Observe Advent with Kamehameha Schools Devotionals
Hawaiian-focused devotionals and video hymns for Advent are available on Kamehameha Schools' website
every Monday. Weeks one and two are now available.
UCC Will Support Philippines After Typhoon
Thirteen months after Typhoon Haiyan, the Philippines have been hit by Typhoon Hagupit. UCC Disaster Ministries will support emergency relief and long-term recovery in order to assist families in rebuilding homes and restoring livelihoods destroyed by these major storms. Find out more and make a donation
UCC Leaders Respond to Ferguson and New York Events
Conference and national staff persons, gathered last week in Savannah, Georgia, issued a letter to the church
addressing the deaths of civilians at the hands of police in Ferguson, Missouri, and New York City. With the letter is a litany for churches to consider using during Advent services.
Conference Foundation Partners with Nature Conservancy
The Nature Conservancy will conserve, manage and interpret a 922-acre property north of Hilo off the Saddle Road owned by the Hawai'i Conference Foundation. A ceremony of blessing
for the land and the partnership was held on November 25 at the site. For more information about the partnership, click HERE
New Parish Papers Address “Future” Issues
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.
January 2015: "Our Future Pastors: Assessing the State of the Pipeline
February 2015: "How to Avoid the Potholes on the Road to Retirement
Huialoha Church in the News
Huialoha Congregational Church in Kaupo, Maui, was recently featured in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser
. The article
shares recollections of Carl Lindquist, who organized renovations of the church beginning in 1978, from the book, Pohaku: The Art & Architecture of Stonework in Hawai'i
(2003). The church is celebrating its 155th anniversary in 2014.
Central Union Certified As Cool Congregation
Interfaith Power and Light recently named Central Union Church a Certified Cool Congregation. To see why and for more information click HERE
Churches Reminded to Remit Offerings by January 9
Contributions to UCC all-church offerings support ministries and change lives. For contribution credit toward 2014, including Five for Five tallies, offerings must be received at the Conference Office by Friday, January 9, 2015. For questions, contact Donald Schmidt by phone at 808-791-5643 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Coconut Wireless Takes End-of-Year Break
Next Wednesday's December 17 edition of the Coconut Wireless
will be the last for 2014. If your church would like to announce Advent or Christmas events, or other stories, send submissions by December 15 to email@example.com
Waiokeola Moves Service for Marathon
Due to the Honolulu Marathon, which passes directly in front of the church, Waiokeola Congregational Church (4705 Kilauea Avenue, Honolulu) will not hold morning worship on Sunday, December 14. Instead, the congregation will gather for a Family Advent Celebration on Saturday, December 13, from 4 to 6:30 p.m.
Kawaiaha'o Presents Living Nativity
Kawaiaha'o Church (957 Punchbowl Street) will present “A Living Nativity”
on various dates in December from 7 to 9 p.m. Hula and music will also be a part of each evening’s presentation.
Job Openings at UCC National Offices
View positions and descriptions
for job openings at the UCC national offices including the newly posted Minister of Environmental Justice
Pension Boards Seeks Philanthropy Officer
The Pension Boards is seeking a Philanthropy Officer
. Click HERE
for the position description.