View Photos of Recent Events

  • Alan Akana was installed on July 27 as Pastor of Koloa Union Church (Kaua'i).  Click HERE to view photos.
  • Geoffrey Black, UCC General Minister and President, and Karen Georgia Thompson, UCC Ecumenical Officer, met with clergy on July 29, at the Hawai'i Conference Office.  Click HERE to view photos.

United Church Funds Hosts Investor Workshop

United Church Funds (UCF) hosts a day-long Western Regional Endowment Conference in Long Beach, California, on November 8.  Panel discussions, plenary sessions and workshops will address building or growing investments.  Visit the UCF website for more information and registration.

Associations Gather for Fall Meetings

Mark your calendars for these upcoming Association meetings:
  • 'Aha O Na Mokupuni O Maui, Moloka'i A Me Lana'i (Tri-Isle Association) 'Aha Makua, September 13, at Po'okela Church
  • Association of Hawaiian Evangelical Churches 'Aha Halawai, October 17-18, at Haili Congregational Church (Hilo)
  • O'ahu Association 'Aha Mokupuni, October 18, location TBA
  • Hawai'i Island Association 'Aha Mokupuni, October 25, at Lanakila Congregational Church
  • Kaua'i Association 'Aha Mokupuni, November 2, at Hanapepe Hawaiian Church 

Give Aloha in September

If your church will be participating in Foodland’s Give Aloha campaign in September, please send us your donation number at to include in a future edition of the Coconut Wireless.

Missionary Visits Hawai'i

John Lunn, former Koloa Union Church pastor and currently missionary with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), will be in Hawai'i the last two weeks of August to speak about his experiences in Tanzania, Liberia and India.  To arrange a visit, contact him directly by email at

Makawao Church Hosts Handbell Workshop

Makawao Union Church (1445 Baldwin Avenue, Pa'ia, Maui) is hosting a handbell workshop on Sunday, August 4, from 2 to 5 p.m.  There is a suggested $10 donation.  For information call the church office at 808-579-9261.


Pastoral Changes

Felizardo Taripe resigned as Pastor of Honolulu Cosmopolitan UCC to pursue further studies.  His last Sunday was July 27.

Pearl City Pastor to Be Installed

The O'ahu Association will install Phil Reller as Pastor of Pearl City Community Church (933 Lehua Avenue, Pearl City) on Sunday, September 7, at 3 p.m.  

Employment Opportunity

Job Openings at UCC National Offices

View positions and descriptions for job openings at the UCC national offices.

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