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2022 PAAM Sunday Resources

At the 18th General Synod, a resolution was pass that designated the last Sunday in April as “PAAM Sunday”.  This is the one day of the year that all churches across the UCC recognize and celebrate the contributions that Pacific Islander & Asian American Ministries have contributed to the life of the United Church of Christ.

Herein are resources that your church can use to celebrate PAAM Sunday.

  1. This Lectionary was created an prepared by Rev. Mitchell Young, the pastor of Montebello Plymouth Congregation Church, a PAAM church in Montebello, CA
  1. A Litany to honor PAAM created by Rev. Tom Fujita
  1. An Invocation used at the 2019 Monday evening worship at General Synod involving all PAAM people.
  2. A YouTube video on “Stop The Hate”, a presentation by PAAM for UCC’s Thursday For The Soul series.
  1. A link to a Facebook page entitled “Sacred Conversation” which contains stories and materials that groups can use to create discussions and workshops on the subject of racism and social justice issues.

Litany to honor PAAM
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Please feel free to us any of these materials as you explore and learn how our Pacific Islander & Asian American siblings has helped to shaped our denomination.

Chaplin Of The Year

Congratulations to former PAAM UCC moderator and form UCC Board member, Rev. Dr. Ernie Reyes.  For the second consecutive year, Kaiser Permante MC- Home Care Services of Southern California has named him “Chaplin Of The Year”!  Well done, good and faithful servant.

Stop The Hate!

#StopTheHate – A Call to Prayer and Action by the Pacific Islander/Asian American Ministries (PAAM) of the United Church of Christ

Angry! Outraged! Upset! There are no words to reflect what is happening in our Asian American and Pacific Islander communities. Brutal attacks on the elderly and vulnerable are increasing.  And these are not robberies. Just hate crimes and in broad daylight. The latest report from just one center monitoring AAPI crimes list over 3,700 incidents from March 2020 to February 2021.

Join the United Church of Christ for an expanded edition of Thursdays for the Soul as leaders and members from the UCC Pacific Islander & Asian American Ministries (PAAM)  offer prayers, reflections, and song for collective lament, grieving, a call of national repentance, hope for healing and forgiveness.  Followed by a panel presentation and discussion calling for action on how UCC congregations and the wider church can help respond to counter the increasing  harassment and violence aimed at our AAPI siblings, sisters and brothers.  Thursday, April 15, 2021 beginning at 3:30pm (EDT)

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