This is who we are: People of many cultures woven together into the fabric of Oakland to display the beauty of God’s story. A tapestry is only beautiful if varied strands are interwoven throughout the picture. At Tapestry Church, we are striving for a worship service that is not aimed at “excellence” as much as it’s aimed at beauty. And that can’t happen unless we have the varied strands of our community investing their time, talents, and voice in the work of the church.
Let me tell you about James. James is a Christian and has been for many years. He’s completed 13 of the 16 modules that it takes to finish the Urban Ministry Institute. He’s written a book that he wishes to have published about Christian stewardship. And one more thing...James is a leader in the church inside San Quentin. He’ll be returning home September and he’ll need a community to be a part of and one walk with him. He’ll need a place where he can exercise his gift and live out his calling. That’s why we’re creating the Siafu Leadership Home.
“I think it says something to that person that walks in the door and they see us, and they know it’s a possibility,” he added. “We’re people from different cultures, woven into the fabric of Oakland, to display the beauty of God’s story.”
Join us on Saturday Jun 2nd at 5:00pm at 2035 40th Ave for a Prayer Walk through the Fruitvale neighborhood, where we will gather to pray for the flourishing of the city of Oakland and our new neighbors in the Fruitvale.
We are so grateful to announce that starting June 3rd at 10:30am, we will be meeting for worship at Learning Without Limits elementary school at 2035 40th Ave in the Fruitvale neighborhood of Oakland! There are so many things we love about the space itself and the way it suits our church's needs. But what we are really excited about is the opportunity to partner with a school that cares so deeply about its students.
A Tapestry is woven art. Its a rug with a picture. It’s sometimes a prayer mat, or a wall hanging, or a carpet. In it’s broadest definition, tapestry is a form of art practiced by Native Americans, South Africans, Europeans, Indians, Turks, and many others. It’s something practical that’s also beautiful and meaningful because a tapestry often carries symbols or tells a story that help to make sense of God, the world, and our lives.