Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month

"I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well." Psalm 139:14

We celebrate our AAPI brothers' and sisters' God given identity, ancestry and inheritance.

Remember you are His beloved. You are created with intention, held in grace, precious in His sight.

For those who want to champion and come along side the AAPI community through allyship and understanding we urge you to take action and dive into these resources.

Artwork: Details of “The Last Supper” by Chen Yuandu, published by Cath. University Press. From Henry Luce Foundation/Boston University. Click here for details


Celebrate, explore, heal and learn about the AAPI experience through books, articles, podcasts and more.

Article: 'To Bless My Chinese Self' by Naomi K Lu

don’t know when the lie became embedded in me. It was mysterious. Subtle. A quiet shadow lingering on the edges of my life. I can’t tell you of the first time I dreamed of having blonde hair and blue eyes. Or why all my barbies had European last names. Or how many times I desperately emphasized to anyone who would listen that I was 75 percent Chinese, but 100 percent American! I was too young to even begin to understand that I was Taiwanese too, not to mention fractions and percentages…

Article: 'What Min Jin Lee Wants Us to See'
The author of “Pachinko” and “Free Food for Millionaires” discusses her research process, her memories of arriving in America, and why she reads the Bible before writing.
Book: 'Sit, Walk, Stand' by Watchman Nee

An inspiring look at Ephesians and the believers association with Christ, the world, and Satan written by Watchman Nee, who is remembered for his leadership of an indigenous church movement in China as well as for his books, which continue to enrich Christians throughout the world.

A Poem + Litany: 'Fearfully, Wonderfully' by Erina Kim-Eubanks

“The Poet says
“I praise you
because I am fearfully and wonderfully made.
Your works are wonderful
I know that full well.”

Yet the gifts of being Asian AND American in these lands we have rarely known…”


Stand Against Hatred & Stop AAPI Hate – Resources to report hate incidents.

Right To Be – An organization which facilitates anti-harassment bystander training. You can get trained and learn more from their resources.

Anti-Asian Violence Resources – A database full of resources to help educate individuals and gain tools on how to be an ally to the Asian community.

Stories of Affection

At Expression58, AAPI community members put together a gallery in the sanctuary titled, ‘Stories of Affection.’ This is a collection of items, photos, and stories that share the beauty, pain, trials, triumphs, perseverance and uniqueness of the AAPI experience through generations. The gallery celebrates and honors our AAPI brothers’ and sisters’ journeys, heritages, families, cultures, traditions, and above all, God’s affection and love for every single one of His sons and daughters.

It is available to view on Sundays after service until 1:30pm for the month of May. Make sure to check it out!