What we're about

Agape Bay Area is a 21st century movement for people who consider themselves spiritual explorers, have a deep hunger for connected community and a divine impulse for personal and global transformation.

We are a diverse group of like-minded people dedicated to joyous celebration, spiritual practice, and connected community.

Our mission is to encourage and inspire the awakening of human consciousness.


On December 1, 2017, Rev. Michael Beckwith and The Agape International Spiritual Center selected our community to be Agape Bay Area: A Center for Awakened Living.

We feel so blessed to now be a part of the Agape Family.

Agape Bay Area does not rely on a dogma or a prescribed set of beliefs. We feel it is more valuable to ask the right questions rather than purport to have the correct answers. We know that how we think is as important as what we think and that authenticity and truth emerge by listening to the intelligence of our own being.

We meet for workshops, spiritual gatherings, book studies, and meditation groups with the deliberate intention of making our lives deeply fulfilling while creating a more peaceful and loving world.

If you enjoy the teachings of Pema Chodron, Eckhart Tolle, Byron Katie, Marianne Williamson, and Wayne Dyer, you will love us too!

“We are now experiencing a radical transformation in the fundamental way we, as humans, are living. This era is ripe for a quantum leap and it is crucial that each of us become conscious creators of a new paradigm. We are here to awaken from the dream of lack and separation and live fully from our essential nature which is wholeness and perfection. The time is now!”

TJ Woodward, Minister and Spiritual Director, Agape Bay Area.

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Sunday Celebration at Agape Bay Area!

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PLEASE JOIN US ON SUNDAY MORNINGS AT 11:00 FOR OUR SUNDAY CELEBRATION SERVICE... AND AT 10:30 EACH SUNDAY MORNING FOR A 20 MINUTE MEDITATION PRIOR TO THE SERVICE. We are so grateful that Rev. Michael Beckwith and The Agape International Spiritual Center have selected us as the first Agape satellite community: AGAPE BAY AREA: A Center for Awakened Living! OUR SUNDAY MORNING CELEBRATION is a truly unique spiritual experience and is definitely not your typical Sunday morning service. It is a morning filled with: • Inspiring world-class music • Deeply powerful meditations • Spiritually uplifting messages • Fun and elevating energy SPEAKERS Rev. TJ Woodward - First Sunday of Every Month Rev. Joan Steadman - Second Sunday of Every Month Rev. TJ Woodward - Third Sunday of Every Month Rev. TJ Woodward and Rev. Joan Steadman - Fourth Sunday of Every Month AGAPE BAY AREA 3630 Telegraph Ave - Oakland, CA 94609 ONLY 2 1/2 BLOCKS FROM THE MacArthur Street BART STATION Street Parking is FREE on Sundays FOR MORE INFORMATION http://www.AgapeBayArea.com FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT OUR SENIOR MINISTER TJ WOODWARD http://www.tjwoodward.com FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT OUR ASSISTANT MINISTER REV. DR. JOAN STEADMAN www.RevJoan.com FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT OUR STAFF MINISTER REV. VERONA GARLAND www.VeronaGarland.com

Magnify Your Life Circle

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Magnify Your Life Circles Please join us post service for the Magnify Your Life Circle. At this facilitated circle, you are invited to share what you received from the service today and how you plan to take this love, inspiration, vulnerability, and connection into your life this week. We will meet to support each other, witness each other and have each other's backs. Each week the circle will be led by different Agape members who are trained facilitators. Two questions we will ask: - In one or two sentences, what is one key take away you received from today's service? - Keeping it succinct, how would you love to take this into your life this week? (Health, Wealth, Relationships, other?)

Celtic Shamanic Journey and Drum Circle

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Join us for our Celtic Shamanic Journey and Drum Circle at Agape Bay Area. The Third Sunday of EVERY MONTH from 4:00 to 6:30 PM Shamanism is one of the most ancient forms of healing known to humankind. Shamanic Journeying involves allowing the mind to travel to other realms to ask for wisdom and guidance from your Spirit Animals and Ancestor Guides. Come relax in the Sacred Space to the beat of the Shaman’s Drum and invite your True Authentic Self to lead the way for a deep healing experience for your Body, Mind and Spirit. Facilitated by Amy TreeHeart Raab Amy TreeeHeart Raab, MA, CMT, CSP, begin her conscious path as a Shamanic Practitioner over 20 years ago. As a massage therapist, counselor, and energy healer, she holds the space for individuals to find their way to complete integration of body, mind, and spirit. Suggested donation of gratitude is $20.

Mindful Mondays at Agape Bay Area

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Please join us every Monday evening from 7 to 8 PM for our Mindful Monday group. Each week will have a different focus and a facilitator. 1st and 5th Mondays of each month: "InToMeSee: Practicing the Presence" facilitated by Rena Keslar, ALSP. Rena is a trained holistic life coach, spiritual counselor, and Ka Huna bodywork practitioner. Working together with your ego self, your higher self, and the powers that be, we together align your body mind and spirit. We explore ways to mindfully be more present with ourselves, with source, and with the God within us all. 2nd Monday of each month: "Life Visioning" facilitated by Cindy Edelson, ALSP. Cindy has been a practitioner for 16 years and is currently a ministry intern for Agape Bay Area. Come experience the life visioning process and go beyond creative visualization to tap into your souls deepest desires and experience a genuine spiritual liberation. You will finally be able to know your soul is pure, and tainted vision for your life. 3rd Monday of each month: "Mind and Healing" facilitated by Dr. Kat Louis, PhD. Dr. Kat earned her PhD in the field of chemistry and biochemistry at Arizona State University and did her post doctorate research at the Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla California. How consciousness affects your health and your material world. A discussion on the scientific research behind every healing and tools to help you manage your own energy followed by a guided energy healing meditation. 4th Monday of each month: "Yoga Nidra" facilitated by Donna Camille Davis. Donna is a certified your yoga Nedra instructor through Dr. Mark Helprin and the California College of Aruveda. Experience a heightened state of awareness, a state of consciousness different from waking, sleeping, or dreaming. It allows us to access the universal forces of creativity. Please wear something comfortable. Bring a mat, a pillow for your head, and a blanket.

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