Download Latest Issue of The Friend

The December 2015 edition of The Friend, the newsletter of the Hawai'i Conference United Church of Christ, is now available online.

UCC Scholar Discusses Concept of Chosenness

Listen to a recording of Walter Brueggemann, noted Old Testament scholar and UCC minister, discussing concepts of chosenness, land and Zion from his book, Chosen? Reading the Bible Amid the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict.

Be a Volunteer in the New Year

  • On April 25, 2015, a powerful 7.8 earthquake in Nepal took the lives of over 9,000 people. Hundreds of aftershocks followed, some stronger than 7.0, and hundreds of thousands of homes were destroyed.  UCC Disaster Ministries is partnering with the Fuller Center to build earthquake resistant homes.  To volunteer for this effort, visit
  • Several opportunities to rebuild homes in the U.S. are coordinated through UCC Disaster Ministries.  Many locations have UCC long-term volunteer leaders and tools in place to help make the volunteer experience more productive, enjoyable and organized.

Trip Highlights UCC and Disciples Work in Middle East

A Middle East Educational Trip is being organized to highlight the work being done through One Great Hour of Sharing (United Church of Christ) and Week of Compassion (Christian Church, Disciples of Christ) offerings.  Space will be limited, so register now for this trip, which will take place September 25 to October 7, 2016.


O'ahu Youth Will Gather in January

Youth from O'ahu Association churches are invited to Kailua Christian Church (317 Manono Street, Kailua) on Friday, January 15, 2016, 6-8 p.m., for dinner, talk story, songs and games.  RSVP by Friday, January 8, to with number of youth and youth leaders attending from your church.

O'ahu Association Installs Associate Pastor

The O'ahu Association will install Mary Herbig as Associate Pastor of United Church of Christ—Judd Street (467 North Judd Street, Honolulu) on Sunday, January 17, 2016, at 4 p.m.

Annual Event Commemorates Queen’s Efforts

The 24th Annual Hookuikahi will commemorate Queen Lili'uokalani and her efforts toward justice, nonviolence and reconciliation.  The service will be held on Sunday, January 17, 2016, 7 p.m., at Harris United Methodist Church (20 South Vineyard Boulevard, Honolulu). For more information, contact Kaleo Patterson at 808-330-3769.

Spaghetti and Auction Raise Funds for O'ahu Youth

As part of its fundraising efforts for the 2016 National Youth Event (July 26-29, 2016), the O'ahu Association will hold a spaghetti dinner and silent auction fundraiser, “Love is…,” on Saturday, January 30, 2016, at Community Church of Honolulu (2345 Nu'uanu Avenue, Honolulu).  Tickets are $20 per person.  For more information on ways you can support O`ahu youth, visit


Po'okela Church is looking for a Youth Leader to work ten hours a week.  For more information, contact Pastor Kimberly Fong at 916-761-6362.


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