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Pacific Islanders Committee

The Mission: To make disciples of Jesus Christ, for the transformation of the World. Local churches and extension ministries of the Church provide the most significant arenas through which disciple-making occurs.

The Pacific Islanders Commission exists:

  • to promote the full participation of the Pacific Islanders in the California-Pacific Annual Conference of the United Methodist and to be opened to consultation with the resident Bishop concerning all matters affecting the Pacific Islanders ministry on the Mainland and the Pacific

  • to develop Christian leadership and self-determination of Pacific Islanders

  • to encourage and assist Pacific Islanders ministerial candidates to attend accredited theological institutions or designated other alternatives whereby Pacific Islanders can better prepare themselves for ministry.

  • to provide opportunities for all Pacific Islanders with trans-cultural education, experience and direction to foster better understanding and smoother transition into social economic environments in the United States.

  • to be means and an advocate for other needs of Pacific Islanders.

UPCOMING EVENTS

25jun(jun 25)6:00 PM23jul(jul 23)8:00 PMTongan LSM Advanced Class: Deeper into the Bible 2024 (Leadership)6:00 PM - (july 23) 8:00 PM PDT

10julAll Day13Western Jurisdictional Conference 2024(All Day) PDT

01aug12:00 PM04(aug 4)12:00 PMUrban Kids Camp 2024: Focus on Impact @ Wrightwood12:00 PM - 12:00 PM (4) PDT

06aug(aug 6)6:00 PM03sep(sep 3)8:00 PMTongan LSM Advanced Class: Leading Public Prayer & Worship 2024 (Leadership)(august 6) 6:00 PM - (september 3) 8:00 PM PDT

17sep(sep 17)6:00 PM15oct(oct 15)8:00 PMTongan LSM Advanced Class: UM Polity & History 2024 (Leadership)(september 17) 6:00 PM - (october 15) 8:00 PM PDT

29oct(oct 29)6:00 PM26nov(nov 26)8:00 PMTongan LSM Advanced Class: Intro to Congregational Care 2024 (Leadership)(october 29) 6:00 PM - (november 26) 8:00 PM PT

RESOURCES

Pastor Simi Laumata
Co-Chair, Pacific Islanders Committee – California (Fetu Ao UMC)

Rev. Dr. Linita Moa
Co-Chair, Pacific Islanders Committee – Hawaiʻi (Honolulu FUMC)

Rev. Dr. Sione Tu’ipulotu
Tongan Working Committees – California (United With Hope UMC)

Rev. Malakai H. Tatafu
Tongan Working Committees – Hawaiʻi (Waimanalo First Tongan-Vaikauaki UMC)

Pastor Eketone Tosi
Samoan Working Committees – California (Garden Grove UMC)

TBD
Samoan Working Committees – Hawaiʻi (Pacific Islanders UMC)

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