You Can Help with Earthquake Recoveries

Devastating earthquakes last week killed scores in Japan and hundreds in Ecuador and left tens of thousands without shelter in both regions.  Find out what the UCC, through its Disaster Ministries and international partners, is doing to provide aid and fill critical gaps, and how you can help with the recovery.
 

Workshop Looks at Morning After (a Disaster)

After disaster strikes a community or island, churches often play active roles in response and recovery.  Zach Wolgemuth, Executive for UCC Disaster Ministries, will lead a continuing education workshop for clergy on developing a checklist of responses and resources for ministers and churches “The Morning After a Disaster.”  The workshop will be held on Tuesday, May 10, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Hawai'i Conference Office.  (This will take the place of the O'ahu clergy meeting.)  There is no cost (except travel for neighbor islanders), but make your reservation for lunch by emailing vmaunakea@hcucc.org.
 

Download Latest Issue of The Friend

The April 2016 edition of The Friend, the newsletter of the Hawai'i Conference United Church of Christ, is now available online.
 

New Photos on the Website

Hawai'i Island Association churches gathered for their Spring 'Aha Mokupuni last Saturday, April 16, at Church of the Holy Cross.  Click HERE to see photos of the event.
 

News Story Features Earth Day at O'ahu Churches

A story in last Saturday’s Honolulu Star-Advertiser featured Earth Day events to be held this weekend at Central Union Church, Church of the Crossroads and Nu'uanu Congregational Church.  Earth Day is celebrated on April 22 each year, and many churches this year will observe it on Sunday, April 24. 
 

Crossroads Church Sells Used Chairs

Church of the Crossroads is selling one hundred metal folding chairs (at $2 each) and over a hundred upholstered, metal-frame, stackable chairs (at $3 each).  All have been well used but are still sturdy and strong.  For information call 808-949-2220. 
 

EVENTS

Abrahamic Faiths Are Topic of Public Forum

“Abraham: An Exploration into the Soul of Three World Religions” is a free public forum taking place on Sunday, April 24, 6:30-8:30 p.m., at Community Church of Honolulu (2345 Nu'uanu Avenue, Honolulu). 
 

Register Now for O'ahu 'Aha Mokupuni

The deadline to register for the Spring 'Aha Mokupuni of the O'ahu Association is next Monday, April 25.  The gathering, which includes a panel discussion and workshops on end-of-life care and conversations, will be held on Saturday, May 7, at Makiki Christian Church.   
 

Tri-Isle Churches Gather for 'Aha Mokupuni

The 'Aha O Na Mokupuni O Maui, Moloka'i A Me Lana'i (Tri-Isle Association) will gather for its Spring 'Aha Mokupuni on Saturday, May 14, starting at 10 a.m., at Wailuku Union Church (327 S. High Street, Wailuku, Maui).
 

PEOPLE

Controller Joins Conference Staff

Ngu Castro has joined the Hawai'i Conference Office staff as Controller of the Hawai'i Conference and Hawai'i Conference Foundation.  Ngu is a CPA and most recently worked for Network Enterprises, a not-for-profit job placement company for people with disabilities.
 

O'ahu Seminarian Will Speak at Commencement

Sarah Jo Gomez-Lorraine, a member in discernment of the O'ahu Association and member of Windward United Church of Christ, was selected as student speaker at the Andover Newton Theological School Commencement on May 14. 
 
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