'Aha Pae'aina Wrap-up

Mahalo to Kawaiaha'o Church and Kanana Fou Church for hosting the 190th 'Aha Pae'aina earlier this month!

• Click HERE to view photos from the 'Aha Iki, 'Aha Makua, and 'Aha Youth Event.
• Special offerings were received during the two 'Aha Makua worship services. Offering from the Friday morning worship totaled $1,655 for Our Church’s Wider Mission. The offering received Saturday morning to benefit the Vesper Maile Ito Fund totaled $1,321.

New on the Website

The Woman’s Board of Missions for the Pacific Islands held its Annual Meeting on June 7 at Central Union Church. Click HERE to view photos.

Help Reduce Carbon Emissions

The National Council of Churches Eco-Justice Program, which works closely with the UCC Justice and Witness Office in Washington D.C., hopes to collect 9,000 comments in support of a new carbon rule being considered by the Environmental Protection Agency that would raise the standards to reduce carbon emissions from power plants. Comments are due June 25. Click HERE to send your comments.

Living Theological Heritage Available in Digital Format

The seven-volume series of the Living Theological Heritage, which reprints important documents related to the history, theology and polity of the United Church of Christ, is now available in digital format from UCC Resources. Choose from downloading searchable PDF documents at $14.99 per volume, or ordering a USB flash drive containing all seven volumes in a single PDF file for $49.99. Click HERE for more information or to order.

Summer Courses in Berkeley

Registration is still open for summer courses at Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley. Courses are open to both lay persons and clergy. For more information click HERE, call 510-849-8268, or email summer@psr.edu.

Camp Mokule'ia Offers Internship

Become an intern at Camp Mokule'ia on O'ahu. The internship, for adults ages 18 to 24, runs from August 20, 2012, to June 2013. Housing and monthly stipend are provided. Interns live as a faith community sharing in prayer, study and worship, and discerning God's call. For more information contact David Turner, Executive Director, at kahubt@gmail.com.


Be a "Cool Congregation"

Maui churches are invited to a “Cool Congregations” workshop on reducing their energy footprint through recycling, reusing and renewing. The workshop will be held on Saturday, June 30, 1-5 p.m. at Iao United Church of Christ (2371 West Vineyard Street, Wailuku).  David Turner, UCC minister and Executive Director of Camp Mokule'ia, will be a presenter. Register at the door for $25 per church regardless of number of participants. For more information email David at kahubt@gmail.com.

Donate to Ola'a Rummage Sale

Ola'a First Hawaiian Church in Kurtistown, Hawai'i, is looking for donations of clean, gently used items for its rummage sale on July 7. Proceeds from the sale will benefit the church's ministry partnership with the Hawaii Island Home for Recovery. Please call 808-936-5913 to arrange for drop-off or pick-up.


Purchase Kaumakapili Lu'au Tickets

Tickets for Kaumakapili Church’s 41st Annual Benefit Lu'au on July 21 are on sale now. For information, click HERE. To purchase a ticket, 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.


In Memory: Roy Ishihara

Retired Pastor Roy Ishihara died June 10 in Kona at the age of 89. Roy was Pastor Emeritus of Central Kona Church in Kealakekua, which he served as Pastor from 1976 to 1988. He was also the founding pastor of Kailua Christian Church on O'ahu and was interim pastor at Lanakila, Kahikolu and Haili Churches. Condolences may be sent to his wife, Dorothy Ishihara, at P.O. Box 300, Kealakekua, HI 96750.

UCC Minister Appointed to Civil Rights Commission

Wallace Fukunaga was appointed by the Governor as a Commissioner for the Hawai'i Civil Rights Commission. For more information click HERE.

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