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Worship Service Features UCC Leader

John Dorhauer, UCC General Minister and President, will be the preacher at a community-wide worship service this Sunday, September 25, 4 p.m., at Central Union Church (1660 South Beretania Street, Honolulu).  All are invited to this service, which will include choirs from local churches, affirmation of the Rev. Dorhauer’s installation, and Holy Communion. 

Curriculum Opens Dialogue on Race

White Privilege: Let's Talk—A Resource for Transformational Dialogue is a FREE adult curriculum from the United Church of Christ that's designed to invite church members to engage in safe, meaningful, substantive and bold conversations on race.

Clergy Invited to Apply for Week-long Chaplaincy

The Chautauqua United Church of Christ Society is seeking nine UCC clergy to serve as Chaplain of the Week during the summer of 2017.  Information and applications can be found at  Deadline to apply is November 30.

Kaua'i Church Will Donate Hymnals

Hanapepe United Church of Christ has 75 copies of The Worshiping Church hymnal free to anyone who will come and get them.  For questions call 808-212-3739 or email

Give Aloha in September

During the month of September, you can donate up to $249 to each non-profit organization participating in Foodland’s Give Aloha campaign.  Foodland will then pass on your gift to the organization along with an additional donation.  Listed below are donation numbers for UCC churches and affiliates participating this year:
Church of the Crossroads               78783
Church of the Holy Cross                77840
Community Church of Honolulu         78480
Ewa Community Church                  78748
Kahikuonalani Church                     78856
Kapa'a First Hawaiian Church           78529
Kapa'a United Church of Christ         77524
Kawaiaha'o Church School               78676
Lili'uokalani Protestant Church          78353
Manoa Valley Church                      78558
Nu’uanu Congregational Church        78424
Po'okela Church                            77931
UCC Transition House                     78666
Waiokeola Congregational Church     78600
Waipahu UCC                                77893
Windward United Church of Christ     77459
Woman's Board of Missions              78471

O'ahu Gathering Focuses on Church Vitality

Church vitality and viability will be the topic at the Fall 'Aha Mokupuni of the O'ahu Association, to be held on Saturday, October 15, at Makiki Christian Church (829 Pensacola Street, Honolulu).

Registration Is Extended for 'Aha Halawai

Although the deadline to register for the Fall 'Aha Halawai of the Association of Hawaiian Evangelical Churches has passed, registrations, but not hotel reservations, are still being accepted.  Contact the hotel directly to check on rates and availability. 


Recycle, Don’t Throw Away, eWaste

Recycle your eWaste—computers, monitors, laptops, printers, fax machines and phones—this Saturday, September 24, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Central Union Church (1660 South Beretania Street, Honolulu).

Waipahu Church Bazaar Features Food, Crafts and More

Waipahu United Church of Christ (94-330 Mokuola Street, Waipahu) will hold its Fall Bazaar on Saturday, October 1, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information, call 677-3317.

Palestinian Scholar Addresses Struggle for Justice

Nadera Shalhoub-Kevorikian, legal scholar and activist, will discuss present-day conditions for Palestinians living in occupied East Jerusalem at St. Clement's Church (1515 Wilder Avenue, Honolulu) on Saturday, October 8, 6-8:30 p.m.  For more information, call 808-955-7745 or email

Workshop Helps Churches Support Mission

Learn how church buildings can support mission, and not the other way around, in a workshop offered by the Episcopal Church Building Fund.  “Jumpstart!” part of the Equipping Tomorrow’s Church Leaders program of the Tri-Isle Association, will be offered over two weekends:  October 21, 5:30 p.m.; October 22, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.; October 28, 5:30 p.m.; and October 29; 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., all at Wailuku Union Church (327 South High Street, Wailuku).  Registration fee of $40 includes meals.  For information, call 703-981-8666 or email

Symposium Examines Jazz in Worship

"Jazz for the Journey," is an opportunity for pastors, church musicians, and worship leaders to celebrate, share and explore the creative possibilities of jazz in Christian worship and the ministry of the Church.  The event will be held November 3-5 at Eden Theological Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri.  For information and to register, click HERE.


Memorial Service for Dana Ka'ohelauli'i

Dana Ka'ohelauli'i, 64, died September 10 at Straub Hospital after long illness.  Dana was licensed minister of Ohana Ni'ihau O Waimea Church on Kaua'i.  A memorial service will be held this Saturday, September 24, 9 a.m., at Garden Island Mortuary Chapel (2-3780 B Kaumualii Highway, Lawai, Kaua'i). 


Job Openings at UCC National Offices

The national offices of the United Church of Christ has posted job openings for Major Gifts Officer and Executive Minister for Justice and Witness Ministries.

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