IMANI COMMUNITY CHURCH

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Focus on Your Best Health - w/Dr. Glenda Newell Harris
May
18
1:00 PM13:00

Focus on Your Best Health - w/Dr. Glenda Newell Harris

Join our own Dr. Glenda Newell Harris and Dr. Brenda Spriggs for a FREE workshop on patient advocacy moderated by Dr. Michael Lenoir. This event is free to the public and the first 25 attendees will receive a copy of the book, Focus on Your Best Health co-authored by Drs. Harris and Spriggs. Come out and learn how to talk to your doctors so they will listen!

Hosted by Peralta Colleges (this is NOT an Imani sponsored event)

Event location: Merritt College. Room S-449 in the Barbara Lee Science and Allied Health Center

RSVP by May 11th to: focusonyourbesthealth@gmail.com

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Education Sunday!
Jun
9
10:30 AM10:30

Education Sunday!

Join us for a celebration of all Imani members who are being promoted or graduating, from Pre-K to PhD! Please complete the Graduate Information form and send it to the Church Office no later than Sunday, 6/2 so your graduate will be included. Graduates will march into the Sanctuary and will be acknowledged by name during morning worship at 10:30am on Sunday, June 9th.

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Mother's Day Prayer Breakfast
May
11
9:00 AM09:00

Mother's Day Prayer Breakfast

***SOLD OUT. PLEASE JOIN US NEXT YEAR!***

Every woman is someone's daughter. Daughters, bring your mothers and Mothers, bring your daughters and hear an inspired word tailor made just for you!

All women are welcome. Adults - $24 and Girls 10 and under - $13

Click here to purchase your tickets! ***REGISTRATIONS ARE NO LONGER BEING ACCEPTED***

*Sorry! No registrations or payments will be taken at the door*.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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Maundy Thursday
Apr
18
7:00 PM19:00

Maundy Thursday

Maundy Thursday is the traditional Holy Week celebration of the Last Supper of Jesus Christ. We will offer foot washing and baptisms according to the profession of faith in Christ. Join us for this sacred remembrance of our Lord and savior.

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Book Discussion: What Truth Sounds Like by Michael Eric Dyson
Mar
30
10:00 AM10:00

Book Discussion: What Truth Sounds Like by Michael Eric Dyson

Join us for an in depth discussion of

What Truth Sounds Like: Robert F. Kennedy, James Baldwin and Our Unfinished Conversation About Race in America by Michael Eric Dyson

Saturday March 30th 2019 10am-12pm, Fireside Room

Imani Community Church
3300 MacArthur Blvd, Oakland, CA 94602

What Truth Sounds Like is a timely exploration of America's tortured racial politics that continues the conversation from Michael Eric Dyson's New York Times bestseller Tears We Cannot Stop.

“In 1963 Attorney General Robert Kennedy sought out James Baldwin to explain the rage that threatened to engulf black America. Baldwin brought along some friends, including play- wright Lorraine Hansberry, psychologist Kenneth Clark, and a valiant activist, Jerome Smith. It was Smith’s relentless, unfil- tered fury that set Kennedy on his heels, reducing him to sullen silence....”

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Jan
27
to Feb 3

Announcements - Week of January 27

2019 Theme: Loving God and Liberating All

January Memory Verse (Deut 6:5) “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your might.”

Dunbar and Friends

On Sunday, February 24th at 2pm we’re going to gather to celebrate the poetry and prose of Paul Laurence Dunbar and other African American literary luminaries. If you’d like to participate in the festivities please contact Bro. Elvis Hodges. Come one and all and bring your family and friends.

ICC Book Discussion

The next work in our book discussion series is What Truth Sounds Like: Robert F. Kennedy, James Baldwin and Our Unfinished Conversation About Race in America by Michael Eric Dyson. Read the book and come out March 30th at 10am for a lively discussion.

ICC Membership Directory

The directory for our church is now available digitally at Imanicc.org. Please call the office for your password. This directory is provided solely for the use of Imani members for church-related purposes. Please do not distribute this directory outside of Imani. Your utmost discretion is requested and expected.

Imani God Chasers - Save the Date!

Calling all God Chasers and their families! Save the Date for Saturday, March 23rd as we bring back the Snow Trip. Join us for fun in the snow at Boreal! Details will follow in coming weeks. See Sis Judy Lusk for questions.

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Imani's Rockin' Crab Night!
Jan
26
5:00 PM17:00

Imani's Rockin' Crab Night!

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!

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Weekly Announcements: Sunday, 1/20/19
Jan
19
to Jan 26

Weekly Announcements: Sunday, 1/20/19

2019 Theme: Loving God and Liberating All

January Memory Verse (Deut 6:5) “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your might.”

Imani’s Rockin’ Crab Feed Night

We’re just a few weeks away from our Rockin’ Crab Feed. Tickets are still on sale after service or through the PushPay App. Please make sure to use the unique event link for the Crab Feed and not the general PushPay giving function. If you attempted to purchase a ticket and think you have used the general giving function instead of the unique link please call Midge at the Church Office right away to straighten out your transaction.

Dunbar and Friends

On Sunday, 24th at 2pm we’re going to gather to celebrate the poetry and prose of Paul Laurence Dunbar and other African American literary luminaries. If you’d like to participate in the festivities please contact Bro. Elvis Hodges. Come one and all and bring your family and friends.

ICC Book Discussion

The next work in our book discussion series is What Truth Sounds Like: Robert F. Kennedy, James Baldwin and Our Unfinished Conversation About Race in America by Michael Eric Dyson. Read the book and come out March 30th at 10am for a lively discussion.

ICC Membership Directory

The directory for our church is now available digitally at Imanicc.org. Please call the office for your password. This directory is provided solely for the use of Imani members for church-related purposes. Please do not distribute this directory outside of Imani. Your utmost discretion is requested and expected.

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The Ordination of Min. Robert Newells
Dec
9
3:00 PM15:00

The Ordination of Min. Robert Newells

You are invited...

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. 

--Minister Rob

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Harvest Bazaar
Nov
18
12:30 PM12:30

Harvest Bazaar

Imani Community Church presents the Annual Harvest Bazaar!

Beautiful Jewelry, Handcrafted Gifts, Skincare and Haircare Products, Specialty Items and much more Sunday, 11/18 after morning worship!

 For more information please call the Church Office (510) 531-5411.

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Fall Revival with Rev. Dr. Donna Coletrane Battle
Nov
12
to Nov 14

Fall Revival with Rev. Dr. Donna Coletrane Battle

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!

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#PurpleSunday2018
Oct
21
10:30 AM10:30

#PurpleSunday2018

Sunday, October 21, 2018 

#PurpleSunday2018

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

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Women's Weekend!
Oct
20
to Oct 21

Women's Weekend!

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.

Join us!

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Church BBQ!
Sep
29
11:00 AM11:00

Church BBQ!

Join us for great food, great fun and great fellowship at our annual church barbecue! There will be dancing, card games, face painting and fun for the kids. Come on out and bring your friends. It's going to be a great time!

 

3300 MacArthur Boulevard, rear parking lot

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Trauma and Black Children & Youth
Sep
26
7:00 PM19:00

Trauma and Black Children & Youth

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.

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Trauma, Toxic Masculinity and Black Men: A Conversation Between Brothers
Aug
29
7:00 PM19:00

Trauma, Toxic Masculinity and Black Men: A Conversation Between Brothers

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.

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Back to School Sunday!
Aug
12
10:30 AM10:30

Back to School Sunday!

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. 

 

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Trauma, Depression & Black Women: Resources
Jul
25
to Aug 25

Trauma, Depression & Black Women: Resources

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

Books:

- Post-Traumatic Slave Disorder, Joy Degruy

- The Wellness Blueprint, Maiysha Clairborne

- BiPolar Faith, Monica Coleman

 

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Ministry Team Leader Meeting
Jun
23
9:00 AM09:00

Ministry Team Leader Meeting

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.

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Keep the Fire Burning: Trauma and the Black Family
Jun
20
7:00 PM19:00

Keep the Fire Burning: Trauma and the Black Family

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.

 

 

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Father's Day at Imani!
Jun
17
10:30 AM10:30

Father's Day at Imani!

"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!

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Education Sunday
Jun
10
10:30 AM10:30

Education Sunday

School is almost out and it's time to celebrate our graduates. Join us on Sunday, June 10th where we'll hear from Bro. Terrance Holliday, Staff Person of the Year at Ralph Bunche High School in Oakland as he offers a word of encouragement to our graduates and students.

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