Long-Term Recovery Begins in Nepal

UCC Disaster Ministries responded immediately to the earthquake in Nepal last spring, and will continue to be there as winter approaches.  A bulletin insert and poster provide updates to relief efforts and invite donations to help with long-term recovery.

Missouri Pastor Named Justice and Witness Executive

Traci Blackmon, a community leader and UCC pastor from Florissant, Missouri, near St. Louis, was unanimously selected by the UCC Board to be the acting executive minister of Justice and Witness Ministries.

UCC Leader Outlines Denominational Initiatives

UCC General Minister and President John Dorhauer introduces five new initiatives for the denomination, including a new media campaign, dialogue with local churches, and strategic planning targeting people under 40.  Watch the video, or read the article.

New Photos on Website

The Hawai'i Island Association held a recognition service for Charles Mahina Kaupiko and Melveen Kaupiko as licensed ministers of Hau'oli Kamana'o Church on Saturday, October 17. 

Kaua'i Association Meets this Sunday

Kaua'i Association churches and ministers will gather for the Fall 'Aha Mokupuni at Church of the Pacific in Princeville on Sunday, November 1, starting at 3 p.m.

It's Time for Fall Fairs

  • Church of the Crossroads (1212 University Avenue, Honolulu) holds its Fall Fair on Saturday, November 7, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be food, rummage sale, plants, baked goods, mango chutney, lilikoi butter, and more. For information, call 808-949-2220. 
  • Manoa Valley Church (2728 Huapala Street, Honolulu) hosts its 45th Annual Harvest Fair on Saturday, November 7, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Games, food, clothing, household goods, plants, produce, a white elephant sale and more will be available. Proceeds benefit the church’s building and maintenance fund.  For information, call 808-988-3271.

Nu'uanu Church Hosts Worm Classes

Ralph Rhoads will speak about vermicomposting (using worms to eat garbage) at Nu'uanu Congregational Church (2651 Pali Highway, Honolulu) on Friday, November 6, 6:45 p.m., and Tuesday, November 10, at 10 a.m.  Register by email at kimoment2@hawaiiantel.net, or call 595-3135 after 7 p.m.

Waiola Pastor Resigns

Jeff Crews resigned as Pastor of Waiola Church in Lahaina in order to care for family in Minnesota.  His last Sunday was October 25.

Churches In the News

  • The Honolulu Star-Advertiser interviewed Helen Noh Lee, member of Community Church of Honolulu, who retired last Sunday after thirteen years as the church’s choir director.  
  • The Garden Island news reported on Ko'olau Hui'ia Protestant Church’s 150th anniversary worship and celebration last Sunday.


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