Coconut Wireless Takes a Break

The Coconut Wireless will take a break next week, May 14, and will resume publication on May 21.

Download Latest Issue of The Friend

The May 2014 edition of The Friend, the newsletter of the Hawai'i Conference United Church of Christ, is now available online.

 Allan Boesak Returns to Hawai'i

Allan Boesak, the Desmond Tutu Chair of Peace, Global Justice and Reconciliation Studies at Butler University and Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis, will be in Hawai'i this summer to speak around the islands in June and to guest preach at Keawala'i Church on Maui in July.  Following is a tentative schedule of his appearances, which are free and open to the public unless otherwise indicated:
Thursday, June 12    
10 a.m., Clergy Workshop at Lihue United Church (4340 Nawiliwili Road, Lihue)
6:30 p.m., Kapa'a United Church of Christ (4-1325 Kuhio Hwy., Kapa'a)
Saturday, June 14    
9 a.m., Kailua Christian Church (317 Manono St., Kailua)
Thursday, June 19    
9 a.m., Clergy Workshop at 15 Craigside (Craigside Place at Nuuanu Avenue, Honolulu)
Saturday, June 21    
9 a.m., Honolulu (location TBA)
Tuesday, June 24    
7 p.m., Hilo Coast UCC (28-1630 Old Mamalahoa Hwy, Honomu)

Wednesday, June 25
9 a.m., Clergy Gathering at Church of the Holy Cross (440 West Lanikaula St., Hilo)

For the latest information, check the website or call the Conference Office.

Late Registration for 'Aha Pae'aina

Although the deadline to register for the 2014 'Aha Pae'aina has passed, you can still register for the 'Aha Makua with $30 late fee through May 27.

New on the Website

View photos from the Kaua'i Association Spring 'Aha Mokupuni held May 3-4 at Koloa Union Church and the Tri-Isle Association Spring 'Aha Mokupuni held May 3 at Waiola Church.

Dates Announced for National Youth Event

The next UCC National Youth Event, “Believe,” will be held July 26-29, 2016, at the Coronado Springs Resort at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida.  Full information and details have yet to be announced, but churches and youth who will be ages 13 to 18 at the time of the event can begin planning to attend by saving these dates. 

O'ahu Association to Gather

The O'ahu Association will gather for its Spring 'Aha Mokupuni this Saturday, May 10, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Makiki Christian Church (829 Pensacola Street, Honolulu).  The program includes discussion of homelessness and mental illness in Hawai'i, particularly how they impact churches engaged in outreach ministry to the houseless. 


Kupuna Shares Oral History on Olelo

Minerva Pang, a member of Pearl City Community Church, shares her history in a video series produced by Jo-An Goss, member of Kaumakapili Church.  Part I of her oral history will air on Olelo Channel 53 throughout the month of May. Click here for the broadcast schedule.

 Kaua'i Approves Minister and Youth Coordinator

At its Spring ‘Aha Mokupuni on May 4, the Kaua'i Association:
  • Approved Mary Herbig for ordination pending a call.  
  • Named Rennie Mau as Island-Wide Youth Coordinator, a new position effective July 1.

MidWeek Features UCC Members

The May 7 issue of MidWeek features two UCC members on the same page.


Kailua Church Seeks Music Leader

Kailua Christian Church is looking for a Music Leader to facilitate music during Sunday morning worship.  The ability to sing and play the piano/keyboard is desired.  Additional expectations and terms are negotiable for this ten hour per week position.  Call the church office at 808-261-0125 or email June Tom at for more information.

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