Convergence Retreat 2017 – Beginnings

August 20, 2017  
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Join us December 1-3 for our annual retreat at the Mount Hermon Conference Center. This will be a time for our entire church to gather together for times of rest, reflection, and renewal. Our theme was inspired by the many testimonies, stories and challenges that have formed the fabric of our community this year. We are reminded by the work of Jesus that while God always meets us where we are, He is also the God that makes all things new.

Registration has already started online and the deadline for registration and payment is October 31st. Please register online for the “Beginnings” Convergence Retreat 2017 HERE!

As you’ve heard, the true cost of the retreat for each adult is $250, $125 for kids aged 5+. We want to clarify how payment will work. This year, we wanted to be transparent about the actual cost for participation, but we will be using a sliding scale option to allow each person and family to choose what they would like to pay. We encourage you to think through your finances and pay what you are able. For some, that may be less than $250/person, and for some that may be more to help generously subsidize costs for others. Our hope is that everyone, regardless of financial status, would be able to attend the retreat!

We also need 4-5 people to help with coordinating food, games, and other activities. If you are interested in joining the retreat team or if you have any specific questions, contact Becca at rebeccacrafthu@gmail.com

Volunteer Tutors Needed!

September 22, 2017  
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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 students at Martin Luther King Elementary School.  Please contact Joe if you are interested in volunteering this year.  

Upcoming Tutor Trainings:
Sat, Sept 23, 9:00 – 11am
Sat, Oct 7, 9:00 – 11:30am
Tues, Oct 17, 3:00 – 5:30pm
Sat, Nov 4, 9:00 – 11:30am

*Training take place at Faith Network of the East Bay – 2633 Telegraph Ave, #412, Oakland, CA 94612

Guys & Gals Camping at Mount Tamalpais

August 20, 2017  
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Join us on Labor Day weekend (September 1-2) for a one night car camp at Mount Tamalpais. This trip is open to EVERYONE (guys, gals, kids). Our plan is to have a late dinner Friday night as people get in, and have a hearty breakfast on Saturday morning. Please RSVP as soon as possible with Kevin for a headcount.

Special Needs Awareness for Church Communities!

August 20, 2017  
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We seek to be a church that welcomes everyone. We are inviting special needs ministry experts, Joni and Friends, to speak about disability awareness and adapting our services and programs to meet the special needs of people with disabilities. There will be an overview and time for questions and discussion. Please join us on Saturday, September 9th from 10AM to 12PM for this event. We will be meeting at 1101 Marina Village Parkway Alameda, CA 94501. Please RSVP with Joe.

Tuesday Lunchtime Devotions

July 1, 2017  
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Join us each Tuesday afternoon at 12:30pm for video chat devotions! We will discuss a selection of Scripture and pray for one another during this 30 minute gathering. All are welcome – please install the free BlueJeans app and join via https://bluejeans.com/210084043.  Please contact Pastor Kevin or Diana with any questions.

Project Peace: Day of Service

February 21, 2017  
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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 environmentally, economically and socially sustainable.

A Day of Service involves community “sweat equity.” Days of Service last from 9AM – Noon, 4 to 5 Saturday’s a year. Landscaping, classroom book “leveling”, construction, painting, organizing, cleaning up a watershed, mural painting, and more include some of the projects we take on at a Day of Service.

On Saturday, August 19th, we will be serving with Project Peace at Harbor House. There will be street parking only. Please wear clothes suitable for some manual labor! Address is 1811 11th Avenue in Oakland.

 

Gents/Group Camping

July 3, 2017  
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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 interest to see if EVERYONE wants to attend, not just the gents. Kids are welcome, too!

Convergence Retreat 2016

November 28, 2016  
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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 event for us.  These volunteers met regularly and worked hard in different areas including: identifying retreat location, lodging, finding our wonderful retreat speaker, leading worship sessions, taking pictures, designing print materials, preparing drinks and snacks, transporting and setting up equipment  for our children and adult services, and creating the awesome Rooted swag.  The list goes on!

Becca Hu led the entire process and she has been receiving wonderful stories and testimonies from the retreat attendees.  We are grateful for the ways God blessed us during our weekend together.  If you would like to share your experiences from the retreat or would also like to share some thanks and encouragement to the retreat volunteers, you can send those to Becca directly and she’ll make sure the team gets it.  Go ahead and send it to her email at rebeccacrafthu@gmail.com.

Tutoring Service Opportunity!

September 14, 2015  
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Faith Network of the East BayVolunteer Tutors Needed! Did you know that 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 an Excel Reading Clinic tutor team!  Please contact Kathy at kdchang@gmail.com for more information.

Family Night!

July 20, 2015  
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FN_07_2015_ColorIn partnership with the City of Oakland, the DeFremery Recreation Center, and Christ Church Berkeley we’ve been hosting monthly Family Nights for the West Oakland community with free dinner, followed by a time of activities, games, and prizes.  Please join us on Thursday, July 30th for a scavenger hunt!

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