No Coconut Wireless June 4 & 11

Due to the 'Aha Pae'aina and the Kamehameha Day holiday, the Coconut Wireless will take a two-week break in June and return to your inbox on June 18.  

Conference Office Closed June 6 & 11

The Conference office will be closed on Friday, June 6, due to the 'Aha Pae'aina, and on Tuesday, June 11, in observance of Kamehameha Day.

Hawai'i Island Meets for 'Aha Mokupuni

The Hawai'i Island Association 'Aha Mokupuni will be held this Saturday, May 31, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Church of the Holy Cross (440 W. Lanikaula Street, Hilo).  Highlights include worship, sharing, elections, and boundary training.

'Aha Pae'aina Updates

  • Handbooks for the 'Aha Makua and 'Aha Iki have been posted on the Conference website.
  • Parking for the 'Aha Makua will be limited.  Attendees are encouraged to carpool, get dropped off, or arrive early.  Click HERE for parking suggestions and options. 
  • 'Aha Makua worship planners invite people to bring a three to eight-foot long piece of yarn, string, light rope, reed, crumpled paper, wool, etc. on Friday.  These will be woven into a wall hanging to symbolize the 'Aha Pae'aina theme, “Bind Us Together." 

Boesak Speaks in Hawai'i, Schedule Revised

The schedule of events for Allan Boesak's appearances in Hawai'i has been revised.  Dr. Boesak, the Desmond Tutu Chair of Peace, Global Justice and Reconciliation Studies at Butler University and Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis, was last year's 'Aha Pae'aina keynote speaker. 

Missionary to Japan Will Visit Hawai'i

Martha Mensendiek, Global Ministries missionary to Japan, will visit the Hawai'i Conference September 1-19 to speak about her work at Doshisha University in Kyoto.  If you would like her to share a missions moment or speak to a missions committee or other group in your church, contact Diane Weible at or 808-791-5633 (1-800-734-7610 ext. 633 from neighbor islands). 

UCC Offers Service Opportunities for Young Adults

UCC Young Adult Service Communities has two positions open for young adults, ages 21-35.  Dates of service are from September 2, 2014, to August 2, 2015.  For information and to apply, visit

Partners in Building Prepares Churches for Loans

Churches looking at building or renovating may want to start by attending the UCC Church Building & Loan Fund’s Partners in Building Event, to be held September 26-27 in Chicago. 


Kawaiaha'o Celebrates King Kamehameha Day

Kawaiaha'o Church (957 Punchbowl Street, Honolulu) will hold its Annual Kamehameha Celebration Day Lu'au, Craft Fair & White Elephant Event on Saturday, June 14, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.  For information call 808-469-3000 or visit

Kaua'i to Install Minister at Hanapepe

The Kaua'i Association will hold a Service of Installation for Michael Christensen, Pastor of Hanapepe UCC, on June 22, 3 p.m., at the church (4481 Kona Road, Hanapepe).

Church Present Conference on Good and Beautiful God

“Life with the Good and Beautiful God,” a conference sponsored by Makiki Christian Church and Hawai'i Kai UCC, along with Logos Bookstore, will take place June 27-28 at Makiki Christian Church (829 Pensacola Street, Honolulu).  Main speaker is author James Bryan Smith.  Registration fee of $20 include meals and resource materials.  To register, call Logos Bookstore at 808-596-8890.

Newly Licensed Minister Starts at Lanakila

The Association of Hawaiian Evangelical Churches will hold a Service of Recognition for Charlene Taketa, licensed minister of Lanakila Congregational Church, on June 28, 9 a.m., at the church (79-7352 Mamalahoa Highway, Kainaliu). 


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