First Taulanga-U (Safe Harbor) Tongan UMC of Sacramento Chartered

June 11, 2015

On June 7, a Constituting Conference was called to order by the Rev. Schuyler Rhodes, District Superintendent of the Bridges District, in order to charter and organize the First Taulanga-U (Safe Harbor) Tongan United Methodist Church of Sacramento. This newly chartered congregation will be presented to the Annual Conference Session on June 18 as a new United Methodist Church in the California-Nevada Conference. The Rev. Dr. Bener Baysa Agtarap, Conference Superintendent for Congregational Vitality, was one of the guests for this occasion says, "the First Taulanga-U Tongan is one of the three new United Methodist congregations we are chartering and welcoming to the family of the people called United Methodists. This event is one of the many clear manifestations of our California-Nevada Conference's commitment to create new and develop vital congregations that are passionate to making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world."