'Aha Pae'aina Packets Mailed to Churches

Registration packets for the 192nd 'Aha Pae'aina ('Aha Iki, June 3-5; 'Aha Makua, June 6-7) have been mailed to churches.  Deadline to register is May 5.  Click HERE to view this information on the website and to register on-line.

Conference Phones and Voicemail Down on Friday

The Conference Office phone system will not be able to receive phone calls or voicemail this Friday, April 25, from 12 noon to closing, due to software upgrades and hardware maintenance. You will still be able to reach Conference staff by email or cellular (for staff with mobile phones).  

Register for Polity Course at 'Aha

A one-day UCC History and Polity course will be offered on Thursday, June 5, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., at First Chinese Church of Christ (1054 South King Street, Honolulu).  The course will cover three of five sessions required by the O'ahu Association for those seeking standing. Members in Discernment from other associations are invited but should consult with their Church and Ministry committees about the suitability of this course for fulfillment of any requirements. The course is free, but pre-registration is required. Email Donald Schmidt at dschmidt@hcucc.org for information and to register.

Woman’s Board Meets on May 18

“Reflecting Righteousness” is the theme of the 143rd Annual Meeting of the Woman’s Board of Missions for the Pacific Islands.  The meeting will be held on Saturday, May 18, 9:30 a.m., in the Parish Hall at Central Union Church (1660 South Beretania Street, Honolulu).  Tickets are $30 per person and include lunch. For information or to purchase tickets, call Executive Director Clara D. Priester at 808-791-5647 or 808-990-0503. 

Honolulu Chorale Performs

The Honolulu Chorale presents its 48th Annual Spring Concert, “Ono Music on a Mix Plate,” on Saturday, May 10, 6 p.m., at Central Union Church (1660 South Beretania Street, Honolulu). Directing the ensemble is Don Conover, retired music director of Church of the Crossroads. Among the members of the chorale are retired ministers Choo Lak Yeow and Sharon Inake.

Program Offers Near East Sabbatical to Pastors

Twice a year, the Near East School of Theology (NEST) offers a twelve-week Pastors Sabbatical program.  The next program will be held from mid-September to mid-December 2014.  Two scholarships are available to pastors from anywhere around the world. Contact NEST by email at dean@theonest.edu.lb for more information.


Pastoral Changes

  • Jeff Crews was called as Pastor of Waiola Church (Maui) and began his ministry there on April 15.
  • David Twigg will retire from Ka Hana O Ke Akua Church (O'ahu) as its pastor this Sunday, April 27.
  • Dexter Teruya resigned as Senior Pastor of Kahului Union Church (Maui).  His last Sunday will be April 27. 

Acting Papa Makua Named

Conference staff, Kenneth Makuakane, was voted Acting Papa Makua by the Board of Directors of the Association of Hawaiian Evangelical Churches at its meeting on April 12.  He will serve while a search for a Papa Makua takes place over the next year.  

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