Volunteer Work Groups Needed in North Carolina

In addition to the need for work groups in Binghamton, New York, which was mentioned in last week’s Coconut Wireless, work groups are also needed in North Carolina. The UCC has partnered with the United Methodist Church to assist with long-term disaster recovery on the North Carolina coast after Hurricane Irene in 2011. Click HERE for more information or to register a work group.

'Aha Delegates to Elect Slate of Nominees

The Nominating Committee has presented its slate of nominees for various positions on the Conference Council and Foundation Trustees. The nominating slate can be found in the Committee's report in the Business Section of the 'Aha Makua Handbook, or click HERE. Nominations from the floor of the 'Aha are permitted provided that written consent of the nominee, petition signed by at least five delegates from three churches, and nominees' qualifications are submitted in writing to 'Aha delegates present and voting.

Important Information Mailed to Churches

Look for a mailing to all churches with two important announcements:

Medical/Dental Open Enrollment
From June 1 to 22, church employees enrolled in a health plan through the Hawai'i Conference may make changes to their coverage, transfer from one health plan to another, or join a group plan if they did not join when first eligible. For more information, contact Ann Osalvo by phone at 791-5627 or from neighbor islands at 1-800-734-7610, ext. 627.

Papa Makua
The Papa Makua Search Committee of the Association of Hawaiian Evangelical Churches invites applications for the position of Papa Makua/Associate Conference Minister. Click HERE to view the Position Announcement and Position Description.

New on the Website

Kiyoshi Gushiken was installed as Japanese-language pastor of Makiki Christian Church on Sunday, May 27. Click HERE for photos.


Militarism in Hawai'i

A report on the 8th Meeting of the International Women’s Network Against Militarism held in Puerto Rico this past February will be given at Church of the Crossroads (1212 University Avenue, Honolulu) on June 1, 6–8 p.m. Click HERE for the flyer. This will be the start of monthly presentations leading up to the Watada Lectures to be held in November and focusing on “Militarization of the Pacific by the Economic Powerful Nations.”

National PAAM Convocation

Pacific Islander and Asian American Ministries (PAAM) of the United Church of Christ will hold its national convocation in Anaheim, California, from July 12 to 14. Click HERE for more information and to register.

Kaumakapili Lu'au Tickets Available

Tickets for Kaumakapili Church’s 41st Annual Benefit Lu'au on July 21 are on sale now. For information, click HERE. To purchase a ticket, stop by the church office (766 N. King Street) Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., or call 808-845-0908.

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