Conference Office Closed on Labor Day

The Conference Office will be closed on Monday, September 5, in observance of Labor Day.

Coconut Wireless Takes a Break Next Week

The Coconut Wireless will take a break next week, September 7, and return to your inbox on Wednesday, September 14.

Prepare for Hurricanes and Disasters

Stay Current with Weather and News
The Hawaii Emergency Management Agency website provides recommendations on how you and your church can prepare for storms and hurricanes, as well as latest updates and shelter locations.

Download Useful Apps
The American Red Cross has created several smartphone apps, including First Aid, Hurricane and Emergency, that may be useful before and during the storms.  Search for “Red Cross” to download these and other apps.

New Photos on the Website

  • As part of its 50th anniversary celebration on August 28, Maui Evangelical Church dedicated the Walter Baloaloa Hall in honor of its former minister.  Click HERE to view photos.
  • This last Sunday, August 28, members and friends helped to dedicate the rebuilt sanctuary at Kahikuonalani UCC.  Click HERE to view photos and a video.

UCC President Shares First Year Impressions

John Dorhauer, on the anniversary of his first year as General Minister and President, shares his journey, observations and outlook in a letter to the church.  You can meet and hear the Rev. Dorhauer at a community-wide worship service on Sunday, September 25, 4 p.m. at Central Union Church (1660 S. Beretania Street, Honolulu).

Students Receive Friend Peace Scholarships

Five college and graduate students from around the Pacific, including the Federated States of Micronesia and the Republic of Korea, were awarded Richards Friend Peace Scholarships ranging from $4,000 to $12,420.  The annual scholarship, administered by the Hawai'i Conference Foundation, was established by Theodore and Mary Atherton Richards to promote peace and friendships in the Pacific region.

Give Aloha in September

During the month of September, you can donate up to $249 to each non-profit organization participating in Foodland’s Give Aloha campaign.  Foodland will then pass on your gift to the organization along with an additional donation.  Listed below are donation numbers for UCC churches and affiliates participating this year:
Ewa Community Church                  78748
Church of the Holy Cross                77840
Kahikuonalani Church                     78856
Kapa'a First Hawaiian Church           78529
Kapa'a United Church of Christ         77524
Kawaiaha'o Church School               78676
Lili'uokalani Protestant Church          78353
Manoa Valley Church                      78558
Nuuanu Congregational Church         78424
Po'okela Church                             77931
UCC Transition House                     78666
Waiokeola Congregational Church     78600
Waipahu UCC                                77893
Windward United Church of Christ     77459
Woman's Board of Missions              78471


O'ahu Association Installs Pastor

The O'ahu Association will install Alan Patadlas as Pastor of Honolulu Cosmopolitan UCC (1106 Halona Street, Honolulu) this Sunday, September 4, at 4 p.m.

Holy Cross Pastor to Be Installed

Hawai'i Island Association will install Eric Anderson as Pastor of Church of the Holy Cross (440 W. Lanikaula Street, Hilo) on Saturday, September 10, at 1 p.m.

Workshop Teaches Deep Listening

"Holy Listening," a workshop presented by ReSource for Christian Spirituality on listening to communicate, will take place every second Tuesday beginning September 13, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., at St. Michael & All Angels Church (4364 Hardy Street, Lihue).  To reserve a seat, call 808-647-4346. 

Webinars Address Abuse and Violence

FaithTrust Institute, which educates faith communities on religious and cultural issues related to abuse, will offer two free webinars in September:
  • “Pastoral Care Issues: Addressing the End-of-Life Needs of Survivors of Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence,” September 15, 8 a.m. (Hawai'i time)
  • “Creating a Trauma-Informed Congregation,” September 22, 8 a.m. (Hawai'i time)
To register and to find out about future courses, visit FaithTrust Institute.  For other learning opportunities, go to the Hawai'i Conference website.

Series Addresses Moral Injury

A six-week series on “Soul Repair: Recovery From Moral Injury After War” will begin on Sunday, October 23, at 10:15 a.m., followed by Monday evening sessions starting October 24, 6 p.m.  The series, sponsored by the Moral Injury Interest Group of Central Union Church, will take place in the Fireside Room at the church (1660 S. Beretania Street, Honolulu).  For information and to register, email


Hospice Chaplain

Hospice Hawai'i is seeking a full-time Chaplain.  Deadline to apply is September 30.  For more information visit
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