Lights and Insight on Temple Hill

Elder Douglas R. Clement (left) and Ron McClain. community relations specialist for Temple Hill Public Affairs Committee. Photo by Stephen V. Brooks Photography,

By Robert M. Arnold The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (LDS) Oakland Temple Visitors’ Center, graced by a beautiful statue of the Christus, is open every day of the year from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. The Oakland Family History Center downstairs has trained genealogists available to help visitors find their family roots. The lighting of Temple Hill will occur at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 24. The church will light up the Oakland sky. Throughout the month of December, Temple Hill will shine in splendor. Free tickets, artist, performance details, and show times are available at Tens of thousands of visitors come at Christmas time to see the beautifully lit grounds, to look at the nativity scene snugly nestled over the water cascade, and to enjoy the many Christmas programs, which are free and open to the public Elder Douglas R. Clement recently assumed director duties for visitors coming to Oakland’s Temple Hill Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Elder Cement is a retired insurance executive. He and his wife Karen come to Oakland with many years of lay church and volunteer experiences. Most recently, they presided over the missionary and ecclesiastical operations of the LDS Church in Budapest and Hungary. Visitors should call ahead to find out when the Family History Center is open. More information is available at Oakland Temple Visitor’s Center, 4766 Lincoln Ave., Oakland, CA 94602, or call (510) 531-1475; email:
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