Nomination Forms Mailed to Churches

Nominating forms and position descriptions for volunteer positions in the Hawai'i Conference United Church of Christ were sent out to churches last week. Nominees for all positions will be elected at the 'Aha Pae'aina in June and begin on July 1.  Deadline for submitting nominations is March 1. Forms may be downloaded by clicking HERE.

New on the Website

Click HERE for photos from the January 20 installation of Jori Lokboj as Pastor and Teacher of Maui Marshallese Ministry.

Click HERE for photos from the Hawai'i Island Association 'Aha Mokupuni held January 19 at Church of the Holy Cross.

Clergy Invited to Retreat on Hawai'i Island

Hawai'i Island Association hosts a Clergy Retreat for all Hawai'i Conference clergy from March 4 to 6, 2013, at the Courtyard King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel. For more information, or to register and pay online, click HERE.

Carbon Fast for Lent

Looking to give up something for Lent? Try a carbon fast! Sign up and each day of Lent, beginning February 13, Ash Wednesday, you will receive an email message suggesting an activity that reduces the amount of carbon put into the air. Daily emails will continue through Easter Sunday, March 31. Click HERE to find out more and to sign up.

UCC Coalition for LGBT Concerns

The national gathering of the UCC Coalition for LGBT Concerns and Open and Affirming Movement will be held in Long Beach, California, June 26 to 28, just prior to the start of General Synod.  For information and to register click HERE.

AHEC Invites Scholarship Applications

The Association of Hawaiian Evangelical Churches invites seminarians, clergy and lay leaders in good standing with an AHEC church to apply for the Kahu Leilani M. Keanu Scholarship for Theological Education (formerly known as the AHEC scholarship). Application deadline is February 28.   Click HERE for information and to apply. For questions, contact Napua Burke at 808-936-7913 or

Sakura Ensemble Hosts Special Concerts (Correction)

The Sakura Ensemble programs announced in last week’s Coconut Wireless will now be held on Tuesday, February 5, at Church of the Holy Cross (440 W. Lanikaula Street, Hilo).  For more information click HERE or call the church office at 808-935-1283.


Cellphone Photo Exhibit

A photo taken by Insurance Board agent and Church of the Crossroads member David Takagi is part of the “Phone Camera Photos 2013” exhibit at South Street Gallery in Honolulu. The exhibit will run from February 1 to 15.  Gallery hours are 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays; 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Saturdays.  An opening reception will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on February 1.
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