The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, more commonly known as the Mormon Church, grew rapidly in the 20th…More Century and continues that trend thanks to an intent focus on missionary programs. It is now an international organization.
Mormon values favor the nuclear family structure and a sense of community within the church, but some of its beliefs have brought the church into the international spotlight, most recently when it sponsored opposition to making same-sex marriages legal in the state of California.
Although the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints shares the same Christ-centric doctrine and reliance on the Bible as a holy book with other Christian denominations, it also incorporates other texts, supposedly prophetic, which were written by Joseph Smith, Jr. in the 19th Century. And, much like the Catholic Church believes the Pope is a conduit by which God's will may be known, Mormons believe the president of their church is a prophet through which the will of Christ may be known.
Pacifica's branch of the Mormon Church might be hard to spot as one is driving up Sharp Park Road. The entrance to its parking lot is located just before Milagra Ridge's entrance going east.
The San Francisco West Stake Family History Center, a branch of a national organization that collects historical materials so individuals may identify who their ancestors are, is also housed at this location.
Pacifica Spindrift Players Theater 1050 Crespi Dr, Pacifica, CA94044 This 98-seat facility holds frequent community theater performances. The theater receives funding through the help of…More sponsorships, fundraisers, donations and ticket sales. A variety of theatrical performances are held every year. Past performances include Glengarry Glen Ross, Don Juan in Hell, Moon Over Buffalo, Guys and Dolls, Bye Bye Birdie, Jesus Christ Superstar and It's a Wonderful Life. The theater has a comedy improvisation group that is more than 25 years old and offers performing arts classes for people of all ages. Visit Pacifica Spindrift Players Theater for a list of current and upcoming performances and auditions. Tickets may be purchased through the website or at the box office.
Pacifica Baptist Church 2070 Francisco Blvd, Pacifica, CA94044 Pacifica Baptist Church, founded in 1950, offers services and focused Bible study sessions throughout the week,…More including a discipleship group on Thursday and Sunday School for young adults and children. Worship services feature a praise team, which Pastor Stephen Cosgrove said is different than a choir in that "a choir stands up with robes, a praise team stands up with guitars." Cosgrove, who is the 13th pastor of the church, said that it is his and the congregation's intention to reach all people of all sectors of society with the word of Jesus Christ, even though the church's denomination is Baptist. "We don't push that," he said. As part of the Southern Baptist Convention--a sect within the larger Baptist method of Christianity--which was formed in 1845 in Georgia, Pacifica Baptist Church gives 20 percent of its income toward missionary programs, half of which target U.S. communities; the other half target communities across the world. More locally, the church sponsors little league teams, participates in Walk for Life West Coast, an annual anti-abortion demonstration held in San Francisco, and sets up a booth at Pacifica's annual Fogfest where congregation members hand out free Bibles.