Fall Youth Camp Registration Deadline Coming Soon!

August 31 is the deadline to register for the 2012 Fall Youth Camp at Camp Homelani, from September 30 to October 3.  Registration packets were mailed to all churches, or click HERE

New on the Website: Installation at Hanapepe Hawaiian

Click HERE for pictures from the August 19 installation of Gwendolyn (Nani) Hill as Pastor of Hanapepe Hawaiian Congregational Church.

Sign Up for “Let’s Move!”

The “Let’s Move!” campaign is looking for people of faith around the country to sign up on its new Faith and Communities website. This national movement seeks to end childhood obesity and increase awareness about the chronic diseases associated with weight gain such as diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure and cancer.  Click HERE for information and to join. Be sure to list “United Church of Christ” as the denomination and include “Faith United to End Childhood Obesity” in the comments section.

Honor the Sacredness of Work

Interfaith Worker Justice has developed worship resources to highlight the shared principles of workplace justice.  These worship resources can be used on Sunday, September 2 (Labor Day weekend). Click HERE to download the resources.

Used Computers Available

The Hawai'i Conference Office has seven computers to donate to churches. These well-used Hewlett-Packard desktops come with Windows XP (Service Pack 3), keyboard and mouse. Monitor is not included. Contact Lori Yamashiro at lyamashiro@hcucc.org or at 808-791-5645. Donations to OCWM in return are encouraged.  Computers must be picked up at the Conference Office by Thursday, September 6.

Conference Staff in Race for the Cure

Hawai'i Conference Office staff, family members and friends are teaming up to fight breast cancer.  The team will once again participate in the Komen Race for the Cure, a five-kilometer walk/run to be held October 21 at Kapi'olani Park. Click HERE to help Conference staff reach its goal of $10,000 by sponsoring the team and making a donation!


Biblical Self-Defense Workshop

Biblical Self-Defense is a workshop to understand the Biblical texts traditionally used to justify the oppression of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people, and to learn effective ways of responding.  The workshop, facilitated by Ellen Godbey Carson and Kyle Lovett, will be held August 28, 6:30 p.m., at Church of the Crossroads (1212 University Avenue, Honolulu).  For more information, click HERE, or contact the church office at 808-949-2220 or ccrhi@hawaii.rr.com, or email the Rev. Kyle Lovett at RevKyle@hawaii.rr.com.

Fall Association Gatherings

Mark your calendars for these upcoming Association gatherings. 
  • Tri-Isle Association 'Aha Mokupuni, September 1, Kamehameha Schools Maui
  • O'ahu Association 'Aha Mokupuni, October 13, First Chinese Church of Christ
  • Kaua'i Association 'Aha Mokpuni, November 4, Waimea UCC
  • Hawai'i Island Association 'Aha Mokupuni, November 10, Church of the Holy Cross

Fall 'Aha Halawai

The Fall 'Aha Halawai of the Association of Hawaiian Evangelical Churches (AHEC) will be held October 19-20 at Pa'ia Hawaiian Church.  Registration deadline is September 21.  Click HERE for more information.  To register for the event and pay online, click HERE.

Faith Trust Offers Free Webinars

Pastors and church leaders are invited to register for two upcoming free webinars offered by FaithTrust Institute: 
  • “Elder Abuse: What to Know and How to Respond,” September 12, 8 a.m. This webinar is sponsored by Justice and Witness Ministries of the United Church of Christ. Click HERE to learn more and to register.
  • “Domestic Violence 101 for Christian Clergy,” September 18, 8 a.m. This webinar will be led by Pacific Health Ministries and Queen’s Hospital Chaplain Al Miles and is sponsored by the Lutheran Community Foundation. Click HERE to learn more and to register.


In Memory: Richard Knobel

Richard Knobel, UCC minister and former member of Central Union Church, died July 15 in Napa, California, at the age of 76. The Rev. Knobel was ordained by the O’ahu Association in 2005 and served as interim minister in several mainland churches.  Memorial gifts may be made to Pacific School of Religion or Hawai'i Public Radio.

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