Happy Thanksgiving!

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

Conference Office Closed for Thanksgiving

In observance of the Thanksgiving holiday,the Conference Office will be closed on Thursday and Friday, November 22 and 23.

Memo Mailed to Churches and Ministers

A memo from Conference Minister Charles Buck was mailed yesterday to churches and ministers regarding Dorothy Lester’s upcoming departure from Hawai'i and interim staffing changes that will result.  Included in the memo is an announcement of the Rev. Robb Kojima serving as part-time Dean of the Aha O Na Mokupuni O Maui, Moloka'i A Me Lana'i (Tri-Isle Association) effective January 1, 2013.  Click HERE to read the memo.

Advent Resources on the Web

Resources for Advent and Christmas are available on the Hawai'i Conference website. Click HERE to view. If your church would like to post Advent or Christmas events or worship service resources, send submissions to coconutwireless@hcucc.org.

Watch “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).

Mid-Pacific Selects New President

Mid-Pacific Institute has selected Paul Turnbull as its new President to succeed Joe Rice, who is retiring after 17 years as the school’s leader.  Dr. Turnbull is currently Superintendent of the Santa Ynez Valley Union High School District in California.  He will begin at Mid-Pacific on July 1, 2013.

UCC Musicians to Gather for Worship Conference

"Worship and Music on the Edge" is the theme of the next United Church of Christ Musician's Association (UCCMA) conference to be held July 14-18, 2013, in Seattle, Washington. Marcia McFee, author of The Worship Workshop and creator of The Worship Design Studio, will be the keynote presenter at this event, which will focus on enlivening worship through creative arts. Click HERE to learn more about the conference and to become a member of UCCMA.

Church to Give Away Choir Robes

Makiki Christian Church is giving away 34 blue and 25 white choir robes.  (Click HERE to see a photo.)  If your church is interested, contact Susan Nakaishi by phone at 808-224-3094.


Hawai'i Conference Seeks Associate Conference Minister

The Hawai'i Conference of the United Church of Christ is searching for an Associate Conference Minister.  Click HERE for the announcement, position description and application procedure.

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