Clergy Retreat Features UCC President

John Dorhauer, General Minister and President of the United Church of Christ, will be the featured guest at the Annual Conference Clergy Retreat taking place from Monday, September 26, to Wednesday, September 28, at the Ala Moana Hotel in Honolulu.  The Rev. Dorhauer will lead a conversation on his book, Beyond Resistance.  Click HERE to download information or register online.

Campaign Raises Voice and Power of Disability Community

The American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) sponsors National Disability Voter Registration Week, a national campaign to increase the political power of people with disabilities and to raise recognition of the disability community.  Churches are encouraged to participate by using resources provided by AAPD.

Plan for Just Peace Sunday

The 30th General Synod called on the UCC to renew its witness as a Just Peace Church and to designate an annual “Just Peace Sunday.” On September 18, churches are invited to observe the first ever Just Peace Sunday by lamenting the tragic events of Orlando and giving witness to our identity as a Just Peace Church.

Churches Hold Annual Lu'au

  • Kaumakapili Church (766 N. King Street, Honolulu) holds its 45th Annual Benefit Lu'au this Saturday, July 16.  This year’s lu'au is a sit-down dinner starting at 5 p.m.  Tickets, at $40 each, can be purchased on the church's website, or call 808-845-0908. 
  • Lili'uokalani Protestant Church (66-090 Kamehameha Highway, Haleiwa) sponsors its 40th Annual Benefit Lu'au on Saturday, August 6.  Tickets are $20 for takeout (11 a.m.-2 p.m.) and $25 for sit down (1-4 p.m.).  To purchase tickets, call 808-637-9364.
  • UCC–Judd Street (467 N. Judd Street, Honolulu) will hold its 60th Annual Lu'au on Saturday, August 20.  Tickets are $25 each (takeout only) and can be purchased by calling 808-536-8418. 

Symposium Presents Letters of Ali‘i

A panel of scholars and students will talk about its work translating the letters of 35 different ali‘i between 1823 and 1887.  This symposium, “Letters From the Ali‘i,” is sponsored by Hawaiian Mission Houses Historic Site and Archives and will be held on Saturday, August 6, 2-3:30 p.m., at the Wo International Center on the Punahou School campus (1601 Punahou Street, Honolulu). 

Workshop Examines Cyber-Security

Protecting your computer and information from attack, damage or unauthorized access is the subject of a cyber-security workshop featuring Christopher Duque from the Honolulu Prosecutor’s Office.  The workshop will take place at Pearl City Community Church (933 Lehua Avenue, Pearl City) on Saturday, July 23, from 9 to 11 a.m., in the sanctuary. 


Manoa Interim Begins Ministry

Trina Zelle will serve as Interim Pastor of Manoa Valley Church starting this Sunday, July 17.  She is a Presbyterian Church (USA) pastor who was most recently executive director of the Presbyterian Health, Education and Welfare Association.


Manoa Valley Seeks After School Care Director

Manoa Valley Church is seeking a full-time Director for its After School Care program for children ages 5 to 12. Send cover letter and resume by email to by July 25.  For more information call 988-3271, ext. 205.

First Chinese Seeks Preschool Director

First Chinese Church of Christ Preschool is seeking a Preschool Director to lead the school and to transition it into a Mandarin/English bilingual preschool.  The ability to speak Mandarin is desirable but not necessary.  Send resume and statement of faith to
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