Operation Christmas Child 2011

Operation Christmas Child is part of the work of Samaritan’s Purse, an international organization providing spiritual and physical aid to impoverished communities around the world. Operation Christmas Child is the opportunity to give children all over the world a shoebox of gifts for the holiday season filled with toys, goodies, and the message of God’s […]

A Thank-You Note from MLK Elementary

This summer, we took a love offering for MLK Elementary School teacher Lindsey Smallwood’s classroom supplies and materials. We received a package of thank-you notes, pictures, and drawings from Lindsey and her students telling us how the supplies have made a difference in their learning. Here’s what Lindsey said: Thank you so much friends at […]

Happy Anniversary of Family Fun Nights!

At the Halloween Family Fun Night taking place on Thursday, October 27, 2011, Convergence celebrated our one year partnership with the City of Oakland Parks and Recreation Center of creating Family Fun Nights for our Oakland neighbors and families. Looking back on a full year of growth and learning, here’s what Family Fun Night ministry […]

Champions for Children 5K Run/Walk

    Run, walk, volunteer with Convergence as we participate in this fundraiser with Faith Network of the East Bay, our partnering organization for tutoring at MLK Elementary School in West Oakland. To sign up, go to http://faith-network.com/ and let rebecca@convergeoakland.org know you’re joining the race!

What’s With the New Logo?

Notice something new on our website lately? No, you’re not seeing doubles…you’re seeing circles! Our new logo was designed by a member of our church family, Kelsey Jones, and holds significant meaning to the vision of our church. If you look closely, the circles are purposely drawn imperfectly to represent us, an imperfect people. In […]

What Now America Back-To-School Event Reflections

Here’s what one of our own, Jeff Chou, had to say about the event: We’ve had the opportunity over the past year to serve and invest at a local Youth Resource Center operated by the non-profit What Now America.  The Resource Center aims to provide “basic societal needs” to the youth of West Oakland by […]