UCC Encourages Participation in World AIDS Day

"Getting to Zero" is the theme of this year's World AIDS Day on Saturday, December 1. Click HERE for a special message from the United Church of Christ. And click HERE to visit the Global Ministries website for resources and more information.

Don’t Miss “Hawaiian Christmas” on TV

“A Hawaiian Christmas,” a one-hour television special created by Ken Makuakane and produced by the Hawai'i Conference, will air on television on Saturday, December 1, 8 p.m., on KITV.  The show, which features local musicians performing at Kaumakapili Church, will also appear nationally on NBC stations on Christmas Day (times vary by location).

Nominate a Peacemaker

Nominate a peacemaker for Church of the Crossroads’ 2013 Peacemaker Award.  The award, presented each year at the church’s annual Martin Luther King, Jr., service and celebration, recognizes a person who has demonstrated a lifetime commitment to peace and justice issues in the community.  Click HERE for additional information.  Deadline for nominations is December 10, 2012.

Britt Lecture Dates and Speaker Announced

The Annual Britt Lectures, sponsored by the Hawai'i District of the United Methodist Church, will take place February 15-18, 2013, at First United Methodist Church in Honolulu.  Lecturing will be Anna Carter Florence, the Peter Marshall Associate Professor of Preaching at Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Georgia.


Nanakuli Pastor to Be Installed

The O'ahu Association will install Iese Tuuao as Pastor and Teacher of Samoan Church of Hawai'i LMS on Sunday, December 2, 4 p.m., at the church located at 87-140 Kahau Street in Nanakuli.

Marty Haugen Leads Worship and Workshop

Church musician and composer Marty Haugen will be in Honolulu next week as follows:
  • Friday, December 7, 7 p.m., in Advent Concert at Holy Trinity Church (5919 Kalanianaole Highway)
  • Saturday, December 8, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 pm, leading an Advent/Christmas Music Workshop at Holy Trinity Church
  • Sunday, December 9, 7 p.m., leading Evening Worship at Calvary by the Sea Lutheran Church (5339 Kalanianaole Highway)
All events are free and open to the public.  For more information contact Trissa Walter at 808-285-4371, or Tom Poole at 808-291-4485.

Handel’s Messiah Presentation

Central Union Church (1660 South Beretania Street, Honolulu) will hold its 65th performance of Handel’s Messiah on December 9, 7 p.m., in the Sanctuary. The performance is free and open to the public. For additional information click HERE or call the church office at 808-941-0957.

Hawai'i Island 'Aha Mokupuni Announced

The Hawai'i Island Association will hold its next 'Aha Mokupuni on Saturday, January 19, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Church of the Holy Cross (440 West Lanikaula Street, Hilo).  The agenda includes UCC Insurance Board agent David Takagi speaking about church insurance matters.


In Memory

Tuck Wah Lee, 93, died on Thanksgiving morning, November 22.  He was a former missionary to Micronesia and was a minister at Central Union, Kalaiakamanu Hou, Kawaiaha'o, Waianae Protestant, and Imiola Churches.  Services are to be scheduled.

Dexter Edwards, 86, died on November 24 in Lind, Washington. He served churches on Hawai'i Island, including Kauaha'ao, from 1954 to 1957. Service will be held on Saturday, December 1, in Washington. Condolences may be sent to his wife, Myrtle, at P.O. Box 582, Lind, WA 99341.

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