Warm greetings in the Name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!
The NAFAUM 17th Convocation & Young People’s Summit will be held on August 5-8, 2020 at Christ UMC, Honolulu, Hawaii. This decision was made because Hawaii is a global destination and home to the second largest Filipino population in the United States. Missionally, we have thriving Filipino congregations in Hawaii and 1993 was the last time we held the Convocation on the Hawaiian shores.
The Convocation theme is “God Is On The Move…And So Shall We!” based from Matthew 14:22-33. The theme is both a declaration and a response. We, as Pentecost people, declare that God is on the move! With declaration comes with a response from the people of God. This is a positive, forward looking response: ”So Shall We!”
Despite the uncertainties of our time and the current turbulence within our denomination, we as a movement of Filipino American United Methodists, are moving forward and declaring “to keep the main thing the main thing” – the centrality of our faith in Jesus Christ—His life, death and resurrection.
We will gather in Hawaii for the NAFAUM 17th Convocation affirming the foundational mission of the church “to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.”
Therefore, I would like to invite you and your congregation to come join us at the NAFAUM 17th Convocation & Young People’s Summit. Your prayers and support signify the strength and resolve of our shared mission, ministries and connectionalism, as people called Methodists, to expand our global outreach in terms of discipleship, plant new faith communities, revitalize existing congregations and transform our communities for Christ’s sake.
May the Lord richly bless you and your ministry!
Grace & Peace,
Rev. Edgar De Jesus
National Association of Filipino American United Methodists