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    Season of Giving: 2013 Thanksgiving Worship, Volunteer & Meal Opportunities

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    2013-Thanksgiving-Service-Worship

    This is truly the Season of Giving, and one of my favorite times of year! Each Thanksgiving I look back on memories of stuffing bags for families in need with my grandmother at McGee Avenue Baptist Church, and riding along in her pickup truck gathering donations from local businesses. 

    If you’re looking for a Bay Area or NorCal Thanksgiving Day Worship Services, Thanksgiving Dinner, or Volunteer Giveback Opportunities — keep reading our 2013 guide. Take a young person with you, and create some awesome memories while serving a hot Thanksgiving Meal!

    Updated: 11/27 7:15 PM

    Hunger Relief Resources

    ALAMEDA COUNTY COMMUNITY FOOD BANK
    7900 Edgewater Drive, Oakland, CA 94621
    If you need food, call the Emergency Food Helpline
    at 1-(800) 870-FOOD (3663)
    For volunteer and donation opportunities, please call 510-635-3663 or

    BUILDING OPPORTUNITIES FOR SELF SUFFICIENCY (BOSS)
    2065 Kittredge Street, Suite E, Berkeley, CA 94704
    For information about homelessness resources, to make a donation or to volunteer, please call (510) 649-1930

    10AM – 12NOON
    BEEBE MEMORIAL CATHEDRAL – TURKEY GIVEAWAY
    3900 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland, CA
    BMC will donate turkeys to those in need on behalf of the Steve & Marjory Harvey annual giveaway. 
    Rev. Dr. Charley Hames, Jr., Senior Pastor

    GREATER ST. PAUL BAPTIST CHURCH – THANKSGIVING BOX GIVEAWAY
    Sunday, November 24th 
    1827 Martin Luther King, Jr. Way, Oakland
    For additional information, contact the GSP Administration Office at 510-452-0803.
    Must register in advance.
    Bishop Joseph Simmons, Pastor

    2-4PM
    KBLX HOLIDAY HEALTH & WELLNESS DAY AND TURKEY GIVE
    Sunday, November 24th
    Eastmont Mall, 7200 Bancroft Ave, Oakland 94605 (Rear Entrance/Police Substation)
    While supplies last, KBLX’S own NIKKI THOMAS will distribute 100 turkeys plus fixin’s thanks to Oakland Councilmember Desley Brooks, and Sports Agent Aaron Goodwin. If you need a turkey basket, please bring proof of Oakland residency and proof of income.

    TUESDAY, NOV. 26 

    1PM – 6PM 
    St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church – Community Outreach Dinner
    Fellowship Hall North/South
    3996 14th Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95820
    [916] 737-7070 office
    Dr. Ephraim Williams, Pastor

     

    7:30 PM Thanksgiving Worship Service
    MOUNT CALVARY BAPTIST CHURCH
    1735 Enterprise Drive, Bldg. #3, Fairfield, CA 94533
    Dr. Claybon Lea, Jr, Pastor

    WEDNESDAY, NOV. 27

    9AM – 10:30AM Worship Service
    ST. PAUL MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH
    3996 14th Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95820
    [916] 737-7070 office
    Dr. Ephraim Williams, Pastor


    7PM Bible Study
    Word Assembly AFC – Thanksgiving Eve / Mid Week Bible Study
    2333 Harrison Street (Uptown Location), Oakland, CA 
    Bishop Keith L. Clark, Pastor

    7:30PM Worship Service
    Covenant Worship Center – Thanksgiving Eve Worship Service
    2622 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94702
    District Elder K.R. Woods, Lead Pastor

     

    THURSDAY, NOV. 28 – THANKSGIVING DAY

     

    7AM – 8:30 Breakfast | 9AM – 2PM Community Meal | 10AM Celebration
    GLIDE MEMORIAL UMC – THANKSGIVING DAY WORSHIP & COMMUNITY MEALS
    330 Ellis Street (cross street Taylor), San Francisco, CA 94102
    (415) 674-6090
    Rev. Karen Oliveto, Pastor

     

    9AM Worship | 12Noon Community Dinner
    ALLEN TEMPLE THANKSGIVING WORSHIP & COMMUNITY DINNER
    8501 International Blvd., Oakland, CA
    Community Dinner Volunteers Welcome: Call 510-544-8910
    Rev. Dr. J. Alfred Smith, Jr., Senior Pastor

     

    9AM Worship | 1PM Community Dinner
    McGEE AVENUE BAPTIST THANKSGIVING DAY WORSHIP & COMMUNITY DINNER
    1640 Stuart Street, Berkeley, CA 94703
    [510] 843-1774
    Rev. Michael A. Smith, Pastor

     

    10AM Worship
    ACTS FULL GOSPEL COGIC – THANKSGIVING DAY WORSHIP SERVICE
    1034 66th Street, Oakland, CA 94621
    (510) 567-1300
    Bishop Bob Jackson, Senior Pastor

     

    10AM Worship | 12Noon – 4PM Thanksgiving Community Dinner
    GREATER ST. PAUL THANKSGIVING DAY WORSHIP & COMMUNITY DINNER
    1827 Martin Luther King, Jr. Way, Oakland
    [510] 452-0803
    Bishop Joseph E. Simmons, Senior Pastor

    10AM Worship Service  |  11:30AM – 1:30PM Community Dinner
    Koinonia Church of Christ – Annual Thanksgiving Day Service & Community Dinner
    1628 Seminary Avenue, Oakland, CA
    Volunteers welcome, call 510-632-2599 or email koinoniacoc@hotmail.com 
    Rev. Isaac Wilson, Pastor

    10:45 AM – 12:45 PM
    ST. VINCENT DE PAUL OF ALAMEDA COUNTY – Thanksgiving Day Meal 
    675 – 23rd Street, Oakland, CA 94612 
    To volunteer, call (510) 877-9252 or email: volunteer@svdp-alameda.org

     

    11AM – 1PM
    COLLEGE AVENUE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH THANKSGIVING MEAL
    5951 College Avenue, Oakland, CA
    Volunteers are welcome – please call (510) 658-3665
    Rev. Monte McClain, Pastor

    11AM – 1PM
    First Presbyterian Church – Thanksgiving Day Community Dinner
    2619 Broadway (enter on 27th St), Oakland CA 94612
    Volunteer opportunities available for our weekly Monday meals program, at which we fed approx 100 people 11-1PM, For info. call 510- 306-2115
    Rev. Debra Avery, Pastor

    11AM – 1PM
    OUR YOUTH MATTER – FREE THANKSGIVING MEAL IN THE PARK
    Carter Gilmore Park, 1390 66th Ave, OaklandCA 94621
    Volunteers and donations are welcome

     

    11AM – 2PM
    SALVATION ARMY CENTER – THANKSGIVING MEAL
    1601 6th Ave., Oakland, CA
    510-645-9710

     

    11AM – 3PM
    ST. JOHN MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH THANKSGIVING DAY DINNER
    North Campus, 29-8th Street, Richmond CA
    [510] 233-1779
    Dr. Kevin Hall, Pastor

     

    12PM – 2PM
    OAKLAND BLACK CAUCUS COMMUNITY THANKSGIVING DINNER
    410 14th Street, Oakland, CA 94612
    **Volunteers Welcome: Call 510-839-4644**

     

    1PM – 4PM
    TWO STAR MARKET (OAKLAND’S DIMOND DISTRICT) — 11th Annual Thanksgiving Day Celebration
    2020 MacArthur Blvd., Oakland, CA 94602
    For more information, please call (510) 531-3576

     

    2PM – 5PM
    BERKELEY FOOD AND HOUSING PROJECT THANKSGIVING MEAL
    2362 Bancroft Way, Berkeley CA 94704
    For more information or to donate, please call (510) 649-4965 or visit www.bfhp.org.
    To volunteer at the meal, please email Linda Mcardell at lmcardell@bfhp.org.

     

    Support families in need this Thanksgiving by volunteering to serve at one of the events listed below. Have a listing that’s not included? Let us know…send us an email to info (at) faithinthebay.com

     

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