Register for 'Aha Halawai

The Fall 'Aha Halawai of the Association of Hawaiian Evangelical Churches will be held October 17-18 at Haili Congregational Church (21 Haili Street, Hilo).  Click HERE for the registration packet.  To register online, click HERE.  Registration deadline is October 3.

New on the Website

View photos from the Tri-Isle Association Fall 'Aha Mokupuni held September 13 at Po'okela Church.

Webinar Helps Prepare for Disaster

September is National Preparedness Month and a free, one-hour webinar next Tuesday, September 23, 8-9 a.m.  (Hawai'i time), can help you and your church find practical ways to prepare for and recover from a disaster.  The webinar will be hosted by Amy Gopp and Brandon Gilvin, editors of Help and Hope: Disaster Preparedness and Response Tools for Congregations.  Space is limited, so register early.

Kaua'i Church Recognized As Open and Affirming

Hanapepe United Church of Christ was recognized as the latest UCC congregation to become Open and Affirming. Since 1985, 1,215 congregations have declared themselves open to and affirming of persons who are lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender.

Church Offers Pews to Churches

Windward United Church of Christ is giving away eighteen padded pews to any interested church. Pews, which are fourteen feet long with redwood veneer over plywood, must be picked up by early October.  For more information, call 808-254-3802 or send email to


Chinese Christians Meet in General Assembly

Chinese Christian Association of Hawai'i, whose members include United Church of Christ-Judd Street and the First Chinese Church of Christ in Hawai'i, will hold its annual General Assembly on Saturday, September 27, 11 a.m., at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church (1317 Queen Emma Street, Honolulu).

Recycle Your eWaste

You can recycle your eWaste—computers, monitors, laptops, printers, fax machines and phones—at Central Union Church (1660 South Beretania Street, Honolulu) on Saturday, September 27, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

Kaua'i Sponsors Intercession Camp

The Kaua'i Association invites youth to an Intercession Youth Camp from October 5 to 8. Participants will journey from Hanapepe to Hanalei during the four-day retreat.  For information contact Rennie Mau by phone at 808-280-9591 or by email at  Deadline to register is October 1.

Awards Highlight Interfaith Alliance Banquet

The Interfaith Alliance Hawai'i will hold its 12th Annual Community Awards Celebration & Banquet on Sunday, October 12, 5:30-8 p.m., at Honpa Hongwanji Hawai'i Betsuin (1727 Pali Highway, Honolulu).  The banquet is free but seating is limited.  To reserve a seat, call 808-561-6010 or email

Community Church Celebrates 80 Years

Community Church of Honolulu (2345 Nuuanu Avenue, Honolulu) will celebrate its 80th anniversary with a music concert and reception on Saturday, October 25, at 4 p.m.  For more information, contact the church at 808-595-7541.

Day-Long Program Promotes Health and Wellness

Journeys to Wellness, a day-long program of discussion and workshops promoting a healthy body, mind and spirit through spiritual journeys, will be held on Saturday, October 18, at Community Church of Honolulu (2345 Nuuanu Avenue, Honolulu).  To register, click HERE.


In Memory: David Sandberg

David Sandberg, who served as an interim minister for several churches in Hawai'i, died September 10 at the age of 75.  Ordained in 1965, Dave pastored churches in several states, as well as, in Hawai'i, Po'okela, Koloa Union, Crossroads, and Windward UCC.  Memorial service will be held October 5 in Piedmont, California.  The family requests donations be made to City of Refuge UCC ( or Chanticleer ( 

Pastoral Changes

Wendi Gordon began as Supply Pastor of Ka Hana O Ke Akua Church in Waianae on September 15. She is an Evangelical Lutheran Church in America pastor who has served churches in Pennsylvania and Texas.

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