Look for Mailing on Yearbook Forms

A mailing to churches this week gives instructions on submitting information for the UCC Yearbook.  Churches have the option of entering yearbook data on-line or filling out paper forms.  Deadline for submitting information is March 2.  Contact Lori Yamashiro at lyamashiro@hcucc.org or at 808-791-5645 if you have questions.

Churches Invited to Submit Conference Nominations

Nominating forms and position descriptions for volunteer positions in the Hawai'i Conference United Church of Christ will be mailed to churches this week. Nominees will be elected at the 'Aha Pae'aina in June and begin on July 1.  Deadline for submitting nominations is March 4. Forms may be downloaded by clicking HERE.

View New Photos on the Website

View photos from the O'ahu Association service on January 25, 2015, installing Jun Lagon as Pastor of Filipino United Church of Christ on Sunday, January 25, 2015.

Register for Church Leaders Event

Register by February 11 for the Church Leaders Event, which will be held on Saturday, February 28, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Nu'uanu Congregational Church (2651 Pali Highway, Honolulu).  Cost is $25 for O'ahu attendees and $85 for Neighbor Island attendees (includes airfare).  Click HERE to download the information and registration form mailed to churches.  Click HERE to register on-line now.

World Religions Is Topic of Clergy Retreat

Register by February 10 for the Annual Clergy Retreat, which takes place from Monday, March 9, to Wednesday, March 11, at the Courtyard King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel in Kailua-Kona.  Four theologians will facilitate discussion on “Christian Theology of World Religions.”  Click HERE to download the information and registration form.  To register online, click HERE.

Hawai'i Island Gathers to Recognize Licensed Minister

The Hawai'i Island Association will hold a service of recognition for Diane Hultman, licensed minister of Pu'ula United Church of Christ, on Saturday, March 14, 10 a.m., at the church (corner of Kehau and Church Roads, Nanawale Estates). 

United Methodists Host Annual Britt Lectures

This year’s Annual Britt Lectures of the Hawai'i District of the United Methodist Church features Lorenza Andrade-Smith, a United Methodist minister who has taken a vow of poverty and spent the past four years living with the poor and marginalized around the world.  The lectures will take place February 13, 14, and 15, beginning at 7 p.m. each day, and on February 16 at 9 a.m., at First United Methodist Church (1020 S. Beretania Street, Honolulu).

History of Christianity Offered by Tri-Isle Association

The Tri-Isle Association will offer a three-day workshop on “History of Christianity and the United Church of Christ from the Perspective of the Pacific World,” led by Randi Walker, Professor of Church History at Pacific School of Religion. The course will be held at Wailuku Union Church (327 S. High Street, Wailuku, Maui) on March 13, March 14, and March 21. Cost is $50, which includes meals and text. Contact Anne Wong Troy by email at annewongtroy@gmail.com for more information and to register.

Workshops Train in Suicide Prevention and Awareness

“SafeTALK: Tell, Ask, Listen and KeepSafe” provides training in recognizing and supporting a person with thoughts of suicide. These workshops, offered by the Hawai'i State Department of Health, will be held in Honolulu, Kona, and Lihu'e. For information and to register, contact Jennifer Lyman at JmLyman@dop.hawaii.edu or at sptrainings@dop.hawaii.edu.

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