Blessings, Not Blarney, from the UCC

Click HERE to view a Stillspeaking St. Patrick’s Day greeting from the United Church of Christ.

UCC Young Adult Service Communities

Applications are being accepted for the 2012-2013 UCC Young Adult Service Communities program. This leadership development program is for young adults between the ages of 21 to 30 who are committed to actions of social service, social justice, conscientious living and spiritual reflection. The program runs from September 2012 to August 2013. For information and to apply, click HERE.

Reminder: Investors Workshop Deadline on Friday

The Hawai'i Conference and Hawai'i Conference Foundation will host an Investors Workshop on Saturday, March 31, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Kawaiaha'o Plaza (567 South King Street). Churches that currently have custodial investment accounts as well as those that don't and want to learn more about investing are encouraged to attend. Click HERE for presenters, topics and registration information. The cost is $25, which includes lunch. Deadline to register is this Friday, March 16.

Nu'uanu Church Offers Scholarships

Nu'uanu Congregational Church is accepting applications for its Scholarship Program for students enrolled in accredited institutions of higher learning. Click HERE for the application form and instructions. The deadline to turn in the application and all supporting documents is May 31.

New on the Website: Clergy Retreat on Hawai'i Island

The 2012 Clergy Retreat was held from March 5–7 at Sheraton Keauhou. Click HERE for pictures.


Grover Cleveland to be Commemorated

A birthday commemoration and unveiling of a portrait in honor of President Grover Cleveland and his support for Queen Lili'uokalani at the time of the overthrow of the Hawaiian Monarchy will be held on Saturday, March 17, 10 a.m., at Cleveland Court (Mililani and Queen Streets). For more information and to see a flyer of this event, click HERE.
Submitted by Kaleo Patterson, Pacific Justice and Reconciliation Center

Workshop in Hilo: “A Rediscovery of Life”

A free workshop featuring a four-part video, readings, meditation, and discussion on the teachings of modern-day mystic Anthony de Mello will be held at Church of the Holy Cross (440 West Lanikaula Street, Hilo) on Friday, March 30, and Saturday, March 31. Click HERE for more information and to register.

Workshop on Maui: Migrant Farm Work Ministry

Wendy Taylor, a UCC pastor in California and author of No Longer Strangers: The Practice of Radical Hospitality, will discuss her ministry with migrant farm workers on the coast of California at a talk at Trinity by the Sea Episcopal Church (100 Kulanihakoi Street, Kihei) on Saturday, April 14, from 9 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. To learn more about the ministry, click HERE. For more information about the event, email Wendy at

'Aha Mele O Hualalai

Kahikolu Congregational Church will host the Thirteenth Annual “'Aha Mele O Hualalai,” on Saturday, April 21, at 9 a.m. The 'Aha Mele will celebrate the life of Ella Hudson Paris (1852-1938), who served as organist for Lanakila Church and as Sunday School teacher at Kahikolu Church. Churches interested in participating should contact Kahikolu Church at 808-328-8110 by April 13.

Craft Fair Seeks Crafters and Vendors

Kawaiaha'o Church seeks crafters for its King Kamehameha Day Craft Fair & White Elephant Sale on Saturday, June 9. Booth spaces are available on a first come, first serve basis. If you or someone you know is interested, click HERE for additional information.

Register for UCC Coalition National Gathering

The UCC Coalition for LGBT Concerns will hold its national gathering at Elmhurst College (near Chicago) from June 25 to 28. This year’s gathering will mark the Coalition’s 40th anniversary. Visit the UCC Coalition website at for further information and registration.


Church Administrator Wanted

First Chinese Church of Christ is seeking a full time Church Administrator to manage the church’s fiscal operations and facilities and provide supervision of staff. For additional information, click HERE.

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