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I look forward to sharing this experience with the communities that have supported and continue to support me on this journey: family, friends, classmates, church family, ministry colleagues, public health colleagues, mentors, mentees, and folks who cheer me on anonymously from the margins. Thank you.
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It's back!!! Our annual Garlic Crab Feed fundraiser, featuring Lady Thea's delicious hot Garlic Crab!
Our Rockin' Crab Night will be held Saturday January 26, 2019 at Piedmont Community Church from 5pm to 8pm.
Tickets are on sale now for $55 per person through January 7. After January 7, tickets go up to $65 per person. You can purchase your tickets at Imani Community Church or online at https://imanicrabnight2019.pushpayevents.com/. Buy your tickets by January 20th, there will be NO SALES at the door.
We can't wait to see you!
Revive us again, oh Lord! The Rev. Dr. Donna Coletrane Battle, chaplain at Meredith College in Raleigh, NC will be our revivalist for three power-packed nights of service. There will be powerful singing, soul-stirring liturgical dance and dynamic preaching.
A light dinner will be served prior to service. Childcare and secure parking will be available. You won’t want to miss it!
Sunday, October 21, 2018
Imani Community Church will join churches around the country as we lift up the sinful social ill of domestic violence to:
1. raise awareness of this evil enacted against God's people
2. create a culture of belief for community members who may be suffering from domestic violence
3. hold perpetrators accountable for unlearning toxic masculinity
In need of immediate help?
call the National Domestic Violence Hotline (online chat is also available):
1−800−799−SAFE (7233) or TTY 1−800−787−3224
Crisis Text Line:
Text "HOME" to 741741
It’s Women’s Weekend!
Saturday, 10/20 WRAP Workshop - The Rev. Dr. Donna Allen will lead an interactive workshop where participants will learn how to develop their own plan of action to ensure good mental health. (FREE but limited to 50 women)
Sunday, 10/21 Morning Worship - Pastor Tanisha Walton from The Way Christian Center will be our guest preacher. Imani Women’s Choir and Imani Ya Watume will be ministering.
The next installment in the series "Trauma and Mental Health in the Black Community" will focus on Black children and youth. Therapists and other experts will guide us through identifying how trauma impacts the lives of children and youth. They will also help attendees discover the importance of ritual to help lessen that impact and steer young people toward healing. This event is open to the public and will focus solely on Black children and youth.
Join us for part four in the series, "Trauma and Mental Health in the Black Community." This event will focus solely on the needs and concerns of Black men as they experience racial discrimination, violence and other trauma in our communities. Our panel will include a Black psychologist, clergy and Black men from various walks of life. Brothers, bring a brother to this important event exclusively for Black men. Let's find healing together.
Calling all God Chasers! THIS SUNDAY, 8/12 is the last Sunday before school starts in Oakland. Come out for a great time in morning worship with Rev. Ronné preaching. Each student in grades K-12 will receive a small gift and a special blessing for the school year.
Here are the resources mentioned at the 7/25 event. Imani Community Church does not endorse any of these sites, books or other resources but we encourage you to find resources that will nourish your healing journey.:
Internet & App-Based Resources:
- Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP app available for mobile devices)
- www.TherapyForBlackGirls.com (therapist directory / podcast by the same name on all app stores) Episode 54 focuses on the myth of the Black Superwoman
- Association of Black Psychologists (therapist directory available)
- Talkspace (therapy app)
- Headspace (guided meditation app)
- “Myleik Teele’s Podcast” (available in app stores)
- National Association on Mental I’ll was - NAMI.org (diverse resources, support locators, education resources)
- Open Path Collective
- Post-Traumatic Slave Disorder, Joy Degruy
- The Wellness Blueprint, Maiysha Clairborne
- BiPolar Faith, Monica Coleman
Calling all Imani ministry team leaders! Come for a time of equipping and refreshing at our quarterly meeting. We'll hear from Rev. Cummings on the topic of leadership and later develop a social media toolkit to help our ministries shine in digital spaces. Call the church office for more information (510) 531.5411.
For far too long the Black Church has neglected to deal with issues of trauma and mental health head-on. Praying it away is not the answer.
Join us for our second panel discussion on trauma as it impacts the Black community but most specifically, the Black family. Our evening will be led once again by professional Black therapists. Together we'll discover what we can do to help our families and our communities journey towards healing and wholeness.
"Beautiful is the man who leaves a legacy of shared love and life. It is he who transfers meaning, assigns significance and conveys in his loving touch the fine art and gentle shaping of a life. This man shall be called, Father." - Stella Payton
We're excited to celebrate the gift of fathers in worship service this Sunday, June 17th. Robert Harris -- husband, father, retired attorney, community leader, activist and author of Goodbye, Arkadelphia! Turning Obstacles into Opportunities -- will be our featured speaker. We hope to see you there!
AIDS Project of the East Bay (APEB) presents National Week of Prayer for the Healing of AIDS Concert Saturday, 3/10 at 4pm at Imani. This is a fundraiser to celebrate APEB's 35 years of service to those living with HIV/AIDS and to support the awesome work of this agency going forward. Come out and get a blessing and be a blessing!
Join the Life Enrichment Ministry for the Book Discussion on TaNehisi Coates' book, We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy.
Join the Women of Imani for a wonderful weekend of activities. On Saturday hear a word from Guest Speaker Sis. Ceola Abram of Upper Room Church, followed by Sunday morning worship with our friend The Rev. Dr. Donna Allen. There will be guest praise dancers, soloists and of course the ever-joyous Imani Women's Choir. You won't want to miss this special treat!
Dr. Cummings returns from sabbatical on Sunday, October 1st! We are excited to hear from him once again as we look to the fall season. Join us for an extra special morning worship at 10:30am where we will celebrate God and the return of our pastor. Be there!
The Men of Imani present the "Eat to Live" campaign where we will be giving away fresh organic, locally grown produce after service. Open to the community and first come, first served. Bring your own shopping bag and get your blessing!
Contact Min. Eric Cobbs at the church office for more information. (510) 531.5411
The Men of Imani present an inspiring weekend of activities designed to equip and challenge men. Join us on:
Saturday, 9/16 9am-3pm "Hold Fast to Dreams: Moving Forward in the New Jim Crow" workshop
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Sunday, 9/17 10:30am Morning Worship with Rev. Dr. Leroy Gainey
All men are asked to make a donation of at least $75 to assist with the cost for the event. For more information contact Min. Eric Cobbs.
Please join the Women of Imani for a fun filled Fellowship Luncheon!
Please bring your favorite Specialty Salad to share with old & new friends
Saturday, August 26, 2017
11:00a.m. – 2:00p.m.
(Please be prompt lunch will be served at 11:30)
Hosted at the home of
Please RSVP to Zarina at email@example.com or
Robin Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org (510) 828-1412
Join Rev. Ronné for a 5-week Bible study series on the movie, "The Shack." We will show the movie on Wednesday, 7/5 at 7pm and will begin the study on Wednesday, 7/12. Come out for a time of blessing and encouragement as we use scriptures and this film as tools to understand a little more about God.