I spent the day in Tijuana partnering with Adam McLane, a youth minister and advocate from San Diego who has been delivering relief supplies for migrants residing in recently-established Tijuana shelters. In contrast, Nick spent the day on the U.S. side of the border, joining a group of over 400 clergy and faith leaders who were advocating for migrants and refugees through a protest and direct action at Friendship Park.
Immigration Detention Then & Now: Reflections on Pilgrimage to Angel Island
This past weekend, a small group of church members from FirstPres Hayward joined around 200 others from around the Bay for a pilgrimage to Angel Island, organized by the Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity, Asian Prisoner Support Committee, and Buena Vista United Methodist Church.
Rethinking Church Space | Erina Kim-Eubanks
This past weekend, First Pres Hayward spent the weekend at Castro Valley’s annual Fall Festival, sharing about our Tiny Homes Project. This pilot project will put six tiny homes on our church parking lot to help individuals transition from homeless to housed and gain a pathway to housing stability.
Confessions on the toll of “Wokeness”
If I am honest, striving to constantly pass the wokeness litmus test, especially in the Bay Area, has invoked the following in my own life.
Families Belong Together
This past Friday, June 1st, was a National Day of Action for Children- a day of protest, organizing, and action against the inhumane separation of children and their parents at their border.
Political, Not Partisan
With the California primary elections coming up in a week- on Tuesday, June 5th- many people of faith in the Bay Area are gearing up to go to the polls.
But does voting matter? And why should we, as Christians, exercise our right to vote?
This past Sunday, I had the privilege of designing a time of celebration for AAPI Heritage Month for my church, First Pres Hayward. I had different folks in our church community who identify as AAPI share objects that symbolized their culture, family, or heritage in some significant way.
10 AAPI women you should know (but probably have never heard of)
In honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, I’m doing a mini blog series. Last week, I talked about the reasons why I’m celebrating this month, and this week I want to highlight 10 AAPI women you should know but may have never heard of.
Work of Our Hands (Acoustic) | Michael Kim-Eubanks
On May 13, 2018, Michael Kim-Eubanks performed his acoustic original entitled "Work of Our Hands" live during First Pres Hayward's Sunday Service in Castro Valley, CA.
5 Reasons Why I’m Celebrating AAPI Heritage Month
Many may know that February is Black History Month or that March is Women’s History Month, but way fewer people celebrate the other heritage months that happen throughout the year, including AAPI Heritage month.