Find Resources from Church Leaders Event

Nearly two hundred people attended this year’s Church Leaders Event held last Saturday, February 27, at Nu'uanu Congregational Church.  You can view photos, download workshop handouts, and listen to a recording of the keynote presentation.  Attendees received an email with a link to the online survey of the event.  If you did not receive it, email

Pre-Retirement Seminar Is Offered for Hawai'i Members

The Pension Boards is offering to its Hawai'i members its pre-retirement seminar in webinar format on Wednesday, March 16, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Hawai'i time).  The free webinar, for both lay and clergy with Pension Boards accounts, will help members plan for a financially secure retirement.  Reserve your spot in the webinar at

Free Guide Helps Churches Discuss Spotlight

As part of the commitment to making churches safe for children and youth, the UCC has prepared a free discussion guide to the movie, Spotlight, which won an Oscar for “Best Picture.”  Order your free, downloadable copy by clicking HERE.

Deadline for 'Aha Pae'aina Resolutions Nears

Resolutions for consideration at the upcoming 'Aha Pae'aina must be submitted by March 15 for review by the Conference Council.  For more information, including instructions on proper form and submission, click HERE.

Associations Gather for Spring Meetings

Mark your calendars for these upcoming gatherings of the associations:
  • Hawai'i Island Association 'Aha Mokupuni, April 16, Church of the Holy Cross
  • Kaua'i Association 'Aha Mokupuni, April 29-30, Kapa'a First Hawaiian Church
  • O'ahu Association 'Aha Mokupuni, May 7, Makiki Christian Church (date change)
  • Tri-Isle Association 'Aha Mokupuni, May 14, Wailuku Union Church (location change)
  • AHEC 'Aha Na Kai Ewalu, during the 'Aha Iki, June 8-9, Central Union Church


Workshops Provide Resources on Domestic Violence

Samaritan Counseling Center Hawai'i will host “Understanding and Preventing Domestic Violence” workshops on O'ahu at various times and locations in the month of March. The program will provide information about domestic violence in the community and ways that churches can reach out through education.  The first program is tonight, March 2, 7 p.m., at Christ Church Uniting Disciples and Presbyterians (1300 Kailua Road, Kailua).  For more information email or call 808-545-2740.

Insurance Board Helps Churches Stay Safe

“The Five Things a Church Can Do to Prevent Abuse” is the topic of the next Insurance Board (IB) webinar on Wednesday, March 9, from 9 to 10 a.m. (Hawai'i time).  IB offers other webinars related to church safety and risk mitigation.  See a list of upcoming topics and recordings of past sessions.  

Scholar Discusses Hebrew Bible on Maui

Alice Ogden Bellis, Professor of Hebrew Bible at Howard University School of Divinity, will lead classes on the Hebrew Bible as part of the Tri-Isle Association's Equipping Tomorrow’s Church Leaders.  Sessions will take place on March 11, 5-9 p.m., and March 12 and 19, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., all at Wailuku Union Church (327 S. High Street, Wailuku, Maui).  For more information, call 703-981-8666 or email

Woman’s Board Holds Annual Meeting

The Woman's Board of Missions for the Pacific Islands will hold its 145th Annual Meeting and Fellowship on Saturday, April 30, from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., in the Parish Hall at Central Union Church (1660 South Beretania Street, Honolulu).  The meeting includes lunch and silent auction.  Purchase tickets at $25 each by calling 808-791-5647 or 808-990-0503.

Event Supports Women Transitioning from Prison

"Celebrating Freedom" is Pu'a Foundation’s third annual fundraiser benefiting women transitioning out of prison.  The event will be held on Friday, March 25, 5:30-9 p.m., at Kapi'olani Community College’s Ohia Dining Room.


Conference Staffer Leaves for New Opportunity

Ann Hiyane, Controller for the Hawai'i Conference and Foundation, has accepted a new position with the State of Hawai'i Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs.  Ann has worked for the Conference for seventeen years, starting as a staff accountant in 1999 and then as Controller in 2007. Her last day on the job will be March 29.


Hospice Chaplain

Islands Hospice is seeking a temporary, full-time Spiritual Care Provider/Chaplain.  Call 808-550-2552 for information.

Kalaupapa Internship, Maintenance Supervisor

  • Kalaupapa National Historical Park has summer internships available with the Cultural Resources Division.  Undergraduate and graduate students in cultural resources disciplines are eligible to apply. Deadline is March 11.
  • Kalaupapa National Historical Park is seeking a permanent maintenance worker supervisor. Deadline to apply is March 11.


Hawai'i Conference and Hawai'i Conference Foundation are seeking a Controller with accounting degree (CPA preferred), ability to do both detailed accounting and overall management, and excellent communication skills (oral and written). 

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