Conference Office Closes on Monday

The Conference Office will be closed on Monday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day.

UCC Offers Assistance after West Virginia Floods

Thousands of people are facing a prolonged cleanup effort following deadly and devastating storms that swamped much of West Virginia last week.  You can help provide financial assistance through gifts to the United Church of Christ’s Emergency USA Fund.  Future opportunities to volunteer can be found on the Disaster Ministries website

 Elna Boesak Discusses Gender-Based Violence

“Listen, They Weep…: The Many Faces and Places of Gender Violence Today” is the subject of a talk by Elna Boesak, who is a South African journalist, documentary filmmaker and doctoral candidate studying religion and gender.  She will speak at a public forum on Friday, July 8, 6-8:30 p.m., in the sanctuary of Church of the Crossroads (1212 University Avenue, Honolulu).

Training Prepares for Senior Care during Disasters

“Natural Disaster Awareness for Caregivers of Senior Citizens” is a two-part training to be held Friday and Saturday, July 29 and 30, from 9 to 11 a.m. both days, at First Chinese Church of Christ (1054 South King Street, Honolulu) in the multipurpose room.  To register call 808-988-2286 or email

Bonhoeffer and Preaching Are Maui Course Topics

Allan Boesak, Desmond Tutu Chair of Peace, Global Justice and Reconciliation Studies at Butler University and Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis, will present a lecture and discussion on Friday and Saturday, July 22 and 23, at Keawala'i Congregational Church (5300 Makena Road, Makena, Maui).  Registration deadline is July 8.  For information, call 703-981-8666 or email

Leadership Conference Develops Needed Church Skills

National Church Leadership Institute 2016 helps clergy and lay leaders develop effective leadership skills in an age of rapid change.  This conference, sponsored by the Center for Progressive Renewal, will be held August 9-11 near Atlanta, Georgia.  Scholarships are available to UCC members and clergy.  Information on this and other continuing education courses can be found on the Learning Opportunities page of the Hawai'i Conference website.

Hanapepe UCC Hosts Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser

Hanapepe United Church of Christ (4481 Kona Road, Hanapepe, Kaua'i) will hold its Annual Pancake Breakfast fundraiser on Saturday, July 30, 7-10 a.m.  For tickets call 808-332-8451.


In Memory: Lloyd Young

Retired minister Lloyd Young died April 7 at the age of 82. He was ordained in 1972 and served Central Union Church, Imiola Congregational Church in Waimea, Hawai'i, as well as churches in Montana, Colorado, Washington, Nevada and Maine.  His family includes wife Leah and daughter Cynthia.  Private services were held.

Pastor Installed at Waiokeola

Jonathan Pak was installed as Pastor of Waiokeola Congregational Church last Sunday, June 26.  View photos from the installation service.

Pastoral Transitions

  • Bill Hawk begins as Interim Minister of Hokuloa UCC, Puako, Hawai'i, on July 1.  He is a retired UCC minister from the Montana-Northern Wyoming Conference.
  • Sharon Inake will serve as a part-time interim pastor at Lili'uokalani Protestant Church for six months beginning this Sunday, July 3.


Job Openings at UCC National

The national offices of the United Church of Christ is seeking an Accounts Payable Processor and a Minister for Racial Justice.  For more information, click HERE.
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