February Family Night!

December 12, 2016 by  
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Please join us Thursday, February 23rd from 6-7:30pm for a a night of Motown sound Family!  We will have dinner, dancing, and games!

Family Night’s mission is to create a safe and consistent space for families to come together to be community and enjoy food, games and fellowship together.  FN occurs the last Thursday of every month (except for certain holidays).

Family Night!

May 4, 2015 by  
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In partnership with the City of Oakland and the DeFremery Recreation Center, 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, May 28th for a science themed Family Night!  We will have fun experiments for families to enjoy!

Family Night!

April 13, 2015 by  
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In partnership with the City of Oakland and the DeFremery Recreation Center, 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, April 30th for a science themed Family Night!  We will have fun experiments for families to enjoy!

 

Family Night!

September 18, 2014 by  
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Please join us on Thursday, September 25th for Family Night!!  We will be doing a scavenger hunt!  Dinner will begin at 6PM and we will be doing the scavenger hunt from 6:45-7:30PM.  If you have any questions or are interested in joining the Family Night team, please contact Rebecca at rebeccacrafthu@gmail.com.

 

Day in the Park Photo Booth!

May 7, 2013 by  
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Thank you for coming out to Day in the Park!  We hope that you were able to relax and enjoy such a beautiful day!  Please check out the Photo Booth pictures from this event!

5th Annual Day in the Park!!!

March 11, 2013 by  
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Thank you for attending our 5th Annual Day in the Park event!  It was another day of beautiful weather, delicious food, fun games, and lots of conversation and laughter.  If you took pictures at the photo booth, please visit Day in the Park Photo Booth

Serving Opportunity: What Now America’s Youth Resource Center on Saturday, October 22nd!

October 18, 2011 by  
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The following is from Jeff Chou, coordinator of our monthly volunteer effort with local non-profit What Now America:

We’re going to be serving at the Youth Resource Center this Saturday at DeFremery Park from 12pm-5pm.  We’ve been committing to this once a month for the past 8 or 9 months now, and I’m encouraged to finally see some of the seeds of consistency starting to grow.  We’ve built a great relationship with the director of WNA (who frequently will set extra food aside for us to use at church), as well as a few of the youth.


Some of the youth we’ve been able to also see at our Family Fun Nights, as well as at random times in the park.


I had the privilege of attending a conference last week about Christian Community Development, and one of the things that is clear amongst most of the topics covered there (such as racial reconciliation, crime, poverty, etc) is that the future of community transformation lies in the youth of that particular community.  They’re the future indigenous leaders of their peers, and have the ability to make generational impact.

At the Youth Resource Center, you have the opportunity to work alongside kids through a curriculum, as well as participate in preparing a healthy meal and outdoor exercise.


I’m wondering if you’ll consider giving a Saturday, or future Saturdays to this cause.
As always, please let me know if you have any questions at all.  I’d be glad to answer or chat about the ministry!


Jeff (jeff@convergeoakland.org)

What Now America Back-To-School Event Reflections

September 26, 2011 by  
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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 combining an educational curriculum with healthy eating, and physical education.  In September, What Now America hosted their annual “Back to School” event on a Saturday afternoon at Defremery Park.  In addition to fun booths like face painting, there were also interesting hands-on educational opportunities for children such as making their own ice cream.  The event culminated in the distribution of hundreds of bags of school supplies that were put together through a cooperation of local businesses and an army of volunteers.

Convergence continues to maintain a monthly presence at the Youth Resource Center, helping with tutoring, leading games and activities, preparing healthy foods, and interacting with the kids.  If you’re interested in getting involved, please contact me at jeff@convergeoakland.org for more information.

Spooky Halloween Family Fun Night!

September 26, 2011 by  
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Join us for a night of spooky, friendly, trick or treat Halloween Family Fun Night on October 27, 2011, 6-8pm at DeFremery Park. Contact Jenn Wu at jenn@convergeoakland.org to get volunteer details! Come help make this an unforgettably eerie fun night for all!

Family Night XII @ DeFremery Park, Thursday, September 22nd, 6-8pm!

September 19, 2011 by  
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Our 12th installment of Family Night was on Thursday, September 22, 2011 and we sure had a night of musical fun!! Convergence has been partnering with the City of Oakland Parks and Recs to create these once a month gatherings for our Oakland families for a year to date. We’re continually reminded that togetherness, unity, and family is forged out of our individual willingness to embrace those around us to form genuine community. Family Fun Nights have been a picture of what it means to “love your neighbor as yourself” and many of us have been blessed through serving and loving on our Oakland neighbors.

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