Coconut Wireless Takes a Break Next Week

The Coconut Wireless will take a break next week, March 11, and return to your inbox on Wednesday, March 18.

Leaders Event Provides Resources for Churches

Nearly two hundred people attended this year’s Church Leaders Event held last Saturday, February 28, at Nu'uanu Congregational Church.  You can view photos, download workshop handouts, and listen to a recording of the keynote presentation. An evaluation was sent by email to participants earlier this week.  If you attended and did not receive the survey, email

 Deadline for 'Aha Pae'aina Resolutions Nears

Resolutions for consideration at the upcoming 'Aha Pae'aina must be submitted by March 15 for review by the Conference Council.  For more information, including instructions on proper form and submission, click HERE.

Webinar Looks at Role of Faith Communities in Homelessness

Join the Justice and Witness Missional Team webinar, “Homelessness in Hawai'i,” on Tuesday, March 17, 10 a.m.  Featured are Connie Mitchell, Executive Director of Institute for Human Services (IHS), and Ellen Godbey Carson, attorney and former IHS board president, who will discuss how people of faith can collaborate to increase access to resources that lead to housing and self-sustainability.

Neighbors in Need Grants Assist Churches’ Mission

Neighbors in Need (NIN) provides funding for church programs that address issues of injustice. Grants of up to $3,000 each are available to UCC churches and organizations. Funding comes from the NIN special mission offering received each year on World Communion Sunday. Deadline to apply is March 31. For more information and an application, visit the Neighbors In Need webpage.


Senior Day Program Highlights Healthy Choices

This month’s Senior Day program at Manoa Valley Church (2728 Huapala Street, Honolulu) will be “Making Healthy Choices Easy: Blue Zones Project,” a community well-being initiative presented by HMSA.  All adults are welcome to attend this program on Wednesday, March 11, from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m,

World Religion Program Brings Scholars to Interfaith Events

The Armin and Shirley Limper Program of Eden Theological Seminary will bring four noted world religion scholars to Hawai'i for these events:

Hawai'i Island Will Recognize Licensed Minister

The Hawai'i Island Association will hold a service of recognition for Diane Hultman, licensed minister of Pu'ula United Church of Christ, on Saturday, March 14, 10 a.m., at the church (corner of Kehau and Church Roads, Nanawale Estates).

Conference to Address Supporting Children

How children are affected when a parent is incarcerated and what can be done to provide understanding, advocacy and legislative solutions are topics to be addressed at the 2015 Hawai'i Conference Supporting Children of Incarcerated Parents, to be held Tuesday, March 17, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Koolau Ballroom and Conference Center in Kaneohe.

First Chinese Holds China Exhibit

The First Chinese Church of Christ in Hawai'i (1054 South King Street, Honolulu) hosts the Robert Morrison Missionary Exhibition from March 19 to 22.  Robert Morrison was the first Protestant missionary in China.  His accomplishments include translating the Bible into Chinese and compiling a Chinese dictionary.  For more information contact Ming Fu Lu at 808-595-2050.

Kaua'i Churches Host Ecumenical Sunrise Service

United Church of Christ and other congregations on Kaua'i have hosted Easter sunrise services at Kukuiolono Park (854 Puu Road, Kalaheo) since 1931.  This year, Hanapepe Hawaiian Congregational Church, Hanapepe UCC, and Koloa Union Church are among the churches participating.  Service begins at 6 a.m.  Click HERE for more Holy Week and Easter events, as well as resources for Lent and Easter.

UCC Musicians Will Gather in July

Register now for "Crossroads: Connecting Music, Faith, Worship, and Community,” the biennial United Church of Christ Musicians Association’s Conference to be held July 12-15, 2015, at Elmhurst College, outside of Chicago.


Frances Wong  Nominated to UCC Board

Frances Wong, a member of Church of the Crossroads and candidate for ministry, is one of thirteen persons nominated to the United Church of Christ Board of Directors.  Nominees will be elected at General Synod this coming June.

In Memory: Kay Yamamoto

Kay Yamamoto, widow of the Rev. Charles Yamamoto, died February 22 at the age of 85.  Memorial service will be held at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary on Wednesday, March 4, with visitation at 5:30 p.m. and service to follow at 6 p.m.  Kay’s family includes sons Jeff and Ted, daughter Emi Miller, nine grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.


Pearl City Community Church is seeking a part-time Office Clerk. 

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