Geoffrey Black Announces Retirement

UCC General Minister and President Geoffrey Black announced his intention to retire at the end of General Synod in 2015. The United Church of Christ Board will appoint a search committee to conduct a search and nominate a candidate to be elected at General Synod.

David de Carvalho Installed at Mokuaikaua

The Hawai'i Island Association installed David de Carvalho as Pastor of Mokuaikaua Church on August 16, 2014.  Click HERE to view photos from the service.

Register Now for Fall Youth Camp

The Hawai'i Conference Fall Youth Camp will be held from Sunday, October 5, to Wednesday, October 8, at Camp Erdman on the North Shore of O'ahu.  A limited number of spaces are available, so register early.

Give Aloha in September

If your church will be participating in Foodland’s Give Aloha campaign in September and you have not sent us your donation number, it’s not too late.  Send your donation number to to include in next week’s edition of the Coconut Wireless.

O'ahu Association to Ordain Chaplain

The O'ahu Association will hold a Service of Ordination and Installation for Cindy Au, Chaplain with Arcadia Family of Companies, on Saturday, September 27, 4 p.m. at Central Union Church (1660 South Beretania Street, Honolulu).

Ready, Set Go! Benefits Family Promise

Register and participate in the Second Annual 5K Fun/Walk Run, a fundraiser for Family Promise of Hawai'i, taking place this Saturday, August 23, in Kailua.  The walk will begin and end at Kailua Intermediate School.

Nu'uanu Church Holds Worm Workshops

The Ulu Wai Ministry of Nu'uanu Congregational Church (2651 Pali Highway, Honolulu) is sponsoring a free workshop, “Vermicomposting With Side Orders of Salad & Tea,” by “da worm guy” Ralph Rhoads.  The workshop will be offered twice: on Friday, September 12, 7-8:30 p.m.; and on Tuesday, September 16, 9-11 a.m.  Registration is required.  Contact Velma Akinaka at or 595-3135 after 7 p.m.
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