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

For those who identify as part of the AAPI community may we celebrate our God given identity, ancestry and inheritance. May we remember we are His beloved children, created with intention, held in grace, precious in His sight. Through celebration may we reflect, heal, learn and grow.

If you'd like to champion and come along side the AAPI community through ally ship, understanding and action we invite you to dive into these resources as well.

You're invited!
May 9th + May 23rd

Community members of E58 will be hosting bi-weekly gatherings on Monday, May 9th and May 23rd at 7pm. This space is specifically for the AAPI community to celebrate, reflect, grieve, and bond in their unique experiences. Come receive God’s delight, revel in the raw stories of your families, and consume Asian snacks!

CELEBRATE + EXPLORE + HEAL

Resources that celebrate and explore the AAPI experience through books, articles, podcasts and more.

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…”

ANTI ASIAN VIOLENCE RESOURCES

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.