Succeeding by Reading at MLK, Jr. Elementary

The Succeeding by Reading program organized by Faith Network has some upcoming training sessions for those interested in being a tutor this year. The time slot we’re tutoring at MLK, Jr. Elementary are Fridays from 12:30pm to 2:45pm. This includes two sessions though volunteers can opt for one or both. For more information or to […]

Volunteer Tutors Needed!

Did you know over 60% of Oakland third-graders read below grade level?  An hour or two a week is all it takes to invest in the life of a struggling student.  You are invited to join a Succeeding by Reading Clinic tutor team!  For over 5 years, Convergence has taken part in this ministry by serving […]


“Reluctance says I have to give something. Gratitude says I have something to give.” These words spoken by Gary Walter, the president of our denomination, has continued to resonate deeply within me since I heard them earlier this year. Since then, passages that speak of rootedness in Christ, meditating on God’s words day and night, […]

Project Peace: Day of Service

Project Peace: Day of Service Saturday, August 19th, 9AM-12PM   A Day of Service is a volunteer service opportunity coordinated by Project Peace East Bay to bring together local faith-based groups, non-profit organizations, and East Bay social service providers. Project Peace’s hope is that through these partnerships our local East Bay communities will become more […]

Gents/Group Camping

Gents Camping is being organized by Kevin and we’re looking for at least 15 people to join us. We have extra gear so just let us know if you’re interested and we’ll make it happen. We’ll arrive Friday afternoon and checkout Saturday noon. Call or text 510-463-1011 for more information. *** We are also currently gauging […]

Christmas Eve Service!

Christmas falls on a Sunday this year so we will be holding a worship service on Christmas Eve.  Join us on December 24th at the West Oakland Senior Center at 5pm for a special Christmas Eve service.  We will then enjoy a time of fellowship afterward with a potluck dinner and white elephant gift exchange, so please […]

Convergence Retreat 2016

In the first weekend of December our church spent the weekend at Mount Hermon in hopes to get away from the busyness of everyday life and to spend some concentrated and restful time before God and with one another.  We are incredibly thankful for all of the individuals who met months in advance to plan this […]