2015 Project Peace Speaker Series: Segregated

April 20, 2015 by  
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Project PeaceThe Project Peace Speaker Series is pleased to partner with local agencies and faith based groups, to discuss how public policies have segregated the East Bay. How can we as people of faith engage in this topic and be a part of a community-wide solution? How do we as citizens and people of faith work together with the broader community? We will explore this topic with a featured keynote by Richard Rothstein and Ben McBride followed by a panel discussion and exhibitors’ fair.

 

Segregated: How Public Policy Segregated the East Bay and What We Can Do About It

Keynote: Richard Rothstein & Reverend Ben McBride

Panel: Amy Fitzgerald Executive Director of OCO, Sandhya Jha Founder & Director of the Oakland Peace Center & Director of Interfaith Programs for the East Bay Housing Organizations, Reginald Lyles 30 Year Law Enforcement Veteran & Senior Policy Advisor for Public Safety to former Mayor Jean Quan, & Richard Rothstein Research Associate of the Economic Policy Institute and Senior Fellow of the Chief Justice Earl Warren Institute on Law and Social Policy at the University of California (Berkeley) School of Law

Exhibitor Fair:  featuring local agencies contributing to the restoration of our communities

 

Engaging your congregation/faith community

We hope that you will partner with us in furthering this important conversation.

Focusing on social media/email campaigns to reduce waste.  Please, promote and ask your congregations to do the same.

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Postcard for distribution- available upon request for liturgies, small groups, etc…

Registration is now OPEN- This is a free event, however to underwrite the cost we are asking those who are able to “purchase tickets” REGISTER HERE

 

For more information or request postcards- contact@projectpeaceeastbay.org

 

Come Join Us this Sunday Evening!

October 29, 2014 by  
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Renovate_SimpleGraphic Dear Convergence Family,

 

In case you haven’t heard, we are having a gathering on November 2nd from 5pm to 8pm called “Renovate.”  What is this? and Why are we doing this?

 

In any journey, there comes a moment when it is both healthy and necessary to pause, reflect, reassess, and adjust.  We’re about to begin our seventh year as a church and I believe that we are at that moment.  There are things to be pruned, things to be cultivated, and new things to be imagined! In order to grow into the future as a healthy and vibrant church, we need all of us as a diverse and unified body of Christ to pour into the establishing of our church for the future.  We need our whole presence and our whole participation so that we can truly be a whole church.  Even if you’ve joined our church in the last week, this is an opportunity to jump in and be a part of shaping our future.

 

You can find details for “Renovate” (how to RSVP, location, time, etc.) HERE.  I really want to encourage you to RSVP and join us!

 

 

In partnership with you,

 

 

Pastor Bobby

 

RENOVATE!!!

October 29, 2014 by  
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Renovate_SimpleGraphicWHO: Everyone who calls Convergence their church community.

WHAT: This will be an event that will be our launching pad for 2015. Our purpose is to share a meal together, fellowship, hear each others’ experiences of Convergence (good and bad), testify of God’s movement in our lives, and envision our future.

WHY: In any journey, there comes a moment when it is both healthy and necessary to pause, reflect, reassess, and adjust.  We’re about to begin our seventh year as a church and we are at that moment.  There are things to be pruned, things to be cultivated, new things to be imagined! In order to grow into the future as a healthy and vibrant church, we need all of you.  We need your whole presence and your whole participation so that we can truly be a whole church.  Even if you’ve joined our church in the last week, this is the opportunity to jump in and be a part of shaping our future.

WHEN: November 2 from 5pm-8pm.

WHERE: West Oakland Senior Center (1724 Adeline St.)

HOW: RSVP HERE.

 

Church Picnic!

May 9, 2014 by  
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After much thought, we have decided to postpone Day in the Park this year and host our 1st Convergence Church Picnic as a way to bring our church community together. We will have food, games/ relays and lots of time to chat and get to know each other better. So invite your family and friends for an afternoon of hanging out on Saturday June 14 starting at 12pm.

Beautiful and Eternal!

May 9, 2014 by  
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Dear Convergence Family,

I was so blessed to be able to officiate the wedding of Stephen and Kathy Mew this past weekend in Maui! It was absolutely beautiful. As I was enjoying spending time with the Convergence folks that were able to make it out and reflecting on Stephen and Kathy’s journey to marriage, I was deeply encouraged. It is so encouraging to know that Jesus has been, is, and will continue to work through our church to form marriages, birth new life, and restore relationships with God and with one another. It was such a testament to the life giving nature of Christ’s body – Convergence.

I want to encourage you to take one step closer in engaging with the church. If you’ve been following us from a distance (online), I encourage you to join us for worship on Sunday (10:30am at DeFremery Park, Oakland). If you’ve been attending our services on Sunday, I encourage you to join a Life Group (http://convergeoakland.org/life-groups/). If you’ve been attending service and are part of a Life Group, I encourage you to serve and pursue covenant membership with Convergence (http://convergeoakland.org/serving/). Only God knows what the future holds. But I am certain that following Him will lead us to that which is both beautiful and eternal.

In His Amazing Grace,

Pastor Bobby