On Sept. 27, 2018 Daileen Barton represented All Saints’ in the national Episcopal Asiamerican Ministry (EAM) Consultation in Honolulu, Hawaii. The EAM brought together both American and international church members including congregates from Minnesota, California, and Canada. Together the Youth Group celebrated Christ and immersed themselves in various Asian and Polynesian cultural experiences.
Over the weekend they visited the University of Hawaii’s Cultural Center: Ka Papa Lo’i O Kanewai and to learn the Hawaiian culture and history of cultivating and caring for taro fields. They also visited the Polynesian Cultural Center to experience the various cultures of Polynesia. During culture night, the kids were able to perform both a Filipino and Polynesian dance and sing the Hawaiian Doxology.
They were blessed with a sermon from Bishop Michael Curry, an inspirational speech from Rev. Gregory at St Mary’s at Mo’ili’ili, and a candlelight beach-side Compline.
St. Mary’s received reusable bags for the homeless in their community made out of old t-shirts the kids prepped the night before.
The EAM holds a national consultation every three years. Their last Consultation was in South Korea.
Special thanks to Carolyn Morinishi for her hard work coordinating the Youth program and inviting All Saints’ to participate.
To view more pictures and videos of the Consultation, please visit the EAM Youth Consultation Facebook Page or Ke Akua Instagram Page.