Coconut Wireless Takes Break Next Week

The Coconut Wireless will take a break next week, March 16, and return to your inbox on Wednesday, March 23.

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Pension Boards Eliminates Investments in Coal and Tar Sands

The Investment Committee of the Pension Boards of the United Church of Christ recently voted to eliminate individually-held investments in oil sands and thermal coal.  Read more on the Pension Boards website.

Pre-Retirement Seminar Is for Hawai'i Members

The Pension Boards is offering to its Hawai'i members its pre-retirement seminar in webinar format on Wednesday, March 16, from 9 a.m. to 12:10 p.m. (Hawai'i time).  The free webinar, for both lay and clergy with Pension Boards accounts, will help members plan for a financially secure retirement.  Reserve your spot in the webinar at

Don’t Forget to Take Leaders Event Survey

An email link to a survey on the Church Leaders Event held last month was sent to participants.  If you attended and did not receive the survey, email  Responses will be accepted until Friday, March 11. 

Latinos/Latinas in UCC Are Invited to Give Input

The UCC’s Council for Hispanic Ministries invites Latinos/Latinas in the UCC to fill out a survey, which will be used to help the Council guide the future directions of its ministry.

Training Program Prepares Volunteers for Spiritual Care

A six-week Spiritual Care Volunteer Training, offered by Pacific Health Ministry, will be held at St. John Lutheran Church (1004 Kailua Road, Kailua) on Wednesday evenings, 5:30-7:30 p.m., from April 6 to May 11.  Individuals will be trained in spiritual/pastoral care visitation and care-giving to support congregational needs.  Registration deadline is April 3.  For information call 808-591-6556, ext. 206, or email

Good Friday and Easter Services

Kawaiaha'o Observes Good Friday with Concert

Kawaiaha'o Church (957 Punchbowl Street, Honolulu) is sponsoring a Good Friday Concert, featuring numerous guest musicians, on March 25 at 11 a.m.  For more information call 808-532-1260 or email

O'ahu Churches Join Together for Good Friday

Lili'uokalani Protestant Church and Waialua United Church of Christ will join together for a Good Friday Service with special music on March 25, 7 p.m., at Waialua UCC (67-174 Farrington Highway, Waialua).

Easter Sunrise Service Features Kawaiaha'o Member, Senator

Daniel Akaka, member of Kawaiaha'o Church and retired U.S. Senator, will be this year's preacher at the Easter Sunrise Service at Punchbowl on March 27, 6:15 a.m.  This annual service, now in its 115th year, is sponsored by the Hawai'i Council of Churches, which includes the Hawai'i Conference UCC.

Lenten and Easter resources, as well as a listing of Lent and Holy Week events, can be found on the Hawai'i Conference website


Musician Performs, Leads Choral Master Classes

Mark Hayes, a concert pianist, composer and conductor, will be in Hawai'i to perform and teach:
  • Saturday, March 12, 1:30-3:30 p.m., choral conducting master class at Kahilu Theatre (67-1186 Lindsey Road, Waimea, Hawai'i).  Contact: 808-885-7129 or
  • Wednesday, March 16, 7 p.m., piano and choir concert at Keawala'i Congregational Church (5300 Makena Road, Makena, Maui).  Contact:
  • Friday, March 18, 7:30 p.m., solo piano concert at Waiokeola Congregational Church (4705 Kilauea Avenue, Honolulu).  Contact: 808-737-0541, ext. 3.

Moanalua Church Celebrates Spring

Moanalua Community Church (4867 Bougainville Drive, Honolulu) will host its 10th Annual Spring Celebration on Sunday, March 27, 12-4 p.m.  The event will include egg hunts, relays with the Easter Bunny, pie eating contest, bounce houses, carnival games, and food.

California High School Choir Performs on O'ahu 

The 61-voice Concert Choir from Heritage Christian School in Granada Hills, California, will perform Friday, April 1, 7 p.m., at Filipino United Church of Christ (94-1355 Hiapo Street, Waipahu).  Potluck dinner and cultural program will follow.  For more information call 808-220-3255.

 Work Volunteers Invited to Waineke Cabins

The Kaua'i Association invites all to help clean and paint its Waineke Cabins in Koke'e on Saturday, April 2.  Plan to arrive on Friday, April 1, and spend the night.  For more information call 808-634-0041.



Hawai'i Conference and Hawai'i Conference Foundation are seeking a Controller with accounting degree (CPA preferred), ability to do both detailed accounting and overall management, and excellent communication skills (oral and written).

 Preschool Director

United Church of Christ–Judd Street is seeking a Director for its Pali Preschool.  For questions contact the church office at 808-536-8418.

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