Global Ministries Presents ¡Missionworks!

Churches and individuals wanting to learn more about missions and the work of the church around the world are invited to ¡Missionworks! sponsored by the UCC and Disciples Global Ministries. This event in Cleveland begins October 25-27 with “Learning from Global Partners.” It continues on October 27-28 with Ministries and Mission Interpreters training. For more information and to register for these events, click HERE.

Get Ready for Fall Youth Camp

This year’s Fall Youth Camp for youth in grades 6 to 12 will be held at Camp Homelani from September 30 to October 3.  A mailing with information and registration forms will be sent soon to churches.

First Chinese Welcomes International Students

First Chinese Church of Christ hosted international students from 14 countries for an ukulele workshop on July 16.  The International Youth Camp was sponsored by the Lion's Club. Click HERE to view a You Tube video of pictures and video from the morning session, which ended with lunch hosted by church members.

EVENTS

Desmond Tutu to Be at Interfaith Service

Anglican Archbishop Desmond Tutu of South Africa will participate in an Interfaith Prayer Service at the Cathedral of St. Andrew this Sunday, August 5, at 5:30 p.m. Click HERE for more information on this service. Click HERE for information about other events scheduled during the Archbishop’s visit to Hawai‘i.

Workshop Offered for Church and Ministry Committees

UCC minister Holly MillerShank, Team Leader of Ministerial Excellence, Support and Authorization, will facilitate a workshop for all Church and Ministry committee members on Saturday, August 25, from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.  For information contact Conference Minister Charles Buck at cbuck@hcucc.org.

ASSOCIATION NEWS

AHEC Announces Events

  • The Association of Hawaiian Evangelical Churches will hold a Recognition of Licensing Service for Clara Daog on September 29 at Opihikao Church (Opihikao Road and Kalapana-Kapoho Road).  Clara is a licensed minister serving at Opihikao Church. Click HERE to view the flyer.
  • The 'Aha Halawai will be held October 19-20 at Pa'ia Hawaiian Church (675 Akakuu Street) on Maui. Information will be posted on the website and mailed to churches.

Kaua'i Association Labor Day Events

  • Lihu'e United Church will host its annual Labor Day Pancake Breakfast on Monday, September 3, from 7 to 10 a.m., at the church (4340 Nawiliwili Road).  The breakfast is a fundraiser for missions, and this year’s profits will support the church’s community garden that provides free produce for the local food pantry. Click HERE for more, including ticket information.
  • In conjunction with the pancake breakfast, the Kaua'i Association Youth Committee is holding a car wash.  Guests at the breakfast can have their car washed while eating pancakes. Proceeds from the Car Wash will support youth attending the Conference Youth Camp in October. Click HERE to download a flyer to post at your church.

O'ahu Association Offers Polity Course

The O'ahu Association is offering a five-course series on UCC polity and history for those seeking UCC ministerial standing.  The next session, “Theology,” will be held at the Conference Office on Saturday, August 11, from 9 a.m. to noon.  Courses are free, but you must RSVP.  Contact Diane Weible by email at dweible@hcucc.org by August 8 if you plan to attend or want more information.

PEOPLE

Pastoral Transition

Wendell Davis retired as Chaplain of Kamehameha Schools Hawai'i on July 20. He will retire as Pastor of Kahikolu Congregational Church on August 26.  Wendell will move to O'ahu where he will become Chaplain at Mid-Pacific Institute.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Job Announcement:  Administrative Assistant

The Conference Office is seeking a full-time Administrative Assistant to assist with Search and Call (churches seeking ministers and ministers seeking churches) and Communications. Excellent grammar skills required. For position description and information on applying, click HERE.

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