Disasters Affect Lives in Nepal and Pacific

Earthquake in Nepal
Last Saturday’s 7.8 magnitude earthquake and the resulting aftershocks have killed thousands and leveled villages.  The United Church of Christ is already working with partners in the region in recovery and relief.  You can support these efforts by giving to the UCC’s International Emergency Relief fund.  Please include “Nepal Earthquake Relief” in the memo line.
Typhoon Hits Chuuk and Yap
In late March, Typhoon Maysak destroyed homes and much of the locally grown food in Chuuk and Yap.  The UCC will work with the Micronesian Council of the United Church of Christ (MCUCC) to provide funds for food, water, recovery and rebuilding.  Donations may be sent to the Hawai'i Conference United Church of Christ or made online.  Please note on the check or in a cover note: “Typhoon Maysak.”

 View Photos of Events on Website

  • Kaua'i Association churches and ministers gathered for the Spring 'Aha Mokupuni on April 24-25 at Lihue United Church.
  • Hawai'i Island Association met for its Spring 'Aha Mokupuni at Imiola Congregational Church on April 25.
  • The O'ahu Association ordained Joshua Hayashi, Chaplain at Punahou School, on Sunday, April 26, at Makiki Christian Church.

 O'ahu 'Aha Mokupuni Registration Deadline Is Today

The O'ahu Association Spring 'Aha Mokupuni will be held on Saturday, May 9, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Moanalua Community Church (4867 Bougainville Drive, Honolulu). Today is the deadline to register.  Registrations received after today will be $20 per person. A bake sale fundraiser to benefit O'ahu youth attending the 2016 National Youth Event will be held during the 'Aha Mokupuni.

 Registration Deadline for 'Aha Pae'aina Approaches

Next Friday, May 8, is the deadline to register for the 'Aha Pae'aina ('Aha Iki, June 10-11; 'Aha Makua, June 12-13).  Information packets were mailed to churches and can also be accessed online.  A late fee of $30 will be charged after May 8. 

 Webinar Will Look at College Sexual Assault

The Justice and Witness Team will host "Sexual Assault on College Campuses," a webinar featuring Brooke Conway, Education Program Manager for the Sex Abuse Treatment Center.  The webinar, to be held on Tuesday, May 5, 10 a.m., will provide information and offer ideas for churches on conversing with young adults about dangers, prevention, and self-respect.  Pre-register to receive a link for the webinar.

Diana Butler Bass Will Speak on O'ahu and Kaua'i

Diana Butler Bass, author of Christianity After Religion: The End of Church and the Birth of a New Spiritual Awakening, will speak at churches on O'ahu (May 1 to 7) and Kaua'i (May 8 to 10) about her recent findings and her new book coming out this fall. 

 Woman’s Board Sells Tickets to Annual Meeting

The Woman's Board of Missions for the Pacific Islands will observe 144 years of ministry at its Annual Meeting on Saturday, May 16, 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., in the Parish Hall at Central Union Church (1660 South Beretania Street, Honolulu).  Tickets, at $25 per person, including lunch, may be purchased by calling Executive Director Clara Priester at 808-791-5647 or 808-990-0503.  Deadline for ticket purchase is May 4.


Kahului Union Preschool is seeking a full-time Director/Teacher and a full-time Teacher for the next school year.  To apply or inquire, call 808-871-6955, send fax to 808-871-5538, or email preschool@kahuluiunion.org.
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