Pacific Islander

Social Concerns
Bishop Grant Hagiya of Cal-Pacific Conference explains the three plans submitted by the Commission on Way Forward at the pacific islanders’ gathering at the School of Theology at Claremont, CA on Dec 10-11 to have a serious conversation on the “Hard Conversation on Human Sexuality and a Divided UMC.” Photo by Thomas Kim, UMNS.

Pacific Islanders focus on divide over sexuality

A December gathering at Claremont School of Theology featured a serious conversation on the church's division over human sexuality issues.
Local Church
This aerial view shows plumes of smoke and volcanic gas caused by lava moving into residential areas in the Leilani Districts, Hilo, Hawaii. Photo by Pfc. Trevor Rowell, U.S. Marine Corps.

Volcano takes homes, not faith

Faith prevails even in the midst of volcanic lava crushing the homes of members of Hilo United Methodist Church in Hawaii.

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