Download 'Aha Pae'aina Handbooks; Late Registration Closes Friday

  • Handbooks for the 'Aha Pae'aina can be viewed and downloaded from the Hawai'i Conference website.  Delegates and visitors should print out or download files prior to the 'Aha since hard copies will not be printed prior to or available at the 'Aha. 
  • Late registration for the 2016 'Aha Pae'aina is open through this Friday, May 20.  A $30 late fee will be applied to 'Aha Makua registrations.  Registration is also available online for the 'Aha Iki.

View Tri-Isle Photos on Website

Tri-Isle Association churches gathered for their Spring 'Aha Mokupuni last Saturday, May 14, at Wailuku Union Church.  The Association received UCC Pohnpei Maui as a church in full standing and commissioned youth going to this summer’s National Youth Event. 

UCC Offers Media Branding Tools

As part of an initiative to energize its brand, the UCC is offering to churches the Stillspeaking 2.0 Toolkit to communicate more effectively via social and traditional media.  The toolkit contains free graphics that can be used in social media, websites or print.

Workshop Offers Resources for Disaster

During a recent workshop at the Hawai'i Conference Office, Zach Wolgemuth, Executive for UCC Disaster Ministries, spoke about and provided disaster response and recovery resources. These resources can help churches play an active role in their communities before and after a disaster strikes.

Newsletter Highlights Refugee Ministries

“Refugee Accompaniment Newsletter” is an online resource for keeping abreast of refugee ministries in the United Church of Christ. Sign up to receive monthly updates about the refugee situation in the U.S. and globally.

Small Churches Can Apply for FLEX Grants

The Hawai'i Community Foundation provides FLEX grants for high-performing non-profits that enable them to continue their efforts and grow their impact in the community.  Churches with operating budgets of no more than $250,000 are eligible to apply.  Applications are due by June 1.

Crossroads Church Offers $1 Chairs

Church of the Crossroads has 45 upholstered, stackable chairs available at $1 each. They are used but still sturdy and strong.  For information call 949-2220.

Nu'uanu Church Reprints Cookbook

Limited reprints of Itadakimasu I, the centennial cookbook by the Women of Nu'uanu Congregational Church, are available at $12 each.  Call 595-3935 for more information and to order.


Kaua'i Learns Successful Church Fundraising

Alan Akana, Pastor of Koloa Union Church, will present “Fundamentals for Successful Church Fundraising,” a workshop that will be part of the upcoming Kaua'i Association meeting on Tuesday, May 24, 6 p.m. at Lihu'e Christian Church (2943 Kress Street, Lihu'e).

Pearl City Holds Breakfast Fundraiser

Pearl City Community Church (933 Lehua Avenue, Pearl City) will hold its Annual Big Breakfast event, “A Taste of Touch a Heart,” on Saturday, May 28, 8-10 a.m.  Suggested donation is $3 per ticket.  For information and to purchase tickets, call 808-455-4148 before May 23.
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