Your Conference staff was blessed to be able to attend two very special events this week. On Sunday, we joined the Chinese Congregational Church UCC of San Francisco for an amazing celebration of their 150th anniversary. The guest preacher was our new General Minister and President of the UCC, Rev. Dr. Karen Georgia Thompson. Two other churches cancelled their services to attend and support Chinese Congregational: Pilgrim Community UCC of San Francisco and Chinese Community UCC of Berkeley.
The next day, PAAM, the Pacific Islander Asian American Ministries of NCNC, sponsored a Town Hall meeting and luncheon. City of Refuge UCC in Oakland graciously offered their space and much help from their Deacons. Rev. Dr. Karen Georgia Thompson (call her Karen Georgia, that’s her first name. Please don’t call her Karen!) spoke and answered questions for a couple of hours and then we all enjoyed a meal together. We introduced Chinese almond cookies to Karen Georgia, who had never had them before.
Conference Managing Administrator MeLinda LaViene put together this slide show of photos from both days.