Fill out a Mission:1 Survey

The UCC Collegium of Officers is asking for feedback about the ways that individuals, churches and other groups participated in Mission:1. This is part of a larger evaluation to discern the impact of Mission:1 within the denomination as a whole. Click HERE to participate in the survey, which shouldn’t take more than 10-15 minutes to complete. Please complete the survey by February 15.


Register Now for Upcoming Events!

The deadline to register for the February Church Leaders Event and the March Clergy Retreat is Friday, February 3. Information about both events was sent to churches and pastors and can be viewed on the website through the links below:

Church Leaders Event, February 25, at Nu'uanu Congregational Church.  To register for the Church Leaders event, click HERE.

Hawai'i Conference Clergy Retreat, March 5-7, in Kailua-Kona.  To register for the Clergy Retreat, click HERE.

Tri-Isle Association 'Aha Makua

The Tri-Isle Association invites all Tri-Isle pastors and church members to the 'Aha Makua on Saturday, February 11, 10:30 a.m., at Iao United Church of Christ (2371 W. Vineyard Street, Wailuku). Ellen Caringer will present a workshop on families and communications, and the afternoon worship will include a Service of Recognition for newly licensed minister Youlida Yoruw.

Spring 'Aha Halawai

The Association of Hawaiian Evangelical Churches (AHEC) will hold its Spring 'Aha Halawai at Waiola Church (535 Wainee Street, Lahaina) on February 17 and 18. A Service of Recognition for newly licensed ministers Anela Rosa and Grale Chong will be held on February 17 as part of the two-day meeting. Registration deadline is Friday, February 3. Click HERE for more information. To register and pay online for the event, click HERE.

New on the Website

Click the links below to see what’s new on the website:

Alice Hunt, President of Chicago Theological Seminary, was recently in Hawai'i presenting educational opportunities for clergy and lay leaders. Pictures from her workshops are now posted on the website. Click HERE.

Wailuku Union Church celebrated this last Sunday, January 22, the 100th anniversary of the building of its current sanctuary. To view pictures, click HERE.

It’s Never too Late for Christmas!

If you missed it in December, click HERE to see “A Hawaiian Christmas,” a one-hour television special filmed at Kaumakapili Church, on demand through the Hawai'i Conference website. You can also listen to the radio broadcast through the Hawaiian News and Community Information website by clicking HERE or by scanning the QR code at right using your smart phone. 

Looking for Resources for a Summer Children’s Program?

Making a Village: A 5-day Summer Camp Curriculum for Peacemakers is a curriculum that originated 16 years ago at a UCC church in Oregon. The 150-page Making a Village manual provides daily lesson plans, materials for morning circle stories and songs, art projects and outdoor adventures. For information call Charles Busch at 541-996-4766, email, or click HERE


Pacific School of Religion Comes to Hawai'i

Pacific School of Religion is offering an opportunity to learn more about this UCC seminary, connect with others, and share resources. Vice President Kathi McShane will be at Church of the Crossroads (1212 University Avenue, Honolulu) on Friday, January 27, 6-8 p.m. You can reserve your place and find out more by contacting Katherine Kunz, Director of Alumni/ae Relations, at or 510-849-8216, or clicking HERE

View “Akua Ke Aloha” Stained Glass at Craigside

Comprising more than 5,000 pieces of hand-blown glass, “Akua Ke Aloha” (“God is Love”) is the stained-glass piece installed in the Solarium at 15 Craigside retirement community. The piece, created by artist and art professor David Behlke, will be dedicated on Saturday, January 28, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. To attend, call 15 Craigside at 808-523-7000.


Workshop on Communication and Deep Listening

Learn how to communicate clearly and connect deeply with others at Compassionate Communication & Deep Listening Workshops that will be offered free of charge at Church of the Crossroads (1212 University Avenue, Honolulu). An introductory event will be held on Saturday, January 28, 1-4 p.m. The course will be held every Tuesday, 7-9 p.m., from February 7 to May 8. For more information, contact Chris Miller at 808-255-3860 or,  or click HERE to see the flyer. 

Caregiver Support

“Wisdom & Compassion at the End of Life: A Buddhist Symposium” will explore Buddhist approaches and practices to facing and coping with the death of a loved one. The symposium will be held at Honpa Hongwanji Hawai'i Betsuin on Friday, March 9, and Saturday, March 10. For information and to register, click HERE.  

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