UCC Youth Meet in Orlando

Forty-two youth are among the over 3,000 expected at the UCC National Youth Event meeting in Orlando this week through Saturday. Follow what's happening on social media.
 

Recovery Continues after Ecuador Earthquake

Disaster Ministries of the United Church of Christ continues to provide long-term recovery after the magnitude 7.8 earthquake in Ecuador three-and-a-half months ago.  Learn more about recovery efforts, and help the UCC reach its goal of $500,000 by giving to the International Emergency Relief Fund.
 

Liturgical Resources Highlight Creation

Incorporate justice creation into your worship with Season of Creation liturgical resources for September 1 through October 4.  Included are scripture verses, sermon themes, songs, prayers and children’s reflections.   
 

Election Means Opportunities and Limits for Churches

During this election season, churches are reminded that as 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organizations, they may not actively campaign for or against particular candidates.  Churches can, however, discuss issues of public policy.  Use these guidelines prepared by the UCC to be sure your congregation is participating constructively in the political process.
 

Hawai'i Gives Generously to Christmas Fund

Four churches in the Hawai'i Conference were recognized for their generous giving to the United Church of Christ Christmas Fund in 2015.  Among 5,000 UCC congregations, Lahuiokalani Ka'anapali, Waioli Hui'ia and Koloa Union Churches were all among the top ten per capita givers in 2015; and Central Union Church was second in total overall giving!  Churches in Hawai'i gave a total of $50,684 to the Christmas Fund, which provides emergency grants to pastors and assistance to retirees. 
 

Fall Youth Camp Registration Opens

The Hawai'i Conference Fall Youth Camp will take place from Sunday, October 9, to Wednesday, October 12, at Camp Mokule'ia on the North Shore of O'ahu.  Spaces are limited, so register early using the forms that were mailed to churches last week or go online
 

Clergy Retreat Features UCC President

John Dorhauer, General Minister and President of the United Church of Christ, will be the featured guest at the Annual Conference Clergy Retreat taking place from Monday, September 26, to Wednesday, September 28, at the Ala Moana Hotel in Honolulu.  The Rev. Dorhauer will lead a conversation on his book, Beyond Resistance.  Click HERE to download information or register online.  Deadline to register is August 26.
 

EVENTS

Pastor to Be Installed at Honolulu Cosmopolitan

The O'ahu Association will install Alan Patadlas as Pastor of Honolulu Cosmopolitan UCC (1106 Halona Street, Honolulu) on Sunday, September 4, at 4 p.m.
 

Churches Hold Annual Lu'au

  • Lili'uokalani Protestant Church (66-090 Kamehameha Highway, Haleiwa) sponsors its 40th Annual Lu'au on Saturday, August 6.  Tickets are $20 for takeout (11 a.m.-2 p.m.) and $25 for sit down (1-4 p.m.).  To purchase tickets, call 808-637-9364.
  • UCC–Judd Street (467 N. Judd Street, Honolulu) will hold its 60th Annual Lu'au on Saturday, August 20.  Tickets are $25 each (takeout only) and can be purchased by calling 808-536-8418. 

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

UCC National Announces Various Openings

Several positions are open in the national offices (Cleveland, Ohio) of the United Church of Christ.  For more information and to apply, click HERE.
 

Keawala'i Seeks Music Director and Organist

Keawala'i Congregational Church seeks a Director of Music and an Organist.  Position descriptions and application for employment are posted on the church website.  Deadline to apply is August 15, 2016.
 

Disciples Church Needs Music Director

Christ Church Uniting (Disciples and Presbyterians) in Kailua, O'ahu, is seeking a part-time Director for Music to lead worship music, choir and musical outreach. For information and a job description, email ccu@hawaii.rr.com
 
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