Look for Lenten Resources and Events

Lenten and Easter resources, as well as a listing of Lenten and Holy Week events, can be found on the Hawai'i Conference website.  Click HERE to send an email with your church’s event to be listed in the Coconut Wireless and posted on the website.
 

Observe Lent with Kamehameha Schools Devotionals

Hawaiian-focused devotionals for Lent are available on Kamehameha Schools' website.  A new devotion will be posted every Friday until Easter.  Week One is now available.
 

Learn About Affordable Care Act in Webinar Recording

Find out how the "Affordable Care Act" is transforming the health care industry and making an impact on individuals in a recording of last week's webinar sponsored by the Justice and Witness Missional Team.  The next webinar, "Homelessness in Hawai'i," will be presented  on March 17 at 10 a.m. 
 

Find Courses on Learning Opportunities Page

Continuing education courses for ministers, Members in Discernment and anyone in a church-related vocation can be found on the Learning Opportunities page of the Hawai'i Conference website.  Classes are updated and added on a regular basis.
 

Summer Interns Explore Faith and Work at Nu'uanu

Nu'uanu Congregational Church offers a ten-week internship program for college students interested in exploring the connection between faith and vocation as they learn to serve God.  The internship runs from May 24 to August 2, 2015.  Click HERE for information.  Deadline to apply is March 1.
 

EVENTS

Walk with Jesus through Lent

The Wednesday Evening Lenten Series at Central Union Church (1660 S. Beretania Street, Honolulu) offers weekly soup suppers, meditations and labyrinth walks.   The series will run from February 25 to March 25, 5:30-7:30 p.m., in the church's Parish Hall.
 

Bravo Test Is Remembered in Worship

A Worship Service of Remembrance for Bravo, the most powerful hydrogen bomb tested by the U.S. on March 1, 1954, in Bikini Atoll, will be held on March 2, 6:30-8:30 p.m., at Church of the Holy Cross (440 W. Lanikaula Street, Hilo).  All are invited to this special event planned by Marshallese churches in Hilo. 
 

Churches Sponsor 114th Easter Service at Punchbowl

The Hawai'i Council of Churches, including the Hawai'i Conference UCC, will sponsor the 114th Easter Sunrise Service at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl on Sunday, April 5, beginning at 6:15 a.m.  Preaching this year is David Rivers, Senior Minister of Central Union Church.
 

Churches Teach Churches About Extravagant Welcome

The Faith Formation Ministry Team of UCC Local Church Ministries hosts events where congregations teach other congregations what is working in their ministry.  The next event, "Who's at La Mesa?" will be held May 2-3 at Pilgrim-St. Luke’s/El Nuevo Camino UCC in Buffalo, New York.  Pastors, staff and volunteers are invited to explore extravagant welcome in practice across cultures.  
 

PEOPLE

Diane Weible Is Nominated in Northern California

In a memo sent to churches and ministers, Conference Minister Charles Buck announces that Diane Weible, currently Associate Conference Minister, has been nominated to be the conference minister of the Northern California Nevada Conference. 
 

Search Committee Nominates UCC Head

The search committee for the ninth General Minister and President of the UCC has named Southwest Conference Minister John Dorhauer as its nominee.  If approved by United Church of Christ Board of Directors, he will stand for election at the upcoming 30th General Synod in June. Click HERE for the story.
 

Pastor Resigns from Hanapepe Church

Gwendolyn “Nani” Hill resigned as Pastor of Hanapepe Hawaiian Congregational Church after almost three years of ministry there. Her last Sunday was February 15.
 

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Pacific Northwest Seeks Camp Director

The Pacific Northwest Conference of the United Church of Christ has an opening for a Managing Director of Pilgrim First Camp and Conference Center.

 
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