NIN Accepting Grant Applications
Justice and Witness Ministries of the United Church of Christ is accepting applications for Neighbors in Need grants to support ministries of famine relief and food-related justice throughout the world. Grants are funded from the “Mission:1” campaign, an all-church initiative last November that raised more than a quarter of a million dollars. Last spring 51 churches received grants, including Koloa Union Church which was awarded $1,000 for its Food Bag program. Click HERE
for more information and to apply. The fall application deadline is September 30.
Webinars to Help Keep Church Safe
The Insurance Board (IB) has announced an upcoming webinar on abuse prevention to be held twice on September 19 at 5 a.m. and 9 a.m. (HST). The webinar will teach churches about creating a Safe Conduct (formerly called Safe Church) Policy to prevent the exploitation of children and vulnerable adults. Visit the IB website at www.insuranceboard.org
or click HERE
for a complete list of webinars and to register.
Organize for Worker Justice
Interfaith Worker Justice is holding a week-long training, October 14-19, in Chicago, Illinois, for those interested in learning about community organizing. Participants will learn about different religious and labor structures, strategies for building an organization and ideas for creative actions in their own communities. For additional information and to register, click HERE
Continuing Education for Pastoral Leaders
All pastors on Maui are invited to an ecumenical continuing education event on Thursday, September 20, from 12 noon to 1:30 p.m., at Wailuku Union Church (327 S. High Street, Wailuku). Click HERE
to learn more.
Mokuaikaua Church Benefit
Mokuaikaua Church is hosting a Benefit Golf Tournament on Saturday, October 6, at the Kona Country Club, Ali'i Mountain Course. Proceeds from the tournament will be used for repairs and maintenance of the church. Click HERE
for more information and to register.
Church of the Holy Cross will host a Trick-or-Feed event to benefit the Hawai'i Island Food Bank on Saturday, October 27, beginning at 1:30 p.m. The event is sponsored by Interfaith Communities in Action. Click HERE
for the flyer.
Save The Dates!
Church Leaders Event
(for moderators, treasurers, and other church leaders), February 2, 2013, at Nu'uanu Congregational Church, Honolulu
(for all ministers of the Hawai'i Conference UCC), March 4-6, 2013, at King Kamehameha Hotel, Kailua-Kona
New Conference Staff
Scott Davis joins the Hawai'i Conference Office staff as Administrative Assistant for Search and Call (churches seeking ministers and ministers seeking churches) and Communications. Scott most recently worked as a reporter for the East Oregonian
, a daily newspaper serving East Oregon.
Worship Music Leader Wanted
Manoa Valley Church is seeking a Worship Music Leader to work five hours a week. For more information and to apply, click HERE
. Deadline to apply is September 23.
UCF Seeks Investor Development Associate
United Church Funds is seeking an Investor Development Associate to identify and enroll local churches, Associations, Conferences and other ministries of the UCC into one of its diversified investment funds. Click HERE
for position description and to apply.