No Coconut Wireless April 10

The Coconut Wireless will take a break next week and return to your inbox on April 17.

'Aha Pae'aina Packets Mailed to Churches

Registration packets for the 2013 'Aha Pae'aina ('Aha Iki, June 5-6; 'Aha Makua, June 6-8) are being mailed to churches this week.  Please look for the packet, which contains registration and hotel information.  Deadline to register is May 6.  Click HERE to view this information on the website and to register on-line.

New on the Website

New Issues of The Parish Paper Feel free to copy and share these with your congregation as part of the Hawai'i Conference UCC subscription.

Mission 4/1 Earth Begins

Launched on Easter Monday, April 1, and continuing through the 50 days of Eastertide, Mission 4/1 Earth links four significant events—Easter (March 31), Earth Day (April 22), Arbor Day (April 26) and Pentecost (May 19)—for a sustained, aggressive and collective mission opportunity for the entire United Church of Christ.  To learn more, click HERE.

Local Churches Observe Earth Month

Two churches are holding events as part of UCC Mission 4/1 Earth and Earth Day:

Environmental Presentations at Crossroads
Church of the Crossroads (1212 University Avenue) hosts two presentations in April on energy conservation and climate change. The first, tomorrow, April 4, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., will consider what churches can do. The second, on Thursday, April 11, 6:30 p.m., will look at climate change.  For more information click HERE or call the church office at 949-2220.

Ulu Wai Ministry at Nu'uanu
Nu'uanu Congregational Church (2651 Pali Highway) presents “Worms with a Side Order of Greens,” two workshops by Ralph Rhoads on Sunday, April 21, 7 p.m., and Tuesday, April 23, 9:30 a.m.  Click HERE for information.


Spring Association Gatherings

Mark your calendars for these upcoming Association gatherings: 
  • Hawai'i Island Association 'Aha Mokupuni, April 27, Ho'olokahi Congregational Church
  • Tri-Isle Association 'Aha Mokupuni, April 27, Keawala'i Congregational Church
  • Kaua'i Association 'Aha Mokupuni, May 3-4, Koloa Union Church
  • O'ahu Association 'Aha Mokupuni, May 11, Waipahu UCC

Workshop Focuses on Elders at Home

Project Dana, an interfaith volunteer caregiver program sponsored by Moiliili Hongwanji Mission, is holding a workshop on changing perceptions of elders at home and in the community. This two-day workshop will be held on Thursday, May 2, and Thursday, May 9, at Kailua United Methodist Church (1110 Kailua Road, O'ahu) from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For additional information, click HERE.

Start Planned Giving in Your Church

The Stewardship Missional Team is presenting a workshop on planned giving on Thursday, May 21, 4-7 p.m., at the Hawai'i Conference Office.  The workshop will help churches start a planned giving ministry or program.  Leading the workshop will be Jan Stricklin, Associate Vice President of University Advancement for Pacific University in Oregon.  Cost is $25, which includes light pupu.  RSVP before May 7 to Diane Weible at or 808-791-5633.


Kawaiaha'o Seeks Receptionist/Office Assistant

Kawaiaha'o Church is seeking a full-time Receptionist/Office Assistant for its business office.  For more information and to apply, click HERE.  Deadline to apply is April 9.

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