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Nominate 2023 PAAM Honoree

The Pacific Island and Asian American Ministries (PAAM) of the United Church of Christ seeks Nominations for Recognition of Outstanding Contributions to the UCC Church and Community

PAAM is proud to announce that nominations are now open for its bi-annual recognition of individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the church and community. This year, PAAM is particularly interested in receiving nominations for individuals who have made significant contributions to the Pacific Islander and Asian American church in the United Church of Christ.


The recognition is intended to honor individuals who have demonstrated exceptional leadership, dedication, and service to their community and church, and who have made a positive impact on the lives of those around them. Candidates should have a proven record of service, a strong commitment to their faith, and a collaborative spirit.


"We are excited to recognize individuals who have made a meaningful difference in the lives of those around them," said Eppie Encabo, Chair of PAAM Nomination. "Our hope is that by shining a light on their work, we can inspire others to follow in their footsteps and create positive change in their own communities."


Nominations may be submitted by individuals, churches, or community organizations, and should include a detailed description of the nominee's contributions and impact. Nominations must be submitted to PAAM regional moderators by June 10, 2023 to be considered.


The recognition ceremony will take place at the United Church of Christ General Synod PAAM Dinner to be held on July 1, 2023. The ceremony will feature speakers, music, and a presentation of awards to the outstanding individuals selected. Nominees need not be present to receive the award.


Nominee criteria are below. To submit a nomination contact your regional PAAM representative Kahu Rennie Mau, Hawaii PAAM - email: kahumau@gmail.com, phone 808-280-9591.


PAAM is a non-profit affiliated organization of the United Church of Christ committed to supporting and empowering communities through faith-based initiatives. Through a range of programs and services with six geographical regions: East Coast, Midwest, Southern California, Northern California, Pacific Northwest, and Hawaii, PAAM seeks to foster a sense of community, promote social justice, and encourage individuals to live lives of service and compassion.


Contact:

Kahu Rennie Mau

Hawaii PAAM, Moderator

Phone: 808-280-9591

 

Criteria for PAAM Nominee


● Longevity of service: How long has the individual been involved with the Pacific Islander and Asian American church? Have they consistently contributed their time and

resources over a period of years?


● Impact: What impact has the individual had on the Pacific Islander and Asian American church? Have they initiated and led programs that have made a significant difference in people's lives? Have they provided leadership or mentoring to others in the community?


● Commitment: Has the individual demonstrated a strong commitment to their faith and to serving the Pacific Islander and Asian American community? Have they made sacrifices or gone above and beyond what is expected of them to help others?


● Collaborative spirit: Has the individual demonstrated an ability to work well with others and to collaborate on projects and initiatives that benefit the Pacific Islander and Asian American community?


● Innovation: Has the individual demonstrated creativity and innovation in their contributions to the Pacific Islander and Asian American church? Have they brought new ideas and approaches to solving problems or addressing needs?


● Integrity: Has the individual demonstrated integrity and ethical behavior in their service to the Pacific Islander and Asian American church? Have they been trustworthy and reliable in their commitments?


● Impact beyond the community: Has the individual's contributions extended beyond the Pacific Islander and Asian American church? Have they made an impact at the regional, national, or even international level in advancing the causes of the Pacific Islander and Asian American communities?

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