Coconut Wireless Takes a Break Next Week

Because of the 'Aha Pae'aina, the Coconut Wireless will take a break next week, June 8.  You can expect it to return to your inbox on Wednesday, June 15.

Conference Office Will be Closed on June 13

The Conference Office will be closed on Monday, June 13, and will reopen on Tuesday, June 14, at 8 a.m.

Pastoral Letter Addresses "Urgent Needs"

Conference Minister Charles Buck offers a pastoral letter in preparation for the 'Aha Pae'aina.

Churches Gather for 'Aha Pae'aina Next Week

The 194th 'Aha Pae'aina will take place next week with the 'Aha Iki on June 8-9 and the 'Aha Makua on June 10-11 at Central Union Church.  Please note the following information related to the 'Aha Pae'aina:
  • Conference Office Schedule:  The Conference Office will be open next week from Monday through Thursday, June 6-9, during regular office hours (8 a.m. to 4 p.m.).  The office will be closed on Friday, June 10.
  • Handbooks:  'Aha Makua and 'Aha Iki handbooks and updates are posted on the Conference website.  Be sure to download them to tablets or laptops, or print them out, prior to the meetings. 
  • New Beginnings WorkshopNew Beginnings helps struggling congregations discern God’s direction for their future.  An introduction to this program will be given on Thursday, June 9, from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., at the Hawai'i Conference Office (1848 Nu'uanu Avenue, Honolulu).  Reserve a place by emailing
  • UCC Polity Course:  This all-day class sponsored by the O`ahu Association will be held on Thursday, June 9, at Central Union Church (1660 S. Beretania Street, Honolulu) from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.  Register by emailing or calling 808-791-5633.

UCC Focuses on Criminal Justice During Month of June

“Faith Beyond Bars” is a United Church of Christ initiative calling on faith communities in the month of June to raise awareness about mass incarceration and to advocate for sentencing reform using social media.

Scammers Prey on Local Family and Church

A fundraising scam last week that took advantage of a local family’s tragedy and Koloa Union Church’s website contents is a good reminder to all to be careful and vigilant whenever you receive appeals for donations.

Partners in Building Prepares Churches for Loans

Churches looking at building or renovating may want to start by attending the UCC Church Building & Loan Fund’s Partners in Building Event, to be held September 23-24 in Long Beach, California. 



Ho'ike Huli'au Celebrates Prison as Pu'uhonua

Through dance, chant, sharing and reflections, the women of the Women’s Community Correctional Center (WCCC) will show how prison can be a pu'uhonua and place of healing.  Pu`a Foundation and community partners will sponsor the 4th Annual Ho'ike Huli'au next Tuesday, June 6, beginning at 4:30 p.m., at WCCC.  To attend, email or call 808-945-3570.

Mokule'ia Offers Summer Youth Camps

Camp Mokule‘ia, a ministry of the Episcopal Church in Hawai'i, is offering faith-based summer camps for youth ages 9 to 17.  Youth will deepen their faith through camp activities such as zip-lining, hiking and kayaking.  For information and to register, click HERE.  Deadline to register is June 17.

Workshops Provide Resources on Suicide Prevention

Samaritan Counseling Center Hawai'i will host two “Suicide Prevention” workshops to create awareness and educate participants about the cultural and religious views on suicide and intervention strategies.  The first will be June 22 at Central Union Church (1660 S. Beretania Street, Honolulu), and the second on June 29 at Pearl City Community Church (933 Lehua Avenue, Pearl City).  Both workshops run from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.  To reserve a seat, call 808-545-2740.


First Chinese Church of Christ in Hawaii is seeking a Business Administrator.  Submit resumes by email to or by mail to 1054 South King Street, Honolulu, HI 96814.  

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