to world-class Anaheim Convention Center, a unparalleled meeting and event destination with over 81,000 square feet of meeting & banquet space. Guestsuites at the Anaheim Marriott Hotel features the new Marriott Revive® bedding, spacious workstations, in-room entertainment, and speaker phone. Outside their rooms, guests can take advantage of one of the on-site restaurants, pool, fitness center and concierge service.

* Laguna Niguel California Stake *
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Pageant of the Masters [JUL-AUG]
Festival of Arts - Laguna Beach

This is by far one of the most inspiring art festivals in California with live pageant performances every evening, and daytime outdoor fine art collection. Most famous event in Laguna Beach for nearly 70 years featuring the works of over 160 accomplished artists with workshops and demonstrations.

* Mission Viejo California Stake *
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Anaheim Anabella Resort Hotel
Location: Exactly between the Anaheim Convention Center and California Adventure theme park.
This lovely mission style hotel contains over seven acres of lush landscaped grounds. It is located directly across the street from Disneyland and on the convention center campus.

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* Newport Beach California Stake *
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Anaheim Marriott Resort Hotel
A non-smoking hotel, the Anaheim Marriott Resort is located only 2 blocks from Disneyland Park & Downtown Disney District. Next to world-class Anaheim Convention Center, a unparalleled meeting and event destination with over 81,000 square feet of meeting & banquet space.

* Orange California Stake *
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MainTour Las Vegas - Preview over 80 of the biggest and brightest resorts on the Strip and related special features for adventure, recreation, entertainment, wedding packages and other great attractions.

* Placentia California Stake *
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* Santa Ana South Spanish Stake *
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    Santa Ana California South (Spanish) Stake
    Orange County's only all Spanish language stake. Organizado 5 Jan 1992 con Renan Ramos Disner as el primero presidente del estaco. LDS Church Spanish Wards meeting in Anaheim, Buena Park, Costa Mesa, Fullerton, Garden Grove and Santa Ana including YSA Group. LDS Stake Website;
    Anaheim 11th Ward - Spanish - 535 S Rio Vista St - Anaheim CA
    Buena Park 3rd Ward - Spanish - 7600 Crescent Ave - Buena Park CA
    Costa Mesa 4th Ward - Spanish - 2775 Placentia Ave - Costa Mesa CA
    Fullerton 6th Ward - Spanish - 801 N Raymond Ave Fullerton CA
    Garden Grove 10th Ward - Spanish - 10212 Stanford Ave - Garden Grove CA
    Santa Ana 10th Ward - Spanish - Bristol Chapel
    Santa Ana 11th Ward - Spanish - 1800 San Juan St - Tustin
    Santa Ana 5th Ward - Spanish - Stake Center
    Santa Ana YSA Ward - Spanish - Stake Center

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    Stake Center - 3401 Greenville St, Santa Ana CA
    Bristol Chapel - 2500 N Bristol St, Santa Ana CA


* Santa Margarita California Stake *
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    Santa Margarita California Stake
    Organized 17 Jan 1993 with David Michael Daly as first stake president. LDS Church Wards covering Aliso Creek, Foothill Ranch, Lake Forest, Mission Lake and Rancho Santa Margarita. LDS Stake Website;
    Aliso Creek Ward - Altisima Chapel
    Foothill Ranch Ward - Altisima Chapel
    Lake Forest Ward - Trabuco Chapel
    Live Oak Canyon Ward - Stake Center
    Mission Lake Ward - Altisima Chapel
    Santa Margarita Ward - Stake Center
    Tijeras Canyon Ward - Stake Center

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    Stake Center - 30522 Via Con Dios, Rancho Santa Margarita CA
    Altisima Chapel - 29441 Altisima, Rancho Santa Margarita CA
    Trabuco Chapel - 24755 Trabuco Rd, El Toro CA


    Mission San Juan Capistrano
    A number of special events and festivals take place regularly at this historic Orange County landmark.

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  • Living History Day -
  • Annual Flower & Garden Festival - June -
  • Summer Camps - Ceramic arts workshops
  • Music Under the Stars - dine and dance in the mission courtyard
  • Art Exhibitions - ongoing
April 2011: 340 Youth from
LDS Santa Margarita Stake

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* San Clemente California Stake *

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Capistrano Mission
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    San Clemente California Stake
    Organized 13 June 2004 with Curtis Denzil Reese as first stake president. LDS Church Wards covering San Clemente, Capistrano Beach, Laguna Niguel and Monarch Beach. LDS Stake Website;
    Capistrano 1st Ward - Alicia Pkwy Bldg
    Capistrano 2nd Ward - Camino Bldg
    Monarch Beach Ward - Alicia Pkwy Bldg
    San Clemente 1st Ward - Stake Center
    San Clemente 2nd Ward - Stake Center
    San Clemente 4th Ward - Camino Bldg
    San Clemente 6th Ward - Stake Center
    San Clemente 3rd Ward - Spanish - Camino Bldg
    San Clemente YSA Ward - Alicia Pkwy Bldg

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    Stake Center - 310 Avenida Vista Montana, San Clemente CA
    Alicia Pkwy Bldg - 28291 Alicia Parkway, Laguna Niguel CA
    Camino Bldg - 470 Camino San Clemente, San Clemente CA


    California Riviera Beach Sunset San Clemente California
    San Clemente, located in the southern tip of Orange County, is a town made for walking. A short stroll will take you past flower-laden street lamps to quaint cafes, unique shops and a beautiful white sand beach.

    The coastal community of San Clemente (pop: 69,550), the Spanish Village by the Sea, is a lovely oceanfront community with beautiful beaches and excellent surfing.

    To the south is Trestles Beach, Camp Pendleton, San Onfre Campgrounds. To the north is Laguna Beach and inland is the Cleveland Forest.

    Savoring sun, surf and romantic architecture makes this presidential retreat a hard place to leave.

San Clemente Comfort Suites Resort
The Comfort Suites San Clemente is a smoke-free hotel that offers a complimentary hot breakfast every morning and high-speed wireless Internet. This beautiful Mediterranean-style hotel features spacious suites overlooking the ocean. It is located with easy access to Interstate 5 and just one mile from surfing at Trestle Beach, Camp Pendleton and San Onofre.

Orange County LDS Church California Hotel Resort Vacation Travel

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