Lakeshore Avenue Baptist Church

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3534 Lakeshore Avenue
Oakland, CA 94610
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(510) 893-2484

(510) 893-2486


H. James Hopkins

Allison J. Tanner
Minister of Christian Formation

Kay Baxter
Church Administrator

Lakeshore Outreach

Recorded Sermons

“God encounters us in our historical context, God’s word is revealed to us in our worship and God calls us to serve.” Kristen Emery Saldine

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Midweek Message

Family, This past Tuesday evening the LABC Church Council engaged in a very honest and heartfelt conversation about our congregation’s COVID-19 protocols. It was recommended that we conduct a survey in advance of our Annual Meeting. (This year’s meeting will … Continue reading Update, Thursday, January 20, 2022

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Our Life Together

As we enter the season of Advent, I invite you to reflect with me on the theme of generosity. Generosity was central in the teachings of the Hindu saint and prophet, Mahatma Gandhi. He taught, “Gentleness, self-sacrifice and generosity are … Continue reading December 3, 2021

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Public Witness

The season of Christmas has ended – all 12 days of it. Epiphany is here, inviting us to remember the Wise Ones who brought gifts to Jesus. I share with you today this imaginative rendition of a sacred visit to … Continue reading Three Magic Queens

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Christian Education

Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High    will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.2 I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress,    my God, in whom I trust.” Psalm 91:1-2, NLT And so we began the new year in … Continue reading Our Refuge and Fortress

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