Coconut Wireless Takes a Break

There will be no issue of the Coconut Wireless on July 11. The Coconut Wireless will return to your inbox on July 18.

Hawai'i Youth at NYE

Two groups from the Hawai'i Conference will attend the National Youth Event (NYE) next week at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. Twelve youth and two adults from Iao UCC depart today, and a group of seven youth and three adults from around the Conference depart on July 9. You can follow some of the action at NYE via live webcast at or connect via Facebook (United Church of Christ Youth) or Twitter (@TheUCCYouth).

Waiokeola Reports Food Bank Results

With the help of 16 sister UCC congregations, Waiokeola Congregational Church collected $19,424.95 and 4,667 pounds of food during the Hawai'i Food Bank annual drive in April. To learn about the Food Bank, click HERE.


Upcoming Church Lu'au

Tickets for Kaumakapili Church’s 41st Annual Benefit Lu'au on July 21 are on sale now. For information, click HERE. To purchase a ticket, stop by the church office (766 N. King Street) Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., or call 808-845-0908.

Lili'uokalani Protestant Church (66-090 Kamehameha Highway, Haleiwa) will hold its 36th Annual Benefit Luau on Saturday, August 4. Tickets are $17.50 (take out) and $20.00 (sit down). For information, click HERE. To purchase tickets, call the church office at 808-637-9364.

UCC–Judd Street (467 N. Judd Street, Honolulu) holds its 56th Annual Lu'au on Saturday, August 18. Proceeds from this pick-up only Lu'au benefit Good News Jail & Prison Ministry and Lanakila Meals on Wheels. Tickets are $24 each and can be purchased by calling the church office at 808-536-8418.

Filipino UCC Offers Free Day Camp

Filipino UCC will offer a free Day Camp for children from ages pre-K to 12 years old next week, July 9-13, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. Participants must bring their own lunch. For more information, contact the church by email at or by phone at 808-220-3255.

Global Ministries Presents ¡Missionworks!

Churches and individuals wanting to learn more about missions and the work of the church around the world are invited to ¡Missionworks! sponsored by the UCC and Disciples Global Ministries. The event to be held in Cleveland begins with “Learning from Global Partners” from October 25-27. It continues on October 27-28 with a Ministries and Mission Interpreters training. For more information and to register for these events, click HERE.

Shaping Youth to be Disciples

The 2013 Princeton Forums on Youth Ministry will focus on the role of youth ministry in shaping life-long disciples. The forums will be offered twice: January 28-31, 2013, at St. Simons Island in Georgia, and April 23-26, 2013, at Princeton Theological Seminary in New Jersey. Click HERE for more information.


Conference Staff Retires

Sachi Fujita retired from her position as Search and Call Assistant for the Hawai'i Conference on June 30. Sachi, who now plans to spend more time with her grandchildren and work on various projects around the house, has served in her role with the Conference since March 2006.

Minister Presents Paper

Choo Lak Yeow, retired minister, is currently in Seoul, South Korea, presenting a paper on ecological justice at the Congress of Asian Theologians, sponsored by the Christian Conference of Asia. Click HERE to read his paper, which is based on his recent book, Loving Hawai'i. Click HERE to learn more about the meeting of Asian theologians.

MADD Names New Director

Abigail Nickell, member of UCC-Judd Street, has been named Executive Director of Mothers Against Drunk Driving’s Hawai'i Chapter. She will be responsible for fundraising, program development and oversight, victim services and community relations.


Job Announcement: Search and Call Assistant

The Conference Office is seeking a part-time Administrative Assistant to assist in Search and Call (churches seeking ministers and ministers seeking churches). For position description and information on applying, click HERE.

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