On April 17, 2016, PII Center for Interfaith representatives and volunteers joined the Ponds Reformed Church of Oakland for a Friendship Gathering in efforts to form bridges between the two communities. The members of the congregation got to know more about the Peace Islands Institute after watching the video presentation on the works of the organization.
PII volunteers attended the Sunday Worship in the morning and stayed for Coffee/Fellowship hour to chat and socialize with congregation members. The volunteers brought traditional Turkish food to company coffee.
Ponds Reformed Church has served the Oakland community in the name of Christ since 1710.
We thank Reverend Nathan and his congregation and for being welcoming and opening their doors.