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Wider Church Executives Visit Hawai'i

James Moos, Executive Minister of UCC Wider Church Ministries, and Jane Sullivan-Davis, Director of Resource Development, will visit Hawai'i this week. Clergy are invited to meet with both this Friday, October 31, 12-2 p.m., at the Hawai'i Conference Office. Lunch is included and reservations are required. Contact Scott Davis at or 808-791-5636.

O'ahu 'Aha Mokupuni Still Open for Registration

The deadline to register for the Fall 'Aha Mokupuni of the O'ahu Association is Wednesday, November 5. The meeting, rescheduled due to hurricane threat, will be held on Saturday, November 15, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Nu'uanu Congregational Church (2651 Pali Highway, Honolulu). If you previously registered and paid your fee, you do not need to re-register. If you can no longer attend, or if you did not register and would like to attend, contact Lori Yamashiro by phone at 808-791-5645 or by email at

Churches Invited to Take Confirmands to Synod

Planners of General Synod 30, taking place next summer in Cleveland, are inviting churches to include a trip to General Synod as part of their confirmation curriculum. Churches interested in learning more about outreach specifically for confirmands are encouraged to contact


FACE Summit Addresses Housing Crisis

“Tackling Our Housing Crisis” is a Faith Action for Community Equity (FACE) summit to be held at the Hawai'i State Capitol Auditorium on Saturday, November 15, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mayor Kirk Caldwell is the keynote speaker of this community-wide discussion among developers, government officials and concerned citizens who want to find solutions to the housing crisis.

Iao Church Celebrates “Micronesia Day”

Iao United Church of Christ (2371 W. Vineyard Street, Wailuku) hosts a “Micronesia Day” on Saturday, November 15, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Congregations from the Marshall Islands, Kosrae, Pohnpei, Chuuk, and Yap will come together for worship and to share their respective cultures and traditions. The day will include singing, dancing, crafts and food. For more information, call the church at 808-244-7353.

Trauma, Healing & Justice

Pu'a Foundation invites the community to “Trauma, Healing & Justice,” a community learning collaborative that looks at historical trauma and the positive changes being made by public/private partnerships in individuals and communities. The event will take place on Sunday, November 23, from 4 to 7:30 p.m., at Mamiya Theater (3142 Waialae Avenue, Honolulu).  To sign up and pay the registration fee online, click HERE.

Purchase Tickets for Lili'uokalani Fundraiser

Lili'uokalani Protestant Church is selling tickets for its kalua pig fundraiser. A one-pound container of imu-style kalua pig is $8. Pickup is on Saturday, November 8, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the church (66-090 Kamehameha Highway, Haleiwa). For information and to order tickets, call the church at 808-637-9364.


In Memory: Eseta Sataraka

Eseta Sataraka, wife of the late Sataraka Sataraka, Pastor of First Samoan Congregational Christian Church (Ierusalema Fou), died October 14 at the age of 76. Service will be held on Thursday, October 30, 11:30 a.m., at the church (616 North School Street, Honolulu) with visitation beginning at 9 a.m.  Service of commital will follow at 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park in Kaneohe.

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