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View photos from the Tri-Isle Association 'Aha Mokupuni held Saturday, January 18, at Kahului Union Church.

Register for Church Leaders Event

Register by February 10 for the Church Leaders Event to take place on Saturday, February 22, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Nu'uanu Congregational Church (2651 Pali Highway).  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 online now.

Workshop Guides Churches in ONA Discussion

Mike Schuenemeyer, UCC Minister for Health and Wholeness Advocacy, will lead a workshop for churches that want to learn about the Open and Affirming (ONA) process.  The workshop will be held on Saturday, March 1, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Conference Office.  ONA is a way for churches to declare their welcome and inclusion of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) persons into the full life of the church.  Cost is $10 for lunch, and participants must register by Tuesday, February 25.

National Staff Available to Consult Churches

United Church of Christ staff leading workshops at the Church Leaders Event on February 22 are available to visit and consult with churches around that time.  These leaders include Gordon Gilles, President of Cornerstone Fund; Patrick Duggan, Executive Director of Church Building and Loan Fund; and Mike Schuenemeyer, Minister for Health and Wholeness Advocacy.  To schedule a visit, contact these persons directly as noted below:
  • Gordon Gilles, Cornerstone Fund, at 216-736-3830 or
  • Patrick Duggan, Church Building and Loan Fund, at 216-736-3833 or
  • Mike Schuenemeyer, Wider Church Ministries, 216-736-3217 or 

Clergy Retreat on Hawai'i Island

The Annual Clergy Retreat, hosted by the Hawai'i Island Association, will take place from Monday, March 31, to Wednesday, April 2, 2014, at the Courtyard King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel in Kailua-Kona.  Click HERE to download the information and registration form that will be mailed out to pastors this week.  To register and pay online, click HERE.


Nu'uanu Hosts Garage Sale and Treasure Hunt

Nu'uanu Congregational Church and the Children Center on 2651 Pali Highway will join hands for a garage sale and treasure hunt on Saturday January 25, 2014, from 8 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  Come "hunt" for household good, clothing, toys, small appliances, refreshments and books—even a "small pirate" looking for buried treasure.

Hospice Hawai'i Holds Family Camp

Hospice Hawai'i will hold its annual Family Camp on June 28-30, 2014, for anyone who has experienced the death of a loved one and is willing to explore that loss with other families in a safe and supportive environment.  For more information and registration information click HERE.

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