Carbon Fast for Lent

Looking to give up something for Lent?  Try a carbon fast.  Sign up and each day of Lent, beginning March 5, Ash Wednesday, you will receive an email message suggesting an activity that reduces the amount of carbon put into the air.  Daily emails will continue through Easter Sunday, April 20. Click HERE to find out more and to sign up.

New on the Website: Church Leaders Event Photos and Handouts

View photos and download workshop handouts from the Church Leaders Event that was held this last Saturday, February 22, at Nu'uanu Congregational Church.

Clergy Retreat Registration Deadline Approaches

The deadline for the Annual Clergy Retreat, which will take place in Kailua-Kona at the Courtyard King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel Monday, March 31, to Wednesday, April 2, 2014, is this Friday.  After this, a $25 late fee will apply.  Please note that the deadline for hotel registration at the special group rate is March 1. Click HERE to download the information sheet and registration form that were mailed out to pastors.  You can also register and pay online

Submit Nominations for Conference Positions

Nominating forms and position descriptions for volunteer positions in the Hawai'i Conference United Church of Christ were mailed to churches.  Nominees will be elected at the 'Aha Pae'aina in June for terms beginning on July 1.  Deadline for submitting nominations is March 3.  Forms may be downloaded by clicking HERE.

Yearbook Form Submittal Goes On-Line

Starting this year, churches have the option of entering yearbook data on-line.  Instructions on submitting information for the UCC Yearbook were sent to churches.  Deadline for submitting information is March 7.  Contact Lori Yamashiro at or at 808-791-5645 if you have questions.

Church Will Give Offering Plates  

Makiki Christian Church will give away twelve wooden offering plates (four different styles of plates) to any church that can use them.  For additional information contact Susan Nakaishi by phone at 808-224-3094, Monday through Friday, anytime between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Lili'uokalani Church Holds Fundraiser

Lili'uokalani Protestant Church (66-090 Kamehameha Highway, Haleiwa) will hold a Kalua Pig Fundraiser on Saturday, March 15, with pick-up from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Tickets are $8 each and can be purchased by calling Danyl McGarr at 808-306-2886.

Associations Announce Spring Gatherings

Mark your calendars for these upcoming Association gatherings:
  • Kaua'i Association 'Aha Mokupuni, May 2-3, Wai'oli Hui'ia Church
  • Tri-Isle Association 'Aha Mokupuni, May 3, Waiola Church
  • O'ahu Association 'Aha Mokupuni, May 10, Makiki Christian Church
  • Hawai'i Island Association 'Aha Mokupuni, May 31, Location TBA 
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