IMANI COMMUNITY CHURCH

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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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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, 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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"The Shack" Bible Study Series
Jul
5
to 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.

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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!

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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.
 

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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."

 

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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!

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