Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ,
As you all know, this year's National Consultation will be held in Hawaii July 6-10. The Women, Newly Ordained Clergy, and Youth Convocations will be held one day before the start of the Consultation. Please plan ahead and book your tickets as son as you can, as travel is expected to be heavy to Hawaii this summer. As your convener, I am also looking for suggestions as to how we should spend our convocation time so that an agenda can be put together. This year, I have also asked the planning committee to allot more time for convocation meetings as we ran out of meeting time last year.
Elections will also be held this year, as the three- year term for the current executive officers ends at this years Consultation. Please keep this in mind and be prepared to elect new leadership for the next three years. I am therefore also looking for nominations.
I promised last year to have someone look into the Chinese Mission Fund, which was developed more than ten years ago. Mr. Peter Ng has worked very hard with the National Church in this respect. A resolution is being drafted which will allow us to use these funds, and it seems very promising. The draft was unfortunately not ready for the Executive Committee meeting this spring, but it seems very promising that we will be able to get our resolution on the agenda this fall. If it is approved, we will be able to have use of these funds.
Mrs. Pam Tang of the Church of Our Savior , NY has also helped the Chinese Convocation design a website. It is already online. We just need more content. If we want this website to be successful and to be a resource for us all, we need to submit materials in order to enhance it. Pam has suggested that every church send in a copy of their newsletter, if it is available. Otherwise, even your Sunday Bulletins will be helpful as Pam and her staff can include some of that information on the site. Of course, please do not hesitate to write articles or submit pictures of the special events in your church.
Let us all work together to enrich God's Kingdom. May God bless you and your congregations with a great Easter Season.
Yours in Christ,
(The Rev.) Franco Kwan, Convener
True Sunshine Church
1430 Mason Street
San Francisco , CA 94133
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