Christmas Greetings

Click HERE to view a Christmas greeting from the United Church of Christ.

Register for Church Leaders Event

The 2013 Church Leaders Event will be held Saturday, February 2, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Nu'uanu Congregational Church (2651 Pali Highway). Cost is $25 for O'ahu attendees (meals and materials) and $85 for Neighbor Island attendees (includes airfare). Information and registration form are being mailed to churches this week.  Click HERE to register on-line now.

Watch “Hawaiian Christmas” on Christmas Day

“A Hawaiian Christmas,” produced by the Hawai'i Conference and featuring local musicians, can be seen on NBC affiliate television stations across the country on Christmas Day. It is scheduled to be broadcast in Hawai'i at 5 a.m. on KHNL. DVDs of the program will soon be available for purchase at $5 each.  To place an order, contact Vivian Maunakea at the Hawai'i Conference Office at 808-537-9516 or

Woman’s Board Announces Executive Director

Clara Denise Priester was named Executive Director of the Woman’s Board of Missions for the Pacific Islands at its meeting on November 29. Clara has been serving as interim Executive Director since November 18, 2011.  Click HERE to read the announcement.


“Candy Cane Lane” on Kaua'i

Na Keiki O Koloa, the children and youth worship ministry of Koloa Union Church, will perform the Christmas musical, “Candy Cane Lane,” on December 14 and 15, 7 p.m. each night, and on Sunday, December 16, 6 p.m., at the church (3289 Poipu Road, Koloa).  The musical will also be presented at Church of the Pacific (5-4280 Kuhio Highway, Princeville) on Sunday, December 23, 7 p.m.  Click HERE for information.  A freewill offering will be received during each performance.

Christmas Eve Candlelight Services

- Lili'uokalani Protestant Church (66-090 Kamehameha Highway, Hale'iwa) at 7 p.m.  Call the church office at 808-637-9364 for additional information.
- Nu'uanu Congregational Church (2651 Nu'uanu Avenue, Honolulu) at 7 p.m., with music by A Touch of Brass.  For information, call the church office at 808-595-3935.
- Ewa Community Church (91-1258 Renton Road, Ewa Beach), 7 p.m., with Christmas cantata, "Silent Night! Holy Night," and potblessing fellowship to follow in the church's parish hall.  For more information, call the church office at 808-681-3471.


Wider Church Job Openings

  • UCC National Offices has announced the following job openings:  Chief Administrative Officer for the Office of the General Minister and President; Multimedia & Content Specialist for Publishing, Identity and Communication; and Minister for Committee on Ministry Resources and Conference Support for Ministerial Excellence, Support & Authorization (MESA).  Click HERE for job descriptions and application instructions. 
  • Global Ministries has announced an opening for Program Associate.  Click HERE for job description and application instructions.

Young Adult Internships

Summer 2013 and year-long internship opportunities for young adults are available through UCC Volunteer Ministries.  Click HERE for more information, or contact Mary Schaller Blaufuss at or 216-736-3214.

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