South Hayward United Methodist Church has a strong tradition
of commitment to Filipino ministries. These
American Ministries (FAM) and the Christmas Institute.
FAM is a group of churches in the California-Nevada
The Christmas Institute (CI) is a 5-day
retreat which traces its roots from the Philippines. CI in the
States was first established in Southern California during the early
1980's. Under the leadership of Pastors and young adults, CI has
the goal of
bringing Filipino-American youth closer to Christ. CI in So Cal
then branched out to the Bay Area, and in starting in 1986,
Filipino-American churches from northern cities like San Francisco,
Vallejo, Sunnyvale and
Fresno held a Christmas Institute.