Conference Office Closed on Labor Day
The Hawai'i Conference Office will be closed next Monday, September 1, in observance of Labor Day, and will reopen on Tuesday, September 2.
Register Now for Fall Youth Camp
Information and registration forms for the Hawai'i Conference Fall Youth Camp
were mailed to churches last week. Camp will be held from Sunday, October 5, to Wednesday, October 8, at Camp Erdman on the North Shore of O'ahu. A limited number of spaces are available, so register early.
United Church Funds Hosts Investor Workshop
United Church Funds (UCF) hosts a day-long Western Regional Endowment Conference
in Long Beach, California, on November 8. Panel discussions, plenary sessions and workshops will address building or growing investments. Visit the UCF website
for more information and registration.
Observe International Day of Prayer
Join congregations around the world in observance of the International Day of Prayer for Peace on Sunday, September 21. Click HERE
for resources and ideas.
Star-Advertiser Blog Publicizes Religious Events
"In the Spirit," a new religion blog by Honolulu Star-Advertiser
writer Pat Gee, will feature religious news and events in the community. Announcements of upcoming events or photos from recent events can be emailed directly to firstname.lastname@example.org
. Access to the blog is
free on the Star-Advertiser
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
Kailua Christian Church 78524
Kapa'a First Hawaiian Church 78529
Kawaiaha'o Church School 78676
Lili'uokalani Protestant Church 78353
Manoa Valley Church 78558
Nu'uanu Congregational Church 78424
UCC Transition House 78666
Waiokeola Congregational Church 78600
Waipahu UCC 77893
Windward United Church of Christ 77459
Woman’s Board of Missions 78471
NIN Grant Deadline Approaches
Justice and Witness Ministries awards Neighbors in Need (NIN)
grants to churches and organizations doing justice work in their communities, including direct services, community organizing, advocacy and addressing systemic injustice. Funding is provided through donations to the NIN offering. The next application deadline is September 30.
Churches Share Perspectives on Fossil Fuel Divestment
Learn what denominations, regionally and worldwide, are doing around fossil fuel divestment in a webinar sponsored by Creation Justice. "Fossil Fuel Divestment & Faith" will be offered on Wednesday, September 10, at 10 a.m. (Hawai'i time), and will feature perspectives from the United Church of Christ, Presbyterian Church (USA), and the United Methodist Church. To register, click HERE
Participate in Waineke Cabins Work Day
The Kaua'i Association will hold a work day at Waineke Cabins
in Kokee on Saturday, September 6. Participants are invited to spend Friday night at the cabins beginning at 4 p.m. for fun and fellowship. Contact Glenn Frazier at 808-634-0041 for additional information.
Learn About Senior Housing Options
Representatives from seven senior housing agencies will share information and discuss available services at “Senior Housing Options,” a free presentation at Manoa Valley Church (2728 Huapala Street) on Wednesday, September 10, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., in the Multi-purpose Room. Call the Church Office at 808-988-3271 for more information.
Recycle Your eWaste
You can recycle your eWaste
—computers, monitors, laptops, printers, fax machines and phones—at Central Union Church (1600 South Beretania Street, Honolulu) on Saturday, September 27, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Kawaiaha'o Craft Fair Invites Vendors
Kawaiaha'o Church is accepting vendor applications
for its Annual Holiday Craft Fair and Makeke to be held on Saturday, November 29, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. For additional information, click HERE
Lana'i Union Call Pastor
Sarah Rentzel Jones began as Pastor of Lana'i Union Church on August 24. She most recently served as Pastor of St. Peter’s UCC in Spring Grove, Pennsylvania.
Pearl City Pastor to Be Installed
The O'ahu Association will install
Phil Reller as Pastor of Pearl City Community Church (933 Lehua Avenue, Pearl City) on Sunday, September 7, at 3 p.m.