Tri-Isle Gathers Saturday in Makena

At its 'Aha Mokupuni this Saturday, May 16, 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m., at Keawala'i Congregational Church, the Tri-Isle Association will hold an ecclesiastical council for Danette Kong, who is seeking Privilege of Call in the United Church of Christ, and a service of recognition of Richard Miller as Licensed Minister of Kana'ana Hou-Siloama Church in Kalaupapa.

 Register for Justice Leaders Workshop

The Justice Leaders Engaging and Developing Workshop is open to all who want to create a lifelong passion to "do justice."  This intensive workshop will be offered on Thursday, June 11, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., at the Conference Office and will be led by Ellen G. Carson and David Schlicher. Registration fee is $25. You do not have to attend the 'Aha Pae'aina to participate in the workshop. Click HERE to register.

New on the Website

View photos of the O'ahu Association 'Aha Mokupuni held May 9 at Moanalua Community Church.

'Aha Handbooks Will Soon Be Available

Handbooks for the 'Aha Pae'aina will be available starting this Friday, May 15.  Handbooks will not be printed.  Delegates and visitors may choose to print out the Handbook or to download it to a laptop computer prior to the 'Aha.  

Faith Communities Address College Sexual Assault

Watch a recording of last week’s Justice and Witness Missional Team webinar to learn more about the issue of sexual assault on college campuses and the ways that faith communities can partner with local agencies to bring awareness and find a solution to this growing problem. The webinar also offers tips to help young adults stay safe at parties.

Take Justice and Witness Survey

The Justice and Witness Missional Team invites all to take a survey about its new webinar series. Whether or not you have logged in to one of the webinars, your feedback will be helpful for the Team in planning future presentations.  The survey will be available until Monday, May 18.

New Courses on Learning Opportunities Page

New continuing education opportunities such as those listed below have been posted on the Learning Opportunities page of the Hawai'i Conference website.  Classes are updated and added on a regular basis.
  • Relational Stewardship is an online course that explores a broad range of personal relationships including God and self, family and friends, and workplace and worship-place connections. The first online session is tomorrow, May 14, and participants must register in advance.
  • History of Christianity in the Pacific Region is a two-week intensive course on O'ahu offered by Pacific School of Religion (PSR). The course, to be held Monday through Friday, from July 27 to August 7, 2-6 p.m. each day, at First Chinese Church of Christ in Honolulu, will by taught by Randi Walker, PSR Professor of Church History, and Tafa Muasau, former President of Kanana Fou Theological Seminary in American Samoa.  To register, click HERE

Ke Ola Magazine Features Puna Churches

Kalapana Maunakea, Pu'ula, and 'Opihikao churches are featured in the current issue of the Hawai'i Island magazine, Ke Ola, beginning on page 31. The article looks at how the churches have endured natural disaster threats in the past and continue to thrive.


Kealahou Pastor Resigns

Licensed minister Craig Nalette resigned as Pastor of Keolahou Hawaiian Congregational Church on May 4. 

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