Register for Church Leaders Event

Register now for the Church Leaders Event taking place on Saturday, February 27, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Nu'uanu Congregational Church (2651 Pali Highway, Honolulu).  Cost is $45 for O'ahu attendees and $100 for Neighbor Island attendees (includes airfare).  Click HERE to download the information and registration form mailed to churches this week.  Click HERE to register and pay on-line.  After February 10, a $25 registration late fee will apply.

 Remit Offerings by January 11

Contributions to Our Church’s Wider Mission and UCC special offerings should be remitted to the Hawai'i Conference by Monday, January 11, to be counted as 2015 contributions and toward Five for Five tallies.  For questions, contact Ann Hiyane at 808-791-5628 or

 Insurance Board Awards Honolulu Church

Congratulations to United Church of Christ–Judd Street for being awarded $1,000 by the Insurance Board to use for the church’s centennial celebrations.  The Insurance Board, as part of its 30th anniversary observance, invited churches to submit things they were celebrating during 2015.  UCC–Judd Street is one of thirty awardees nationwide. The Insurance Board provides property, liability and workers compensation insurance to UCC, Disciples and Presbyterian churches.

 Back Bay Invites Summer Intern Applications

Back Bay Mission, a community ministry of the United Church of Christ located in Biloxi, Mississippi, invites young adults between the ages of 19 and 35 to apply for its ten-week Shari Prestemon Social Justice Internship.  For information and to apply, click HERE.


 Nu'uanu Church Hosts Worm Classes

Ralph Rhoads will speak about vermicomposting (using worms to eat garbage) at Nu'uanu Congregational Church (2651 Pali Highway, Honolulu) on Friday, January 8, 6:45 p.m., and Tuesday, January 12, 9:30 a.m.  Register by email at, or call 595-3135 after 7 p.m.

 O'ahu Association Installs Ministers

  • Mary Herbig will be installed as Associate Pastor of United Church of Christ–Judd Street (467 North Judd Street, Honolulu) on Sunday, January 17, 4 p.m.
  • Brandon Duran will be installed as Associate Minister of Central Union Church (1660 Beretania Street, Honolulu) on Sunday, February 7, 4 p.m.

 Community Invited to Christian Unity Service

As part of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, the Hawai'i Council of Churches and the Honolulu Diocese of the Roman Catholic Church invite all to a Taizé service of sacred music, scripture and prayer on Thursday, January 21, 7 p.m., at the Newman Center/Holy Spirit Parish on the University of Hawai'i at Manoa campus.  Clergy are invited to wear clerical vestments from their own traditions.

Clergy Converse on End-of-Life Issues

“Learning how to talk about difficult conversations at the end-of-life” is the topic at a clergy conversation sponsored by Pacific Health Ministries on Thursday, January 21, 8-9:30 a.m., at Nu'uanu Congregational Church (2651 Pali Highway, Honolulu).  Reserve your seat before January 15 by calling 808-591-6556 or emailing  

 Spaghetti and Auction Raise Funds for O'ahu Youth

As part of its fundraising efforts for the 2016 National Youth Event (July 26-29), the O'ahu Association will hold a spaghetti dinner and silent auction fundraiser, “Love is…,” on Saturday, January 30, at Community Church of Honolulu (2345 Nu'uanu Avenue, Honolulu).  Tickets are $20 per person.  For more information on ways you can support O'ahu youth, visit

 Emergency Teams Respond in Times of Disaster

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) volunteers provide assistance immediately after a disaster takes place until first responders arrive.  CERT training will be offered over three days, the first two at Manoa Valley Church on Saturday, February 6, 7:45 a.m. to 3:15 p.m., and Saturday, February 13, 7:45 a.m. to 4 p.m.  The final class and field test will be held at Battery Hollow at Diamond Head on Saturday, February 20, 7:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.  Classes fill up quickly, so register soon by calling 956-7727 or emailing

 Spring 'Aha Halawai Will Meet on Kaua'i

The Spring 'Aha Halawai of the Association of Hawaiian Evangelical Churches will be held February 19-20, at Ko'olau Hui'ia Protestant Church (4095 Kealia Road, Anahola, Kaua'i).  Click HERE for the registration packet.  To register online, click HERE. Registration deadline is January 18.


 In Memory: Fasia Moeone

Fasia Moeone died January 4 at the age of 73.  Pastor Moeone was minister of Vai Ole Ola O Kailua Church, meeting at Windward United Church of Christ.  Service details will be announced later.

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