NORTHERN CALIFORNIA — CALIFORNIA-NEVADA ANNUAL CONFERENCE
WHO WE ARE
We are a loving community with roots & inspiration from the Filipino-American experience, unified by faith, putting into practice the connectional aspect of the United Methodist Church in youth, young adults, and their respective communities through year-round activities culminating in an annual retreat for the five days after Christmas.
WHY WE EXIST — Christmas Institute exists to strengthen the lives of youth and young adults through Jesus Christ by cultivating spiritual growth within a community of faith.
OUR HOPE FOR THE WORLD — Our hope is that United Methodist Churches will be ignited with young people passionate for Christ, empowered to go forth and serve as active members and leaders of their youth groups, churches, and communities in order to further His kingdom in the world.
Faith-Based — Through our Love for Christ
Community — We are connected
Spiritual Growth — Constantly growing in faith
Safety — In a safe environment
Love — Uplifting one another
Service — Bringing God’s light into the world
Evangelism — And making Him known to others
Justice — For the transformation of the world
Inclusivity — With open hearts, open minds, and open doors