The public is invited to walk the grounds and visit the Visitor’s Center of the newly renovated Oakland California Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at4770 Lincoln Avenue, Oakland, California.
Renovation News and Updates
In 1964 the Stewarts were the first couple to be sealed in the Oakland Temple. On Tuesday, June 25th, they came back to enjoy the sealing of Mr. and Mrs. Holden, the first couple to be sealed since its recent rededication. .
Photos: Kourtney Jex Jarvis
The Oakland California Temple reopens tomorrow, June 25, 2019 for members of the church to do ordinance work.
Schedules and additional info are available using the link in our profile.
Today as part of the Oakland Temple Rededication we were privileged to hear from many speakers, including these amazing youth from the Oakland Temple District.
Jamila (Hayward Stake)
Sean (San Francisco Stake)
Lindsey (San Jose South Stake)
Jason (Modesto Stake)
The Oakland California Temple was rededicated Sunday by President Dallin H. Oaks, first counselor in the First Presidency. Elder David A. Bednar of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles accompanied President Oaks on Sunday for the rededication, which included three sessions.
President Oaks and Elder Bednar also addressed the youth at a special devotional on Saturday.
“What is here is a remarkable house of the Lord in the quality of the architecture, in the quality of all the finishing of the various rooms and in the beauty overall. It is marvelous, and it’s accentuated by extraordinarily beautiful original art that has been added during the restoration,” President Oaks said.
Elder Bednar added, “You feel something when you come onto the grounds of the temple. … It’s more than just a beautiful picture. There’s a spirit that accompanies this place, and those who are not of our faith are drawn to that very strongly.”
Read more about the rededication of the Oakland California Temple and the special devotional for the youth in the link found in our profile.
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The Oakland Temple Rededication is today, Sunday, June 16, 2019. Sessions will be held at 9am, 12pm, and 3pm at the temple and will be broadcast. All members of the @churchofjesuschrist within the 31 stakes of the Oakland Temple District are invited to view the broadcast at their stake centers and other designated Stake buildings. Please remember to bring a white handkerchief and your temple recommend (regular temple recommend, limited use recommend, or special one-day Rededication recommend).
Read more about the Oakland Temple Youth Devotional using the @thechurchnews link in our profile.
The Oakland Temple Youth Devotional is tonight! This devotional is for all youth ages 11-18 in the 31 stakes of the Oakland Temple District. Doors open at 5pm. The devotional starts at 7pm at the Oakland Interstake Center. Go to @oaklandtempleyouth for more details about parking and the event. ** Please note, the devotional will be broadcast to Stake centers throughout the Temple district. If you would like to watch, check with your Stake to see where it is being broadcast. Only youth ages 11-18 are invited to attend the devotional at the Interstake Center (no adults).
Please bring the following items with you to the Oakland Temple Rededication Broadcast this weekend:
1) Temple Recommend .
Three types of recommends will be accepted: normal temple recommends, limited use recommends, and special one-day temple recommends issued by the Bishopric. If you need a rededication recommend, please see a member of your Bishopric. Please don't forget it!
2) A white handkerchief for every member of your family who will be attending. * Reminder only members ages 8+ may attend.
The handkerchiefs will be used during the Hosanna Shout during the dedicatory session.
The Manteca Choir (composed of members from Manteca, Modesto, Modesto North, and Livermore Stakes) is getting ready for the Oakland Temple Rededication! Ruth Christensen, director, had rotater cuff surgery less than 2 weeks before but was there to direct the rehearsal. Christensen, who has numerous musical credits to her name, called this opportunity, "the greatest musical opportunity of my life." There are three Oakland Temple Rededication choirs comprised of members from different areas of the Oakland Temple District. Choirs may only be composed of 20 singers each. The Oakland Temple Rededication choirs have been coordinated by Sterling and Judy Hill.
The Oakland Temple was originally dedicated on November 17, 1964 by President David O. McKay. .
You can read more about the 1964 Dedicatory sessions and highlights from those who spoke using the temporary link in our profile. "With so many top Church leaders available to speak at the sessions, the temple dedication resembled sessions of general conference. The text of their talks filled the February 1965 issue of the Church’s Improvement Era magazine."
The Oakland Temple Rededication is this upcoming Sunday, June 16th. The Rededication will be broadcast to stake centers within the 31 stakes of the Oakland Temple District. Please contact your Bishopric or Stake Leaders to know where your stake will be viewing the Rededication. There will be three Rededication sessions held at 9am, 12pm, and 3pm. These broadcast sessions will be an extension of the Oakland Temple, and as a result, only members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints with a temple recommend will be admitted into the building. Children younger than 8 years old, including babies, will not be admitted. If you need a rededication recommend, please see a member of your Bishopric.
The Oakland Temple Rededication will be held on Sunday, June 16, 2019. It will be broadcast to Stake Centers in the 31 stakes of the Oakland Temple District. Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints ages 8 and up may attend the broadcast with a temple recommend. Please contact your Bishop for more information.
There will be three rededication sessions that will be broadcast at 9am, 12pm, and 3pm.
It is a beautiful day on Temple Hill today for the last public tours of the Oakland Temple Open House. If you aren’t sure whether or not you should come today, just come. ❤️ Whether or not you have tickets, just come. Don’t miss out on this historic opportunity to feel of the special spirit on these sacred grounds. The tours are open until 8pm tonight.
Today is the last day of the Oakland Temple’s public Open House! Don’t miss out on this once in a lifetime experience.
“Anytime you do anything that helps anyone—on either side of the veil—take a step toward making covenants with God and receiving their essential baptismal and temple ordinances, you are helping to gather Israel. It is as simple as that.” — Russell M. Nelson
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Over the last several weeks, news media from across the Bay Area has featured the Oakland Temple in articles, radio broadcasts, news reports, etc. Swipe left to see just a few of them. You can read all press coverage of the Oakland Temple Open House at oaklandtemple.org/press.
Many families in the Bay Area have a long standing history with the Oakland Temple. Such is the case with the Merrill family. Bruce Merrill originally took this photo of the Oakland Temple that many are familiar with today. ☝️ Swipe left to see more photos of the Merrill family as their family has grown in the Bay Area and enjoyed many special occasions at the Oakland Temple.
Does your family have a special history with the Oakland Temple that you’d like to share? Send us a message or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
In our Heavenly Father’s plan of happiness, a husband and wife can be together forever. The authority to unite families forever is called the sealing power. It is the same power that Jesus bestowed upon His Apostles during His ministry on earth (see Matthew 16:19). An eternal marriage is therefore called a sealing, and children born or adopted into such eternal marriages can also be sealed to their families forever.
Unlike marriages that last only “’til death do you part,” temple sealings ensure that death cannot separate loved ones. .
When you visit the Oakland Temple, take a moment to stand next to someone you love and look into the mirrors inside the sealing room. Mirrors give the symbolic effect of eternity. .
Learn more about temple sealings at lds.org/temples.
“Christ … is center of our temples, and He invites us there to learn through covenants how we may become holy, sanctified, and clean.” —Ann M. Madsen, Sunday School general board.
As you enter the Oakland Temple, the first thing you see is this painting of Christ.
Read more about how Christ is the center of Temples today and anciently at lds.org/temples.
The Oakland Temple is OPEN for public tours on Saturday and Monday of Memorial Day Weekend! Come visit! Tours run from 9am to 8pm. Parking is available at the Oakland Temple, Merritt College, and other locations near the Temple (Greek Orthodox Church, Ability Now, Head Royce, etc.) Go to oaklandtemple.org/parking for specifics. Parking for those with limited mobility is available at the Temple.
Did you have a favorite part of your tour? We’d love to hear about it!