Asiamerica Ministries

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September 10, 2020

Registration is now open for the New Community 2020 Virtual Conference, hosted by The Episcopal Church Department of Ethnic Ministries, October 30-31, 2020. The theme is Weaving Our Diversity and Forming Life-Giving Relationships for the New Reality.

This gathering of Asian, Black,...

September 10, 2020

Ya está abierta la inscripción para la conferencia virtual de la Nueva Comunidad 2020, organizada por el Departamento de Ministerios Étnicos de la Iglesia Episcopal, del 30 al 31 de octubre de 2020. El tema es Tejiendo nuestra diversidad y formando relaciones vivificantes para la nueva realidad...

April 14, 2020

By: THE REV. DR. FRED VERGARA

INTRODUCTION

Good evening America and Good morning Asia to those of you listening from Zoom or Facebook Live. We begin tonight's prayer session by listening to "Comfort ye, my people.” This aria from Handel’s Messiah is taken from the Book of the Prophet Isaiah, chapter 40 which reads in...

August 5, 2019

By: The Rev. Canon Dr. Fred Vergara

Over 200 youth from thirty (30) Karen congregations in various dioceses gathered for the annual “America Karen Episcopal Youth Weekend” last July 4-6, 2019 held at All Saints Episcopal Church in Smyrna, Tennessee.

Keynoting as Asiamerica Missioner of the Episcopal Church, the Rev. Canon...

August 5, 2019

By: The Rev. Canon Dr. Fred Vergara

The recent Youth & Young Adults Leadership Training Camp held at St. Columba Retreat Center in Inverness, California last July 26-28, 2019 is one of the most organized camps I’ve ever seen. From start to finish, the event went on smoothly and with great results.

Sponsored by the...

February 8, 2019

By: The Rev. Canon Dr. Winfred B. Vergara, Missioner for Asiamerica Ministries

1. EPISCOPAL ASIAMERICA MISSIONER’S OFFICE:  The mission of Asiamerica Ministries Office is three-fold: To enable, equip and empower ministries among Asian immigrants and Asian-Americans and help build bridges to Asia and beyond. This involves partnership with dioceses in evangelism, church...

September 28, 2018

The Rev. Winfred Vergara, the Episcopal Church’s Asiamerica missioner; the Rt. Rev. Allen K. Shin, bishop suffragan in the Diocese of New York; the Rev. Randolph Albano, vicar of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Honolulu; and Rosa Galanto, a member of St. Paul’s, pose for...

July 19, 2018

By: Winfred B. Vergara

Let me begin by sharing something about Austin which some of you may probably know. Austin is the capital of Texas, the imposing state capitol features the Goddess Liberty holding a star. The population of metro-Austin is around 2 million people. There are some 60,000 new people who come...

April 4, 2018

By: The Rev. Canon Dr. Fred Vergara

Today marks the 50th anniversary of the martyrdom of Martin Luther King, Jr., the greatest civil rights leader America has ever produced. He was cut down by an assassin’s bullet on April 4, 1968, just four days after preaching at the National (Episcopal) Cathedral in Washington DC where he...