IMANI COMMUNITY CHURCH

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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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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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Maundy Thursday
Mar
29
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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Rockin' Crab Feed
Jan
27
5:00 PM17:00

Rockin' Crab Feed

The Prayer Ministry and the Magnification Ministry present

Imani's Rockin' Crab Night, a garlic crab fundraiser!

Saturday, 1/27 at 5 - 8pm

Tickets are available at the Church Office (510) 531-5411

$50/person before 10/21, $55/person thereafter.

 

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Congregational Meeting
Nov
18
9:00 AM09:00

Congregational Meeting

All Imani Members are asked to attend the bi-annual business meeting of Imani Community Church. We will hear reports from our pastor and board of directors and make critical decisions about the direction of our church. Be there are ready to vote.

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Fall Revival!
Nov
13
to Nov 15

Fall Revival!

The Rev. Dr. Alyn Waller of Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church in Philadelphia, PA will bless us as our revivalist. Come early to have dinner at 6pm and get your seat. Get ready for an awesome time in the Lord!

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Women's Weekend - "Breathe and Rise Up!"
Oct
22
10:30 AM10:30

Women's Weekend - "Breathe and Rise Up!"

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!

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Eat to Live
Sep
24
12:30 PM12:30

Eat to Live

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

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Men's Weekend!
Sep
16
to Sep 17

Men's Weekend!

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

- and -

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.

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Women of Imani Faith & Fellowship
Aug
26
11:00 AM11:00

Women of Imani Faith & Fellowship

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
Joan Johnson

Please RSVP to Zarina at zarina.ahmad4@gmail.com or
Robin Johnson at rahbyn01@yahoo.com (510) 828-1412

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