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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

10sep01octCLM Course Cycle E: The Purpose of Preaching 2022 (Leadership)9:00 AM - (october 1) 11:00 AM PDT

13sep(sep 13)7:00 PM11oct(oct 11)9:00 PMLSM Advanced Class: UM Polity - The Method of Our Mission 2022 (Leadership)7:00 PM - (october 11) 9:00 PM PDT

01oct9:00 AM11:30 AMEast District How-To Workshops 2022 (open to all districts)9:00 AM - 11:30 AM PDT

01oct9:00 AM12:00 PMChristian Support for the State of Israel: Is it Biblical? (Justice & Compassion)9:00 AM - 12:00 PM PDT

02oct4:00 PM5:30 PMParticipating in the Healing of the Islands: Ho`ike Pono (Acts of Repentance)4:00 PM - 5:30 PM HST

03oct2:00 PM4:00 PMCharge Conference Form Q&A Session - Oct. 3, 2022 (Leadership)2:00 PM - 4:00 PM PDT

10oct(oct 10)5:30 PM20(oct 20)7:30 PMCLM Course Cycle F: Congregational Caring 2022 (Leadership)5:30 PM - 7:30 PM (20) PDT

13oct7:00 PM9:00 PMCharge Conference Form Q&A Session - Oct. 13, 2022 (Leadership)7:00 PM - 9:00 PM PDT

22oct9:00 AM3:00 PMCal-Pac UWFaith 50th Annual Celebration9:00 AM - 3:00 PM PDT

29oct(oct 29)7:30 AM26nov(nov 26)9:30 AMLSM Basic Class - Fall 2022 (Leadership)(october 29) 7:30 AM - (november 26) 9:30 AM HST

29oct11:00 AM12:15 PMCal-Pac Laity Convocation 202211:00 AM - 12:15 PM PDT

11jan01febCLM Course Cycle A: Introduction to Ministry Overview (Leadership)(january 11) 5:30 PM - (february 1) 7:30 PM PST

RESOURCES

Rev. Saia Tu’itahi
Co-Chair, Pacific Islanders Committee – Mainland (Santa Ana UMC)

Pastor Joseph Siofele
Co-Chair, Pacific Islanders Committee – Hawai’i (Aiea UMC)

Pastor Taike Lolohea
Tongan Working Committees – Mainland (Colton UMC)

Pastor Vaitu’uloa Fonua
Tongan Working Committees – Hawai’i (Waimanalo First Tongan-Vaikauaki UMC)

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

Pastor Setu Setu
Samoan Working Committees – Hawai’i (Pacific Islanders UMC)

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