Prepare for Hurricane Season

The Hawaii Emergency Management Agency website offers updated information and recommendations on how you and your church can prepare for storms and hurricanes.
 

Campaign Raises Illiteracy Awareness

One Read, a UCC initiative to raise awareness about how illiteracy directly impacts a range of social justice issues, launches on National Literacy Day, September 8. Download a free discussion guide or sign up to receive monthly updates about the campaign.
 

Council Converses with UCC President and Begins Work

The Conference Council at its first meeting of the new fiscal year was joined by Geoffrey Black, UCC General Minister and President, and Karen Georgia Thompson, UCC Ecumenical Officer.  In addition to receiving updates from them about the national church and the UCC’s ecumenical and interfaith relationships, the Council took time for orientation, established a process to receive proposals from audit firms for this year’s audit, and set the dates of June 5-6, 2015, for the 'Aha Pae'aina to take place at Central Union Church.  To find out more about the work of the Council, email Chair Iese Tuuao or Conference Minister Charles Buck.


 

View Photos of Samoan Churches Meeting

A meeting of Samoan churches in Hawai'i with Geoffrey Black and Karen Georgia Thompson was held at Waipahu UCC on August 1.  Click HERE to see pictures.
 

Read New Issues of Parish Paper

New issues of the Parish Paper have been posted on the website.  Feel free to copy and share these with your congregation as part of the Hawai'i Conference subscription.

September 2014: Back to School: How Churches Can Partner with Local Schools
October 2014: How Can We Prevent Suicide?
 

Download Latest Issue of The Friend

The August 2014 edition of The Friend, the newsletter of the Hawai'i Conference United Church of Christ, is now available online.
 

Make Plans to Attend Fall Youth 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. The cost will be $100 for youth from O'ahu and $150 for neighbor island youth (includes airfare). Information and registration forms will be available soon.
 

O'ahu Churches Are Invited to Plan for 2016 Youth Event

O'ahu churches interested in sending youth to Orlando, Florida, for the next UCC National Youth Event, “BELIEVE,” in July 2016, are invited to a meeting to discuss funding and planning ideas.  The meeting will be held on August 27, 5 p.m., in the Conference Office.  Please contact Scott Davis by email at sdavis@hcucc.org or by phone at 808-791-5636 by August 20 if you will be attending.
 

Mokuaikaua Pastor to Be Installed

The Hawai'i Island Association will install David de Carvalho as Pastor of Mokuaikaua Church (75-5713 Alii Drive, Kailua-Kona) on Saturday, August 16, at 10 a.m.
 

UCC–Judd Street Holds Annual Lu'au

UCC–Judd Street (467 N. Judd Street, Honolulu) holds its 58th Annual Lu'au on Saturday, August 16. Proceeds from this pick-up only lu'au benefit Adult Friends for Youth and Susannah Wesley Community Center.  Tickets are $25 each and can be purchased by calling the church office at 808-536-8418.
 

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

UCC Posts Job Openings

View positions and descriptions for job openings at the UCC national offices.


 
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