On November 12, The C.O.R.E. (Community, Outreach, Resources, and Education) celebrated its grand opening at the Market Street church in Oakland. At the opening ceremony, local dignitaries and community partners expressed excitement about The C.O.R.E and its positive impact on the people of Oakland.
The building, initially constructed in 1911, was purchased by the church many years ago and was recently renovated into a facility to provide relevant support services to its neighbors, friends, and all those who seek to know more about Christ.
Located next door to the church, The C.O.R.E. is an expansion that will add to the 100-year legacy of the Market Street church in Oakland. As its first order of business, The C.O.R.E. hosted the Oakland Free Health Clinic on November 19. Dentists, hygienists, eye doctors, and mental health professionals were on-site to provide services to anyone in need.
According to Theresa Patterson, director of The C.O.R.E at Market Street, “We look forward to working with our neighbors and agency partners to spread the love of Jesus Christ throughout our community!”
By Ken Miller