Thrive East Bay, Sun. Oct 4th, 10:30a – 12p

Posted by | Events, Oakland | October 02, 2015

Please join us for the official launch of Thrive East Bay on Sunday, October 4th!

Thrive-EastBayThrive East Bay is a purpose-driven community for people of all ages and backgrounds who are committed to transforming our lives, communities, and world. As an alternative to church and other faith community models, we are creating a 21st century approach that is informed by modern science and ancient wisdom, infused with a profound sense of love and interconnection, and focused on social change. We welcome people of all beliefs and non-beliefs on the journey toward personal growth, shared learning, and collective action.

Join us for the kick-off of our first monthly Sunday event where you’ll have the opportunity to connect with a diverse and inspiring group of people, be uplifted by music and singing, share in a delicious meal, and experience the power of love and fellowship in service to a world that works for all.


When: Sunday, October 4th from 10:30am – 12pm (please arrive on time!)
Community Meal from 12 – 1pm

Where: Oakstop in downtown Oakland
1721 Broadway #201
Oakland, CA 94612
(right next to the 12th Street Bart station)

Theme: What Makes You Come Alive?

Co-Hosts: Barbara Jefferson & Joshua Gorman

Musicians & Song Leaders: Cherine Badawi, Joyous Dawn, & Kyle Lemle

Speaker: Konda Mason, Co-Founder & CEO of Impact Hub Oakland

Poet: Sonya Renee Taylor, Founder of The Body is Not An Apology and winner of multiple National and International poetry slams (invited guest)

Cost: There will be an invitation to contribute whatever you feel called to and are able to. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

Please RSVP here if you’re able to attend. You are welcome to invite your family and friends. Please keep in mind that we are building an intentionally diverse community of people from many races, sexual preferences, gender identities, physical abilities, income ranges, and ages.

Childcare: Please bring your little ones! Childcare will be available during the 10:30 – 12pm portion of the event. If you would like a spot for your child, please let us know at so we can plan accordingly.

Volunteers: We are seeking volunteers to help with the set-up and break-down of this event. If you are available to arrive early or stay late, please let us know at

We look forward to seeing you!

In partnership,
the Thrive East Bay Team

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