Churches Unite in Call for Peace

Five executives of the United Church of Christ, along with area pastors and a seminary president, are calling for peace in Ferguson, Missouri.  The call is for a peace based on justice in the shooting of an unarmed African-American teenager. Read more….
 

UCC Statistics Reveal Interesting and Helpful Information

Did you know that ordained female ministers have increased from 33.4% of all ministers in 2004 to 47.7% in 2014?  Or that the average tenure of ministers serving a church is approximately eight and-a-half years?  These and other statistics can be found in the 2014 UCC Statistical Profile. The profile contains general statistical data related to the denomination and can help local church leaders apply the data to their context for the purpose of visioning future possibilities.
 

Volunteers Needed for Hurricane Sandy Recovery

Fifteen volunteers are needed from November 30 to December 5 to help build homes for Hurricane Sandy survivors in New Jersey.  There is no cost for volunteering, and tools and construction materials will be supplied.  This effort is sponsored by Brethren Disaster Ministries and supported by a grant from UCC Disaster Ministries. If you are interested in helping, contact Kim Gingerich at 717-586-1874.
 

View Photos from O'ahu 'Aha Mokupuni 

Photos from the O'ahu Association’s Fall 'Aha Mokupuni, held November 15 at Nu'uanu Congregational Church, are now on the Conference website.
 

Find Advent Resources Online

Links to resources for Advent and Christmas are available on the Hawai'i Conference website.  If your church would like to post Advent or Christmas events or worship service resources, send submissions to coconutwireless@hcucc.org.
 

Save these Important Dates

Attend Church Leaders Event in February
The 2015 Church Leaders Event will be held Saturday, February 28, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Nu'uanu Congregational Church (2651 Pali Highway, Honolulu).  Full information and registration will be mailed later and available on-line. 

Clergy Gather in Early Spring
The 2015 Hawai'i Conference Clergy Retreat will be held from Monday, March 9, to Wednesday, March 11, at Courtyard King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel in Kailua-Kona on Hawai'i Island.  Details and registration information will be available in January.



 
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