Race for the Cure: $10,000 and Pink Hair!

Hawai'i Conference Office staff, family members and friends are teaming up to fight breast cancer.  The team will participate in the Komen Race for the Cure, a 5 kilometer walk/run, to be held October 21 at Kapi'olani Park. Help reach their goal of $10,000 by sponsoring the team and making a donation.  Lori Yamashiro, captain of the UCC team and breast cancer survivor, promises that if the full amount is raised before race day, she will wear her hair pink for the race! To make a donation and see Lori with pink hair, click HERE.

New on the Website:

Fall Youth Camp: Fifty-two youth and thirteen adult leaders spent a memorable and fun four days at Camp Homelani last week. Click HERE for photos.

Service of Recognition of Licensing: Pictures from Clara Daog’s Service of Recognition, held September 29, are posted on the website.  Click HERE.

New issues of The Parish Paper: Feel free to copy and share these with your congregation as part of the Hawai'i Conference UCC subscription.

Woman’s Board Dedicates Book

The Woman’s Board of Missions for the Pacific Islands has reprinted Memoirs of Henry Obookiah and will hold a book launch, dedication and book signing on Thursday, October 18, 5-8 p.m., at the Hawaiian Mission Houses (553 S. King St., Honolulu).  Call Clara Priester at 808-791-5647 for information.  Space is limited and reservations are required.  Click HERE for the invitation.


Human Rights Activist Visits Hawai’i

Alfonso Roman, a human rights activist in Puerto Rico, will speak at the Hawai'i Pacific Islander and Asian American meeting tomorrow, October 11, 5:30 p.m., at Kalihi and Moanalua Church (1313 Kamehameha IV Rd.); and on Sunday, October 14, 6:30 p.m., at Honolulu Friends Meeting (Quaker Center, 2426 O'ahu Avenue, Manoa). Click HERE for more information about the October 14 presentation.
(Submitted by Julia Estrella, Hawaii PAAM)

Educational Seminar for Employers

The Hawai'i chapter of the Case Management Center of America invites employers to a seminar on the changes and impact anticipated with the Affordable Care Act.  The seminar will be held on Wednesday, October 31, 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., at the Japanese Cultural Center (2454 S. Beretania Street). Registration deadline is October 19. Click HERE for more information.
(Submitted by: Karen Kwock, Pearl City Community Church)

Lanakila Church Hosts Ukulele Making Workshop

Kenneth Makuakane, Hawai'i Conference Program Associate, will offer an ukulele making workshop at Lanakila Congregational Church in Kainaliu.  This free, two-day, two-part workshop will be held on Friday, November 9, from 6 to 8 p.m., and Saturday, November 10, from 9 to 11 a.m.  Contact Christine Nu'uhiwa at 808-791-5649 or cnuuhiwa@hcucc.org for more information or to register. Seating is limited.

Hawai'i Island to Reschedule 'Aha Mokupuni

The Hawai'i Island Association 'Aha Mokupuni, originally scheduled for November 10, has been canceled.  Information will be sent when a new date has been determined.

Taking Part in God’s Mission

Steve Bevans will be the keynote speaker at the Missional Church Convocation, sponsored by the Center for Parish Development, on July 25-27, 2013, in Chicago.  Steve, a Roman Catholic priest and former missionary in the Philippines, is Professor of Mission and Culture at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago and author of numerous books, including Prophetic Dialogue: Reflections on Christian Mission Today.  Click HERE for information and to register.


In Memory: Pastors of Conference Churches

Cynthia Allencastre, 76, Licensed Minister of Nahiku Hawaiian Church on Maui, died September 30.  Visitation and services will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, October 12, at Borthwick Norman’s Mortuary (Wailuku); and on Sunday, October 14, 10 a.m., at Nahiku Hawaiian Church.

Walter Baloaloa, 62, died September 30.  He was Pastor of Maui Evangelical Church for 39 years and was Supply Pastor at Pa'ia Hawaiian Protestant Church since 1985.  He also served on numerous Association and Conference boards and committees and was General Synod delegate in 2005 and 2007.  Services will take place on Sunday, October 14, at Ballard Family Mortuary (Kahului), visitation at 5 p.m., worship at 7 p.m.; and Monday, October 15, visitation at 9 a.m., worship at 10:30 a.m. at Maui Evangelical Church, followed by interment at 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park Cemetery (Wailuku).


Waiokeola Seeks Youth Leader

Waiokeola UCC is seeking a part-time Youth Leader. Duties may include teaching Sunday School for grades pre-K through 12 and assisting the Educational Program Coordinator with worship, events and programs. This part-time position pays $10 per hour. Send resume with three references to Tina Lining at liningt64@hotmail.com. For more information, call the church at 808-737-0541.

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