IMANI COMMUNITY CHURCH

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"The Shack" Bible Study Series
Jul
5
Aug 9

"The Shack" Bible Study Series

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.


Education Sunday
Jun
11
10:30 am10:30

Education Sunday

School is almost out and it's time to celebrate our graduates. Join us on Sunday, June 11th where we'll hear from preacher, author and professor the Rev. Dr. Martha C. Taylor as she offers a word of encouragement to our graduates.

If you or your child are graduating or being promoted from Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High School or College/Graduate School please complete the Graduation/Promotion Information form and turn it in to Rev. Ronné or the church office before June 4th. All forms must be in by this date in order to include all of our graduates.

WOI Mother's Day Prayer Breakfast
May
13
9:00 am09:00

WOI Mother's Day Prayer Breakfast

Every woman is someone's daughter. Daughters, bring your mothers and Mothers, bring your daughters and hear an inspired word from The Rev. Leslie Bowling-Dyer, professor of Ethics and Society at American Baptist Seminary of the West.

All women are welcome. Adults - $24 and Girls 10 and under - $12

*REGISTRATION HAS CLOSED.*

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

We look forward to seeing you there!

Imani Book Discussion
Apr
29
9:00 am09:00

Imani Book Discussion

Sponsored by the Life Enrichment Ministry

We'll be discussing the following two books:

THE FIRE NEXT TIME, JAMES BALDWIN

A national bestseller when it first appeared in 1963, The Fire Next Time galvanized the nation and gave passionate voice to the emerging civil rights movement. At once a powerful evocation of James Baldwin's early life in Harlem and a disturbing examination of the consequences of racial injustice, the book is an intensely personal and provocative document. It consists of two "letters," written on the occasion of the centennial of the Emancipation Proclamation, that exhort Americans, both black and white, to attack the terrible legacy of racism.

Described by The New York Times Book Review as "sermon, ultimatum, confession, deposition, testament, and chronicle...all presented in searing, brilliant prose," The Fire Next Time stands as a classic of our literature.

Click here to order or read selected pages on Amazon.

 

WHY WE CAN'T WAIT, REV. DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.

Martin Luther King’s classic exploration of the events and forces behind the Civil Rights Movement—including his Letter from Birmingham Jail, April 16, 1963.

“There comes a time when the cup of endurance runs over, and men are no longer willing to be plunged into the abyss of despair.”

In 1963, Birmingham, Alabama, was perhaps the most racially segregated city in the United States. The campaign launched by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Civil Rights movement on the segregated streets of Birmingham demonstrated to the world the power of nonviolent direct action.

In this remarkable book, Dr. King recounts the story of Birmingham in vivid detail, tracing the history of the struggle for civil rights back to its beginnings three centuries ago and looking to the future, assessing the work to be done beyond Birmingham to bring about full equality for African Americans. Above all, Dr. King offers an eloquent and penetrating analysis of the events and pressures that propelled the Civil Rights movement from lunch counter sit-ins and prayer marches to the forefront of American consciousness.

Since its publication in the 1960s, Why We Can’t Wait has become an indisputable classic. Now, more than ever, it is an enduring testament to the wise and courageous vision of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Click here to order or read selected pages on Amazon.
 

Havis & Friends
Apr
23
3:00 pm15:00

Havis & Friends

Join Havis White-Blanchard and her friends for an afternoon of hymns, spirituals and gospel favorites which reflect our rich African and African American heritage. There will be a dance presentation by Imani Ya Watume and the annual "Hats on Parade."

 

Faith in Action Night Walk
Mar
8
6:00 pm18:00

Faith in Action Night Walk

Lenten Caravan clergy and churches will be walking the neighborhood surrounding Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church - 1203 Willow Street in West Oakland. We're bringing a message of hope and unity to the community. Wear comfy shoes and join us at 6pm sharp. We'll be done in time for worship at 7pm. Be there!

Dunbar and Friends
Feb
26
2:00 pm14:00

Dunbar and Friends

Join us as we celebrate the life and literary legacy of Paul Laurence Dunbar! We'll step back into our rich cultural heritage as we listen to Dunbar's poetic prose and join in fellowship.

Imani's Rockin' Crab Night!
Jan
14
5:00 pm17:00

Imani's Rockin' Crab Night!

Imani's Rockin' Crab Feed is happening Saturday, 1/14 at Piedmont Community Church 400 Highland Avenue, Piedmont.

This is a fundraiser for our disability access program upgrades which will make our church accessible for all. There will be delicious garlic crab and other great food, ministry by Imani Ya Watume, and as always great fellowship. Tickets are only $50!
 

Christmas Morning Worship
Dec
25
10:30 am10:30

Christmas Morning Worship

Join us at 10:30am on Christmas Morning to celebrate the gift of Jesus! “For unto you is born this day in the city of David a saviour, which is Christ the Lord.” Luke 2:11

Imani's 20th Anniversary!
Dec
4
3:00 pm15:00

Imani's 20th Anniversary!

Join us on Sunday, December 4th at 3pm to celebrate 20 years of God's faithfulness to Imani Community Church. It will be a time of praise, worship and thanksgiving for all God has done.

Fall Revival with Rev. Dr. Alyn Waller
Nov
14
Nov 16

Fall Revival with Rev. Dr. Alyn Waller

Join us for Fall Revival with Rev. Dr. Alyn Waller, pastor of Enon Tabernacle Church, Philadelphia, PA. Nightly services begin at 7pm sharp! Be there!

Book Discussion: Homegoing - Yaa Gyasi
Nov
12
10:00 am10:00

Book Discussion: Homegoing - Yaa Gyasi

The Life Enrichment Ministry of the Imani Community Church invites you to participate in our next Quarterly Book Discussion Group led by Dr. George C.L. Cummings.

"A novel of breathtaking sweep and emotional power that traces three hundred years in Ghana and along the way also becomes a truly great American novel. Extraordinary for its exquisite language, its implacable sorrow, its soaring beauty, and for its monumental portrait of the forces that shape families and nations, Homegoing heralds the arrival of a major new voice in contemporary fiction."

Women's Weekend 2016
Oct
22
11:00 am11:00

Women's Weekend 2016

Women of Imani:

Enjoy a weekend of Worship, Praise, Inspiration and Fellowship.

We're asking all Women of Imani that are able, to please make a love offering of $50 to off set the cost of the weekend. 

Please RSVP with our Co-Chairs so we can get an accurate count for lunch and gifts. 

We look forward to seeing you all.  If you have any questions please feel free to contact us.

Women's Ministry Co Chairs:

Robin Johnson and Zarina Ahmad

Ordination
Oct
2
3:00 pm15:00

Ordination

Join us as we celebrate the ordinations of Minister Jamal Hunter and Minister Ronné Wingate Sims.

"Ordained ministry is firmly rooted in Scripture and has been part of Baptist tradition from the very beginning. In every period of our history, Baptists have affirmed the need for persons who would be set apart for ordained ministry, honored and esteemed by the whole people of God.

"In recognizing and calling men and women to ordained ministry, the church exercises its authority to order its life and mission under God. It then recognizes in those it ordains an entrusted authority to instruct, guide, comfort, and challenge in the name of the gospel.

"The ordination service is the church's public recognition of the call." (ABC-USA)

Holy Soul
Sep
10
7:00 pm19:00

Holy Soul


This program of SOUL hits delivered with a church twist will lighten your heart and Lift your Spirits!!! 
 

Featuring: Peabo Blessings -2nd Samuel Cook - Etta St James - Barabbas White - and More with a Special Surprise Guest Host.

Free Will offering will be taken in support of Imani's Disability Access project.