UCC Supports U.S. Storm Victims

Winter was milder than usual, but spring is most assuredly having its way with recent tornadoes and severe weather in Texas, Oklahoma, Iowa and Kansas. The UCC has launched a $250,000 Severe Storms Appeal for 2012 to help victims of these and future storms. To learn more and to donate, click HERE.

Prescription Drug Take-Back Initiative

Hawai'i residents will have a chance to safely dispose of expired or unused prescription medications on April 28, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at locations statewide. Because unused or expired medicine thrown in the trash or flushed down the toilet can enter the residential water supply or harm aquatic life, tablets, capsules and all other solid dosage forms of medicine will be accepted at certain drop-off locations. Click HERE for more information and a list of drop-off locations.

Lana'i Union Children Sing in Video Gift to Dalai Lama

Some of the fourth graders at Lana'i Union Church participated with other Lana'i youth in a music video, “Singing to the World,” shown at recent appearances by the Dalai Lama on O'ahu. Composer Matt Glickstein of the church helped compose the music, and ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro is featured. Click HERE to view the video.

Camp Mokule'ia Offers Internships

Camp Mokule'ia is affiliated with Episcopal Service Corps (ESC), which offers young adults year-long service opportunities. Interns will live and work as an intentional spiritual community at the camp and receive room, board, health insurance and a small monthly stipend. To learn more about ESC, click HERE. For more about the Camp Mokule'ia internship, click HERE or contact David Turner, Executive Director and UCC minister, by email at kahubt@gmail.com.


Church Holds FUNdraising Concert

Church of the Crossroads (1212 University Avenue, Honolulu) will hold its 17th Biennial Music Scholarship FUNdraising Concert on Monday, April 30, 7 p.m. The church choir, author and poet Maxine Hong Kingston, and recording artist Jon Osorio will participate in this benefit for the church’s music scholarships. Click HERE to see the flyer.

Event to Recognize New Hawai'i Chapter of Parkinson Foundation

The public is invited to a recognition event for the newly-created Hawai’i Chapter of the National Parkinson Foundation on Saturday, April 28, from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m., at Kapiolani Community College in the Diamond Head Campus cafeteria. There will also be resources, demonstration exhibits, and a panel discussion. For full information, click HERE.
Submitted by Phil Mark

UCC Musicians Gather at Conference

“Renew, Refresh, Re-imagine” is the theme of the United Church of Christ Musicians National Network 2012 Conference to be held in Kansas City, Missouri, June 22-25. For more information and to register, click HERE. Registration deadline is May 22.

National PAAM Announces Convocation

Pacific Islander and Asian American Ministries (PAAM) of the United Church of Christ will hold its national convocation in Anaheim, California, from July 12 to 14. The theme of the convocation is “To Build and to Plant,” based on Jeremiah 1:9-10, and the Rev. Dan Romero, former Southern California-Nevada Conference Minister, will be the keynote speaker. Click HERE for more information and to register.


Wananalua Member Showcases Quilt

Ric Stark of Wananalua Congregational Church in Hana, Maui, is a semi-finalist in the American Quilter’s Society Paducah Quilt Show and Contest to be held April 25-28 in Kentucky. Ric, who has been quilting for 14 years, is one of two quilters from Hawai'i to be selected for this show. His quilt, “He Pua Kalaunu o Liliu (Crown Flower of Liliu),” honors Queen Lili‘uokalani. Click HERE for more.

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