Conference Office Will Close for Memorial Day

The Conference Office will be closed next Monday, May 25, in observance of Memorial Day.

Go Online to View Photos of Weekend Events

  • The Tri Isle Association’s 'Aha Mokupuni, held at Keawala'i Church on May 16, featured an ecclesiastical council and service of license recognition.
  • The Woman’s Board of Missions (WBM) held its 144th Annual Meeting on May 16 at Central Union Church.  See also the article below about WBM member, Hanako Takahashi, who was honored at the meeting.
  • Randy Reynoso was ordained by the O'ahu Association and installed as Pastor of Ewa Community Church on May 17. 

Download 'Aha Pae'aina Handbooks; Late Registration Open

Handbooks for the 'Aha Pae'aina can be viewed and downloaded from the Hawai`i Conference website.  Delegates and visitors should print out or download files prior to the 'Aha since hard copies will not be printed prior to or available at the 'Aha. 

Late registration for the 2015 'Aha Pae'aina is open through May 27.  A $30 late fee will be applied to 'Aha Makua registrations.  Registration is also available online for the 'Aha Iki.

Health Plan Open Enrollment Begins Today through June 20

From May 20 through June 20, church employees enrolled in a medical or dental plan through the Hawai'i Conference may make changes to their coverage, transfer from one health plan to another, or join a group plan if they did not join when first eligible. Click HERE for more information, or contact Ann Osalvo at 808-791-5627 or at 1-800-734-7610, ext. 627, from neighbor islands.

Take Justice and Witness Survey

The Justice and Witness Missional Team invites all to take a survey about its new webinar series. Whether or not you have logged in to one of the webinars, your feedback will be helpful for the Team in planning future presentations.  The deadline to complete the survey has been extended to Monday, May 25.

UCC Disaster Ministries Invites Volunteer Work Groups

Volunteer work groups are needed to rebuild homes and lives following a disaster.  UCC Disaster Ministries is looking for help especially in Pensacola, Florida, following severe flooding in April 2014.  Find out more about this and other opportunities at the Volunteer in Disaster Recovery page.

The Friend Is Looking for Longtime Church Employees

Do you have an employee who has worked in your church for 25 years or more?  If so, please let us know by sending an email to for a possible story in a future issue of The Friend.


Woman’s Board Honors Waialua UCC Member

Hanako Takahashi, a member of Waialua United Church of Christ, was honored by the Woman’s Board of Missions at its annual meeting last Saturday, May 16, with the Never Underestimate the Power of a Christian Woman Award

Associate Conference Minister Moves to California

Associate Conference Minister Diane Weible resigned from the Hawai'i Conference after nine years.  Her last day is today, May 20, and she will begin a new call as Conference Minister of the Northern California Nevada Conference on June 8.
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