Meet UCC General Minister and President

All are invited to a community-wide worship service to welcome and hear John Dorhauer, General Minister and President of the United Church of Christ.  The service, which will include an affirmation of the Rev. Dorhauer’s installation to his office, will be held on Sunday, September 25, 4 p.m., at Central Union Church.

Parish Paper Looks at New Ideas and Pastors' Pay

New issues of the Parish Paper have been posted on the website.  Feel free to copy and share these with your congregation as part of the Hawai'i Conference subscription.

Clergy Retreat Features UCC President

UCC General Minister and President John Dorhauer will be the featured speaker at the annual Hawai'i Conference Clergy Retreat taking place from Monday, September 26, to Wednesday, September 28, at the Ala Moana Hotel in Honolulu.  The Rev. Dorhauer will lead a conversation on his book, Beyond Resistance.  Click HERE to download information or register online

Register Youth Now for Fall Camp

Churches should have received information and registration forms for the Hawai'i Conference Fall Youth Camp, which takes place from Sunday, October 9, to Wednesday, October 12, at Camp Mokule'ia on O'ahu’s North Shore.  Spaces are limited, so register as soon as possible before the September 1 deadline.  Click HERE to download information or register online.  Those interested in being adult camp counselors should send an email to

UCC Polity Can Be Taken Online

The Center for Progressive Renewal offers a twelve-week (September 14 to December 14, 2016) online UCC History, Polity and Theology course utilizing live webinars, recordings and readings.  More UCC polity courses, as well as other educational offerings, can be found on the Learning Opportunities page of the Hawai'i Conference website. 


UCC-Judd Street Holds 60th Lu'au

United Church of Christ–Judd Street (467 N. Judd Street, Honolulu) will hold its 60th Annual Lu'au on Saturday, August 20.  Tickets are $25 each (takeout only) and can be purchased by calling 808-536-8418. 

Waiola Church Stages Rummage Sale

Waiola Church (535 Wainee Street, Lahaina) will host a Rummage Sale and Country Kitchen on Saturday, August 20.  Community members are invited to set up booths for a $20 fee. For information call 808-661-4349.

Maui Church Celebrates 50 Years

Maui Evangelical Church (256 Hina Avenue, Kahului) will celebrate its fiftieth anniversary on Sunday, August 28, 8 a.m., beginning with worship.  For information and to reserve your place, email or call 808-870-3984. 


In Memory: Armin Kroehler

Armin Kroehler, retired UCC minister and missionary, died July 31 at the age of 94.  Armin and his wife, Evelyn, served as UCC missionaries to Japan until their retirement in 1999.  His family includes his wife and children, Kenneth, Christopher, Eimon, Kaye and Margaret.  Private service was held.  Condolences may be sent to 2671-G Anuu Place, Honolulu, HI 96819.   

Hawai'i Island Will Install Holy Cross Pastor

The Hawai'i Island Association will install Eric Anderson as Pastor of Church of the Holy Cross (440 W. Lanikaula Street, Hilo) on Saturday, September 10, at 1 p.m.

Associate Pastor Resigns from First Chinese

Licensed minister John Lee resigned as Associate Pastor of First Chinese Church of Christ on Sunday, August 7.
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