Asian Commission Consultation

The Asian Commission In the Diocese of California
in collaborations with  Clergy of the Lutheran Sierra Pacific Synod
 

Invite you to come
Be Educated, Be Equipped and Be Empowered

At the Asian Commission Consultation
On June 10-11, 2011
At Christ Episcopal Church
1700 Santa Clara Avenue
Alameda, CA 94501-2515

The purpose of the Asian Commission Consultation is to educate, equip and empower individuals from Asian and Asian American ministries and especially non-Asian communities interested in reaching out to the people of Asian ancestry in their communities. The hope of the Asian Commission Consultation is to expand the network of ministries reaching and serving people of Asian ancestry with the Gospel.

Keynote Speaker:
The Rev. Dr. Fred Vergara
Asiamerica Ministry Missioner, Episcopal Church
Workshop Presenters:
Dr. Boyung Lee
Associate Professor of Educational Ministries, Pacific School of Religion
Rev. Deborah Lee
Director of Interfaith Coalition for Immigrant Rights
Dr. Russell Jeung and Dr. Joan Jeung
New Hope Covenant Church
Rev. Michael Yoshii
Pastor, Buena Vista Methodist Church
Rev. David Ota
Rector, St. Ambrose Episcopal Church

Workshop Topics:
Urban Ministry/Changing the Neighborhood; Clergy and Laity Team Building
Multigenerational Ministry; Planning for Mission in Multi-ethnic Context
Immigration; Developing Leaders for Youth Ministry

Cost $20    (which includes two breakfasts, two lunches and one dinner)

Registration is now open at:  https://diocal.wufoo.com/forms/asian-commission-consultation
Or email Tom Wong at tsww47@juno.com
or call him at (510) 852-3274 if you are paying at the day of the conference.
Or you may send your registration by check through the Treasurer of Asian Commission
C/O Episcopal Church of Our Saviour, 1011 Harrison St. Oakland, CA 94607

For more information please contact The Rev. Connie Ng Lam at
clams168@yahoo.com or call her at (510) 520-3755

 
Asian Commission Consultation
Plenary and Workshop Schedule

Friday, June 10, 2011

8:30 a.m. Registration and Hospitality

9:30 a.m. Welcome by the Rt. Rev. Marc Andrus, Bishop, Diocese of California
Welcome by the Rev. Kathy Crary, Rector of Christ Church, Alameda
Opening Worship led by the Rev. Leonard Oakes, the Rev. Teresita Valeriano, and the Rev. Jay Watan
Introduction of the Rev. Dr. Winfred Vergara, Asian American Missioner for the Episcopal Church Center by the Rev. Connie Lam

 Plenary on Asian Spirituality of Stewardship by the Rev. Dr. Winfred Vergara

10:45 a.m. Break

11:00 a.m.  Workshop Options
 Stories of Asian congregations in transition in a Multi-ethnic Context – the Rev. Michael Yoshii and members of Buena Vista United Methodist Church and the Rev. David Ota
 This workshop will present the stories of Buena Vista United Methodist Church, Alameda and Good Samaritan Episcopal Church, Honolulu and how these congregations evolved and developed.  Buena Vista United Methodist Church and Good Samaritan Episcopal Church were founded as Japanese American congregations which became more multi-ethnic representing the diversity of the community.  Participants will learn how their congregations may become more multi-ethnic.

 Urban Ministry and Changing the Neighborhood – Russell Jeung, PhD. and Joan Jeung, M.D.
 This workshop will tell the story of New Hope Covenant Church in East Oakland.  The congregation began as a house church with the mission to make a difference in the community.  Members decided to live in this community and to help make a difference through their advocacy for change.  Russell and Joan are members of this congregation.

 Immigration Issues in the Asian Community – the Rev. Deborah Lee, Project Director of the Interfaith Coalition for Immigrant Rights of Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice (CLUE-CA).
 This workshop will update participants on Immigration Issues as they affect Asians and non-Asians, and how the church can be a proactive agent in immigration reform.

12:15 p.m. Lunch

1:30 p.m. Workshop Options
 Multi-generational Ministry – Dr. Boyung Lee, Associate Professor of Educational Ministries, Pacific School of Religion
 Many congregations struggle with the challenges posed by the different cultural values between generations.  Dr. Lee will address issues of generational differences in congregational in an interactive conversational approach.

 Developing Leaders for Youth Ministry – the Rev. Deborah Lee
 This workshop will focus on the need to develop leaders for youth ministry and also developing the youth into leaders.  Deborah has extensive experience in this area when she served at the Institute for Leadership Development and the Study of Pacific and Asian North America Religion (PANA) at the Pacific School of Religion.  She was the Project Coordinator of Represent to Witness, R2W, a leadership development program for Asians and Pacific Islander youth.

2:45 p.m. Break

3:00 p.m. Field Trips to different ministry sites:
 Multi-Cultural Center of Alameda
 Episcopal Church of Our Saviour, Oakland (Oakland Chinatown)
 Other ministry sites
 

6:00 p.m. Dinner and Celebration at Christ Episcopal Church
 Dinner Speaker: the Rev. Dr. Winfred Vergara
 Entertainment: Our Saviour Episcopal Church, Oakland and Holy Child and St. Martin Episcopal Church, Daly City

8:00 p.m. Compline

Saturday, June 11, 2011

9:00 a.m. Hospitality

10:00 a.m. Opening Worship led by the worship team
 Plenary session: the Rev. Dr. Winfred Vergara reviews and reflects on Friday’s presentations and experiences followed by a time of questions and answers.

10:40 a.m. Transition time to Workshops

10:45 a.m. Workshop Options
 Stories of a neighborhood church in a Multi-ethnic Context – The Rev. David Ota
 This workshop will focus on the story of St. Ambrose Episcopal Church as a neighborhood church which has gradually become to reflect the diversity of its community.  Over the years St. Ambrose has become more ethnically diverse reflecting the diversity of the community.  This workshop may be helpful to congregations interested in reaching out and incorporating neighbors who may be of a different and ethnic cultural background than the majority of the members of the congregation.

 Multi-Generational Ministry – Dr. Boyung Lee
 
Immigration Issues – the Rev. Deborah Lee

12 Noon Lunch

1:30 p.m. Workshop Options
  Urban Ministry and Changing the Neighborhood – Russell Jeung, PhD. and Joan Jeung, M.D.

 Developing Leaders for Youth Ministry – the Rev. Deborah Lee

Stories of Asian ministries in transition in a Multi-ethnic Context – the Rev. Michael Yoshii and the Rev. David Ota

2:45 p.m. Break

3:00 p.m. Thanks and Closing Celebration Worship

3:30 p.m. Go in peace

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