Check Out Highlights from General Synod

  • More than forty delegates and visitors from Hawai‘i attended General Synod 29 in Long Beach, California.  Delegates approved a number of resolutions, including one calling for divestment from companies that benefit from fossil fuels.  Learn about all the resolutions that were approved by delegates on the General Synod news page
  • A video produced by the Hawai'i Conference commemorated the twentieth anniversary of the 1993 apology to Native Hawaiians for the overthrow of the monarchy in 1893.  The video was the highlight of a luncheon sponsored by Pacific Islander Asian American Ministries and Association of Hawaiian Evangelical Churches.
  • For more Synod stories and highlights, check out the pictures, read the blog written by some of our delegates, and take a look at the UCC website to view videos of worship services and keynote speakers.

Work Groups Rebuild after Hurricane Sandy

The United Church of Christ invites volunteer work groups to rebuild homes damaged by Hurricane Sandy last October.  Work groups are needed in Bergen County (Moonachie and Little Ferry), New Jersey.

Webinar Reviews United Church Funds Investments

David Klassen, Chief Investment Officer of United Church Funds (UCF), will host a webinar on Thursday, August 1, 7 a.m. (Hawai'i time), to review second quarter investment performance.  The webinar will also consider the investment outlook for coming months and take questions from participants.  Register and receive log-in information.


Study the Lectionary Using Baibala Hemolele

“Baibala and Pule” is an interactive and intercultural Bible study and prayer focusing on the lectionary gospel readings for the upcoming Sunday using the Baibala Hemolele (Hawaiian Bible).  Sessions will be held each Wednesday evening through August 28, from 6 to 8 p.m., at St. Andrew’s Cathedral (229 Queen Emma Square, Honolulu) in the second floor conference room.  For more information contact Kaleo Patterson by phone at 808-330-3769 or email at

Forum Examines Immigration Reform

The public is invited to a Comprehensive Immigration Reform Forum to be held this Saturday, July 13, 1-2:30 p.m., at Harris United Methodist Church (20 South Vineyard Boulevard, Honolulu).  Keynote speaker will be Minerva Carcaño, Bishop of the California-Pacific Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church.  Guests will include U.S. Representatives Colleen Hanabusa and Tulsi Gabbard.

Children’s Choirs Perform at Festival

Six children’s choirs from Canada, China and the United States will perform at the Aloha Children’s Choir Festival at Central Union Church (1660 South Beretania Street, Honolulu) on Thursday, July 18, 7 p.m., and again at the Waikiki Shell in Honolulu on Saturday, July 20, 4 p.m.

Church of the Crossroads Hosts FUNraiser

Church of the Crossroads (1212 University Ave, Honolulu) hosts Summer FUNraiser, an evening of fun and fellowship on Saturday, July 20, beginning at 5:30 p.m.  A “live auction” of services offered by church members (yard work, house cleaning, commissions of paintings or photography, music lessons, etc.) is the feature of the event.  For tickets and additional information, call the church office at 808-949-2220.

Event Celebrates Henry 'Opukaha'ia Homecoming

The twentieth anniversary of the return of Henry 'Opukaha'ia to Hawai'i will be celebrated at Kahikolu Congregational Church (Napo'opo'o Road) on Saturday, August 17, at 10 a.m. In 1993, Henry’s remains were transferred from Cornwall, Connecticut, to his final resting place at Kahikolu Church.  RSVP to Deborah Lee by email at or by phone at 808-443-1268 if you plan to attend.

Central Union Invites Women to Mokule'ia Retreat

“God is Still Speaking” is the theme of Central Union Church’s Women’s Retreat, which takes place October 25-27 at Camp Mokule'ia on O'ahu.  All women are welcome to attend.

Transition House Announces Fundraiser Date

Thursday, November 7, is the date for UCC Transition House’s annual fundraiser to be held at Makiki Christian Church (829 Pensacola Street, Honolulu).  More information will be available at a later date.

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