Immanuel Temple Seventh-day Adventist Church

Oakland | CA
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The deacons care for the church property; prepare for baptism, communion; assist with member visitation; care for the sick and poor; and serve as mentors to young males.

The deaconesses prepare for communion and baptism; assist with member visitation; care for the sick and poor; and serve as mentors for young ladies.

Fellowship Committee
This committee provides food service for monthly church luncheons as well as holiday and special events. Committee members also coordinate arrangements for visitors to enjoy a meal and fellowship after worship.

Home and School
This department fosters academic excellence among youth and adults and provides scholarships for students who desire the benefits of Christian education as provided by Adventist schools. 

Health Ministries
This ministry’s goal is to promote optimal health and fitness among the members. The committee plans medical, public health and dietary presentations. This committee sponsors a neighborhood health fair and sponsor seminars and workshops promoting health.

This committee rolls out the welcome mat each Sabbath, greeting members and friends. 

Interest Coordinator
This ministry follows up with visitors and attempts to nurture a relationship with them. 

Music Ministry
The musical ministry enhances the worship experience of its members. 

Much like the Boys and Girls Scouts, the Pathfinders Club trains junior youth in various disciplines that build character. Activities include camping, crafts, nature exploration, Bible study, witnessing, bike-a-thons, and field trips.

The Pathfinder Club is open to all youth ages 10 to 15 years of age.  For youth 15 to 18 years of age there are opportunities to participate as Leader In Training (LIT). The organization instills in youth the meaning of service to others, builds character for this life and the character they will carry to heaven. This Christian scouting organization has been around building character in youth for over 50 years.

This year the Immanuel Temple Pathfinder Club has joined with Elmhurst S.D.A. Church located on 98th and Thermal. The meetings are held usually on the first and third Sundays at 10:00 a.m. If you are interested in obtaining more information, please email Madeleine Nelson, assistant director, at

Prayer Ministry
This ministry promotes the power of prayer in the life of the members, their extended families.  The prayer ministry conducts a prayer chain each morning.

Sabbath School
This is the instructional arm of the church, often referred to the “church at study.” The Sabbath School is committed to exploring biblical and doctrinal truth and showing how biblical principles can be practically applied to promote one’s spiritual growth. The Sabbath School offers classes and programs for all age groups.

Ushers maintain the orderly seating and exiting of worshipers and attend to their needs to enhance their worship experience.

Women's Ministries
This vital ministry fosters spiritual growth and renewal among women and cultivates interpersonal relationships. It focuses on building relationships, bonding and fellowship in the church family.