Coconut Wireless Will Take a Break Next Week

The Coconut Wireless takes a break next week (April 2) and will resume publication on April 9.

Download Latest Issue of The Friend

The March 2014 edition of The Friend, the newsletter of the Hawai'i Conference United Church of Christ, is now available online.

View Pictures from Kaua'i Youth Retreat

Photos from the Kaua'i Association Spring Youth Retreat, held March 17-20 at Koke'e Cabin, can be viewed on the Kaua'i Association website.

Webinar Discusses Guidelines for Adult-Child Interactions

“Adult-Child Interactions Guidelines,” a webinar offered by the UCC Insurance Board, will provide guidelines for adult-child and child-child interactions, with special attention given to social media. The webinar will be held on Wednesday, April 2, at 5 a.m. and repeated at 9 a.m. (Hawai'i time).  Visit the IB website to register and to see a list of upcoming webinar topics.

High School Students Redesign the Future

Redesigning Our Future is a five-day summer program for high school students, ages 14-17, interested in learning skills needed to create a sustainable world.  The program will take place from July 8 to 12 at Catawba College in Salisbury, North Carolina.  Students will work with college professors in areas such as writing, theater, history, botany, and zoology.  An early application discount is available until April 1.

Training Prepares for Visitations

Pacific Health Ministry (PHM) will offer a three-session lay visitation training for church members and pastors who want to become better prepared to visit church members at home and in hospitals. The sessions will be held April 12, April 26 and May 3, from 9 a.m. to noon, at United Church of Christ—Judd Street (467 North Judd Street).  There is no cost, but registration is required and space is limited.  Contact Janet at PHM by email at or by phone at 808-591-6556 to register.



Central Union Holds Spring Choral Concert

Central Union Church (1660 South Beretania Street, Honolulu) will hold a Spring Choral Concert on Sunday, April 13, 4 p.m., in the Sanctuary.  Performing will be the Central Union Chancel and Oratorio choirs and soloists.  For more information, call the church office at 808-941-0957.



Pastoral Changes

Jeff Glass began as Interim Minister of Church of the Pacific in Princeville, Kaua'i, on March 23.



Hilo Church Seeks Office Manager

Church of the Holy Cross is seeking a part-time Office Manager to produce bulletins, newsletter and worship materials, as well as to manage rentals and do accounting work.  For more information, contact Mary Olney-Loyd, Interim Pastor, by email at or by phone at 808-935-1283.

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