Conference Office Closed Next Monday

The Conference Office will be closed next Monday, February 20, in observance of Presidents’ Day.
 

Leaders Event Registration Closes Friday

The deadline to register for the Church Leaders Event (taking place February 25) is this Friday, February 17.  Click HERE to download the information and registration form.  Click HERE to register and pay online.
 

Sign Up to Receive Lenten Carbon Fast Devotions

Looking to give up something for Lent?  Try a carbon fast.  When you sign up, you will receive a daily email beginning Ash Wednesday, March 1, until Easter Sunday, April 16, with a suggestion for reducing the amount of carbon you put into the air. Click HERE to sign up.
 

Easter Sunrise Service Features Central Union Pastor

Brandon Duran, Associate Pastor of Central Union Church, will be the preacher at the Easter Sunrise Service at Punchbowl, Sunday, April 16, starting at 6:15 a.m. (gate opens at 4:30 a.m.).  This annual ecumenical service, now in its 116th year, is sponsored by the Hawai'i Council of Churches, which includes the Hawai'i Conference UCC.
 

Start Planning for Lent and Easter

Lent and Easter resources, as well as a listing of Lenten and Holy Week events, can be found on the Hawai'i Conference website.  Click HERE to send an email with your church’s event to be posted on the website.
 

Churches: Send in Yearbook Forms

Information and instructions on submitting information for the UCC Yearbook were previously sent to churches.  Deadline for submitting information is March 1.  Contact Lori Yamashiro at lyamashiro@hcucc.org or at 808-791-5645 if you have questions.
 

Insurance Board Offers Free Webinars

What is the Right Background Check? Best Practices in Screening for Your Church” is the topic of the next Insurance Board (IB) webinar on Wednesday, March 8, 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. 
 

Liturgy Accompanies Women’s Week

The United Church of Christ has compiled worship resources for churches observing Women’s Week, March 5-11. The observance coincides with International Women’s Day on March 8.
 

Ecumenical Gathering Promotes Advocacy 

Each year thousands of Christians gather for worship, prayer, networking and advocacy training at Ecumenical Advocacy Days in Washington, D.C. “Confronting Chaos, Forging Community” is the theme of this year's gathering to be held April 21-24, culminating with a lobby day at Capitol Hill.
 

EVENTS

Kawaiaha'o Hosts California Youth Choir

Oakland Interfaith Youth Choir will present a free concert at Kawaiaha'o Church (957 Punchbowl Street, Honolulu) on Sunday, February 19, at 4 p.m.
 

Get Tips and Answers about Memory Care

Rae Weightman of the Plaza Assisted Living will discuss “Memory Care” in a free presentation at Manoa Valley Church (2728 Huapala Street, Honolulu) on Monday, February 20, 9 a.m. 
 

Symposium Examines Ali'i Letters

Letters From the Ali'i: Process and Product” is a symposium discussing the work of scholars and students who translated the letters of 39 different ali'i, or high ranking Hawaiians.  Many of these letters, written between 1823 and 1887, are part of the Hawaiian Evangelical Association (now Hawai'i Conference) collection in the Mission Houses Museum and Library.  The symposium will be held February 21, 7-9 p.m., at Ululani Hale at the Kamehameha Schools Kapalama Campus (1887 Makuakane Street, Honolulu).
 

Lili'uokalani Church Holds Kalua Pig Fundraiser

Lili'uokalani Protestant Church (66-090 Kamehameha Highway, Haleiwa) will hold its annual Kalua Pig Fundraiser on Saturday, March 11, with pick-up from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Tickets for one pound of kalua pig are $8 each and can be purchased by calling 808-637-9364.
 

PEOPLE

David Kieffer will begin as Interim Pastor at Church of the Crossroads in Honolulu on February 19.  He was most recently interim at Lihue Christian Church.
 

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Waipahu UCC is seeking a choir director.  Call 808-677-3317 for information.
 
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