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    Thanksgiving Is Coming & Here’s How You Can Give Back #ThxInGiving

    Bay Area Thanksgiving Volunteer Worship Services 2019

    One thing 2019 has taught us – resilient people, are resourceful people! We are in this together, holding each other up and filling in the gap. Check out our 2019 Bay Area list of Thanksgiving volunteer and worship opportunities. Be a blessing to someone, and yourself.

    Show us how you’re giving back this Thanksgiving by including #ThxInGiving in your social media posts!

    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@faithinthebay.com

    Last Updated: 11/26/19 1:10 pm

    Hunger Relief Resources

    ALAMEDA COUNTY COMMUNITY FOOD BANK
    7900 Edgewater Drive, Oakland, CA 94621
    If you need food, call the Emergency Food Helpline
    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

    MONDAY, NOV 25

    5:30PM-8PM
    Annual West Oakland Food Bag Giveaway
    DeFremery Park, 1651 Adeline St, Oakland 94607
    Annual giveaway hosted by W.O.N (West-Oakland Networking), and F.U.B.U.-(For Us-By Us) with support from local motorcycle clubs and community leaders.

    7:00PM
    Pre-Thanksgiving Revival w/ Special Guest Dr. Marvin E. Wiley
    True Faith MBC, 9300 Holly Street, Oakland, CA 94603
    Pastor A.L. Perkins & Dr. Anthony Braxton – Hosts

    TUESDAY, NOV 26

    10AM – 2PM
    Shiloh’s Community Thanksgiving Baskets Giveaway
    Shiloh Church, 3295 School St, Oakland, California 94602
    This year we will bless 1,500 families with Thanksgiving baskets. If you or someone you know is in need of a Thanksgiving basket call (510) 261-2052 or click on the link to sign up.
    https://shilohchurch.com/thanksgiving-baskets/

    11AM – 2PM
    CITY OF OAKLAND – 25th Annual Thanksgiving Dinner
    Oakland Marriott City Center, 1001 Broadway, Oakland, CA
    FREE Holiday Turkey Feast, Live Entertainment, Free Transportation.
    For details call 510-238-2077 or (510) 238-7416 (TDD).

    12PM – 6PM
    MISTAH FAB / TEAM GIVEBACK PRESENTS – 14TH ANNUAL THANKSGIVING FEEDING
    4506 Market Street, Oakland, CA

    7PM – 8:30PM
    Community Pre-Thanksgiving Worship
    Allen Temple Baptist Church, 8501 International Blvd, Oakland CA
    Join the Allen Temple Baptist Church, Bay Area Christian Connection, Cosmopolitan Baptist Church, Elmhurst Presbyterian Church, and St. Benedict Catholic Church for a special Pre-Thanksgiving worship experience!

    7:00PM
    Pre-Thanksgiving Revival w/ Special Guests Dr. Marvin E. Wiley & Bishop George Cowart
    Harmony Missionary Baptist Church, 4113 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland CA
    Pastor A.L. Perkins – Host

    WEDNESDAY, NOV 27

    10AM Worship | 1PM Community Dinner
    McGEE AVENUE BAPTIST THANKSGIVING WORSHIP & COMMUNITY DINNER
    1640 Stuart Street, Berkeley, CA 94703
    [510] 843-1774
    Rev. Michael A. Smith, Pastor

    12Noon | Community Dinner & Giveaway
    Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church – Thanksgiving Giveaway & Dinner
    Over 1,000 Turkeys, and non-perishable items will be distributed to local families. The community dinner follows the giveaway. Local residents in need are invited to sit down, and enjoy a hot Thanksgiving meal. Volunteers are welcome.
    1203 Willow Street, Oakland, CA
    [510] 893-2932
    Rev. Michael Wallace, Pastor

    7:30 PM | Pre-Thanksgiving Worship Service
    MOUNT CALVARY BAPTIST CHURCH
    1735 Enterprise Drive, Bldg. #3, Fairfield, CA 94533
    Rev. Gregory Hunter, Olivet Oakland – Guest Speaker
    Dr. Claybon Lea, Jr, Senior Pastor

    THURSDAY, NOV 28 – THANKSGIVING DAY

    7AM – 8:30 Breakfast | 11AM – 1PM Community Dinner | 10AM Celebration
    GLIDE MEMORIAL UMC – THANKSGIVING DAY WORSHIP & COMMUNITY MEALS
    330 Ellis Street (cross street Taylor), San Francisco, CA 94102
    (415) 674-6090 | Volunteer Sign-up
    Rev. Marvin K. White, Minister of Celebration

    9AM Thanksgiving Day Service
    Center of Hope Community Church
    2601 EC Reems Ct, Oakland, CA 94605
    Powerful Praise and Worship Experience.
    Brondon & Maria Reems, Pastors // Bishop Ernestine Cleveland Reems, Founder

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

    10AM Worship Service
    St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church – Fellowship Hall North/South
    3996 14th Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95820
    [916] 737-7070 office
    Dr. Ephraim Williams, Pastor

    10AM Worship Service
    The Church of Restoration – Thanksgiving Day Worship Service
    1028 West Grand Avenue, Oakland, CA
    Rev. Elliott T. Ivey, Sr. – 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 or email capc1@sbcglobal.net
    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 – 2PM
    SALVATION ARMY CENTER – THANKSGIVING MEAL
    1601 6th Ave., Oakland, CA
    510-645-9710

    11:30AM -1:30PM
    Koinonia Church of Christ – FREE COMMUNITY THANKSGIVING DINNER
    1628 Seminary Ave., Oakland, CA 94621
    Support families in need this Thanksgiving by volunteering to serve at this event.

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

    1PM – 4PM
    TWO STAR MARKET (OAKLAND’S DIMOND DISTRICT) – 13th Annual Thanksgiving Day Celebration
    2020 MacArthur Blvd., Oakland, CA 94602
    For more information, please call (510) 531-3576 or email 2starmarket@gmail.com

    2PM – 5PM
    BERKELEY FOOD AND HOUSING PROJECT THANKSGIVING MEAL
    2362 Bancroft Way, Berkeley CA 94704
    To volunteer or make a contribution, please call (510) 649-4965 or visit www.bfhp.org

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