‘Ohana Youth Inclusion Statement

First Congregational church is an affirming and welcoming community that celebrates the lives and love of all people. We welcome LGBTQ+ individuals and people of color who have too often been excluded from leadership and full participation within traditional communities of faith. We are rooted in the

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A Path to Ordination: Mark Lindberg

In February of 2020, the FCC Board requested that the Central Pacific Conference (CPC) take Youth Minister Mark Lindberg under care as a “Member in Discernment”. The past year since then has been a busy time of writing, reflection, meetings, evaluations, interviews, psychological testing,further study, networking, and

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Ohana means family, and family means nobody gets left behind!

Ohana means family, and family means nobody gets left behind!

Ohana is an idea in Hawaiian culture. The word ʻohana means family in the Hawaiian language, but in a much wider sense, to include not only one’s closer relatives, but also one’s cousins, in-laws, friends and neighbors. The idea is also that family and friends are bound together and everyone must work together, never forgetting each

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