Hawai'i Youth Depart Soon for Regional Youth Event

Nineteen youth from churches on Maui, Moloka'i and O'ahu are heading to the Western Regional Youth Event at Seattle University in Seattle, Washington, this week. Please keep them in your prayers as they worship, attend workshops, and celebrate new experiences with youth from the Western Region conferences of the United Church of Christ.

Mokuaikaua Listed As Endangered Historic Place

The National Trust for Historic Preservation named Mokuaikaua Church to its 2014 list of America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places.  This annual list highlights important sites or structures that are at risk of destruction or irreparable damage.  The church made the announcement at a public event and tour on Tuesday, June 24.

New on the Website: Kaua'i Association Installs Pastor

The Kaua'i Association installed Michael Christensen as Pastor and Teacher of Hanapepe UCC on Sunday, June 22. Click HERE for photos.

Order Your Hawaiian-English Parallel Bible

Ke Kauoha Hou me Ka Buke o Na Halelu a me Na Olelo Akamai a Solomona, the Bilingual Hawaiian-English New Testament with Psalms and Proverbs, will be available beginning September 2014.  Pre-orders are being taken by order form and online.

Invite Youth to Fall Camp

The Fall Youth Camp of the Hawai'i Conference will be held from Sunday, October 5, to Wednesday, October 8, at Camp Erdman on the North Shore of O'ahu.  Information and registration forms will be available soon, but save the dates and make plans now to send your youth in grades six through twelve.

General Synod Invites Workshop Proposals

The UCC is inviting those interested in presenting a workshop at General Synod 30 to apply for one of the limited workshops slots.  These 75-minute workshops will be held on Saturday, June 27, 2015.  Visit the General Synod website for more information and to download the application.  Deadline to apply is August 1, 2014.

Worship Events Offer Churches New Ideas

Still Speaking Worship Events, designed to connect United Church of Christ churches doing innovative worship practices with other churches interested in developing these practices, will be offered twice this coming fall.  Click the links below for more information.


Service Recognizes Lanakila Church Licensed Minister

The Association of Hawaiian Evangelical Churches will hold a Service of Recognition for Charlene Taketa, licensed minister of Lanakila Congregational Church, this Saturday, June 28, 9 a.m., at the church (79-7352 Mamalahoa Highway, Kainaliu). 

Chinese Christian Association Gathers for General Assembly

The Chinese Christian Association (CCA) will hold its annual General Assembly on Saturday, June 28, 11 a.m., at UCC-Judd Street (467 North Judd Street, Honolulu).  CCA member churches include UCC-Judd Street, The First Chinese Church of Christ in Hawai'i, St. Peter's Episcopal Church and St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church.  

Manoa Valley Holds White Elephant Faire

Manoa Valley Church (2728 Huapala Street, Honolulu) will hold a White Elephant Sale on Saturday, July 19, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Household items, tools, toys, clothes, books and much more will be for sale.  For information contact the church office at 808-988-3271.

Lili'uokalani Church Hosts Open Market

Lili'uokalani Protestant Church (66-090 Kamehameha Highway, Haleiwa) hosts Queen's Open Market every Sunday, from 1 to 5 p.m., featuring local vendors selling fresh produce, food, and hand-crafted, made-in-Hawai'i specialty items.  Vendors or entertainers interested in participating may call 808-637-9364.


UCC-Judd Street Seeks Keyboardist

United Church of Christ—Judd Street is seeking a part-time worship keyboardist and choir accompanist.  This position will provide keyboard music during Sunday worship and midweek rehearsals, and accompaniment for the church choirs and ensembles. Send resumes to info@uccjudd.org.

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