UCC Helps in Flint Disaster

Responding to the water disaster in Flint, Michigan, UCC Disaster Ministries has given a $3,000 solidarity grant to the Michigan Conference to help local churches provide water filters and bottled water to their communities.  You can help by making a contribution the UCC’s Emergency USA fund.  UCC disaster coordinators in Michigan remind people that monetary gifts, rather than shipments of bottled water or filters, are the most effective way to help. 

 

View New Photos on Website

The O'ahu Association installed Mary Herbig as Associate Pastor of United Church of Christ–Judd Street on January 17.  Click HERE to view photos from the service.
 

National Youth Event Registration Opens Today

Registration for the UCC National Youth Event, taking place July 26-30, 2016, at Walt Disney World, begins today.  For information and latest updates, go to nye.uccpages.org.
 

Registration Remains Open for 'Aha Halawai

The deadline to register for the Spring 'Aha Halawai of the Association of Hawaiian Evangelical Churches has passed, but registrations, except hotel reservations, are still being accepted.  Contact the hotel directly to check on availability.  Christian Endeavor Hawai'i will conduct an adult youth leader workshop the day before the 'Aha.  For more information, visit www.cehawaii.net.
 

Find Resources for Lent and Easter

Lent and Easter resources, as well as a listing of Lenten and Holy Week events, can be found on the Hawai'i Conference website.  Click HERE to send an email with your church’s event to be listed in the Coconut Wireless and posted on the website.
 

EVENTS

Taize Service Prays for Christian Unity

As part of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, the Hawai'i Council of Churches and the Honolulu Diocese of the Roman Catholic Church invite all to a Taizé service of sacred music, scripture and prayer tomorrow, January 21, 7 p.m., at the Newman Center/Holy Spirit Parish on the University of Hawai'i at Manoa campus.  Clergy are invited to wear clerical vestments from their own traditions.
 

Dementia Workshop Explores Hawaiian Perspectives

“Finding Gifts in the Grief Journey with Dementia: A Hawaiian Cultural Perspective” will be presented Monday, February 1, 10 a.m. to noon, at Windward United Church of Christ (38 Kaneohe Bay Drive, Kailua).  Reserve your seat by emailing office@windwarducc.org or calling 808-254-3802.
 

Kaua'i Invites Youth to Spring Break Retreat

The Kaua'i Association will hold its Spring Break Youth Retreat from March 16 to 19 at Waineke Cabins.  “Talks with God” will focus on prayer, and activities include a service project, hiking and more.  For information and to register click HERE.
 

Awakenings Re-imagines Faith

"Awakenings 2016" brings together religious scholars and leaders to re-imagine the content of faith.  This ecumenical conference, hosted by United Congregational Church of Holyoke in Holyoke, Massachusetts, will take place April 28-May 1.  For more information and to register, visit www.awakeningsconference.com.
 

PEOPLE

In Memory: Fasia Moeone

Memorial services for Fasia Moeone, who died on January 4 at the age of 73, will be held on Tuesday, February 9, at 5 p.m., and Wednesday, February 10, at 9 a.m., both at Windward United Church of Christ (38 Kaneohe Bay Drive, Kailua).  Fasia was Pastor of Vai Ole Ola O Kailua, which met at Windward UCC. 
 
 
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