Support Peace Process in Philippines

Interfaith groups around the U.S. are responding to a statement from the National Council of Churches in the Philippines urging the government of the Philippines and National Democratic Front to “persevere in walking and talking peace.”  The Northern California Chapter of the National Ecumenical Forum for Filipino Concerns has written a letter of support and invites people to sign on-line

Training Helps Children Experience God

Children Worship & Wonder is a children's church school program that uses the experience of God to learn about God.  Sponsored by the Hawai'i Conference UCC and the Pacific Southwest Region of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), the 15-hour training will take place over three days, September 13-15, at Christ Church Uniting in Kailua, O'ahu.  Registration material is now available.

Peace Village Offers Model of Transformation

“Peace Village: Faith Formation in a Multifaith World” is a two-day workshop offering an intergenerational, transformational model of ministry for children, youth, families, and whole congregations.  The workshop, to be held October 3-4 at Congregational Church of San Mateo, California, will include dynamic interfaith worship and speakers and an opportunity for participants to learn best practices to take home to their own congregations.


Kaua'i Association Holds Ecclesiastical Council

An Ecclesiastical Council for the purpose of examining Glenn Frazier for Privilege of Call in the United Church of Christ will be held Tuesday, July 23, 5:30 p.m., at Lihue Christian Church (2943 Kress Street, Lihu'e). Kaua'i churches are asked to indicate the number of persons planning to attend by calling 808-245-2348 or by emailing

Upcoming Church Lu'au

Kaumakapili Church’s 42nd Annual Benefit Lu'au will be held this Saturday, July 20.  To purchase tickets, stop by the church office (766 N. King Street) Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., or call 808-845-0908.

Lili'uokalani Protestant Church (66-090 Kamehameha Highway, Haleiwa) holds its 37th Annual Benefit Lu’au on Saturday, August 3.  Tickets are $17.50 (take out, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.) and $20 (sit down, 1-4 p.m.).  To purchase tickets, call the church office at 808-637-9364.

UCC–Judd Street (467 N. Judd Street, Honolulu) holds its 56th Annual Lu'au on Saturday, August 17. Proceeds from this pick-up only lu'au benefit Good News Jail & Prison Ministry and Adult Friends for Youth.  Tickets are $25 each and can be purchased by calling the church office at 808-536-8418.


In Memory: Toiloto Tuisamatatele

Toiloto Tuisamatatele, 90, died July 10. Ordained in 2006, Toiloto served as Pastor of Church of the New Testament for 23 years. Prior to that he worked as a teacher in American Samoa and a social worker in Hawai'i. He received a Certificate of Ministry Studies from Pacific School of Religion in 1994. Services are to be scheduled. Condolences may be sent to his wife, Lula, at P.O. Box 17182, Honolulu, HI 96817.

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